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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 230 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that upon complaint on oath being made and filed with any justice of the peace, that there is within the county wherein such justice resides, any person who is engaged in uo (sic) useful employment, and has apparently no manner of support, it shall be the duty of such justice forthwith to issue a warrant, to bring such delinquent before him. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that upon the return of such warrant with the defendant therein named in court, said complaint shall be distinctly read to such defendant, when he shall be required to answer the same on oath; and the justice shall enquire into the truth of such complaint in a summary manner. Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, that if the justice find on such investigation that such complaint be true, he shall record the same in his docket, and thereupon enter judgment declaring such delinquent a vagrant. Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, that any person convicted as aforesaid, shall be compelled to labor on the public works a sufficient length of time to pay the cost of prosecution; provided, the same be not less than twenty days. Sec. 6. And be it further ordained, that it shall be the duty of every officer of State, in this State, to report to the magistrate of their respective precincts, any person whom they may have good reason to suspect as being a vagrant under this ordinance. Sec. 7. The foregoing ordinance shall apply to all loafers who hang about the corners of streets, court houses, or any other public place, who have no business, whether they have property or not. 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, to suppress Gaming. Passed, Feb. 24, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that if any person or persons shall be engaged in gaming or sporting for money or other property, which may be put at stake and won, by horse-racing, cock-fighting, dog-fighting, card-playing, or any other means by which the game may be tested and property won, such person or persons shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall pay over to the court having cognisance (sic) of the same, all such property so employed in the game or sport; and all bets, staked and won.
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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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