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tory, with forty-five thousand three hundred and eighty-four
dollars and forty-two cents, being the amount in full of terri-
torial indebtedness, received into the treasury by said treas-
urer up to the 15th day of January, A. D. 1847, as appears
from the books and reports of said treasurer, which amount
has been cancelled by a committee of the legislative assem-
biv.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council. APPROVED, February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To authorize the register of deeds of Fond du

Lac county to procure certain copies of records.

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

Section 1. The register of deeds of Fond du Lac county Duty of regis. is hereby required to procure, from the records in the office ter of deeds. of the register of deeds in Brown county, true and exact copies of all deeds, mortages, town plats, and other instruments recorded in the office of said register of deeds of Brown county, which relate to, or affect the title to lands, or real estate, situated within the limits of Fond du Lac county, and record the same in a book, or books, to be by him procured for that purpose. Sec. 2. The register of deeds of Fond du Lac county shall

Register to affix to said records, so copied, a certificate under oath, sta- affix certifiting that as such register, he procured such records, in pur. cords.

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suance of this act, and that they are true and exact copies of

all such original records. Permission

Sec. 3. The register of deeds of Brown county, shall per given to re mit the register of deeds of Fond du Lac county, to have acgister of Fond da Lac. cess to the records of his office, at all reasonable hours, for

the purpose of procuring such copies.

Sec. 4. The copies of such records, made and certified ies of records.

as herein provided, shall have the same form and effect as

the original record. Register how Sec. 5. The register of deeds of Fond du Lac county, peid.

shall be paid out of the county treasury of said county, for
performing the duties herein enjoined upon him, and for pre-
paring a suitable index, to the records by him copied, such
compensations not exceeding ten cents per folio, as the coun
ty board shall deem just and equitable.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatim
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To amend an act to divide the county of Portage

and organize the county of Columbia, and for other purposes.

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

Section 1. That the election held in the county of Ctlumbia, in the month of April, 1846, be, and the same is

hereby legalized, and the acts of all officers elected are here- Legalizing by declared to be as valid to all intents and purposes, as if election. said election had been legal from the beginning, and said county had been properly organized, and said officers properly qualified. SEc. 2. That the election held in said county, on the first Election de Monday in September last, be, and the same is hereby de- clared valid. clared to be as valid to all intends and purposes as if said election had been legal from the beginning, and said county fully organized, and the persons elected to fill county and precinct offices, at the election held as aforesaid, are hereby authorized to qualify within thirty days from the passage of this act, and act accordingly. Sec. 3. That all certificates, bonds, papers, or other doc-Certificates, uments required to be filed in the office of the clerk of the . o district court of said county of Columbia, are hereby authorized to be filed at any term within sixty days from the time said clerk may be appointed, and enter upon the duties of his office, and such filing shall be legal to all intents and purposes. That the officers so elected and qualified shall hold their office to the expiration of the time for which they were elected, and until others are elected and duly qualified in their places. Sec. 4. That the time limited by the eleventh section of Section of an act entitled “an act to divide the county of Portage and .* ororganize the county of Columbia,” approved February, 1846, for the payment, by the county of Columbia, to the county of Portage its proportion of the indebtedness of said county of Portage, be, and the same is hereby extended to the 15th day of April, A. D. 1848. Sec. 5. That the clerk of the board of county commission- clerk reqair. ers of the county of Portage, is hereby required to make and ed to deliver deliver to the order of the clerk of [the] board of county com- *:::::: missioners of Columbia county, on demand, after the first day of April next, an accurate and certified copy (list) of all still delinquent and unpaid taxes which were assessed on lands sitwate within the present limits of Columbia county, by the authority and before the division of Portage county, and the

said county of Columbia is hereby authorized to collect said delinquent taxes in the same manner provided by law for the collection of other delinquent taxes.

Sec. 6. That the register of deeds of Portage county is Register of hereby required to transcribe from the book of records in his Portage coun. ty required to office procured under authority of an act entitled “ an act to en. transcribe re. able the county of Portage to procure certain records from the cords.

county of Brown," approved January 27, 1844, true and exact copies of all deeds, mortgages, and other instruments of writing recorded therein which relate to, or effect lands or real estate, situate within the limits of Portage county and record the same in a book to be provided by him for that purpose, and deliver said first mentioned book of records to the register of deeds of the county of Columbia, on demand, after the first day of April next, said book to be kept in the office of the register of deeds of Columbia county as a part of the records of said county, in the same manner, and with like force and effect, as it has been in the office of the register of deeds of

Portage county. Register of Sec. 7. That the register of deeds of Columbia county is deeds of Columbia coun. hereby required to procure, from the records of the register's ty required to office of Portage county, true and exact copies of the records les of records, of all deeds [and] mortgages recorded in said office, which in &c.

any manner relate to lands within the present limits of Columbia county, except such as are contained in the book of records specified in the last preceding section, and record the

same in a book to be provided by him for that purpose. Registers to Sec. 8. The registers of each of said counties respectively affix certifi. cate to re

shall affix to the said records so copied, a certificate under cords.

oath, stating the same to be true and exact copies of the original records in their offices, which thereafter shall have the same legal effect as if they were the original records of Co

lumbia county. Huw resisters Sec. 9. That the registers aforesaid shall be paid from to be paid.

the treasury of their respective counties, such compensation for the duties herein enjoined, and for preparing and arran. ging an alphabetical index to the said records, as the county conmissioners of each of said counties shall deem just and proper.

Sec. 10. That the official bonds of all such officers as are

Official bonds

to be executed required to be filed with the clerk of the district court shall and tiled. be executed and filed with the treasurer of said county, until the appointment of a clerk for the said court, at which time they shall be delivered over by the said treasurer to the said clerk. Sec. 11. That the county seat of the county of Columbia

Location of

county seat. be, and the same is hereby located at Wyocena, on the north east quarter of section number twenty-one (21,) in township number twelve (12) north of range number ten (10,) east, until the next annual general election, at which time the location of the same shall be submitted to a vote of all white male inhabitants above twenty-one years

of

age, who shall have actually resided in said county thirty days previous to said elections and the place receiving a majority of all the votes cast, shall be taken and considered as the permanent location of the county seat for

Proviso. said county: Provided, that the same shall be temporarily established at Wyocena, until the same shall be located perinanently by a majority of the voters of said county, which, unless determined at the next annual general election, shall be voted upon annually thereafter, until the same is settled and decided in favor of some one point, by a majority of the voters of said county: And provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to authorize the raising of any tax for the erection of public buildings, for three years after the next general annual election, until which time buildings suitable for county purposes, shall be furnished free of cost or charge to the said county, by the place, or proprietors of the same, at which the said county seat is, or shall be located, by virtue of this section, until the expiration of the time herein specified : Provided further, that if the proprietor of the said town of Wyocena shall fail to furnish buildings as aforesaid, during its location at said town, then the commissioners of said county shall furnish the same at such place as they shall deem most suitable and convenient for the use of said county.

Sec. 12. The votes cast at said election for the location

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