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Clarence Darrow
Higgins Building
Los Angeles

#803 North Bonnie Brae

Dec?3 ?Sunday?

Dear Paul-

     Just a line to tell you that D—is very much all right—in every respect—and that the outcome of this case is the only thing there was to do!—and D—and all the other representatives here found themselves forced to face it—the political situation here does make the matter seem a pity, coming just before election=day and the socialists are now fearful of defeat for Harriman as next mayor, and for that reason are crying out against action of defense—and bitterly censoring D— for it, I think.
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The city=papers are running riot?of course?and there may be more annoyances for the defense before the finish?particularly in regard to Franklin charged with jury=bribing?which comes up tomorrow?and may drag along awhile?the phones and front door keep us busy for the present?so no time to write more and will send this on to be passed along the line?please?in milder form?or in any shape you choose. D?is in fine trim for whatever they decide to attempt. He is absolutely game and squaring his shoulders for further fight if necessary?and is more than half=anxious to be arrested and given
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a hearing and a chance to set himself right publicly. Lincoln Steffens is syndicating stuff that will help a heap!? Dec.? Everybody?s has an article. We are both registering ?normal? so far and ready to face whatever comes calmly? coolly? cheerfully?! D? says ?tell Paul that I?m all right every way and feeling fine? and if they drag me into anything I?m going to go to it and I hope he?s ready to stand by me and stick with me, and for me? just as I would with him?? (and I echo his sentiments.)
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As yet, there?s nothing to worry over?and maybe there won?t be?But of course I am going to stay with the thing and stand by D?to the last ditch?! Wherever that is to be?and without a whimper?so be game yourself?and depend on whatever is necessary.

R