LetterToDavidCaplovitz

Date

1919-12-04

Title

LetterToDavidCaplovitz

Date

1919-12-04

Description

letter in response to Mr. Caplovitz's request for Philip's release

Subject

release from prison date for WWI C.O.

Coverage

Ft. Douglas, Utah

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

letter

Identifier

LetterToCaplovitzDec4th1919.tif

Transcription

AG201 (Caplovitz, Philip) Gen. Pris. Sec. JAP/gm.

December 4, 1919

Mr. David Caplovitz 103 Plymouth St., New Haven, Conn.

Dear Sir:

Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of November 29th, addressed to the Secretary of War, and referred to this office for reply.

In this you ask why your son, Philip Caplovitz, has not been released. It may be well to advise you that the only work required of prisoners at the War Prison Barracks, Fort Douglas, Utah, is that which is considered by the Commandant as necessary for their own up-keep and maintenance. Your son with others, has taken the attitude that they and not the Commandant are the ones to decide what work is necessary for their own up-keep.

Those prisoners who have accepted the other and proper rule and abide by the regulations made by the Commandant have in practically every case received favorable recommendation. If you choose to do so, it may be well for you to advise your son that as long as he maintains his present attitude he renders recommendation for clemency very difficult.

Very respectfully,

Citation

“LetterToDavidCaplovitz,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed September 22, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1183.

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