A seventeen year old girl

Buffalo, N.Y.
Jan. 6, 1936

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt,

I heard that you have been very good to the poor, and I am writing this letter to see if you can help me. I had to leave school because I didn't have any clothes to wear. I will be very thankfull to you if you can gather some clothes sizes 18 or 20.

I am 17 years of age and was in my 3rd year of high school when I have to leave. My height is 5 ft. 41/2 in. and weigh 1351/2 Ibs.

My father is working and making a little money but we are barely living. He has 3 children besides myself to support. I've looked for work every day but I don't seem to have any luck. I am still wearing my summer coat and have a very bad cold.

All I am asking for is a few dresses and a winter coat.

Thanking you for any thing you can do

P.S/ Please do not have this letter published in any way, as I am writing this unknown to my parents.

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