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Now days we wouldn't call it crazy

GOVERNER CARROLL, HARVEY RYAN

Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/10/2008 at 16:41:46

Humeston New Era
Humeston, Wayne co., Iowa
July 21, 1909

Lunatic to Sue for $27,000,000
Notice of a suit for $27,000,000 which will shortly be started against the state of Iowa was received at the office of Governor Carroll. The suit will be started in the courts of the United States, Switzerland and Louisiana. The plaintiff is seeking to recover the foregoing sum because of "lousy treatment" at the Mount Pleasant asylum for the insane. Said plaintiff is Harvey Ryan, an inmate of the institution. It was a letter from him which gave Governor Carroll the first intimation of the impending suit.


 

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