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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Another Letter to Jim Garrison

Here is a transcript of the letter:

Dear Mr. Garrison,

The below named man checked into a hotel where I work as night cashier. He talked in the coffee bar for perhaps an hour about what a rotten deal you gave Mr. Ferrie, verbally berated you and your attempt to shed some light on the Kennedy killing, and said several times, quite knowledgably, that "sure I'm sure Oswald wasn't alone, but Garrison is barking up the wrong tree."

Mr. Miller, the man I'm writing about, was "touring the West Coast in search of antiques," but when I mentioned the show/place here in the Northwest for 18th century furnishings, he shrugged it off as unimportant (people have come from all over the world to see the furnishings of the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. He went on to say that he was planning to go to london [sic] immediately upon his return to the East coast. He said that he was NOT an antique dealer professionally.

Mr. Miller is about medium height (5'11"), sparse sandy hair (fairly long), and is graceful in speech and carriage almost to the point of being effeminate. He spoke as if he and Mr. Ferrie were on first name terms. One of the staff commented on his almost TOTAL lack of masculinity and wondered aloud if he might be avoiding New Orleans or La. for any reason ... the man said several times that he would certainly like to live in New Orleans ("It's such a beautiful city") and yet his reg. card, filled out in his own hand, lists him as a resident.

This letter is not to reflect upon the character of our guests. I make no suggestions or claims. I just thought I'd drop you a note to say that I think you are carrying on a splendid attempt at finding out the truth about the Kennedy killing. If it comes to nothing, Mr. Garrison, we here in the Northwest (I've heard this from guests a hundred times) will at least applaud your attempt to determine the truth ... something I don't feel that can be said about the Warren Commission report.

Thank you for your time.

Very truly yours,

Robert M. Hudson

You can see Jim Garrison's notation at the top right:

Re: Ferrie

Re: Shaw

To: Archives

For: Lead files (Copy to: IVON, for name charts and address check)

Interestingly, Shaw was not mentioned in the letter at all. But I guess it was relevant to him because all gays must know each other, right?

I don't know what happened with this supposed lead. Was Mr. Miller yet another gay person investigated by Garrison? Was he harassed because of his "TOTAL lack of masculinity"?

We'll probably never know. But this was just the type of letter to pique Garrison's interest.

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