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Letter from Mrs. T. W. Marr to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on May 16, 1934, with attached letter. Marr urges Mitchell to combat the corruption in Kansas City and comments how she was turned down for a job in Marshall, Missouri because she did not have Thomas J. Pendergast's endorsement.

May 16th 1934

Letter from Charles G. Nichols to James A. Reed, discussing both his previous employment in city and county offices and the financial contributions he has made to political causes in recent years. Nichols asks Reed to assist him in obtaining work through Tom Pendergast, and states that he believes a man has three duties: "1st he must take care of his family, 2nd must pay his honest debts & 3rd must vote the Democratic ticket."

August 3rd 1930
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.