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Letter from E.H. Crump, Memphis, Tennessee, to Chancellor R.B.C. Howell, Seventh Chancery Division, Nashville, Tennessee, dated June 13, 1940. Crump refers to his opposition to U.S. Communist Party leader Earl Browder whom he describes as a traitor. From August 1939, Browder (1891-1973) was an outspoken opponent of American involvement in the Second World War. He was charged with passport fraud in early 1940 and was appealing his conviction when Crump wrote this letter. Browder's conviction was finally upheld by the Supreme Court in February 1941 and he was sent to prison for four years. His sentence was commuted by President Roosevelt in 1942.

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sc.mss0514.001_001.001

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1940-06-13

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Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954

E.H. Crump letter to Chancellor R.B.C. Howell, 1940

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