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In this letter, dated February 10, 1919, from L. F. Hinegardner of Sarles, North Dakota (ND) to ND Attorney General William Langer, Hinegardner refers to an enclosed statement he took from Mr. and Mrs. D**'. He says he is also sending Ms. D**'s report card from her professor to explain why she was at a disadvantage. Hinegardner also asks for a copy of what Langer had from Mr. Grimson when Hinegardner was there.

The statement referred to as enclosed is not included here, but is linked below.

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 Mr. and Mrs. E. L. D** to Attorney General Langer Regarding Mrs. Hiram Stepp Threatening Their Pregnant Daughter, February 10, 1919

Letter from Sarles, ND Village Marshal Alvah Phillebaum to Attorney General Langer, February 10, 1919

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Sarles, State v. Stepp

People Referenced

E. F. Hinegardner, William Langer, E. L. D**, Mrs. E. L. D**, G. Grimson


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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 L. F. Hinegardner to Attorney General Langer Accompanying Statement from Mr. and Mrs. D**, February 10, 1919

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