The Mormon Connection : Lincoln, the Saints, and the Crisis of Equality
Etulain, Richard W.
Lincoln Looks West : From the Mississippi to the Pacific
Southern Illinois University Press
This book deals with Lincoln's initial interactions with the West, including the region beyond the Mississippi. From 1847 to 1861, Lincoln dealt with controversial issues such as slavery and the expansion of slavery into the western territories. Chapter 8 deals specifically with Lincoln's interactions with the Saints, and his determination to "let them alone."