Letter from the Republican State Committee Chairperson T W Hukriede written to William Lawrie September 22, 1916. Text of letter reads "You have no doubt under date of September 16, received your notice of appointment as a member of the auxiliary of the State Committee. As there are some things that we must confer with you and work out together you are requested to meet in Saint Louis at the International Life Building, 718 Chestnut Street at 10 o'clock A. M. Wednesday, September 27. I earnestly hope that you will arrange to be here. [illegible word due to tear] will please think out and present such plans as are necessary to organize and poll the vote of your district. Investigate if you can what per cent of the Colored vote has failed to go to the polls at the last General election. I believe if we take hold of this and win we shall find a new deal in Missouri politics. Expecting to see you Wednesday, September 27. I am, Yours for back to Prosperity."
Missouri Republican Party
Letter from the Republican State Committee Chairperson T W Hukriede written to William Lawrie on February 2, 1917. Text of letter reads "The Republican State Committee closed the campaign with a deficit. It is very important to the party that this deficiency be eliminated at the earliest possible moment. We don't want to hamper the city campaign in the City of St. Louis this spring or the efficiency of the party in later campaigns by indebtedness. Amound our bills, [remaining paragraph unknown due to tear in letter]. We want to be able to make [remaining sentence unknown due to tear] Lincoln Day Banquet that we are square with the world and [illegible word] begin our campaign of 1918. We hope to have the pleasure of you attendance at the banquet. Any assistance you may render as in the way of eliminating our indebtness will be appreciated. Kindly let us hear from you by return mail."