Telegram to Mrs. Philip Daniels on the Death of Her Son Jonathan, a Theological Student.
I GRIEVE with you in the death of your son. We labor towards the day when the cause of brotherhood may prevail, and the violence that sometimes scars the face of America may be ended. May God comfort you and strengthen you in this hour.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
[Mrs. Philip Daniels, 67 Summer Keene Street, Keene, New Hampshire]
Note: The telegram was read by Bill D. Moyers, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference at 4:25 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 1965. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Jonathan M. Daniels was killed by a shotgun blast on August 20, in Hayneville, Ala. shortly after his release from jail where he had been held for civil rights activities. His companion, Rev. Richard F. Morrisroe, was injured (see Item 444).
Lyndon B. Johnson, Telegram to Mrs. Philip Daniels on the Death of Her Son Jonathan, a Theological Student. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/240884