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A. E. Merriam writes to Governor Miller that his purpose is to bring to light the undeserved hatred of "Negro People South of the Mason and Dixon's line," and details some of the atrocities committed against African Americans in the South since…

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Flora Y. Hatcher, an Alabamian, writes that she is disappointed in the miscarriage of justice in Alabama and urges the governor to move the succeeding trials to Birmingham. She worries that the state has been condemned before the nation and praises…

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Pearl Aline Blancha, a distant relative of Robert E. Lee, is ashamed to have any relationship to the South at all, as she abhors "injustice and oppression of any kind." She writes that education and culture do great things for any race, and that the…

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S. O. Rusby writes that it may have been better if "we had left them in Africa and have gone there to elevate them." He adds that it is everyone's responsibility "to make good citizens of these people." He also writes that the North is not guiltless…

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"An Alabaman" writes that he or she has always loved Alabama, but loves justice more. He or she writes that the Scottsboro case has been an outrage, and that white men should realize there are greater ideals than protecting their superiority complex.

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Rose Garland Rivers, a university acquaintance of Governor Miller, encloses and explains a clipping that reports of African Americans being lynched or burned "down there." She asks Governor Miller to take this up and correct this false impression of…

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L. H. Goodshaw questions the handling of the Scottsboro Boys and other prisoners in the Alabama jail system. He wonders why the guards do not do a better job of protecting them, and if the guards order other inmates to accost them. He reminds the…

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Charles Ingram, an attorney, writes that the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys must be stopped. He argues that the lack of medical attention given to Olen Montgomery for his eye ailment is unjustifiable. Lastly, he urges the Governor to move the…

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Chas. E. Lotreck writes that he had a trip planned to visit his friends in Montgomery, but will be cancelling it since he has learned that the roads were built by chain gangs. He continues that he will not give any money to a state so barbarous.

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Three women from Bailey Island, Maine, ask Governor Miller to exert his influence in the Scottsboro case and write that the American people would be like the Nazis of Germany or the despots of Russia if they did not ensure that everyone had a fair…

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