History of the Territory of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1848: Preceded by an Account of Some Events During the Period in which it was Under the Dominion of Kings, States Or Other Territories, Previous to the Year 1836
In the winter of 1870, the compiler of this book was invited to deliver the annual address before the State Historical Society, and the members of the legislature. Having accepted the invitation, he took as his theme "Territorial Legislation of Wisconsin." The address was a brief condensation of what had occurred in the legislative halls during the territorial period of twelve years. This mere epitome of the history of Territorial Legislation, short and fragmentary as it was from the necessities of the occasion, was received with unexpected favor. The author was urged by many who heard it, among whom were those for whose judgment he felt the utmost deference, to enlarge the work of which the address was an abridgment, and to publish a more complete history of the subject to which it related. These flattering solicitations induced the author to make the experiment, although with great hesitation and very serious doubts as to his ability to compile a work which would disappoint the too generous confidence of his friends. The result is the book now presented to the public.
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Página 212 - ... shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent with the Constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States; nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents.
Página 392 - California, and of the 12th section of the Act of Congress approved on the 31st of August, 1852, entitled An Act making appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-three and for other purposes...
Página 396 - President of the United States, to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, to each Member of Congress from the State of Washington, and to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
Página 213 - ... and each of the said district courts shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, in all cases arising under the Constitution and laws of the United States...
Página 579 - The privilege of the debtor to enjoy the necessary comforts of life, shall be recognized by wholesome laws, exempting a reasonable amount of property from seizure or sale for the payment of any debt or liability hereafter contracted ; and there shall be no imprisonment for debt, except in case of fraud.
Página 212 - The governor shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the legislative council, shall appoint all judicial officers, justices of the peace, sheriffs, and all militia officers, except those of the staff, and all civil officers not herein provided for.
Página 212 - That the judicial power of said Territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, probate courts, and justices of the peace.
Página 237 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of California shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever.
Página 337 - Brule in a direct line to the center of the channel between Middle and South Islands, in the Lake of the Desert...