• Creator
  • Smith, Elizabeth
  • Created Date
  • 1929
  • Description
  • Elizabeth Smith of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones regarding the Increased Penalties Act, also called the Jones Act. This bill stipulated the punishment for bootleggers during prohibition, specifically a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed five years, or both, depending on the offense. Smith writes that the bill "has done more to put the fear of God into the hearts of our most unr... more
    Elizabeth Smith of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones regarding the Increased Penalties Act, also called the Jones Act. This bill stipulated the punishment for bootleggers during prohibition, specifically a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed five years, or both, depending on the offense. Smith writes that the bill "has done more to put the fear of God into the hearts of our most unruly foreign class than all the previous efforts of the enforcement squads." She includes "that they were willing to pay a nominal fee to spend a few days in a county jail, but going to a federal court for a heavy fine and sentence is another matter." The Jones Act was one of many pieces of legislation passed to further enforce prohibition. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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