Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26728

District Court (Second District) Grand jury minute book

Dates: 1893-1895.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The primary role of the Grand Jury is to review evidence presented by the prosecutor and determine whether there is probable cause to return an indictment and as such the Jury does not hear all the evidence, or conflicting evidence, information of that nature is found in the case files. This minute book records the actions taken in cases turned over to the Grand Jury for indictment. Cases involve assault, murder, fraud, larceny, burglary, unlawful cohabitation, adultery, polygamy, etc. The minutes provide the defendant's name, date, charge, testimonies presented, and whether an indictment was returned. Included with the Jury minutes are records of names of officials and maintenance notes for the building, jailhouse and records preservation.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Final case records from the District Court (Second District), Series 24071, are the findings of the cases heard by the grand jury in the Territorial Second District Court.

Criminal case files from the District Court (Second District), Series 24291, contains the criminal case files indexed by this series.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Finding Aids

Indexes: March 1893 term includes, in its preface, an index of cases heard. The index contains name of defendant, charge and findings of indictment,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1893 - 1895