Letter October 4, 1919 from Lee Ustick to David Eichel




Letter October 4, 1919 from Lee Ustick to David Eichel




WWI conscientious objection / objectors


Ustick, Lee


Swarthmore College Peace Collection


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[October 4, 1919]

Mr. David Eichel
262 Stanton St
New York City

My dear Mr. Eichel:

We wrote you on Sept 6 asking for information which we thought you could give us concerning Conscientious Objectors. As I said at that time Mr. Norman Thomas and I are in quest of information regarding the camps men were assigned to, the treatment they received there, at the hands of the officials and at the hands of men not C O’s; the treatment which other men whom they personally have known, have received. Our object as you know is to prepare a book which shall put before the public the main facts about the C O’s in this country.

In order to proceed with the writing of this book, it is necessary that we should have as full information on the subject as possible. You will be helping the cause appreciably if you will send in at once any information which you feel might be of use to us. We should also like to have data concerning the examination of C O’s by the Board of Inquiry – that is to say, whether they received sympathetic treatment from the Board and whether they felt that they were given a fair chance to explain their position before the Board.

Please do not delay, as we want to get the writing of the book under way as quickly as possible.

Sincerely yours
W. Lee Ustick
per T.[?] K.


Ustick, Lee, “Letter October 4, 1919 from Lee Ustick to David Eichel ,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed September 21, 2021, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/32.

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