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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
ID 719739
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz

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Description The State of Deseret 181 Sec. 10. All of that portion of said County lying west of the Jordan River, and south of North Kanyon Precinct, shall be known as Western Jordan Precinct. Sec. 11. All that portion of country called Utah Valley, shall be called Utah County; the County seat of which shall be located at Provo City. Sec. 12. The aforesaid County shall be one Precinct, when the County Court shall deem it necessary to organize; in which case, the said Court is hereby authorized to divide off as many Precincts as shall be necessary for the convenience of the people. Sec. 13. San Pete Valley shall be a County, including the boundaries of said valley, and called San Pete County; having one Precinct, until the County Court shall deem it necessary for the convenience of the people to have more; when the said Court may create more as they shall see proper. Sec. 14. Tuilla Valley shall be a County, called Tuilla County, having one Precinct, until otherwise ordered by the County Court. The inhabitants may organize said County, and locate the County seat wherever they shall see proper, and until they shall so organize, said County shall be considered one Precinct, and may have a Justice of the Peace and two constables, and be attached to the Great Salt Lake County, for judicial, revenue, and election purposes. Sec. 15. Little Salt Lake Valley shall be a County including the eastern limits of said Valley; the County Court of which may organize the Precinct as they shall deem necessary. Sec. 16. There shall be a Precinct, called Bridger's Precinct, at Black's Fork, including the settlements of all white inhabitants in that region, between Bear and Green Rivers, and within the limits of this State, until otherwise provided by law. Sec. 17. Whenever a County is mentioned as including a valley, the boundaries of the same shall extend to the natural boundaries of said valley,-the summit of the surrounding mountains, on the highest dividing ridge between said vallies. Sec. 18. All Counties which do not organize are hereby attached to the next nearest organized County for judicial, revenue and election purposes; nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent all such Counties having at least one Justice of the Peace and two constables, whenever the inhabitants of said County shall deem it necessary, and elect such officers. Sec. 19. All Justices of the Peace and constables so elected, shall qualify in the next nearest organized County, as contemplated in the Ordinance concerning the Judiciary. Approved, Jan. 31, 1850.
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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 719669
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719669