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til so much thereof shall be sold as will pay the taxes, interest and charges due, assessed and charged thereon, agreeably to this act, and the treasurer shall give to the purchaser or purchasers of any such lots or lands a certificate describing the lots, or lands purchased, stating the sum paid therefor, including fees, and the time when the the purchaser will be entitled to a deed for the said lots or lands; and if the person claiming the title to said lots or lands described in said certificate shall not within two years from the date thereof pay to the treasurer for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns the sum mentioned in such certificate, together with the interest thereon at the rate of thirty per centum per annum from the date of such certificate, the treasurer shall at the expiration of the said two years, execute to the purchaser, his heirs or assgins a conveyance of the lots or lands so sold : which conveyance shall vest in the person or persons to whom it shall be given an absolute estate in fee simple, and the said conveyance shall be conclusive evidence that the sale was regular according to the provisions of this act, and every such conveyance to be executed by the treasurer under his hand and in the name and on the behalf of the village of Mineral Point, and the execution thereof witnessed and acknowledged as by law as in other cases provided, may be given in evidence and recorded in the same manner and with like effect, as a deed regularly acknowledged by the grantor may be given in evidence and recorded. 29. In the month of July of each year the treasurer shall publish in the manner mentioned in the last section an advertisement stating each lot and tract of land which will be forfeited in the ensuing November (stating the day thereof) if the taxes and charges upon the same are not paid before that day, together with the amount of such tax and charges. . § 30. That all lots or lands the taxes on which shall not be paid before the last day of August as aforesaid and which shall be advertised for sale for non-payment of taxes, shall be subject to a charge of three cents for each lot or piece of land so advertised for the first advertisement, and for each lot or piece of land which shall be sold as aforesaid it shall be lawful for the treasurer to demand and receive the following fees : For each certificate to be given to a purchaser at such sale of any lot or piece, twelve and a

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half cents; for certifying the sum necessary to redeem
any lot or piece of land held for taxes, twelve and a half
cents; and one dollar for each conveyance czecuted by
him in pursuance of this act; the said fees to be paid by
the person receiving such instrument of writing : the
charge for the second advertisement shall be ten cents
for each lot or piece of land.
§ 31. That if any person who shall purchase any lot or
piece of land in pursuance of this act, shall pay any tax
returned subsequent to such purchase, on such lot or
piece of land, the person who shall redeem such lot or
piece of land, shall pay the amount of such tax with in-
terest at the rate of twenty-five per centum per annum
for the benefit of such purchaser.
32. The board of trustees shall cause to be summon-
ed six freeholders, inhabitants of said village not directly
interested, who being first duly sworn for that purpose
shall enquire into and take into consideration the benefit
and advantages that may accrue and estimate and assess
the damages that would be sustained by the reason of the
opening, extension, or widening of any street, avenue,
lane, or alley, and shall moreover estimate the amount
which other persons shall be affected thereby, all of which
shall be returned to the trustees under their hands and
seals, whereupon the trustees shall levy and assess a
special tax on the persons so benefitted and the residue of
such damages, if any, shall be paid out of the village trea-
sury, and no street, avenue, lane, or alley shall be opened,
extended, or widened, until the damages thus assessed
shall be paid to the person entitled thereto.
§ 33. On the first Monday of March next the legal
voters residing within the limits of said village as defined
by this act shall meet at the county building aforesaid, and
choose three Judges of election, and one clerk, and shall
then proceed to vote by ballot in favor of or against this
act, and each voter shall have written or printed on his
ballot the word “Aye” or the word “Noe” and the same
shall be deposited in a box prepared for that purpose;
the poll shall be opened at ten o'clock A. M. and closed
at four o’clock P. M. of said day, and if after the votes
shall be counted, there shall be a majority of “Ayes” this
act shall be in full force and effect from and after the second
Monday in the month of March next, and the judges and
clerk of the election shall make out and sign a statement

dea of the result of such election and publish the same in the Result.

newspaper printed in said village; the clerk of said elec-
tion shall preserve the poll book and certificate of pro- Poll book.
ceedings of said election and if said act is approved of by

a majority he shall deliver the same to the clerk of the ct. corporation when he shall be elected and said certificate

shall be sufficient and conclusive evidence that this act
has been adopted by a majority of the voters in accordance By majority of
with the provisions of this section. If there shall be a voters.
majority of Noes” this act shall be null and void.

$ 34. This act shall be considered a public act and may when to take .

be altered, amended or repealed by any future legislature, efect.
and shall take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, January 11, 1844.

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AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to

incorporate the Trustees of the village of Min-
eral Point," approved January 11th, 1844.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representutives
of the Territory of Wisconsin:
§ 1. That the assessment roll required by the 22nd,

To amend. section of the act of which this is amendatory to, be made by the asssessors, and to be certified by at least two of them, shall be made out by the one assessor required by One assessor said act to be elected and shall be certified by him in-only certify. stead of being in ade out and certified as required by the said 22nd section.

Approved, January 20, 1844.

AN ACT to authorize James Campbell and

Thomas Stewart to build and maintain a dam on the Sugar River. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

§ 1. That James Campbell and Thomas Stewart, their successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to build and maintain a dam across the Sugar River,

upon section No. twenty-eight, of town three north, range nine east, in the county of Green, to erect mills or in any other manner to make use of the water for the purpose of propelling machinery : Provided, that the lands on which said dam and its appurtenances may be constructed shall be owned by the said Janies Campbell, Thomas Stewart, or their associates.

§ 2. The said dam shall be subject to all the provisions of the act entitled “An act in relation to mills and mill dams," approved 13th January, 1840.

§ 3. The Legislature may at any time amend, alter or repeal this act.

APPROVED, January 27, 1844.

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AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to re

peal an act entitled an act to incorporate the Stockholders of the Bank of Mineral Point," approved February 18, 1812.

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

$ 1. That the act of which this is amendatory shall be construed so far as to permit the person or persons who

are or may be intrusted with the assets of the Bank of bring suits till Mineral Point or the collection thereof to bring and mainaffairs closed. tain suits in favor of said Bank by its corporate name until

the affairs of said Bank shall be finally closed.

APPROVED, January 23, 1844.

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AN ACT to annex certain lands to the town of

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

§ 1. That five acres of land in a square form in the south west corner of the north west quarter of section thirty-one in township number two north of range eighteen east is hereby annexed to, and shall constitute a part of the town of Geneva in Walworth county.

APPROVED, January 26, 1844.

AN ACT to incorporate the village of Geneva.

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

$ 1. That all that district of country included in frac- Boundary. tional section number thirty-six, in township number two, north of range number seventeen, east of the fourth principal meridian, and also five acres of land in a square form in the southwest corner of the north west quarter of section thirty-one in township two north of range eighteen east, in the county of Walworth, shall be hereafter known and distinguished by the name of the village of Name. Geneva, and the inhabitants residing, or who may hereafter reside within said limits, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of “The Trustees of the village of Geneva," and by that name they, and their successors forever, hereafter shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and Tosue and bo being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places, and in all suits whatsoever.

§ 2. It shall be lawful for the inhabitants of said village qualified to vote, to meet at the Inn of Manning and let election. Thompson, in said village, on the first Monday of April next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. choose viva voce, two Judges of election, and one clerk who together shall form the election board; and elect by ballot one President, who shall be ex-officio a trustee, four trustees, three assessors, two constables, one treasurer, and one clerk.

§ 3. On the first Monday of April, in each year there- Andul eleo. after, there shall be an annual election of the officers of tion. said village above specified, and the trustees shall give due notice of the time and place of holding the same, and they or any two of them shall preside at the same.

§ 4. No person shall be eligible to any of said offices unless he is a voter in said village, and no person shall be eligible to the office of trustee, unless he is also a free Must be free. holder in said village.

holder. § 5. At all elections by the voters of the village, held under this act, the polls shall be opened at ten o'clock, Polls of elee. A. M. and continue open until four o'clock, P. M. and tion. the elections shall be conducted in a similar manner as far as may be to the election for delegate to Congress.

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