Letters, May 3, 1937

Doughty Ancestor Sirs:

Will you save a man from the wrath of his relatives? In your story under Business & Finance headed "Hart, Schaffner, Marx & Hillman" (TIME, April 19), you say regarding myself, "He is ashamed of one of his doughty ancestors who was tried for 'inhuman activities' in the form of scalping an Indian."

The ancestor referred to is Captain Michael Cresap. No one has an ancestor in whom he takes more pride than I take in Captain Michael. He was an Indian fighter of rare courage. He took part in Dunmore's War...

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