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H. L. Mencken to Clarence Darrow, May 15, 1924

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The American Mercury
730 Fifth Avenue
New York

May 15th

Dear Mr. Darrow:-

I had already written a note about you, and my natural instincts had led me to avoid the thing you prohibit.

A proof of the article should be in your hands by now.

I hear that the Pope is shipping 2,000 head of Wop gunmen to New York to stampede the convention. I shall wrap the flag around me and die like a patriot.

Sincerely yours

H. L. Mencken