History of the Territory of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1848: Preceded by an Account of Some Events During the Period in which it was Under the Dominion of Kings, States Or Other Territories, Previous to the Year 1836
In the winter of 1870, the compiler of this book was invited to deliver the annual address before the State Historical Society, and the members of the legislature. Having accepted the invitation, he took as his theme "Territorial Legislation of Wisconsin." The address was a brief condensation of what had occurred in the legislative halls during the territorial period of twelve years. This mere epitome of the history of Territorial Legislation, short and fragmentary as it was from the necessities of the occasion, was received with unexpected favor. The author was urged by many who heard it, among whom were those for whose judgment he felt the utmost deference, to enlarge the work of which the address was an abridgment, and to publish a more complete history of the subject to which it related. These flattering solicitations induced the author to make the experiment, although with great hesitation and very serious doubts as to his ability to compile a work which would disappoint the too generous confidence of his friends. The result is the book now presented to the public.
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History of the Territory of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1848: Preceded by an ...
Moses McCure Strong
Visualização integral - 1885
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Página 306 - California, and of the 12th section of the Act of Congress approved on the 31st of August, 1852, entitled An Act making appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-three and for other purposes...
Página 385 - The privilege of the debtor to enjoy the necessary comforts of life, shall be recognized by wholesome laws, exempting a reasonable amount of property from seizure or sale for the payment of any debt or liability hereafter contracted ; and there shall be no imprisonment for debt, except in case of fraud.
Página 310 - President of the United States, to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, to each Member of Congress from the State of Washington, and to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
Página 146 - The governor shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the legislative council, shall appoint all judicial officers, justices of the peace, sheriffs, and all militia officers, except those of the staff, and all civil officers not herein provided for.
Página 146 - That the legislative power of the territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation consistent with the constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act ; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil ; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States...
Página 384 - Provided, that the legislature may at any time extend by law the right of suffrage to persons not herein enumerated; but no such law shall be in force until the same shall have been submitted to a vote of the people at a general election, and approved by a majority of all the votes cast at such election...
Página 146 - That the judicial power of said Territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, probate courts, and justices of the peace.
Página 171 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of California shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever.
Página 380 - an act to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union...