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IN WHICH LETTER YOU REQUEST DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON VOUCHERS IN FAVOR OF MRS. THERE WERE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER PHOTOSTATIC COPIES OF THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE TESTIMONY GIVEN AT A HEARING ON JULY 31. THERE WERE ALSO ENCLOSED PHOTOSTATIC COPIES OF A STATEMENT GIVEN BY HER TO POLICE OFFICERS OF CHATHAM COUNTY. IS TO THE EFFECT THAT SHE AND THE OFFICER WERE MARRIED IN DECEMBER 1945 AND HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AGES 3. SHE TESTIFIED THAT SHE HONESTLY BELIEVES THAT IF SHE HAD NOT SHOT HER HUSBAND WHEN SHE DID HE WOULD HAVE KILLED HER THAT NIGHT. DORSEY AFTER THE SHOOTING WAS CORROBORATED BY THE REPORTER WHO TOOK HER STATEMENT AND BY THE MATRON AT THE CHATHAM COUNTY.

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