• Creator
  • Whitney, W.M.
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • W.M. Whitney, a Prohibition Officer in the Pacific Northwest, writes to Washington Senator Wesley Jones to report witnessing an intoxicated deputy in the United States Marshall's office during prohibition. He notes that after seeing this man drunk, he was fired from his position. However, Whitney then writes that the deputy, referred to as Williams, may be reinstated. Whitney writes that "this deputy Williams is no good" and that he may have t... more
    W.M. Whitney, a Prohibition Officer in the Pacific Northwest, writes to Washington Senator Wesley Jones to report witnessing an intoxicated deputy in the United States Marshall's office during prohibition. He notes that after seeing this man drunk, he was fired from his position. However, Whitney then writes that the deputy, referred to as Williams, may be reinstated. Whitney writes that "this deputy Williams is no good" and that he may have ties to underground liquor operations through the "Hotel Olympic". This letter is an example of the clandestine acts that took place under prohibition. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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