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AN ACT

Granting to Chester Matson the right to keep

and maintain a ferry across the Wisconsin river.

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

Section 1. That Chester Matson, his heirs, executors, and Right of keep.. administrators, or assigns, shall have the exclusive right and

ing l'erry. privilege, for the period of ten years, of keeping and maintaining a ferry across the Wisconsin river, in Sauk county, Wisconsin territory, on fraction number one, in section num. ber two, of town ten, north of range seven east.

Sec. 2, The said Chester Matson, his heirs and assigns, When to furn.. shall be required to furnish and keep a good ferry boat, witb. ish brat. in one year from the passage of this act.

Sec. 3. And the said ferry shall be subject to such rules What law ferand regulations as other ferries are or may by law. be sub- rý subject to. ject, fixing the rates of 10ll, and the manner in (in) which licensed ferries shall be kept and attended' to.

Sec. 4. This act may be amended or repealed by any future legislature of the territory or state of Wisconsin.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 8, 1848.

HENRY DODGE

AN 'ACT

To provide for the payment to John Catlin a

sum therein named.

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

SECTION 1. That there shall be paid to John Catlin, out of the territorial treasury, the sun of three hundred and ser. enty-seven dollars and ninety cents, the amount by him paid out of the fund appropriated to pay the expenses of the legis. lative assembly upon the appropriation bill passed October 27th, A. D. 1817, and disallowed at the treasury department of the United States.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council APPROVED, March 8, 1849.

HENRY DODGE,

AN ACT

To Divorce Cynthia B. Ward from her husband

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

Section 1. That the marriage contract been Cynthia B. Ward, and Henry Ward, her husband, is hereby dissolved, and the parties to the said contract are by virtue of this act restored to all the rights and privileges of uninarried persons.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 8, 1848.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To amend the sixth section of an act to provide

for laying out certain territorial roads therein named, approved February 11th, 1847.

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

SECTION 1. That Philip W. Lake, James A. Maxarel nd Mills D. Clark be, and they are hereby appointed com

missioners to re-lay so much of the territorial road, known as
the Madison and Chicago road, as is located and required to
be altered and re-located by the sixth section of the aforesaid
act,

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 8, 1818.

HENRY DODGE

AN ACT

To amend the charter of the village of Racine

Ward boun: darics.

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

Section 1. That the village of Racine shall be divided into fire wards, as follows: All that part of said village lying south and east of Root river, being bounded on the east by Lake Michigan, on the south by the centre of Sixth street until it intersects Wisconsin sireet, thence north to Root ri. ver, shall be known as the first ward ; and the residue o said village on the south side of Rooi river and east of Wisconsin street, shall be known as the second ward. All that part of said village lying south of Root river and west of Wisconsin street, shall be known as the third ward. All that part of said village known as “Sages' addition," sha!! be the fourth ward ; and all the residue of said village on the north side of Root river, shall be the fifth ward.

Sec. 2. The elective officers of said village shall consist

of one president, one clerk, and one marshal of the village, Officers and

how disqua.. who shall be residents and voters in the village, and two ilieu. trustees, one assessor, and one constable, in each ward, who shall be residents and voters in the wards for which they may be elected; and the removal of either of these officers of the first class from the village, or of the second class from the ward for which he may be elected, shall vacate his office; which vacancy shall be filled by special election, 10 be held at such time and place as shall be appointed by the common council, and in the manner prescribed in this act for kolding elecions. Sec. 3. The first election for officers under this act shall Elections how

conducted. be held on the first Monday in April next, at which time an election shall be held in each ward at such place therein as shall be designated by the present board of trustees for said village, and be conducted by three inspectors, or a majority of them, who shall be appointed by the president and trus. ices, and shall make due return to the clerk of the board of · frustces; and all elections thereafier shall be held annually on the first Monday of April, at such place in each ward as shall be designated by the president and common council, who shall annually appoint three inspectors of elections, who, or a majorily of whom, shall superintend such elections, and nake return of the same to the common council in such manner and at such vimes as such council may prescribe.

S:c. 1. Al the first election the roters in their respective What otticeis wards shall role for one president, one clerk, and one mar

elected. shal, for said village, two trustees, one assessor, and onc constable, for the ward wherein such voter may reside; and annually thereafter the volers at their respective ward elections shall role for one president, one clerk, and one marshal of she village, two truslees, one assessor, and one constable, in each uvard; and the persons voted for respectively for the offices of president, clerk, marshal, trustees, assessor and constable, having the highest number of votes at any election, shall be declared elected to the said offices respeebively.

Sec. 5. All male residents of said village who are duly qualificd to vote for county officers, and who shall hare re

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