FUTURE U. S. PRESIDENT, HERE ACTING AS PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, SIGNS A DOCUMENT TWICE THAT SHOWS HE WINS A PLEA OF GUILTY FOR VIOLATION OF AN ACT TO PROVIDE AGAINST THE EVILS RESULTING FROM THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS IN THE STATE OF OHIO.
WILLIAM MCKINLEY (1843-1901) TWICE-SIGNED DOCUMENT, “William McKinley Jr.”, 8.25 x 14, as the 28 year old Prosecuting Attorney for Stark County, OH and future President of the United States, February 1871, an Indictment of G. N. Sombeck “for keeping rooms of public resort for the sale of intoxicating liquors”. The document shows the date filed, the date he was arraigned and the plea of guilty. It is also signed by the Foreman of the Grand Jury. This interesting, twice-signed, William McKinley document is attractively presented in a custom designed clamshell case with gold embossed “William McKinley”. In fine condition, with four small stains from mounting residue, small chip on edge, tear at fold line not affecting either signature.