Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Old Letter Reveals Sacco & Vanzetti Conspiracy

"He then told me that the men were guilty, and he told me in every detail how he had framed a set of alibis for them"

It sounds like something out of Pynchon:

Ordinarily, Paul Hegness wouldn't have looked twice at Lot 217 as he strolled through an Irvine auction warehouse, preferring first-edition books and artwork to the box stuffed with old papers and holiday cards.

But Hegness looked inside the box, and found a 1929 letter from socialist activist Upton Sinclair to his attorney. Above the signature was a catchy concluding paragraph:
"This letter is for yourself alone...Stick it away in your safe, and some time in the far distant future the world may know the real truth about the matter. I am here trying to make plain my own part in the story."
More at HNN...


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