A Telegram from Asheville, NC

 

WESTERN UNION

TELEGRAM

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R AHA099 PD ASHEVILLE NCAR 24 1043A EST

SENATOR SAM ERWIN JR

COUNTING ON YOU GREATLY TO UPHOLD OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BY DEFEATING CIVIL RIGHTS BILL. THE PRESS IS NOT HELPING MUCH BUT WE ARE WITH YOU

S D FORTSON 184 MACON AVE ASHEVILLE NC

(52).

Reply to Mr. Fortson:

Mr. S. D. Fortson
184 Micon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina

Dear Mr. Fortson:

This is to thank you for your message, and to assure you that I will continue to do everything within my power to defeat the pending civil rights bill.

The proposals contained in this bill are the most monstrous blueprint for governmental tyranny ever presented to an American congress. I propose to participate in an educational debate on these because I know that they will never be enacted into law if a majority of the Senate or the American people ever learnt what such proposals will do to the system of government established by the Constitution and the right of Americans to be free from governmental tyranny.

With all kind wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,

Sam J. Ervin, Jr.

[Transcribed by Azzell Donaldson]

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