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An Act to require Clerks of District Courts, Judges of

District Courts and District Attorneys to file copies of their official bonds and oaths in the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court.

ÉECTION. 1. Oaths and Bonds of Judges and Clerks of District Court to be filed with

Clerk of Supreme Court.
2. Duties of Clerk of Supreme Court, with reference thereto.
3. Certificate of Clerk of Supreme Court prima facie evidence of their official

4 Act takes effect on passage.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Section 1. The several Judges of the District Courts, Oath of office and Clerks of the District Courts and District Attorneys, are here- boards of judges

and clerks of distby required to file or cause to be filed in the office of the rict courts to filed Clerk of the Supreme Court, certified copies of their official with clerk of su.

preme court. oaths or bonds, or both, as the case may be.

Sec. 2. It is hereby made the duty of the Clerk of the Supreme Court to file the said oaths and bonds in his said office, free of all charges whatsoever, and it is further made Duty of supreme

court clerk the duty of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, in case of the failure of any of the officers herein enumerated so to do, to notify said officers of this requirement, and request compliance with the same.

Sec. 3. The certificate of the Clerk of the Supreme Court to the official acts of any of the said officers shall be taken as prima facie evidence of their official character, in any of the Courts of this State.

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


. President of the Senate. APPROVED—July twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.


July 22, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Francis Baasen, Secretary of State.


An Act to Provide for the Creation and Regulation of

Emigrant Aid Societies.

SECTION 1. Incorporation of Associations to promote emigration.

2. Certificate and copy of Constitution and By-Laws to be filed with Secretary

of State.
3. Object of the Institutions,
4. Authority to make By-Laws.
5. Annual election of officers.
6. Annual report from the Board of Directors.
7. Powers of the Board of Directors.
8. Expenditure of funds for printing and distributing pamphlets.
9. Duties of officers and members prescribed in By-Laws.
10. Act takes effect on passage.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. Any number of persons may associate themIncorporation of

selves and become incorporated for the purpose of aiding to emigration associations encourage, procure and protect emigration in and within the

State of Minnesota, with power to make, hold and use a common seal, also to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in all Courts of competent jurisdiction, and shall have all other powers and privileges necessary to fulfil the objects of their incorporation.

Sec. 2. Such persons forming an association under this Filing of certifi: Act, shall file in the office of the Secretary of State, and cato and by-laws

also in the Register of Deeds office of such county where such association may be formed, a certificate, in writing, signed by the Board of Directors of such association, expressing their intention to create and form such Emigration Aid Society, which certificate shall also comprise a copy of their Constitution and by-laws adopted by them.

Sec. 3. The object of such institution shall be to provide Objects of corpo

for the encouragement of emigration to the State of Minnesorations ta, and to aid and protect emigrants on their arrival in

and their passing through this State.

SEC. 4. Such association shall make by-laws in accordBy.laws ance with their objects, provided that such by-laws be not in

contravention of the laws of this State, or the laws and Constitution of the United States.

Sec. 5. At the annual meetings of such association, there shall be chosen a Board of Directors and such number of offi. cers as their by-laws may provide, which officers and directors shall hold their respective offices for one year and until the regular annual meetings of the association, when their successors shall be chosen, The association shall, at their

Election of offcers


first annual meeting, fix the time for holding their subsequent annual meetings.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to present to the association at every annual meeting, or at Annual report any time the by-laws that such institutions may provide, a full report of their proceedings, and give a faithful exhibit of the state of the institutions with regard to their financial and other interests.

Sec. 7. The Directors shall have power, and it shall be Donations and their duty to receive funds and donations of whatever subscriptions source; they shall also have power, and it shall be their duty, to fix the rates of subscription of members, to appoint and employ all officers and agents requisite to promote the object of such institutions, and to remove any and all of them, as the interests of such institutions may require.

Sec. 8. The Directors shall be authorized to expend such amount of the funds under their control, as they may deem

Printing and dis. expedient, for the printing and distribution of pamphlets or tribution of other papers, for the instruction of emigrants, and for the pamphlets aid and assistance of emigrants, whenever they may deem proper.

Sec. 9. The specific duties of the directors, officers and specific duties members of such associations, and also the mode how persons may become members of them, shall be prescribed by their by.laws.

Sec. 10. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate. APPROVED—August the second eighteen hundred and fiftyeight.


August 2, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Francis BAASEN, Secretary of State.


An Act prescribing the general duties of Auditor of


SECTION 1. State Auditor to be electod every throe years-Annual salary-Bond-Dath

of office. 2. Location of office of Auditor. 3. Seal of the Auditor. 4. Accounts and claims against State to be presented to Auditor for adjust

ment. 5. Form and manner of issuing warrants. 6. Authority issue warrants of ten dollars for sums exceeding ti dol.

lars. 7. Credit of the State pledged for the redemption of all warrants. 8. Rocord of State Warrants issued. 9. Records of accounts, &c., to be kept. 10. Account with the Treasurer. 11. Annual report to the Logislature. 12. Exhibit of books on requisition of Legislature. 13. Township plats to be furnished by Boards of Supervisors. 14. Certified copies of plats to be furnished by Auditor on application, 15. Foes therefor. 16. Lists of lands subject to taxation by entry or sale at Land office, to be far

nished annually to Register of Deeds. 17. General forms and instructions for assessing and collecting taxes to be

made out. 18. Penalty for non-paymont of taxes may be remitted --correct errors. 19. Annual statement of county taxes paid in to State Treasury to be trans

mitted to Registers.
20. Chiof Clerk may be appointed.
21. Bond to be given.
22. Duties of Chief Clerk in absenco of Auditor.
23. Contingent fand, expenses to be paid out of.
21. Duty of Auditor on failure of County Treasurer or other officers to make

proper returns or settlement of taxes due State.
23. Authority to administer oaths to accountants, &c.
26. No claims to be paid by Treasurer until audited.
27. Salary of Chief Clerk and contingent expenses.
28. Penalty for violation of provisions of this act.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Jinnesotu:

Section 1. That there shall be elected by the qualified Term of office voters of the State, every three years, one Auditor of State , salary-bond who shall have an annual salary of one thousand dollar s

per annum, payable quarterly, and who, previous to enteriu g on the duties of his office, shall enter into bond with one or more securities, to be approved by the Governor, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, payable to the State of Minne. sota, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his official duties ; and he shall take and subscribe an oath or affirma. tion to faithfully discharge the duties of his office, which oath, together with his bond, shall be deposited in the ofice of Secretary of State.


SBc. 2. The Auditor shall keep his office at the seat of government, and do and perform all the duties appertaining Location of office therto which are, or may be, required of him by law or resolution of the Legislature.

Sec. 3. The Auditor shall keep a seal, with the device, “the seal of the Auditor for Minnesota," and all official copies Seal of Auditor taken from the Records, or other documents in his office, shall be under said seal, and shall be certified and signed by the Auditor.

Sec. 4. That all accounts and claims against the State, which shall be by law directed to be paid out of the treasury of the State, shall be presented to the Auditor, who shall Accounts and

daims to be examine and adjust the same, and shall issue bills or war

adjusted rants, payable at the State Treasury, for the sums which shall be found due from the State, specifying in each bill the date of its issue, and the name of the person to whom payable.

Sec. 5. That the bills or warrants to be so issued, shall be printed on separate sheets of paper, and each bill or war-Porm and manner rant shall be entered and numbered, and the number cor-of issuing warresponding therewith shall be on the part of the sheet from which such bill shall be cut ; and all such parts of sheets containing the corresponding numbers, shall be carefully preserved by the Auditor in his office.

Sec. 6. That when the amount due from the State to any person shall exceed twenty dollars, the Auditor, if requested, Division of claims shall divide the sum due into parcels of not less than ten into small wardollars each, and shall issue bills or warrants for the several rants parcels into which the amount shall be so divided.

Sec. 7. That for the redemption of all bills and warrants, stato credit issued in conformity with the provisions of this Act, the pledged for recredit of the State is hereby pledged.

demption Sec. 8. The Auditor shall enter, in progressive order, in

Registry of war a book or books to be by himn provided for that purpose,

the number of each bill or warrant by him issued, the amount thereof, the date of its issue, and the name of the person to whom issued.

Sec. 9. The Auditor shall make and preserve in his office in suitable books, to be procured at the expense of the State, fair and accurate records of all such public accounts and other documents as have been or may be by law made re. turnable to his office, and shall keep a file in progressive order of all receipts and other vouchers relative to the business of his office.

Sec. 10. The Auditor shall keep a regular sccount with the Treasurer of this State, in suitable books, to be provided as aforesaid, in which he shall charge the Treasurer with all treasurer to be moneys by bim received, and credit him with all bills or warrants by him redeemed and deposited in the office of the Auditor.

Sec. 11. The Auditor shall annually make ont an accurate


Record of accounts, de

Account with


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