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Fascinating archive of 28 documents regarding the Jim Garrison investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination - which refuted the conclusions drawn by the Warren Commission - including three very rare typed letters signed by Marguerite Oswald regarding the assassination. Documents originate from the editors of ''Playboy'' magazine, which published an interview with Jim Garrison in 1967 that struck a nerve in the American public, two-thirds of whom did not believe the findings in the Warren Report. Just days after Garrison's interview was published by ''Playboy'' in October, 1967, Marguerite Oswald wrote a lengthy 2pp. Letter to the Editor of ''Playboy'' with her thoughts on the investigation. Dated 28 September 1967, letter reads in small part: ''I don't know the merits of Mr. Jim Garrison's charges against the C.I.A. and the various far right groups who, he says, killed the President and used my son Lee Harvey Oswald as the pawn...I may have sounded shrill in those early days after the President's death when I stood virtually alone against the powers and said my son was Innocent...Now I see Jim Garrison accused of High crimes: of attempted bribery, bad faith, of political ambition, sensationalism - as I was accused, even vilified, when I said my son was a C.I.A. agent and that men in high places used him as their patsy...Watching how that tide of doubt and revulsion against the 'Warren Report' has swept the Country, I watch and wait...It takes time for a nation to overcome a brainwash. I have lived to see a poll showing two-thirds of the land reject that my son killed the President and Officer Tippet, and shot at General Walker. I have lived to see and hear sobered thousands say my son had nothing to do with either murder...because the President's death has brought us all closer to nuclear confrontation, I see a greater than ever quest for the truth...But the slayers of the President and my son, slew the morality of the nation with the same enfilading shots...President John F. Kennedy and [handwritten] my son Lee Harvey Oswald were of one mind on many important issues. It is my opinion that they were murdered for the same reasons...[signed] Marguerite C. Oswald...''
Additional letters signed by Oswald include another letter dated 28 September 1967 accompanying the Letter to the Editor, and a letter dated Christmas, 1967, referring to her ''financial situation''. This letter is stamped ''NOT FOR PUBLICATION'' and accompanies a letter by Michael Laurence, Senior Editor of ''Playboy'', who writes, ''owing to your extraordinary circumstances -- we'll be able to suspend our normal editorial policy and pay for a letter-to-the-editor. As you requested, we will pay you $350...'' Other documents in the archive include a persuasive anonymous letter from a gentleman who states that he was witness of the shooting of Officer Tippit and that two men, neither of them Oswald, ran off in opposite directions after they shot Tippit. Additional letters include a lengthy 2pp. one from the Justice Department with its thoughts on evidence of the assassination; two letters by state's witness Perry R. Russo - one defending Garrison and one correcting a ''detrimental fallacy in your Garrison article (detrimental to me)''; several notes, letters and a handwritten manuscript marked ''insert 'B' for page 6'' by Garrison critic Sylvia Meagher who here takes the ''American liberal'' to task; a letter regarding ''the newest legal light'' F. Lee Bailey; letter by Joachim Joesten, author of ''The Garrison Enquiry''; and several letters to and from Harold Weisberg, author of ''Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report''. Most documents measure 8.5'' x 11'', in very good to near fine condition. A fascinating archive with sensitive information from the center of the storm of the Garrison case and the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Marguerite Oswald Letters Signed Regarding the JFK Assassination: ''...President John F. Kennedy and my son Lee Harvey Oswald were of one mind...they were both murdered for the same reasons...''
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