January 1, 1910/
William B. Schwartz,
Attorney at Law,
Rooms 1-2 143 E. Washington St.,
I have read your letter of the 31st, to Louis Horthy, #6320, and he requests me to inform you that he has made other arrangements and is already represented by an attorney, and desires to go no farther with you in relation to his case, and that you mis-understood him if you understood that he wished to engage your service.
Letter from the Warden on behalf of Louis Horthy, 1 January 1910, William B. Schwartz, Prisoner no. 5476; Inmate Case Files, U. S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1895-1931, Record Group 129; National Archives at Kansas City, Missouri.
“You’re fired!” Maybe the fee was a shocker.
A bit stinging.
I agree. I think the way W.B. closed his letter to Louis Horthy was a bit strange, too. I was wondering if anyone else had picked up on it.