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Donald Doud

A document examiner hired by the defense for its motion for a new trial, Doud lent credence to the defense's theory that the Baltimore Documents were forgeries when he examined a series of letters typed on a Woodstock machine in 1929 by employees of the Fansler-Martin insurance firm (this machine was later given to Priscilla Hiss, Thomas Fansler's daughter). Doud said the machine that typed the letters was manufactured sometime between 1926 and 1928. If this was correct, Woodstock #230,099, which was placed in evidence by the defense as the typewriter formerly owned by the Hisses, could not have been the Hiss machine because it was not manufactured until 1929, according to Woodstock company records.

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