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Monday?March 10?

Dear Paul,?

     I haven't time to write, - but I feel that I must, and so I will, for a bulletin from me may mean more than one from your father,?as he would not tell you anything that would unnecessarily worry you, and doesn't write much anyhow.  So, if I tell you that we are both well, and still game, and still facing the music?which is a devil of a note, eh !?you'll know that this is reliable information, I judge. Your father has been wonderfully dignified and manly and self-possessed and game all thro' this fiendish attack.  And people of all ranks are recognizing that, and also that he is a victim of a gang of crooks and cut-throats, as ever the representative respectables are now declaring aloud on all sides,?to us as we go along from place to place, perfect strangers stopping D- and introducing themselves to express these very sentiments and much more in vey bitter disapproval against Fredericks and whoever higher-up may be responsible, which surely indicates the injustice and persecution, and how it is apparent to even those that are expected to be totally blind to that side of this question?


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All sorts of rumors of a re-call of Fredericks, the rotten management of his offices here, etc, are singing in every street-car and on the pavements everywhere today.  What this will leaf to or not lead to, it would be useless to speculate upon now.  But you will doubtless see something later in print to show what the finals are to be.  Goodness knows!  The district attourney's people boasted confidentially to even our lawyers and friends that they had "some men" in that jury-box that would never acquit,?and as their assurance came true, it now raises questions all around, naturally, thank goodness !  Ford insinuated in his closing argument that he'd always suspected that there was something wrong with the jury that acquitted in the Lockwood-case,?and as there were three of those jurors in the court-room at the time, the judge was promptly visited in his chamber and informed that they'd never stand for anything like that, as no jury was ever more on the square than that one was, which fact they've very much prided themselves upon ever since,?and,?Ford resumed and explained that what he meant was that they were perhaps at fault in their judgement, - or perhaps the    
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judge in that case was,?or maybe the prosecution didn't present their side of the case as well as might have been,?but he still maintained that he would always believe that there was something at fault somewhere in that trial and the verdict.  This whole affair has been a merciless persecution, of course, and if 8 out of 12 could be so deluded by I crooked district attourney, I detective,?liar, - thief,-(Franklin) I expert traitor-trapper-liar-(Harrington)- into saying that D-- was guilty, against the word of 33 as high-class-high-toned honest and representative witnesses as anyone can hope to find anywhere,?and D- and myself added to that list,?what can one hope for from any bunch of spinach-growing unthinking, unknowing fellows that seem to conclude that a man must be guilty because a district attourney who is a pillar of a church and pretty near prays on his knees before them that GOD will give them strength to send as many people as possible to prisons SAYS SO !  He knows all the tricks of his game of past-master of crookedness !  Even his Good Goevrnment Party apellation helps to fool his townspeople,?and he is oh very, very sanctimonious and smug and purses his mouth just so and just so when he testifies and talks, you may be sure!
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Even a banker stopped D-- in the Alexandria Saturday evening and told him how he a number of his banker-acquaintances understand this jobbing-system going on by the district attourney's office, and most sincerely assured D-- of his sympathies and those of many more stranger-friends all through the town,?and one other highly respectable introduced himself and declared this town to be"headquarters for SNOBBERY, ROBBERY and JOBBERY,?which is the truest map of the town that anyone can ever make !  My friends tell me today that people talk about it on all sides, and all are on our side,?and our friends are stronger than ever,?of course.  I will try to send a few papers, tho' nothing very well hitched together for telling the story,?but just to give you a glimpse or two,?There's been so much printed and pictured that it has grown so tedious and tiresome, and I feel unequal to accumulating papers past and present in any qunatity this time.  I will write again when anything really definite shapes itself.  Meantime, We are kept so occupied with planning ahead for whatever may happen that we haven't time to worry much, fortunately.  Your father is going about in many directions all at once today, I fancy, and hasn't time to think of himself, he is so busy thinking of his affairs  Much love to you all in some haste?from R