Yours for liberty from rum,
J. G. Adams.
Old Soldier’s Home, Leavenworth, Kan., February
14, 1901.—Mrs. Carrie Nation:—As
I have read of your grand success in Topeka, and elsewhere
I wish to congratulate. For God’s sake come
to the Soldier’s Home and save the Old Veterans.
Bring your hatchet along and clear out the Canteen
in the Home. Congress recently passed a law for
all Canteens to be closed on United States reservations,
the officials of the Home claim the law does not apply
to the Old Soldiers’ Home. Last year the
officials of the Home were very anxious to have the
saloons closed in the Klondike near the Home, for
the protection of the Veterans; as it did not bring
the revenue into the Home, we are to be paid in one
week. Come at once and close the joint in the
Home. Over 70 half-barrels of beer are sold
in on day at the Home after Pension day.
Respectfully, old soldier.
Indianapolis, Ind.—“Mrs. Carrie Nation, Wichita, Kan:—As a preface I feel it my duty to extend to you my sincere apology for encroaching these lines for your consideration during the trying hours of your incarceration, but as the purport of my letter undoubtedly differs, materially in text, from the countless hundreds you have received, I feel assured that the sentiment involved, originated as it has, solely from the spirit and intrepid aggressiveness you have exploited in the suppression of that paramount curse of mankind, Drink! will, in a measure, justify you in condoning these lines.