Letter to Congressman William Colmer from a Mississippi citizen encouraging Colmer to fight communism

Title

Letter to Congressman William Colmer from a Mississippi citizen encouraging Colmer to fight communism

Description

A letter typed in red ink to Congressman William Colmer from Waynesboro, Mississippi, citizen Otto Davis. The letter, in all capital letters, asks Colmer and others in Washington to "outlaw the communist party" and 'jail the reds."

Creator

Otto Davis

Source

William M. Colmer Papers, M24, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Date

1950-07-15

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Copyright not evaluated.

Language

En

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his letter is typed in red ink with all bold letters except for the mailing address for a calmer and the signature from Mr. Davis.<br />
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The letter reads:<br />
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Route one<br />
Wayneboro, Mississippi<br />
July 17, 1950<br />
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Honorable Bill Colmer, congressman<br />
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Washington, DC<br />
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My dear Mr. Colmer,<br />
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For heaven sake, what… What are you lawmakers in Washington waiting for???????? How many other tragedies must occur to hamper and threaten our security before you outlaw the damned communist party and have those on speakable thrown into prison where they should have been long, long before this????????<br />
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Please...... please..... please..... Will you guys who can do some thing… Dot do something????????? stop bickering and talking and swing into action before it is actually too late……<br />
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Outlaw the communist party…… Outlaw the communist party… outlaw the communist party…  outlaw the communist party…… Jail the Reds…Jail them… Jail them… Jail them……… Please don’t wait any longer……… Please don’t wait any longer…… Please don’t wait any longer…………………<br />
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Please pay attention to this and all other letters you receive on this grave matter……....... action! Action! For gods sake.... without delay...........<br />
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Sincerely,<br />
The signature of Otto Davis<br />
Otto Davis

Citation

Otto Davis, “Letter to Congressman William Colmer from a Mississippi citizen encouraging Colmer to fight communism,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed June 14, 2024, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/172.

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