The Letters: Requests for Money
Some children asked Mrs. Roosevelt for specific sums of money, and described to her exactly how the money would be used.
|O.C. (female, 14; NJ)||$7.50 to pay doctor||"I was doctering for a while, with out my Mother and Dad knowing it."|
|J.B. (female, 16; MA)||Keep up payments on refrigerator||"Two weeks after we bought the refrigerator I took sick."|
|J.I.A. (female, 14; RI)||Pay her way to Hollywood||"You could tell them that you sent me and you know I can act."|
|D.B. (female, 18; NC)||$35-$50 for bills||"It just seems impossible for me to get a job anywhere."|
|W.B. (female; CT)||$10 a week for college||"I am a poor colored girl who thinks quite a lot of you."|
|J.R.D. (female, 12th grade; LA)||$35 plus college tuition||"Without help I can go no further into the step of education."|