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Letter from Emmett J. Scott to Charles Young
			
Robert R. Moton, Principal		Emmett J. Scott, Secretary		  Warren Logan, Treasurer

       Board of Trustees
William G. Willcox, Chairman.  Member of Investment Committee
	3 South William St., New York, N.Y.
W.W. Campbell, Vice-chairman, Tuskegee, Ala.                                       The Tuskegee
William J. Schieffelin,  Member of Investment Committee
	170 William St., New York, N.Y.
Charles E. Mason, Member of Investment Committee                             Normal and Industrial Institute
	30 State St., Boston, Mass.
Frank Trumbull, Member of Investment Committee
	61 Broadway, New York, N.Y.                                          Founded by Booker T. Washington
Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Julius Rosenwald, Arthington St. and Homan Ave.
	Chicago, Ill.                                                            For the Training of
William M. Scott, 19th and Hamilton Sts.
	Philadelphia, Pa.
George McAneny, 19 East 47th St., New York, N.Y. 
R.O. Simpson, Furman, Ala.
V.H. Tulane, 433 S. Ripley St., Montgomery, Ala.                             Colored Young Men and Women
Belton Gilbreath, Birmingham, Ala.
Charles W. Hare, Tuskegee, Ala.
Warren Logan, Member of Investment Committee
	Tuskegee Institute, Ala. 
A.J. Wilborn, Tuskegee, Ala.
Edgar A. Bancroft, 606 S. Michigan Ave.                                     Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
	Chicago, Ill.
Alexander Mann, D.D., Trinity Church, Boston, Mass.                                June 18, 1917.
Robert R. Moton, Tuskegee Institute, Ala.




Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young,
Letterman General Hospital,
The Presidio,
San Francisco, California.

Dear Colonel Young:

     I have your kind letter of June 12 and thank you for it.  Particularly 
do I want to thank you for writing me so plainly about the misconception 
which has arisen in your mind.  At first I was in a quandary as to whehter 
your observances were good natured badinage or whether you meant me to un-
derstand that you were seriously disturbed by my expression, "especially 
what he (Colonel Roosevelt) says of you."

     I am sure you will pardon me for being perfectly frank when I say that I 
have never in the slightest degree thought of you as egotistic, or, as you 
put it, an "I" man.  On the contrary, my thought has been that your concep-
tions of your duty as a soldier have led you to accept many things which 
some of us have been disposed to protest against.

     I was so happy over Colonel Roosevelt's kindly reference to you and 
of his generous disposition to organize his colored regiments with you in 
charge of one of them that I was most anxious for you to see his letter, 
and particularly anxious for you to see what he said of you.  Really there 
is no double meaning in this expression, covert, insinuative, or otherwise.

     All of us, in fact the whole race, are proud of you beyond measure 
because of the splendid record you have made.  You are our one proof of 
what black soldiers can do in the way of accepting  responsibilities as of-
ficers and of living up to the traditions of West Point if given a chance.  
I thank you for your letter because of its self-revelation of modest bear-
ing, a thing of which I have had knowledge for many years.

     I was just as sure as I could be about anything that you would be put 
in charge of the training camp for colored officers at Des Moines, and had 
asked a number of our boys to pass my regards to you.  Imagine my surprise, 
and something else as well, when I heard of your being ordered to the 
Presidio, to the Letterman General Hospital.

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