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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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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz

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Description The State of Deseret 169 provided for in the same manner, as herein provided for the Mounted Rangers. Sec. 19. In consideration of the minute men holding themselves in readiness to go at the earliest warning, they shall be entitled to a reasonable compensation, when in actual service at the expense of the State. Approved December 10. 1849. AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE JUDICIARY OF THE STATE OF DESERET Passed January 9, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a Supreme Court shall be organized, to consist of one Chief Justice, and two Associate Justices, either two of whom shall form a quorum to do business. Sec. 2. The Justices shall be elected by the joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly; and shall take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State, and faithfully and impartially perform and discharge the duties of their office, according to the best of their powers and abilities, and each file a bond in the office of the Secretary of State, conditioned for the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of said office, with good and approved securities, in a sum of not less than one thousand dollars, and not exceeding ten thousand dollars, at the discretion of the Secretary of State, which bond may be increased whenever he shall deem it necessary. Sec. 3. These Judges shall hold their office for the term of four years, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and whenever a vacancy shall occur, by death, resignation, or removal from the limits of the State, or otherwise, the Executive shall have power to fill such vacancy by appointment; and the person so appointed shall have full power, after filing a bond and taking the oath of office as aforesaid, to act as a Justice of the Supreme Court, until the next meeting of the General Assembly, when said vacancy shall be filled, as provided for in the second section of this Ordinance. Sec. 4. They shall have appellate jurisdiction in all cases of Law and Equity which may have been tried by the Inferior Courts, and have original jurisdiction over all civil cases where the sum in dispute shall exceed one thousand dollars, (provided the Clerk of said Court shall not enter upon his docket, any civil suit by appeal or otherwise, without first receiving a docket fee of twenty dollars, which sum shall be paid into the Public Treasury,) and in cases where the officers of the State are accused of neglect of duty, corruption, bribery, &c. Sec. 5. They shall also have jurisdiction for the correction of errors, in all judicial proceedings.
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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719657