LETTER FROR RUBY BATES TO EARL STREETMAN (handwritten)
Jan 5 1932
215 Connelly Aly
I want to make a statment too you Mary Sanders is a goddam lie about those negroes jassing me those policement made me tell a lie that is my statement because I want too clear myself that is all too if you want to believe, ok. If not that is ok. You will be sorry someday if you had to stay in jail with eight Negroes you would tell a lie two. those Negroes did not touch me or those white boys. i hope you will believe me the law don't. i love you better than Mary does ore any body else in the world. that is why i am telling you of this thing. i was drunk at the time and did not know what i was doing. I know it was wrong to let those Negrroes die on account of me. i hope you will believe me. I was jazed but those white boys jazed me. i wish those Negores are not burnt on account of me. it is these white boys fault. that is my statement. and that is all i know. i hope you tell the law hope you will answer.
Jan 5, 1932
215 Connelly ally
P.S. this is the one time i might tell a lie but it is the truth so god help me.