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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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Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description The State of Deseret 205 Sec. 36. All ordinances of the City may be proven by the seal of the corporation; and when printed or published in book or pamphlet form, purporting to be printed or published by the authority of the corporation; the same shall be received in evidence in all courts, or places without further proof. Sec. 37. The mayor and aldermen, shall be conservators of the peace within the limits of the City; and shall have all the powers of justices of the peace therein, both in civil and criminal cases, arising under the laws of the State. They shall, as justices of the peace, within the limits of said City, perform the same duties, be governed by the same laws, give the same bonds and securities, as other justices of the peace, and be commissioned as justices of the peace, in and for said City, by the Governor. Sec. 38. The mayor shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all cases, arising under the ordinances of the corporation, and shall issue such process as may be necessary to carry said ordinances into execution and effect. Appeals may be had from any decision ot judgment of said mayor or aldermen, arising under the ordinances of said City, to the municipal court under such regulations, as may be presented by ordinance; which court shall be composed of the mayor, as chief justice, and the alder'men, as associate justices; and from the final judgment of the municipal court, to the county court of Great Salt Lake county, in the same manner as appeals are taken from justices of the peace; provided the parties litigant shall have a right to a trial by a jury of twelve men, in all cases before the municipal court. The municipal court shall have power to grant writs of Habeas Corpus, and try the same, in all cases arising under the ordinances of the City council. Sec. 39. The municipal court shall sit on the first Monday of every month, and the City council, at such times and places as may be prescribed by City ordinance, special meetings of which may at any time be called by the mayor or any two aldermen. Sec. 40. All process issued by the mayor, aldermen, or municipal court, shall be directed to the marshall, and in the execution thereof, he shall be governed by the same laws, as are or may be prescribed for the direction and compensation of constables in similar cases. The marshall shall also perform such other duties as may be required of him under the ordinances of said City; and shall be the principal ministerial officer. Sec. 41. It shall be the duty of the recorder, to make and keep accurate records of all ordinances, made by the City council, and of all their proceedings in their corporate capacity; which record shall, at all times, be open to the inspection of the electors of said city, and shall perform all other duties, as may be required of him by the ordinances of the City council, and shall serve as clerk of the municipal court.
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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 719693
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