I am prepared to concur in your circulation of this afternoon, with the two minor modifications suggested below. My readiness to do this reflects what I hope was implicit in my two earlier letters of today, namely, that we have reached the point in our deliberations where the differences amongst us hang not on any matters of substance but on pure semantics. Frankly, I think the important thing now is to reach an agreement on some disposition which can be announced at the earliest possible moment, preferably not later than tomorrow afternoon.
Harlan, J.M. Correspondence from Harlan to Burger, Alexander v. Holmes County Bd. of Educ., 396 U.S. 19 (1969). Box 367, Harry A. Blackmun Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.