Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE GOVERNMENT TO TERRITORY OF ARIZONA DURING THE CIVIL WAR 1864 An original "proclamation" broadside, by John N. Goodwin, Governor of Arizona Territory, ordering a general election, after the Confederate invasion of Arizona.

    On December 29, 1863, John N. Goodwin, first governor of the Territory of Arizona, issued this proclamation to organize the government of the Territory. The first step taken was to conduct a census of the Territory's inhabitants. Census returns are listed by town and entries include, where provided, the following information: name, age, sex, marital status, place of birth, length of residence, whether native of foreign born, naturalization date, location where family resides, and occupation. The total census of the territory at this time was 4,187 inhabitants.

    This broadside is a very historical item as it is the foundation of establishing the government of Arizona. 11.25"x 17.5".
    Condition: Very fine condition, with slight tears in folds.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,574

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 24 Estate of John Steinbeck Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential &  Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $746,362