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of the House of Representatives, at three dollars extra per day, twelve dollars.

To John Catlin, for sundries purchased for the use of the Legislative Assembly at its present session, per account rendered, one hundred and forty-three dollars and sixiy-two cents.

To William T. Sterling two hundred and one dollars and seven cents for expenses incurred in packing and transporting the Wisconsin Library from Burlington to Madison, including account for fitting up and arranging said Library at this place

To Thomas J. Mormon per account rendered, sixty-one dollars and fifty cents foi twenty cords and a half of wood for the use of the House of Representatives during the present session.

To Robert H. Hotchkiss, per account rendered, eighteen dollars for sectional maps of the Territory of Wisconsin, ordered by the House of Representatives.

To the Post-master at Madison, seventy-one dollars and ninetyfour cents, account of postage for members of the Legislative Assembly.

To William B. Slaughter for expenses in procuring maps for the Territory in obedience to resolution of the Legislative Assembly, three hundred dollars.

To William B. Slaughter, for seals for the Territory, the Supreme and District Courts, and the Board of County Commissioners, two hundred dollars.

To William T. Sterling for his services as Assistant Librarian during the present session, twenty-seven days, at three dollars per day, eighty-one dollars.

To William T. Sterling, his salary as Librarian from the 1st of July, 1838, to 1st of January, 1839, six months, at one hundred dollars per annum, fifty dollars.

To J. A. Noonan for incidental printing and for newspapers furnished to the Council at its present session, one thousand and twenty-one dollars and seventy-six cents; the above sum be to credited to the Territory on his account against the same for printing.

Sec. 2. That Mr. Taylor the stage proprietor [to] be allowed four dollars for bringing stationary from Fort Winnebago, and taking the same back, four dollars.

Sec. 3. To Josiah A. Noonan, per account rendered for incidental printing for the House of Representatives during the present session, including account for newspapers, nine hundred and fiftythree dollars and twenty-five cents.

SEE. 4. To William T. Sterling as extra compensation for his

services as Librarian from the 1st of July, 1838, to the 1st of January, 1839, one hundred dollars.

Sec. 5. To Charles C. Sholes, per account rendered for printing, twenty-one dollars and fifty cents.

Sec. 6. To Frederick Hollman per account rendered twentynine dollars.

Approved De.. 22, 1838.

NO. 21.

AN ACT to legalize certain acts of the Board of County Commissioners of

Racine County and for other purposes.

Commissioners declared valida

WHERBAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Racine county did, at their regular session on the last Monday of June, in the year 1838, levy the assessment on all the real and personal property in the said county of Racine, and the counties thereto attached of a tax of one per centum, on the value thereof, as ascertained by the assessment roll returned by the assessor of said county ; And, whereas, the Sheriff of said county did proceed to collect said tax, and in the collection thereof, did sell certain tracts of land for the non-payment of portions of said tax therefore,

Secrion 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That all the proceedings of the said Board in levying said tax of che per centum and all

the proceedings of the sheriff or collector, in collecting said tax, Former acts of and selling said tracts of land, are hereby declared legal and valid

and the purchasers of said tracts are hereby declaced to have a good and legal title to the same, subject to the equities of redemption specified in an act entitled "An act for assessing and collecting county revenue,” Approved, January 18, 1838.

And whereas said Board of Commissioners did contract with Gilbert Knapp, to apply for a pre-emption, under the act of Congress entitled "An act granting to the counties or parishes of each State and Territory of the United States, in which the public lands are situated, the right of pre-emption to quarter sections of land, for seats of justice within the same," on three fractions of land on which the county seat of Racine county is situated, and if they obtained a title to the saine to convey the same to Gilbert Knapp, his heirs and assigns, for the sum of eight thousand dollars, therefore,

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, that if the said Board or their

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successors in office, should obtain title to all of said fractions, then they shall convey the same to said Knapp, his heirs and assigns Commissioners for the sum of eight thousand dollars ; but if the said Board or lands to Gilbert

Knapp. their successors should obtain title to one or two only of said " fractions, the said Board or their successors in office, shall convey the same to said Knapp, his heirs or assigns, for a sum bearing the same proportion to eight thousand dollars, that the quantity of the land so conveyed, shall bear to the quantity of the whole of said three fractions. Provided that said board or their successors, may reserve for the use of the county, two lots which have been already designated as lots for the purpose of erecting county buildings thereon.

Sec. 3. The act of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, entitled "An act to provide for the sale of the land on which the seat of justice of Racine county is located," approved, January 2, 1838, is hereby repealed.

Approved, February 2, 1839.

NO. 22.

AN ACT to organize Rock County and for other purposes relating to the

same.

When organized

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That from and after the wher passage of this act, the county of Rock shall be and remain to all intents and purposes, an organized county of this Territory, and shall have all the rights and privileges which organized counties in the same, of right have.

Sec. 2. * That for the purpose of choosing the first county officers First election for said county, the legal voters in the same, shall hold an elec- when held. tion at their respective election precincts, on the first Monday of March, A. D. 1839.

Sec. 3. That the county commissioners or supervisors, (as the case may be) who shall be chosen as prescribed in the second section of this act, shall for the purpose of carrying into effect an act of Congress, entitled "an act granting to the counties or parishes of each State and Territory of the United States, in which the public lands are situated, the right of pre-emption to quarter

* Repealed.

bor row money on

sections of land for seats of justice within the same” and approved County Commis. 26th of May 1824, be empowered to borrow money in the name sioners may

and on the credit of the said county, not exceeding two hundred the credit of the and fifty dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding twelve and one

half per cent per annum, and on time not exceeding three years,
and it shall be the duty of the said commissioners or supervisors,
with and by means of said money, or with any money which may
lawfully come to their possession as county commissioners or
supervisors, as soon as may be after their election, to allege, prove
pre-emption, and procure title for said county, to lands within the
same according to aforesaid act of Congress, provided the said
commissioners or supervisors shall have the ability to borrow the
said amount of money in manner aforesaid, or shall in any manner
have the necessary money in their possession as commissioners or
supervisors.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, February 13, 1839.

NO. 23.

AN ACT to amend an an act entitled "An act to organize the Counties of

Manitouwoc and Sheboygan."

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Section 1. Be it enacied by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the inhabitants of the aforesaid counties, shall on the first Monday of March, A.

D. 1839, and annually thereafter, in each and every year, at the When a Collec. general election, choose a Collector to collect the revenue of the tor may be cho aforesaid counties, who shall have the same right and power to

collect the revenue, as the Sheriffs of any of the regularly organized counties in the Territory of Wisconsin.

Sec. 2. That the county commissioners of each of the aforesaid Commissioners counties shall have the right to choose one of the constables of the may choose a Constable to ex. said counties to attend in person upon the said board and execute

their orders.

Sec. 3. The collector before he enters upon the duties of his office as collector, shall take an oath or affirmation before some person authorized to administer the same, that he will well and

truly perform the duties of his office, as collector, and shall enter Collector to give into bonds, to be filed with the clerk, with security to be approved penalty of $3,000. of by the board of county commissioners, in the penalty of threc

thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the

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duties of his office as prescribed by law; and such collector may appoint as many deputies as he may think necessary or proper, who shall be sworn and possess the same power and authority as his principal. Such collector shall be responsible for the acts of his deputies, and should any deputy fail to pay over any money collected by him as such, for county revenue, such principal is hereby authorized to proceed against him in the same summary manner as is provided for proceeding against collectors in such

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Sec. 4. That the county commissioners of Manitouwoc and Abstract of the Sheboygan counties be, and they are hereby authorized to procure and mortgages to at the expense of the said counties such abstract of the records of

procured deeds, mortgages, &c., from the county of Brown as may by said County. commissioners be deemed necessary, the said abstract to be recorded When recorded in the proper books in each of the aforesaid counties : and such abstract when recorded shall be as good evidence as the original record, and certified copies of such abstracts made by the proper officers shall also be evidence.

Approved, February 19, 1839.

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NO. 24.

AN ACT for the relief (of) the county officers of Brown county.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Repre- Omission of cersentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the official acts of tain officers to the county commissioners, assessors, and collector of the county law, not to inval. of Brown shall not be considered, or be, invalid, in consequence of the said officers not having complied with the law in the assessment and collection of the county revenue for the year 1838. Proceedings of

Sec. 2. The proceedings of the Sheriff of said county or any collection of rev. of his deputies in the collection of said revenue shall not be in any set aside, for any manner, impeached or set aside by reason of the assessment having illegallity of been made by a special assessor in place of the county assessor elected by law, and who refused to qualify and perform the duties of said office, provided that the assessment and collection of said · revenue were in every other respect, regular and in conformity with the provisions of law.

Approved, February 19, 1839.

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