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Polygamy -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mads Jorgenson autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349117]
Identifier: MSS 3954
Scope and Contents

Mads Jorgenson autograph book consists of autographs with photocopies on the top half of the page with typed message on the bottom.

Dates: 1890

Luke P. Poland letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233235347]
Identifier: MSS 8976
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter from Luke P. Poland to "Major." In this letter, Poland describes different bills he has passed in Congress, including the Poland Act of 1874. This was a bill sponsored by Poland that removed power in the Utah justice system from Mormons and gave it to federal courts and officials, intended to allow for successful prosecutions of Mormon polygamists. This bill was in direct response to the LDS-controlled courts' refusal to enforce the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862, which...
Dates: 1874 July 7