[Salt Lake City?]: 1885. Original printed wrappers [detached but present, sunned], stitched. pp -113 [as issued]. Very Good.
A constitutional, legal, and historical analysis of Congress's power to govern the territories. Young argues that, in our limited national government of enumerated powers, Congress's authority over the territories is restricted. Basic to the American system "is the national right of a free community like Utah to govern itself." To those who argue for "despotic" powers of Congress, Young responds, "To-day it is polygamy and the alleged union of church and state which Congress presumes to crush; to-morrow it may be the political creed of some of the Territories which excites its animosity...If they may rob women of the privilege of voting, they may likewise take it away from men. It is the Mormons this year- it may be the Catholics next."
FIRST EDITION. 679 NUC 0029676 . Flake 10,019 . Item #25568