Pendergast Machine

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From I. W. Thurman to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from I. W. Thurman to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating Stark on his work against the Pendergast machine, and reporting on state employees "who appeared to be carrying the Douglas Banner but are using all their time in this territory trying to put Billings over" for Pendergast in St. Clair County.

From I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing the pleas of those accused of election fraud in Kansas City,

From I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett discussing the recent Kansas City election, and the landcape of fraudulent voting and corruption which persists, despite recent reforms.

From I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson discussing election fraud in Kansas City and tactics for Republicans to overcome it.

From I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing a recent primary election in Kansas City during which people were bussed in from St. Louis in order to vote fraudulently.

From Hurd Martin to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Hurd Martin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the alliances of Carroll County Democrats to the Pendergast machine. He reports that Earl Cheesman, county chairman, met with Tom Pendergast recently and pledged his support. Martin is concerned that Stark could inadvertantly appoint Pendergast loyalists to important positions.

From House of Representatives Insurance Committee Chairman to Mr. Shockley

Unsigned letter to "Mr. Shockley" criticizing the work of the Insurance Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives, a group charged with investigating insurance scandals perpretrated by affiliates of the Pendergast Machine.

From Horace Merritt to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Horace Merritt to Governor Lloyd Stark, discussing opposition to Stark for his mission to clean up "old age pension lists" and how that is effecting support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court campaign, as well as other campaign related issues. Merritt writes that he does not believe Stark "thought for a minute that the Security Commission would remove helpless and worthy pensioners."

From Herbert Welch to Guy B. Park

Letter from Herbert Welch to Guy B. Park requesting Park's and Tom Pendergast's assistance in finding steady work.

From Henry A. Bundschu to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Henry Bundschu to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett, describing his prospects for winning the election and the political outlooks in Kansas City and St. Louis in particular.

From Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel

Letter from Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel asking for help after having her daughter taken away from her five months prior. She writes that after opening a bathhouse she was expected to make pay-offs, but later learned that the person collecting that money was not passing it along to "the 'man'," leading to her business being raided, being jailed, and her daughter being "put in a home." Autry writes that her daughter will not be released unless she pays a fee she can't afford, but that she has "worked on all elections ...

From Harry S. Truman to Thomas McGee

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Thomas McGee in which Truman informs McGee he was able to speak with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and reassure him that Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. was not recommended for political appointment by Pendergast Organization, or by the state organization of Missouri. Mitchell was recently removed from his position as assistant secretary of commerce.