Second son of William Booth (Salvation Army founder); commander of army in U.S. (1887-96); after fall-out with father, founded Volunteers of America (1896). Item #13909
TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Volunteers of America letterhead, New York, NY, 1903 October 3. Addressed to the editor of the "New York Independent." Good. Faint ink transfer of text, minor soiling. Excellent content in which Booth tries to quell a rumor that the Volunteers have "Cut loose from the Churches"-- "Surely this, of all movements in existence, has shown the most friendly attitude as an interdenominational auxiliary to the Churches." Large, flamboyant signature.