Box 1, Folder 14, Document 4

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Box 1, Folder 14, Document 4

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October 29, 1969

Chief C. H. Hildebrand, Jr.
Atlanta Fire Department

46 Courtland Street, S. E.
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Chief:

I am indebted to you for having sent me a copy of the Annual Report of the
Fire Department. I shall pass it around the premises. It is most complete
and the taxpayer can read it and answer all the questions, and I know it is
prepared with no small amount of work.

I have been in Atlanta seventy-seven years, they say, and with this company
almost sixty years. I have known many firemen in my time and remember
when many of the various houses were built, and when Assistant Chief Bill
Cummings lived in the block near me at Pulliam Street and Georgia Avenue.
By the way, the fire bell in one of the boxes was actually repeated in his
residence. One of the things all of us carried in those days was a card with
the number of the fire alarm boxes and their street address.

You have a right to be proud of your department and so has our Mayor, for
whom I have a profound respect.

Sincerely yours,


cc: Mayor Ivan Allen a

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