• Massachusetts Senators Provide Important Support For International Treaty, Army Rifle

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    Henry Cabot Lodge and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., father and son, both represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate.

    Offering two TLSs by father and son, one speaking of the Four-Power Treaty and the other the Johnson Rifle.

    Each letter is one-page, 8 ½ x 10 ½, with the first being from Henry Cabot Lodge Sr. to Charles Gallup, March 28, 1922. I send you copy of the only speech I made on the Four-Power Treaty, which I have had put in pamphlet form. I also send you copy of speech I made to the Conference when I presented the Treaty. All else I said in the Senate on the Treaty was in the course of running debate and can be found only in the Record...”

    The second letter is from Henry Jr, June 8, 1940, to William A. Wheeler of Worcester, MA.  “...I am glad to tell you I favor the Sheppard bill regarding the Johnson rifle.

    “Insofar as the recent demonstrations are concerned, I can only say that I did everything within my power to have them conform to the desires of those interested in the Johnson rifle, and that all suggestions made to me by those connected with this rifle were at once transmitted to the Army and put into effect...”

    The FOUR-POWER TREATY was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, France and Japan at the Washington Naval Conference on December 13, 1921. All parties agreed to maintain the status-quo in the Pacific by respecting Pacific territories of the other countries signing the agreement, not seeking further territorial expansion.

    The JOHNSON RIFLE is an American short-recoil operated semi-automatic rifle designed by Melvin Johnson prior to World War II. The rifle was used through the Korean War. Unfortunately, the rifle’s disadvantages made its continued use impractical.

    Two fine examples of solid Senate work by two highly respected Massachusetts senators.

    Folds, toning. Overall excellent.

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