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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
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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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Title Appendix B_page 234
Description 234 Utah Historical Quarterly APPENDIX B ¦ $§§ ORDINANCES OF THE HIGH COUNCIL Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 27, 1847. We the High Council of the Great Salt Lake City, in the absence of any organised jurisdiction of any Territory, for the peace, welfare and good order of our community, proceed to enact the following laws, for the government and regulation of the inhabitants of this city and valley for the time being, subject to the approval of the people. Ordinance 1st, Concerning Vagrants Whereas it is of the utmost importance that every man in our community use the utmost exertion to cultivate the earth in order to sustain himself or family in a new location, so far from supplies, therefore should any person or persons be convicted, before any acting judge or judges acknowledged by the people of said City and Valley of idling away his or her time, or neglecting in any manner to use the necessary exertions for the above purposes, it shall be the duty of said judge or judges to appoint two or more trustees, whose duty it shall be to take charge of all the property of the person or persons thus convicted, or such portion of the same as the judge or judges may deem necessary, and to hold the same in security for the support of himself or family or those depending upon his labors, to be held at the discretion of the judge or judges. And it shall be the further duty of said Trustees to take into custody the person or persons thus convicted and to cause them to be industriously employed, the proceeds of which employment shall be held and applied in the same manner a,nd for the same purpose as the property before mentioned. And be it further ordained, that the Trustees be paid a reasonable compensation for their trouble out of the property taken from, or labor done by any person or persons convicted under this Ordinance. Ordinance 2nd, Concerning disorderly or dangerous persons and disturber of the peace. Any person convicted of violence on person or property, threatening, or riot, shall be sentenced to receive a certain number of lashes on the bare back, not exceeding 39, or be fined in any sum not less than five dollars, nor exceeding five hundred dollars, and shall give security for his good behavior, at the discretion of the judge or judges. Ordinance 3rd, Concerning Adultery and Fornication.
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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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