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Letters between Juney Thompson and John H. Bankhead.

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. Writing from Siluria, Alabama on May 9, 1917, in the first letter, Thompson asks if an employee on her farm may be excused from the draft. In the second letter, written May 14, Bankhead advises the young man to explain his situation to the local draft board when he is called to register. The Selective Service Act, which required men from ages twenty-one to thirty to register for military service, was passed in May 1917. At the time these letters were written, Bankhead was representing Alabama in the United States Senate.

Creator: John Hollis Bankhead
Date: May 1917
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Correspondence

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