Washington: For the Author, 1866. 8vo, blue wraps, 42 pp. Apparently a gift copy from Curtis. Near fine overall with minimal wear. Near Fine. Item #List806
A scarce survival from Lorenzo Snow’s trial in the U.S. Supreme Court for polygamy under the Edmunds Act, where two of his three convictions were eventually overturned as the court determined that the offense was continuous and therefore only warranted a single conviction. George Ticknor Curtis defended Snow, and published this edition of his speech himself. Curtis argued that Snow had lived continuously with one woman, and defended his right to have multiple “wives” as a matter of religious freedom. This copy with “From the Author” on the top margin of the title wrap, apparently presented as a gift from Curtis.