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    Brigham Young Document Signed "Brigham Young/ Governor". One page, 7.5" x 10", May 29, 1854, "Executive Dept. Utah Territory/ Great Salt Lake City". This letter is written by the early Mormon leader to a job applicant seeking an appointment as "Commissioner for Utah [Territory]" in Boston. Governor Young informs the applicant that the position has already been filled. In part: "In reply to your request to be appointed Commissioner for Utah in the City of Boston. I have to inform you that George T. Angell, Esq. of your city, already holds an appointment to act in that office, but should business of that nature so increase as to make it of any particular benefit to you to receive a like commission, I have placed your letter on file, subject to future consideration." Commissioner George T. Angell, in his early twenties at the time, would later be known as an early promoter of animal rights. Docketing on verso. The name of the recipient, above the greeting, has been carefully excised, leaving him unknown. Paper has been affixed on the verso to fill the void. Brigham Young (1801-1877) served as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was the founder of Salt Lake City. He was also the first governor of the Utah Territory. He boldly signs this document, which is in near fine condition.

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