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Emma Grimm of Sabetha, Nemaha County, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper regarding the child labor law that prohibits the employment of children under the age of 14 in any mercantile establishment. Grimm believes that if children do not learn the value of work at a young age, "then they get stubern and want there own way and that does not work good." Her son Theodore had recently been let go from his job as a grocery delivery boy, which apparently upset him greatly. Theodore was mentioned by name in a letter by another Sabetha citizen, Ralph Tennal, dated December 2, 1917, and in Commissioner P.J. McBride's letter, dated December 8, 1917.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: November 27, 1917

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This letter would work particularly well with Ralph Tennal's letter dated December 2, P.J. McBride's response to Tennal dated December 8, and McBride's response to Grimm, dated December 12.

KS:11th:1.4:Child labor laws (2005)

Item Number: 211788
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Alphabetical Files Box 10 Folder 3 No. 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211788

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