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Utah outlaws polygamy, joins the Union...

Item # 690810

January 04, 1896


* Utah statehood - joins the Union
* President Grover Cleveland proclamation
* Abandons polygamy

The front page of section two has a report of Utah joining the Union with column heads: "UTAH NOW A STATE" "President Signed the Proclamation of Admission Today", it becoming the 45th state in the Union. Mention is made that: "...the constitutional convention, which met in March last, conformed, in its draft of the fundamental law, to the requirement of the act of Congress providing that there shall be absolute religious toleration and prohibition of polygamy...", the latter issue being a stumbling block to statehood previously.
Complete in 16 pages, various archival mends at the margins, partially loose at the spine. Quite fragile and should be handled carefully.

Category: Post-Civil War