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From Adam Clayton Powell Sr.

New York, March 22, 1911

My Dear Dr. Washington:

Knowing that your nervous system was in no condition Monday to read letters or even telegrams, I 'phoned Mr. Fred R. Moore, our mutual friend, to convey to you my heartfelt sympathy. I now wish to further express my absolute and unshaken confidence in your sterling character and to hereby pledge to you my support in your future efforts as a leader and race builder. While the outrageous experience of Sunday night must be unspeakably embarrassing to you, in my humble opinion it will serve to unite the race as no other single occurrence since the Emancipation. I am sincerely and sympathetically yours.

Adam Clayton Powell Sr.

P.S. If you care to use this note in any way you are at liberty to do so.