The following are actual statements found in letters received by the Welfare Department in application for support:
I am forwarding my marriage certificate and six children. I had seven but one died which was babtized on a half sheet of paper.

I am writing the Wefare Department to say that my baby was born two years old. When do I get my money?

Mrs. Jones has not had any clothes for a year and has been visited regularly by the clergy.

I cannot get sick pay. I have six children. Can you tell me why?

I am glad to report that my husband who is missing is dead.

This is my eight child, what are you going to do about that?

Please find out for certain if my husband is dead. The man I am now living with can't eat or do anything until he knows.

I am very much annoyed to find that you have branded my son illeterate. This is a dirty lie, as I was married a week before he was born.

In answer to your letter, I have given birth to a son weighing ten pounds. I hope this is satisfactory.

I am forwaring marriage certificate and my three children; one of which is a misatke as you can see.

My husband got his project cut off two weeks ago and I haven't had any relief since.

Unless I get my husband's money pretty soon, I will be forced to lead an immortal life.

You have changed my little boy to a girl. Will this make a difference?

I have no children as yet, as my husband is a truck driver and works night and day.

In accordance with your instructions, I have given birth to twins in the enclosed envelop.

I want money as quick as I can get it, I have been in bed with the doctor for two weeks and he doesn't do me any good. If things don't improve, I will have to send for another doctor.