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I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick

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McPherson, Kansas, Aug 29 1884


Gov G.W. Glick




Dear Sir


Dr J.B. Curtis, of Lindsborg has asked me to make a Statement of my testimony in the case of the State of Kansas against him for prescribing two bottles of beer for Ben Blou, tried in the District Court of this County, at the April term 1882.  The testimony of Blou was read to me or that Portion where he testified as to his symptoms at the time the Doctor gave him the Prescription, And I was asked if from those symptoms I would have considered him Sick, And if so what would I have Prescribed.  I answered that I should certainly have considered him sick.  And that I should have Prescribed Beer for him, As the Symptoms detailed were such that – 1  Beer would more


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We only have filled the indications than any other remedy or combination of remedies.


The facts in reference to the Curtis Prosecution are simply these


Curtis was Persecuted and not prosecuted for nearly a year Kept in constant-“hot water”, Defending one suite after another and everything was done that they could so to break Curtis up, Financially and run him out of the Country, His Expenses must have been simply enormous.  He made numerous attempts to compromise this matter, offering to pay all the “fine” & cost in the first two cases that were tried, But He was unable to obtain any clemency whatever from the Prosecution.


I under Stand that he has or will Present a petition to your Honor for a pardon in the Blou Case he certainly merits and deserves one


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And I believe that his is to day the universal feeling among both Antiprohibitionist and Prohibitionist; the facts being universally recognized that he was Persecuted.


[XXXXXXX]  that you will grant him a full Pardon.


I remain yours

Very Respectfully

I.W. Day, M.D.


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No. 3420  Book E.  Page 415

From  I.W. Day, M.D.

Place  McPherson, Ks

Date August 20’84






Regarding case of Dr. J.B. Curtis, Charged with violating prohibition law in prescribing beer.


State vs. Curtis, appeal, charge Dr Curtis, viol. of prohibition

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