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    Hunter Thompson Autograph Letter Signed "Dr. Dark." Three pages, 8.5" x 13", no place; October 17, [1967]. Written on yellow legal paper and addressed to his friend Paul Semonin, who Thompson addresses as "Karl" as a wink to Semonin's leftist politics. The letter reads in part: "...tried to bear down to write on a fuel mixture of 10% natural energy & 90% pills - The result was a raging stupor & no writing progress at all. I finally blew it all & went to sleep for 3 days...spend the winter here, working on the RD & learning to ski. My Joint Chiefs idea has gone into contract/bullshit limbo to the extent that I've given up on it. Those people are the reason I no longer think about living in NY..." After his signature, Thompson has written on verso: "...Sandy is pregnant again, and crazy like the other times - tears, screaming - like the good ole days. If I weaken any further, I might break down & pray for deliverance."

    Condition: Flattened mail folds with light edge toning. There is also a tear at the top of first sheet where the page was ripped from the legal pad. Very boldly signed.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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