REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR. DECEMBER 5, 1857. In MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. VOL. II. SED11.

Washington: 1857. 572pp, disbound. Contents clean. Very Good.

Material on the Utah expedition, with Stewart Van Vliet's report of his interview with Brigham Young, who said "that the Mormons had been persecuted, murdered, and robbed, in Missouri and Illinois, both by the mob and State authorities, and that now the United States were about to pursue the same course; and that, therefore, he and the people of Utah had determined to resist all persecution at the commencement, and that the troops now on the March for Utah should not enter the Great Salt Lake Valley..."
Reports on turmoil in Kansas include Governor Walker's Message on election day, September 1857. Appendix H is Francis Bryan's Report concerning operations of a party assigned to explore the route from Fort Riley to Bridger's Pass. "Being the report of the Secretary of War, the volume contains sizable quantities of material about the West." Graff.
Wagner-Camp 286. Graff 4416. Item #28827

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