WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 124: CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Governor of the Utah Territory Eli Houston Murray, in pencil,

AUTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

01 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction
Sold
Looking for the realised and estimated price?

Description: "DO ALL IN YOUR POWER TO PRESERVE THE PEACE OF THE TERRITORY" CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Governor of the Utah Territory Eli Houston Murray, in pencil, reprimanding him by stating that his duty is to act to preserve the peace in his territory, not merely to report the state of affairs. 2 pages, oblong 8vo, written on two sheets; pin holes at upper left. (MRS) Washington, 2 December 1885

Notes: "It is your duty to discover for yourself the true condition of affairs and do all in your power to preserve the peace of the territory and the lives and property of its citizens. You are not merely to observe and report but to act and any appeal for federal assistance should be made upon such a condition of things as actually make it necessary and upon your official responsibility and in the manner provided by the Constitution and Laws.
"You will report to me promptly any change in the condition of affairs."
Enforcement of the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act of 1882 had caused growing unrest in Salt Lake City, reaching its peak when, in December of 1885, a Mormon was shot by a United States Marshal, prompting rumors of a Mormon uprising.

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)