Proceedings Before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate in the matter of the Protests Against the Right of Hon. Reed Smoot, A Senator from the State of Utah, to hold His Seat
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1904
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 36380
Four volumes plus index. 1088,1025,744,542,149pp. Octavo [23 cm] Bound in contemporary red cloth with original wrappers bound in. Ex-libris Samuel W. Taylor with Taylor's hand typed indices attached to the front pastedowns of all four volumes. Taylor's notes and underlining sporadically throughout. Very good. All four volumes of these important Senatorial hearings with the elusive index.
The Reed Smoot hearings became the catalyst for the American public to attempt to finally come to grips with the so-called "Mormon Problem" which was comprised of the doctrine of polygamy. For the LDS Church it was a catalyst for coming to grips with adapting to the political and social environment and to assessing its doctrine in the light of overwhelming external forces. Uncommon set with index. Flake/Draper 9173. Auerbach 1235