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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 22, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on personal matters after commenting that he "had the biggest day on record before the equalization board, and there'll be another one today. I am on my way to see Mr. Pendergast and I think I'm going to come out all right on the situation."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 20, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on personal matters and then comments that, "This has been a dizzy week. Every day I've been listening to the woes of the taxpayers and getting no where. I am going to straighten things out before another week."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 19, 1928

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel LaFayette in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day socializing and briefly comments on Kansas City politics, saying that, "I'm glad they are at last getting the bond business going. If we carry that, there'll be no stopping us from being a real court."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 16, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman provides a short update on politics in Kansas City and says, "The Star seems to be softening up somewhat but they have planted a lot of poison."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 15, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Kansas City and says, "The Star is making a goat of me--not a Pendergast goat either but a tax goat. I'll lick the whole gang yet and make 'em like it."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 14, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this particularly revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Jackson County and says, "I have talked to T.J. [Tom Pendergast] and to Jim [James Pendergast] over the phone. T.J. is much better and gave me to understand that I could do as I pleased with the county."

From Harry S. Truman to Albert R. Norton

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to former Pendergast precinct captain Albert R. Norton. Truman replies to Norton's letter where he inquires about the possibility of a job in city administration as he had just recently been fired from a Republican office because of his political affiliation. Truman finds no sympathy in Norton's plight since he abandoned the established Democratic organization for the United Democrats.

From Harry Easley to Matthew S. Murray

Letter from Harry Easley to Matthew S. Murray in which Easley informs Murray that men in Jasper County, MO are continually visiting him to seek employment with the Works Progress Administration, even though Easley is no longer Deputy State Administrator of the W.P.A.. He then updates Murray on public sentiment in Southwestern Missouri towards the Kansas City Organization.

From Harry Easley to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Harry Easley to Harry S. Truman in which Easley urges Truman not to give Fred Black, Jr. a political appointment. Easley notes that Black "tells me that Jim Pendergast and Shannon Douglass are going to insist that you help him get this appointment."

From Harllee Branch to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Harllee Branch to Senator Harry S. Truman. Upon Truman's proposal of a new air route between Kansas City and New Orleans, Harllee Branch informs Truman that the Civil Aeronautics Board held a meeting to discuss the matter. Although the decision is not finalized by the board, the report completed from the hearing recommends that the Board deny the proposed air route. The complete report detailing their recommendation is attached to the letter.

From H. M. Beardsley to the United Dry Forces of Jackson County

Telegram from H. M. Beardsley to the United Dry Forces of Jackson County at the Grand Avenue Temple, Kansas City, Missouri. Beardsley writes, "Some of us are wet[,] some are dry[,] but all are we trust good citizens who desire in the coming election full justice[,] fair dealing[,] and freedom from all suspicion of wrong doing[.] We look to the county court that it will do all in its power to that end."

From H. H. Vaughan to John B. Gage

Letter from H. H. Vaughan on behalf of Senator Harry S. Truman to Kansas City, Missouri Mayor John B. Gage. Vaughan informs Gage that the Vocational Training Bill is still pending in the Senate. This bill in part affords $75,000 to the Kansas City Public Schools for vocational training in federal defense manufacturing.