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Lockhart, Charley (fl. 1898-1941) [to Texas pension recipients]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02386.04 Author/Creator: Lockhart, Charley (fl. 1898-1941) Place Written: Austin, Texas Type: Typed letter signed Date: 15 December 1931 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lockhart relates that since the pension fund is exhausted, he has been acquiring funds from the State Highway Investment Fund to pay pensioners. Writes "This fund is also exhausted, but as the Christmas holidays are nearing and I am desirous of assisting you in getting the cash on your hands in time to add a little sunshine to your Christmas cheer, I have asked that an additional amount be invested in your December warrants."

People: Lockhart, Charley, fl. 1898-1941.
Hodges, George P., fl. 1863-1894.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, Pension Finance, Infrastructure, Government and Civics, Military History, Holidays and Celebrations, Soldier's Pay, American West, Economics

Sub Era: The Great Depression