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Stationery to whom delivered in charge.

Members to be charged with stationery.

Invoice to be taken.

Librarian to keep record of books.

AN ACT to provide for the security of the property appertaining to the Legislative Assembly.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

§ 1. That all stationery, hereafter purchased for the use of the Legislative Assembly, shall be delivered to the secretary of the Council, and chief clerk of the House of Representatives, and their receipts taken for the same; and no account for stationery shall be allowed, unless receipts of delivery as above accompany the account.

§ 2. The secretary of the Council, and chief clerk of the House of Representatives, shall deliver to the several members of their respective houses, such reasonable amount of stationery as may be required, charging the same to such members, at the same prices as such articles are charged to the Territory, in a book to be kept for that purpose; which amounts shall be audited and discharged by order of the Legislative Assembly: Provided, that said secretary, or chief clerk, shall in no case deliver to any member stationery to a greater amount than to the value of ten dollars.

§ 3. At the close of each session of the Legislative Assembly, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the Council, and chief clerk of the House of Representatives, to make an invoice of all . articles appertaining to the Legislative Assembly, to place the same in the hands of the librarian, and take his receipt therefor; which receipt shall be filed with the secretary of the Territory, to be kept by him till the commencement of the next session, and delivered to the secretary of the Council, and chief clerk of the House, as soon as said officers shall be elected, whose duty it shall be to report to the Legislature what articles mentioned in the invoice are lost or injured.

§4. That it shall be the duty of the librarian to procure as soon as practicable, a proper record book, and record therein the title, cost, and time of purchase of all books or works, with the number of volumes constituting such work, now in the library; also, all works or books that may hereafter be placed therein; which record shall at all times be kept in the library and open for inspection.

APPRoved, February 18, 1842.

Exhit May, 1849

effect.

AN ACT to amend and define the act entitled

“An act co provide for the government of the
several towns in this Territory, and for the re-
vision of county government," approved Feb.
eighteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-one.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin: 1. That the act entitled “An act to provide for the govern- When amend

ed act is to take ment of the several towns in this Territory, and for the revision of county government,” approved February eighteenth, eighteenfu aet184 hundred and forty-one, is hereby declared to have been adopted queue by the people of the counties of Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, oz chy Rock, Jefferson, Brown and Fond du Lac, agreeably to the second routine section of said act; and shall therefore be in force and take effect in said counties on and after the first Tuesday of April next. And the taking effect of said act in all other counties in which the same may have been adopted, shall be postponed until the first Tuesday of April, eighteen hundred and forty-three.

§ 2. The powers and duties conferred upon the county com- Powers and dumissioners by “An act to regulate taverns and groceries," shall ties of supervi. hereafter devolve upon the supervisors of the several towns in the above named counties; and the supervisors of said towns respectively, may execute and perform the duties aforesaid in their respective towns, in granting licenses for taverns and groceries, under the regulations and restrictions of said act: Provided, that the proceeds of such licenses, shall accrue to the several towns, and be appropriated by the supervisors thereof to the support of the poor, if needed for that purpose; and if not, shall be paid over at the end of one year, to the school commissioners, to be appropriated to the support of common schools.

§ 3. The annual town meetings authorized to be held under Annual town the act of which this is amendatory, shall be held on the first meetings. Tuesday of April in each year. And in all elections of officers, the person receiving a plurality, or the highest number of votes, shall be deemed and declared to be elected, any thing in said act to the contrary notwithstanding.

sors.

Clerks of com. § 4. That the official duties and liabilities of the clerks of the missioners to hold offices un board of county commissioners in the counties of Milwaukee, Ratil appointm’nt

cine, Walworth, Rock and Jefferson, shall extend to the first Tuesof clerk of supervisors. day in September next, and till a clerk of the board of supervisors

shall be appointed; and that a special meeting of the board of supervisors may be called at any time previous to the first meeting provided by law, upon application of a majority of the chairmen of the several boards of town supervisors, in any county, made to the clerk of the board of county commissioners in writing, stating the time the meeting so applied for shall be held at the seat of justice of said county; and it shall be the duty of the said clerk, upon receiving such application, to post up notices of the same, in

three of the most public places in said county. Monlevs on tax

§ 5. Any moneys, except such as are or may be collected for list 1841, how school purposes, paid into the several county treasuries on the tax applied.

list of 1841, may be applied to the discharge and payment of any county expenses, without regard to the purposes for which the same may have been levied.

The county collectors of those counties wherein the act entitled “An act to provide for the government of the several towns in the Territory, and for the revision of county government,” approved February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fortyone, has been adopted, shall proceed to complete the collection of the taxes now due the said counties respectively, in the same manner they were authorized to proceed previous to the adoption of

said act. Taxes unpaid 87. Should there be any taxes due, and uncollected in the July 1841, how said counties, on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and fortycollected.

two, it shall be the duty of the several collectors to make return thereof to the county treasurers of their respective counties. And the said county treasurers shall proceed to sell the lands on which the said taxes are due, at the time and in the manner prescribed in the act referred to in the last preceding section.

The county collector of the county of Racine is hereby Racine county authorized to sell on the second Monday in April, eighteen hunto sell lands.

dred and forty-two, the lands advertised by the collector of the

$ 6.

Collector of

$ 8.

said county to be sold on the first Monday of December, eighteen hundred and forty-one, for the taxes and charges due thereon. $ 9. The said sale shall be conducted and notice thereof given Sale how con

ducted. in all respects as provided by law for the sale of lands for county taxes.

APPROVED, February 18, 1842.

taxable,

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to

change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay.” Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the . Territory of Wisconsin:

§ 1. That in addition to the property subject to taxation by Property made the act to which this is amendatory, the president and trustees of the town of Green Bay shall have power to levy and collect annually, a tax upon the following property, to wit: all improvements on lands, town lots and real estate, and all personal property.

$ 2. That all property, both real and personal, belonging to Property exthe United States, or to this Territory, to the county of Brown, empted. or to any incorporated literary or benevolent institutions, and all property which is by law exempt from execution, shall be exempt from taxation.

§ 3. The tax authorized to be levied annually on real and per- Amount of tax sonal estate in the said town, shall not exceed twenty-five cents on every one hundred dollars of the assessment valuation thereof, and the taxes which may be assessed and collected in each of the wards of said town, (except so much thereof as shall be applied to defray expenses common to the wards) shall be expended in How expended making such improvements, or for such other purposes in the ward, from which the same was collected, as shall be determined by the trustees elected by such wards: Provided always, that in making valuation of property, the assessors shall fix such value to any lot or piece of land, to (as it would] be worth in offset for or in payment of a just debt, taking into consideration the value of any building or other improvement thereon.

limited.

Whenpersonal $4. If the taxes are not paid to the treasurer on or before the

o: last day of August, he may proceed to collect the same by dis

taxes. tress and sale of the goods and chattels of the person charged, or of the person found in possession of the lands or town lots charged with such unpaid taxes, giving six days notice of the time and place of such sale, by written notices set up in three of the most public places in said town; and all personal estate charged with unpaid taxes, shall be subject to distress and sale for the amount of taxes chargeable thereon.

Fire engine § 5. That the president and trustees of said town shall have

companies,&c. authority to order the formation of fire engine and hose companies, and fire hook and ladder companies, not exceeding two of each; and every of said fire engine and hose companies may contain from twenty-four to forty able bodied men; and every of said hook and ladder companies may contain from sixteen to twenty able bodied men, who shall be exempt from military duty, except in cases of insurrection or invasion.

Road tax. § 6. It shall be lawful for the trustees of said town to levy a road tax on the inhabitants of said town, as a poll tax, of not more than three nor less than one day’s work.

o § 7. That section nine of the act to which this amendatory,

and parts of said act contravening the provisions of this act be

and the same is hereby repealed.

PASSED February 18, 1842.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Racine.”

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, as follows:

Property ex- § 1. The following property shall not be taxed by virtue of empt from tax. - - - -

any ordinance or law adopted by the authority of the said village, in the village of Racine, namely: The property of the United States, of this Territory, of Racine county, and of all incorporated literary, benevolent, charitable and scientific institutions, and

all property which is by law exempt from sale on execution.

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