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ary the nineteenth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty.
one, and also the act entitled "an act to repeal certain parts of
the several acts concerning the militia, and for other purposes,"
approved April the twelfth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
forty-three, be and the same are hereby repealed; and that the act
and parts of acts repealed by the above acts, are hereby revived
and re-enacted; except so much of said acts as require regimen.
tal parades and nfficer drills.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 3rd, 1846.

AN ACT relating to coroners.
BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives

of the Territory of Wisconsin: Coroners to Section 1. Every coroner hereafter elected, before he shall give bond.

be qualified to execte the duties of his office, shall take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of his office, and to support the constitution of the United States; and shall enter into bonds to the United States, in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, with two sureties to be approved by the county treasurer. Said bond shall be conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, and shall, together with the oath of office, be filed with the clerk of the District Court of the proper county.

SEC. 2. Any coroner now in office, may file such a bond; and whevever any coroner shall have filed such a bond, ia the manner aforesaid, then the proviso in the first section of an act, entitled

(anact concerning coroners and constables," shall be repealed as

- 10 him. Coroners to SEC. 3. When the coroner is required to perform the duties

pour and acts of the sheriff, it shall be lawful for the coroner of any

county to which any other county or counties shall be attached

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for judicial purposes, to execute all such acts and duties of the office of sheriff in any county so attached for judicial purposes; and the coroner of any county so attached, may also execute such?duties within his own proper county, and the same in either case shall be as valid as if the sheriit had been qualified to perform such acis and duties of office, any law in this Territory to the contrary notwithstanding. .

Sec. 4. The board of county commissioners or of county su. pervisors in any county of this Territory, inay, if they shall judge it to be necessary, increase the penalty of the bond to be given according to the first section of this act, to such sum as they shall judge to be sufficient to secure the responsibility of the coroner.

APPROVED January 20, 1846.

AN ACT to change the form of government in the

county of Washington, and for other purposes. ' BE IT ENACTED by the Council and IIouse of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

SECTION 1. That the act entitled “ an act to provide for the government of the several towns in this Territory and for the revision of county government,” approved February 18th, 184), and all other acts amendatory thereto, now in force, shall be in force and take effect in the county of Washington on and after the first Tuesday of April next. Sec. 2. The first town meetings to be held in said county, First town

meeting when shall be held at the places hereinafter designated in the several held." towns on the first Tuesday of April next, and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of county commissioners of said county at least twenty days prior to said day of election, to place in the hands of the sheriff of said county, three written notices to be posted up in each town of said county, specifying the time when,

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and place where said town meeting is to held for the election of town officers, and the said sherift shall post up said notices in three of the most public places in each town, at least fifteen days previous to said election.

Sec. 3. At the time and place of holding such town meetings

the electors present, shall between the hours of ten A. M. and How organ twelve o'clock, M., organize such meeting by choosing a moderaized,

tor and clerk to conduct such meeting and thereafter such meeting shallin all respects be conducted in the manner provided by the

acts and amendatory acts mentioned in the first section of this act. Clerk and Sec. 4. That the official duties and liabilities of the clerk of treasurer to

of the board of county commissioners and treasurer now in office, continue in of "10

in said county, shall extend to the expiration of the term of theie respective offices as clerk and treasurer: Provided, The said clerk shall file with the treasurer of said county on or before the first Tuesday of April next, a bond to be approved by said treasurer

in conformity with the acts now in force, relative to clerks of the Proviso. board of supervisors: and Provided also, The said treasurer

shall on the day of the first ineeting of said county board of supervisors give bond to the said board of supervisors of said county in accordance with the provisions of the above mentioned act and the acts amnendatory thereto, in default of which, in either case, the board of supervisors shall appoint some other suitable peisons to discharge the duties of said officos respectively until others

are duly elected and qualified. Commission Sec. 5. That the county commissioners and school commis. ers to meet.

sioners of said county shall meet, on the Wednesday prior to the first Tuesday of April next, and shall disburse to the several school districts and road districts, all monies properly due them, and settle and close up all matters and business appertaining to their respective offices necessary to the change of the system of

county government provided for in this act. Towns how Sec. 6. That all of that part of said county of Washington constituted.

comprised in town nine, north of range eighteen east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Erin; and the first elec!ion in said town shall be held at the house of Patrick Toland.

Sec. 7. That all that part of said county comprised in town nine north of range nineteen east, is hereby set off and organized

into a separate town by the name of Richfield; and the first election shall be held at the house of Zechariah Fuller.

SEC, 8. That all thai part of said county comprised in town nine north of range twenty east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Germantown; and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of John Mattis.

Sec. 9. That all that part of said county comprised in town nine north of range iwenty-one and twenty-two east, is hereby set offand organized into a separate town by the name of Maquon; and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of Henry

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Sec. 10. That all that part of said county comprised in town ten north of range eighteen east, is hereby set off and organized inio a separate town by the name of Wright; and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of E. O. Johnson.

Sec. 11. That all that part of said county comprised in town ten, north of range nineteen east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Polk; and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of John Rix.

Sec. 12. That all that part of said county comprised in town ten, north of range twenty east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Jackson, and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of L. Toplift.

Sec. 13. That all that part of said county comprised in town ten, north of ranges twenty-one and wenty-iwo east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Grafton, and the first election in said town shall be held at the school house at Hamburg.

Sec. 14. That all that part of saià county comprised in towns eleven and wwelve, north of range eighteen east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Addison, and the first election in said town shall be held at the house of Caleb Spalding.

Sec. 15. That all that part of said county comprised in towns eleven and twelve, north of ranges nineteen and twenty east, is hereby set off into a separate town by the name of West Bend, and the first election of said town shall be held at the house of Isaac Verbeck.

Sec. 16. That all that part of said county comprised in towns

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eleven and twelve, north of ranges twenty-one and twenty-two east, and fractional township twelve, north [of] twenty-ihree east, is hereby set off into a separate town by the name of Port Washington, and the first election shall be held at the school house in the village of Washington. · Sec. 17. That the said several towns set off and organized by this act shall each be entitled to and enjoy all the rights and priv. ileges which are granted by law to the other towns in this Terri

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Sec. 18. That for the purpose of temporarily establishing the

woC. seat of justice of said county of Washington, every white male in. habitant who at the time of the passage of this act was a resident of the county and is of the age of twenty-one years, shall at the election above provided for in the third section of this act be entitled to cast his vote in the town in which he resides for such place or point as he may choose for such seat of justice, and due returns shall be certified and inade of the votes thus cast, by the moderator and clerk of the several polls of election in said county within eight days after sucli election, to the clerk of the board of

supervisors of said county. Returns how Sec. 19. The county board of supervisors at the first meetexamined.

ing after the first Tuesday of April next, shall examine the returns made in compliance with this act, and if any point or place shall have received a majority of all the voies cast for the seat of jus. tice, it shall be certified by the chairinan and clerk of said board and filed in the clerk's office, and a copy of the same shall be

published under the direction of the board of supervisors. Point having Sec. 20. That if any one point voted for shall receive a mamajority to be seat of justice. jority over all the points and places such point or place shall be

the seat of justice of said county from and after the first Monday of January 1847; and until the first Monday of January, 1852. And the board of supervisors shall make provisions either by constructing, hiring or receiving as a donation to the county, suitable buildings or the use of the same, for the accommodation of the courts and public officers required by law to be kept at the county seat, and they shall not expend for such objects a sum to exceed one ihousand dollars, which they are hereby authorized to

levy and collect as other taxes are collected in said county: Prol'rovine vided, That if the owners or inhabitants of any point or place

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