From Reta Walters to U.S. Congress and Cabinet Secretaries

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Letter from Miss Reta Walters accusing Harry Truman of being in league with Tom Pendergast and providing evidence to support her claim. She also notes prominent Kansas Citians who advocated for clemency for Pendergast after his conviction of tax evasion. Documents also address Pendergast's involvement in the liquor distilling and distribution business.

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April 7th 1944
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1207 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
James Alexander Reed (1861-1944) Papers, K0443
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-K0443-B013-0008
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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.