Croton-on-Hudson: 1941. Regarding the recipient's letter to the Reader's Digest, of September 24 (Eastman had been hired as an editor for the conservative publication earlier in the same year). The subject appears to be the institution of the death penalty in the Soviet Union: "...Nobody questions the fact that the death penalty was decreed for theft of 'socialist property', and the extension of all penalties to children twelve years old automatically extends that one. I am sorry to say I can not tell you offhand when the previous decree was issued but I think it was the Spring of 1934...." Brief 1-pp TLS on Eastman's personal Croton-On-Hudson letterhead, addressed to a "Mr. Simon", dated November 14, 1941. Single holograph correction in Eastman's hand. Mailing folds; slightly toned at margins; Very Good.