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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 204 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 22. To tax, restrain, prohibit, and suppress tippling houses, dram shops, gaming houses, bawdy, and other disorderly houses. Sec. 23. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires; to regulate the fixing of chimneys, and the flues thereof, and stove pipes, and to organize and establish fire companies. Sec. 24. To regulate the storage of gunpower, tar, pitch, rosin, and other combustible materials. Sec. 25. To regulate and order parapet walls, and other partition fences. Sec. 26. To establish standard weights and measures and regulate the weights and measures to be used in the City, in all other cases not provided for by law. Sec. 27. To provide for the inspection and measuring of lumber, and other building materials; and for the measurement of all kinds of mechanical work. Sec. 28. To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay, lime, and stone coal; measuring of charcoal, firewood, and other fuel, to be sold or used within the City. Sec. 29. To provide for and regulate the inspection of tobacco, and of beef, pork, flour, meal; also beer, and whiskey, brandy, and all other spirituous or fermented liquors. Sec. 30. To regulate the weight, quality, and price of bread, sold and used in the City. Sec. 31. To provide for taking the enumeration of the inhabitants of the City. Sec. 32. To fix the compensation of all City officers; and regulate the fees of jurors, witnesses, and others, for services rendered, under this, or any City ordinance. Sec. 33. The City council shall have exclusive power within the City by ordinance, to license, regulate, suppress, or restrain billiard tables, or from one to twenty pin alleys; and every other description of gaming or gambling. Sec. 34. The City council shall have exclusive power within the City by ordinance, to license, regulate, or restrain, the keeping of ferries, and toll bridges; to regulate the police of the City; to impose fines, forfeitures, and penalties, for the breach of any ordinance; and provide for the recovery of such fines and forfeitures; and the enforcement of such penalties, and to pass such ordinances as may be necessary and proper for carrying into effect and execution, the powers specified in this ordinance, provided such ordinances are not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States, or of this State. Sec. 35. All ordinances passed by the City council, shall, within one month after they shall have been passed, be published in some newspaper, printed in said City, or certified copies thereof, be posted up in eight of the most public places in the City.
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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 719692
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