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Utah a State a Proclamation

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Utah a State a Proclamation
Description LUCY A PHILLIPS Library Washington. Jan. 4. 1896 - The President at 10 o'clock this morning signed the Proclamation admitting Utah to Statehood. The Proclamation is as follows: A PROCLAMATION Whereas, the Congress of the United States passesd an act which was approved on the 16th day of July. 1894, entiled. "An act to enable the people of Utah to form a Constitution and State government and to be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States," which act provided for the election of delegates to a Constitutional convention, to meet at the seat of government of the Territory of Utah, on the first Monday of March 1895. for the purpose of declaring the adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the people of the proposed State and forming a Constitution and State government for such State. And whereas, delegates were accordingly elected, who met organized and declared on behalf of the people of said proposed State their adoption of the Constitution of the United Stales, ail as provided in said act: And whereas said Convention so organized did, by ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States and the people of said State, as required by said act, provide that perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured and no inhabitants of said State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship, but that polygamous or plural marriages are forever prohib-ited, and did also by said ordinance make other various stipulations recited in section three of said act. And whereas, said Convention thereupon formed a Constitution and State government for said proposed state, which Constitution, including said ordinance, was duly submitted to the people thereof at an election held on Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, 1895, as directed by said act. And whereas the return of said election has been made and canvassed and the result (hereof certified to me. together with a statement of votes cast and a copy of said Constitution and ordinance, all as provided in said act showing that a majority of votes lawfully cast at such election was for the ratification and adoption of said Constitution and ordinance. And whereas the Constitution and government of said proposed State are Republican in form and said Constitution is not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence; and all provisions of said act have been complied with in the formation of said Constitution and government. Now therefore, I,Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, in accordance with the act of Congress aforesaid, and by authority thereof, announce the result of said election to be as so certified, and do hereby declare and proclaim that the terms and conditions prescribed by the Congress of the United States to entitle the Stale of Utah to admission into the Union, have been duly complied with, and that the creation of said State and its admission into the Union on an equal footing with the original States is now accomplished. In testimony whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this 4th day of January in the year of our Lord 1896, and the independence of the United States of America the 120th. Grover Cleveland President (Seal) Richard Olney, Secretory of State
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326673
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326673