Lesson 2: Document 12 Transcript

	   		Siluria, Ala.
			May 9, 1917

My dear Senator Bankhead:
recieved a letter from
Louise yesterday, in
response to an earnest
appeal, as to the proper
way-to get a boy- I
have employed on the
farm, exempt from
Army service.
It is almost impos
sible to get labor
and this boy is
my mainstay in
(p. 2)
my cropping plans.
His name is Arthur
Furr.  His grandfather
was a German emi-
grant and spelled
his name Fuhr.  The
later generations have
changed the spelling
of the name. His
home is in Albemarle
Stanley Co. N.C.
I do not know
that my request
is a just one
(p. 3)
but I do know all
the farmers in Shelby 
Co. are much in 
need of help to get
their crops in.
Arthur is a good 
hard working boy
and if he does
go in service he will
do his best.
Pigs are doing fine.
Had six little black
fellows-added to 
my family a 
(p. 4)
few days ago-
I am most
	Sincerely Yours-
	Juney Thompson

Juney Thompson, Siluria, Alabama, to Hon. John H. Bankhead, Washington, D.C., 9 May 1917, John H. Bankhead Papers, LPR 49, Container 31, Folder 6, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery, Alabama.