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nially thereafter, but whenever a vacancy occasioned by Vacancies death, removal, or resignation shall occur in the office of how filled. a justice of the peace, such vacancy may be filled at the next clection, when by law justices may be elected, but any person elected to fill such vacancy, shall not hold his office longer than the residue of the term of his immediate predecessor.

14. That sections 4, 5, 6, and 15, of article third ; section 10, of article fourth ; section 1 and 2 of article ninth; article 10th and article 12th of the act entitled "an act concerning justices of the peace;" and section 51 of the act entitled "an act concerning costs and fees ;” and all other acts and parts of acts repugnant to the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 15. When the name of any defendant is not known to the plaintiff, a suit may be commenced against him by a fictitious name, and it shall not be abated for that cause,

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mence by fic. but may be amended on such terms as the justice shall titious name. think reasonable.

§ 16. If it appear on the trial of any cause before a justice from the showing of either party, that the title to When title to lands is in question, which title shall be disputed by the land how pro.

ceededia. other party, the justice shall immediately make an entry thereof in his docket, and cease all further proceedings in the cause, and shall certify and return to the district court of the county, a transcript of all the entries made in his docket relating to the case, together with all the process, and other papers relating to the suit in the same manner, and within the same time, as upon an appeal, and

To district thereupon the district court shall proceed in the cause to final judgment and execution, the same as if said suit shall hear had been originally commenced therein, and the costs cause. shall abide the event of this suit.

$ 17. This act shall take effect on the first day of April next.

APPROVED, January 30, 1844.

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AN ACT to provide for the election of Clerks of

the Board of Supervisors, and for other purposes.

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

That the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in each of the countios in this Territory which have adopted the

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Clerks how system of township and comty government, shall be elecand when

ted annually at the general election, by the qualified elecelected.

tors in each of said counties, who shall hold his office for Tenure. one year, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Wien com.

The terın of service of said Clerk shall commence on the first Monday of January in each year.

§ 2. The term of service of the several Clerks of the

Boards of Supervisors then in office, shall expire on the When espire. first Monday of January, A. D. 18.15, and in case the said

ofice shall in any way be or become vacant in any county,

it shall be the duty of the Board of Supervisors of such vacancies how county to appoirt a Clerk of sail Board who shall hold his oflice until his successor is duly elected and qu

lified. § 3. It shall be the duty of the several Clerks of the

Boards of Supervisors and County Commissioners, before To girebonds, entering upon the duties of their office, to give bonds to

the Treasurer of the proper county, with two or more II w approved Silreties to be approred by said Treasurer in the sum of

two thousand dollars, with the condition following, to wit: Form of bon?

the condition of this bond is suchi, that whereas A. B. has been elected a clerk of the Board of Supervisors or coinmissioners, (us the cise wery be) of the county of

Now, therefore, it the said A. B. shall faithfully discharge Sha!! pay over ver the duties of the said office, and shall pay to each and er

ery person such suns of money as he, the said Clerk, shell become liable to pay, for, or on account of any money which may come into his hands as such Clerk, for any

such person, together with interest and costs, if any acop deinand.

crue, after demand thereof inade by any such person, his agent, assignee or attorney after such moneys shall have actually came into the hands of such Clerk, then the above to be void, otherwise to be in full force. And

the Board of Supervisors or Commissioners of any counTo give now

ty, inay at any meeting require said Clerk to give new bond. bonds to beapproved by them.

§ 4. A copy of such bond, under the official certificate Copy of bond of the Treasurer, with whom the same is filed, shall be ghall be cri. dence.

le gal evidence of the contents and execution thereof in all

courts. Who allow § 5. Th: said clerk and his sureties shall be liable on

1. sail bond to exch and every person for whom such Clerk

s'iall recive money and refuse to pay the same; and it shall be competent for any person, to whom such Clerk and his sureties may have become liable as aforesaid, to

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liable.

re in his own name such Clerk and his sureties, or any May sue.
one of thein, in an action on the conditions of said bond
for money had and received; and on proof that the said
Clerk has nezlecid or refused to pay any such sum of
money by him received as atoresaid, thel), and in every
such case, judginent shall be given against the party or
parties defendant in such suit, for the money so received,
together with interest and costs, according to the condi-
tion of such bond.

§ 6. It shall be the duty of the county Treasurer or Collector (is the case may be) iinm diately after the close of any sale of land for taxes, to make out duplicate lists of Duplicate to

ve made out. the lands so gold, togetier with the name of the purchaser and the name of the cwner is known, and the amount for whic' each tract was sold; one of which lists shall be kept by the Treasurer of the county and the other shall firthwith be deposited by him with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors or commissioners (as the cise miy be.)

§ 7. Whenever any person shall wish to redeem any way redeern land hereafter sold by the county Treasurer or collector and soid. for taxes, he shall pay the amount required for such redemption, to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, or the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of the proper county, who shail thereupon execute to him a certificate of redemption, specifying therein tiie amount so paid; and

Cicek shall cnsuch clerk shall also enter on the said sale list kept by hin, tes the sumn opposite to each tract redeemned, the name of the person redeeming, the sum paid for such redemption, and the tine when paid; which certificate shall be presented to the Treasurer of the proper county, who shall countersign the same, and shall also in like manner make a similar entry on the sale list kept by him, with that which is 4 entry on required to be made by such Clerk. $ 8. The said sale list kept by the Treasurer, or Clerk, List shall be

cvidcace. and the proper entries made thereon shall be prima facia evidence in any prosecution against any such Clerk and his sureties, or either of them.

§ 9. If any such Clerk shall neglect or refuse to pay On refusel to to any person upon demand any money which he may have pay over shall

forfeit 310. received for him, he shall forfeit and pay for every such neglect or refusal, ten dollars; to be recovered by the party aggrieved, from such Clerk and his sureties, or either of them, in the same action and in the same man

sale list.

ner as is provided for the recovery of moneys in section five of this act.

§ 10. Every such Clerk upon the expiration of his office shell immediately pay orer to his snecessor all the moneys in his hands received for the redemption of lands.

§ 11. Any lands or town lots and tenements which may

hereafter be sold in any of the counties of the Territory Redemption in for the non-payment of taxes, may be redeemed by any three years. person having the right of redemption at any time within

three years from the day of sale, and the interest in all Iotcrest. such cases shall be at the rate of twenty-five per centuin

per annum until redeemed, any law of this Territory to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, that when lands or town lots shall have been sold for taxes due thereon to any

county, town or village of this Territory, the owner or May redeem claimant may redeem the same at any time before the rebefore record cording of the tax deed executed upon such sale at the ing deed.

same rate of interest allowed by law thereon. This proviso to take effect on and after the first day of April next.

§ 12. Any action for the recovery of lands or town lots

and tenements, forfeited for taxes, except in cases where Actions with the taxes shall actually have been paid, shall be comienin three years. ved within three years from the recording of the deeds of

sale and not thereafter; and so inuch of any law of the Territory as conflicts with the provisions of this section is hereby repealed.

§ 13. If any lands or town lots and tenements upon which the taxes shall have been paid shall by the neglect of any Collector or Treasurer to cancel the same be re

turned to the proper officer as delinquent, and shall be Collector far. sold by reason of such neglect such Collector or Treasurer ther liatie on shall be liable under his official bond to pay the purchaser

of such lands or town lots and tenements, or his assignee, double the amount of such sales, and interest thereon, at the rate of twelve per centum, to be collected by an action of debt in any court having competent jurisdiction.

§ 15. The Clerks of the Boards of County Commission

ers or County Supervisors, as the case may be, are hereClerk may ap. by severally authorized and empowered to appoint a deppoint Deputy.uty who inay, in the absence of such Clerk discharge any

of the duties required of him by law: Provided, however, that such Clerks shall severally be held responsible under their official bonds for the acts of their respective deputies.

APPROVED, January 27, 1844.

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AN ACT relating to the district courts in the sec

ond and third judicial districts, and for other
purposes.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representulives
of the Territory of Wisconsin:

§ 1. That the district court for the county of Racine Recine coup. shall hereafter be holden on the second Monday of Aprilty. and the last Monday of October.

2. That the district court for the county of Mil- Milwaukee waukee shall hereafter be holden on the second Monday county. of June and the second Monday of November, and shall continue as long as business may require.

§ 3. That the terms of the district court for the county of Fond du Lac, and the counties thereto attached, Fond du Lac

county, shall, as soon as the same shall be organized for the purpose, be holden on the second Wednesday next after the fourth Monday of May, and on the second Wednesday next after the second Monday of October.

§ 4. That the county of Dodge shall constitute a Dodge to what part of the third judicial district, and the district court attached and therein shall be holden by the judge of said district, on the third Monday of May, and on the first Monday of October.

§ 5. The district court shall be holden at the county Second disseat of the several counties in the second judicial district, trict. hereinafter mentioned, at the times specified herein, to wit: in Sauk county the fourth Monday in August; in Sauk. Green county, the third Monday in April and first Mon-Green, day in September; Rock county, the fourth Monday in Rock. April and second Monday in September; Walworth coun- Walworth. ty, the second Monday after the fourth Monday in April and the fourth Monday in September; Jefferson county, Jefferson. the fourth Monday after the fourth Monday in April and the second Monday after the fourth Monday in September; and in Dane county, the fifth Monday after the Dane. fourth Monday in April and the third Monday after the fourth Monday in September.

$ 6. That all writs, summons, process, indictments, Process how recognizances, and all other proceedings in the said courts and when ro. which now are, or may hereafter and before the first day turned. of March next be made returnable in any of the said

when held.

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