E. L. D**



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In this letter, dated April 16, 1919, from E. L. D**, father of the complainant in the State v. Stepp statutory rape case, to North Dakota Attorney General William Langer, D** refers to a letter he is enclosing from Devils Lake attorney Fred J. Traynor (misspelled here as "Trainor"). D** writes that if Langer would come and represent his daughter, D** would "drop all other special counsel."

See also:

Letter from G. Grimson to Attorney General Langer Regarding Initial Proceedings in Stepp Case, January 18, 1919

Statement of Ernest and Matilda D** Regarding Initial Proceedings in Stepp Case, February 10, 1919

Letter from Albert E. Sheets Jr. to Fred J. Traynor Regarding Motion to Dismiss Appeal in State v. Stepp, May 15, 1920

Date of Work



Devils Lake, Special Council, State Attorney General, State v. Stepp, Sarles

People Referenced

Fred J. Trainor


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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 E. L. D** to Attorney General Langer Regarding State v. Stepp, April 16, 1919

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