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Emma Grimm to Arthur Capper

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Sabetha Kan Nov 27-1917
Arthur Capper Governor
Topeka Kansas
Dear Sir
In reguard to this new law about the children I must write you a few lines I do believe it is a very wrong thing for us people out here in this little town and in the Country, our children do not have to work to hard and I do believe it is better for children to learn to work, when they are little then when they are nearly grown, then they get stubern and want there own way and that does not work good

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and I believe all wise Fathers and Mothers will agree with me that it is better for children to work a little then to be out on the streets in all kinds of mischief and anoying their neighbors and quarling and fighting like they do sometimes. And if we take every thing in consideration the way everything goes now, we need the help of our own children very much, you see the young men the best workers have to go to war, and the old men are worn out, and where is all our help it is very scarse and lots work to and it is necessary for us to teach the children while young how to work so as to grow up to be wise men and women

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My boy was turned of from his job Saturday and he took it so hard he cried and said I can not earn any money any more and I want my job back agin, he worked on the grocerie delivery wagon with a man. The mans name is Roy Dilplain and my boys name is Theodore Grimm. And so I would like for you to grand him a permit to get back to his work again as soon as he can if you can do it. Please be so kind and do it for us
Yours Respectfully
Emma Grimm
Sabetha City
Kansas

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