Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 157

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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
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 2 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 157
Description The State of Deseret 157 river on the North, from the waters flowing into the Great Basin on the South, to the summit of the Wind River chain of mountains; thence South East and South by the dividing range of Mountains that separate the waters flowing ino the Gulf of Mexico, from the waters flowing into the Gulf of California, to the place of beginning; as set forth in a map drawn by Charles Preuss, and published by order of the Senate of the United States, in 1848. ARTICLE 1 The powers .of Government of the State of Deseret shall be divided into three distinct departments; Viz, Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. ARTICLE 2. OF THE LEGISLATIVE Sec. 1. The Legislative authority of this State, shall be vested in a General Assembly, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives; both to be elected by the people. Sec. 2. The session of the General Assembly, shall be annual; and the first Session be held on the first Monday of July next; and thereafter, on the first Monday of December; unless the Governor of the State shall convene the Assembly, in the interim, by Proclamation. Sec. 3. The members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen biennially, by the qualified Electors of their respective Districts, on the 1st Monday in August; whose term of office shall continue two years from the day of the General Election. Sec. 4. No person shall be a member of the House of Representatives, who has not attained the age of 25 years; the same to be a free, white, male Citizen of the United States, and an Inhabitant of this State, one year preceding the time of his Election, and a resident of the District or County 30 days next preceding his Election; and have at his Election, an actual residence in the District he may be chosen to represent. Sec. 5. Senators shall be chosen for the term of four years, at the same time and place of Representatives; they shall be thirty years of age, and possess the qualifications of Representatives, as to residence and Citizenship. Sec. 6. The number of Senators shall not be less than one third, nor more than one half of the Representatives; and, at the first session of the General Assembly, after this Constitution takes effect, the Senate shall be divided by lot, as equally as may be, into two classes; the Seats of the Senators of the first class, shall be vacated at the expiration of two years, so that one half of the Senate shall be elected biennially. Sec. 7. Each house shall choose its own officers; and judge of the qualification, election, and return of its own members; and
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719645
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