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In this letter to Secretary of War Newton Baker, Governor Arthur Capper explains that "every American soldier not urgently needed abroad" should be sent back to the U.S. as soon as possible in order to help ease the shortage of farmers throughout the country. A precursor of later efforts to secure benefits for returning soldiers, Capper's work during World War I helped lay part of the foundation for the G.I.Bill and other legislation during World War II.

Date: November 27, 1918

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Item Number: 217546
Call Number: Arthur Capper Coll. #12, Box 16 Folder 80
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217546

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