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ty, in any such case, to make a certified transcript of all writs, process, pleadings, papers, and proceedings whatever, in such suit, and transinit the same to the clerk of the district court for Sauk county; and the district court for S.uk county shall have jurisdiction of all such suits the same as though they had been originally commenced in Sauk county.
§ 16. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to Dane County prevent the collector of Dane county, from collecting any may colect tex tax now due from the citizens of Sauk county.
APPROVED, January 10, 1841.
AN ACT to punish trespass on lands. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin.
§ 1. That any person who shall wilfully cut down or Cut or girdie destroy or, by girdling or otherwise, shall injure any tree any tree. growing or standing upon the private property of any individual, or who whall wilfully cut upon, or take, carry or haul
away from any such land any timber or wood previously cut or severed from the freehold, or who shall wilfully cut down or destroy, or by girdling or otherwise shall Or injure. injure any tree standing or growing upon, or who shall dig or carry away any mineral, eart or stone, in or up- al or school
On any inincs. on any of the lands reserved and set apart for the use and land. support of a University in the Territory of Wisconsin, or in or upon any lands reserved or get apart for school purpuses, or any of the even sections upon the canal grant, sworn out of market by the settlers upon such lands, shall be held guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon On conviction conviction of any of said offences, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county Jail of the proper county, not linprisoned more than one year, or by fine not exceeding five hun- and fined. dred dollars, nor less than five dollars: Provided, that any Proviso. justice of the peace, shall have concurrent jurisdiction in Justice to have his own county with the district court of any offence in this jurisdiction, act, when the value of the trees, wood, timber, mineral, earth or stone shall be alleged, not to exceed the sum of fifty dollars, and in such case the punishment shall be than $3 not by fine, not legs than three, nor more than fifty dollars ; more than $50
Fine not less
and if any person on conviction of such offence shall refuse or neglect for the space of ten days, to pay such fine he shall be imprisoned in the county Jail, not less than ten nor more than fifty days.
§ 2. The twenty sixth section of an act entitled an act, to provide for the arrest and examination of offenders, commitinent for trial and taking bail shall be construed to einbrace offences under this act.
§ 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of March next.
APPROVED, January 27, 1844.
UN ACT to postpone the payment of principal and
interest moneys due from purchasers of canal lands, and other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin.
§ 1. That the payment of all principal and interest moPayment of ney which now is, or which may hereafter become due to inter*, &c. this Territory, from purchasers of lands granted by Conpostponed
gress to said Territory, to aid in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, be, and the same hereby is indefinitely postponed; and no suit shall be instituted, at lair or in chancry, upon any bond, mortgage, or other security, given for any such principal or interest money, until such times as the Legislature shall hereafter determine; and in case any such bond, mortgage, or other security, shall not be paid or discharged until such time as the Legislature shall prescribe, the
same, or the condition thereof, shall not for tliat cause Proviso. be deeined to have become forfeited: Provided, that
nothing herein contained shall affect the right of the Legislature at any time hereafter lo require the payment of said interest and principal moneys at such times or on such conditions as they may provide, not inconsistent with the contracts of such purchasers.
§ 2. That all persons whose lands on said canal grant Who may pay have been sold for taxes, and redeemed by the Territo
ry or any of its officers or agents, may pay to the Re
ceiver of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, the amount which may have been paid for such redemption, with seren per cent. interest on such payment; and such payment when inade shall defeat any title or claim to any such lands, which the Territory may have acquired by such redemption.
APPROVED, January 25, 1844.
AN ACT to change the time for holding the an
nurl meetings of the several boards of county supervisors.
Be it enucled by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
§ 1. That the annual meeting of the board of county Commission. . supervisors, shall hereafter be held on the first Monday ins. When to
hold meetings each year, following the day now prescribed by law, for holding the general elections in this Territory.
§ 2. The chairinan of town supervisors in the several towns, whose duty it shall be to attend the annual meeting of the board of county supervisors, shall return the poll No charge for books of the general election of their respective towns, book.
returning poll without charge for mileage.
§ 3. In case of the absence by sickness or other cause of the chairinan of the board of supervisors, one of the
Who may re. board present shall return the poll books at the time turn poll books specified in section one, and shall be paid as is by law now provided.
APPROVED, January 10, 1814.
AN ACT in relation to the qualifications of voters
for state government and for the election of delegates to form a state constitution. Beit en acted by the Council und House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Ộ 1. That whenever the question of forming a state government in Wisconsin Territory shall be submitted
Who shall vote.
to the people thereof, all the free white male inhabitants, above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have resi-. ded in said Territory three months, shall be deemed qualified, and shall be permitted to vote upon said ques. tion.
§ 2. That at any election hereafter to be held in this Territory, for the purpose of choosing delegates to a convention to form a constitution and state government for the people of said Territory, all the free white male inhab
itants thereof, above the age of twenty-one years, who To reside six shall have resided in said Territory three monthis next Territory
preceding such election, shall be deemed qualified, and shall be permitted to vote for such delegates.
APPROVED, January 22, 1844.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act con
cerning costs and fees.”
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representutires of the Territory of Wisconsin:
$ 1. That is all actions commenced in the District
Court if the demand of the plaintiff as found on the trial Demands er. shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars, and sliall by the set ceed $50
off of the defendant be reduced to a sum less than fifty Shall have dollars, the plaintiff shall have judgment for his damages
§ 2. And the fifty-third section of the act of which this is amendatory is hereby repealed.
§ 3. That provisions in the 13th section of said act Part of act re. which authorizes constables to be paid out of the Terripealed.
torial Treasury for attending the District Courts is hereby repealed.
§ 4. Whenever any cause of action shall have accrued
in this Territory, and the person against whom it has acLimitation act crued shall be absent from and reside out of the Territory, the time of his absence shall not be taken as any part
of the time limited for the commencement of the action, and the statute of limitations shall cease to run during such absence. APPROVED, January 27, 1844.
AN ACT to set off the several towns therein
Be it en icted by the Council and House of Represent ilives of the Territory of Wisconsin, is fullu's, o wi :
§ 1. All that district of country, on the west side of Fox river and Green Bay, (now comprising a part of the town of Green Bay,) and formerly known as the towns of Howard, Paysaukie, and Oconto, be, and the same is Town of Ilow. hereby s. t off, into a separate town; and shall be known ard. as the town ofllow'ARD. § 2. The first town meeting for said town of Howard,
Town meeting shåll be held at the house of Daniel W. Hubbard on the where held. Suamigo River.
§ 3. All that district of country in surveyed township number two north, range twenty east, now part of the towns of Burlington and Salem, county of Racine, and all that district of country comprised in the surveyed sections numbered twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, t'irty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, and ihirtysix, in township three north, in range twenty east, fourthi meridian, now part of the town of Burlington in said
Town of county, be, and the same is hereby set off into a separate
Brig'lton. town to be known and distinguished as the town of Town meeting Brighton; and the first town meeting shall be held at the when & where house of Michael Ward in said town.
held. § 4. All that district of country comprised in town one north, in range eighteen east, fourth meridian, be, and the sarne is hereby set off as a separate town, and shall be Town of
Bloomfill! 1st known and designated as the town of Bloomfield, in the town mecting comty of Walworth and the first town meeting shall be when & whicre held at the house of Ebenezer Tupper in said town.
beld. § 5. All that district of country in surveyed township number two, range eighteen east, being now part of the town of Geneva, in the county of Walworth, be, and the
Town of liud. same is hereby set off into a separate town, to be known and distinguished as the town of Hudson ; and the first ing when and town meeting shall be held at the house of John Stacy in where held. said town.
$ 6. All that district of country comprised in surveyed township number one nort, range seventeen east, now a part of the town of Geneva, county of Walworth, be, and