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    [World War I]. John Philip Hill's Diary for 1917 and 1919. Clothbound boards, 368 pages, 6" x 9", with his initials on the top board. The first half of the diary is filled with entries made in 1917, and the second half is re-purposed and used for the year 1919. The 1917 entries note meetings with important people and US entry into World War I. Brief sample entries as follows: "[Jan 25] At 1PM went on B&O to Washington with delegation from Md Defense League & deliv memorial for Universal Military Service to President = at Executive office 230 & 'snubbed ' by President who practically declared against universal service... [Feb 3] President broke all Diplomatic Relations with Germany today..." Hill enlisted and served as a major and lieutenant colonel during the War, and served until May 9, 1919. He notes on page 268 that "All after this is 1919." Hill would go on to serve as US Congressman from Maryland from 1921 to 1927. During his tenure as Congressman, he was an outspoken proponent against Prohibition. The Volstead Act would finally be repealed in 1933, but Maryland remained a "wet" state even while the law was in place.

    Condition:
    Some wear to the cloth boards, particularly at spine. Interior pages are clean and highly legible.


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    November, 2015
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