||LAWS OF UTAH. 231 CHAPTER CLXXVI. MEMORIAL to Congress for an appropriation to increase the Territorial Library. To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled: Your memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, respectfully represeut that: Whereas, your honorable body did, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty, appropriate five thousand dollars, for the purchase of a'Library for the use of the Federal and Territorial officers and inhabitants of this Territorj7; and Whereas, that sum was expended and the basis of a good and valuable Library was obtained; and Whereas, during the fifteen years which have elapsed said appropriation was expended, many standard works on almost every branch of knowledge have been published, which are necessary for reference, and the want of which is greatly felt: Therefore, we, your memorialists, respectfully pray your honorable body to. appropriate the further sum of ten thousand dollars for the extension of said Library, ' to be expended, by our Delegate in Congress, in procuring the latest and most reliable standard works as will be useful f<5r purposes of reference and improvement, and such productions of art and science as will aid in the progress of enlightenment in the-Territory of Utah. And your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray. George A. Smith, President of the Council. John Taylor, Speaker of the House of Rep's. Charles Durkee, Governor. CHAPTER OLXXVII. MEMORIAL to the Hon. James Harlem-,,-Secretary of the Interior. : : : Your Memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, would respectfully represent that the Indian Reservation, on Corn creek, in MilJard county, and on Twelve Mile creek, in the county of Sanpete, located by Indian Agent Dr. Garland Hurt, previous to the development of any settlements id'' their immediate vicinity, have by recent alterations and extension of their lines, been made to embrace the following named settlements: Petersburg and Meadow Creek, in Millard county, and Gunnison and Warm Creek, in the county of Sanpete, together with their farms, gardens and orchards, all of which are situated on lands redeemed from their desert condition through the industry of the hardy pioneers, by artificial irrigation. Your memorialists would further represent that, in consequence of the before mentioned extension of the lines of reservation, and the lands they embrace being surveyed and exposed for sale in a manner that precludes the possessors of said lands from availing themselves of the right of pre-emption, or the advantages of the homestead law, great injustice is done to the citizens whose interests are involved in the transaction: Therefore, your Memorialists would respectfully ask your Honor to institute such action as you may of right do, to counteract the injustice of the before mentioned encroachments'upon the rights of the parties aggrieved, and thus open to them all the privileges that the Parent Government has so beneficently extended to it3 citizens. And, as in duty bound, your Memorialists will ever pray. George A. Smith, President of the Council. • -' John Taylor, Speaker of the House of Rep's. ¦ Charles Durkee, Governor.