Territory of Utah, Beaver County: SS In the District Court for the Second Judicial District of Utah Territory July Term AD 1875
The People of the United States in the Territory of Utah. vs John D. Lee. Indicted with William H Dame, Isaac C. Haight, John M. Higby, George Adair Junior, Ellatt Wilden, Samuel Jukes, Phillip K. Smith, & William C. Stewart.
Plea To Indictment
And the said John D. Lee in his own proper person comes into Court here and having heard the said indictment read saith, that he aught not to answer, or to be tried upon the said indictment for the reason that persons acting as a Grand Jury by whom the said indictment was found, were not at the time of finding the said indictment or at any other time a legal Grand Jury because he says, that heretofore "to win" on the Eleventh day of August AD1874, the Hon. Jacob S. Boreman, Judge of the District Court for