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Law -- Utah -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

An act authorizing the foreman of grand juries to administer oath

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2029
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative act passed by the Utah Legislature on 28 Feb. 1852. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor of Utah;" Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of Council;" and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "Speaker of the House of Rep." The act states that the "foreman" of grand juries is "authorized to issue process and compel the attendance of witnesses to give evidence" and "may administer oaths or affirmations to the witnesses thus in attendance."

Dates: 1852

Almon W. Babbitt legal papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320365]
Identifier: MSS SC 2216
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal documents. The items relate to Babbitt's career as a lawyer and to the settling of his estate.

Dates: 1856-1862

District Court indictment of William R. Albright

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319896]
Identifier: MSS SC 2168
Scope and Contents

Contains two handwritten indictments (4 pages) affirming that Albright was arrested for the murder of an Indian and was brought to before judge John Titus of the third district of Utah for the United States. Judge Titus signed both documents.

Dates: 1864

History of House Bill 70

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318260]
Identifier: MSS SC 1969
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten legislative papers. Most of the documents deal with the Utah judicial system.

Dates: 1981

Leroy Adelbert Hollenbeck papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230217637]
Identifier: MSS 1759
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, certificates on land claims, trial reports, diaries, legal documents, personal and official correspondence, and copyright certificates. The materials relate to Hollenbeck's writings, his work as a lawyer, his publications, his farming activities, and his relationships with his family.

Dates: 1917-1961

Indictment against Thomas H. Ferguson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292058]
Identifier: Vault MSS 540
Scope and Contents

Handwritten indictment for the Territory of Utah, Great Salt Lake County, United States Third District Court. The inditement was made against Thomas H. Ferguson for the Sept. 1859 murder of Alexander Carpenter. The item was signed by Hosea Stout, Deputy U. S. District Attorney for Utah Territory.

Dates: 1859

W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young legal act

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292736]
Identifier: Vault MSS 711
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative act from Utah dated March 1, 1852. The item is signed by W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young. The act declares it to be unlawful to "use with disrespect the name of the deity," use unnecessary cruelty upon animals, and to be intoxicated in public. The item also declares that the breaking of these laws is to be punishable by a monetary fine or by a period of hard labor.

Dates: 1852 March 1

Legal answer

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292744]
Identifier: Vault MSS 709
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal answer filed on Sept. 4, 1871. The answer is part of a law suit with Sarah Ann Cooke as plaintiff and Brigham Young as defendant. The document is signed by Young and involves monetary debts.

Dates: 1871

Brigham Young and Orson Pratt legal answer to John C. McIntosh

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292710]
Identifier: Vault MSS 714
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal answer. This item is an answer by Brigham Young and Orson Pratt to a complaint by John C. McIntosh. The document is signed by Orson Pratt but not by Brigham Young.

Dates: 1873

Legal instruments relating to Mormons in Utah

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292769]
Identifier: Vault MSS 707
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous legal documents. The collection consists of an account balance slip signed by Brigham Young, a stock certificate signed by Wilford Woodruff, John Bernhisel, among others; an incorporation bond; a record of trespass action against Lyman E. Johnson; a record of a court action; four receipts of per diem signed by Heber C. Kimball, Jedediah M. Grant, Orson Hyde, and Parley P. Pratt; and a petition for payment to E. D. Mecham, a member of the Mormon Battalion, from the estate of...
Dates: 1838-1895