Constitution of the State of Deseret

[Washington]: [William M. Belt], 1850. 12pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Bound in black buckram with title gilt on the backstrip. New endsheets and pastedowns. Ex-library of the New York City Bar Association, wuth their ink stamp small (size of a quarter) on the first page. U.S. House of Representatives, 31st Congress, 1st Session. Miscellaneous [Paper], No.18. Item #42756

Although the federal constitution was the ultimate prototype, there is little doubt that the constitution of Deseret was derived from the Iowa constitution of 1846 (which makes sense, considering that these was originally printed in Kanesville, Iowa). Fifty-seven of the sixty-seven sections were taken from the Iowa constitution, in most cases word for word.

The House edition of Constitution of the State of Deseret is textually the same as the Kanesville edition and differs from the Senate edition only in that it includes the memorial once at the end Flake/Draper 2784. Crawley 459. Fales/Flake 36.

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