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Michael 5260
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Tue May 22, 2018 12:14
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Pelletreau had one of his brilliant observations.

"Another characteristic in the ransom notes that impressed me as very singular was the use of dots for punctuation. Now, many people in penning letters, use a dash at the end of an incomplete thought, or in the place of a period after a sentence, but you won't find one in a hundred thousand using dots. This is a type of punctuation that is very rare in general writing. It is usually found only in editorial and manuscript work. Bear this carefully in mind; it has most vital bearing on something I shall disclose later on".

Pelletreau is talking about the use of an "ellipsis" when writing. Well, you can look high and low until the cows come home for milking and you will not find the use of an ellipsis in the Lindbergh ransom notes.

Pelletreau also claimed the ellipsis was used in the anonymous letter written to Dr. Erastus Hudson. You will not find one there either.

You only find an ellipsis,sort of an ellipsis,used once in the Faulkner letter to Governor Hoffman. It consists of fifteen dots within a sentence. The correct use is three periods to indicate the omission of words within a quoted passage or four periods to indicate the omission of words at the end of a quoted passage.

The only place that dots are found in the Lindbergh ransom are in the drawing of the ransom money box. They have nothing to do with handwriting or conveying a message. It is the standard practice to use dashes to represent any line of an object that is hidden from view in a drawing. This also shows us the writer of the ransom notes had some training in this method of drawing.

    • faulkner letter to gov. hoffmanbob mills for michael and forum, Tue May 22 13:06
      Michael, please tell us more about the Faulkner letter to Gov. Hoffman. Thanks.
      • Re: faulkner letter to gov. hoffmanMichael 5260 for Bob, Wed May 23 11:00
        Here is the information I was able to glean from the Faulkner letter. The writer of the Faulkner letter is definitely not the writer of the Lindbergh ransom notes. When similar words, letter forms,... more
        • questions about the faulkner letterbob mills for michael and forum, Thu May 24 10:52
          Thanks, Michael. I assumed it was a fake, because I don't believe that any person named "J.J. Faulkner" existed, at least not in connection with the LKC. Do you have an opinion as to what would have... more
          • new LKC show on TV next week!Richard Sloan, Fri May 25 11:42
            On May 31 at 9 pm, The Travel Channel's long-running program, "The Mysteries of the Museum," will present a one-hour episode on the Lindbergh kidnapping case. Harry Kazman, Mark Falzini, and I will... more
            • TV exposurebob mills for richard sloan, Fri May 25 18:53
              I'm sure you'll be a star, Richard. I remember doing a show on C-SPAN after appearing at Ford's Theater for a Lincoln assassination symposium back in 1998. Gives one a chance to reach out to the... more
          • Re: questions about the faulkner letterMichael 5260 for Bob, Thu May 24 14:21
            This Faulkner letter is one of the many letters sent to Governor Hoffman in order to persuade him to do something. The only inside dope the letter provided was that the writer was a dope. I first... more
            • was j.j. faulkner a real person?bob mills for michael and forum, Thu May 24 18:52
              Michael, excuse me. I never talked about an "assortment of cranks and psychotic people." I did say I thought the Faulkner letter to Hoffman was phony, because no such known existed (in connection... more
              • Re: was j.j. faulkner a real person?Michael 5260 for Bob, Thu May 24 20:03
                This is true. They never did find a J J Faulkner. We will never know who the person was that signed the bank deposit slip.
            • Re: questions about the faulkner letterMichael, Thu May 24 16:56
              Written like someone who hasn't read through most of the collection. So paint everything as originating from "Nut Cases" in order to justify not doing so, and to dissuade others as if they would be... more
              • Re: questions about the faulkner letterMichael 5260 for Michael, Thu May 24 19:57
                There were many investigative agencies that were involved in the LKC case. Should a person spend their time reviewing every single report that was written at the time? Looking for what? This doesn't... more
                • Re: questions about the faulkner letterMichael, Fri May 25 05:37
                  Of course doing research is productive. Not doing it is evidence of what exactly? I mean, here you are saying you didn't know that Hartkorn made that conclusion. Why not? It's in the very collection... more
                  • Re: questions about the faulkner letterMichael 5260 for Michael, Fri May 25 10:42
                    Is this some kind of a contest? The more times a person goes to the archives, the more times they stare at the various collections, the more valid their conclusions become? I know I've burned my fair ... more
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