Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 161

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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 161
Description The State of Deseret 161 Sec. 5. At the time and place of holding the Elections, the qualified Electors shall organize the Polls by appointing two Judges, who shall be authorized to qualify each other, and appoint two suitable persons, as Clerks; and said Judges shall, at the close of said Election, seal up the number of votes so cast, and forthwith transmit them to the President of this Convention. Sec. 6. The returns of the first Election, herein provided for, shall be made to the Chairman of this Convention; who, together with the two Secretaries, shall proceed immediately to open said returns, and count the votes; upon ascertaining the persons receiving a majority of votes, they shall forthwith notify them of their Election. Sec. 7. The General Assembly shall, at its first Session, provide by law, a general system of Election for officers, under this Constitution; and such other officers as may be hereafter created by law. Sec. 8. The manner of Voting shall be by ballot. Sec. 9. The General Assembly shall meet at Great Salt Lake City; which place shall be the seat of Government, until otherwise provided by law. Section 10. All white male residents of this State, over the age of 21 years, shall have the privilege of voting at the first Election, and adoption of this Constitution; provided, that no person in the Military, Naval or Marine service of the United States shall be considered a resident of this State, by being stationed in any Garrison, Barrack, Military, or Naval place, or Station within this State; unless otherwise provided for by law. ARTICLE 6. OF MILITIA Sec. 1. The Militia of this State shall be composed of all able bodied, white male Citizens, between the ages of 18 & 45 years, except such as are, or may hereafter be exempt, by the Laws of the United States, or of this State; and shall be armed, equipped, and trained, as the General Assembly may provide by Law. Sec. 2. All Commissioned officers of the Militia, (Staff officers excepted,) shall be elected by the persons liable to perform Military duty; and all Commissioned officers shall be commissioned by the Governor. ARTICLE 7. AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION Sec. 1. If at any time the General Assembly shall deem it necessary^ and for the best interest of the State, that this Constitution should be revised, altered, or amended; the Assembly shall cause such revisions, alterations, or amendments, to be published, in the same manner as shall be provided for the publication of the Statutes; and appoint a day, not less than thirty days thereafter, for
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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 719649
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