CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF UTAH. ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION, APRIL 27, 1882. RATIFIED BY THE PEOPLE, MAY 22, 1882.

Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Company, Printers, 1882. 42pp. Original printed tan wrappers with wrapper title, stitched. Mild wrapper wear, Very Good.

In addition to the Constitution, the pamphlet contains the four-page Memorial to Congress requesting Statehood; Resolution in Relation to a Constitutional Convention; the names of officers, delegates and committee members of the Convention; the Journal of Proceedings of the nine days of the Convention held in April and the two adjourned days held in June.
Joseph F. Smith, future sixth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided as Convention President. The Constitution gave every citizen over age twenty-one, not excluding women, the right to vote; it barred women from juries. Women's suffrage was initially granted in 1870 by the territorial legislature; Congress later revoked it in 1887 as part of an effort to end polygamy. Utah was not admitted as a state until 1896.
166 Eberstadt 178. Item #32024

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