Constitution State of Deseret_page 45

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Title 1855 Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1855
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1855) The Fourth Legislature, 1854, passed an act compile and revise the laws currently in force. Included were those of the current session. No 1854 session law was published. Laws not included in the compilation were deemed repealed, obsolete or not necessary to reprint. Included were marginal notes, index and table of contents
Publisher Published by Virtue of an Act Approved January 19, 1855, Great Salt Lake City, Utah
Date 1855
Type Text
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Source KFU30 1855 .A193
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 12 cm x 19 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Jan Robertson
Scanning Technician Amanda Wilson
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Date Created 2005-11-22
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Constitution State of Deseret_page 45
Description ted States, lying west'of' tfie'Rocky'Mountains/'and in the great interior Basin of tipper California; -jaii'd,-';^ aj«"»*fjp h;;tl ttyimw>w .u. Whereas,' by: reason df said treaty,' all civil organization, brigiria'-ting ^^&«^i)tibiia'6f^incoJ%fe<^i^yaBfo^Wi|; arid, ;: Whereas,'the Congress bf the United States1 has; failed to provide a form of civil government for the. territory so acquired, or any portion thereof; and, ; Whereas, civil government and laws are necessary for ike security, peace and prosperity of society; and,, . \.)iV: .I,',.-. ij :ii; 'â- >.' Whereas, it is a fundamental principle in all republican governments, that all political power is inherent in the people; and governments instituted for their protection, security and benefit, should emanate from the same:: > v) . : : , y Therefore, your Committee beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following CONSTITUTION, until the Congress of the United States-shall otherwise provide for. .the Government of the Territory, hereinafter named; and described, by admitting us. into the Union. WE, THE PEOPLE, Grateful to the Supreme Beibg-for the blessings hitherto enjoyed,, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and Independent Government, by the name of the STATE OF DESERET; including all the territory of the United State's) within the following bduhd'-iries, to wit: Commencing at the 33°, north'latitude where it crosses the 108°, longitude, west of Greenwich, thence running south and west, to the northern boundary of Mexico; thence west to, and down the main channel of the Gila river, (or the northern line of Mexico,) and on the northern boundary-of Lower California1 to the Pacific -'ocean; thence^ along the coast; north westerly to' the 113°, 30' of west • longitude; thence North to where said line intersects the dividing ridge of the Sierra Nevada mountains; thence north along the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the dividing range of mountains, that separate the waters flowing into the Columbia river, from the waters running into the Great Basin; thence easterly along the dividing range of mountains that separate said waters flowing into the Columbia river on the north, from the waters flowing into the Great Basin on the south, to the summit of the Wind Elver chain
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1855
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-22
Date Modified 2005-11-22
ID 718306
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