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Federal Bureau of Investigation Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (1938)


Woods Theater article: JESSE JAMES IS ALIVE!

Letter from John Edgar Hoover:

Dear X,

I want to acknowledge your letter of April 4, 1938, with which you enclosed a flyer announcing the appearance of Jesse James at the Woods Theater in Cordale.

In response to your inquiry, it has always been my understanding that the infamous bandit Jesse James died several years ago.

I thought you might be interested in the enclosed cop of the booklet entitled "The Federal Bureau of Investigation" which deals with the work and functions of this Bureau. A copy of my address "Public Duty in Law Enforcement" is also enclosed.

Sincerely yours,

John Edgar Hoover, Director