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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 The State of Deseret 195 ORDINANCES. PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DESERET AN ORDINANCE, to provide for the organization of Iron County. Passed, Dec. 3, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that all that portion of country, lying in the southeast corner of the Great Basin; and being south of the divide between Beaver Creek and the Sevier River, and east of the Desert Range, extending south to the rim of the Basin, and east to the Wasatch Range of mountains; be and the same is hereby known and designated "Iron County." Sec. 2. The Chief Justice of said County, is hereby appointed and authorized to organize said County. He shall cause notices of election to be made, and receive and open the returns of said election; qualify the officers elected according to law; approve of, and file their bonds in his office; and make return of his proceedings therein, as soon as practicable, being prior to the first day of June next. Sec. 3. All officers elected and qualified under the provisions of this ordinance, shall hold their offices until superceded by due course of law. This ordinance to be in force from and iafter its passage, any law or ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. HEBER C. KIMBALL, Speaker of the Senate. Approved, Dec. 9,1850, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Gov. Thomas Bullock, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE, for the purpose of controling the wood and timber; in the first Kanyon south of Mill Creek. Passed, December 4, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that James Rawlins [James H. Rollins?] is hereby granted the exclusive privilege of making a road, and controling the wood and timber in the first Kanyon south of Mill Creek Kanyon. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that said James Rawlins is authorized to charge not to exceed twenty-five cents per load for wood, or timber, hauled out of said Kanyon; on condition that said Rawlins shall keep in good order a road into said Kanyon, and see that the timber and wood in said Kanyon are not wasted. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that said Rawlins shall not
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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