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Sec. 3. All such blank warrants or drafts shall be let

Registry of drafts tered, numbered and registered in the proper books to be by auditor provided and kept by the Auditor for that purpose, and all plates or other stamps for the printing and making of the warrants provided for hereby, shall remain in the custody of the Auditor, and under his direction and control. Sec. 4. Whenever any outstanding and unpaid Territorial

Manner of paying warrants or other claims against the State, duly audited and

out drafts by appropriated by law, shall be presented for payment, the treasurer Treasurer shall receive from the Auditor a like amount in the aforesaid Treasury drafts or warrants which, before delivery, shall be properly signed by the Auditor, and a correct account kept thereof.

The Treasurer shall countersign, accept and issue the same to the parties entitled thereto, and the Treasurer shall enter in a book or books to be kept by him for that purpose, a correct account of all such transactions, setting forth the amount of drafts received by him from the Auditor, the numbers, letters, denominations and amounts of the same, to whom issued, and on what account, as well as any further entries necessary to exhibit the condition of the Treasury at all times, and the aggregate amount and denominations of such outstanding Treasury drafts.

Sec. 5, Che said warrants or Treasury drafts shall bear and draw interest at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum, but whenever there shall be sufficient funds in the Treasury Interest on drafts for the redemption of such outstanding warrants, it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to give public notice, in one or more newspapers published at Saint Paul, that the said warrants will be redeemed upon presentation, and the interest shall cease from and after the date of such notice.

Sec. 6. A full and correct account of the redemption and payment of all such Treasury drafts shall also be kept by the Registry and can

cellation by treaTreasurer, and no such draft shall be issued twice; but on payment they shall be marked as canceled by a cross at least one inch each way, being stamped and cut through the paper, in the manner known to bankers for destroying canceled checks.

Sec. 7. The said drafts shall always be received by the State for taxes, assessments, fines and dues of every nature

To be received for whatsoever; and they shall also be received by the Treas-debts due state urer at par, and with accrument of interest, as cash, for any loan to the State of Minnesota, authorized or to be authorized by law, and the credit of the State is hereby pledged to the payment of the principal and interest of the Treasury pledged drafts or warrants mentioned in this Act.

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

GEO. BRADLEY,
Speaker pro tem of the House of Representatives

RICHARD G. MURPHY,
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President pro tem of the Senate.

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APPROVED—January twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hun. dred and fifty-eight.

CHAS. L. CHASE,

Acting Governor. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

January 29, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Chas. L. Chase, Secretary.

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An Act to ectend the time for the collection of the

County, State and Territorial Taces for the year 1857.

SECTION 1. Time of Collection of Taxes extended to July 1, 1958.

2. Time for Treasurer to pay over State Tax extended to first Monday in July

1858, 3. No Tax Sales to be made until after second Tuesday in August 1858, 4. Registers o. Deeds failing to collect Taxes shall advertise and sell the pro

perty on the second Tuesday of November, 1858. 5. Tax Collectors to make due diligence :n collecting taxus-State taxes to be

paid out of first moneys collected. 6. Failure of Collector to pay over taxes collected, monthly damages and inter

est to be exacted, by suit against Collectors' bonds.
7. School, Dletrict, Village or City Taxes exempted from the provisions of this

law,
8. Ramsey and Meeker Counties exempted.
9. Act takes effect on passage,

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

Time of collection extended

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Section 1. That the time for the return of delinquent lection taxes for the year 1857, be and the same is hereby extended

to the first Monday in July, 1858.

Sec. 2. The time for the several County Treasurers to Treasurer, when pay over to the State authorities the amounts charged to

their respective counties for the year 1857 is hereby extended to the first Monday in July 1858.

Sec. 3. No lands shall be sold for the taxes of 1857, prior Tax sales when to the second Tuesday in August, 1858, at which time the

sale of lands for the unpaid taxes of 1857, shall be made according to the further provisions of existing law for the sale of lands for unpaid taxes and the conveyance and redemption thereof.

Sec. 4. If the Register of Deeds of any county shall una

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voidably omit or fail to sell the lands returned for the delin Register of donds quent taxes of the year 1857, at the time specified in the fore-when they shall going Section, he shall advertise and sell such lands on the soll real estate second Tuesday in November next ensuing and not sooner, and all sales made in pursuance of this enactment shall con. form in all respects to, and be valid and binding, as like sales made in accordance with the existing provisions of law. Sec. 5. Nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to

Tax collectors to authorize or allow any Sheriff or Collector of Taxes to fail in meer

in use due diligence making due diligence to collect and pay over the taxes of the year 1857 before the time specified in Section one for the return of delinquent tax lists ; neither shall this Act be construed to warrant or allow any County Treasurer to reserve and keep, or appropriate to the use of bis county, the State or Territorial taxes charged to his respective county for the year 1857; but the same shall be paid in gold and silver First money coin and Territorial and State orders, out of the first mon- be paid into the eys collected and paid in the County Treasuries, and not la- state treasury ter than the time prescribed in Section one.

Sec. 6. All County, State, or Territorial taxes, collected Collections hereprior to the passage of this Act shall be paid over to the re-tofore made to be

paid over-failure spective County Treasuries on or before the first Monday in pa

ay or neglect subject February next, and like payment of all taxes subsequently to penalty collected shall be made in each succeeding month thereafter until final settlement is made by said Collector, and if any Sheriff or Collector fails or neglects to make a settlement of the taxes included in his assessment roll collected as hereinbefore provided, the County Treasurer of his county, shall charge such Sheriff or Collector five per cent. damages, and twelve per cent. per annum interest, from the day payment should have been made in the balance of unsettled taxes due from him, and if any Sheriff or Collector shall withhold the payment of any taxes collected by him as aforesaid, he shall be liable to pay ten per cent. damages and twelve per cent, interest as above specified on such moneys, which moneys, damages and interest shall be collected by suit brought against such Sheriff or Collector's Bond for the recovery of the sums.

Sec. 7. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any taxes levied or assessed by law for the support of School Taxes exempt Districts, Village or City government, nor to any taxes spe-herein cially assessed or levied by a town meeting for the support of Schools.

Sec. 8. Nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to Counties exempt change the time for the return of delinquent taxes in Ram- from the law sey and Meeker counties beyond the first day of February next, the time fixed by existing laws.

from provisions

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

RICHARD G. MURPHY,

President pro tem, of the Senate. APPROVED—January twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hun. dred and fifty-eight.

CHAS. L. CHASE, Acting Governor. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota, į

January 29, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Chas. L. CHASE, Secretary.

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An Act to provide for the Assessment and Collection of

a tax for State purposes, for the year eighteen hundred
and fifty eight.
SECTION 1. Five mill tax authorized, together with a tax for principal and interest of

$250,000 loan.
2. Duty of the several county officers in the State.
3. Act to take effect from passage.

Five mill tax

Tax for state debt

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

SECTION 1. There shall be levied and collected on all the taxable property in the State of Minnesota for the year eight: een hundred and fifty-eight, a tax of five mille to the dollar, for the use of the State, including the sum to be raised as a sinking fund and for interest of the State debt, under the provisions of an act entitled "An Act to authorize a loan of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to defray the current expenses of the State.” .

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the proper officers of the several counties in the State, to assess and collect said tax in their respective counties, and pay the same over to the Treasurer of State, in the manner and time prescribed by law. Sec. 3, This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

GEORGE BRADLEY.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

RICHARD G. MURPHY,
President gro tem. of the Senate.

Collection of taxes

APPROVED—March twentieth, eighteen hundred and fiftyeight.

CHAS. L. CHASE, Acting Governor. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

March 20, 1858. 5 I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Chas. L. Chase, Secretary.

CIIAPTER VII.
An Act in relation to the Revision and Compilation of

the Statutes.

SECTION 1. Appointment of Commissioners to revise the Statutes.

2. Commissionera to report as the Legislature may direct,

Commissioners

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

SECTION 1. That Moses Sherburne, Aaron Goodrich and.com William Hollinshead, are hereby appointed Commissioners named-duties to compile, arrange and put into chapters, under appropriate heads, the public Acts now in force, including the Revised Statutes and the public Acts and laws passed since the revi. sion of the Statutes, and which may be passed by this Legislature; and said Commissioners shall not enter upon their duties until instructed in reference to the Code of Practice to be adopted by this State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said Commission- When to report ers report the result of their labors as this Legislature may

direct.

GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

RICHARD G. MURPHY,

President pro tem, of the Senate. APPROVED—March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fiftyeight.

CHAS. L. CHASE, Acting Governor. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

March 13, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Chas. L. CHASE, Secretary.

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