16th June, 1937.
Mr. R. Stanton,
Hackney Trades Council and Borough Labour Party,
14a, Graham Road,
Dear Mr. Stanton,
Very many thanks for your letter of the 15th instant enclosing copy of a letter which you have received from one of your Borough Councillors.
I can quite imagine that the Salvation Army will be having rather a difficult task with the boys in their charge and it is most unfortunate that individual members of the public in what you term their "reckless generosity'' are making matters much more difficult. I understand that some are going so far as to shelter one or two children for the night without any reference being made to the Salvation Army. The position is quite impossible and the difficulties are sufficiently great without this kind of thing happening.
Like you, I am unwilling to accept all that is said, and I am making enquiries into the matter.
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