Box 19, Folder 14, Document 41

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45 Mc 1'"\l e Av c:1 11 e
Ca~~ r id~ e , ~ ass . n2129
Se t e~be r 29 , 1966
The Honora l e I van Allen
.layer of Atlant
.Atl nt2. , Jcor~ia
Sir :
I hr..ve 1..)een
r-:reat a dnirer of yoP r s sin c e y:--1..< defeat ed
r'addox f or nayo r in -- it i·:as 1962 ,-·asn ' t it? -- an on t'. r o F·h ...) r
r e c ~nt e n c ~11:1tcr ,1:i.th Sto!,el, Car;:li c hc.1cl .
3ut nev~r have I 2.( rd red
,0· 1 ::::He t:1;::.n :!he:1 I he~rd yo,tr intc:1 s c , sin ce r e ,
e r ..,.e c tl ' 2_r t i c u l:1tec:J/4 t2.··~cnent on the defe::it o~· Elli Ar nall in ye!3terda ' s pri~11ary
n n - of f . Yo" r.r~ the on y ~Jc r on i·1ho h2 s "'i vcn riny co:111 ens at ion f or
t:1e h' r r-o r and di. n2. y I have I cl t sin c e dis c -,verin"'. thn.t Le '" ter


·2.ctdox a c t 1 ·a.lly de'"e,+eo Ellis A.nall . I say it only to yon c-rect ·t ,


that t~1e s tatenent yo, r1ade todr_y s hn ld have been :iade by 1,:r . Arnall .
I an a r esi(ent of ~eo r ,,.ia ( Ma c on ) , and it is s s· c h t·1at
I wr ite to en c ,~·1 r ,..,(Te y o 1 t'"' offer y---::, rsC"'lf as a .r ri;.:e - in can did ate
fn r -,."-Ve rnor , rnc t"- 1·1n r 1~ vi,.,.'"'rr:usly 'ror1 noi.·: 11 ntil :-1ovcnb cr for
that off-"ice . I .: rote : 1r . An1al le r:.t ni "'ht ( ,•-.on ·1e2.rinc: t'1e election
rc-·t ·rns ) s 1 • - est in"' the sane to hiri . f3 t on the ne :s toni,.,.ht I
sa, him c C'n"' r a 111 te ,:addox 1 r j t . the sta~·en0nt , "The vi c tc· r y is y:"'ur s , n
anr' t:1is rc:.the r dar1..,en s on e ' s enth siasm . It is to you th::-t 1 eonlc
like ne 1 -~,.-.r l ook ( v H I s ti 1 reri in c cnvinced thot t ere re n ore
of s th.::n t · s ele c t ion .: inr · c2+es) .
I e. nect t·12.t ladd ox 1 .'i ll take
a lo t of Cal la·r2y ' s vote ; anc wo·, d a vict'"'ry y y o t· on . --ve:;;':c r 8
e c1ny more s 1·rn ri sinn; than l,1ccidox ' s yestcr, ay?
I ar:· S'"re thr.t r.rnny
n()re n --- de n ,tes rnd l ibe rals-- r s "ell tlS neo·. . le ;·:ho are si rmly sanc-vill «;et a,,J. and vote , after t·1i s c 2tastro he , es 1 ccially if t 'CY
c o,·ldl v ote f,....r yo" .
For r:, ny lil~e my se l f i t is c:i real nr obl eri •Jhcthe r
to vote fo r Calla1ay or not to v ote at 811 .
I , n a ()'r cl nte student at IIarv2.rd ; if the r e is anythin'."'"
I cn.n do : '"' r you , or •or even reasonable noliti cs in ~c'"'r"'i2. ,
1,lca:·c 1 ct nc k10u . And a ·n in , let ne be~ you tc of~ er y 0 1:rsel f
~s ~ 1ritc- in can ic ~te ~ r
ov ern~r .
Sin c ere,
Y" rs ,
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