William Maughn pardon

William Maughn pardon

Dates: 1889

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.

  • Extent: 1 item (3 p.)
  • Creator: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2561
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 2561; William Maughn pardon; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2561, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated.
Acquisition Information
Donated.
Subject Terms
Maughn, William; Adultery--Utah--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Territorial Government
Genre / Form
Pardons
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC2561
Finding Aid Title
Maughn (William) pardon
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:15-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

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



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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