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porarily established at Cassville,in said county of Grant.

SECTION 6. That there shall be two terms of the Terms of disdistrict court held annually at the seat of justice for trict courts, said county of Grant, by one of the judges of the su. where held. preme court, to wit: one upon the first Monday in June

, and the other upon the fourth Munday of October; and the said district court for said county of Grant, shall have and enjoy all the powers, rights and duties, which courts in the other counties of this territory have and enjoy, and shall be subject to all the restrictions imposed upon said courts by the act, entitled "an act for establishing judicial districts, and for other purposes,” passed at the present session of this legislative assembly, and that the courts hereby authorized to be held in the county of Grant, shall be held at the town of Cassville, in the county of Grant, until the necessary public buildings are erected at the seat of justice of said county.

SECTION 7. That all suits, prosecutions, and other Causes now matters which are now, or shall on or before the fourth pending, how

disposed of. day of March next, be commenced or pending in the district courts of the United States for the county of Brown, Iowa, Crawford, Milwaukee, or in the county court for either of the said counties, or in the supreme court of the territory of Wisconsin, or in the district courts in any of said counties, or in any judicial district in said territory, or before any justice of the peace in any of said counties, shall be prosecuted to final judgment and execution, before the same courts, and in the same county, as they would have been, if this act had not been passed ; and the same proceedings shall be had in all such suits, prosecutions, and other matters as would have been had if this act bad not

been passed.

of commis

SECTION 8. That the said commissioners shall re- Compensation ceive as a compensation for performing the duties re- sioners quired of them by this act, the sum of three dollars per day, to be paid out of the first monies that may come into the treasury of said county of Grant.

SECTION 9. That this act shall be in force from and when this act after the 4th day of March next.

Speaker of the house of representatives.


President of the council. Approved, Dec. 8, 1836.


in force.

No. 32.

AN ACT to locate and establish a territorial road from Lake Mich

igan to Rock river.

and where held.

Road from lake SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the council and house of
Michigan to
Rock river.

representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, That Orin

Jerome, Enoch D. Woodbridge and Benjamin C. Commissioners. Pierce, be and the same are hereby appointed commis

sioners to locate and mark a territorial road, commencing at the mouth of Pike creek, on Lake Michigan, thence on the nearest and best route by way of the forks of the Fox and White river to Rock river,

to terminate at or near Janesville, on said river. Meeting, when SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the com

missioners aforesaid, or any two of them, shall meet at Pike on the first day of June next, for the purpose of proceeding to the discharge of their duties as commissioners aforesaid; and that they be and they are hereby authorized to adjourn from time to time, and from place to place, as they may agree and determine; and that in case said commissioners from any cause shall fail to meet at the time and place aforesaid, or any other time or place to which the said commissioners may have adjourned, that then the sheriff of the county be authorized and he is hereby required, on the application of any of said commissioners, either written or verbal, to notify, in writing, said commis. sioners, of some other day to be by him appointed, and request their attendance on such day at the place

aforesaid. Powers and du SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the said

commissioners, or a majority of them, be and they are missioners.

hereby required to employ one competent surveyor, and uch number of chain carriers as to them may appear necessary in the location of said road; that the said commissioners mark, or cause the said road to be

marked, by stakes in the prairie at a reasonable dis. How road laid tance apart, and by blazing trees in the timber; that

at the end of each mile the said commissioners cause a large and prominent stake to be set, marking thereon the number of miles from the point hereinbefore named, from which they have last departed.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the surveyor to be employed as aforesaid, be authorized and

ties of com



he is hereby required, to make out a true and correct Surveyor to plat and field notes by bim kept in locating said road, notes, and when within one month from the completion of the survey thereof; and that he make out and file one copy thereof in the office of the clerk of the district court of the county of each county through which the contemplat. ed road shall pass, and the clerks of said courts in whose office said plats and field notes shall be filed, shall record and preserve the same; and that said road, when so laid out and established, be forever the A highway. highway.

Section 5. And be it further enacted, That the said Compensation commissioners be allowed the sum of two dollars per ers and other day each, and the surveyor and other hands such sum oficers

, how as said commissioners shall contract for, not exceeding the sum of three dollars per day to the surveyor, and not exceeding the sum of one dollar and fisty cents per day to the laborers; that the said commissioners do, after the completion of the survey, make out un. der oath, a true and correct account of their own as well as of the services of the surveyor and hands, charging each county through which the road may be located their proportion agreeably to the number of days actually engaged therein, and that the board of supervisors of the several counties against whom said accounts shall be made, shall audit and settle the same: provided, said counties shall be organized, otherwise to the counties having jurisdiction over said unorganized counties.

SECTION h. And be it further enacted, That the com- Oath of com: missioners aforesaid, before they enter upon their du- more toner beties as commissioners under this act, shall take an oath taken. before some judge or justice of the peace, well and truly, and to the best of their abilities, to perform the duties required of them by this act.

SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That the said Report of comcommissioners, within three months from the comple- made and when tion of the survey of said road, shall make out a report of the manner in which they have discharged their duties, including in said report an estimate of the probable cost of constructing the necessary bridges, with any other remarks by them deemed pertinent; and that the said commissioners file one copy of said report in the office of the clerk of the district court


for the counties through which the said road may pass
to be by said clerk recorded and preserved.

Speaker of the house of representatives.

President of the council.

Approved, Dec. 8, 1836.

No. 33.

AN ACT to incorporate the Wisconsin Mineral and Transportation


Wisconsin mineral and trans.


and style.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the counsel and house of portation com representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, 'That James

H. Lockwood, David Jones, Benjamin L. West, Wil. liam H. Buen, Daniel Whitney, Robert M'Pherson, Theophilus S. Morgan, and their associates, now under an association of the name of the Wisconsin shot com

pany, shall be and are hereby ordained, constituted and Corporate name declared, to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and

in name, by the name of the “Wisconsin mineral transportation company,” and by that name they, their associates and successors, shall and may have succession during the period limited by this act, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in courts and places whatever; and that they, their associates and successors, may have a common seal and may

change and alter the same at their pleasure. Capital stock,

SECTION 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into one hundred shares of one thousand dollars each ; and shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real and personal, for the use and profit of said corporation ; and the shares of said

capital stock shall be deemed personal estate, and How far privi- transferable in such manner as shall be prescribed in leged to acquire the by-laws of said company: provided, that not more

than one-fourth of the amount of capital stock shall


$1,000 each.


be vested and employed in real estate, provided that the real property of which the company may now be possessed shall not be taken as part of said capital.

SECTION 3. The company shall have power to erect Powers and piers, wharves, warehouses and other necessary build privileges. ings and improvements, on lands purchased and owned by said company, and to build or procure not exceeding two steamboats, to be navigated on the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, and other navigable waters and streams of said territory; also, to erect buildings and establish machinery for the purpose of manufacturing lead. SECTION 4. The stockholders or a majority of them, Directors and

, shall elect five directors by ballot, one of whom shall elected. be elected by them president; and in said election and on every occasion wherein a vote of stockholders is to be taken, every share shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote, and every stockholder may vote himself or by proxy, provided the proxy be derived directly from each stockholder. The president shall preside at the meeting of the members of said corporation and of the directors, and when presiding, on an equal division of the members present, at any meeting of said association or of the directors, shall have the casting vote; and in case of absence, the directors, or a majority of them, may appoint a president pro tem., to preside at such meeting, and to do all other acts that the president might have done or could do.

SECTION 5. To continue the succession of presi- Vacancy, how dent and directors of said company, five directors shall be chosen annually on the second Monday in June, at such place as may be appointed by the directors; and if any vacancy shall occur by death, resignation or Otherwise, of any president or director, before the year for which he was elected has expired, a person to fill such vacant place for the residue of the year may be appointed by the directors of said company, or a majority of them.

SECTION 6. The said president and directors or a Agents, how majority of them, shall have power to appoint one or removed. more agents, and to remove the same at pleasure, for the purpose of transacting such business as shall by them be entered on the books of said corporation, and the books and papers of such agent or agents shall at all times be produced to the directors, or a majority of them, when called for, and delivered to his or their


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