Letter from Philip Berrigan to Daniel Berrigan, Sept. - Oct. (?) 1967
|Cornell University Library
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|Daniel and Philip Berrigan Collection at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
|Berrigan, Philip, 1923-2002
ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE JOSEPHITE FATHERS
FREMONT AT PENSYLVANIA AVE., BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21217 -- NO 9-9159
Dear Dan -
A little scrawl to bring you up to
events here. Nick Carroll has been sitting in
with us and may go through. Hes actually
taking it very cooly. Though he has
difficulty with the destruction of
property angle of the action. But even if
he doesnt make the move, he will be
better prepared for other things. The young
guys are coming through like old line
V.C. - Lewis and Hamerman get more
powerful by the day. Were learning that
what we contemplate goes beyond civil
liberties - there aint some in this country.
Weve got an old civil rights lawyer on the
hook - though were thinking now of
taking a stand which makes clear that the
court has no jurisdiction over us. Which
means that we say our statement (press) is
our defense, and let it go at that. It may
open up the rotten melon a bit more.
If we can Gorman to talk to here
in Baltimore, we may stay here with him
tomorrow and not go to the mobilization. We
going to have to brief him extensively if hes
about to decide on coming with us.
Its a great game. Best love.
In Christo, Phil.