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AN ACT to amend the act to incorporate the

village of Southport. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin.

§ 1. That the President and trustees of the village of Southport shall have the power to organize fire coinpa- May organize nies, hook and ladder companies; and to regulate their firc companies Government and the times and manner of their exercise; to provide the necessary apparatus for the extinguishment of fires, to require the owners of buildings to provide and keep suitable ladders and fire buckets which To keep lad. are hereby declared to be appurtenances to the real es-ders, tate and exempt from seizure and distress or sale in any manner and if the owner refuses to procure suitable ladders or fire buckets after reasonable notice, the trustees may procure and deliver the same to him and in default

Village may of payment there for may bring an action of debt against procure ladsaid owner and be entitled to recover in such action the ders, &c. value of such ladders or fire buckets or both, with costs

May sue for of suit; to direct the safe construction of buildings for value. the deposite of ashes, and severally to enter into or appoint one or more officers to enter into at reasonable times and examine all dwelling houses, lots, yards, enclosures and Officers may buildings of every description in order to discover wheth-cxamine build.

ings. er any of them are in a dangerous condition and to cause such as may be dangerons to be put into a safe condition, to compel the owners of houses and buildings to have scuttles on the roofs of said houses and buildings; to reg-Scuttles. ulate the manner of putting up stoves and store pipes to

Regulate prevent fires and the use of fire works and fire arms with stoves, fire in the limits of said village; to compel the inhabitants of arms, &c. said village to aid in the extinguishment of fires and to pull,smo pull down break down and ruze such buildings in the vicinity of fire buildings. as shall be directed by the Trustees or any three of them who may be present at a fire for the purpose of preventing its communication to other buildings, and any building so destroyed shall be paid for by the corporation to construct and preserve reservoirs, pumps, wells and other How paid for. waterworks and to regulate the use thereof and generally to establish such other measures of prudence for the prevention or extinguishment of fires as they shall deem proper. The members of any fire company in such village

Members ex. not exceeding twenty-five to each company shall be exopted from empted from the performance of military duty except in military duty cases of invasion or insurrection and shall also be exemptor as juross.

ed from serving as Jurors in Justices Courts.

APPROVED, January 26, 1844.

AN ACT to authorize school district No. one in

Dane County to lay an additional tax for building a School House.

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

That it shall and may be lawful for the trustees of May levy tax not to exceed school district No. one in the county of Dane to levy an one per cent. additional tax to the Tax now allowed by law not to ex

ceed one per cent on the assessment roll of said district for the purpose of erecting a school house in said district.

§ 2. The said tax shall be collected and returned in How colleeted the same manner that is now provided by law for the col

lection of the tax for building school houses, Provided,

that a majority of the legal voters in said school district To bo levied who may be present at any school meeting of the district by a vote.

called by the Trustees of the district whose duty it shall

be to give not less than ten days notice thereof in one of Notice how

the newspapers printed in Madison stating the object to given. such ineeting; shall vote in favor of levying the tax

authorized by this act.

APPROVED, January 27, 1844.

AN ACT to amend certain acts relative to the

counties of Dodge and Washington. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives

of the Territory of Wisconsin : Part of act re. $ 1. That so much of the acts approved February 19, pealed. 1841, and April 10, 1843, in relation to the county com

missioners' courts of the counties (of the countios) of

Dodge and Washington as prescribes the places where the said commissioners' courts may be holden in said counties be and the same is hereby repealed.

§ 2. That hereafter it shall be lawful for the county commissioners of said counties to hold their sessions where Sessions of

Commission. they or a majority of them may deem most expe-ers how and dient for the general interest and convenience of the citi- where held. zens of their respective counties.

§ 3. It shall be the duty of said commissioners previous to the holding any of their sessions to advertise the same in Notices of, set

up. three of the most public places by posting up written notices in said counties at least twenty days before such sessions setting forth the time and place where the same shall be holden.

§ 4. That the official acts of the county commissioners of the county of Washington at any session holden at the Acts of Com. county seat of said county prior to the first day of March missioners le. next shall be as good and valid as if the said session had

galized. been held at the place now fixed by law.

APPROVED, January 20, 1844.

AN ACT to authorize the Register of Deeds of

the county of Grant to procure certain records in the office of the Register of Deeds of the county of Iowa. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

§ 1. That the Register of Deeds of the county of Grant is hereby required to procure from the records in Register may the office of the Register of Deeds of the county of lowa copy deed. true and exact copies of the records of all deeds, Mortgages and other instruments recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of the said county of Iowa which relates to or affects lands or real estate situate within the limits of the said county of Grant recorded in the said county of Iowa previous to the organization of the said county of Grant and record the same in a book or books Books how to be procured by him for that purpose.

procured. § 2. That the Register of Deeds of Grant county shall

records.

Certificato by aflix to said records so copied a certificate under oath whom made. stating that as such register he procured the said records

in pursuance of this act, and that they are true and exact copies of all such original records.

§ 3. That the register of deeds of the said county of Access to

Iowa shall permit the register of deeds of said county of Grant to have access to the records of his office for the purpose of procuring such copies.

§ 4. The copies of such Record made and certificates Shall have of. as herein provided shall have the same force and effect

as the original records.

§ 5. The Register of Deeds of the county of Grant shall be paid from the Treasury of the said county of Grant for performing the duties herein injoined upon him, and for arranging and preparing an alphabetical index to

the records so by him copied, the same compensation to Compensation

which he is entitled by law for recording deeds and other papers.

§ 6. This act shall take effect froin and after its passage.

APPROVED, January 3, 1844.

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AN ACT to authorize the Register of Deeds of

Green county to procure certain copies of records in the office of the Register of Deeds of Milwaukee and Iowa counties.

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

§ 1. The register of deeds of Green county is hereby Register of required to procure from the records in the office of the Green county register of deeds of Milwaukee and Iowa counties, true to procure rec.

and exact copies of the records of all deeds, mortgages, and other instruments recorded in the office of register of deeds of said Milwaukee and lowa counties, which relate to or affect lands, or real estate situated within the liinits of said Green county, and record the same in a

Book or Books to be procured by him for that purpose. Shall afix cer. § 2. The register of deeds of Green county shall'affix tificate. to said records, so copied a certificate under oath stating

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that as such register he procured the said records in pursuace of this act, and that they are true and exact copies of all such original records.

$ 3. The register of deeds of Milwaukee and Iowa or Milwaukee counties, shall each permit the register of deeds of Green county and 1.

owa shall per. county, to have access to the records of his office, for the purpose of procuring such copies.

$ 4. The copies of such records made and certified as herein provided, shall have the same force and effect as the original record.

§ 5. The register of deeds of Green county, shall be How paid for. paid froin the treasury of said county, for performing the duties herein enjoined upon him, and for arranging and prep ring an alphabetical index to the records by him copied, such compensation as the commissioners of said county shall deem just and equitable.

APPROVED, January 18, 1844.

AN ACT to change the name of Cordelia Elvira

Hood to Cordelia Elvira Burris, and to provide that said Cordelia shall be the (a)dopted child and legal heir of Martin V. Burris. Whereas, Martin V. Burris of the county of Iowa.and Territory of Wisconsin--has by his petition represented to the Legislative assembly, that he desires to adopt Cordelia Elsira Hood, a minor child of John and Matilda Hood; whose father is deceased, as his child, and that she may be anthorized by law to inherit his property, and that her name may be changed to Cordelia Elvira Burris--and whereas Matilda Flood the mother and guardian of the said Cordelia, has also by her petition requested, that the name of said Cordelia may be changed as aforesaid, and that she may be authorized by law, to inerit the property of said Martin V. Burris : therefore,

Be it enacted by the Council und House of Representalives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

61. That the name of Cordelia Elvira Hood a minor child of John Hood and Matilda Hood, whose father is

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