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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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Digitization Specifications Photocopies scanned with an Epson Expression 1640 XL flatbed scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF's. Display JPEG's created in PhotoshopCS at 800 x 1125 ppi.
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 The State of Deseret 215 in the lawful defence, of their own life, or limb, or family, or their liberty, or his or their property, or in the defence of any public property, shall unavoidably take the life or lives of any person or persons, on proof of the same before the court; he, she, or they, shall be discharged from further prosecution. Sec. 10. Be it further ordained, that when any person shall be found guilty of murder, under any of the preceding sections of this ordinance, and sentenced to die, he, she or they shall suffer death, by being shot, hung or beheaded. Sec. 11. Be it further ordained, that, when any person or persons shall be found guilty of murder, and sentenced to die, as the penalty of that offence, by any court in this State having jurisdiction; the execution of the sentence shall be deferred, until a transcript of the proceedings and decision of said court, shall be furnished the executive of the State, and upon the acknowledgment of the receipt of the same to the cleirk of the court having framed the judgment, and the acknowledgment of the same shall not be attended with a reprieve, commutation, or pardon; then, and in that case, the culprit shall suffer death, as the court may have directed. Sec. 12. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall, with criminal intent, set fire to, or cause the same to be done, to any building of any description, or to any fence, rick of grain, or hay, wagon, boat, vessel, raft, bridge or any description of property whatever, they shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, he, she, or they, shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court; and, if any person or persons shall set fire to any prairie or kanyon of timber, they shall, on conviction thereof, be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be adjudged to pay all damages accruing1 thereby, and be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 13. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall unlawfully break into, or enter the yard or dwelling of any person, or into their enclosure, or wagon, boat, vessel, or tent, with a criminal intent of any kind; they shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 14. Be it further ordained, that if any person shall swear falsely, with evil design, pertaining to any case in issue before any court, on conviction thereof, they shall be deemed guilty of perjury; and he or she shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, as the court may direct; and if any person or persons shall hire, or cause by any means whatsoever, any person to swear falsely in any case in issue before any court; they shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of perjury, and shall suffer the same penalty. Sec. 15. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall commit a forgery, by making or altering any instrument of
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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 719703
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719703