RADICALS: No Encouragement

Last week was made public a letter written by one Van Valkenburgh of Manhattan to Nicola Sacco. Mr. Van Valkenburgh told Mr. Sacco not to despair, assured him that his "long-suffering" would soon "end in freedom." Said Mr. Sacco, in his reply: "

"... Only an international clamor—a protest—can free us. And yet, while we are so near the tomb, your letter amazes me with its unwarranted optimism. How you are deluded! This is not even common sense, coming from you. I would say nothing if such talk...

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