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United States District Attorney Fred Robertson of Kansas City (Wyandotte County) writes to Charles H. Sessions, secretary to Governor Arthur Capper, of Topeka (Shawnee County). The letter regards Session's request to send government agents to Wilson (Ellsworth County) to apprehend suspected German sympathizers. During WWI, the Governor's office occasionally contacted the United States District Attorney's office in Kansas City regarding concerns over suspected pro-German elements in local communities, usually at the request of local residents.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: July 9, 1917

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Robertson's letter to Sessions helps students understand the level of fear that was dominant throughout the country, including Kansas, after America's entry in the World War I. In particular, the letter can be used to help students understand the concerns many Kansans had regarding the existence of pro-German sympathizers in the state.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 207797
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Alphabetical File Box 36 Folder 11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207797

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