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Peace in the limits of said Territory, duly authorized to administer oaths and affirmations by the laws now in force therein, or before the Chief Justice, or some Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to support the constitution of the United States, and faithfully to discharge the duties of their respective offices, which said oaths, when so taken, shall be certified by the person by whom the same shall have been taken; and such certificates shall be received and recorded by the said Secretary among the executive proceedings; and the Chief Justice and Associate Justices, and all other civil officers in said Territory, before they act as such, shall take a like oath or affirmation before the said Governor or Secretary, or some Judge or Justice of the Peace of the Territory, who may be duly commissioned and qualified, which said oath or affirmation shall be certified and transmitted, by the person taking the same, to the Secretary, to be by him recorded as aforesaid; and afterwards, the like oath or affirmation shall be taken, certified and recorded, in such manner and form as may be prescribed by law. The Governor shall re- Compensation ceive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars. of officers. The Chief Justice and Associate Justices shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars. The Secretary shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars. The said salaries shall be paid quarter-yearly, from the dates of the respective appointments, at the treasury of the United States ; but no such payment shall be made until said officers shall have entered upon the duties of their respective appointments. The members of the Legislative
Compensation Assembly shall be entitled to receive three dollars each per day, of members of during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars Cerks, des each for every twenty miles travel in going to and returning from the said sessions, estimated according to the nearest usually traveled route; and an additional allowance of three dollars shall be paid to the presiding officer of each house, for each day he shall 80 preside. And a chief clerk, one assistant clerk, a sergeantat-arms and door-keeper, may be chosen for each House; and the chief clerk shall receive four dollars per day, and the said other officers three dollars per day during the session of the Legislative Assembly; but no other officers shall be paid by the United States; Provided, that there shall be but one session of the Legislature annually, unless, on an extraordinary occasion, the Governor shall think proper to call the Legislature together. There shall be appropriated annually, the usual sum to be expended Appropriations by the Governor, to defray the contingent expenses of the Territory, including the salary of a clerk of the executive department ; and there shall also be appropriated annually, a sufficient sum to be expended by the Secretary of the Territory, and upon an estimate to be made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, the printing of the laws, and other incidental expenses ; and the Governor and Secretary of the Territory shall, in the
Expenditures, disbursement of all moneys entrusted to them, be governed solely how governed. by the instructions of the Secretary of the Treasury of the
Soat of Gov. ornment.
United States, and shall, semi-annually, account to the said Secretary for the manner in which the aforesaid moneys shall have been expended ; and no expenditure shall be made by said Legislative Assembly for objects not specially authorized by the acts of Congress making the appropriations, nor beyond the sums thus appropriated for such objects.
Sec. 31. And be it further enacted, That the seat of government of said territory is hereby located temporarily at Fort Leavenworth ; and that such portions of the public buildings as may not be actually used and needed for military purposes, may be occupied and used under the direction of the Governor and Legislative Assembly, for such public purposes, as may be required
under the provisions of this Act. Delegate to
Sec. 32. And be it further enacted, That a delegate to the House of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the term of two years, who shall be a citizen of the United States, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of the Legislative Assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as are exercised and enjoyed by the delegates from the several other territories of the United States to the said House of Representatives, but the delegate first elected shall hold his seat only during the term of the Congress to which he shall be elected.
The first election shall be held at such time and places, and be conBloction of, &c. ducted in such manner as the Governor shall appoint and direct ;
and at all subsequent elections, the times, places, and manner of holding the elections, shall be prescribed by law. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the Governor
to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given accordLaws intended ingly. That the constitution, and all laws of the United States this Territory. which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and
effect within the said Territory of Kansas as elsewhere within the United States, except the eighth section of the act preparatory to the admission of Missouri into the Union, approved March sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty, which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories, as recognized by the legislation of eighteen hundred and fifty, commonly called the compromise measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void ; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic
institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of Proviso. the United States : Provided, that nothing herein contained
shall be construed to revive or put in force any law or regulation which may have existed prior to the act of sixth of March, eighteen hundred and twenty, either protecting, establishing,
prohibiting, or abolishing slavery. Appropriations Sec. 33. And be it further enacted, That there shall herefor public buildings, &c. after be appropriated, as has been customary for the territorial
governments, a sufficient amount to be expended under the direction of the said Governor of the Territory of Kansas, not ex
ceeding the sums heretofore appropriated for similar objects, for the erection of suitable public buildings at the seat of government, and for the purchase of a library, to be kept at the seat of government for the use of the Governor, Legislative Assembly, Judges of the Supreme Court, Secretary, Marshal, and Attorney of said Territory, and such other persons, and under such regulations, as shall be prescribed by law.
Sec. 34. And be it further enacted, That when the lands in the said Territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the lands, &o. Government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory, shall be, and the same are hereby reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same.
Sec. 35. And be it further enacted, That until otherwise Judicial Disprovided by law, the Governor of said Territory may define the tricts. judicial districts of said Territory, and assign the judges who may be appointed for said Territory to the several districts; and also appoint the times and places for holding courts in the several counties or subdivisions in each of said judicial districts by proclamation, to be issued by him; but the Legislative Assembly, at their first or any subsequent session, may organize, alter, or modify such judicial districts, and assign the judges, and alter the times and places of holding the courts, as to them shall seem proper and convenient.
Sec. 36. And be it further enacted, That all officers to be officers requirappointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent od to give
and of the Senate, for the Territory of Kansas, who, by virtue of the curity. provisions of any law now existing, or which may be enacted during the present Congress, are required to give security for moneys that may be intrusted with them for disbursement, shall give such security at such time and place, and in such manner, as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.
SEC. 37. And be it further enacted, That all treaties, lawg, Treaties, laws, and other engagements made by the Government of the United do. to be onStates with the Indian tribes inhabiting the Territories embraced within this Act, shall be faithfully and rigidly observed, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act; and that the existing agencies and superintendencies of said Indians be continued with the same powers and duties which are now prescribed by law, except that the President of the United States may, at his discretion, change the location of the office of Superintendent.
Approved, May 30, 1854. .
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OF THE LAWS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION,
CHAPTER 1. An Act for the prevention and punishment of Election Frauds.
2. An Act submitting the Constitution framed at Lecompton, under the Act of the
Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory, entitled “ An Act to provide for the
taking a Census and Election of Delegates to a Convention," passed February
19, A.D. 1857. An Act to provide for an Election on the submission of the
COXCUREENT RESOLUTIONS re-affirming the People's Constitution, framed at Topoka on the 28d day
of October, A.D. 1855.