Hot Shot Territorial Imprint
238. WYOMING (Territory). GOVERNOR (John M. Thayer). Message of Governor Thayer to the Fourth Legislative Assembly, of Wyoming Territory, Convened at Cheyenne, November 2nd, 1875. Cheyenne: H. Glafcke, Printer, Daily Leader Office, 1875. 25 [1 blank] pp. 8vo, original teal printed wrappers, stitched (as issued). Lightly soiled and used for target practice. Upper wrapper and first few leaves dented by shotgun pellets (about #4s); pp.  through final wrapper shot through lower right blank margin (about a .22 caliber), title page with slight water stain on lower right corner. Upper right blank corners slightly gnawed. An item in true Western condition.
First printing. Adams, Herd 2289: “Rare.” AII (Wyoming) 24. Eberstadt 168:536: “Discusses cattle rustling and other cattle-trade problems; Wyoming’s mineral resources; Indian incursions; failure of the Black Hills Commission, but now that the richness of the mines is established, ‘the miners will go into the Hills and into Northern Wyoming next spring in large numbers.’” Stopka 1875.8. Numerous areas deal with stock issues, touching on such problems as stock stealing, diseases, and increase of the stock industry. The governor, however, realizing that man cannot live by beef alone, proposes measures to increase the presence of fish in the territory’s streams. ($300-600)
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