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Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1
Statements of John Stephens, Clerk of the Criminal Court of Cook County and Julius Grinnell, State's Attorney, 1886 Nov. 15.

Volume O, 153-154, 2 p.
Stephens, John.
Court clerk.
Grinnell, Julius Sprague, 1842-1898.
State's Attorney

Statement of John Stephens certifies that the transcript contained in volumes 1, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, Exhibits and O are true and perfect copies of the record in the case of Illinois v. August Spies et al. This document most likely served as a cover sheet for the transmision of the trial record to the Illinois Supreme Court for its use in the consideration of granting a Writ of Error.

Statement of Julius S. Grinnell certifying and confirming the statement of John Stephens.

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I, JOHN STEPHENS, Clerk of the Criminal Court of Cook County, in said County and State, Do Hereby Certify the above and foregoing, contained in seventeen volumes, and marked respectively "l", "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L", "M"? "N", "Exhibits" and "O", (the first and last sheets of each of said volumes, for the purpose of identification, having an impression of the seal of said Court,) to be a true, perfect and complete copy of the Record in a certain cause lately pending in said Court, wherein the People of the State of Illinois were Plaintiffs and August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe, impleaded with William Seliger and Rudolph Schnaubelt, defendants.

WITNESS John Stephens, Clerk of said Court, and the Seal thereof, at Chicago, in said County, this fifteenth day of November, A. D. 1886.

John Stephens


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State of Illinois Cook County. ss

I, JULIUS S. GRINNELL, do hereby certify, that I have examined the volumes of the transcript of the record certified within by John Stephens, and am of opinion that such record contains a full and true history of the proceedings on the trial.

Julius S. Grinnell.
States Att'y
Who prosecuted said cause.

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