Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 160

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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
Scanning Technician Amanda Wilson; Jan Robertson
ARK ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
ID 719739
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz

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Title Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 160
Description 160 Utah Historical Quarterly ARTICLE 4. OF THE JUDICIARY Sec. 1. The Judicial power shall be vested in a Supreme Court, and such Inferior Courts, as the General Assembly shall from time to time establish. Sec. 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Justice, and two Associates, either two of whom shall be a Quorum to hold Courts. Sec. 3. The Judges of the Supreme Court shall be elected by joint vote of both houses of the General Assembly, and shall hold their Courts at such time and place as the General Assembly shall direct; and hold their office for the term of four years, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The Judges of the Supreme Court, shall be Conservators of the peace throughout the State, and shall exercise such other Jurisdiction and appellate powers, as shall be prescribed by law. Sec. 4. The style of all process shall be, the state of Deseret, and all prosecutions shall be in the name, and by the authority of the State. ARTICLE 5. OF ELECTIONS Sec. 1. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor of Accounts, shall be elected by the qualified Electors, as provided for members of the General Assembly, and at the time and place appointed for holding the same. Sec. 2. The returns of every Election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor, shall be sealed up, & transmitted forthwith to the seat of Government, directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives; who shall, during the first week of the Session, open and publish them in the presence of both Houses of the General Assembly; and the persons, receiving a majority of all the legal votes cast for their respective offices, shall be declared duly elected. Sec. 3. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor, shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State; which oath or affirmation, shall be administered by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Sec. 4. The first Election for members of the General Assembly, and other officers under this Constitution, shall be held on the first Monday of May next, at the usual places of holding public meetings, in the different Districts and Settlements; at which time and place, the qualified voters shall vote for, or against the adoption of this Constitution; and, if a majority of all the legal votes, shall be in favor of its adoption, the same shall take effect from and after said Election.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719648
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719648