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RG 13, series A-2, vol. 225, file 1918-1582

RG 13, series A-2, vol. 225, file 1918-1582
Letter from J.H. Rivers, Warden Lethbridge Provincial Gaol to the Deputy Minister of Justice, 6 July 1918
Although many Canadians were not as extreme in their opinion of conscientious objectors as this prison warden, the stereotypes expressed in this letter would not have been uncommon at the time. The final handwritten paragraph is perhaps the most telling, as the warden requests the removal of conscientious objectors from his prison and for the Dominion Government to stop "any more of this Kind from coming to a respectable jail."

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RG 13, series A-2, vol. 225, file 1918-1582

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