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Source: Free Society
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Letter-Box”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 23 February 1902
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 8
Pagination: 3

“The Letter-Box.” Free Society 23 Feb. 1902 v9n8: p. 3.
McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); Leon Czolgosz (religion).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; H. Wettstein.
The editorial column (excerpted below) features the magazine’s responses to letters received from readers.


The Letter-Box [excerpt]

     H. Wettstein, Fitzgerald, Ga.—Why do we not lay more stress on the fact that Czolgosz was a Catholic? Because it is evident from the manner of his death that he was not a Catholic. To attempt to throw odium on the Catholic Church because he was raised in their faith, which he abandoned, is as absurd as the [?] method on the part of our enemies. Your estima[te] of the dishonesty of all government officials, no matter what their political tag, is entirely correct. The position they are placed in makes it natural; if they remain uncontaminated it is an extraordinary exception a[nd] not the rule.



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