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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, December 6, 1937

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 recounts the dinner he had with railroad lobbyist Jim Nugent: "In fact I think everyone has a right to be heard if you expect to get all the facts. Of course it is the job of some people to befog the issue and cover up the facts. I don't put Jim in that class."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, December 15, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman finds himself disconnected with Kansas City, but not by choice. Truman says that "It is a miserable state of affairs when a man dreads showing up in his home town because all his friends are either in jail or about to go there... The Star and even Willie never fail to emphasize my friendship with people whom they think may be a detriment politically to me."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, December 12, 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 past week and of the telegrams he received that morning, one from Tom Pendergast "recommending a good for nothing bird for a job and I won't recommend him."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 9, 1940

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman discusses his 1940 campaign for Senate reelection: "I wished then I'd never made the fight. But it was a good fight... I hope some good fact-finder will make a record of that campaign. It will be history someday."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 8, 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 visit with Franklin D. Roosevelt and their discussion about Lloyd C. Stark: "Went to see the President about a bill and he insisted on talking Mo. politics and telling me what a funny Governor we have. He didn't say phony but that's what he meant."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 6, 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 recounts one man's opinion of the Missouri political climate: "Had a letter from J. John Gillis this morning in which he said the Dems in Mo couldn't win unless Stark was nominated for V.P. He's a crazy Republican lawyer in K.C."

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

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Camp Pike near Little Rock, Arkansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his free time at Camp Pike and his meeting with Arkansas ex-governor Charles Hillman Brough, "who is a friend of Pendergast's and who was very pleased to see me when he found I knew him."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 23, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Pickwick Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Buena Vista, Colorado. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his return to Kansas City and his speech there. Of his associates, he noted that "Mr. [Bennett C.] Clark accepted but failed to appear as usual. Told Jim P. [Pendergast] he'd be in this afternoon but didn't come."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 23, 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 upcoming travel plans. He then candidly comments that "Pendergast wants to see me and Clark and I'm of the opinion that everything will be settled when we see him. Wouldn't the papers give something to know that?"

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 23, 1931

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his visit with William R. Gentry, Bennett Clark, and Roscoe C. Patterson. Truman adds that Patterson "had severed all connections with Kansas City, wasn't interested in the town or its people that St. Louis put him on the map and that's the town he is for."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 21, 1940

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his morning, including a meeting with Boyle Clark. When inquired about Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark, Truman said to Boyle Clark, "... I hadn't and didn't want to hear from the S.O.B. and that so far as I am concerned I didn't give a damn what he did or intended to do..."

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, August 21, 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Camp Pike near Little Rock, Arkansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman reacts to a clipping and a copy of the Independence Examiner, in which he says, "That letter from that old maid stenographer was just what you'd expect from a rabid dog. They tried me and convicted the county court without a hearing. If I'd opened up on the delegation as I should have, they'd have all been in jail for contempt."