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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
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Date Created 2005-12-05
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Description 178 Utah Historical Quarterly same to the Auditor of Public Accounts for examination, as soon as the work is completed, or before the first day of December next. Approved, Jan. 15, 1850. AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR STATE AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ON ROADS Passed by the General Assembly, Jan. 15,1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a State Commissioner on public roads shall be elected by the General Assembly, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is elected and qualified; and who shall take an oath, and give bond with security for the faithful performance of the duties of his office; which bond shall be approved by the Secretary of State, and filed in his office. Sec. 2. Whenever the General Assembly shall grant a State road, from one given point to another, it shall be the duty of the State Commissioner to institute a speedy survey for said road, on the most feasible and practicable route, having special reference to public convenience, utility, and durability; showing distances, altitude of hills, soils, rivers, ravines, and all such like information relating to convenience, and expense, &c, with all reasonable dispatch, to the Governor, who, with the Commissioner, shall decide on the location of said road, and all such, and other maps and reports; and maps and reports, of all surveys made by the State's Commissioner, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, within a reasonable time. Sec. 3. If it shall appear evident that there is but one feasible route for any road granted by the General Assembly, or if the Governor shall instruct the Commissioner to locate any given road on any particular route, previous to a survey; then it shall be the duty of the Commissioner to locate said road without delay, and file a report of each and every location of a State road, in the Secretary's office, as in the second section. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of State Commissioners to make all contracts for building bridges, acqueducts, culverts, turnpikes, and all other fixtures necessary for the completion of any public road, located by himself or predecessors in office, yet remaining uncompleted, and draw upon the Public Treasury for such money as shall from time to time be granted by the General Assembly, for the payment of said contracts; keep an accurate account of all sums of money by him received, and how expended, and make a true report of the same, on or before the first of December of each year, to the Auditor of Public Accounts.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
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