Letter June 4, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

1918-06-04

Title

Letter June 4, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

1918-06-04

Description

Reflections about being a WWI C.O.

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Coverage

United States

Creator

Thomas, Evan

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/tif

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918June4thToVioletFromEvanPage01.tif
CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918June4thToVioletFromEvanPage02.tif

Transcription

June 4, 1918

Dear Violet:-
Your letter & Norman’s & three of the chicks just arrived. I wrote you last night but said little or nothing about the War Department order re C.Os. I think that nothing can be decided about that until we hear the statements of the Commission & find out what the real position of the C.O. is under the new order. If a furlough means that we are still members of the army & counted as such I am not sure about it. All depends on the interpretation of the order. Nothing has been said to us here. Tell Norman not to bother about coming out unless he has ample time & please don’t have him bother about more books or the sugar. I would like the 2nd vol. of Morley but that is all.

Thanks for your letter. I would like to see you of course but don’t think you better try this trip. The impression here is that we will be sent to Fort Leavenworth before the Commission see us but

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none of us knows any more than do you, perhaps not as much.

Love to all
Evan

Citation

Thomas, Evan, “Letter June 4, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas ,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed December 13, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1628.

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