John D. Lee Case File

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Case files document criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and subsequently become the official files of individual cases. This case file is for the John D. Lee trial concerning his involvement in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Lee was convicted and executed in 1877.

Currently these documents are not in chronological order, as one might expect in a case file. If you would like to follow the case as it originally proceeded, use the series inventory to locate a place to start or continue from a list that is in the original file order and generally chronological.

Curious about this historical event? You can get some great context from one of our blog posts, one of a few famous trials compiled by a law professor, and a published lecture by Richard E. Turley Jr., an author of Massacre at Mountain Meadows.

Children Mountain Meadows

Children Mountain Meadows

Metadata: Series: 1621 Agency: Third District Court: Salt Lake County Name: Children Mountain Meadows Title: Probate Case Files Archival Context: Series 1621 | Third District Court: Salt Lake County | Probate Case Files | 61a for Children Mountain Meadows Date-Original: 1859-06-27 Date-Digital:...

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Defendant's jury instructions (given)

Defendant's jury instructions (given)

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Defendant's jury instructions (given) Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 27 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Defendant's jury instructions...

12 pages: 0% indexed, 83% transcribed, 17% needs review
Defendant's jury instructions (refused)

Defendant's jury instructions (refused)

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Defendant's jury instructions (refused) Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 28 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Defendant's jury instructions...

12 pages: 0% indexed, 25% transcribed, 75% needs review
Grand jury indictment against William H. Dame, Isaac C. Haight, John D. Lee, John M. Higby, George Adair Jr., Elliott Wilden, Samuel Jukes, Phillip K. Smith, and William C. Stewart

Grand jury indictment against William H. Dame, Isaac C. Haight, John D. Lee, John M. Higby, George Adair Jr., Elliott Wilden, Samuel Jukes, Phillip K. Smith, and William C. Stewart

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Grand jury indictment against William H. Dame, Isaac C. Haight, John D. Lee, John M. Higby, George Adair Jr., Elliott Wilden, Samuel Jukes, Phillip K. Smith, and William C. Stewart Title: Criminal Case Files Source...

10 pages: 30% indexed, 90% transcribed, 10% needs review
Grand jury subpoena to M. Young, Henry Young, and Brigham Young

Grand jury subpoena to M. Young, Henry Young, and Brigham Young

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Grand jury subpoena to M. Young, Henry Young, and Brigham Young Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 65 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Grand...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
Journal entry for judgment and sentence

Journal entry for judgment and sentence

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Journal entry for judgment and sentence Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 51 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Journal entry for judgment and...

3 pages: 33% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
July 30, 1875 deposition of Brigham Young (same as that filed on August 2, 1875)

July 30, 1875 deposition of Brigham Young (same as that filed on August 2, 1875)

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: July 30, 1875 deposition of Brigham Young (same as that filed on August 2, 1875) Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 40 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal...

8 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
July 31, 1875 subpoena to Joseph Betenson Sr., Robert Thimbleby, E.W. Thompson and Mrs. E.W. Thompson

July 31, 1875 subpoena to Joseph Betenson Sr., Robert Thimbleby, E.W. Thompson and Mrs. E.W. Thompson

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: July 31, 1875 subpoena to Joseph Betenson Sr., Robert Thimbleby, E.W. Thompson and Mrs. E.W. Thompson Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 25 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Motion not to prosecute further

Motion not to prosecute further

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Motion not to prosecute further Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 19 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Motion not to prosecute...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
Prosecution's instructions to the jury

Prosecution's instructions to the jury

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Prosecution's instructions to the jury Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 43 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Prosecution's instructions to...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
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