APPLICATION FOR A DIVORCE BY ANN ELIZA YOUNG.
SALT LAKE CITY, August 26—Appli-cation has been made by Ann Eliza Young to the Third District Court of Utah for a divorce from Brigham Young. Her application states that she was mar-ried to Brigham Young April 6th, 1868; that for a period of about one year alter their marriage Brigham Young lived and cohabited with her, but after that time he treated her with neglect and unkind-ness, and pursued towards her a syste-matic course of cruel and inhuman treat-ment, ending in absolute desertion.
She believes $20,000 is a reasonable sum for the services of her counsel in this suit, and that $1,000 per month is a reasonable amount for the .support of herself and children.
The answer filed with the clerk of the district court by Brigham Young, de-nies that on the 16th day of April, or at any other time himself and Ann Eliza intermarried, or that since that time she has been or now is his wife; alleging on April 10th, 1863, Ann Eliza married Jas. L. Dee, who is still living, and that she still is the lawful wife of Dee, never as he believes having been divorced from said Dee, but that on the 6th day of April, 1868, he was informed, and veri-ly believed and prior to that time she had been legally divorced from said Dee, and on the the 10th day of January, 1864, he being an unmarried man, was lawfully married to Mary Ann Angell, at Kirtland, Ohio, and that said Mary Ann Kirtland is still living, and is the lawful wife; all of which facts Ann Eliza knew on the 6th of April, 1868.
He further says, that ou tne 6th of April, 1868, himself and Ana Eliza were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and it was a doctrine and belief that the members thereof, might enter into plural or celes-tial marriage, and admits that in accord-ance with such a doctrine of the church a ceremony was performed at the time stated to unite them in what is known as such plural or celestial marriage. That she was then informed by him and well knew, that by reason of said marriage, in a manner, she could not have and need not expect his social or personal atten-tion as in the ordinary relation between husband and wife.
He denies any neglect or unkindness, but declares that she voluntarily left his house. He denies that $20,000 or any sum whatever would be a reasonable or proper fee for her ounsel, or that $1,000 or any sum exceeding $100 per month would be a reasonable or proper allow-ance for the plaintiff and her children; that to the best of his knowledge and information, all his property does not exceed in value the sum of $60,000, and that his income does not exceed $60,000 per month; that he has a large family now sonsisting of sixty-three persons, all of whom are dependent upon him for support, and prays that he may be dis-charged.
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