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 first letter, written April 19, 1917, More tells Bankhead that citizens in River Falls support President Wilson's selective service legislation, and he suggests that most voters in Alabama feel the same way. In the second letter, written...
In the first letter, written April 9, 1917, Burgess discusses a proposed bill promoting "compulsory or universal military training" for men ages eighteen to twenty-five. He asks Bankhead to have the bill amended to lower the age of eligibility: "To...
In the first letter, written April 23, 1917, May asks Bankhead to support the proposed selective service legislation rather than relying on volunteers to fill the ranks: "If...it is left up to the people of this country to volunteer to win this...
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