Letter from Roger Nash Baldwin to Maurice Goldstein (March 11, 1918)

Date

1918-03-11

Title

Letter from Roger Nash Baldwin to Maurice Goldstein (March 11, 1918)

Date

1918-03-11

Coverage

Camp Upton (NY)

Creator

Baldwin, Roger Nash

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

Identifier

CDGA.NYBLA-108

Transcription

March 11, 1918

Mr. Maurice Goldstein, Co. A. 308th Inf., Camp Upton, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Goldstein:-

In reply to yours of March 8th, I can only say that the recognition of conscientious objection by the military officers depends entirely upon the stand a man takes himself. The fact that a man submits to military discipline, even when accompanied by brutality, should ordinarily indicate to military officers that the conscientious objection is not serious enough to interfere with the training of a soldier. It is of course obvious to you that the military authorities will make every effort to train all drafted men, and that it is their duty to do so. You can gain recognition only by making clear your position to your superior officers.

RNB.RB

Citation

Baldwin, Roger Nash, “Letter from Roger Nash Baldwin to Maurice Goldstein (March 11, 1918),” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed November 15, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/340.

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