Telegram November 9, 1919 from Jules Wortsmann to Secretary of War Newton Baker

Date

1919-11-19

Title

Telegram November 9, 1919 from Jules Wortsmann to Secretary of War Newton Baker

Date

1919-11-19

Description

telegram inquiring about C.O. Jacob Rose

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objector

Coverage

United States

Creator

Wortsmann, Jules

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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Language

English

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text

Transcription

COPY TELEGRAM

Nov. 9, 1919

Hon. Newton D Baker,

Secretary of War,

Washington, D.C.

Received further information that Jacob Rose, a conscientious objector, in hospital, at Ft. Douglas, has been nineteen days with inadequate medical attention. His condition is serious. Despite your authorization, Maj. Beers refuses admission to Doctor of Rose’s choice. This I the face of denial of such conditions by Genl. Harris and Col. Penn is alarming. If this results in a repetition of Burke’s case it will be because you have failed to take proper action. We expect you to issue definite orders for prompt relief.

Jules Wortsmann.

Citation

Wortsmann, Jules, “Telegram November 9, 1919 from Jules Wortsmann to Secretary of War Newton Baker,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed October 19, 2020, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1730.

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