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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 249« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Resumed)

Mrs. Oswald.
very thoughtfully written. But I will say it is not Lee's. I don't think it is. I cannot be positive. But I do not think it is Lee's handwriting.
Mr. Rankin.
That is Exhibit 252 that you have been referring to?
Mrs. Oswald.
Exhibit 252.
Here is another of the same caliber. It is too perfect. The writing is too perfect.
Mr. Rankin.
What about the signature?
Mrs. Oswald.
The signature looks like Lee's signature.
Mr. Doyle.
That is 253..
Mrs. Oswald.
253. Yes, sir. This is a little different signature, I would say, than his normal signature.
Mr. Rankin.
Mrs. Oswald.
254, yes, sir.
Mr. Rankin.
You think that Exhibit 254 is your son's handwriting or not?
Mrs. Oswald.
I would have to say with reservations again. It would have to be rewritten very thoroughly. It is not scribbled enough.
Mr. Rankin.
You think that those letters, 251 through 254, are too carefully done for your son Lee?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, sir. And if he did do them, he would have to have four or five copies to do it so perfect.
This is a little more scribbled. This signature looks more like Lee's than the other did.
Mr. Rankin.
That is 255?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, sir.. 255. This looks like Lee's handwriting--a lot of misspelling, and his signature. 256.
Now his Russian handwriting I know only from return addresses. However, I do have two brown papers with Russian writing on, from gifts that were sent to me. But I don't know if Lee addressed them or not.
And this is Lee's handwriting with a very fine pen. Isn't this handwriting backwards for a left hand? It seems when I looked at "my," it should be going this way--because I write like Lee, left handed.
Mr. Rankin.
When you refer to this--or asked whether it was backwards, you were referring to Exhibit 257, were you?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes. This "m" should be going this way--which it is really. But it is kind of hard to testify to. I would say this is Lee's handwriting with a very fine pen, with reservations.
Mr. Rankin.
Exhibit 257.
We offer in evidence Exhibits 251 through 257, both inclusive.
The Chairman.
They may be admitted.
(The documents referred to were received in evidence as Commission Exhibits Nos. 251 through 257, inclusive.)
The Chairman.
Mrs. Oswald, are you now ready--we are not going to ask you to do it right now, but we are going to recess at 2 o'clock. But are we now at the point where we can hear whatever you want to tell us about your life?
Mrs. Oswald.
I am sorry, but I would like to have lunch.
The Chairman.
. I said that we were going to have lunch. But when we return--you have things up to that point of your story?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, sir.
The Chairman.
Very well.
You have another question you want to ask before we recess for lunch?
Mr. Rankin.
I should like to offer for the limited purpose, Mr. Chairman, of the fact that we presented this picture to Mrs. Oswald and she said it was not the picture that was presented to her--for that limited purpose I should like to offer Exhibit 237.
The Chairman.
It may be so admitted.
(The picture referred to was received in evidence as Commission Exhibit No. 237.)
Mr. Doyle.
Mr. Chief Justice, during the noon hour may I have the custody of this transcript of a tape recording of an interview with Mrs. Oswald,
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