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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.
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description The State of Deseret 203 to impose such fines not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offence, as they may deem just, for refusing to accept of any office in or under the corporation, or for misconduct therein; to divide the City into wards, and specify the boundaries thereof, and create additional wards; to add to the number of aldermen and counsellors, and apportion them among the several wards, as may be just, and most conducive to the interest of the City. Sec. 11. To establish, support, and regulate common schools; to borrow money on the credit of the City,-provided that no sum or sums of money be borrowed on a greater interest than six per cent per annum,-nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed, and outstanding, ever exceed one-half of the City revenue, arising from taxes assessed on real estate within this corporation. Sec. 12. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the City, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same. Sec. 13. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the expenses and debts of the City. Sec. 14. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same; to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants; to declare what shall be nuisances, and to prevent and remove the same. Sec. 15. To provide the City with water; to dig wells, lay pump logs, and pipes, and erect pumps in the streets, for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants. Sec. 16. To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave, or otherwise improve, and keep in repair, streets, avenues, lanes and alleys; and to establish erect and keep in repair aqueducts and bridges. Sec. 17. To provide for the lighting of the streets, and erecting lamposts; and establish, support and regulate night watches; to erect market houses, establish markets and market places, and provide for the government and regulations thereof. Sec. 18. To provide for erecting all needful buildings for the use of the City; and for enclosing, improving, and regulating all public grounds, belonging to the City. Sec. 19. To license, tax and regulate auctioneers, merchants, and retailers, grocers and taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, peddlers, brokers, pawn-brokers, and money-changers. Sec. 20. To license, tax and regulate hacking, carriages, wagons, carts and drays; and fix the rates to be charged for the carriage of persons, and for wagonage, cartage and drayage of property; as also to license and regulate porters, and fix the rates of porterage. Sec. 21. To license, tax and regulate theatricals, and other exhibitions, shows and amusements.
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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
ID 719691
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