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Clarence Darrow Signature

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D. C. Stephenson to Clarence Darrow, May 20, 1930

Image provided by the Indiana State Library. The reference to Evans is to Hiram Wesley Evans (1881 - 1966) Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan from 1922 until 1939. Stephenson claimed he was framed by Evans for the murder of Madge Oberholtzer.

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May 20th, 1930

Mr. Clarence Darrow, Atty

1537 East 60th Street

Chicago, Illinois

Rec yours of May 13th.

My dear Mr. Darrow:

I shall not do anything to disturb plans. But I have been in prison too long merely to satisfy the hate of the criminal faction of the Klan and the unconvicted felons who are affiliated with Evans for financial gain.

I shall not enter into any arrangement with othef lawyers until something is decided in the matter of your taking up my legal fight.

Yours truly,

D. C. Stephenson