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.

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Bill of exceptions of John D. Lee

Bill of exceptions of John D. Lee

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Bill of exceptions of John D. Lee Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 46 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Bill of exceptions of John D....

20 pages: 5% indexed, 55% transcribed, 45% needs review
Challenge to the array of petit jurors

Challenge to the array of petit jurors

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Challenge to the array of petit jurors Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 17 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Challenge to the array...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Charge of the court to the jury

Charge of the court to the jury

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Charge of the court to the jury Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 50 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Charge of the court to the...

14 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Copy of September 12, 1857 letter from Brigham Young as Governor and ex-officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs to James W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Copy of September 12, 1857 letter from Brigham Young as Governor and ex-officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs to James W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Copy of September 12, 1857 letter from Brigham Young as Governor and ex-officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs to James W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder...

8 pages: 0% indexed, 63% transcribed, 38% needs review
Copy of September 14, 1857 letter from Brigham Young and Daniel Wells to William H. Dame

Copy of September 14, 1857 letter from Brigham Young and Daniel Wells to William H. Dame

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Copy of September 14, 1857 letter from Brigham Young and Daniel Wells to William H. Dame Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 42 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) |...

4 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
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, 25% transcribed, 75% 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, 17% transcribed, 83% needs review
Defendant's requests for subpoenas

Defendant's requests for subpoenas

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Defendant's requests for subpoenas Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 11 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Defendant's requests for...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Demurrer to first and second pleas of defendant Lee

Demurrer to first and second pleas of defendant Lee

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Demurrer to first and second pleas of defendant Lee Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 13 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Demurrer to first...

3 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Document title sheet "documentary evidence"

Document title sheet "documentary evidence"

Metadata: Series: 24291 Agency: District Court (Second District) Caption: Document title sheet "documentary evidence" Title: Criminal Case Files Source Container: Box 4 Folder 62 Archival Context: Series 24291 | District Court (Second District) | Criminal Case Files | Document title sheet...

1 page: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
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