Bassett v. United States
137 U.S. 496 (1890)

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Bassett v. United States, 137 U.S. 496 (1890)

Bassett v. United States

No. 110

Argued December 10, 1890

Decided December 22, 1890

137 U.S. 496

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH

Syllabus

The original bill of exceptions in this case, signed by the trial judge and also certified by the clerk of the trial court, was transmitted to the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah, and was filed, together with the record of the case, in that court. Held, that its identification and authentication were perfect, and were sufficient to bring the questions raised by the record within the jurisdiction of this Court.

The wife of a married man is not a competent witness in Utah against her husband on trial under an indictment for polygamy.

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