Letters: From San Quentin

Sirs: ... It might not be amiss here to enlighten you as to who you were dealing with and possibly you will get a smile out of the affair as well as I. San Quentin happens to be in itself a very small little town but whenever anyone ever refers to San Quentin everyone else knows that they mean the State Prison and we are a little city by ourselves of some 3,500 inhabitants at the present time find growing right along. Personally I came here in 1922 to serve a sentence of...

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