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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 174 Utah Historical Quarterly defendant; all fines so collected shall be paid into the public Treasury. Sec. 36. When any Justice of the Peace shall be found guilty of receiving a bribe, of using partiality, or knowingly giving an unjust decision; he shall be dismissed from office, and fined or imprisoned at the discretion of the County Court, and he shall also be liable for civil suits for damages. Sec. 37. In all cases where civil suit is commenced before any Justice of the Peace, said Justice shall require the plaintiff to enter into bonds to be approved by the Justice, for all costs that may arise for witnesses, constables, and costs of Court; the witnesses shall be allowed the current price of labor per day, that they would have earned if they had been at home, and expenses, which bond shall be held by the Justice of the Peace. And on the termination of any suit, the Justice of the Peace shall decide whether the plaintiff or defendant shall pay said costs, or what portion shall be paid by each, according to the Justice of the case. Approved Jan. 16, 1850. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING REVENUE Passed by the General Assembly, January 10, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that there shall be elected annually, in each County of this State, an Assessor, who shall also be the Collector, who shall be sworn or affirmed to the faithful performance of his duty, and give bond and security approved by the public Treasurer, and deposited in his office within ten days after his election, and to hold his office until his successor is appointed and qualified. Sec. 2. The Assessor and Collector for the respective Counties, shall be elected at the first election by the General Assembly of this State, upon the joint vote of the two Houses, and after the County Courts are organized, they shall have the privilege of appointing an Assessor and Collector annually, for their respective Counties, until otherwise provided for by law. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Assessors and Collectors, to assess and collect, for the current year, a tax of two cents upon each dollar's worth of personal property, money loaned, or on hand, and improvements upon real estate: provided, that public property, property belonging to religious societies for public purposes, and burying grounds, shall be exempt from all such assessments. Sec. 4. The Assessors and Collectors are hereby authorized and required to assess all property at its current value, and collect the amount of tax arising thereon without delay, and pay over or
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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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