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township, when the same shall have been surveyed and brought into market, (which lands will eventually, in some cases, prove ben. eficial in promoting the object for which they were granted; but, at present, they are wholly unavailable, and must remain so for a considerable length of time, as your honorable body must readily perceive, owing to the fact that the Indian title has, in no instance, been extinguished in any part of said Territory, nor any surveys, as yet authorized by the General Governmenı;) and having no resources on which to base the establishment of a school fund, respectfully pray your honorable body to grant that the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars, appropriated for the compensation and mileage of members of the Legislative Assembly, officers, clerks, and contingent expenses” of the Territory of Utah, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one (Statutes at large, for 1851, page 570) or so much thereof as shall not be expended for the purpose for which it was appropriated, together with such additional sum as your wisdom and liberality may see proper to bestow, be appropriated, to be invested by your memorialists in some productive fund, the proceeds of which shall be forever applied by the Legislature of said Territory, to the use and support of schools.

The early attention of your honorable body is respectfully solicited to the favorable consideration of this deeply interesting subject, fraught as it is, with consequences of so much importance to the youth of this new and flourishing Territory; and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved March 3, 1852.

MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY THE EXPENSES OF THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

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, beg leave to submit the following memorial to your honorable body:

Whereas, the accumulation of business has rendered an extra session of the Legislative Assembly very necessary to the peace, good order, and prosperity of the people of Utah Territory, and the protection of the rights of traveling multitudes passing and repassing through this Territory; and,

Wherecis, the term of forty days session has proved to be entirely too short for its accomplishment; and,

Whereus, a session of fourteen days has been held according to the call of the Governor, creating an expense onerous to an infant Territory; and,

Whereas ihe service of an Adjutant General has also been indispensably necessary, during frequent Indian hostilities, which have occurred, with short intervals, from the earliest settlement of this Territory, augmenting the expense of our citizens:

Therefore your memorialists do most respectfully pray your honorable body to appropriate the sum of five thousand dollars, to defray the foregoing expense, and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray;

Approved March 6, 1852.

MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR AN ACT AUTHORIZING

TREATIES WITH INDIANS.

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 pray your honorable body for the passage of an act to authorize the superintendent of Indian affairs of this Territory, to make treaties with, and purchase the lands of the Shoshone or Snake, Utah, Parvante, San Pitch, Fiedes, Cumembahs or Snake Diggers, Uinta and Yampah Utes, and such other Indian tribe or tribes or bands, or any portion thereof, that may be necessary for the advancement of the settlements of this Territory; and that a sufficient sum be appropriated to defray the expenses of all treaties so held, and to make the first payment on the purchases so made, and for the establishing of schools, the erection of mills, furnishing implements of husbandry, and suitable in structors for the Indians. The favorable attention of your honorable body to this highly important subject, at as early a period as practicable, is respectfully solicited; and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved March 6, 1852.

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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 pray your honorable body to provide for the survey of the public lands; and also to extend to this Terri tory and its inhabitants, the same privileges and donations of land to settlers, and for educational purposes, as were extended to the people and Territory of Oregon, by the provisions of an act entitled An Act to create the office of surveyor General of the Public Lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make donations to settlers on the said lands,” approved Sept. 27, 1850, thereby granting to the hardy pioneer the simple boon of a home, free of charge, as a partial reward for the exposure to the hardships, dangers, difficulties, privations and sufferings which are encountered by the early settlers in such distant wilds and unsubdued Territories.

The early attention and favorable consideration of your honorable body to this highly important subject are earnestly and respectfully solicited; and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved March 6, 1852.

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MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS ON THE SUBJECT OF THE SURVEY OF
THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH.

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States in Congress assembled.

Your memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the "Territory of Utah, respectfully pray your honorable body for the appointment of a commission to survey and mark the southern bound ary line of this Territory, and make an appropriation sufficient to cover the expense of the same. Your memorialists are of opinion that the immediate survey of this boundary line is highly important, as new settlements are constantly forming in that direction; and unless the line can be authentically determined, difficulties respecting jurisdiction will be liable to arise.

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fully solicited; and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved March 6, 1852.

MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DISTRIBUTING POST OFFICE.

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, beg leave to show unto your honorable body, that,

Whereas, there are a number of post routes diverging from this city: and

Whereas, the post master of this city has to perform in reality many of the duties of a distributing post office; and,

Whereas, in consequence of the California prices which have, and do prevail here, the post master of this city has been under, the ne cessity of involving himself under heavy liabilities for rent and clerk hire; and,

Whereas, many of the post offices established in this Territory, are rendered valueless by want of mail routes; and, • Whereas, the services of a mail agent, are highly important to this Territory;

Therefore your memorialists respectfully pray your honorable body for an appropropriation of five thousand dollars for the relief of the post master of this city; and that a distributing post office be established by law in this Territory; that suitable appropriations be made to defray the expenses thereof; and that a mail agent be appointed and authorized to let contracts on the several routes in this Territory.

Your memorialists feel confident that the above named measures carried out, would greatly tend to facilitate the intercourse among the inhabitants of this Territory. The favorable consideration of your honorable body upon

this important subject, is respectfully desired; and your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Approved March 6, 1852,

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MEMORIAL TO THE POST MASTER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.

Your memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, beg leave to suggest to your Honor, that post offices are established, and being multiplied throughout our Ter-ritory, making Great Salt Lake City post office, central to the various post routes; and,

Whereas, the post master of this city of necessity performs most of the duties imposed on a distributing post office; and,

Whereas, many offices established in this Territory are rendered useless for lack of mail routes; and,

Whereas, it is highly important that a mail agent should be appointed for this Territory.

Your memorialists, would therefore pray your Honor to appoint a mail agent for this Territory, who shall be authorized to let contracts on the several routes in this Territory; and that you appoint Great Salt Lake City post office a distributing post office.

Approved March 6, 1852.

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