• Creator
  • Matsushita, Iwao
  • Created Date
  • 1943
  • Description
  • In his letter to Reverend John B. Cobb of the Japanese Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington, Matsushita asks Cobb to write District Attorney J. Charles Dennis, testifying to Matsushita's loyalty to the United States so that he may earn a rehearing and be released from Fort Missoula. Matsushita lists evidence of his loyalty that was presented in his first hearing including: the fact that he made no return trip to Japan since his arrival in A... more
    In his letter to Reverend John B. Cobb of the Japanese Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington, Matsushita asks Cobb to write District Attorney J. Charles Dennis, testifying to Matsushita's loyalty to the United States so that he may earn a rehearing and be released from Fort Missoula. Matsushita lists evidence of his loyalty that was presented in his first hearing including: the fact that he made no return trip to Japan since his arrival in America in 1919, his rejection of a promotion at Mitsui & Co. which would have required his return to Japan and his rejection of repatriation to Japan that was offered in January 1943. Matsushita also mentions his general trustworthiness resulting from his Methodist upbringing and asks Cobb to testify to his character on the basis of Cobb's acquaintance with his brother, Sekio Matsushita. Matsushita stresses the importance of his release from Fort Missoula so that he may rejoin his wife, Hanaye, at Minidoka where she is "suffering from mental... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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