Letter from J. MacDonald to Grover Perry concerning the success of the strike in Jerome and urging that other unions strike as well to shut down all copper production across Arizona, New Mexico, and possibly Michigan. It was originally used in the trial of the United States vs. William D. Haywood, et al. This exhibit was introduced into the trial of Michael Simmons vs. the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company through the deposition of John W. Hughes, and in the trial of the State of Arizona vs. Harry Walters through the deposition of Cecilia Reinhardt.
UA Special Collections AZ 114
Box 1, folder 2, exhibit 84;
Box 2, folder 3, Salt Lake Exhibit 12.
Salt Lake City
Just had a long distance phone from McCosham in Jerome that the boys there had just come out on strike ninety percent strong, twenty five hundred working there. We have sent a man to Ray today to pull the men there, the idea is to get them out and line them up afterward. If you can get the men out in Bingam Canyon and Ely we will pull all of the Guggenheim interests in New Mexico and Arizona. The Executive Comm. here think that the best thing to do nor is to pull them out as quick as possible and line them up afterward. It looks, as if we would have the entire copper country lined up in a very short time. We asked Haywood to try and get the men out in the Michigan copper belt if possible. We see in the Bisbee Review this morning that the I.W.W. were holding meetings in Hancock Mich. This looks more like the big drive into the trenches of Capitalism every day.
Yours for the one big union.
another letter encloses latest news from here.
P.S. You got letter the other day suggesting Pete Munyon who is now in Eureka Utah to go to Ely. – Kimball will write you today also McD.