||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.