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    Noteworthy 1918 Letter from Secretary of State Robert Lansing Regarding the Registration of Aliens. Dated May 17, 1918, on Department of State Letterhead. 2pp. TLS 8.5" x 11.0". Very fine. This is a formal communication, during wartime, to the Governor of Massachusetts regarding a pending bill in the legislature regarding the registration of aliens, and confirming the enclosure of a memorandum regarding treaties with foreign governments that might affect such legislation. This was a "hot button" issue in the paranoid atmosphere surrounding the War, especially with regard to resident Germans whose allegiance was in question. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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