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Adultery -- Utah -- History

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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