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Books for sub $2. That Horace White and A. L. Field are hereby appointed scription to the slockwhen and commissioners to receive subscriptions to the capital stock, and where opened.
shall open a book of subscription at the post-office in said town of Beloit, on the first Monday, of March next; which book shall be kept open for three days, unless all the said stock shail sooner be
taken. Amount of ca.
§ 3. The capital stock of said companv shall be two thousand pital stock.
five hundred dollars, and shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars
each. Bridge to be § 4. The company shall have power to build and construct a built at Beloit.
bridge across Rock river, at the town of Beloit, at the foot of School street, or at such other place as shall be deemed most convenient for the inhabitants of said town: Provided, the same shall rest upon some public street or highway, on each side of the
river. Bye-laws. $5. The said company shall have power to make bye-laws for
the regulation of the concerns of said company: Provided, the said bye-laws shall not be repugnant to the laws of the United
States or of this Territory. Dimensions of $ 6. Said bridge shall be not less than eighteen feet wide, and bridge and of draw.
shall be constructed with a draw over the channel of the river not less than twenty-four feet wide; and the said company shall attend to the said draw so as to admit boats and vessels to pass through the same at all times, free of charge, and without unnecessary delay. The said bridge shall be commenced within one year, and
completed within two years. Rates of toll. $7. The company shall have power, after the completion of
said bridge, to demand and collect toll for passing the same, as follows:
For any vehicle, drawn by one horse, twelve and a half cents
For any vehicle, drawn by two horses or oxen, twenty-five cents; and for each additional horse or ox, six and a fourth cents.
For a single horse, six and a fourth cents.
For all animals in droves, if not less than fifty, three cents each; and for all animals in droves of more than fifty, two cents each: Provided, that hogs and sheep shall not be charged more
than at the rate of one cent each. And the said bridge shall be free for foot passengers. $ 8. The said company shall keep posted up in some conspicu- Rates to be
posted up. ous place on or near said bridge, a list of the rates of toll allowed by this act. $ 9. That Anson W. Pope, David Humes, Virgil Pope, and Names of per
sons incorporasuch other persons as shall associate with them, be and they are ted in Rock hereby incorparated by the name and style of the Rock River river bridge
company. Bridge Company; and by said name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court in this Territory, and may have a common seal, and may change the same at pleasure. 9 10. The said company shall have power to build a bridge Bridge to be
built at Humes across the Rock river at Humes' ferry, in Rock county, and to ferry. rest said bridge on some public highway on both sides of said river. $ 11. The persons named in section nine are hereby appointed Books for sub
scription to the commissioners to receive subscriptions at the store of Bailey and stock where to
be opened. Lappin, in the village of Janesville, on the first Monday of July next; which books shall be kept open three days, unless the whole amount of capital stock shall sooner be taken. $ 12. The capital stock of said company shall consist of the Amount of ca
pital stock. like amount, and the like number of shares; and the said bridge shall be of the same dimensions, and subject to the restrictions, and said company shall receive the same tolls, and in all respects Rates of toll. shall do and perform all the requisitions which are required in this act in relation to the Beloit bridge; and shall commence the said bridge within the like time of one year, and complete the same within two years, as required of said Beloit Bridge Company.
$ 13. This act shall continue and be in force until the year Act limited. 1862; and shall at all times be liable to be altered, amended or repealed.
APPROVED, February 17, 1842.
AN ACT to revive and amend an act to incorpo
rate the Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company, at Prairie du Chien, anů the Howard Fire Insurance Company, of Brown county. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, as follows:
§ 1. The act entitled “An act to incorporate the Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company, at Prairie du Chien, and the Howard Fire Insurance Company, of Brown county,” approved February 19th, 1841, is hereby declared to be revived and continued in force as fully and effectually as if the provisions of the said act had been complied with, within or at the times therein
specified. Names of per
§ 2. James Bass, Sylvester Gridley, Irvin O'Harra, Lewis W. sons incorporated.
Link, William Martin, Ezra Adams, Frank Washburn, Hercules L. Dousman and Curtis Beach, and all other persons who shall become associated with them in the manner prescribed in the act of which this is amendatory, are hereby declared to be incorporated and made a body politic by the name of “The Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company,” and shall be subject to all the provisions
of the act hereby revived, continued and amended. Same.
§ 3. John Law, Daniel Whitney, A. J. Irwin, Henry S. Baird, Morgan L. Martin, John P. Arndt, William Dickinson, Joseph Pocate and Charles A. Grignon, and all other persons who may become associated with them in the manner prescribed in the act of which this is amendatory, are hereby declared to be incorporated and made a body politic by the name of "The Howard Mutual Fire Insurance Company," and shall be subject to all the provisions
of the act hereby revived, continued and amended; Election of di § 4. The first election of directors shall take place on the
fourth Saturday of May next, for the company named in the second section of this act, at such place in the town of Platteville as the directors pamed therein shall appoint; and for the company named in the third section of this act, at such place in the town of Green Bay as the directors named therein shall appoint; and
thereafter the annual elections shall be held at such places within the Territory, and at such times (not less than ten nor more than fourteen months from the last annual election, as the directors may appoint.
§ 5. The first and tenth sections, and so much of any other What parts of section of the act hereby intended to be revived, continued and
act repealed. amended, as conflicts with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. ..
APPROVED, February 17, 1842.
on an undivi.
AN ACT concerning the partition of lands.
. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, as follows :
$ 1. In proceedings under the statute for the partition of lands, Creditors har. it shall not be necessary to make any creditor, having a lien on the ing a lien, &c. premises in question, or any part thereof, by judgment, decree, mortgage or otherwise, a party, nor shall the partition of the premises alter, effect or impair the lien of such creditors, except in the cases hereinafter provided for.
92. Where the lien is on the undivided interest or estate of Where lien is any of the parties, such lien, if partition be made of the premises, ded interest. shall thereafter be a charge only on the share assigned to such party; and such share shall be first charged with its just proportion of the costs of the proceedings in partition in preference to any such lien.
§ 3. Where a certificate of sale of any undivided interest in Certificate of land shall have been given, either on a sale upon execution, or upon a foreclosure of a mortgage by advertisement, or upon default in the payment of taxes, and the land shall afterwards, and before the time of redemption expires, be divided, the person authorized to give a deed shall deed the divided interest of the delinquent to the purchaser.
APPROVED, February 14, 1842.
AN ACT to amend the act concerning grand and
petit jurors. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
5. Jurors may be § 1. It shall and may be lawful for the judge of the district be increased or diminished.
court in any of the counties of the Territory, to order a greater or less number of grand or petit jurors to be summoned to attend the sessions of said court, than is now prescribed by law; and such order made and filed in the clerk's office of the proper county, shall be deemed sufficient authority to the clerk to issue venires for the number mentioned in such order: Provided, that the number of grand jurors shall not be less than sixteen, nor the number of petit jurors less than twenty: And provided further, that if no order shall have been made at least fifteen days before the sitting of any court, the clerk shall proceed to draw the number now prescribed by law,
APPROVED, February 16, 1842.
AN ACT to abolish imprisonment for debt.
§ 1. That so much of any law of this Territory as authorizes the issuing an execution against the body of the defendant, in any. civil cause, excepting in any action of trespass or tort, is hereby repealed.
APPROVED, February 16, 1842.
AN ACT to divide the town of Summit and to
organize the town of Warren. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
§ 1. That all that part of the town of Summit, in the county of Milwaukee, comprising townships seven and eight, in range eighteen, be and the same is hereby set off into a separate town,