Letter from Daniel Berrigan to Stephen Sachs of March 26, 1969
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||Berrigan, Daniel, 1921-
In response to U.S. District Attorney for Maryland, Stephen Sachs' order forbidding him to travel, Daniel Berrigan writes a letter to Sachs where although finding the order untanable, he informs him that he cancels his cultural and political engagements, but refuses to cease traveling for the purpose of the ministry of the Gospel. He includes a list of his ministry engagements for the next few weeks.
(Air Mail Special Delivery)
Wed - March 26
Mr. Stephen Sachs,
U.S. District Attorneys Office.
U.S. Post Office Building
A telephone call
from the office of our attorney, Mr. Harold Buchman informs me that
I am denied permission to travel for any purposes
to any place, until further notice.
This letter will inform you of my selective
response to your order. That is to say, I am cancelling
engagements whether poetry readings, discussions
on the arts, on student movements, on peace developments; all areas
which, in the sensitive eye of your office, are considered
In one area I must of course refuse compliance.
This has to do with my duties as a minister of the Gospel.
In pursuance of these duties, I wish to inform you
of my whereabouts in the next few weeks.
On Thursday Mar. 27. I shall be at the Catholic Worker
(36 East 1st Street) N.Y., for the baptism of a newborn child of that
From Tuesday P.M., April 1 to Sat. P.M. April 5 I
shall be at St. Peters Rectory, Sea Bright, New Jersey, conducting
a retreat for Jesuit priests.