Why I need welfare

Examples of unclear writing. Sentences taken from actual letters received by the Local Welfare Department from applicants.

I am forwarding my marriage certificate and six children. I have seven, but one was baptized on half a sheet of paper.
I am writing the Welfare 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 by the clergy regularly.
I cannot get sick pay. I have six children. Can you tell me why ?
I am glad to report that my husband who was missing, is dead.
This is my eigth child. What are you going to do about it ?
Please find for certain if my husband is dead. The man I now live with cant eat or do anything until he knows.
I am very much annoyed to find that you have branded my son as 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 boy weighing ten pounds. I hope this is satisfactory.
I am forwarding my marriage certificate and three children, one of which is a mistake as you can see.
My husband got his project cut off two weeks ago and I havent had any relief since.
Unless I get my husbands money pretty soon, I will be forced to lead an immortal life.
You have changed my little boy to a girl. Will this make any difference ?
I have no children yet as my husband is a truck driver and works day and night.
In accordance with your instructions, I have given birth to twins in the enclosed envelope.
I want my money as quick as I can get it. Ive been in bed with the doctor for two weeks and he doesnt do me any good. If things dont improve, I will have to send for another doctor.

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