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Belgian Denials

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Belgian Denials is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Daily Express No. 2962, 8 october 1909.


Belgian Denials

Daily Express No. 2962 (p. 1)

DESOLATED TOWNS.

PITIFUL PICTURE OF THE CONGO AS IT NOW IS.

BELGIAN DENIALS.

The "Express" has received the following letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose book "The Crime of the Congo," is the most powerful indictment yet presented against the misgovernment of the Congo State: -

To the Editor of the "Express."

Sir, - Every friend of the Congo races must thank you for your noble and energetic championship of their cause. After the long night dawn seems to be breaking at last.

Our most urgent need is to put the facts before the public. For this end the dissemination of free literature and the holding of public meetings are essential, but both these methods require money, and the purse of the Congo Reform Association is empty.

Will those who are willing to help a good cause send what they can afford to Mr. Travers Buxton, the honorary treasurer of the association, at Granville House, Arundel Street, W.C.

Only one word would I eliminate from your splendid articles. I am in no sense the originator of this new crusade, but only a late recruit to Mr. Morel's banner.

Yours faithfully,

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.









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