Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, Number 2, 1980

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Justice for All or for the "Ele< he Utah County Probate Co 185572

Restored interior of the Beaver County Courthouse, a National Register site that served the'territory's Second Judicial District until 1896. USHS collections, courtesy Utah Heritage Foundation.

T h e Government of the United States, founded upon a written constitution finds within its jurisdiction another government claiming to come from God—imperium in imperio . . . . James B. M c K e a n , Chief Justice of U t a h Salt Lake Tribune, October 9, 1871

the relationship between the United States government and the Mormon church during Utah's territorial era. The zone of contention centered upon such issues as the Mormon practice of plural marriage, the church theocratic po-

I M U T U A L SUSPICION AND REPROBATION CHARACTERIZED

Ms. Gee is a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of West Virginia. This project is part of a larger study of the U t a h territorial court system. She acknowledges the assistance of Professors James B. Allen, Thomas G. Alexander, and Eugene E. Campbell of Brigham Young University.


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