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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.
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description 172 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 20. In case of bribery or corruption of either of the aforesaid Justices, any one of whom may be tried before the Supreme Court, or the County Court of an adjoining County; and if found guilty shall be dismissed from office, and subject to fine or imprisonment, as the Court may deem necessary; and shall also be liable to civil suits for all damages sustained. Sec. 21. At the expiration of two years after the first election for Associate Justices, the Junior Justice's term of office shall expire, and his place be filled by an election as herein contemplated, that one of the Associate Justices may be elected every two years. Sec. 22. The County Court shall have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases arising in said County, on original cases exceeding one hundred dollars, and on appeals from Justice's Courts. Sec. 23. It shall be the duty of the County Court, or either of its Judges, whenever application is made, and in their judgments the nature of the case requires it, to issue writs of Habeas Corpus, to try and determine the same on the merits of the case, and administer justice in all cases regardless of technical forms of law. Sec. 24. They shall appoint a Clerk of the Court, who shall qualify, and give bonds same as the Judges of said Court, whose duty it shall be to keep and affix a seal to all papers issuing therefrom; it shall also be his duty to keep a record of all proceedings of said Court, issue process, and make and deliver transcripts in cases of appeals, and do such other duties as the Court shall direct. Sec. 25. The Clerk of the County Court shall not enter a suit, either by appeal or otherwise, (except in criminal cases,) upon his docket, without first receiving a "docket fee" of ten dollars, which sum shall be paid into the Public Treasury. Sec. 26. It shall be the duty of said Court to hold annual sessions on the first Monday in October, and such special sessions as in their judgment, the speedy execution of justice and public good may require. Sec. 27. There shall also be one Sheriff for each County, whose term of office shall be four years, who shall be the chief Executive officer of the County, in which he is elected, and shall execute the orders and decrees of the County Court; he shall take an oath of office and file a bond with approved securities, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, in the office of the County Clerk, which bond shall be approved by the Court, and increased when the Court shall deem proper. Sec. 28. Each Sheriff shall have authority to appoint such number of deputies, as may be necessary to perform the business of said County, who shall be approved of by the County Court.- Each deputy shall take an oath of office, and file a bond same as the Sheriff.
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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 719660
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