Territorial Road_page 221

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Title (1851) Acts Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the First Annual and Special Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1851
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1851) Session law from the first legislature of the Utah territory. Organizes government, reenacts laws of Deseret
Publisher By authority of the Legislative Assembly, Great Salt Lake City
Date 1852
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
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Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Territorial Road_page 221
Description nevertheless of some magnitude among the multiplied provisions of an infant Territory, struggling under many burthens, both rare and peculiar. Therefore your memorialists respectfully beg Congress to consider the utility of such a code of laws to this new and flourishing Territory, and the necessity of timely aid in securing this much desired object, by appropriating the sum of four thousand dollars to this purpose. And your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray. Approved Jan. 31, 1852. MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TERRITORIAL ROAD. To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled. The Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, do hereby humbly, and respectfully memorialize Congress upon a subject of great interest, not only to the inhabitants of the Territory but to the traveling citizens of the United States, who annually pass through the country in great numbers, on the overland route, between the States and California. The subject to which we humbly solicit your attention, relates to a Territorial road. Your memorialists beg leave to state, that the difficulties attending the northern routes across the Sierra Nevada to California, are very great, arising chiefly from the more hostile conduct of the Indians, in that direction, and from the mountain snows which effectually blockade the path of the traveler for several months in the year; and which expose both men and animals to innumerable hardships, if not to death itself. To avoid these difficulties and hardships, a more southern route has been explored, where the climate is more congenial, and where grass, in luxuriant abundance can be obtained during the whole year. Many companies have already passed over this route, which extends through the principal chain of the settlements of this country in a south south-westerly direction. It is believed by your memorialists, that the location and construction of a Territorial road, beginning at some convenient point in the northern settlements of the Territory, and extending in a southerly direction through Fillmore City, the seat of government; thence to the extreme settlements near the southern boundary of the Ter-
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Source Original Book: Laws and Ordinances of the State of Deseret (Utah) Compilation 1851
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2005-11-08
ID 716916
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