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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
ID 719739
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz

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Description 210 Utah Historical Quarterly State, shall pay a poll tax of one day's labor yearly upon the roads or highways. Sec. 2. All taxable property within this State, shall also be liable to a tax for road purposes, and may be assessed by! the county court in each county, at their regular March term or session, in each year; provided they shall not assess a tax of more than half per cent, or at the rate of more than one day's labor for every three hundred dollars' worth of property. Sec. 3. The poll tax and all assessment of tax for road purposes, may be paid in labor upon the roads and highways, at the rate of ten hours good, and faithful labor for each day assessed, or commute the same by paying into the hands of the county commissioner, or the supervisor of the precinct, in which he, she, or they do reside, one dollar and fifty cents for each and every day's labor so assessed. Sec. 4. Each precinct shall be considered a road district, until otherwise ordered by the county court; and in all such precincts or road districts, where there is no supervisor, they shall appoint one, who shall hold his office until superseded by an election. Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners in their respective counties, to open and keep in good repair all public roads and bridges, so far as the labor and means hereby devoted to road purposes will allow; and the supervisors of roads ajre hereby required to expend the labor and means of their respective districts for road purposes, under the direction and general superintendence of the said county commissioner, or pay over into his hands the residue of all means by them collected; and it shall be the duty of the county commissioner, to make out and deliver to the county court at their March term annually, a full and complete report of all sums, either in labor, money, or otherwise received by him, and the disbursements of the same. Sec. 6. Any person liable to the aforesaid tax, who shall refuse or neglect to perform the labor herein required, or pay in lieu thereof the sum herein specified, when required by the supervisor of the district, or the county commissioner of their county after they have received reasonable notice of the time and place where said labor may be expended, or money paid, shall forfeit and pay for each offence twice the amount of the tax required, together with the costs of court, which amount may be recovered before any justice of the peace, or court having jurisdiction. Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the supervisors of road districts, to prosecute all delinquents in their respective districts, and for failing to do so, they shall be liable to pay twice the amount lost, by or through his or their neglect, and it is hereby made the duty of the county commissioner, to settle with each and every supervisor, on or before the first day of December in each year, and
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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 719698
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719698