• Creator
  • Matsushita, Iwao
  • Created Date
  • 1943
  • Description
  • In his letter to Dennis, United States District Attorney for the Washington State region, Matsushita asks for a rehearing of his case so that he may prove his loyalty to the United States and reunite with his wife Hanaye who is suffering from ill health at Minidoka. Matsushita writes "I don't like her to be tortured like this on account of my being detained here. I like to help her, nurse her, and cheer her up. When I heard a certain wife who ... more
    In his letter to Dennis, United States District Attorney for the Washington State region, Matsushita asks for a rehearing of his case so that he may prove his loyalty to the United States and reunite with his wife Hanaye who is suffering from ill health at Minidoka. Matsushita writes "I don't like her to be tortured like this on account of my being detained here. I like to help her, nurse her, and cheer her up. When I heard a certain wife who died alone without her husband at her side, I simply couldn't but shudder at the thought of the same fate might be falling upon us. As we never lived apart in our married life for 23 years before my apprehension, it is simply unbearable to have to live like this so long." Matsushita also points to documentation proving his loyalty to the United States and states that he is eager to leave Fort Missoula so that he may perform some service for the country to aid in the war effort upon his release. less
  • Format
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013