Municipal Civil Service Commision
Of the City of New York
Centre & Chambers Sts.
Bureau of Investigation
New York, March 3, 1915
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
William B. Swarts (Schwartz), of Indianapolis, Ind., was convicted of counterfeiting, xxxxx November 26, 1906, and sentenced to serve five years in Leavenworth Prison.
Will you kindly advise the Bureau if your records show whether a Julius Hochfelder, or H. Swarts communicated in any way with the prisoner while under your care.
I am anxious to obtain this information and would appreciated the courtesy of an early reply.
Jas A. Rafferty
Chief of Bureau of Investigation
Recd. H. A. Schwartz, Bro.
From Loudonville Oh.
Letter from Chief of Bureau of Investigation, Jas. A. Rafferty, to Warden, R. W. McClaughry, 3 March 1915, 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.
Yes, they’re tracking him again.
And I’m still amazed that these documents survived and are now accessible.
Uh-oh. It seems more trouble is on the horizon!