Dr. Britton's letter was eloquent and to-the-point. The proposed Hannibal project seems another expression of the impulse to sentimentalize--and thus distort--history. It is a pity that Sam Clemens isn't here to make a pungent comment on this situation. Some of you may remember a proposed project by Disney a few years back to create a "Historical" theme park in Virginia. This enterprise was eventually discontinued in light of public outcry over the "Disneyfication" of history. I plan to mention this in my letter to the committee. It seems a good comparision to the Hannibal project.