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Letter from Frederick Whitten congratulating Jesse Barrett for his work in removing Pendergast Machine affiliates.

Date: 
February 5th 1938

Letter from Lester Seacat describes an enclosed chart of election-related activities in various districts in Kansas City.

Date: 
February 18th 1938

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing a recent primary election in Kansas City during which people were bussed in from St. Louis in order to vote fraudulently.

Date: 
March 10th 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson in which he discusses how Republicans can respond to the Kansas City Machine's activity in the upcoming election.

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March 11th 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson discussing election fraud in Kansas City and tactics for Republicans to overcome it.

Date: 
March 12th 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett to Frank R. Kent of the Baltimore Sun, describing his feelings about Senator Bennett Clark, particularly around the reappointment of U.S. Attorney Maurice Milligan.

Date: 
March 10th 1938

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
March 18th 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson, discussing the recent primary election in Kansas City, and his disappointment that voters did not come out strongly against the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
April 1st 1938

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett discussing the recent Kansas City election, and the landcape of fraudulent voting and corruption which persists, despite recent reforms.

Date: 
April 4th 1938

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett describing his political activities over the years and his opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
April 11th 1938

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett, detailing his knowledge of the workings of the Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, particularly as involves election and insurance fraud.

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April 14th 1938

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing the pleas of those accused of election fraud in Kansas City,

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May 4th 1938

Letter from Arthur Freund to Arthur Vanderbilt describing the legal justification for pursuing election fraud cases in Kansas City.

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May 13th 1938

Letter from Jesse Barret to I. N. Wilson discussing efforts to build a coalition in opposition to the Pendergast Machine. He also discusses rampant election fraud in Missouri using his 1936 candidacy as an example.

Date: 
June 25th 1938

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing false or inaccurate voter registrations in Kansas City, and a potential remedy for them.

Date: 
June 27th 1938

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett discussing his hopes for the upcoming election.

Date: 
August 3rd 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett praising Judge James Douglas for winning the Missouri Supreme Court primary election against the Pendergast-backed candidate.

Date: 
August 3rd 1938

Letter from Jesse Barrett to Hector Burleigh in which he expresses optimism for the political future, with the descent of the Pendergast regime and the opportunity for Republicans to take future elections.

Date: 
August 4th 1938

Text of a speech given by Jesse Barrett at the Annual Reunion of Montgomery County Old Settlers, 1938

Date: 
August 6th 1938

Article by E. Montgomery Reily in which he discusses the practice of Republicans voting in the Democratic primary during the recent election.

Date: 
August 20th 1938

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.