Letter August 27, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents

Date

1918-08-27

Title

Letter August 27, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents

Date

1918-08-27

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Creator

Eichel, David

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.

Language

English

Type

text

Transcription

[August 27, 1918] Letter #13

Fort Riley
Kansas, Aug 27

Dear Folks:-

I received Phil's letter of the 22nd and apparently it contradicts the statements contained in Hill's letter. Phil says in response to a telephone message to Fort Jay, he was told that Julius is still behaving poorly and hence cannot be seen. On the other hand Will says that you received two passes to see Julius. Which is which?

Again allow me to assure you that tho Julius' position is painful to you, it is by no means hopeless. Remember it is only thru a

hard road that he can at last arrive on the easy path. Remember also that he would do nothing to needlessly give himself trouble unless he was absolutely forced to do so, thru conscience and common sense. To worry about him is needless and can do you nor him, no good whatsoever.

Personally, I am getting along pretty well - and I hope you are not too much concerned about me.

Nothing interesting to write you. I have written Sam, Ornstein[?] & others, while I was still in Leavenworth. If you see them ask them whether they received word from me. Kindest and fondest regards to all.

Dave.

Citation

Eichel, David, “Letter August 27, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents ,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed August 1, 2021, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/41.

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