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Members of the Committee to Draft a Constitution-Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 82

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Title (1852) Act and Resolutions, Passed at the Second Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah 1852
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1852) Session law for Utah from the second legislature, to which is appended Willard Richards' compilation of the reenacted laws of Deseret then in force. A limited photo-facsimile reprint was published in 1932
Publisher By authority of the Legislative Assembly, Great Salt Lake City
Date 1853
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, S.J. Quinney College of Law. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 23.5cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Jan Robertson
Scanning Technician Amanda Wilson
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Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2012-06-05
ID 716676
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64m9581

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Title Members of the Committee to Draft a Constitution-Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 82
Description ABSTRACT OF CONVENTION MINUTES- On the 15th March 1849, the Convention appointed the following: p*rS6hs, a Committee to draft a Constitution for the State of Deseret, viz' ALBERT CARRINGTON, CHARLES C. RICH, JOSEPH L.HETWOOD, JOHN TAYLOR, WILLIAM W, PHELPS> PARLEY P. PRATT, DAVID FULLMER, JOHN M. BERNHISEL JOHN S. FULLMER, ERASTUS SNOW. March 18th, 1849; Albert Carrington, Chairman of the Committee, reported the" following Constitution, which was read, and unanimously adopted by the Convention CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DESERET. PREAMBLE---- Whereas a large number of Citizens of the United States, before, and since the Treaty of Peace with the Republic of Mexico, emigrated to, and settled in that portion of the Territory of the United States, lying west of the Rocky Mountains, and in the Great Interior Basin of Upper California'; arid, Whereas, by reason of said treaty, all civil organization, originating from the Republic of Mexico became abrogated; and, Whereas, the Congress of the United States has failed to provide a form of Civil Government for the Territory'so acquired, or any portion thereof; and, Whereas, Civil Government and Laws are necessary, for the security, peace and prosperity of Society; and, Whereas, it is a fundamental principle in' all Republican Governments, that all political power is inherent in the People; and Governments instituted for their protection, security and benefit, should emanate from the same: THiEKEFORE,your Committee beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following CONSTITUTION, until the Congress of the United States shall otherwise provide for the Government of the Territory hereinafter named and described, by admitting us into the Union. WE, THE PEOPLE, GratefuHo the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain, and establish a free and independent Government, by the name of the STATE OF DESERET; including all the Territory of the United States, within the following boundaries, to wit: Commencing at the. 33Q. North Lati-
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Source Original Book: Act and Resolutions, Passed at the Second Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah 1852
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Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2005-11-08
ID 716588
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64m9581/716588