Series 305
Territorial Secretary Criminal warrant register

Dates: i 1881-1895.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Warrants for the arrest of criminals were issued by the Governor's Office in response to the receipt of requisitions from other governors for the extradition of persons who had been accused of committing crimes in their states. The warrant directed the law enforcement official, usually a marshal or county sheriff to find and arrest the person named. Copies of these warrants were filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and this register contains the record copy. A separate register for recording warrants was not kept after statehood. In addition to the name of the criminal, the crime committed and the name of the agent authorized to receive the fugitive is listed.



Related Records

Territorial executive papers from the Territorial Secretary, Series 241, contain examples of original warrant forms.

Executive record books from the Secretary of State, Series 242, contain records of warrants issued for the arrest of criminals.

Criminal requisitions registers from the Secretary of State, Series 306, contain requisitions for the extradition of criminals sent by Utah officials to officials in other states.

Criminal extradition records from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 348, contains all types of documentation related to the extradition process occurring after statehood.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Finding Aids

Indexes: an appendix to the series inventory provides an index, covering from December 12, 1881 thru 1895, and from Addams thru Ying. Indexes: An index book created by the agency accompanies the volume.

Indexing Terms

  • Detention of persons—Utah—1881-1895.
  • Crime—Utah—1881-1895.

Container List

1 1881-1895

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.