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Whereas, it has heretofore invariably been the usage of Congress, to judiciously, and wisely appropriate the necessary means, for the relief of the citizens of other States and Territories, suffering like losses, when duly reported by the proper officers:

Your Memorialists therefore pray your honorable body to call for said report or reports, and appropriate a sufficient sum, to pay the expenses and losses set forth in said report or reports, believing the same to be just and due to the citizens of this infant Territory, and your Memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved, Jan. 17th, 1854.

MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS,

To establish necessary mail routes in the Territory of Utah. To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, of the

United States in Congress Assembled:

Whereas, the people of the Territory of Utah, are not reasonably provided with mails, and we wish Congress to authorize sufficient mail routes in said Territory for the convenience of the people; and

Whereas, we deem it our privilege to have our citizens better supplied with those facilities for inter-communication with each other, and the other citizens of the vast republic in which we live; and

Whereas, at present we have only one mail from California, and the Missouri river, which purports to arrive and depart monthly, but which frequently fails to arrive even at these long intervals; and

Whereas, many parts and portions of this Territory have no mail routes, and are wholly dependent upon their own exertions to procure the mails in many places, having to travel from 25 to 150 miles to a post office:

Therefore, we the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, do hereby memorialize your honorable body, for an extension of mail routes and facilities as follows, to-wit:

A semi-monthly mail from Independence, Mo., or Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Great Salt Lake City; also a weekly mail from Great Salt Lake City via Taylorsville, West Jordan, Gardner's Mill, Bingham's kanyon, to Cedar valley; this section of the country contains nearly 1,000 inhabitants who are now destitute of mails. Also a weekly mail route from Great Salt Lake City to Iron county, a distance of 280 miles, via Provo, Springville, Nephi, Fill

more, to Parowan, and Cedar cities, as at present there are no mails to Millard and Iron counties; also, an extension of the mail route from Ogden City to Youngsville in Weber county, a distance of 20 miles; also from Tooele City to Grantsville in Tooele county, distance ten miles; also a side mail on the Iron county route from Nephi City to Manti, via Denmark, San Pete county distance 60 miles; also from Great Salt Lake City to Mountainville, via Neff's Mill, Mill creek, Holladay's settlement, Little Cottonwood, and Drapersville, distance 30 miles.

We memorialize your honorable body for the above-named routes to be granted, for there are nearly one-half of the inhabitants of this Territory without mails, or access to any post office without traveling from 25 to 150 miles as herein above-mentioned; and your Memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved, Jan. 19th, 1854.

MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS,

For an appropriation for a State House.

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States in Congress Assembled:

Your memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, respectfully represent, that owing to the price of labor and building materials being from three to fifteen times higher here, than in most places in the States; and owing to the loss of the avails of much labor upon the State House at Fillmore City, the Capitol of this Territory, on account of Indian disturbances, upwards of $11,000 have been expended upon said House, and with the best skill and management that could be allotted to the task, comparatively but little has been accomplished:

And we further represent, that the unexpended balance of the $20,000 already appropriated, will fall far short of completing a building that would respectably accommodate your memorialists, or meet your designs, and kindly expectations:

We therefore most respectfully solicit your honorable body to give the above representation its candid weight, and to make a further appropriation of $50,000, to enable your memorialists to complete a State House for Utah, that may at least respectably answer the end designed. And, as in duty bound, your memorialists will ever pray for your prosperity and welfare, while you devise liberal things.

Approved, Jan. 20th, 1854.

INDEX

TO THE LAWS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED

BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY
OF UTAH, AT THE SESSION COMMENCING ON THE
SECOND MONDAY OF DECEMBER, 1853.

A.

Page. Sec.
Abscondent persons, property of, probate judge to take

25 1
Acts &c., to be in force from date of publication,

22
Animals brought into the Territory, owners must brand,

21 7
Appropriation for relief of John S. Tutt,

5
library and librarian,

5
premiums for raising flax and hemp,

13 1
discovery of a coal mine near G. S. L. City, 15 1
adjutant general and others,

17
bill, general

26
Arrest and summons, members of Legislature privileged from 17 1
Assessment of goods brought for sale,

7 5
when to be taken,

7 6
Assessor and collector to give bonds, &c.,

6 1
may require a person to report his own
assessment,

8
duties of

9 8
to report to auditor of public accounts 9 11
empowered to sell property,

10

13
may appoint a deputy,

10 16
Auditor must keep account with assessor and collector,

10 12
appropriation for

17
how elected,

22

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B.

Bear river ferry to be controled by Governor B. Young,

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C.

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Carson county, boundaries of
Canal from Utah Lake to Great Salt Lake,
Commissioners to locate canal

receive and disburse subscriptions,
County court to appoint assessor and collector,

prescribe rate of county tax,
adjudge errors, compensation of ass'r &c.,
decide whose taxes shall be remitted,

19
23
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6
7

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Page Sec.
County court, special session to be called by probate judge,

11

21
regular sessions to be held quarterly,

26
Green River, boundaries of

14 1
Summit, boundaries of

15 3
Davis, boundary of

15 4
clerks to furnish books for assessor and collector,

7 7
make copy of tax list for ass'r and coll'r, 9 10
keep accounts with assessor and collector, 10 12
list of delinquents,

12 21
Court, supreme, time of holding

13 5
district, when special sessions may be held,

13 7
Courts to be kept open at least one day,

13 6
Coal mine, reward for discovery of

15 1

D.
Dam to be constructed on Jordon for canal,

23 3
Davis county, boundary of

15 4
Deceased persons, property of, to be taken by probate judge, 25 1
Delinquents, property of, may be sold by assessor and coll'r 10 13
Delinquencies to be paid by assessor and collector,

10 15
Deputy, assessor and collector may appoint a

10 16
District court, when special sessions may be held,

13

7
E.
Errors, complaints of, to be made to county court,

9 9
Extra revenue to be voted for by the people,

11 20
Executive may fill vacant Territorial offices,

22 2

F.
False statement of taxable property, penalty for

11 18
Funds, surplus, to be paid into county treasury,

11 20
Flax seed, premiums for greatest amount of

14

2
Ferry, Bear river, to be controled by Governor B. Young,

- 28 1

G.

5

Goods brought for sale, assessment of &c.,
Governor to appoint probate judge for Carson county,

may appoint commissioners for canal,
Green River county, boundaries of

representation for
Great Salt Lake county, representation for

H.

7
19
24
14
22
22

2
7
1

Hemp lint, premium for raising
Herdsmen to give bonds,

responsible for animals,
Herdgrounds not to interfere with previous rights,

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L.
Language, construction of, before courts,
Laws, what, shall be cited before courts,

how they shall be construed,
and journals, printing and distribution of

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