Memorandum Prepared by Mr. Mitchell's Secretary Giving Content of Letter Written by Mr. Coffin

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Description: 

Memorandum Prepared by Mr. Mitchell's Secretary Giving Content of Letter Written by Lyman G. Coffin of Kansas City, Missouri. The document recounts Coffin's part in a voter fraud incident on March 6, 1934. In attempt to get employment, Coffin took orders from a Pendergast precinct captain to "ghost" vote. After being exposed of voter fraud, he was severely injured by an anti-Pendergast gang. He requests that the Pendergast headquarters provide for his medical bills and for his wife until he is able to get a job.

Date: 
June 1934
Modern Location: 
2706 Bales Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949, Folder 2954
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-C1041-F02954-0001
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