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Catalog Number H.09.2008.037.0004
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Photocopy of a four page letter dated 01/10/1907, from Mrs. Elsie Kehoe to Judge E. D. Beggs. Mrs. Kehoe is incarcerated in the county jail and the letter was written on the stationery of J. C. Van Pelt, Sheriff, Escambia County, Florida. Mrs. Kehoe admits that she is guilty of the charge of drunkenness, then explains to the judge that she has been told by a doctor in Jacksonville to take Duffy's pure malt whiskey to help her deal with her pain. She tells the judge that, during her last hospitalization, someone stole all of her clothing, except for the items she was wearing, and this resulted in her drinking too much. She asks the judge to be lenient and asks him to allow her to remain in Pensacola.
Date 1907
People Beggs, Judge E. D.
Kehoe, Mrs. Elsie
Pierpont, Dr.
McMillan, Dr.
Martin, Willie
Search Terms Alcohol