Robert B. Hesketh letter to Harry Ault regarding the Seattle city council election, April 22, 1923
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This letter was written by Robert B. Hesketh to Harry Ault on April 22nd, 1923. Hesketh, a candidate for re-election to Seattle's city council, is grateful for the endorsement of the Seattle Union Record and is sorry to have to ask for more vocal support. He details for Ault the groups supporting him, including many local unions, fraternal societies and clubs, and warns Ault that he'll have to respond vigorously to mudslinging by Seattle's mayor, Edwin Brown. Hesketh emphasizes that "if Labor and the Boys want me back", he will need stronger and more public support than has yet been shown. He details for Ault the unions he's spoken to and some of the endorsements he's received, but notes that his responsibilities as a city councilman are interfering with his ability to conduct a campaign. Hesketh specifically asks Ault to "have Haas push me along in the Record", and reminds him again of the importance of having the newspaper's support in a fight against Mayor Brown.
|Hesketh, Robert B.|