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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 7, 1925

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman recounts his conversation with the general (presumably of the United States Army Reserve), saying that, "He always kids me about my political career and I tell him if there weren't politicians to run the government, he would not be a brigadier general. That usually stops the conversation...".

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 6, 1926

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. This letter reveals his growing association with Tom Pendergast. Truman says, "I wonder if you would call up Buck and ask him to see Tom and get Tom to request Reed to pay me a visit. I'd be sitting on top of the moon if that could be done and Col. A.J.E. would have a spasm."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 5, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel and then provides information on the Missouri public's current opinion of Governor Lloyd C. Stark: "There are a number of letters from all over the state giving the governor a real dressing down. One calls him Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-for T.J.P. to get elected and against him to get headlines."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 3, 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then candidly comments on his nepotism, saying that, "If I made everybody I've gotten jobs for since 1927 pay me by the month as Bulger used to, we'd have a nice tidy sum to the leeward every month, but I'm just a d.f. I guess I can't take it that way."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 29, 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman updates Bess on his meeting with Tom Pendergast in New York, saying that "Pendergast was as pleased to see me as if I'd been young Jim. We talked for three hours about everything under the sun. Discarded a couple of prominent candidates for governor..."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 28, 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel New Yorker in New York City to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel to New York to meet with Tom Pendergast and provides an explanation for his visit: "Charlie Howell was in to see me and I wanted to get to the boss first so that's why I'm here. He... wanted to announce for governor when he gets back. That'll split Clark and T.J. sure I believe."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 28, 1931

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman expresses his yearning to be with Bess and declares that "When I get that courthouse located and the contract let, we'll take another weddin' tour and maybe I can get back on earth (if I'm not in the midst of a state campaign)."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 27, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides details on Clark and Truman's political maneuvering: "Clark said he was to see Tuck [Jacob] Milligan yesterday and that he'd rub a little salt on Stark. He thinks maybe we can get 'em all in the race."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 25, 1923

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman comments that he is getting in shape while at Fort Leavenworth and exclaims, "I'll be able to lick all the rabbits and the Kansas City Journal too when I get home."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 24, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides his opinion on Maurice M. Milligan and Lloyd C. Stark: "I don't want Milligan to run unless he and Stark run together. That would be too good."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 24, 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman informs Bess that he intends to travel in secret to New York to meet with Tom Pendergast.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 24, 1930

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this rather candid letter, Harry requests Bess to "Please bring my "Anthony" salve. I have a tender place on my saddle connection."