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The Boad Nelly note

Lindbergh Trial Transcripts, Hauptman Trial, Charles Lindbergh, Lindbergh Baby, Bruno Hauptmann, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Anna Hauptmann, Manfred Hauptmann, Anne Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.

“The boy is on the boad—“b-o-a-d” Nellie. It is a small boad ‘b-o-a-d’ 28 feet long. Two persons are on the boad. The—‘t-h-e’ are innocent. You will find the boad between Horseneck Beach and Gay Head near Elizabeth Island.”

By Mr. Wilentz:

Q. When you left at midnight, who left in the party?

A. Colonel Lindbergh, Colonel Breckinridge, Alfred Reich and then some men belonging to the United States, I think, I didn’t know him. I didn’t know him, Mr. Attorney General.

Q. Was it Mr. Irey of the United States Department of Internal Revenue?

A. Either one of two, I wouldn’t be sure, either Mr. Irey or Mr. Frank Wilson, either one of those two.

Q. Did you leave in an automobile?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. The four of you?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. And where did you go?

A. Down to around Seventy—the street near Central Park West, I couldn’t tell you the number of the house now.

Q. Then where did you go?

A. We stayed there and had consultation.

Q. Whose house was it?

A. Oh, it was the late Senator Morrow’s. I don’t know the number.

Q. In New York?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. From Senator Morrow’s home where did you go?

A. We went in an automobile to Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Q. Who drove the car?

A. Colonel Lindbergh.

Q. All the way from New York to Bridgeport?

A. No. That I couldn’t say as to when they changed wheels, I don’t know.

Q. Traveling through the night?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. About what time would you say you arrived at Bridgeport?

A. Around five o’clock in the morning or a little earlier, it was very dark.

Q. Having arrived there at five o’clock in the morning, the four of you men, what did you do?

A. The men who were with me advised waiting a little while, inasmuch as it would not be practicable to go farther east at that time until light would assist them.

Q. And did you wait then?

A. I did.

Q. What time finally did you leave Bridgeport?

A. I’d say when it was light, when it was light.

Q. And what did you do then? What did your party do?

A. Went in an airplane from Bridgeport to within the vicinity of Gay Head.

Q. Who piloted the airplane?

A. Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh.

Q. Colonel Lindbergh piloted it and who were the passengers besides the Colonel?

A. Colonel Breckenridge, this gentleman from the United States Service Department and myself.

Q. And how long were you in the air?

A. I did not take time to know, but we stopped at Gay Head or very near it up there. It was then light.

Q. Did you return that day to your home?

A. No, sir.

Q. Did you stay with Colonel Lindbergh?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. Until when?

A. Until he had finished the flight. I was in the airplane with him.

Q. Did you accompany him on both flights that he made or only on one?

A. I did.

Q. Did the Colonel find his baby?

A. He did not.

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