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hereby legalized, and the acts of all officers elected are here- Legalizing by declared to be as valid to all intents and purposes, as ifle 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 deMonday in September last, be, and the same is hereby de- clared 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 be 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 clected, 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 former act ox

tended. organize the county of Columbia," approved February, 1816, 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 reanim 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- quent taxes.

list of deliamissioners 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 sitnate 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

quired to office procured under authority of an act entitled “an act to entranscribe 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 procure copies 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 afix certifi. oate 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 ori

ginal records in their offices, which thereafter shall have the same legal effect as if they were the original records of Co

lumbia county. How registers 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 commissioners of each of said counties shall deem just and proper. .

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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 filed. 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 hoc

“county sest. 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 said county: Provided, that the same shall be temporarily Prov established at Wyocena, until the same shall be located permanently 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

of the said county seat shall be received and kept in a separo: ate box, and returned and canvassed as other votes are air said elections.

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

President of the Council. APPROVED February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Fixing the compensation of the officers of the

Legislative Assembly.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

That all the officers of the legislative assembly of territory of Wisconsin, prescribed by the act of Congress, approved August 29, 1842, shall each receive three dollars per day for their services during the present session of the legislative assembly, and when due to the officers of the council shall be certified to by the president and secretary thereof, and when due to the officers of the house of representatives shall be sertified by the speaker and chief clerk thereof.

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

President of the Council. APPROVED February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

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To incorporate the United Lutheran and Re

formed Church of the city of Milwaukee.

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

Section 1. That Jacob Obermann, Christopher Mayer, C. W. Schwartz, Henry Niedermann, and John Harrmann, and Name and their associates, together with such persons as may hereafter style of corbe associated with them, be, and they are hereby created a body! politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, by the name of the "United Lutheran and Reformed Church of Milwaukee,” and by that name shall be competent to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to answer and be answered unto, in all courts of law and equity, acquire, hoid, possess, and enjoy, and to sell, convey, and dispose of property, both personal and real: Provided the annual income of such Proviso. property shall not exceed two thousand dollars : And provided also, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the corporation hereby created, to purchase, sell, or deal in any property, except for purposes connected with the erection, completion, or repairing of a house of public worship, or for purposes connected therewith. ,

Sec. 2. That any three of the above named persons shall To whom have power to call a meeting, by giving ten days' notice of 10

Od to call meetthe time and place thereof, by publishing, in some daily pa-ing. per printed in sáid city of Milwaukee, or if no paper is print- ed therein, by posting up notice in three public places in said city. .. .

... .. .. Sec. 3. Said corporation shall have power to form a con- Power of corstitution, and to enact bye-laws for its government, to pre- poration scribe the number and title of its officers and to define their powers and duties, and such other powers as may be neces.

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