United States vs. William B. Schwartz

United States vs. William B. Schwartz Cover

No. 6742
U. S. DISTRICT COURT
November Term, 1906
At Indianapolis
UNITED STATES
vs.
William B. Schwartz,
Indianapolis
INDICTMENT
Counterfeiting
Sec. 5457 & 5458
A TRUE BILL:
Mark Hillsarne
Foreman
Filed Nov 22 1906
Noble C. Butler, Clerk
Joseph B. Kealing
U.S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY
U.S. WITNESSES
T. E. Halls, S.S.O. – Indianapolis
Chauncey A. Manning – ”
Merrill Wilson – “

United States vs. William B. Schwartz, p. 1

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA }
DISTRICT OF INDIANA      } SS:

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF INDIANA.
November Term, A.D. 1906, at Indianapolis.

THE GRAND JURORS OF THE UNITED STATES, Within and for the District of Indiana, impaneled, sworn and charged in said Court, at the term aforesaid, to inquire for the United States, within and for the District of Indiana aforesaid, upon their oath present that William B. Schwartz late of said District, at the District aforesaid, on sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and six, unlawfully, knowingly and feloniously did then and there have in his possession, at the same time, with intent then and there to pass, utter and publish the same as true and genuine, to some person or persons, to the Grand Jurors aforesaid unknown, two similar pieces of falsely made, forged and counterfeited coin, in the likeness and similitude of the silver coin of the United States, which has been coined at the mints of the United States, commonly called a —; and also thirty-eight similar pieces of falsely made, forged and counterfeited coin, in the likeness and similitude of the silver coin of the United States, which has been coined at the mints of the United States, commonly called a half dollar (crossed out) with intent then and there to defraud the said person, or persons, unknown, as aforesaid, to the said Grand Jurors, he, the said William B. Schwartz then and there well knowing the same to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited, contrary to the form of the statute of the United States in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the United States of America.

United States vs. William B. Schwartz, p. 2

Second COUNT

And the Grand Jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further charge and present that William B. Schwartz late of the said District, at the District aforesaid, on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and six unlawfully and feloniously did then and there falsely make, forge and counterfeit, and did cause and procure to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited, and did willingly aid and assist in falsely making, forging and counterfeiting ten similar pieces of falsely made, forged and counterfeited coin in the resemblance and similitude of the silver coin of the United States, which has been coined at the mints of the United States, commonly called a — dollar; and also fifty similar pieces of falsely made, forged and counterfeited coin in the resemblance and similitude of the silver coin of the United States, which has been coined at the mints of the United States, commonly called a half dollar, with intent then and there and therewith to defraud some person, or persons, to the Grand Jurors aforesaid unknown, contrary to the form of the statute of the United States in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the United States of America.

Joseph B. Keating
U.S. Attorney

SOURCE:

Indictment Counterfeiting, 22 November 1906; United States vs. William B. Schwartz, case no. 6742; Criminal Case Files, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1854-1981; Records of the District Courts of the United States, Record Group 21; National Archives, Chicago, Illinois.

1 thought on “United States vs. William B. Schwartz

  1. davidmadison1942

    Very cool documents. I wonder if the originals still exist… Or are they retained now only in photograph form?

    Reply

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