Prescott;: Office of the Arizona Miner, Official Paper of the Territory, 1865. First edition. No copy has been sold at auction since 1966. Woodcut of “The Seal of the Territory of Arizona” on the Certificate approved by Richard McCormick, Secretary of the Territory. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. Very minor foxing and offsetting, else a fine copy. Modern brown leather lettered in gilt on front board. Spelling error on front board (“Arizona” spelled “Arizoana”). Octavo. 79 pp. Item #16941
The contents of the present work include “The Organic Act,” which provides for a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona, lists of “Officers of the Territory" and “The First Legislative Assembly," etc. It is also contains forty other acts including: “Authorizing a Loan on the Faith and Credit of the Territory to Inaugurate and Pay the Expenses of a Campaign Against the Apache Indians." The “Resolutions” include: “Appointing a Translator and Interpreter, who shall act as a Commissioner to publish the Laws required to be published in the Spanish language," "Relative to Sylvester Mowry" (Gen. Carleton clashed with Mowry, ordering his banishment from Arizona; Mowry defiantly stood by his guns and territory),” and many others. The "Memorials” include “Asking an Appropriation of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars for placing Indians of the Colorado on a Reservation," "Asking an Appropriation of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars in aid of the War against the Apaches," and several others.
OCLC lists only eight copies in North America. Streeter I. 507; Sabin 1983; Arizona Imprints #8.