In the letter Burgess discusses the financial situation of Lucy Audubon, the widow of naturalist John Audubon; Lucy's two sons have also died recently: "Three widows and their families suddenly left without a single male relation seventeen years of...
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...
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