||The State of Deseret 187 AN ORDINANCE INCORPORATING THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING COMPANY Passed by the General Assembly, September 14, 1850.* Whereas, in the fall of 1849, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this State, did by voluntary donation create a fund, for the laudable and benevolent purpose of facilitating the emigration of the poor to this State; and. Whereas, labor, industry, and economy is wealth, and all kinds of mechanics and laborers are requisite for building up and extending the benefits of civilized society, subduing the soil, and otherwise developing the resources of a new country; and, Whereas, there are many good and worthy people, who would gladly emigrate to this State, if they were provided with the means; and, Whereas, we consider it a subject worthy of consideration and encouragement, fraught, as it is, with the best interest of society, not only by adding to the national wealth, and extending the area of civilization, but accomplishing the still more generous and benevolent purpose, of transplanting to a more genial soil-to a place where labor and industry meet their due reward; where man's best nature and intelligence can arise and assert their supremacy: the poor and the oppressed, whose unremitting toil, owing to their location and associations with which they are surrounded, has been insufficient to procure even the most common necessaries of life, thereby dooming not only themselves, but their children in all future generations, to a precarious and bare subsistence, thereby binding the mind and the intelligence down to the unanswerable arguments of unrequited labor and want; therefore, to encourage and perpetuate this enterprise, We, the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, do ordain and establish the following ordinance, to wit: AN ORDINANCE, Incorporating the Perpetual Emigrating Company. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that the General, or a Special Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to be called at such time and place as the First Presidency of said Church shall appoint-is hereby authorized to elect, by a majority, a company of not less than thirteen men, one of whom shall be designated as their President, and the others, Assistants. Sec. 2. This Company is hereby made and constituted a body corporate under the name and style of the Perpetual Emigrating Company; and shall have perpetual succession, and may have and use a common seal, which they may alter at pleasure. 'Reprinted from The Deseret News. September 21, 1850.