Letter July 19, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents

Date

1918-07-19

Title

Letter July 19, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents

Date

1918-07-19

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

[July 19, 1918]

Dear folks:

Everything fine here. We are being treated wonderfully well. A piano has been procured for our entertainment. We take our usual walks and have all the privileges we had at Upton. There is a fairly large town, right near the camps, wherein one can procure anything he desires, such as toilet articles, fruits etc. So you see I am not at all isolated.

The Board of Inquiry interviewed us again today. I was among those declared sincere and hence the board is willing to recommend me for farm-work. Of course, I refused, as did all but one of the others. I can accept nothing under dictation. All the men who refused did so because they objected to being conscripted to any kind of work.

We have a strict mail censorship here. We were warned about it by the serg't and the suggestion was made that we make our friends aware of it so that they may write accordingly.

Regards and love to all.

Dave

address

Co. A, 1st Casual Battalion Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

Citation

Eichel, David, “Letter July 19, 1918 from David Eichel to Parents,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed August 1, 2021, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/43.

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