c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776
                                         Tucson [zip code exempt]
                                                 ARIZONA REPUBLIC

                                                   April 18, 1997

                 FOR VIOLATIONS OF 18 U.S.C. 242

Governor Fife Symington
State of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona state

Dear Governor Symington:

This is  to place  you on  formal written notice that, despite My
best efforts,  as evidenced  by documentary  exhibits  previously
mailed to  you, I  was prevented  from voting  during the  recent
general election  in November,  1996,  in  part  because  of  the
unconstitutional practice  by the  State of  Arizona of requiring
that voter  registrants certify,  under penalty  of perjury, that
they are all federal citizens.

This is  to inform  you that I did appear at the election poll in
My neighborhood  precinct at 6:45 p.m. on election night, where I
learned that I was not registered, and where I was not allowed to
vote.  At exactly 7:00 p.m., I left without having voted, because
the polls  closed at that moment in time.  The State of Arizona's
election officials  were there  to witness  the fact  that I  was
prevented from voting.  I know this because I asked to speak with
election officials, and I gave them copies of prior letters.

Therefore, since  the damage  is now done, and since no one among
the  many  people  I  contacted  did  anything  to  prevent  this
violation of  My fundamental  Right to vote for My Representative
in the United States House of Representatives, I hereby make this
formal offer to you, and to the State of Arizona, to wit:

I offer  to hold  you, the  State of  Arizona,  and  all  of  its
officers, employees,  and agents,  harmless for this irreversible
deprivation of My fundamental Rights, upon receipt from the State
of Arizona  of the  certain sum  of  one  million  United  States
dollars ($$1,000,000.00),  payable in  lawful money  to Me,  Paul
Andrew Mitchell, Citizen of Arizona state.

I will  look forward  to your immediate attention to this matter.
Please do  not ignore this BONA FIDE OFFER IN COMPROMISE, because
your  failure  to  negotiate  an  equitable  resolution  to  this
controversy could  easily cost the State of Arizona far more than
the compromise  amount I have proposed to you above.  I say this,
because I  fully intend  to sue  the State  of Arizona, should it
fail to  compensate Me adequately for the deliberate violation of
My fundamental Rights which has now occurred.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


I, Paul  Andrew, Mitchell,  B.A., M.S., Citizen of Arizona state,
hereby verify,  under penalty  of perjury,  under the laws of the
United States  of America,  without the "United States", that the
above statements  of fact are true and correct, to the best of My
current information,  knowledge, and  belief,  so  help  Me  God,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746(1).

Further Affiant Sayeth Naught.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell

Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Citizen of Arizona state
(expressly not a citizen of the United States)

All Rights Reserved without Prejudice

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