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A COLLECTION OF THREE CHOICE RARITIES

Preserving the Transactions Between

GOVERNOR THOMAS FORD OF ILLINOIS

and the MORMONS OF NAUVOO,

Including Ford's own Accounts of his Dealings
in the
Most Dramatic Events between the Mormon and Anti-Mormon Citizens.

TOGETHER WITH

Many Dramatic and Highly Interesting Records of the Legislative Actions
by the Senate of the General Assembly of Illinois
in Relation to the Mormons and their most Inveterate Foes.

 

( . . . Or, in modern language, an exciting group of three items virtually never seen for sale, now offered together as a collection in very nice condition, in matching archival folding boxes. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime offering.)

 

THOMAS  FORD (1842-1846), Governor of Illinois. Three important and highly-scarce printed items:

 

 

A) . . . Message of the Governor of the State of Illinois, in Relation to the Disturbances in Hancock County, December, 21, 1844.  Springfield: Walters & Weber, Public Printers, 1844. Extracted from the two-volume Reports Made to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, at their session begun and held at Springfield, Decmber 2, 1844. Springfield, Walters & Weber, Public Printers, 1845. See FLAKE 4185.

B)  JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE FOURTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, at Their Regular Session, Begun and Held at Springfield, December, 2, 1844. Springfield: Walters & Weber, Public Printers., 1844.  See FLAKE 4195.

C)  Mormon Difficulties.  Report of the Governor in relation to the difficulties in Hancock county.  In House, Dec. 10, 1846.  Read, laid on the table and ―― copies ordered to be printed.  Executive Department, Springfield, December 7, 1846.  To the Honorable the House of Representatives: . . .  [at head:  "Illinois Legis. }  H. R.  {15th Assem.  1st Session."]  N.p., n.d. (but Springfield: George R. Weber, Public Printers, 1846?).  NOT IN FLAKE; compare to Flake 4198.

 

THE COLLECTION:  **SOLD**

 

 

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS preceding each item above for extensive illustrated descriptions and analysis.

Important, rare, and for sale, obtained from an old Illinois collection and not likely ever to become available as a group again. Of the three titles, the only example I have seen offered for sale was a possible variant of item C, listed a dozen years ago by Benchmark Books of Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 

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