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Letter from Arthur Nelson, vice-chairman of the Missouri State Highway Department, to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, noting with pleasure that Stark appears to have gained Tom Pendergast's support in his run for governor, and assuring him that "no matter who the republicans nominate you are going to get a large republican vote."

Date: 
November 23rd 1935

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Date: 
1935
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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