Convention to Form State_page 222

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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 Convention to Form State_page 222
Description 222 ritory, would be of incalculable benefit to the country, and greatly add to the comfort and convenience of emigrants, and other travelers as they pass through the rough and mountainous portion of the continent. It is also believed by your memorialists, that the small sum of sixty thousand dollars, would be sufficient to locate and construct said road through the whole length of the Territory from north to south. Your memorialists, therefore humbly and most respectfully petition Congress to appropropriate the aforesaid sum, for the purpose herein specified; and as in duty bound, your memorialists will ever pray. Approved March 6, 1852. MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR CALLING A CONVENTION TO FORM A STATE GOVERNMENT. To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Jxej>resenlailves of the United Slates 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 Heaven-spired mountains, capped with snows of a thousand winters, intervening between her and the national capitol, and denying all intercourse therewith, except a few months per annum, 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 by them at any time, insomuch that the officers of the General Government cannot pass to their Territorial posts without jeopardizing their property and lives; and, Whereas, on account of the non-intercourse before suggested, the Territory has mostly been without a Supreme Bench, two judicial Judges and Secretary, since September 1850, and from the same causes, is likely to continue destitute of national officers for a long time ye\> to come, together with the uncertainty of those offices being supplied when once filled, on account of death, by sickness, casualties, Indian depredations, absence, <fec, and the lengih of time it will take the government to renew the appointments; and. Whereas, your memorialist in her unparalleled prosperity, lias nearly doubled her permanent inhabitants, since the last census,
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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 716917
Reference URL