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From Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast

Photocopy of a letter from President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in Kansas City. After learning that James had sided in opinion with one of Truman's political adversaries, Truman sends a heated letter, mentioning that he never thought it to "be necessary for me to ask a Pendergast to make a choice between an upstart little Rabbit and the President of the United States." Truman ends the letter saying, "[Roger] Slaughter is obnoxious to me and you must make your choice." The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

From Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast

Photocopy of a letter from President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in Kansas City. Responding to Pendergast's request for suggestions for Kansas City mayor candidates, Truman suggests that Bryce Smith should run again. Truman states, "Bryce made a good Mayor and I know he has always been our friend." The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

From Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast

Photocopy of a letter from Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in which Truman discusses property matters concerning Fred Klaber and Russell Gabriel. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

From Harry S. Truman to James D. Pouncey

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to James D. Pouncey of The Jackson County Bar Association. Truman criticizes the bar for endorsing Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Walter White in not accepting Truman's invitation to appear before the Truman Committee. Truman states, "We had no funds available to bring a trainload of Negroes here to testify, and that is what White wanted us to do."

From Harry S. Truman to James A. Reed

Letter from Harry S. Truman to James A. Reed in which Truman expresses why he is upset with Reed. Although Truman knows Reed has great respect for him, Truman is disheartened that Reed remains publicly neutral in his preference between Truman and Charles M. Howell as a 1932 senatorial candidate. Truman claims, "I believe that I can win, despite Howell's candidacy and despite your neutrality." Truman then provides reasons why he believes Reed's support of Howell goes against Reed's interests.

From Harry S. Truman to James A. Burkhardt

Letter from Harry S. Truman to fellow WWI veteran James A. Burkhardt of Springfield, Missouri. Truman writes that he feared his primary election opponent might file a contest to the vote. He then informs Burkhardt that Truman is gifting him his "trusty 45 that I carried all through the late unpleasantness with Kaiser Bill."

From Harry S. Truman to J. W. Corn

Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. W. Corn of Oak Grove, Missouri in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Corn supporting Truman as Democratic nominee for Jackson County Judge. Corn was previously supporting Thomas W. Parrent as nominee until Truman's win at the local primary election.

From Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols

A letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols in which Truman regrets having to leave Nichols's party early. Truman agrees with Nichols in his desire to attract oil industry businessmen to Kansas City. Truman goes further in exclaiming, "Kansas City ought to be the oil capital, the air capital and the main agricultural market... for the whole county."

From Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols

A letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols. Truman thanks Nichols for attaching the letter Nichols wrote to Senator Arthur Capper concerning the dispersement of federal jobs throughout the United States.

From Harry S. Truman to George W. Catts

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts. After Catts informs Truman that Kansas City steel companies could be utilized to aid in the construction of 200 aquatic ships, Truman agrees and comments "There isn't a reason in the world why that could not be done."

From Harry S. Truman to George W. Catts

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts. Truman confirms receipt of a Kansas City manufacturing report sent by Catts and Truman expresses his surprise in the outcome of the report.

From Harry S. Truman to George L. Reichel

Letter from Judge Harry S. Truman to George L. Reichel in which Truman recommends Robert T. Ragland for employment at Reichel's bank.