Great Salt Lake City: Joseph Cain, Public Printer. 1855. 460pp. A couple of marginal rubberstamps [one of them on the title page]. Extreme outer margins of a few leaves dusted, Very Good. Bound in modern buckram.
Printed margin notes accompany these Laws, the first Acts of the Utah Territory. The Territory was founded as the State of Deseret by Mormon settlers in 1849; the national government organized it as the Utah Territory in 1850. This volume has the only printed appearance of the Laws of the Fourth Annual Session; they were not printed separately. Also printed are the first published versions of the Constitution of the State of Deseret, which granted the suffrage to all white male residents over age 21 and guaranteed freedom of religion. The first Ordinances Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret are printed, providing exclusive land grants and concessions to Brigham Young, Ezra T. Benson, Heber Kimball; and, among other Acts, incorporating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
"Includes such laws as reserving the water of Mill Creek Canyon for Brigham Young's use" [Flake & Draper].
Flake & Draper 9384d. II Harv. Law Cat. 829. Not in Sabin, Cohen. Item #29578