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William Maughn pardon

 File — Folder: 1
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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Maughn pardon must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Office of the President of the United States under Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).

Extent

1 item (3 p.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Title
Register of William Maughn pardon
Status
Completed
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 November 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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