29 [Mormon] Original Pencil Autograph of Hosea Stout, in General Laws, Memorials and Resolutions of the Territory of Dakota… Yankton,
D.T.: Josiah Trask, 1862. 8vo, original leather spine rebacked, signed on front pastedown, nice.
This law book belonged to, and was signed by, Hosea Stout, who fought in the Battle of Crooked River in 1838, was a bodyguard for Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Chief of Police for Nauvoo, and member of the Council of Fifty in Nauvoo. He was accused of poisoning Samuel H. Smith (after the death of Joseph and Hyrum) but was never tried. He was the first attorney general of Utah, and helped rescue the Martin Handcart company in 1856. A great association copy.