From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, May 7, 1933


Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Robidoux in St. Joseph, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. On the eve of his forty-ninth birthday, Truman reflects to Bess that, "Politics should make a thief... and a pessimist of anyone, but I don't believe I'm any of them and if I can get the Kansas City courthouse done without scandal no other judge will have done as much, and then maybe I can retire as collector..."

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St Joseph, MO
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HST-FBP_7-97_01, Papers of Harry S. Truman Pertaining to Family, Business, and Personal Affairs
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