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In this letter, dated June 1, 1920, from North Dakota (ND) Assistant Attorney General Albert E. Sheets, Jr. to Fred J. Traynor, attorney for F******* D**' in the State v. Stepp case before the ND Supreme Court, Sheets explains to Traynor that his stenographer failed to enclose the notice letter from the Clerk of the Supreme Court that Sheets had mentioned in his letter of May 25, 1920. Sheets writes that he is enclosing the letter in this mailing.

Sheets also informs Traynor that, because the Court is up to date on their calendar, the case of State v. Stepp will be brought to trial shortly after the respondent's briefs are filed.

See also:

Letter from Fred J. Traynor to Albert E. Sheets Jr. Regarding Misprinted Date on State v. Stepp Court Briefs, May 28, 1920

Date of Work



State v. Stepp, State vs. Stepp, ND Supreme Court, rape, statutory rape

People Referenced

Albert E. Sheets Jr., Fred J. Traynor, Hiram Stepp


Political History | United States History


Please note that information related to the identification of the underage victim in this case has been redacted from the digital collection per library policy. The original documents are available to researchers at the Chester Fritz Special Collections Library.

Letter from Albert E. Sheets Jr. to Fred J. Traynor Regarding the Clerk's Notice Letter for State v. Stepp, June 1, 1920