Fr. Anastasius Fettig was Prior at Gethsemani at the time of this correspondence. He was reacting to the negative response among some about Merton's pamphlet he distributed before the 1968 abbatial election, "My Campaign Platform for Non-Abbot and Permanent Keeper of Present Doghouse".
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See one published letter from Merton to the Gethsemani community, entitled "My Campaign Platform for Non-Abbot and Permanent Keeper of Present Doghouse", in The School of Charity, pp. 356-357.
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|| 1967/12/no (#01)
||HLS to Merton
||Not a few have been knocking on my door in reference to your latest sally called "My Campaign
|| [see Section E.1 of the classification under "My campaign platform for non-Abbot and permanent keeper of present doghouse" for a carbon and annotated mimeograph of this statement]
|| 1967/12/no (#02)
||TN[c] from Merton
||I have read your note with some surprise. It is true that my leaflet was unnecessarily flippant,