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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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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description The State of Deseret 227 closure which shall be judged by two or more fence-viewers to be in lawful repair, the owner of such animal shall be liable to the person or persons so damaged for all damages sustained, which may be recovered with costs before any justice of the precinct where such damage shall have been done. Sec. 6. Any horse, mule, ox, cow, or other animal or animals found in mischief, which has been known and proven to be unruly, and has before broken over or through any lawful fence, and the owner has been duly notified thereof, and neglected or refused to take care of such animal or animals, it shall be the duty of any and every person having knowledge of the facts, to drive them to the estray pound. Sec. 7. Any unruly animal or animals taken up and driven to the estray pound, as specified in the preceding section, shall be forfeited and sold, or disposed of by the pound keeper, to pay the expense of taking up, damages, and costs, and the residue shall be paid into the Perpetual Emigrating Company's Fund semi-annu-ally for the use of the poor. Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the pound keeper in each precinct to give twenty days' notice, by publication in a newspaper, or the posting up of bills in three of the most public places in the precinct, previous to making sale of any animal in his possession, forfeited for sale, agreeably to the provisions of this ordinance. He shall keep an accurate account of the same, with the proceeds thereof, together with the amount paid out, on certificates of appraisal of damages and costs, and make report thereof semi-annu-ally to the clerk of the county court, with the amount due the Poor Fund. Sec. 9. Nothing in this ordinance shall be so construed or understood, as to prevent the just and impartial assessment of damages, or in any wise hinder the real owner from recovering his animal by paying all such just and reasonable charges, excepting such animals as are forfeited, agreeably to the sixth and seventh sections of this ordinance. JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. HEBER C. KIMBALL, Speaker of the Senate. Approved, Feb. 12, 1851, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Gov. Thomas Bullock, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE, relating to Inclosures and Trespass. Passed, Feb. 7, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that all lands, except those that are inclosed or being inclosed, are hereby declared common pasturage, and all peace"
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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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