never be able thank you enough
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt:
I am appealing to you because I know you might be able to help me. I graduate this year and I haven't enough money to buy a dress. I give all I earn for food for the family.
I have been worried and this is the only solution I could come to. I need a light dress and as I am quite little I would need about size 14 or 15 in dresses. I would think it was the grace of God if I received just a plain little graduation dress.
I'll have to get along without white shoes although I've always craved a pair of pumps size 51/2 or 5's that I never will get until I get a job which I will work very hard to get.
If I had a lot of money I would take up a nurses course and work for charity. Just to get the pleasure of healing people.
Graduate May 28, "35"
P.S. It's only because I hate to go on the stage with the other girls in my shabby dress. My father works when he is able.
Reply to the letter:
May 8, 1935
My dear Miss B.:
Mrs. Roosevelt has asked me to acknowledge your letter for her. She is very sorry indeed that she cannot comply with your wishes, but owing to the large number of similar requests, it is impossible for her to do as you ask.
Assuring you of her regret, I am
Very sincerely yours,