S.C. Griggs & Co.. Ford, Gov. Thomas. History of Illinois from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847. Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., 1854. First edition in modern cloth binding. xv, 447pp. 8vo. Modern black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Book condition: Very good with edges lightly rubbed and bumped, and spine gently rolled. Three small spots on rear panel. Former owner's name and date in ink on front paste down. Edges of text block and pages spotted and yellow. Containing a full account of the Black Hawk War, the rise, progress, and fall of mormonism, the Alton and Lovejoy Riots, and other important and interesting events. Thomas Ford was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement in the death of Joseph Smith, and the subsequent Illinois Mormon War. . Very Good. 1854. (Inventory #: RFORHIS00MEL)
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