Lot 2330

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(b. 1948) 'Squeaky', a follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. A.L.S. ‘Red', 8pp. 4to., Alderson, Virginia, March 4, 1983, to Nuel ‘Mel' Emmons. In part: ‘...I've been moved into what's called a ‘control unit' for people who are unable to function in the general population...where detention inmates are held but this section has bars on two sides...I still feel disheartened even to the point of being sick about some of the garbage spread by that Hollywood box...the ‘institution staff' decided that correspondence between myself and Manson will be discontinued because this relationship ‘is not viewed as being healthy'...thirteen years...Marriage may not mean anything to whoever made that decision but it does to me and in all those years Charlie has never done me wrong...the warden and a few others cannot handle anyone who does not look up to them...If I'm happy he treats me worse...He let me know that he believes most of what he reads in newspapers, etc...Manson has gone through these things for years...No one or thing can separate me from the Charles Manson I know in mind because that's the Charles Manson that's part of me...Sometimes I think I should throw a righteous fit, squash the warden's nose, yell the rafters down...I'm concerned about the situation there at his place. There is over crowding in C.I.W. and probably all of the Calif. Prisons...if no one uses foresight and money has been plowed into dead ends – you can imagine how life will be. Thought is the number one priority and then action becomes natural...The parole board is hard pressed to be much more selective about who they let out. Fewer and fewer. The newspaper reporters are not allies...there is a fiend for a story...I'm considering that local people should ensure that the prisons near them are not dumps and warehouses and not over crowded because it affects them directly...' Mailing folds, else fine. Accompanied by original holograph envelope. From the estate of Manson's friend and biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), co-author of 'Manson in His Own Words'.

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June 16, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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