Letter August 9, 1918 from Harry L. to David Eichel

Date

1918-08-09

Title

Letter August 9, 1918 from Harry L. to David Eichel

Date

1918-08-09

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Creator

Harry L.

Source

DG 131: Eichel Family Records

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

jpeg/image

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

HarryLToDavidOrJulius1918August9

Transcription

Letter to David Eichel or Julius Eichel

[August 9, 1918]

35 W. 61st STREET, NEW YORK CITY

My dear Eichel:

I want to thank you for your interesting letter. I can appreciate your uneasiness. You may be assured that I and others like me are heartily with you in spirit - corporeally [?] if necessary.

I read about your brother. The news is painful, but not hopeless. I expect a radical change of sentiment after the war.

As to myself, my living for the past four months has been intense. Conditions at the ocean were not the most edifying. The result is that I have resigned my position as Chief Statistician, and have severed connections; with the company. I am now taking a much needed vacation, and expect to have my faculties in normal working order in a short while.

Edward T.F. is still without a position, though he has hopes of locating himself somewhere in the near future. You doubtless appreciate his difficulty in this connection.

Write me whenever you get a chance. I shall do likewise. You have the best wishes of Edward and myself. Remember us to the other boys.

Sincerely,
Harry L.

Citation

Harry L., “Letter August 9, 1918 from Harry L. to David Eichel ,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed November 25, 2020, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/27.

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