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ficer of the Legislative Assembly with one copy of each; and each civil officer of the Territory with one copy of each; and the Utah Library, and the Library of the University of Deseret each, with five copies of the aforesaid Laws and Journals; and each public Library in the Territory, with two copies of all the Laws and Journals.

Approved, Jan. 16th, 1854.


Boundaries of

Defining the boundaries of Carson County, and pro

viding for the organization thereof.

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That all that portion of country bounded north by Desert county, Carson county. east by the parallel of longitude 118 degrees, south by the boundary line of this Territory, and west by California, is hereby included within the limits of Carson County; and until organized, is attached to Millard county for election, revenue, and judicial purposes.

Sec. 2. The Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a Probate Judge for said county, when he shall appo deem it expedient; and said Probate Judge when appointed, shall proceed to organize said county, by dividing the county into precincts; and causing an elec- organize. tion to be held according to law, to fill the various county and precinct offices, and locate the county seat thereof.

Approved, Jan. 17th, 1854.

Governor to

Probate judge.


Relating to Sheriffs and Constables.

Sheriffs to be

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That at the next general election, and every two years thereafter, a elected. Sheriff shall be elected in each county, whose term of office shall be two years, and until his successor is qualified.


Oath of office.

Sheriff may appoint a deputy.

Sec. 2. Before entering upon the duties of his of. fice, the Sheriff shall give bonds in at least five thousand dollars, with approved security, and take and subscribe an oath for the faithful performance of his duties; said bonds and oath to be approved by the Probate Judge, and filed in the office of the county clerk.

Sec. 3. The Sheriff may appoint a deputy, or deputies, for whose acts he shall be responsible; and who shall qualify in the same manner as the Sheriff, except that the bonds may be in the sum of two thousand dol. lars each.

Sec. 4. When a reasonable compensation is tendered, or satisfaction given that the costs of service will be seasonably paid, it is the duty of Sheriffs and Constables to faithfully and diligently execute all orders, processes, and requirements of a Court, under penalty of whatever costs, damages, and fine may be adjudged.

Approved, Jan. 17th, 1854.

Duty of Sheriffs and Constables.


Regulating herdsmen, herding, herd grounds, and the

driving of animals.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legisla

tive Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That every perHerdsmen to give bonds to

son before engaging in the business of herding shall probate judge. give bonds with security, and take and subscribe an

oath, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duty, and for the indemnifying for all loss of time or animals through his neglect, said bonds and security to be given to the acceptance of the Probate Judge of the county where the herd ground is to be located, and with the oath to be filed in his office, and may be altered, or others given on the requirement of said Judge; and when said bonds and oath are accepted

and filed, the Probate Judge shall grant the applicant Probate judge to a license to herd for a period not exceeding one year

next ensuing after the date of the location of the herd ground.

Sec. 2. When a license to herd is presented to a county court, said court shall give a certificate, grant

grant license.

Improvements all that can be

mals not in his

ing the holder of the license the right to employ a sur. Surveyor to veyor to designate the boundaries of the desired herd daries of herd

grounds. ground, and specifying the locality, and as near as may be the size of said herd ground, a plot of which must be made by the surveyor, and a copy thereof filed in the office of the county clerk, as soon as practicable.

Sec. 3. No herd ground shall be so located as to Previous rights. interfere with any previous rights, nor with the range necessary for the animals of any settler, or settlement.

Sec. 4. All herdsmen shall be responsible for the safe keeping, and return of animals placed in their Responsibility care; and if any such animal dies, or is missing by neglect; the owner thereof has claim on the herdsmen for its value, and for any damage that may have accrued from its loss.

Sec. 5. Improvements on herd grounds are all pertaining to them which can be sold or transferred, and no improvements shall be construed to imply any claim sold. for herding purposes after the expiration of the time specified in the license.

Sec. 6. Any person driving animals, shall use due Driving anidiligence to prevent driving those not in his care; and care. if he cannot prevent such animals from mingling, he shall leave them in the first estray pound, or yard, or enclosure for animals that he can obtain, and notify the owner if known, and if not, some resident, of the number, kind, and brief description of the animals which have mingled with his, and where he has left them.

Se:. 7. Any person driving animals into this Territo'y, shall, on arrival in the settlements, have them Animals to be

. marked or branded if they are not, and forthwith report his mark or brand, and the number of his animals, specifying the number of each kind, and as soon as possible report, over his signature, said number, and mark or brand to the clerk of the county court of the first organized county which he reaches.

Sec. 8. Any person failing to comply with the requirements contained in this act, is liable for all cost and damage arising from his neglect, and to be fined at the discretion of any court having jurisdiction.

Sec. 9. All other laws, or parts thereof, on the Repeal. subject of this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved, Jan. 18th, 1854.



Prescribing the official terms of certain officers elected

by the Legislative Assembly, and providing for vacancies.

Oficers to be elected.

Term of office.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That an Auditor of Public Accounts, a Treasurer, a Territorial Commissioner, a Surveyor General, and a Notary Public, for each county, shall be elected by the joint vote of the

present Legislative Assembly, who shall qualify as prescribed by law, and shall hold office for two years, and until their successors are qualified.

Sec. 2. Vacancies may be filled by executive appointment in the foregoing, or any offices, when the mode of supplying vacancies is not prescribed by law.

Sec. 3. Laws, or parts thereof, conflicting with this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved, Jan. 19th, 1854.

Governor may supply vacancies.



Relating to the Representation of Green River and

Great Salt Lake Counties.

Be it resolved by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That Green River

county be entitled to one Representative in this LegisGreat Salt Lake lative Assembly; and that Great Salt Lake county

elect one less than heretofore.

Approved, Jan. 19th, 1854.

Green River county.



Specifying the time when Acts and Resolutions begin to be in force, and making them equally valid.

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative As. sembly of the Territory of Utah, That each act and resolution is in force from the date of its publication

Laws in force from date of publication.

in any public manner, unless a certain time is specified; and resolutions are equally valid with acts.

Approved, January 19th, 1854.


In relation to the construction of a Canal from Utah

Lake to Great Salt Lake.

Whereas, a large portion of the citizens of Great Salt Lake county and vicinity, have subscribed considerable amounts for the purpose of constructing a canal connecting Utah and Great Salt Lakes for the purpose of navigation, machinery, and irrigating the land, large bodies of which might be brought into successful cultivation, if water to irrigate with, could be procured; and

Whereas, the aforesaid subscribers do propose to obtain further subscriptions, and petition for the Territorial Government to adopt some system of operations, and appoint an agent or commissioners who shall be authorized to superintend and construct said canal, and award land claims to the subscribers, equal to the amount which they shall pay respectively:

Therefore to aid by our influence, and desiring to encourage by our acts, so desirable an object:

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That Ira El Commissioners dredge, Jeses W. Fox, and Robert Wimmer, are auth- receive funds, orized to locate the route for said canal; solicit, receive, collect, and disburse subscriptions, and generally do all other things necessary for the progress

and pletion of said work.

Sec. 2. The aforesaid commissioners shall proceed without delay to locate said canal, and make an esti- Commissioners mate of the entire cost of its construction, upon the plan hereinafter indicated.

Sec. 3. Said canal shall commence above the rapids in Jordan river, where a dam shall be constructed Dam to be across said river of a sufficient height to cause slack water navigation to Utah Lake, and proceed as near the base of the mountains on the west side of Great Salt Lake valley as practicable, to Great Salt Lake;



to make estimate of cost.


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