Young, Brigham. Manuscript Draft of the first passage, pertinent to Utah, within the first territorial law book, Acts Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the First Annual and Special Sessions of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah. 1852. Phelps, W.W.; Richards, Willard; Carrington, Albert. Great Salt Lake City: NP, October 1, 1851. 4 pp.pp. 4to. Signed by author. Book condition: Near fine. Folded in half to form columns. The whole was once folded lengthwise into quarters but has been flattened for many years. Docketing information is on the upper edge of one of the panels. This rare draft of the first Utah information to appear in the Utah Territorial Law Book of 1852 is signed by Brigham Young, W.W. Phelps, Willard Richards and Albert Carrington. It contains early versions of the sections appearing on pages 37 and 38, which are the first that are specific to Utah. They are headed, An Act Concerning the Judiciary, and for Judical Purposes. The printed version is slightly longer and dated October 4, 1851, just three days later than this manuscript draft. A very rare and significant document, autographed by Young the second prophet of the LDS church; Phelps, an early elder of the church and printer of numerous important early church works including the Evening and Morning Star; Richards, an apostle ordained by Young in 1840; and Carrington, later an apostle and assistant counselor to Young. A singularly unique piece of pioneer history with rare Mormon autographs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Manuscript Draft of the first passage, ...
Publisher: October 1, 1851
Publication Date: 1851
Binding: ONE LINED SHEET OF BLU ...
Book Condition: Fine
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