To the Honorable President of the United States, Ronald Regan
Dear Mr. President and Esteemed Friend:
I’m writing you this letter after hearing your wonderful broadcast every Saturday telling us all that you are our true friend, and that we can talk to you on level ground as a friend. I am the daughter of a slave, who was the grandson of a white English lady and an African chief’s son, and a slave mother whose father was General Jubal Early. I was born in a log shanty in the town of Grafton, Vermont on June 21, 1883. We are citizens of sterling quality and have given U.S. bonds and I’m entitled to my father’s Civil War pension since 1863 as well as my brother’s pension as a soldier from the 369th National Guard of New York. I am being misused and abused and harassed by the lawyers and the judges and discriminated by the courts and my property is being taken away from me illegally.
In the name of God and his son Jesus that was born in the manger and died on the cross of Calvary for each and everyone of us and our freedom as equals. I am calling on you for my rights, my human and civil rights, to help me and my family. I would like this letter to go to the Department of Justice. I can furnish references that I would need to supply and you can call Dr. Osborne E. Scott of 223 Edgemont Street, Mount Vernon, New York. He is a professor at Columbia University, and Senator Edward Kennedy and Edmund W. Brooks.
I need help at once and I’m being barred and discriminated against and prevented from my legal rights. Please help me. I’m asking you on bended knee.
Dr. Scott can be reached at 914-668-2651.
Yours in Prayer,
Daisy J. Turner
P.S. Words are inadequate to express my thanks to you and Mrs. Reagan for your wonderful courtesy and kindness to me in sending that wonderful birthday card and heartfelt greeting.