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causes in the district court of Iowa county. The clerk of the Duty of clerk district court of said county of La Fayette shall enter said of La Fayette suits and causes upon the docket of causes in the same mancounty.

ner as the same would have stood if originally commenced in said court; and said district court shall proceed to find judgment and execution in such suits and causes in the same

manner as if they had originated in said court. Same subject.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the district court of the county of La Fayette, whenever execution or other final process shall issue in any of such suits and causes, to endorse upon the back of said execution or other final process, the amount of costs that accrued in the district court for the county of Iowa, as taxed, together with the fees of the clerk of the district court for the county of Iowa for transcripts of said record, and to include the same in the amount of costs to be collected on such execution or process; and it shall be the duty of the sheriff, or other officer of the county of La Fayette, upon the receipt of any of said costs, to pay the same to the clerk of the district court of the county of Iowa, who shall distribute the same to such person or persons

as may be entitled thereto. Certain per

Sec. 4. That for the purpose of carrying out the provisons now in, sions of this act, the officers elected for the county of lowa, office to hold out their residing in the county of La Fayette at the time of the pas

sage of this act, shall be and remain officers of the county of La Fayette, with the power and jurisdiction which of right appertains to officers of other counties of this territory, for

the term for which they were respectively elected ; and to fill Special elec. all such offices as the county of La Fayette, by virtue of its tion when held. organization, shall be entitled to, the legal voters thereof

shall hold a special election on the first Tuesday of April next, at the usual place of holding elections in the respective precincts of said county of La Fayette, and then and there elect all necessary officers to fill all such vacancies, whose term of service shall commence on the first day of May next,

and continue until the time now provided by law for the elecElection how

tion of their successors. The said election shall be conducted conducied. in all respects in the manner now provided by the law regu

lating general elections, and the votes cast at the same shall

ters.

be returned and canvassed as therein provided; and the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county of Iowa shall issue certificates of election to the persons duly elected under the provisions of this act. Sec. 5. The clerk of the board of county commissioners Notices of

election. for Iowa county shall cause notice to be posted up in all the precincts of said county of La Fayette, for the election of the officers to fill the aforesaid vacancies, at least thirty days before the time of holding the same.

Sec. 6. The county of La Fayette shall form a part of the District court first judicial district; the first term of the district court shall when held. be held on the first Monday of September next, and thereafter semi-annually, at the seat of justice for said county, one term on the first Monday of September, and another on the third Monday of April of each year.

Sec. 7. That until suitable buildings are provided at the Court where seat of justice for said county of La Fayette for the accom

held. modation of the district court and the officers which by law are now required to be held at the seat of justice, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of said county to provide rooms for holding the sessions of the district courts at such place in said county as they may deem most convenient for its inhabitants; and the said commissioners shall give public notice at three several places in each precinct of said county, of the place selected by them for holding the said court, and forward to the judge of the said district court, a copy of said notice, sixty days before holding the said first session; and the place so selected shall be deemed, for all intents and purposes, the court house of the said county for the time being

Sec. 8. All officers residing in the county of Iowa at the Officers of time of the adoption of this act, who were elected for Iowa Iowa to hold

out their county at the last general election, and who do not reside terms. within the limits of the county of La Fayette, as defined in the first section of this act, shall be and remain officers of Iowa county during the term for which they were respectively elected ; and to fill the vacancies in all such offices in the

Vacancies county of Iowa as by virtue of this act shall become vacant, how filled.

Concerning debt of Iowa county.

Governor to appoint marshal to take census.

Marshal to take oath.

Return to whom made.

Census how taken.

the legal voters of said county of Iowa shall hold a special
election on the first Tuesday of April next, at the usual pla-
ces of holding elections, in the respective precincts of said
county of Iowa, whose terms of service shall commence on
the first day of May next, and continue until the time now
provided by law for the election of their successors.
SEc. 9. The debts and liabilities of the county of Iowa,
as the same may exist on the first day of May next ensuing
the passage of this act, shall be divided between the said
counties of La Fayette and Iowa; and each of said counties
shall pay such a proportion of such debts and liabilities as
their population, respectively to be ascertained as hereinafter
provided, shall bear to the whole population of both counties,
when so ascertained.
Sec. 10. The governor shall appoint in each of said coun-
ties of La Fayette and Iowa, some suitable person who is
hereby authorized and required to cause the number of in-
habitants in his respective county to be taken, omitting in
their enumeration, Indians not citizens, and soldiers of the
United States army; and the persons so appointed shall have
power to appoint assistants to aid them in taking the census.
SEc. 11. The persons appointed to take the census, and
their asssistants, shall severally take and subscribe an oath
or affirmation before some person authorized by law to ad-
minister oaths, previous to entering upon the discharge of
the duties imposed by this act, that they will well and truly
cause to be made a just enumeration of all the inhabitants
resident within their county, and a true return thereof make
in pursuance of the provisions of this act, which oath or oaths
shall be returned with the census as hereinafter provided, to
the secretary of this territory. -
SEc. 12. The said enumeration shall be made by an ac-
tual enquiry by the persons taking the census at every dwell-
ing, or by personal enquiry of the head of every family in
their respective counties; and shall commence the first day
of March next, and shall be closed and completed in twenty
days thereafter, and shall embrace the several families by
the name of the head thereof, and the aggregate population
in the several counties. - - - - - - -

Sec. 13. The several persons appointed in pursuance of Returns

where made. the provisions of this act to take the census in their respective counties, shall transmit one of said copies to the secretary of the territory, and deliver the other to the register of deeds of Iowa county, and the said register shall preserve the same on file in his office, subject to the inspection of all

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sons.

Sec. 14. The persons appointed to take said census and

Compensatheir associates, shall receive, from the treasurer of Iowa tion of mar

shals. county, for the service to be performed in taking such census, at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents for every one hundred persons enumerated by them respectively, and they shall be allowed the sum of five dollars for making the abstract, or copies required.

Sec. 15. The register of deeds of the county of La Fayette shall have the privilege of transcribing, from the records of Certain re

cords to be lowa county, free from charge, any record of conveyance of transcribed. land, or personal property, or any charge or mortgage concerning the same, lying and being in the county of La Fayette, and the same to record in his own office, and such record shall be as good evidence in all courts as the original records of Iowa county can be. Sec. 16. To provide for the division of the property and

Commissioneffects of Iowa county, John W. Blackstone, and Robert C. ers to praise Hoard, of said county, be, and they are hereby appointed and divide

certain propcommissioners, with a third person, whom they shall select, erty. to appraise the value of said property and effects, for which purpose the said commissioners shall meet, on or before the first Monday of June next ensuing the passage of this act, and after being sworn by an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, to make a fair and true appraisal of said property and effects, and file the said appraisement, or amount of valuation agreed upon by them for said property and effects, with the clerk of the board of county commissioners of each of the counties of La Fayette and Iowa, after the appraisal

Property of said property and effects, by the said commissioners, it when sold. shall by them be offered for sale at public auction, in the town of Mineral Point, within sixty days after the said ap

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period of ten years, of keeping and maintaining a ferry across
the Mississippi river, from the east bank of said river, to the
west bank of the Mississippi river, and said ferry shall be
established on sections ten and fifteen, where the east and
west line between said sections intersect the river, in town
four north, and range six west of the fourth principal meri-
dian, and said ferry shall be subject to such regulations as
other ferries are, or may by law be subject, fixing the rates
of toll and the manner in which licensed ferries shall be kept
and attended to.
SEc. 2. This act may be amended or repealed by any fu-
ture legislature of the territory or state of Wisconsin.
WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,
President of the Council.
APPRoved, February 4, 1847.
HENRY DODGE,

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled, “an act to incorporate the city of Milwaukee.”

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

SECTION 1. At each annual election hereafter to be held in the city of Milwaukee, as provided by the act to which this is amendatory, there shall be elected in the same manner, and for the same term as the mayor of the said city is now elected, one treasurer, one city attorney, and one marshal;

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