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In this letter, dated April 8th, 1918, from Kersey Gowin to North Dakota (ND) Attorney General William Langer, Gowin refers to the recent death of Assistant Attorney General Daniel V. Brennan, of pneumonia. Gowin expresses his condolences and his admiration for Brennan, and thanks Langer for arranging a recent payment. Gowin writes that he needs to hire another man, as one is not enough "with the Police & Sheriff Office all on the other side." Responding to Langer's statement in Langer's previous letter, that since Brennan's death everything is "up in the air," Gowin expresses his willingness to continue in his efforts if Langer is to start things up again, and if not, asks whether Langer could place him in another state where there is work for him.
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Prohibition, Kersey Gowin, Minot, Investigation, alcohol, bootlegger, bootlegging
Daniel V. Brennan, Kersey E. Gowin, William Langer
Political History | United States History
Gowin, Kersey E., "Letter from Kersey Gowin to Attorney General Langer Regarding the Death of Dan Brennan, April 8, 1918" (1918). William Langer Papers. 279.