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Letter from the J.S. Woodsworth M.P., to Mrs. Sauro, October 18, 1940
Letter from the J.S. Woodsworth M.P., to Mrs. Sauro, October 18, 1940, two pages.
Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.
From his arrest, Clementina was relentless in her mission to have her husband released. She wrote many letters on his behalf, including letters to M.J. Coldwell, an M.P. from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation of Canada Party (CCF), and as indicated in this case to J.S. Woodsworth, M.P. and the first leader of the CCF. Although ill, Woodsworth did personally write Clementina.
Coldwell would also follow-up with Clementina (see ICEA2010-0008-0040). In fact, Coldwell raised the issue of Libero’s internment in the House of Commons, pointing out that Sauro’s sons were in the Canadian services. Other letters indicate that Coldwell continued to interest himself in Sauro's case and those of other internees (see ICEA2010-0008-0051, ICEA2010-0008-0052, ICEA2010-0008-0053).
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.
October 18, 1940
[t-b, l-r]: [printed on paper] [crest] / House of Commons / Canada [handwritten in ink] 60 Maryland St., / Winnipeg, Oct. 18, 1940. / Dear Mrs. Sauro.- If your story is / correct – and I can readily credit it - / the situation is outrageous. / There are two lines along which it / seems to me possible to work. First, / Civil Liberties, second, the Church. / I have presented the case through / a friend, to the moderator and have / sent a copy of your letter to our Head / Office in Ottawa asking the Secretary / to take whatever action is possible. / Unfortunately I myself am quite ill and cannot follow this matter up
[t-b, l-r]: [handwritten in ink] 2. [printed on paper] [crest] / House of Commons / Canada [handwritten in ink] personally but trust that something / may come out of the lines I have / initiated. / With kindest regards / Yours sincerely, / J. S. Woodsworth. / (per L. L. W.)
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