William Maughn pardon
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.
- Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 (Person)
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Office of the President of the United States under Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
1 item (3 p.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of William Maughn pardon
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 November 10
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.