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tion held under this Act, and the Register of Deeds of the difclerk of election ferent counties shall be paid the like compensation out of
their respective counties treasuries, and in like manner as they are entitled to for similar services, under an Act entitled " An Act to regulate Elections."
Sec. 13. This Act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
WILLIAM HOLCOMBE, .
President of the Senate. APPROVED—August the twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.
H. H. SIBLEY. SECRETARY'S Office, Minnesota, 2
August 12, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office,
Francis Bassen, Secretary of State..
State, and further to prescribe and define the powers em: and duties of his office. .
SECTION 1. Governor of the State --time of holding election therefor.
2. Governor to be legal custodian of all the State property. Milon! 3. Çfficers of the State Departments required to make report of the public ba
siness entrusted to them. 4. Commissions to civil officers in the State, to be signed by Governor. 5. Requisitions for rendition of fugitives---discretionary power as to payment
of expenses. . . ., , ' ' . . ' ,
, 6. Reprieves and pardons, to grant.
7. Vacancies among officers appointed by Legislature, to be filled by Governor
*) P until Legislature meets.' Dne
8. . Public Thanksgiving, duty of Governor to set apart a day for. 9. Ex 'ra Sessions of Legislature, authority to conyene. .10...Impeachment, resignation or removal of Governor, Lieutenant Governor to
. . act." mire . ' 11. No member of Congress or officer under the United States, to hold the office
12. Private Secretary, to record official letters. i fins
Imposs! 13. The Great Seal of the State, authority to provide when lost, defaced or ir; }
', 14. Act takes effect on passage. ..
SECTION 1.' The Governor shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the State, at the general election in A. D. one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and at the general Governor of state election biennially thereafter, and he shall assume the duties –time of holding of his office on the first day of January next succeeding his election therefor election, or as soon thereafter as practicable.
Sec. 2. The Governor is hereby constituted the legal custodian of all the property of the State, not specially en-Governor to be trusted to other officers by law; and he is hereby authorized legal custodian of
state property and empowered to take summary possession of such property of the State, without any process of law; and to adopt such measures as he may deem proper to preserve it from injury or deterioration.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the several officers of the Executive Department to make a written report to the Officers of depart. Governor of the State, of the public business entrusted to monts to make
reports to govern their charge, whenever required by him so to do, and the Attorney General shall deliver a written opinion upon any gubject connected with the affairs of the State, when requested by the Governor. Sec. 4. All commissions to civil officers in this State shall Commissions to
civil officers by be issued and signed by the Governor, and countersigned by
whom signed the Secretary of State under the seal of the State, and a record thereof kept in the office of the Secretary of State.' Sec. 5. In issuing requisitions for the rendition of fugitives
Requisitionsfrom justice, it shall be discretionary with the Governor, discretionary whether to allow any sum of money or not, for the expenses power as to pay incurred therein, and no such expenses shall be paid by the State, or any county, unless on the certificate of the Governor, to the effect that the case is such an one, as the State or county ought to pay for the pursuit and rendition of said fugitive.
Sec. 6. The Governor shall have power to grant reprieves Repriever and and pardons after conviction, except in cases of impeach- pardons-power ment.
Sec. 7. When any officer, the right of whose appointment Vacancies in ofis vested in the Legislature, shall, during the reoess, die, or fices appointed his office by any means become vacant, the Governor shall have power to fill such vacancy by granting a commission, pointment which shall expire at the commencement of the next session of the Legislature.
Sec. 8. The Governor shall by proclamation, set apart one annual thanksday in each year, as a day of solemn and public thanksgiving elving day to Almighty God, for his blessings to us as a State and a nation, and no business shall be transacted on that day at any of the departments of State.
Šec. 9. Whenever the Governor shall deem it necessary to convene an extra session of the Legislature,' he shall do so by proclamation, giving such notice as he shall deem Extra soesions of necessary to inform the members of the Legislature of the thor ts to convene : time of assembling; and when assembled he shall state to them the purposes for which they have been convened.
Sec. 10. In case of the death, impeachment, resignation,
mont of expenses
in cases o
by legislature, to be filled by ap
Imoshment or removal of the Governor from office, the Lieutenant resignation or ro-Governor shall exercise the office of Governor, until he be moval of governor acquitted, or another Governor shall be duly qualified. And
in case of the impeachment of the Lieutenant Governor, or his death, removal from office, resignation, or abscence from the State, the President of the Senate shall succeed to the office and exercise the duties thereof, until a Governor shall be elected and qualified.
Sec. 11. No member of Congress, or person holding any Prohibition to : office under the United States or this State, shall execute the hold office of gor: office of Governor. ,
Sec. 12. The Governor shall appoint his Private Secretary,
who shall enter in a book kept for that purpose, all such Privato socretary letters written by and to the Governor, as are official and hip daties
important; and such other letters as the Governor shall deem necessary. Said book shall be deposited in the office of the executive by the Private Secretary, and carefully preserved, and the Governor shall produce the letter books before the Legislature whenever requested.
SEC. 13. Whenever the great seal of the State, shall be lost, or so worn or defaced as to render it unfit for use, the Governor shall provide a new one.
Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
President of the Senate. APPROVED August the ninth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight..
HENRY H. SIBLEY. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,
August 9, 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 authorize the Governor to select Lands, and
secure the title thereof.
BEOTION 1. Tho Governor authorized to appoint a Commissioner to select lands to put
pleto public buildings.
3. Act takes effect on passage.
SECTION 1. That the Governor of this State is hereby ad
thorised to appoint a Commission, consisting of one or more commission to be persons, to assist him in the selection of certain lands grant- appointed to 80 ed to the State of Minnesota for the purpose of completing lect lands-dona.
otion by United in the Public Building, or for the erection of others at the Seat Stat of Government, and also to take such measures as shall secure the title of said lands, when thus selected for the State.
Sec. 2. That the Governor shall select or appoint some suitable person or persons to make the selection of the twelve Salt Springs and six sections of land granted to this State by the Enabling Act, and take such measures as are necessary to secure a title thereto.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
President of the Senate.' APPROVED—August second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.
HENRY H. SIBLEY. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota, l
August 2, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be à true copy of the original on file in this office.
Francis BAASEN, Secretary of State.
Supreme and District Courts.
SZOTION 1. Salaries of tho Judges of the Supreme Court.
1. Salaris cf the Judges of the District Court.
Be it eracted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :
SECTION 1. That the Chief Justice and Associate Justices salaries of the of the Supreme Court shall severally receive a salary of two judgow of rapromas thousand dollars per annum.
; court Sec. 2. The Judges of the District Courts shall severally receive a salary of two thousand dollars per annum.
of district court
ble Salaries payable quarterly
Term of office
Sec. 3. The said salaries provided for in the foregoing sections of this Act, shall be payable quarterly by the State Treasurer, on the order of the Auditor, out of any money in the Treasury of the State not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 4. The term of office of each of the said Judges, shall commence and date from the first Monday of January, 1858, and their several duties shall be and remain as now provided by law, until the same shall be changed by the Legislature.
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
President of the Senate.
APPROVED—August the eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.
HENRY H. SIBLEY.
SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota, l
August 11, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office,
FRANCIS BAasen, Secretary of State.
CHAPTER XC. An Act to amend an Act to appropriate Money for certain purposes, Approved March 20th 1858.
SECTION 1. Amond Soction 9 of Chapter 26 of General Lawu of 1858.
2. Act takes effect on passage.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That the sum of one hundred and five dollars
be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the appropriJfraris Romero
to ation made in Section nine of said Aet to W, A. Hotchkiss,
or assigns, to be paid out of any funds in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated for the current year, to J. Travis 7998:""...wRosser. **; inosser. ;