[letter received by Marianne Moore]

September 2, 1999

Dear Marianne:

I'm sorry I have to write this anonomously, but you understand about why I might fear retaliation. I just wanted you to know that you are being blackballed. Mr, Hunt, Mr. Riley, and Mayor Teasdale are giving you bad references when you apply for a new job, and they are using their political power to try to make sure you can't get a job. You're story in the paper has really hurt their public image, and I overheard them say they were going to run you out of town to get even. This letter is no joke. I have heard them talking together, and I'm telling you the truth. You still have lots of friends here who know what happenned. We're on your side. Your not the first girl this has happened to.

A friend