Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 162

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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
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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 162
Description 162 Utah Historical Quarterly the Electors of the Commonwealth to assemble in their several precincts, and vote for, or against said revisions, alterations, or amendments; and if a majority of said Electors shall vote in favor of said revisions, alterations, or amendments, the same shall thereafter become parts, and parcels of this Constitution: Otherwise, this Constitution shall remain unaltered. ARTICLE 8. DECLARATION OF RIGHTS Sec. 1. In Republican Governments, all men should be born equally free and independent, and possess certain natural, essential, and inalienable rights; among which, are those of enjoying and defending their Life and Liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; and of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness. Sec. 2. All Political power is inherent in the people; and all free Governments are founded in their authority, and instituted for their benefit; Therefore, they have an inalienable and indefeazible right to institute Government; and to alter, reform, and totally change the same, when their safety, happiness, and the public good shall require it. Sec. 3. All men shall have a natural and inalienable right to worship God, according to the dictates of their own consciences; and the General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of Religion, or of prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or disturb any person in his religious worship or sentiments; provided he does not disturb the public peace, nor obstruct others in their religious worship: and all persons, demeaning themselves peaceably, as good members of the State, shall be equally under the protection of the laws; and no subordination or preference of any one sect or denomination to another, shall ever be established by law; nor shall any religious test be ever required for any office of trust under this State. Sec. 4. Any Citizen of this State, who may hereafer be engaged, either directly or indirectly, in a duel, either as principal, or accessory before the fact, shall be disqualified from holding any office under the Constitution, and laws of this State. Sec. 5. Every person may speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right: and no law shall be passed to abridge the liberty of speech or of the Press. Sec. 6. The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures. Sec. 7. The right of trial by Jury shall remain inviolate; and all criminals shall be heard by self, or counsel, at their own election. Sec. 8. All penalties and punishments shall be in proportion to
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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 719650
Reference URL