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Product Code: UB021
Title: Reminiscences of Early Utah: Danites, Murder & Polygamy
Author: R. N. Baskin
Publisher: Utah Lighthouse Ministry
Price: $7.00
Date: 1914
Pages: 252
Additional Info: Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah


Mr. Baskin was a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. He explains how the Mormon leaders tried to evade the laws of the United States, discusses marked ballots and the absurd election laws, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the Endowment house rites, blood atonement, the Danites, and the revelation on polygamy.

Table of Contents


  1. The Conditions in Utah which Caused the Opposition of the Gentiles
  2. the Organization of the Liberal Party
  3. Outline of the Cullom Bill
  4. The Englebrecht Case
  5. Bill Hickman's Confession; Conviction of Hawkins; the Law of Marital Relations Defined; the Uprise and Downfall of Tom Fitch; Vindication of Judge Zane
  6. Indictment of Brigham Young and others
  7. The Case of Ferris v. Higley, in Which it Was Decided that the Probate Courts of the Territory did not have Civil or Criminal Jurisdiction
  8. The Reynolds Case, in which the Validity of the Act of 1862 Against Polygamy was Sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States
  9. Marked Ballots and the Absurd Election Law
  10. The Mountain Meadows Massacre and its Resulting Investigation; Shadowy Glimpses of the Endowment House Rites and Atonements by Blood, Proven by Church Authority
  11. The Danites, or Destroying Angels
  12. The Alleged "Revelation" on Polygamy
  13. The Policy of the Priesthood Was to Prevent Gentiles from Settling in the Territory or to Acquire Property
  14. The Edmunds-Tucker Bill and its Effect
  15. The Cullom-Struble Bill; The "Last Straw"
  16. The Effort for the Admission of Utah that Failed
  17. A Reference to the Mormon Battalion
  18. Securing Free Schools in Utah
  19. The Mormon Business System
  20. C. S. Varian's Statement


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