Letter to the Editor

From New York Times, undated

To the Editor:

For more than a quarter of a century, I have kept silence amid the clamor concerning the conviction of Alger Hiss. Recently, statements have appeared in print to the effect that I have made remarks indicating that Alger Hiss was guilty. I fear that if I do not now speak out, my silence will be interpreted as confirming these statements.

At all times, and with all my every fiber, I have believed in the innocence of Alger Hiss. I have never spoken a word to the contrary. To me, the conviction of Alger Hiss represents a cruel miscarriage of justice.

I do not intend to make any further statements concerning this painful subject..

New York, March 10, 1978

Alger and Priscilla Hiss take a break during the trial. From The Alger Hiss Story website.

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