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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
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.
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Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description 228 Utah Historical Quarterly able animals shall be free to run at large and graze thereon, except swine. Sec. 2. All farming lands used for raising grain, grass, or other agricultural purposes, shall be inclosed with a good and lawful fence sufficient to secure the crop therein from the encroachments of all kinds of peaceable animals. Sec. 3. All fence, four and a half feet high, in good repair, consisting of rails, poles, boards, stone, or other suitable materials, and all fence, of any description whatever, and all brooks, rivers, sloughs, ponds, hedges, or other obstructions, which shall be in the judgment of two or more fence-viewers equal thereto, shall be deemed a lawful fence. Sec. 4. Any person owning fence, or different individuals owning portions of fence inclosing fields owned as tenants in common for farming or other purposes, who shall refuse or neglect to keep in lawful repair such fence or portions of fence, shall pay all damages sustained by any other person in said field, in consequence of such neglect. Sec. 5. Any person or persons, who shall throw down fence, or open bars or gates into any inclosure other than their own, or into any field owned by joint occupancy, and leave the same open, thereby exposing the crops or property of others, shall be deemed guilty of a trespass, and on conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of not less than five dollars, and all damages thereby sustained. Sec. 6. Any person, who shall cut down, injure, or carry away any timber, wood, tree, grass, grain, roots, plants, or fruit, placed or growing for use, ornament, or shade on land not his own, in which he has no interest, or shall dig stone, mineral, coal, ore, or clay thereon, or drive a team over the same, without the consent of the owner thereof, shall, on conviction thereof, pay four times the value of the injury done to the owner of the land. Sec. 7. Each precinct in this State shall, at the time of election, elect two or more fence-viewers, whose term of office shall be the same as a justice of the peace, whose duty it shall be to_ex-amine and decide upon the legality of all fence in their respective precincts, when called upon, and see that the above law is faithfully executed. Sec. 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and after the first day of May next. JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. HEBER C. KIMBALL, Speaker of the Senate. Approved, Feb. 12, 1851, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Gov. Thomas Bullock, Clerk.
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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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