Both letters to her attorney. In the typed letter, she first writes about her physical health and discusses her financial situation referring to Willem de Kooning as Bill. "Bill and I are both moving int new studios this month and spending a lot of time fixing them up and are caught up with numerous debts…Bill's bank account is at rock bottom…For the rest, Bill and I have been working night and day for the past couple of weeks on [Adlai] Stevenson's campaign making posters for the sound trucks and this coming weekend we and a group of artists are going to decorate the ballroom at the Commodore where he will speak next Tuesday…we'll all be able to rest after Nov. 4 when our man gets in - I fervently hope…." She signs, "Elaine." In the autograph letter she writes, "Hope you can come to my opening, Tuesday 5-7…." Signed, "Elaine.
De Kooning refers to Democratic presidential contender, Adlai Stevenson who was defeated twice by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.