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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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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 217 Sec. 24. If any man shall have sexual intercourse with any female not his wife, or shall seduce any female; or any person being accessory to the same, shall, on conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment and hard labor not exceeding five years, and private damages, and a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, at the discretion of the court; and any female seducing, or unlawfully* cohabiting with a male, shall receive the same punishment. Sec. 25. Be it further ordained, that if any man or boy shall force a woman or girl, to a sexual intercourse, or attempt the same with them, on conviction of the fact to the court, he shall be fined or imprisoned, ox both, as the court may direct. Sec. 26. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall use any means by which an untimely birth of any child shall be had, or any pregnant woman shall be delivered, by which the death of one or either may be produced, unless the same shall be proven to have been done for the purpose of preserving the life of the mother, they shall be deemed guilty of murder, and upon conviction thereof, suffer the penalty as provided in the first section of this ordinance. Sec. 27. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall commit a robbery, by forcibly taking from the possession of another, any species of property, they shall, on conviction thereof, be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 28. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall steal any species of property whatever, or be accessory thereunto, he, she, or they shall, on conviction thereof, pay four fold, and be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 29. Be it further ordained, that if any person or persons shall assault in any manner whatsoever, any person, or strike the same with an intent to maim them, in any manner, or injure any person, they shall, on conviction thereof, pay all damages sustained, and be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 30. Be it further ordained, that if any officer in this State shall accept any bribe, by which he becomes a delinquent in the discharge of his duty, on conviction thereof, he shall forfeit his office, and ever after be incapacitated to hold any office in this State; and be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 31. Be it further ordained, that if any person shall attempt to take forcibly any person from this State into another illegally, he shall, on conviction thereof, be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court. Sec. 32. Be it further ordained, that if any person shall, through malice or revenge, cause any person to be illegally imprisoned, they shall, on conviction thereof, pay all damages to the person so imprisoned, and be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court.
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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 719705
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zw1mpz/719705