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

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 Created
1934-06
Modern Location
2706 Bales Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Neighborhood
Street Name
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949, Folder 2954
Rights Statement

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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.

Digital Object Identifier
SHSMO-C1041-F02954-0001