Thursday, January 23, 2014

NARA responds to "Why is CE 183 for sale on"

Mr. Backes,

The original of this letter was returned to the Oswald family by the Warren Commission prior to the transfer of the Warren Commission records to the National Archives.  The "official" CE in our custody is a copy. If you read the testimony where this letter and others were introduced, (Volume I, p.180 and 182) you will see that the Commission states that the Commission will substitute copies for the originals.  The original that is on sale is not a stolen document.

Chief, Special Access and FOIA Staff
National Archives at College Park

Well, no harm done then.  I still think this original should be with the Warren Commission records.  I do not like some auction house trying to cash in on record like this.  

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