Salem, Oregon: Asahel Bush, Territorial Printer, 1856. Modern buckram [gilt-lettered morocco spine label, gilt institution bookplate and name stamped on spine]. 84, 100, [1 errata], [1 blank], 4, 3, [1 blank] pp. Several rubberstamps, a crude tape repair [no loss]. Good+.
General and Special Laws are included, and Territorial Officers and elected representatives listed. The most significant, reflecting the view "that a necessity now exists for the formation of a State government," is an Act, printed at pages 7-14 of the first part, "to take the sense of the people relative to the formation of a State Government." Recent discovery of "rich deposits of gold" and other valuable minerals makes Statehood imperative, especially to thwart "a movement" to restrict the Oregon Territory and create a new Territory in the vicinity of the gold strikes.
Belknap 239. Item #29950