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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
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, S.J. Quinney College of Law. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 2 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
Scanning Technician Amanda Wilson; Jan Robertson
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description The State of Deseret 201 ing boundaries, to wit:-beginning at the south-east corner of the Church Pasture, about half a mile north of the Hot Spring; thence west to the west bank of the Jordan River; thence south, up the west bank thereof, to a point in said bank, directly west from the southwest corner of the five acre lots, south of said City; thence east to the aforesaid south-west corner of said five acre lots, and along the south line thereof; thence east to the base of the mountains; thence directly north to a point directly east of the south-east corner of the Church Pasture; thence west to the place of beginning:- including the present surveys of said City, shall be known and designated as Great Salt Lake City; and the inhabitants thereof, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name aforesaid-and shall have perpetual succession, and may have, and use a common seal-which they may change and alter at pleasure. Sec. 2. The inhabitants of said City, by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue and be sued; to plead and be impleaded; defend and be defended; in all Courts of law and equity; and in all actions whatsoever, to purchase, receive, and hold property, real and personal, in said City; to purchase, receive, and hold real property beyond the City, for burying grounds, or other public purposes, for the use of the inhabitants of said City; to sell, lease, convey, or dispose of property, real and personal, for the benefit of said City; to improve and protect such property, and to do all other things in relation thereto, as natural persons. Sec. 3. There shall be a City council, to consist of a mayor, four aldermen, and nine counsellors; who shall have the qualifications of electors of said City, and shall be chosen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. The city council shall judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their own members, and a majority of them shall form a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance. Sec. 4. The mayor, aldermen, and counsellors, before entering upon the duties of their offices, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, that they will support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State; and that they will well and truly perform the duties of their offices, to the best of their skill and abilities. Sec. 5. On the first Monday of April next, and every two years thereafter, on said day, an election shall be held for the election of one mayor, four aldermen, and nine counsellors; and at the first election under this ordinance, three judges shall be chosen, viva voce, by the electors present. The said judges shall choose two clerks; and the judges and clerks, before entering upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, such as is now required by law to be taken by judges and clerks of other elections
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719689
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