G.S.L. City, U.T. Published by Authority, 1852. 48pp. 12mo. Disbound. Very good. Item #1590
On September 24, 1851, two days after the first Utah territorial legislature convened, the House ordered to be printed one hundred copies of the act organizing Utah Territory and the same number of the Constitution of the United States, the two to be bound together with the governor's message. The House repeated the order for one hundred copies of the organic act on January 9 and 12, 1852, but on the 13th the Council ordered one thousand copies of the Constitution and the organic act 'with marginal notes and index' - in which the House concurred. The resulting publication, Constitution of the United States of America...Also, 'An Act to Establish a Territorial Government of Utah, must have been struck off during the next seventeen days, for the resolution of January 30, 1852, which specified its distribution, refers to 'the Constitution, Organic Act, &c. just published.' This resolution stipulated that five copies each were to be provided to the governor, secretary of state, territorial judges, U.S. marshal and district attorney, and the members and officers of the territorial legislature; in addition, one copy was to go to each officer in the various counties. Some of the pamphlets were later used to make up complete copies of the 1852 territorial laws.
"The twelfth recorded Utah imprint, and the first Utah publication of the Organic Laws that established the territorial government. It was ordered to be printed in an edition of 1,000 copies by an act of the Legislative Assembly of January 13, 1852, and was published sometime before January 30 by Brigham H. Young, the nephew of the Mormon leader" - Howell. Scarce on the market; not in Flake/Draper.
Crawley 659. Howell 52:530. McMurtrie, Utah 12.