Convention to Form State Government_page 76

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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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Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2012-06-05
ID 716676
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Title Convention to Form State Government_page 76
Description 76 the mouth of the Platte or Nebraska River, by way of Great Salt Lake City, to Sacramento, California. ' Your memorialists/ respectfully represent that not less than six thousand American citizens have perished on the routes, between the Missouri River, and the Gold Mines, Avithin the last four years, in consequence of exposure, and toil from crossing rivers, marshes, mountains, and deserts. Your memorialists know that this state of things must continue, until the ¦streams are bridged, and the roads made passable by improvement. We therefore bug leave to suggest that some of the Corps of the United States Topographical Engineers be employed to locate said road on the best and most direct route, and that means be provided for the immediate briderinir of all the rivers, whose hiffh waters not unfrequently stop the Emigrant Companies for months, in the early part of the season, thereby rendering a safe crossing over the Sierra. Nevada extremely doubtful in ihe fall, before the passes of the mountains are blocked with snow. We would further suggest that as a Military work it is indispensable for the transportation of Troops and Munitions of war for the protection of the Emigrants in the Indian country, as well as our Western frontier, in case of war with any inaratime power, to say nothing of the impossiblity of transmitting Mails, and expresses, in the seasons of high water. Therefore your memorialists respectfully pray for the appropriation of six hundred thousand dollars for the location, working, and bridging said road, and your memorialists, will ever pray. Approved Jan. 21st, 1853. MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS For calling a Convention to form a State Government. To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress Assembled: Your memorialist the Territory of Utah, respectfully represents, that. Whereas, her location is far removed from any other inhabited portion.of the great American Union, surrounded by extensive, arid,, and trackless deserts and mountains, capped with the snows of a thousand winters, intervening between her and the National Capitol, and denying all intercourse therewith, except a few months in the-summer season, together with hordes of native savages on every hand, that are continually annoying the traveler and the Mail; and any communication that can be made, is liable to be delayed or destroyed
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Identifier 077_Convention to Form State Government_page 76.jpg
Source Original Book: Act and Resolutions, Passed at the Second Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah 1852
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2005-11-08
ID 716582
Reference URL