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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 186 Utah Historical Quarterly and if found correct, he shall give an order upon the Treasurer for the same, who shall pay the same out of any money in the Public Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Approved, March 2, 1850. AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ARMS, AMMUNITION, OR SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS TO THE INDIANS Passed, March 29, 1850.* Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that if any person shall hereafter trade or give any guns, rifles, pistols, or any other deadly weapons, ammunition or spirituous liquors, to any Indian; without having a license, shall on conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace, be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars for each offense, and also forfeit all the property received from the Indian, which shall be sold, and the proceeds thereof paid into the Public Treasury. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING REVENUE Passed, July 4, 1850.1 Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that all spirituous liquors which are offered for sale, or disposal in any way, within this State, the same shall be assessed and taxed at the rate of fifty per cent upon the selling price thereof. Sec. 2. It is hereby made the duty of the Assessor and Collector, to assess and collect the above tax, from and after the publication of this Ordinance, in the same manner, and under the same regulations and provisions, as required in the Ordinance concerning Revenue, passed Jan. 10. 1850. Sec. 3. All Iron, Steel, Castings, Glass, Nails, Hardware, Hollowware, Glass and Queensware, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Molasses, Dried Fruit and all other Groceries, together with Medicines, Boots, Shoes, and all kinds of Leather, are hereby exempted from all and any assessment, or tax whatever. Sec. 4. Any law or ordinance, incompatible with this, so far as relates to the articles mentioned in this Ordinance are concerned, the same is hereby repealed. Approved, July 4, 1850. *See text, note 85. tReprinted from The Deseret News, July 6, 1850.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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