Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-fifth Congress (two volume set)
Place Published: Washington
Publisher: James B. Steedman, Printer
Date Published: 1858
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 13081
670 + 671-1341pp. Octavo [23 cm.] Original 'House Document' binding. Bound in a dark brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards and backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Near fine. Gilt on backstrip is faded. Minor rubbing to corners. Light sporadic foxing.
These two volumes contain the United States official report on the Mormon War (p. 28-223). The Utah Expedition, or the 'Mormon War' was an attempt by the Federal government to unseat Brigham Young, and replace him with a non-Mormon governor. The Mormons saw this as nothing more than invasion, and with their forced expulsion from Nauvoo, as well as their expulsion from Missouri, still fresh in memory, many Mormons saw this as one more example of persecution from their government. The "war" was short lived, and eventually Alfred Cummings was installed as governor. Flake/Draper 9251.