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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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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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Description The State of Deseret 171 increased at the discretion of the Executive, or the Judges of the Supreme Court-Sec. 13. It shall be the duty of the Marshall, with his Deputies, to execute all orders, or processes, and decrees of the Supreme Court, and such other duties, as the Executive shall direct or may be required by Law. Sec. 14. An Attorney General shall also be elected by the joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Sec. 15. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General, before entering upon his duties, to take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Secretary of State, and filed in his office. Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute, in behalf of the State, individuals accused of crime, attend to legal business before the Courts wherein the State is a party; be the Counsellor of the Executive whenever required by him; and generally to do and perform all other business pertaining to his office, and such other duties as shall be required of him by the Executive, or by legislative enactment. Sec. 17. There may also be elected a Prosecuting Attorney for each organized County, whenever the necessity of the people or public good requires it, who shall be elected as provided for the Attorney General in the first section of this Ordinance, and for the same term, and take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Clerk of the County Court, and filed in his office. Sec. 18. It shall be the duty of said Prosecuting Attornies to attend to legal business before the Courts in their respective Counties wherein the State is a party, proscute (sic) individuals accused of crime, and generally to do and perform all duties pertaining to their office. Sec. 19. A Court shall be formed in each County, consisting of one Chief Justice, and two Associate Justices, (whenever -the necessity of the inhabitants of said County require it,) either two of whom shall form a quorum to do business. The Chief Justice shall be elected by the joint vote of the General Assembly, and shall hold his office four years. The two Associate Justices shall be elected by the people of said County, also for the term of four years; each of whom shall hold their office until their successors are elected and qualified, and they shall take an oath of office and file a bond in the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, with approved securities, for the faithful and impartial discharge of their official duties, in a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars each, to be approved of by said Clerk, which may be increased when the Judges of the Supreme Court may deem it necessary.
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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 719659
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719659