• Creator
  • Whitney, William
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • William Whitney of the Treasury Department writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to inform him of some rumors he has heard regarding his indictment for conspiring to smuggle liquor. Whitney helped to enforce prohibition in Washington State, then was charged for this crime along with prohibition officer Roy C. Lyle and Thomas P. Revelle. Whitney writes to Jones to inform him that he heard that those who indicted him are trying to hire... more
    William Whitney of the Treasury Department writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to inform him of some rumors he has heard regarding his indictment for conspiring to smuggle liquor. Whitney helped to enforce prohibition in Washington State, then was charged for this crime along with prohibition officer Roy C. Lyle and Thomas P. Revelle. Whitney writes to Jones to inform him that he heard that those who indicted him are trying to hire a man named J. Sylvester Garvin as special prosecutor for this case. He writes that Garvin, himself, violated prohibition, and is being named for this role in an attempt to "discredit and cause trouble by trying to reflect unfavorably upon Lyle, Revelle, and myself.". less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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