Whiskey Ring Trial, 1876
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WHISKEY RING TRIAL, 1876. Opening of the trial United States vs. Orville E. Babcock in St. Louis, Missouri. Babcock, then Secretary to the President, Ulysses S. Grant, was put on trial for his alleged involvement in a scandal in which whiskey distillers bribed Treasury Department agents and evaded taxes. Engraving, 1876.
July 13th, 2012
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