John Lord O'Brian to Lee S. Overman

Identifier

TI00148

Description

Requesting publication of the President's recent speech on mob violence so it might be distributed throughout the country.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #72

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

Honorable L. S. Overman,
United States Senate.

My Dear Senator:

The recent address of the President, urging observance of the law in the interest of sanity and patriotism, is regarded by this Department as a most important public utterance, and it is the view of this Department that copies of this particular address should be circulated as widely as possible particularly through the channels of the Department of Justice.

In the absence of the Attorney General from the city, and knowing that such action will meet with his approval, I write to ask whether it would not be possible for you to secure the publication of this address as a Congressional document, in sufficient volume so that a large number of these pamphlets might then be obtained by the Department of Justice for distribution throughout the country?

Respectfully,
For the Attorney General,
(Signed) John Lord O'Brian
The Special Assistant to the Attorney General
for War Work.

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100148.pdf

Citation

O'Brian, John Lord, 1874-1973, “John Lord O'Brian to Lee S. Overman,” 1918 August 7, TI00148, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.