• Creator
  • Seymour, W.W.
  • Created Date
  • 1929
  • Description
  • W.W. Seymour of Tacoma, Washington writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to discuss the enforcement of prohibition and specifically, the Increased Penalties Act, also known as the Jones Bill, proposed by Wesley Jones and enacted in 1929. This bill increased the penalty for violators of prohibition. Seymour writes that a salesman came to see him and told him a story of the salesman's friend who ceased his bootlegging practice in respo... more
    W.W. Seymour of Tacoma, Washington writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to discuss the enforcement of prohibition and specifically, the Increased Penalties Act, also known as the Jones Bill, proposed by Wesley Jones and enacted in 1929. This bill increased the penalty for violators of prohibition. Seymour writes that a salesman came to see him and told him a story of the salesman's friend who ceased his bootlegging practice in response to the passing of the Jones Bill for fear of serving jail time if caught. Seymour states, "Upon inquiry he said he didn't know how many were doing the same thing but he did know at least seven, so you can see that a might good 'start' has been made if it is only carried through.". less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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