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as is provided in case of sheriffs by an act entitled an act for assessing and collecting county revenue, approved January 18, 1838.

Approved Dec. 13, 1838.

NO. 4.
AN ACT to provide for laying out and establishing Territorial Roads therein

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of RepreRoad from Green sentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That a territorial road Bay to Depere.

shall be laid out and established, running from a point in the town of Green Bay, near the residence of R. M. Eberts, along the high ground between Fox and Manitoo rivers, to the town of Depere ; and that W. Dickinson, L. Grignon and C. R. Brush, be and hereby are appointed commissioners, to lay out said road.

Sec. 2. A territorial road shall be laid out and established,

running on the most direct and eligible route from the Little Butte Morts to Fon du des Morts, by the entrance of Fox river into Lake Winnebago, to

Fond du Lac; and that Samuel Irwin, Webster Stanly and George C. Wright be, and hereby are appointed commissioners, to lay out said road.

Sec. 3. A territorial road shall be laid out and established, or running from the Fox river, at or near Knagg's dwelling, on the most direct and eligible route to the out-let of Fox Lake; and Clark Dickinson, David Evans and William Powell be, and hereby are appointed commissioners, to lay out said road.

Sec. 4. A territorial road shall be laid out and established, From U. S. Road running from the United States road at or near Wright's dwelling,

above Plum Creek, on the most direct and eligible route by La Fontaine, to Cliffton on Lake Winnebago; and that J. D. Doty, Paul Beaulieu and Hole S. Wright be, and hereby are appointed commissioners to lay out said road.

Sec. 5. A territorial road shall be laid out and established, running from Fon du Lac, on the most direct and eligible route by - the way of Fox Lake to Madison ; and that M. C. Darling, J. P.

Brower and John Catlin be, and are bereby appointed Commissioners, to lay out said road.

Sec. 6. A territorial road shall be laid out and established,

running from the town of Sheboygan on Lake Michigan, to RochFrom Sheboygan to Fon du Lac. ester and from thence on the most direct and eligible route to Fon

du Lac; and that Charles D. Cole, David Giddings and John

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Sec. 7. A territorial road shall be laid out and established, From Manitou.
running from the town of Manitouwoc on Lake Michigan, to
Manitouwoc Rapids; from thence to Thayer's mill, on the best
and most direct route; from thence to Cliffton on Lake Winnebago,
on the best and most direct route; and Benjamin Jones, Pliony
Pierce and Horace Conroe are hereby appointed commissioners to
lay out said road.
Sec. 8. No part of the expense of laying out said roads, shall

Expenso. be paid from the treasury of any of the counties through which said roads may pass; nor shall any part thereof be paid out of the territorial treasury.

Approved, Der. 13, 1838.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatires of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the counties of Manitouwoc and Sheboygan, shall be organized for all the purposes Organization for

County Gover. of county government from and after the taking effect of this act, ment. and the inhabitants therein shall be entitled to, and enjoy all the rights and privileges which the inhabitants of the several organized counties of the Territory now enjoy, except as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. The first election for township and county officers in
said counties, shall be held on the first Monday of March, A. D.
1839, at the several places in said counties where the last general
election was held, :ind thereafter the elections in each of said
counties shall be at the times and places provided by law.

Sec. 3. At the first election in said ounties, returns shall be
made to the clerk of the board of county commissioners of Brown
county, who shall proceed to canvass the votes and issue certifi- made.
cates to the several persons who may be elected to office at said
election, in the manner provided by law.

Sec. 4. The said counties shall, for judicial purposes, continue
attached to the county of Brown, and shall pay annually five per
centum of all county taxes levied in each of the aforesaid counties, Attached to

Brown for judi. to the treasurer of the said county of Brown, for the purpose of cial purposes.

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defraying their proportion of the contingent expenses of holding the courts in said county.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after the first Monday of March next.

Approved Dec. 17, 1838.

NO. 6.

AN ACT to provide for laying out and establishing a Territorial Road from

the northern boundary line of the State of Illinois, to Madison, Wisconsin Territory.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of RepreCommissioners. sentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That Joseph Griffin,

William Bowman, and Anson W. Pope, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a territorial road, commencing at a point near or on section thirty-one, in town one, in range nineteen east, thence on the most eligible route to Big Foot or the outlet of Geneva Lake, thence to the seat of Justice of Walworth county, thence on the most eligible route to Madison.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners shall proceed to the discharge of the duties assigned them, agreeably to the provisions of an act entitled *

an act to provide for laying out and opening territorial roads," approved January 3, 1838.

Approved Dec. 18, 1838.

Their duties.

NO. 7.

AN ACT to repeal so much of an act entitled "an act to divide the County

of. Iowa,” as establishes the seat of justice of the County of Green at New Mexico, and to provide for the location of the seat of justice of the County of Green.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That so much of the second section of an act entitled "an act to divide the county of Iowa” as establishes the seat of justice of the county of Green at New Mexico, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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Sec. 2. James L. Thayer, J. F. Ostrander and George W. Comniissioners. Hickox are appointed commissioners to locate and establish the seat of justice of said coumiy of Green.

Sec. 3. The commissioners aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall meet at the dwelling house of Joseph Payne in said county, on the second Monday of February next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and before proceeding to the discharge of the duties assigned them by this act, shall severally take an oath before some Oath of person legally authorised to administer the same, to perform the duties of their appointment faithfully, without fear, favor or affection, or any reward or hope thereof: and if either of the commissioners shall violate the above oath, he shall be liable to all the pains and penalties of perjury. A Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of said commissioners to make a Their duties. careful examination of said county, having regard to its present and probable future population, and to locate the seat of justice of the same, where in their opinion, it will be for the best interest of the county.

Sec. 5. So soon as the said commissioners shall have made the location as aforesaid, it shall be their duty to make report of the

Their Report same to the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county of Green, who shall record the same, and shall immediately certify to the Governor of the Territory where the selection of the seat of justice of said county has been made by the said commissioners ; and the Governor shall thereupon issue his proclamation declaring the place so selected to be the seat of justice of said

Proclamation. county. SEC. 6. The said commissioners are allowed five dollars per

Compensation of day each, to be paid out of the Treasury of said county of Green, Commissioners. for every day so necessarily employed.*

Approved Dec. 19, 1838.

Governor's

NO. 8.

AN ACT to provide for laying out a Territorial Road from Madison to the

State line of Illinoiş.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That James Biggs, John Slothour and Isaac H. Palmer, are appointed commissioners

* Repealed.

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to lay out a territorial road from Madison, the seat of Government, thence by or near James Biggs residence in Green county, thence by or near Adam Collins farm, thence by or near George Carrols farm, in the county of Iowa, thence by the nearest and best route to the State line of Illinois, so as to intersect the road from Gratiots Grove in this Territory, to Galena, Illinois.

Sec. 2. That said commissioners shall proceed to perform their duties as directed by an act, entitled *an act to provide for laying out and opening territorial roads, approved January 3, 1838.

Approved Dec. 20, 1838.

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NO. y.

AN ACT to lay out and establish certain Territorial Roads.

to lay out a road from Chicago State road to Madison,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of RepreCommissioners sentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That Elisha Newhall,

coad Christopher Douglas and Elias Ogden, be and they are hereby

appointed commisssioners to lay out and mark a Territorial road, commencing at or near the head of Geneva Lake, to where the Chicago State road terminates at the State line, from thence the nearest and best route through Prairie du Lac, to the outlet of Lake Kushkanong, from thence the nearest and best route to Madison, in the county of Dane.

Sec. 2. The commissioners aforesaid, shall meet at the house of Christopher Douglas, in the county of Walworth, and proceed

to the discharge of the duties assigned them agreeably to an act, How laid out.

*"entitled an act for the laying out and opening territorial roads,” approved January 3, 1838.

Sec. 3. That E. Peck, David Humes and Christopher Douglas,

be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and Road from

mark a territorial road commencing at Madison, in the county of Madison to Big Dane, thence by the best and most practicable route to the dwelling

house of David Humes, on Rock River, thence by the best and most practicable route to the south line of the Territory, at or near Big Foot Prairie, (so called) in the county of Walworth.

Sec. 4. The commissioners, mentioned in the third section of

this act, shall meet at Madison, in the county of Dane, and proceed Duties of Com.

to the discharge of the duties assigned them, according to the provisions of an act entitled, *an act to provide for laying out and opening territorial roads," approved January 3, 1838.

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See Laws of '37 & 8, p. 45.

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