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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 197 in any Court of law or equity, whatsoever; and shall continue with full powers with the aforesaid privileges, for the term of twenty years, next ensuing from the first day of January, 1851. Sec. 3. In condition of the above privileges, the said Company are hereby required to put upon the routes aforesaid from Ogden City, or the northern settlements in the State of Deseret, by way of Great Salt Lake City, Provo and Manti Cities, terminating at the County Seat of Iron County; good and suitable stages or carriages, and animals the ensuing season, commencing as soon as practicable in the Spring, and for the first year pass the routes in each direction once a month; the second year, semi-monthly; and after that, weekly; having the privilege of passing the routes, or any part of them, oftener, if the Company see proper, or public necessity require it. Sec. 4. The said Company shall furnish teams adequate to the service, with steady and experienced drivers; and have the privilege of receiving not exceeding ten cents per mile for each passenger, with baggage not to exceed ten pounds weight; which may hereafter be increased at the discretion of the Legislature; and shall use due diligence to convey passengers and packages safe, and speedy, to their destination; and moreover, be responsible in all cases for carelessness or neglect of duty of any one of the Company, or any person in their employ. Sec. 5. The said Company shall also have the privilege of receiving not exceeding ten cents per pound per hundred miles, for any extra baggage, or packages, weighing one pound and upwards; and shall keep books at each station, in which they shall enter the names of the passengers, where from, and their destination; as also a correct account of baggage, or packages sent, the price, &c.- and accompanying the same with a way-bill from each station, in which shall be entered the aforesaid particulars. 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. TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DESERET: Gentlemen:-The undersigned, humbly prays your Honorable Body to grant unto him the exclusive control over the timber, rocks, minerals and water, in the City Creek Kanyon, as far as
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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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