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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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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Appendix B_page 235
Description The State of Deseret 235 Any person or persons convicted of the crime of Adultery or Fornication, shall be sentenced to receive a certain number of lashes on the bare back, not exceeding 39, and be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the judge or judges. Ordinance 4th, Concerning Stealing, Robbing, Housebreaking or maliciously causing the destruction by fire of any property Any person or persons convicted of any of said crimes shall be sentenced to receive a number of lashes on the bare back, not exceeding 39, and to restore four fold, and to give security for their good behavior in future at the discretion of the judge or judges. Ordinance 5th, Concerning Drunkenness, and etc. Any person or persons convicted of Drunkenness, Cursing, Swearing, foul or indecent language, unnecessary firing of guns, within or about the Forts, unusual noise or noises, or in any other way disturbing the quiet or peace of the community, shall be fined any sum not less than 25 dollars. The above Ordinances to take effect from and after the first day of January,, A. D., 1848. Done in behalf of the High Council and People of Great Salt Lake City Great Salt Lake City, Jan. 25, 1848. Ordinance 6th, Be it ordained, that no person is entitled to more fuel than will last him to the first day of October, 1848, or to more poles or timber than will answer for his present fencing or building, unless by permission of the Council, under penalty of a sum not less than 5 nor exceeding 500 dollars, at the discretion of the judge or judges. Ordinance 7th. Be it ordained that no loose cattle, horses, mules, or sheep, shall be permitted to run upon the wheat land, or be driven on the road passing through it; and that the Marshall, or any person he deputizes, shall take up every animal thus tres-passing; and that the owner of every animal thus taken shall pay twenty-five cents per head to the person who takes them up, and two cents per head a day, for herding, if they require to be herded; for the wheat lands and the roads through it shall be kept clear of loose animals. The above ordinances to take effect and be in full force, from and after sunset of the 27th day of January. A. D., 1848. Albert Carrington, clerk.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719723
Reference URL