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Politics, Government, and Law

Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Harrison pardon of John Ammon Powell

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [31197239244863]
Identifier: MSS 9129
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten pardon in the hand of James Gillespie Blaine, United States Secretary of State, signed by President Benjamin Harrison in Washington D.C., pardoning John Ammon Powell of Price, Utah of his sentence of adultery related to polygamy from one year to six months. Dated 1891 March 18.

William Maughn pardon

 File — Folder 1: [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.

Nelson Appleton Miles letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233293957]
Identifier: Vault MSS 669
Scope and Contents Five handwritten letters and one typed letter, all signed by Miles. They deal primarily with military matters. One item is addressed to Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), President of the United States, and another to Frank D. Baldwin.

Pardon for Truman Osborn Angell

 File — Folder 1: [31197230336734]
Identifier: MSS 914
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed pardon granted to Truman O. Angell (1810-1887) for practicing the Mormon doctrine of polygamy.

George Montgomery Scott speech

 File — Folder 1: [31197230334200]
Identifier: MSS 1126
Scope and Contents Mimeograph of a typescript of a speech. Scott welcomes the president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, and extols the beauty and economic promise of Utah.