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A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper

A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper
Creator: Sleeper, A.R.
Date: August 20, 1943
A letter from A.R. Sleeper of Iola, Kansas, to Kansas Senator Arthur Capper in Topeka. Sleeper, a member of the Allen County Selective Service Board, asks that the operation of Selective Service be reviewed by Congress. He states that there are not enough men left in the county to run the farms, businesses, and factories that drafted men had once filled and that action should be taken to fix this problem.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: August 12, 1862
This letter, written by Leigh R. Webber from Gibson County, West Tennessee, was addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber discussed insubordination among the troops. He also expressed his opinions on the political situation in the South and conflicting views on slavery. Webber described camp life and the role of individual black army staff. The final portion of his letter said that the draft would soon begin in Kansas.


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