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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 190 Utah Historical Quarterly bury's Island and Antelope Island, are hereby reserved and appropriated for the exclusive use and benefit of said Company, for the keeping of stock, &c. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ORGANIZATION OF DAVIS COUNTY Passed by the General Assembly, October 5, 1850.* Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, That all that portion of country included in the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the Hot Springs, and running thence west to the River Jordan, then down said river eight miles, thence west to the Great Salt Lake; and lying south of the dividing ridge from the mountains on the east, across the desert west, and south of the Weber River, to the Great Salt Lake; be hereafter known by the name of Davis county. Sec. 2. The Marshall of the State, under the direction of the Executive, is hereby authorized to organize said county. Sec. 3. All officers appointed, or elected under this organization, shall hold their offices, until superceded by an election held in pursuance of the ordinance regulating elections, passed Nov. 12, 1849. Approved, Oct. 5, 1850. Brigham Young, Governor. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE: Deseret, December 2, 1850. TO THE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF DESERET GENTLEMEN:-Again have our duties brought us together in the capacity of a legislature, for the purpose of establishing government, and prescribing laws and regulations, which shall prove adequate to the wants and necessities of the people. It is usual upon occasions like this, to lay before the law-making department, a full and concise report of the situation of affairs pertaining to the government; as well as to make such suggestions and recommend such measures as in the opinion of the executive will prove the most advantageous to the body politic. I purpose so to do, so far as I shall have the ability and the means within my reach, reserving unto myself the privilege of completing any report, as circumstances shall dictate or require. 'Reprinted from The Deseret News. October 19. 1850.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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