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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
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Description The State of Deseret 189 their transactions, and deliver or transmit the same to the Secretary of said company, on or before the first day of December in each year; and it shall be the duty of the President of the Company to produce or exhibit a manifest of the same, & file it in the Recorder's office; as also, a copy of the same in the General Church Recorder's office, as soon as practicable thereafter. Sec* 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep an accurate account of all money or property received and disbursed by him, and make returns as herein before directed. Sec. 11. The Company being collectively responsible for their own officers and agents, shall have the power of substituting others in their places, or dismissing them or any of them from office, and it shall be the duty of all persons so superceded or dismissed, to pay over and to pass into the hands of their respective successors, or the Company, all monies, property, books, papers, accounts of every name and nature belonging, or in any way pertaining to the business of said Company. Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the Company to appoint one or more of their number to travel on the business of the Company, to procure wagons, cattle, mules, horses, &c, as shall be necessary for the purpose of the Emigration of the Poor; who shall also have the general direction of all matters and things pertaining to said Emigration, while abroad; and he or they shall also make their annual returns, as herein before directed- Sec, 13. The entire proceeds of the business of this Company, shall inure to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund for the Poor; whether arising from donations, insurance, deposites, (sic) exchange, increased value of property, or in any other way or manner whatsoever. And the general business of the Company shall be devoted, under the direction and supervision of the First Presidency of said Church, to promote, facilitate, and accomplish the Emigration of the Poor. Sec. 14. The members of this Company shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the Conferences hereinbefore mentioned; but the First Presidency of said Church shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur, by death, removal, or otherwise; and all such persons so appointed, shall qualify as herein before directed, and hold the offices until superceded by an election. Sec. 15. No officer, agent or member of the Company, shall be permitted to retain in his hands any portion of the funds of the Company, as compensation; but shall receive such remuneration as shall be awarded him or them upon settlement with the board of President and Assistants. Sec. 16. All persons receiving assistance from the Perpetual Emigrating Fund for the Poor, shall reimburse the same in labor or otherwise, as soon as their circumstances will admit. Sec. 17. The Islands in the Great Salt Lake, known as Stans-
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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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