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report shall be signed and sworn to by the president of said
MASON C. DARLING,' '
President of the Council. APPROVED January 29, 1847."
To authorize Eliphalet S. Miner and Henry Clin
ton to improve the navigation of Grand Rapids, in the Wisconsin river.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives
of the Territory of Wisconsin: Certain dams
ms Section 1. That Eliphalet S. Miner and Henry Clinton, to be erected their heirs and assigns, shall have and hereby are granted the
power and the right to erect and maintain the following dams, to wit: a dam across the main channel of the Wisconsin river, at “Grand Rapids,” beginning at or near the lower end of Hunter's island ; the same being in the northwest quarter of section six, town twenty-two, north of range six, east of the fourth principal meridian, and running diagonally across the main channel to the upper end of the island on which now rests “ Clinton's wing dam :" Also, a dam with a slide, across the channel below where Clinton's main dam now stands; the slide to be at least sixty feet long and forty feet wide: Also, a dam from the foot of the island on which “Kline's dam” rests, to the head of an island near the foot of the rapids : Also, a dam from the foot of the last mentioned island to the east main shore of said river: And the said persons so authorized to erect and maintain said dams shall keep up and maintain a good and sufficient slide in the dam crossing the main channel of said river. Sec. 2. The said Eliphalet S. Miner and Henry Clinton, Rates of toll
for rafts pass their heirs or assigns, are hereby authorized and empowered ing said dame to demand, receive, sue for, and recover, of any person or persons floating rafts of lumber or timber, or any kind of flat boats, scows or any other water craft over and through said dams and slides, the following rates of toll, to wit: for each and every thousand feet of sawed lumber, ten cents; for every thousand feet of logs, square or hewn timber, the sum of six cents per thousand feet, to be computed by board measure; for each and every thousand shingles, carried on boats or rafts, or otherwise, the sum of three cents; and any person or persons having charge of any such property as owner, consignee, or navigator, shall be liable to pay the toll thereon; and any property so run over and through said dam and slides shall be liable for the payment of the same. Sec. 3. In case of the refusal of any person or persons Concerning,
de the collection liable to pay toll, who are or may be liable so to pay under of tolls. the provisions of the second section of this act, the persons by this act authorized so to do, may sue for and collect the same, either by attachment of the property so run over said dams, or by an action of assumpsit against any person so liable ; and in any suit brought to recover for such toll, the first process may be by warrant, if the party suing, so elect.
Sec. 4. The persons hereby authorized to erect the said Dams to be dams and slides shall keep the same in good repair at all kept in times after their completion, and shall be liable for all damages growing out of any unreasonable neglect to do so, to any person or persons running property over or through the same,
Sec. 5. Said dams and slides shall be commenced within six months after the passage of this act, and shall be completed within two years from its passage. Sec. 6. The said Eliphalet S. Miner and Henry Clinton, Slido and
shute to be their heirs and assigns, shall keep up and maintain a suffi- maintained
cient shute and slide in the dam where it crosses the main channel of the river; and nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent persons from running lumber or any other property in the old channel and through the slide mentioned in this section, free of toll or charge ; and the parties herein named shall be liable for all damages growing out of their neglect to keep and maintain such shute and slide, as specified in section six.
Sec. 7. Any future legislature of Wisconsin shall have power to alter or repeal this act.
WILLIAM SHEW, Speaker of the House of Representatives. • MASON C. DARLING,
President of the Council. APPROVED, January 29, 1847.
To authorize William Jones to build and maintain a dam on Sugar river, in Green county.
Dam where built.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin : ..
Section 1. That William Jones, his successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to build and maintain a dam across the Sugar river, upon the southeast quarter of section fifteen, of town two, north of range nine east;:in the county of Green, for the purpose of propelling any machinery usually propelled by water: Provided, that said William Jones, his successors or assigns, shall before the com
mencement of said work, be the lawful owners of the land upon which said dam and its appurtenances are situated.
Sec. 2. The said dam and the owners thereof shall be subject to all the provisions of the act of the legislative assembly entitled “An act in relation to mills and mill dams,” approved January 13, 1840.
Sec. 3. Any future legislature of this territory, or of the future state of Wisconsin, may alter, amend or repeal this act. .
President of the Council.
To divide the towns of Grand Kaukalin and
Depere, and organize the town of Lawrence, in the county of Brown.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That all that part of the town of Grand Kau- Town of kalin comprising township twenty-two, in range nineteen, Lawrene and the “Williams Grant” of land so called, and all that part of the town of Depere comprising township number twenty-two, in range number twenty, and township number twenty-three, in range number twenty, and township number twenty-three, in range nineteen, be and the same are hereby
First town meeting where held.
set off into a separate town by the name of Lawrence; which
President of the Council.
To authorize the the taxation of personal proper
ty in the county of Dodge.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives, of the Territory of Wisconsin :
SECTION 1. In the county of Dodge, in addition to the property now subject to taxation by law, the following prop
erty shall be assessed and taxed in the same manner as is now Improve. provided by law for all purposes, to wit: All improvements ments and
on land, town lots, and real estate, and all personal property. personal property to be. The term personal property, as used in this act, shall be contaxed.
strued to include moneys, goods, chattels, chattels real, debts due from solvent debtors, over and above the amount of debts owing by the owner thereof, whether due on account, contract, notes, bond, or mortgage, public stocks, or stocks in. corporations, and the stocks or shares in steam boats, or other vessels : Provided, that the following property shall