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JOINT RESOLUTIONS PERTAINING TO THE SEC-
RETARY OF UTAH TERRITORY.

Whereas, the Hon. B. D. Harris Secretary of the Territory of Utah, being about to leave, absent himself, or abscond from said Territory, and intends, as we are authentically and credibly informed, to convey away or otherwise dispose of the Territorial seal, records, papers, documents, and property in his possession, and pertaining to his office, contrary to the Organic Act, which provides (sec. 3.) that said Secretary shall reside in said Territory;

and

Whereas, It is believed that said Secretary has in his possession, the money appropriated by the Act of Congress, approved Feb. 27, 1851, amounting to 24,000, designed by Congress as compensation and mileage of members of the Legislative Assembly, and other expenses of said Territory of Utah. See Statutes at large, page 571, 31st Congress, 2nd session; and

Whereas, It is believed that said Secretary should not be permitted thus to leave said Territory with so large an amount of government funds, and without having authority which we apprehend no where exists, thereby seriously inconveniencing not only this Territory, but incurring the loss of said funds to the general government; Therefore,

Resolved, by the Legislative Council and House of RepU.S. Marshal resentatives in joint session assembled, that it shall be the &c., in posses-duty of the United States Marshal for said Territory, to sion of secreta-, proceed forthwith, and take into his custody, all such patain to his office pers, records, documents and property of every kind per

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taining to said office of Secretary, as also all money in his possession belonging to said Territory, and pertaining to said office, or entrusted by the general government, for the benefit of this Territory, in his hands; together with the seal and press of the Territory of Utah, and safely keep and preserve the same for the time being, until the vacancy thus occasioned in said office, shall be filled by appointment, by the President of the United States, or the disabilities otherwise cease to exist.

And be it further resolved, That in case the said B. D. Harris, Secretary aforesaid, shall refuse, neglect, or oth

erwise fail to deliver the said papers, records, seal, press, documents, or money or any other property or articles pertaining to said office, or any part thereof, then, and in that case, it shall be the duty of the said United States Marshalif secretary refor Utah Territory, to arrest the said B. D. Harris, Sec-fuse to comply, retary aforesaid, and him safely keep in custody, until heshall arrest and shall comply with the foregoing resolutions.

Approved Sept. 24, 1851.

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JOINT RESOLUTION LEGALIZING THE LAWS OF
THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE
STATE OF DESERET.

Resolved, by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Deseret laws Utah, That the laws heretofore passed by the provisional legalized. government of the state of Deseret, and which do not conflict with the "Organic Act," of said Territory, be, and the same are hereby declared to be legal, and in full force and virtue, and shall so remain until superseded by the action of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah.

Approved Oct. 4, 1851.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR THE ENCOURAGE-
-MENT OF HOME MANUFACTURES.

Committee to

Resolved, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, in joint session assembled, That a select committee of three be appointed to act under the direction of His Excellency the Governor, in awarding pre-award premimiums to such persons as shall produce the greatest quantity of manufactured articles of good quality; having reference to those articles most needed, and of common

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Appropriation the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the for premiums Treasury not otherwise appropriated to be paid in premiums, for the promotion of domestic manufactures under, the direction of the Governor and committee aforesaid.

Repeal of some

Resolved, That so much of the revenue laws passed exrenewed laws.empting certain articles of merchandize from taxation, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Certain articles received for

taxes.

To encourage

Home manu. factures.

Circular.

Resolved, That articles of domestic manufacture be received from the manufacturer in payment of taxes at a fair and minimum price to be fixed by the Assessor and Collector.

Resolved, That we pledge ourselves most unequivocally, to use our influence by all the legitimate means within our power to promote home manufactures; and as a means to promote this end, that we rely solely upon our exertions, ingenuity and enterprize, industry, economy and resources, for every indispensable article that can be manufactured.

Resolved, That we recommend to all the people of the Territory of Utah, to assist us in carrying into effect, the preceding resolutions; and that a circular be addressed to them on this subject.

Approved January 17, 1852.

Seat of govern

ent located

JOINT RESOLUTIONS, LOCATING THE SEAT OF
GOVERNMENT FOR THE TERRITORY OF UTAH
IN PAUVAN VALLEY.

Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of in Pauvan val-Utah That the seat of Government for said Territory, be, and the same is hereby located in Pauvan valley in said Territory.

ley:

Gov.appoint a

Resolved, That the Governor of this Territory is herecommittee by authorized to appoint a committee, of not less than locate the seat two, nor more than five, to select a site in said valley for of government the seat of government, and locate the same; and further

provide for the immediate erection of such public buildings at said location as shall be necessary for the purpose of convening the Legislative Assembly, and other purpos es pertaining to the Government of said Territory, so far as the appropriation of twen.y thousand dollars by the government of the United States, for the purpose of erecting suitable public buidings in said Territory, will justify. Approved October 4, 1851.

A RESOLUTION, CREATING THE OFFICE OF SUPERIN-
TENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS.

regents appoint

schools.

Resolved, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That the Chancellor and board of Regentschancellor and of the University of Deseret, are hereby authorized to ap superintendent point a Superintendent of Primary Schools, for the Terri-of common tory of Utah, under their supervision and discretionary control, and award such a salary to him at the expense of the Territory for his services, as they may deem expedient:, Provided however, That the salary of said Superintendent shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars per an

num.

Approved Oct. 4, 1851.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS, IN RELATION TO THE UTAH LI
BRARY.

Whereas, Through the munificence of the United States. Government, and the liberality of private individuals from various parts of the United States, a valuable library of choice books and papers have now arrived in boxes in this city, which require immediate attention, both for safe keeping and for becoming available to the people, according to the original purpose of the government; therefore,

Committee ON

Resolved, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That the committee on Library is here-library procure

books &c

rooms for the by authorized to procure a convenient room with proper fixtures and appurtenances, either in the present State House, or at some central position of this city, for the preservation and use of the aforesaid Library.

Librarian to

$200 for use of library.

Resolved, That the said committee be further authorized to draw from the treasury of the United States, through Joseph L. Heywood, Marshal of the United States, for the Territory of Utah, any sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, in order to carry into effect the above resolution.

Resolved, That the office of Librarian is hereby created draw order for for the Territory of Utah, whose duty it shall be to preserve, and keep to their legitimate purpose all the books and papers of the Library of the Territory, under a bond of five thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor, and filed in the office of the Secretary of the Territory.

Duty of libra

rian.

Gov. appoint librarian.

Resolved, That it shall further be the duty of said Librarian to keep, disburse, and control all books, papers, maps, charts, globes, and apparatus, &c., &c., that now do, or hereafter may belong to the library of the Territory of Utah, subject to the control, discretion, and direction of the Legislative Assembly, and make report of his doings from time to time to the legislature as shali by them be required.

Resolved, That the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a Librarian for the Territory of Utah, and remove the same at discretion.

Approved Oct, 4, 1851.

Election of seJect men.

Duty of

RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO ELECTION OF TWELVE
SELECT MEN, OR REFEREES.

Resolved, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That it shall be lawful for each organized county to elect a council of twelve Select men as Referees, whose duty it shall be to decide all cases in litigation which may come before them by the mutual consent of the parties interested; and their decision in all cases so

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