First Collected Laws of Utah Territory [Utah Territory]. Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. To Which is Prefixed: The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of the Confederation, The Ordinance of 1787, The Constitution of the United States, And Amendments Thereto, The Naturalization Laws, The Constitution of the Provisional State of Deseret, The Deseret Laws, And the Organic Act of Utah. Published by Virtue of an Act Approved Jan. 19, 1855. Great Salt Lake City: Joseph Cain, Public Printer, 1855. 460 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Recent quarter calf over contemporary paper-covered boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light soiling, edgewear and a few minor stains to boards, corners bumped, corners bumped. Light toning to text, internally clean. $450. * With side notes and indices. This volume collects to first laws of Utah Territory, established by Mormon settlers as the State of Deseret in 1849 and organized as Utah Territory by the Federal government in 1850. The laws of the fourth annual session were not printed separately; they only appeared in this compilation. It also contains the first published versions of the constitution of the State of Deseret and the 1851 Ordinances of General Assembly. A few laws concern grants and concessions to Brigham Young, Ezra T. Benson and other early Mormon leaders. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 563, 565, 566.
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