Alfred E. Marling, Chairman B.H. Fancher, Treasurer
William Sloane, Vice-Chairman John R. Mott, General Secretary
William D. Murray, Vice-Chairman F.S. Brockman, Associate General Secretary
Wm. Jay Schieffelin, Chairman
Lucien T. Warner
Frank K. Sanders
Henry B.F. Macfarland
Lucien C. Warner
Samuel C. Mitchell
George Foster Peabody (Advisory)
Jesse E. Moorland
1816 Twelfth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
John B. Watson, 140 Henry St., Atlanta, Ga.
Robert P. Hamlin, 1816 12th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Garrie W. Moore, 1816 12th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Channing H. Tobias, 1450 Gwinnett St., Augusta, Ga.
Mordecai W. Johnson, 1816 12th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Max Yergan, Army Work, India
The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations
124 East 28th Street, New York
Colored Men's Department
Sept. 6, 1917.
Colonel Charles Young,
My dear Colonel,
I thank you so much for your good letter of August 16th
received on return to my office today. After all, my good
intentions may be worth while sometimes.
In company with several other men, I had a conference
with the Secretary of War the other day at his invitation.
It had reference to what was the best thing to do regarding
the encampment of colored soldiers owing to the Houston
trouble. Every man said to send these men with their re-
spective units no matter where it carried them. I told
him that under your command there would never be a riot and
he remarked, "Of course Colonel Young is an exception" and
I remarked that you were not the exception but the rule if
he would give us a chance.
He informed us that you had been called back to active
duty. I hope this is true.
Let me hear from you just as soon as you can. I wish
some kind of decision would be made so we could get ready
to hoist our YMCA tents for the good of the boys who will
so nobly defend Old Glory.
Kind regards to all from Mrs. Moorland and myself.
Very truly yours,
this letter the good
order had has been made.