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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 184 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of Recorders in their respective Counties, to provide themselves with good and well bound books suitable for the purpose, and record therein all transfers or conveyances of Land or Tenements, and all other Instruments of writing and Documents suitable, necessary and proper to be recorded; in a fair and legible manner. Sec. 4. The Recorders in their respective Counties shall also procure and keep a suitable book for the purpose of recording town and city plats, and plats of all surveys of lands, roads, and surveys of public works, whenever the same shall be permanently located, and being within their respective Counties. Sec. 5. The books of record shall be indexed in alphabetical order, and free to the examination of all persons, and upon the filing of any paper for record, the Recorder shall endorse upon the back thereof the time of receiving it. Sec. 6. To make deeds, bonds, mortgages and all other instruments of writing, which are to be recorded on the County records lawful, they shall be acknowledged before the County Recorder, without which they shall not be valid. Approved, March 2, 1850. AN ORDINANCE, CREATING A SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, &c Passed by the General Assembly, March 2, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a Surveyor General for the State shall be elected by the General Assembly, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is qualified. . Sec. 2. The Surveyor General shall take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Secretary of State; and filed in his office. Sec. 3. The Surveyor General shall keep his office at the Seat of Government, and keep a record of all surveys made by himself or reported to him by other surveyors, in a book suitable for the purpose. He shall also have a general superintendence and supervision of all surveys of land, made within the State. Sec. 4. There shall also be a County Surveyor, appointed by the County Court in each County, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is qualified. Sec. 5. The County Surveyor shall take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Clerk of the County Court, in their respective Counties, and file the same in his office.
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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 719672
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