Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 247

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(UTAH.) [Young, Brigham.] Governor's Message to the First General Assembly of the State of Deseret. [3] pages, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, on one folding sheet; minimal wear. [Salt Lake City, UT, 14 April 1862]

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The State of Deseret was first proposed by Mormon settlers in 1849, with borders extending far beyond modern Utah. It was never recognized by the United States, and was superseded by the formation of Utah Territory in 1850. However, Young persisted in fighting for a State of Deseret, and led annual meetings as a sort of shadow government from 1862 to 1870. This governor's message was delivered at the first of these assemblies, and argues forcefully for statehood. Flake 2792.