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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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Description 222 Utah Historical Quarterly AN ORDINANCE, to incorporate Provo City.* Passed February 6, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that all that district of country embraced in the following boundaries, in Utah county, to wit:- Commencing two miles south from the present survey of the city of Provo, at the edge of Utah lake; thence east to the mountain; thence northerly with the mountain to the north bank of the Provo river; thence west to the said lake; thence southerly along the edge of the lake to the place of beginning,-shall be known and designated under the name and style of Provo City; and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body cor-corpate and politic, by the name aforesaid; and shall have perpetual succession and may have and use a common seal, which they may change and alter at pleasure. Sec. 46. The inhabitants of Provo City shall, from and after the next ensuing two years from the first Monday of April next, be exempt from working on any road or roads beyond the limits of said city; but all taxes devoted to road purposes shall, from and after said term of two years, be collected and expended by, and under the direction of the supervisor of streets, within the limits of said city. Sec. 47. This ordinance is hereby declared to be a public ordinance, and shall be in force from and after its passage. JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. HEBER C. KIMBALL, Speaker of the Senate. Approved, Feb. 6, 1851, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Gov. Thomas Bullock, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE, to incorporate Parowan City, in Iron County.* Passed, February 6, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that all that district of country in Iron county, in this State, beginning at the dam, above the sawmill, in the mouth of the kanyon, on Centre creek, and running from thence north-east along the base of the mountain two miles; thence north three miles; thence west six miles; thence south to the base of the mountain; thence along the base of the mountain in a north-easterly direction, to the place of beginning,-including the present location,-shall be known and designated as Parowan City, and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the *For the deleted sections, 2-45. see the Great Salt Lake City charter.
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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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