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Chicago

June 5th

Dear Paul

     Was automobiling yesterday and today & just returned and found your letter.  When I was down to Dartmouth, one of the boys came to me and told me the lady wanted to see me and told me what it was all about.  I told the boy that she must be crazy that no such thing could have happened, but I told him to bring her to me.  She came and showed me your letter (it was a very nice letter) she said that you were in no way to blame[.]  She told me that her nephew had been convicted and given a death sentence in an adjoining county and I had her telephone the lawyer who came over to see me.  It is very doubtful if any thing can be done, but it is pending on appeal and as soon as the lawyer has the record perfected he is to send it to me and I will see what I can do with an argument in the supreme court.  If they are beaten I will go with them to the Governor.  She said that they could raise a little money, And I told her I didnt
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want any[.]  Of course I will do all I can for her.  It is a matter that will not take much time or energy.  I am sorry that this has bothered you all these years.  Of course there was nothing you could have done to prevent it[.]  Hope you can go there next year and I should be glad to go with you.  I had a fine time there.  Want to get this off tonight[.]

Hastily

C.S.D.