Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman

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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 28, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Pickwick Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on the public's reaction at Truman laying off over two hundred county workers: "I have had to go off and hide. I am now on the seventh floor of the Pickwick Hotel. The manager gave me a room without registering so no job holder who wants to stay on can see or phone me."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 28, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on the newspaper's reception at Truman laying off over two hundred county workers: "The Star is off me anyway. I think our friend at the city hall has been "helping me out" down there."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 27, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman warns Bess of the dangers that accompanies his responsibilities as Jackson County judge: "Please be careful about eating anything that comes in the mail. Someone sent me a cake the other day and I threw it away. With these discharges coming off you can't tell what they'll do."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 26, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman informs Bess of some of the difficulties of his responsibilties as Jackson County judge: "It was necessary to make arrangements to discharge some two hundred people from the payroll and it was some job. If you don't think I had a headache when it was over you are mistaken."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 24, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman informs Bess that he met up with Lee C. "Doc" Johnson, then spent the following day, "…trying to make a budget. It will require the discharge of some two hundred and two employees…"

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, April 23, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Grandview, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his meeting with Tom Pendergast, saying that, "He told me to do as I pleased with the county payroll, make the adjustments I wanted to, and he'd put the organization in line behind me. He also told me that I could be Congressman or collector."

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."