District Court (Fourth District) U.S. Commissioner M.A. Breeden's Weber county docket book
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Under the 1887 Edmunds-Tucker Law, commissioners appointed by the supreme court and district courts in the Territory of Utah had and could exercise all the powers and jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in the Territory. After statehood in 1896, jurisdiction passed from U.S. Commissioners to local justices of the peace.
This docket records actions in cases heard before Commissioner M. A. Breeden in Weber County. Most actions (cases 1-53) are civil and related to monies owed. Two are criminal cases, one for adultery, the other for fornication. The docket records the parties involved and the actions and dates of actions taken in the case.
Numberical by case number.
U.S. Commissioner E.T. Hulaniski's Weber county docket books from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24056, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.
U.S. Commissioner Valentine Gideon's Weber county docket books from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24057, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.
U.S. Commissioner B. Ternes' Weber county docket book from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24059, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in December 2009.