Microfilm Reel 286, File 543, "Lynching"

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All the microfilm scans from the file number 543, "Lynching," on reel 286 from the Executive Office files of the Woodrow Wilson Papers, series 4 in the Library of Congress finding aid.

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Aug. 10, 1918.

Dear Mr. Tumulty:

I beg to hand you herewith a letter which has come to me. This letter has been sent by Dr. H. H. Prector, Pastor

of the First Congregational Church of Alanta, &a.

Kindly at your convenience send him proper acknowledgment.

Yours very truly,

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Office of the Secretary of Var, Roon 131.

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Mr. Joseph P. Tumulty, The White House,

Washington, D.C.

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July 28, 1818

My dear Mr. Scott:

I am sending you herewith resolutions of approval adopted by this church and congregation tonight concerning President Wilson's recent appeal for law and order. It is our request that you present this to the President in person.

Deeply appreciating your cooperation, I am Youre very truly,

Sstrocdor HIPTEIC Mr. Domett J. Scott, Special Asst.

War Department

Washington, D. C.

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Fonad (Rev Henry II Proctor Il Pastora IMO1ESOPI. TLE IESTI Or Me Sn Office of the Church

Allanta. Ga.

July 28, 1919

Hon. Woodrew Wilson President of the United States Washington, D. C.

Mr. President: We, the members and friends of the First Congregational Church

of Atlanta in worship assembled Sunday evening, July 28, 1918, have

just listened to the reading of your recent address to the country on the mob spirit. We regard this the most significant expression

eminating from the White House since Lincoln wrote his Bnancipation Proclamation. We thank you, praise God and take courage. If the people of our country will lay to heart this burning mes-

sage coming straight from the heart of the world's foremost champion of democracy it will remove the disgrace of democracy from our land

and give proof of our sincerity in our effort to carry freedom to the world. We trust, therefore, that your sentiments will be crystalized

into law by the passage of bills now pending before Congrese and State

Legislatures for the removal of what you term this disgraceful evil.+ We are grateful for the strong efforts put forth by leading pa-

pers of the South and other forces against this evil, and trust they will continue to do so and carry your message to every part of our land. Your noble message will bring a new sense of contentment to the

colored people, inspire them to greater industry and impart a new

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spirit of morale to their soldiers fighting the mob spirit across the sea.

We call upon every colored man and woman in the land to be careful to abstain from every form of evil so as to give no occasion for the outbreak of the mob spirit.

We further call upon our people to cooperate with new zeal in every part of the war program to the end that the spirit of injustice may be removed from the face of the earth, both at home and abroad.

And now may the God of battles that hovered over Washington and Lincoln guard and guide you that in his own time and way the feet of the nation may be led into the way of peace.

(Signed) J. B. Greenwood, Williams Wilkins, P. A. Allen, A. F. Herndon, John Bozeman, H. H. Proctor, Committee.

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HOSORARY PEESIDESTDI

PAESIDENT

MISS ELILABETHC. CARTER

Organiser, Miss RORERTA S. DUNRAR.

VicE PAESIDENTS

Mas. H. SIIONE ANDERSON, Newport, R.1. Mas. EIIEARETH BAENT.

Ma. CuLTS CUznin, Hiiburm, N. V.

PON GOO AND HUMEMIV

New Bedford, Mass.

Miss S. ELLA WIISON, Worcester, Mass.

MrS. ALICE W. SeaY, Brooklyn, N. V.

Northeastern Federation

New Haven, Conn.

MAS. SUSTE WILKERSON, New Vork, N.V.

Mas. MARY WILLLAMS,

Orange, N.J. Mas. ANNAREL P. DERRY, Philadelphia, Pa.

Cn.Ex. BOARD, Miss ManY E. JacksON, Providence, R.

of Womens Clubs Organtred in Boston, Mass, June 1886

Prortience, N. 1. Recording SeCj. Mas. SUSIE I. AnOs How Haren, Conn.

Assisl. Secj, Mrs. MAAYCambridge, D. GARDINER, Mass.

Fin. Secy, Miss ELIEABETH A. MICEENS, Vonkers, N.V.

Treasurer, Mas. MARY JONES TAVLOR, Now Haven, Conn.

Chaptain, Rev. FiORENCE RANDOIPH. Somr Crt s Editor, Northeastern Journal Mrs.

Miar Mosii Carns Germantown, Pa.

Supprindg of Lyaching, Mrs. M.C. Staion, at veres J Soden Se

Cambridge Ta Angugt 12 8 Yon Wordrow Wilson.

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President of the Unitest States

The White Houge

Mr Presiolent.-

Washington, W.C.

In behalf of the Northeastern Federation of

fromeris Clubs and their department of the Inpres= sron of Legnching I wute to thank you for publicn

by denmacing lynching and mobviolence.

At Clast you put into practice what we

all have importiuned you to do long ago. Leet us trust my dear oor that you have not deferred to lorg for good results to come from the same.

The day after your memorable appeal

a bynching took place in Sexas of a Negro on the

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