The Legislatures of Utah assembled at the State House, in this City, on Monday the 13th inst., and organized at first ballot, without a dissenting vote.

The names of the members of the Council and House, with place and residence.  The organization of the two Houses, and their standing committees, are as follows:

Names of the Members of the Legislative Council of Utah

From Great Salt Lake County:
Willard Richards, Orson Hyde, Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, Daniel H. Wells, F.D. Richards.

From Iron County:
George A. Smith.

From San Pete County:
Isaac Morley.

From Utah County:
Aaron Johnson, Asahel Perry.

From Weber County:
Loren Farr, Charles R. Dana.

From Davis County:
Thomas S. Smith

Officers of Council

Willard Richards, President,
James Ferguson, Secretary,
Thomas W. Ellerbeck, Ass’t Secretary,
George D. Grant, Sergeant at Arms,
Robert T. Burton, Foreman
Henry P. Richards, Messenger,
George D. Watt, Reporter
John Smith, Chaplain.

Standing Committees of the Council

Orson Hyde, Daniel H. Wells > On Printing
George A. Smith, Charles R. Dana > On Elections
Loren Farr, Thomas C. Smith > On Ways and Means
Franklin D. Richards, Asahel Perry > On Claims
Daniel H. Wells, Aaron Johnson, George A. Smith, Orson Hyde > On Judiciary
Aaron Johnson, Charles R. Dana > On Public Works
Loren Farr, Parley P. Pratt > On Incorporations
Orson Hyde, Aaron Johnson > On Expenditures
George A. Smith, Thomas S. Smith > On Militia
Isaac Morley, Charles R. Dana > On Roads
Orson Hyde, Franklin D. Richards > On Education
Parley P. Pratt, George A. Smith > On Library
Franklin D. Richards, Orson Hyde > On Engrossing
Aaron Johnson, Thomas S. Smith > On Petitions
George A. Smith, Orson Hyde, Franklin D. Richards, Parley P. Pratt, Daniel H. Wells > On Agriculture, Trade and Manufacture

[Deseret News, Dec. 25, 1852]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dec. 13, 1852, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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