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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
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
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Description The State of Deseret 167 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE MILITIA OF THE STATE OF DESERET Passed by the General Assembly December 8, 1849.* Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, That it shall be the duty of every able bodied white male Citizen, of this State; between the ages of Eighteen and Forty five years, (except such as may be exempt by law,) to perform military duty. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of each non-commissioned officer and private, to keep and preserve in good order and repair, one good rifle, musket, or yauger gun, with all necessary accoutrements; and not less than forty eight rounds of ammunition, suitable for his firelock. Sec. 3. All horse companies, shall furnish themselves with good and sufficient horses, and all necessary accoutrements, and in addition to other arms, one pair of holster pistols, with ammunition and accoutrements as aforesaid; and shall keep and preserve the same in good order and repair. Sec. 4. There shall be a muster and inspection of arms, of each company, as often as once in two months; commencing on the last Saturday of March next, a report of the condition of which, together with the amount of ammunition 6c. shall be returned to the commander of their respective regiments within ten days thereafter. Sec. 5. There shall be a drill of all commissioned and noncommissioned officers, of each Regiment, on the Saturday previous to each company muster. A Report of which, together with a consolidated report, of Company musters shall be returned to the Adjutant General's office, on or before the first day of November annually, and oftener if required by the Major General. Sec. 6. There shall be a General Muster of each Regiment once in each year, which shall continue three days in succession, performing Camp duty, the Commanding officer of each Regiment fixing the time, of holding the same. Sec. 7. Any musician, non-commissioned officer, or private (Orderly sergeant excepted) failing to attend any muster, and not remaining at the same for the time appointed, and not having his arms, accoutrements, and ammunition, as herein provided, for an inspection of the same, shall be liable to forfeit and pay, not exceeding the sum of five dollars; at the discretion of the Court. Sec. 8. All commissioned company officers and orderly sergeants shall forfeit and pay not exceeding the sum of ten dollars for the like offense. Sec. 9. All Regimental officers, either field or staff, for each *See text, note 75.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Modified 2005-12-05
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