Madam Rosika Schwimmer
2 West 83rd Street,
New York City
Dear Madam Schwimmer:
Your letter of May 1st, enclosing the letter you received, dated April 11th, from the Department of Health was duly received.
From the facts set forth in that letter, in my opinion, the condition of your apartment is such that it amounts to a constructive conviction and you can remove therefrom. I would suggest, however, that you write your landlord a letter that unless your premises are repaired within the next ten days you will remove therefrom, because you find it impossible to live in an apartment where the sanitary conditions are such as those which exist in your apartment.
You can compel the landlord to make the necessary repairs by bringing action to bear on the Tenement House Department who will bring a suit for that purpose.
Trusting you will find this information satisfactory, I am
Very truly yours,
Albert E. Kane
New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. Rosika Schwimmer Papers, Box 178.