09 October 2015

On This Day: Court focuses on naturalization papers

Even naturalization officers found themselves in trouble, it seems. On This Day in 1880, a warrant application was made for the arrest of William Hilt, Jr. The alleged cause was larceny of naturalization certificates from John Walsh. Judge Blatchford did not grant the warrant but did return the paper in question to the inspector of election.

Blatchford heard a second case this same day concerning the seizure of 1868 naturalization papers. The motion, made by E. Ellery Anderson, also argued that Chief Supervisor Davenport should not be removed from office. 


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 9 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.