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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 126« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Resumed)

Mr. Thorne.
Is that correct?
Mrs. Oswald.
What I wanted to say, Mr. Thorne has said.
Mr. Thorne.
For my own part, gentlemen, thank you.
The Chairman.
Mr. Thorne, we can understand Mrs. Oswald's desire to live a perfectly normal life with her children. Whatever has been done, as you recognize, has been done for her protection, and for her help during these terrible days that she has been going through.
But she may feel from this moment on that she is under no protection, except what she might ask for. And so you are perfectly free, Mrs. Oswald, to live your normal life without any interference from anyone. And should anyone interfere with you, I hope you would call it to the attention of the Commission.
Mrs. Oswald.
Thank you very much.
Mr. Thorne.
Mr. Chairman, may I add one point, please?
For our purposes, I would appreciate it if this matter of removal, assuming that it is to be removed shortly, is kept secret, also.
I would prefer generally for the public to feel that--at least temporarily--that this protection is available. I don't feel any qualms myself. I don't feel there are any problems. But I think the matter of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald has come up. There may be some problem from some sources.
The Chairman.
Mr. Thorne, I think the correct answer to that would be and it would be the answer we would give that Mrs. Oswald, in the future, will be given such assistance and only such assistance as she asks for.
Mr. Thorne.
Thank you very much, sir.
The Chairman.
I want to say also before the session adjourns that we are indebted to Mr. Krimer for the manner in which he has interpreted. Next to the witness, I am sure he has had the hardest position in this whole hearing. And we appreciate the manner in which he has done it.
Mr. Krimer.
Thank you very much, sir.
Mrs. Oswald.
He is a very good interpreter.
The Chairman.
Very well. If there is nothing further to come before the session, we will adjourn.
Mrs. Oswald.
I am very grateful to all of you. I didn't think among Americans I would find so many friends.
The Chairman.
You have friends here.
Mrs. Oswald.
Thank you.
(Whereupon, at 5:50 p.m., the President's Commission recessed.)

Mrs. Marguerite Oswald

Monday, February 10, 1964

Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald

The President's Commission met at 10 a.m. on February 10, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C.
Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman: Senator Richard B. Russell, Representative Hale Boggs, Representative Gerald R. Ford, and Allen W. Dulles, members.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; John F. Doyle, attorney for Mrs. Marguerite Oswald; and Leon Jaworski, special counsel to the attorney general of Texas.
The Chairman.
The Commission will come to order.
Let the record show that Senator Russell and I are present, and we convened today for the purpose of taking the testimony of Mrs. Oswald.
Mrs. Oswald, would you rise and be sworn, please?
Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God, throughout this proceeding?
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