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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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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description The State of Deseret 179 Sec. 5. The County Court, in each County, shall have power to appoint one or more Commissioners, whenever they shall deem it necessary, to locate all County roads within the limits of said County, whose term of office shall be two years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. They shall also give bond and security, for the faithful performance of the duties of their office, to be approved by, the Clerk of said Court, and filed in his office. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of all County Commissioners so appointed, to make all contracts for improvements upon all such roads, locating the same upon the most judicious routes, and keep and make a true and full report of all their proceedings, and lay the same before the County Court, at each regular session of the same; and before they shall cease to officiate in said office, file all such reports in the office of the Clerk of the County Court. Sec. 7. The Commissioners herein provided for, shall locate all roads herein contemplated, upon such ground as shall be most conducive to the public benefit, and have power to open the same through enclosures, farming lands, &c, where necessary. Sec. 8. Any person feeling him or herself damaged by the opening of any such road, through or across their premises, may have the same appraised by three judicious men, who shall, in calculating such damages, also consider the benefit accruing to said premises in consideration of said road, and if it shall appear that the premises through which said road shall pass, are damaged more than benefited by the same, the owners thereof may recover the same by appeal to the County Courts, all such amounts to be paid out of the Public Treasury. Sec. 9. The people in each Precinct may, at the time of holding elections, elect a Supervisor of roads in each Precinct annually, whose duty it shall be to call out and expend the poll tax in each Precinct, upon all roads within said Precincts. It shall be his duty to open and keep in repair all such roads, and to collect from all delinquents the equivalent of their labor, and expend the amount so collected upon the same. Approved, Jan. 15, 1850. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LOCATION OF STATE ROADS, &c Passed by the General Assembly, Jan. 28, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a State road, eight rods in width, be located from Ogden, the County seat of Weber County, south, passing the
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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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