On December 7 Comrade Debs wrote from Boulder, Colorado, to William English Walling as follows:
Yours of the 24th and copy of Simmons' letter to you of the 19th ult. have been forwarded to me here.
I have had but time to read them hastily, but I AM WITH YOU thoroughly, and thank you for bringing the matter to my attention.
I have been watching the situation closely and especially the tendencies to REACTION to which we are so unalterably opposed. The Socialist Party has already CATERED FAR TOO MUCH to the American Federation of Labor, and there is no doubt that A HALT WILL HAVE TO BE CALLED.
The REVOLUTIONARY character of our party and our movement MUST be preserved in all its integrity AT ALL COST, for if that be compromised, it had better cease to exist.
I have no fear that any great number will be deflected when it comes to a show-down. Wish I could have an hour or two with you. Believe me always,
EUGENE V. DEBS.
P. S.--I am more than gratified with your uncompromising spirit and attitude. If the trimmers had their way, we should degenerate into bourgeois reform. But THEY WILL NOT HAVE THEIR WAY.
My Dear Brewer:--
Have just read the majority report of the Committee on Immigration. It is utterly unsocialistic, reactionary and in truth outrageous, and I hope you will oppose with all your power. The plea that certain races are to be excluded because of tactical expediency would____________________