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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 219 Sec. 2. Great Salt Lake County shall be divided into two military districts: the first including all north from a line running east and west to the limits of said county; from the south line of Great Salt Lake City, and all south of said line, in said county, shall be the second district;-and it shall be the duty of the colonels of the first regiment of the first and second cohorts, to proceed immediately and divide into company districts, the aforesaid first and second districts of Great Salt Lake County. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the officers Respectively, hereby required to district into company districts, the aforesaid regimental districts, to proceed immediately to perform the same, and make report thereof to the adjutant general's office in G. S. L. City, as soon as practicable, being prior to the fifst day of June next. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the commandants of companies, of battalions, and of regiments, in their respective districts, to enroll, and cause to be enrolled, in their respective companies or commands, the names of all and every person within the bounds, or who shall afterwards have come into the bounds of their respective districts to reside, being liable to perform military duty. Sec. 5. In all such districts, all persons subject to military duty, shall be enrolled in the company of said district; provided, that said person or persons do not belong to, and do perform) military duty in some other company, and produce a certificate of his enrollment from the captain of said company, that he or they may have joined by voluntary enrollment, and in case so many shall have joined by voluntary enrollment, some other company as aforesaid, so as not to leave a sufficient number in the said company district; then and in that case, two or more of said districts may be attached for the purpose of making up said company, until such time as said districts shall be able to furnish a sufficient number to constitute a company therein. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the commandants of companies, to make out and deliver into the hands of the colonels of their respective regiments, a full, complete, and ample report of the number of men, number of arms, description thereof, amount of ammunition, and condition thereof, within five days after every company muster, together with a list of all who may have been delinquent at such muster. They shall also, in like manner, make due return of their respective companies, at all musters as herein provided. Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the commandants of companies, and of regiments, and of cohorts, and the commandants of the Legion in their respective commands, to carry into effect the militia laws of the State, and see that all delinquents, or delinquent officers, and officers having the collection of fines or forfeitures, do perform their duties respectively; and if any officer, whose duty it is to collect fines and forfeitures, shall neglect or fail in the discharge
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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 719707
Reference URL