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Amount of premiums.
2. The person that shall raise the greatest number of bushels of flax seed, and the greatest amount of lint from two acres of ground, shall be entitled to a premium of one hundred dollars; the person raising the greatest number of bushels from one acre, shall be entitled to sixty dollars; and the person raising the greatest number of bushels from one-half acre, shall be entitled to forty dollars.
3. The person who shall raise the greatest number of pounds of hemp lint from two acres, shall be entitled to one hundred dollars; the person raising the greatest number of pounds from one acre, shall be entitled to sixty dollars; and the person raising the greatest number of pounds from one-half acre shall be entitled to forty dollars: Provided, that no more than one of the above premiums on flax seed, or hemp lint, shall be awarded to the same person.
4. All claims for the above premiums must be accompanied with sufficient evidence of the amount of ground sown; the number of bushels sown, and how the ground was prepared; and that it was raised in the year 1854 by the person claiming the premium; and be accompanied by a written statement of the amount of seed sown, number of acres, kind of soil, and how prepared, when sown, when harvested, and quantity of lint. Said evidence and statement must be filed with the auditor of public accounts on or before the first of December next.
5. As soon after the first of December as practicable, the auditor shall give each successful claimant an order on the treasurer for the amount of premium due.
Approved, Jan. 13th, 1854.
Statement to be filed with the auditor.
Defining the boundaries and for the organization of
Green River and Summit counties, and defining the eastern boundary of Davis county.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That all that section of country, bounded north by Oregon, east by
Boundaries of Green River county.
the Territorial line, south by the parallel of the thirtyninth degree and thirty minutes north latitude, and west by a north and south line that intersects Sulphur creek where the present emigration road crosses it, is, and the same shall hereafter be called Green River county.
Sec. 2. That the Probate Judge for said county, when elected, shall be authorized and empowered to
Probate judge organize the same, when in his opinion it shall become expedient and necessary; also, to locate and establish the county seat in said county. Sec. 3. That all that section of country, bounded
Boundaries of north by Oregon, east by the west line of Green River Summit county. county, south by a parallel line forming the southern boundary of Great Salt Lake county, and west by a parallel line forming the eastern boundary of Weber county, is, and the same shall hereafter be called Summit county, and is attached to Great Salt Lake county for election, revenue, and judicial purposes.
Sec. 4. Davis county shall be bounded on the east Davis county. by Summit county. Sec. 5. All laws and parts of laws conflicting with
Repeal. this act, are hereby repealed.
Approved, Jan. 13th, 1854.
Offering a reward for the discovery of a Coal bed near
Great Salt Lake City.
Be it resolved by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That the sum of one priated. thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the public treasury not otherwise appropriated, as a reward to any resident of this Territory who will open a good coal-mine, not less than eighteen inches thick, within forty miles of Great Salt Lake City, in any accessible position, and that can be profitably worked; and when the Governor shall become satisfied of the fact, he may draw on the treasury of the Territory for the amount in favor of the
person entitled to it; and the Governor shall control said coal mine until further provided for by law. Governor to
Approved, Jan. 14th, 1854.
control coal mines.
Containing provisions applicable to the laws of the Ter
ritory of Utah.
Questions of law to be decided by the court.
What laws shall be cited.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That all questions of law, the meaning of writings other than laws, and the admissability of testimony, shall be decided by the Court; and no laws nor parts of laws shall be read, argued, cited, or adopted in any Court, during any trial, except those enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of this Territory, and those passed by the Congress of the United States when applicable;
and no report, decision, or doings of any Court shall Reports, deci. be read, argued, cited, or adopted as precedent in any
Sec. 2. The repeal of a law does not revive one Repeal of laws. previously repealed by it, nor affect any rights, duties,
or penalties which have arisen under it.
Sec. 3. Laws, and parts thereof, and words, and phrases, shall be construed in accordance with the customary usage of the language.
Sec. 4. Words used in one tense may include
either; and words used in one gender may include Construction of either; the singular may be read plural, and the plural
singular; “person” may include a partnership, and a body corporate and politic; “writing” may include printing; "oath" may include affirmation or declaration; "signature" of "subscription" may include a mark, with the person's name written near it, and witnessed by one who can write. “Property” includes everything usually bought and sold unless restricted. Joint authority given to three or more persons is given to the majority, unless restricted.
Approved, Jan. 14th, 1854.
How laws &c are to be construed.
Exempting the Members of the Legislative Assembly
of the Territory of Utah, from arrest and summons, during the sitting of the Legislature, and while going to and from the same.
Be it resolved by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That the members of the Council and House of Representatives, shall be exempt from privileged from arrest and summons, during the sessions of the Legislative Assembly, or during the time of their going to, and returning from said session, except for treason or murder; and no suit at law against any member, shall be prosecuted during said session.
Approved, Jan. 14th, 1854.
TERRITORIAL APPROPRIATION BILL.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That there be paid out of the Territorial treasury out of any money not otherwise appropriated, the following amounts, viz: To the Adjutant General, to defray the expenses
Adjutant Gen'l his office, and for services up to December 31st, 1853, four hundred dollars.
To the Auditor of Public Accounts, for the expenses Auditor of of his office, and for services during the year 1853, accounts. three hundred dollars.
To George D. Watt, for services as Reporter to the Legislative Council, during the session of 1852-3, and G. D. Watt. that of 1853-4, eighty days two hundred and forty dollars.
To Walter Thompson, for services as Reporter to w. Thompson. the House of Representatives, during the session of 1852-3, and that of 1853-4, eighty days, two hundred and forty dollars.
To William Clayton, Recorder of Marks and Wm. Clayton. Brands, one hundred and fifty dollars.
Approved, Jan. 16th, 1854.
To amend "an act in relation to Marks and Brands,"
Approved March 1st, 1852.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That the Gen
eral Recorder shall gratuitously furnish each Probate furnish printed Judge, County Clerk, Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, Con
stable, and Pound-keeper in this Territory, with a printed copy of all the Marks and Brands already recorded and printed, and a copy of all future recorded Brands, so soon as practicable after they are printed; and all said copies shall be delivered to the successors in office of the above named officers, and be free to the inspection of any person wishing it.
Sec. 2. That the General Recorder of Marks and Recorder’s fees. Brands is entitled to a fee of one dollar for recording
each mark or brand, to be paid by the applicant; and section 11 of said amended act shall be read one dollar, where it now reads fifty cents.
Aproved, Jan. 16th, 1854.
nals to be
In relation to printing and distributing a certain num
ber of the Laws and Journals of the Legislative Assembly.
Sec. 1. Be it resolved by the Governor and LegislaLaws and jour- tive Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That one thousprinted.
and copies of the Laws, Resolutions, and Memorials, with marginal notes, index, and contents; and five hundred copies of the Journals of the present session of each house, be printed in book form, under the supervision of the Secretary of the Territory.
Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Territory is hereby required to furnish the Governor of each State and Territory of the United States, with one copy of said Laws and Journals; and the Governor of Utah Territory with fifty copies of each; and each member of the present Legislative Assembly with two copies of the Laws, and one copy of the Journals; and each of.
Officers &c., to be furnished with copies.