In the first letter, written April 11, 1917, Lee suggests that United States should build its army through volunteers first, and use conscription only to fill out the lower ranks: "Many a man will volunteer when he would feel disgraced to be...
In the message Lay supports Bankhead's stance against conscription. He suggests that an increase in pay for soldiers will encourage more men to volunteer for service: "Increase the pay for volunteers to serve in Europe to four or five times the...
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