A Letter Home

When Alger Hiss was serving time in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, he was allowed to receive seven letters a week and write three. Most of his letters home (they could be no longer than the front and back of a single sheet of paper) were addressed to his wife, Priscilla, or to his wife and son, but some, like the one below, from March 1953, were addressed directly to his young son, Tony. (The stamp on the first page is that of the prison censor.)