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Dear Miss [BLACKED OUT]
Your letter of September 24th has been received.
With respect to your inquiry, the raid on the Scientology Center in
Washington, D.C., and the seizure of certain books and equipment was not
carried out by the FBI, but was conducted by Deputy U.S. Marshals at the
request of the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare. In view of this, I am forwarding a copy of
your letter to that Department.
[stamped] J. Edgar Hoover
NOTE: Bufiles contain no record of correspondent. On 1-4-63 Deputy U.S.
Marshals raided the Scientology Center in Washington, D.C., and seized
certain items pursuant to a request of the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology is well known to
the Bureau and has been described by his wife as being "hopelessly
insane." Copy of incoming sent by form to the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare.