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Maughn, William


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Maughn pardon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324987]
Identifier: MSS SC 2561
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten presidential pardon signed by Benjamin Harrison. William Maughn, a Mormon polygamist, had been convicted of adultery and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. His case was reviewed, and the conviction was changed to unlawful cohabitation which carried a prison term of six months. Since Maughn had already served that amount of time, Harrison ordered him released.

Dates: 1889

Samuel Russell, Sr. correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310473]
Identifier: MSS SC 1317
Scope and Contents Three handwritten and signed letters. One was written by Samuel Russell (1891) and the other two, by William Maughn (1863) and Nathanial V. Jones (1889), were written to him. Maughn responds to Samuel Russell's criticism of Judge Cradlebaugh's speech on "Utah and the Mormons," telling him that Cradlebaugh's criticism could also be applied to his own letter. Jones writes of raids that have occurred at Samuel Russell's home and the resulting trouble for his wives. Russell comments on an...
Dates: 1863-1891

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