Geodetic Survey_page 227

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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
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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
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Title Geodetic Survey_page 227
Description 227 Basin of North America, occupying an intermediate position between California and the States on the Mississippi; and being shut out by their isolated position from a ready intercourse with their mother States; the roads passing over arid plains, rough and desert mountains taking a term of thirty days in the best seasons of the year for the mails to pass through from the confines of civilization to this Territory; and considering the obstructions arising from storms, floods, and the depredations of hostile Indians, all combining to render our means of intercourse extremely limited and precarious, therefore your memorialists respectfully pray your honorable body to. provide for the construction of a Telegraph from some convenient point on the Mississippi or Missouri, via Great Salt Lake City, to Han Diego, Wan Francisco. Astoria, or such other eligible port on the Pacific coast as your wisdom may direct. And your memorialists respectfully beg leave to state their sincere conviction, that no movement of Congress could be better calculated to preserve inviolable our glorious Union, than to bind the east and west by an "electric" stream, whereby intelligence and instantaneous intercourse, from the eastern to the western limits of our wide spread country annihilate the distance, and make the freemen of Maine and Oregon, Florida and California immediate neighbors. The favorable consideration of this important subject at an early period by Congress, is respectfully solicited; End your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray. Approved March 3, 1852. MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR A GEODETIC SURVEY IN UTAH TERRITORY. To ike Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales in Congress assembled: The Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, respectfully petition your honorable body, to detach one-or more of the corps of Topographical engineers to make a trjangulation, or geodetic survey, to commence at the southern termination of a like survey made by Howard Stanstury, Captain of Toporgaph-ical engineers, in 1849 and '50; and to be extended to the southern extremity of the Sevier, or Nicolet lake; and as much further south as jour judgment may demand; and we respectfully suggest, that with the exception of the officers above named, and the necessary instruments, and a Bofa,nist, Mineralogist, and Geologist, the re-
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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 716922
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