Lot 173 of 455:
Dakota Territory 1868  

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Eighth Annual Session. Third Annual Message of Governor A. J. Faulk, to the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota. Delivered, December 1868

Faulk, A. J.

Yankton, Dakota Territory

Geo. W. Kingsbury, Public Printer, Union and Dakotaian Office



14 pp. (8vo), original orange printed wrappers; housed in folding brown cloth chemise, brown morocco and marbled boards slipcase with gilt-lettered spine.

Scarce, early Dakota imprint and an important message regarding the formation of Wyoming, which gained territorial status in 1868, and a government in 1869. Allen, Dakota Imprints, 58; Sabin 18297.

Faulk, who took office as Dakota Territory governor in 1866, describes the situation at Cheyenne and the counties of Laramie and Carter where the governor says "a state of society bordering on anarchy has existed." He tells of the rich gold discoveries in those regions; the building of the Pacific Railroad; the incoming population; turbulence and lawlessness; the Vigilance Committees; and the Congressional acceptance of his proposal for erecting a seperate territory. He reviews the act creating a temporary government in Wyoming, and the reasons why it has not gone into operation, declaring that the time can not be far distant when "a separate government will be in full operation in Wyoming, when, through the regular application of the civil laws crime will be suppressed, and the law abiding citizens will finally be relieved." 

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Some chipping and a bit of staining to wrappers; the whole creased vertically; else near fine.

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