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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
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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
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Description The State of Deseret 211 prosecute all delinquent supervisors, before the county court, who refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements of this ordinance. JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. HEBER C. KIMBALL, Speaker of the Senate. Approved, Jan. 9, 1851, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Gov. Thomas Bullock, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE, for establishing Probate Courts, and defining the duties thereof. Passed, Jan. 16, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a court of probate shall be organized in each county of this State, and consist of one judge, who shall be elected by joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly, for the same time, and for the same term, as the chief justice for: the county courts; and shall take an oath of office, and file a bond in the office of the clerk of the supreme court, for the faithful performance of his official duties, with approved securities, in the sum of ten thousand dollars; which bond may be increased when the court shall deem it necessary. Sec. 2. The judge of probate shall have power to take the probate of wills, and grant administration of the estate, of all deceased persons, who were at the time of their decease, inhabitants of, or residents in the same county, and of all who shall die without the State or county, leaving an estate within such county; and also to appoint guardians to minors and others. Sec. 3. The judge of probate shall have jurisdiction of all matters relating to the settlement of the estates of such deceased persons, minors, and others, under guardianship. Sec. 4. Judge of probate shall have power to issue all warrants and processes necessary to carry into eflFect the powers granted in this ordinance. Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of any sheriff, deputy, or constable, to serve and execute all warrants and processes, to them directed, by the judges of probate of the county in which said officer resides. Sec. 6. Each judge of probate shall make out transcripts in case of appeals, and record in books kept for that purpose, all the orders and decrees of court; and also all wills proved in court, with the probate thereof; all letters testamentary and of administration, and of all warrants, reports, returns, accounts, and bonds; and all other judicial proceedings of the court, which ought to be recorded. Sec. 7. The supreme court shall be the supreme court of
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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
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