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one hundred certificates of stock, numbered from one to one hundred, inclusive, for the sum of one thousand dollars each, authorized to be issued for the purpose of obtaining a loan of one hundred thousand dollars for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal; and having this day appointed Byron Kilbourn, Esq., of Milwaukee, now at Columbus, in the State of Ohio, agent to receive the same, and duly empowered him to negotiate the said loan thereon; and resposing entire confidence in your integrity, I have appointed you the agent of the Territory to receive the said certificates, and to proceed to the town of Columbus, in the State of Ohio, with the same, and to deliver them to the said Byron Kilbourn, agent as 'aforesaid.

You are also instructed, prior to the delivery of the certificates herein mentioned, to demand and receive from the said Byron Kilbourn, agent as aforesaid, the certificates of stock (now in his possession) issued in the name of the Territory on the eleventh day of March, 1840, amounting to fifty thousand dollars, in certificates of one thousand dollars each, and numbered from one to fifty inclusive, and to return the same to me at this place.

I have the honor to be,

With great respect,
Your obedient servant,

HENRY DODGE,

[Copy.] Received, Milwaukee, March 20, 1841, of I. A. Lapham, one hundred bonds signed by H. Dodge, Governor of Wisconsin, for one thousand dollars each, to be delivered to Byron Kilbourn, Esq. now at Columbus, Ohio, upon his delivering to me the bonds for fifty thousand dollars, now in his hands, said bonds being the same that are authorized by the several acts in relation to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.

JOHN HUSTIS.

[COPY.) This certifies that John Hustis has this day delivered to me one hundred seven per cent. Wisconsin Territory bonds, of one thousand dollars each, executed by the Governor and Secretary of said Territory, pursuant to an act passed February 12, 1841, entitled an act supplementary to the several acts in relation to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, Dated Columbus, Ohio, April 3d, 1841.

BYRON KILBOURN.

[From the Executive Journal in the Office of the Secretary of Wisa

konsan.]

March 15, 1841. On this day, His Excellency Governor Dodge executed certificates of stock, issued in conformity with the act supplementary to the act to provide for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, of one thousand dollars each, numbered from one to one hundred inclusive, and bearing an interest of seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, and delivered to the same Increase A. Lapham, Engineer of said canal, to be handed over to Byron Kilbourn, (of Milwaukee,) at Columbus, Ohio, appointed agent to make sale thereof, on the receipt from him of the certificates issued on the 13th March, 1840, issued a power of Attorney to said Kilbourn, as follows:

To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: Know ye, that in pursuance of the authority vested in me, by an act of Congress, entitled an act to grant a quantity of land in the territory of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in the opening of a canal to connect the waters of Lake Michigan with those of Rock river, passed June 181h, 1838, and also by an act of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin Territory, entitled an act to provide for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, approved February 13th, 1839, and an act entitled an act supplementary to the several acts relating to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, approved February 12th, 1841, I, IIenry Dodge, Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin, have appointed, and by these presents do appoint Byron Kilbourn, Esq., of the town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory, the agent of said territory, for the purpose of obtaining a loan of one hundred thousand dollars, for a period of time not less than ten or more than twenty years, and at a rate of interest not excecding seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, according to the provisions of the act aforesaid.

And be it known, that for the purpose of procuring said loan, I have executed and delivered to the said Byron Kilbourn, one hundred certificates of stock, for the sum of one thousand dollars each, to which my name and the great seal of the Territory has been affixed, bearing date the fisteenth day of March, A. D. 1841, and signed by Francis J. Dunn, Secretary of the Territory, in which certificates the name or the names of the person or persons to whom the same shall be due and payable, as also the time and place where the principal shall be reimbursable, are left in blank; which blanks the said Byron Kilbourn is hereby authorized and empowered to fill in such manner as shall correspond with the said loan which may be made by the said Byron Kilbourn.

Aud be it known further, that the said Byron Kilbourn is hereby authorized and empowered, upon receiving from any person or persons a certificate of the cashier of any of the safety fund banks of the state of New York, that he or they have deposited with the said cashier any specified amount of money, subject to the order of the Receiver of the canal funds, as mentioned in said last aforesaid act, to deliver over to such person or persons so many of the certificates aforesaid as shall not exceed in amount the sum deposited.

And be it known further, that all the acts of the said Byron Kilbourn, done and performed in pursuance of the authority herein vested, and of the acts of Congress, and of the acts of the Legislative Assembly aforesaid, shall be binding and obligatory upon the Territory of Wisconsin, according to the provisions of the aforesaid acts. In testimony whereof, and pursuant to the authority granted by

the act before referred to, I, Henry Dodge, Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin, have hereunto set my hand

[L. S.] and caused the great seal of the Territory to be affixed. Done at Mineral Point, this fifteenth day of March, A. D. 1941.

HENRY DODGE. By the Governor:

Francis J. Dunn, Secretary of Wisconsin Territory.

May 13tlı, 1841. On this day, His Excellency Governor Dodge, issued a power of attorney to Byron Kilbourn, as follows:

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting; Know yo, that in pursuance of the authority vested in me, by an act of Congress, entitled an act to grant a quantity of land to the Territory of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in opening a caval 10 connect the waters of Lake Michigan with those of Rock River, passed June 18th 1838; and also by an act of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin Territory, entitled an act to provide for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, approved February 13th, 1839; and an act entiiled an act supplementary to the several acts relating to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, approved February 12th, 1841; I, Henry Dodge, Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin, have appointed Byron Kilbourn, Esq., of the town of Milwaukee, in said Territory, Agent, for the purpose of obtaining a loan of one hundred thousand dollars, for a period of time not less than ten and not more than twenty years, and at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, according to the provisions of the acts aforesaid: and be it known, that for the purpose of procuring said loan, I have executed and delivered to the said Byron Kilbourn, one hundred certificates of stock, for the sum of one thousand dollars each, to which my, name and the great seal of the Territory have been affixed, bearing date the fifteenth day of March, A. D. 1841, and signed by Francis J. Dunn, Secretary of Wisconsin Territory; in which certificates, the name or names of the person or persons to whom the same shall be due and payable, as also the time and place when and where the prin

cipal of said loan shall be reimbursable, are left blank; which blanks the said agent is hereby authorized and empowered to fill, in such manner as shall correspond with the loan which may be made by the said Agent. And be it known further, that the said Agent is hereby authorized and empowered, upon receiving from any person or persons, a certificate of the cashier of either of the safety fund banks in the State of New York, or any specie paying bank or banks, with the said Agent, that he or they have deposited with the said cashier, any specified amount of money, subject to the order of the Receiver of the canal funds, as mentioned in the last aforesaid act, to deliver over to such person or persons so many of the certificates aforesaid as shall not exceed in amount of the sum deposited. And be it known further, that all the acts of said Byron Kilbourn, done and performed in pursuance of the authority herein vested, and of the acts of Congress and of the Legislative Assembly aforesaid, shall be binding and obligatory upon the Territory of Wisconsin, according to the provisions of the aforesaid acts. In testimony whereof, and pursuant to the authority granted by

the acts before referred to, I, Henry Dodge, Governor of [L. S.] the said Territory of Wisconsin, have hereunto set my

hand and caused the great seal of the Territory to be af

fixed. Done at Mineral Point, this thirteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and of the Independence of the United States, the sixty-fifth.

HENRY DODGE. By the Governor: Francis J. DUNN,

Secretary of the Territory.

(copy.)

MILWAUKEE, May 26, 1841. Henry Dop'GE, Governor of Wisconsin:

SIR-Your's of the 10th inst. is this day received, enclosing an

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