Letter from George Welch to Governor Harvey Parnell
January 10, 1931
Marked Tree, Ark.
Jan. 10, 1931
Mr. Harvey Parnell Gov.
Little Rock, Ark.
[Notation in corner] Douth needs help working for 2.00 per week
I the undersined [undersigned] am making
application for emploiment [employment] am
a gettin in bad condition I made
a shair crop [sharecrop] and lost bad 35 acres
to cotton my landlord wouldn’t
alow [allow] me to plant any to corn
wanted all in cotton and the 35 acers [acres]
made 6 bales and a rimlet and
my land lord tryed [tried] to put me out
of leases wanted the house and
is standing empty we have
lined up our cumilation [cumulation] of food
and haven’t got any clothing
I had to moove [move] to town am woorking [working]
for the Leevy Bard [Levy Board?] as dreanage [drainage?]cutting
and clearing the banks of ditches
and rivers gettin two dollars $2.00
per week with 5 in family.
My age 53 wife 42 boy 16 girl 10 girl 7
all in bad shap [shape] for clothes. I got food
like this flour for 3 days lard for
3 days no potatoes Irish no meal
no meat beans for a week and
haven’t got any thaing [thing]else to go
and dear Governor I can’t get by
on two dollars $2.00 per week.
I want woork [work]for me and my boy
that is all I want in woork and pay for it
if I can get it but I’ve got to have relief
in some maner[manner] thay [they] won’t let but one
of us near the boy woork and can’t get but
$2.00 per week when the people ask
for ade [aid]these people call them out and
tell them to woork [work] for it and they
won’t give us but $2.00 per week how can
we get any thaing [anything] I am looking
to you for adjustment thanking you
for all favors.
Yours I am
Geo. W. Welch
Handwritten letter from George Welch in Marked Tree, Arkansas, to Governor Harvey Parnell, requesting assistance in finding work in order to support his family.
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