Letter September 22, 1920 from White House to Nevin Sayre

Date

1920-09-22

Title

Letter September 22, 1920 from White House to Nevin Sayre

Date

1920-09-22

Description

letter re: condition of Ricardo Flores Magon [probably not a C.O.]

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Creator

Tumulty, J.P. (Secretary to President Woodrow Wilson)

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Contributor

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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Language

English

Type

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Transcription

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON

September 22, 1920

Dear Mr. Sayre:

The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of September 4th and to send you for your information the enclosed copy of a report from the Acting Attorney General with reference to the physical condition of Ricardo Flores Magon.

Sincerely yours,

J.P. Tumulty

Secretary to the President

Mr. John Nevin Sayre,

Katonah, N.Y.

Enclosure

[attachment]

COPY

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

WASHINGTON, D.C.

September 18, 1920

Dear Mr. Tumulty:

Supplementing my letter of September 10th, relative to the physical condition of Ricardo Flores Magon, the Prison Physician reports that the prisoner has immature cataracts in both eyes, with vision of 10/200, now corrected by glasses to 20/100, which makes it possible for him to read course print without serious difficulty. He says the cataracts are not as yet sufficiently advanced to secure the most favorable results by operation.

With respect to Magon’s general physical condition, the physician says it is very fair; that his nervous system is good; urine analysis shows nothing abnormal; blood pressure slightly low; his heart and other organs normal, and his mentality properly active. He says that while the prisoner is slightly anemic, he is not enough so to make it a matter of consequence. He says that the prisoner is a man of intelligence, and is standing confinement as well as the average inmate, which is very well.

Sincerely yours,

Wm. L. Frierson,

Acting Attorney General.

Hon. Joseph P. Tumulty,

Secretary to the President,

The White House.

Citation

Tumulty, J.P. (Secretary to President Woodrow Wilson), “Letter September 22, 1920 from White House to Nevin Sayre,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed October 19, 2020, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1711.

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