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Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett, describing his preference for caution in reacting to indictments of persons responsible for voting fraud in Kansas City.

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February 4th 1937

Letter and document written by Jesse Barrett providing a positive accounting of the career of U.S. District Judge Merrill E. Otis of Kansas City.

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March 10th 1937

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

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March 6th 1937

Letter from F. E. Whitten to Jesse Barrett describing the atmosphere in Kansas City in response to federal investigations into the Pendergast Machine.

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April 15th 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson of Kansas City to Jesse Barrett, describing the status of federal indictments for election fraud in the District Court. He also discusses the pending appointments of new Election Board members.

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October 2nd 1937

Response letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson describing his positive reactions to developments in Kansas City, including the prosecutions of election fraud perpetrators and the Governor's appointments to the Election Board.

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October 23rd 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing his work coordinating a new slate of city council candidates and other attempts to oust the Pendergast Machine from power.

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October 26th 1937

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

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February 5th 1938

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Date: 
May 13th 1938

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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