Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4662

District Court (Third District) U.S. Commissioner criminal case docket book

Dates: 1889-1895.

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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

Under the 1887 Edmunds-Tucker Law, commissioners appointed by the supreme court and district courts in the Territory of Utah had and could exercise all the powers and jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in the Territory. After statehood in 1896, jurisdiction passed from U.S. Commissioners to local justices of the peace.

This is U.S. Commissioner J.W. Greenman's criminal docket book. It serves as a register of actions for criminal cases. Information present includes defendant, offense, name of complainant, and a record of proceedings showing date and a summary of actions in the case. Cases include unlawful cohabitation, adultery, fornication, counterfeiting, perjury, housebreaking, polygamy, and others.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Related Records

U.S. Commissioner W.C. Jennings civil and criminal docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4878, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt's criminal docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4879, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt's civil case docket books from the District Court (Third District), Series 4887, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner John W. Greenman's civil case docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4891, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

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 processed by Jim Kichas in December 2009.

Indexing Terms

Container List

VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1889-1895