• Creator
  • Jones, Wesley
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • Washington State Senator Wesley Jones, after receiving reports of a drunken Marshall deputy, writes to United States Marshall E.R. Benn to ask that the deputy in question, Williams, not be reinstated. Williams was caught drinking and has connections to underground liquor operations through the "Hotel Olympic". Jones states that "we cannot afford to have a man like this in the public service, either from the personal standpoint or from the stan... more
    Washington State Senator Wesley Jones, after receiving reports of a drunken Marshall deputy, writes to United States Marshall E.R. Benn to ask that the deputy in question, Williams, not be reinstated. Williams was caught drinking and has connections to underground liquor operations through the "Hotel Olympic". Jones states that "we cannot afford to have a man like this in the public service, either from the personal standpoint or from the standpoint of the party." This is an example of the pervasiveness of clandestine violations of prohibition and the responses to it during this era. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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