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Letter 1918 from David Eichel to ____ Langman
This is as briefly as I can make the salient features of the inquest. There was a single man who consented to accept farm work. One Quaker accepted Friends Reconstruction work.
Remember me to E.F. I hope he will pardon me for not writing to him personally.
Numerous regards from the boys to you & E.
- As ever
I understand the commission is misrepresenting the offer to the radicals minds at large. To them this imparts [?] the impression that we are to be furloughed as civilians, but to us the offer is made as soldiers, at soldiers pay and subject to military rule and all is [illegible word] and rules of discipline. You retain your status of civilian only in so far as you may wear civilian clothes. They are attempting to create the impression that we are stubborn and obstinate, unappreciative of the administration efforts at conciliation and fairness. You can imagine how much you are clothed [?] in civilian [?] status if you consider that one of our men