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Letter September 29, 1918 from David Eichel to Sibyl ____
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I must tell you Sibyl that all your efforts at persuading me to accept some offer are futile. I am grateful to you, tho. I have searched for a single sentence telling me that my attitude is wrong. It is apparent to me that you are prompted by pure consideration for my personal welfare, and I must say that you flatter me highly. Every argument you present is from the standpoint of praticability and expediency. Even farm work you say is an opportunity. But I intend to see this business thru come what may.
I am glad you for so much pleasure from your work on the farm. Again I must say that I even hate the word farming. I guess my aversion towards it is natural. But that is not the cause of my rejecting the farm furlough offer. It is the principle of compulsion and conscription that I am opposed to. I will do nothing under dictation.
Am I right is concluding that you are back at the Met [?]?
Thanks for your information about Ed. I do not hear from him directly.
Camp Funston, Kans.
% Military Police Guard House.
P.S. Have you read Ellen N. LaMotte's "The Backwash of War."?