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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This legal document is written instructions to the jury that advises them that if they believe the evidence that the defendant, John Vanderventer, was provoked to commit assault they are to find him not guilty in the case against him. The instructions aren't signed or dated. See also: Document, State v. Van Deventer, 1849; Document, Van Deventer Affidavit, April 18, 1850; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, December 24, 1914; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, September 30, 1911; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, November 5, 1911
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