27 May 2009

Selling a little booze?

I copied the entire file the last time I was in Salt Lake--The People of the State of Illinois vs. John M. Trautvetter.
There are not many details in the file in the case which was based on events that took place in 1898-1899. It was brought to the Hancock County, Illinois, County Court in 1899.
I need to follow up on the case. In my haste to make digital copies, I broke one of my major rules of digital scanning from LDS microfilm--scanning the "title" page of the reel. I wish I had done that here. At least I did scan the cover sheet from the packet of papers.
The judge did not sign the part of the packet indicating there was probable cause. It looks like I'll have to do more searching to see just what happened in this case.