In the first letter, written January 10, 1916, Statham gives support for the British blockade in Europe, which allowed the United States to trade only with Allied powers: "But you know if it was not for the Great English Navy our farmers would not...
In the first letter, written January 25, 1916, the men urge Bankhead to work to keep the United States out of the war, though they support the fortification of coastal cities: "Vote for the bills to stop Americans from traveling on beligrent vesels...
In the first letter, written January 3, 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes ask Bankhead not to support the proposed selective service legislation, "which the jingoes and newspapers are urging upon Congress". In the second letter, written January 6, Bankhead...
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