Marshal’s Criminal Docket No. 4193
DISTRICT COURT U.S.
DISTRICT OF INDIANA
THE UNITED STATES
William B. Schwartz
Warrant to Marshal to Deliver Convict to
United States Penitentiary
At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Filed Dec 26, 1906
Noble C. Butler, Clerk
EXECUTED BY DELIVERING THE
BODY OF THE WITH-IN NAMED DE-
FENDANT TO THE WARDEN OF THE
UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY AT
FORT LEAVENWORTH KANSAS, THIS
14th DAY OF December 1906,
Henry C. Pettit
United States of America }
District of Indiana } SS:
The President of the United States to the Marshal of said District – Greeting:
WHEREAS, By the judgment of the District court of the United States, in and for said District, at the November Term thereof, on the 27th day of November, A. D. 1906, William B. Schwartz who before, in said Court, had been convicted of record of the crime of Counterfeiting was sentenced therefor to be imprisoned in the United States Penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for the term of Four (4) years at hard labor and to pay unto the United States a fine of ten Dollars ($10⁰⁰), and the costs of this prosecution, taxes at $ – .
You are therefore hereby commanded to deliver the body of said William B. Schwartz into the custody of the Warden of said Prison, to undergo the execution of said sentence.
WITNESS, the Honorable Albert B. Anderson, Judge of the District Court of the United States, for the District of Indiana, and the seal of said District Court, this 11th day of December A. D. 1906.
Noble C. Butler Clerk.
Warrant to Marshal to Deliver Convict, 26 December 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.
Question: in the absence of written dates, can approximate dating be done on the basis of handwriting styles? The penmanship is definitely from another era, but can it be narrowed down, say to a specific decade, by handwriting experts?
Probably, but I am not a handwriting expert!