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Lot #465
Brigham Young

Seeking foreclosure on some Promised Land

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Seeking foreclosure on some Promised Land

Religious leader (1801–1877) who became leader of the Mormon Church in 1844 after its founder, Joseph Smith, was shot and killed by a mob of angry opponents. A charismatic and powerful leader, Young led the mass migration of Mormons to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah, establishing the church’s stronghold in that state. By the time of Young’s death, the Mormon population in Utah had reached 140,000, and the leader’s own legacy included 27 wives and 56 children. In December 2006, a panel of scholars and historians assembled by Atlantic magazine included Young in the roster of the “100 Most Influential Americans of All Time.” Manuscript DS, five pages on three faintly lined sheets, 8.5 x 14, April 20, 1876. A detailed legal complaint filed in the Third District Court, Salt Lake County, wherein Young, as plaintiff, seeks to foreclose on some property owned by Frederick and Margaret Mitchell for non-payment of a promissory note. Signed at the conclusion of the last page. A touch of mild soiling and handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #338 - Ended October 15, 2008