Letter from James S. Manning to J. W. Lackey, 25 January 1918
January 25, 1918.
Mr. J. W. Lackey,
Campbell, N. C.
Your recent letter, addressed to the Governor, has been referred to me for reply. In answer to your inquiry, I have to advise you that in the enforcement of the law against deserters, you should use the same methods that are used in the enforcement of the laws generally. I do not believe you have the right to search the homes of people without a proper warrant.
Yours very truly,