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E.H. Reed to the American Civil Liberties Union

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Creator: Reed, E.H.

Date: June 1, 1942

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's records, Ratner, Correspondence, Box 15

Unit ID: 216558

Summary: Letter from E.H. Reed of Hutchinson, Kansas, to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City. The letter is regarding the case of Frank U. Martin, who was arrested for violating the Selective Service Draft Act. Martin, a Jehovah's Witness minister, objected to military service and repeatedly protested the Selective Service's attempts to draft him into the U.S. military. Reed's letter details the difficulties conscientious objectors faced as they tried to remain true to their religious beliefs in an atmosphere that strongly encouraged participation in the war effort.

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