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Clarence Darrow to Forrest R. Black, February 26, XXXX

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My Dear Black - Feby. 26

Thank you very much for your letter. I am glad you are making the investigation. I am convinced that both propositions you are examining would stand the test of law, assuming that they ever reached the courts. Of course you and I both know that it would be easier to win on them now than it would have been a few years ago. I can really imagine no argument against it. The only thing that could be said is that it is an effort to do something indirectly that can't be done directly - but that is not a valid objection. It seems to me that essentially every point has been pressed upon.

I would be delighted to have you write it. If you care to say so you can say that the idea was suggested by me in a conversation at my home, or anything you please. I shall always remember the evening you spent at our home. I shall be here ten days, at least. With kind regards always,

Your friend Clarence Darrow