February 10, 1983

Mr. Leroy Patterson
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Dear Mr. Patterson:

Thank you for your correspondence in which you voiced your opposition to reporation for treatment of Japanese-Americans by the United States Government during World War II.

I concur with you on this issue. The state of the economy is such that no particular group of people should receive any type of reparation unless it's in the form of jobs, housing, food and a stable economy.

I appreciate you contacting me on this most important matter. I will continue my efforts of protecting the interests of all the American people.

Thank you for expressing your views on this issue and please do not hesitate to contact me again on other matters of interest to you.

With best regards, I am,

Augustus F. Hawkins
Member of Congress

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