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    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.

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