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Dear Ms. Bonnett,
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The records for West Virginia’s Department of Justice are maintained at the state level, you may find the contact information for this agency here.
If Jesse was prosecuted in a federal court, the records would be, as you suggested, at the National Archives at Philadelphia (RE-PA) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Thank you so much, Becca. The court case was prosecuted in a federal court. Hawaii Territory did not have a bigamy law in 1913 so they brought in a federal district attorney to prosecute. The court records were found at NARA's San Francisco location. As there was communication between the West Virginia federal department of justice and the federal DA in Hawaii, that would lead me to believe that the DOJ communication records between the two locations are at NARA.
Thank you for letting me know that the Philadelphia NARA office would have those communication records.