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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 23, 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this particularly candid letter, Truman updates Bess on the politics of Missouri and the nation, saying that "Pendergast hasn't made up his mind yet who will be governor. He'll announce it sometime soon. If the man is smart and politically minded he can say who Clark's successor will be and can deliver the 1940 delegation at the national convention."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 22, 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 speaks about Kansas City Bar Association President Henry Depping: "Depping is a Republican and one of the inner circle in K.C. He told me he'd try to get enough Republican candidates into the Senatorial race so they wouldn't vote in my primary."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 22, 1930

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and muses upon an alternative time line in which he and Bess were married earlier, commenting that, "I don't see how I got along until I was thirty-four without you. Just think of all the wasted years that could have been pleasantly and profitably spent. I might even have been a financial success if I'd started with you sooner."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 22, 1923

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman comments briefly on Kansas City politics: "I see that the Journal is still having a pick at the County Court. If Mr. Dickey had gotten his streets accepted he'd have been pleased with the operation of the court."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 21, 1923

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. Truman describes his attraction to the military, then says, "You be a good girl and I'll be a good boy. I have been. I haven't had a thing to drink nor have I drawn a single card."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 19, 1923

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman reveals his inclination towards military service, stating that, "I am going to have to write orders for a whole division today, and believe me it's a real job. I won't have time to think of any politicians or jobs or roads either for the balance of the week."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 16, 1927

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and complains about the post office system for not receiving a letter, saying that, "It's like everything else under this Republican Gov't I guess just a lack of efficiency." Truman also mentions Kansas City director of public works Matthew S. Murray.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 15, 1927

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and upcoming plans at Fort Riley. He then comments on local Kansas City politics: "I see the said court is functioning. The Star said they had ordered Koehler to pave Fairmount Ave. Had a letter from Vrooman saying the court was not taking any chances on anything but holding all doubtful matters for my return."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 13, 1927

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his increased influence at Fort Riley, remarking that, "I'm having a wonderful time doing a little political maneuvering. Also evening up some scores. The colonel listens to what I say and when I make suggestions about certain regular army officers he immediately flies into them... You see politics is never absent when I'm around."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 12, 1926

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess of his United States Army Reserve duties and leisure time, joking that, "There are lots of politicians here. We have a great time trying to get our campaign funds out of the poker game."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 11, 1932

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minnesota to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his time since his arrival and about the contraband liquor available at Camp Ripley and Mason City, Iowa.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 10, 1927

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel to Fort Riley and on his new entitlements there as a lieutenant colonel.