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next, and it shall not be lawful for any town, city, or CHAPTER 4. village treasurer, in said counties, to levy the same by distress and sale, prior to said day.

§ 2. In all cases where the treasurer of any town, Returns of decity or village in said counties shall not have made his linquent taxes. returns of delinquent taxes before receiving notice of the passage of this act, he shall retain in his hands for collection all delinquent taxes and may receive such of the taxes thereon, as shall be paid voluntarily, prior to the third Monday in July next, and receipt the same to the person or corporation making such payment therefor without other or farther authority, than the original warrant, issued to him for the collection of the same.

§ 3. In all cases where the treasurer of any city, Ibid. town or village in said counties, shall before receiving notice of the passage of this act, have made return to the county treasurer of delinquent taxes, for said year 1858, the said county treasurer, shall not issue any warrant to the sheriff for the collection of the same, till after the fourth Monday in August next.

$ 4. If upon the third Monday in July next, there Unpaid taxes-shall be remaining in the hands of any town, city or duty of Treasvillage treasurer any delinquent and unpaid taxes, it shall be the duty of such officer to present his original warrant to the officer who issued the same for a renewal thereof, and it is hereby made the duty of said officer to renew the same for thirty days from said third Monday in July, by endorsement under his hand, and the said Treasurer shall thereupon proceed to enforce collection of the same by distress and sale in the manner now provided by existing laws, and shall make return of such warrant and tax list to the county treasurer on the fourth Monday in August next, in the manner now provided by existing laws.

§ 5. The term of office of the treasurer of the towns, Term of office cities and villages in Brown, Oconto, Calumet, Manitowoc and Ozaukee counties for the purposes of this act, is hereby extended to the fourth Monday, in August next; but said treasurers shall give a new official bond, before the first Tuesday in March next, in double the amount of delinquent taxes retained in their hands.

8 6. Nothing in this act contained shall be con- Construction of strued to authorize any collector to

o retain in his hands any taxes already collected by him; and every collector is hereby required to pay over to the proper officer in person such taxes as he may have collected on the

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CHAPTER 6. first Monday of every month until the time shall have

elapsed to make his return as herein before provided.

$ 7. This act is hereby declared to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 22, 1859.

CHAPTER 5.

AN ACT to legalize the assessment of taxes in the counties of Douglass and

LaPointe.

Assessment declared valid.

Extension of

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The assessment and collection of taxes in the counties of Douglass and LaPointe for the year 1857, is hereby declared to be as valid and binding to all intents and purposes as if the same had in all respects fully complied with all the provisions of law then in force relative to the assessment and collection of taxes, and the sale of lands in said counties for delinquent taxes for that year, is hereby authorized to be made in the year 1859, in connection with the sale of lands in said counties for delinquent taxes of the year 1858, and such sale shall be as binding as if made at the time prescribed by law.

§ 2. The time in which any act in relation to the time for colloc: assessment, equalization, collection and return of taxes

in said counties for the year 1858 should be done, is hereby extended thirty days; and all acts of assessors, town clerks, town treasurers, sheriffs, county treasurers, and clerks of the board of supervisors in said counties in and about the assessment and collection of taxes for said year 1858, whether within the time prescribed by law or afterwards, are hereby declared to be as valid and binding in all respects as if the same had been done within the time prescribed by law, and the time of the sale of lands for delinqunent taxes in said counties is hereby extended for eight weeks from and after the time now required by law.

Approved January 25th, 1859.

of taxes.

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6, 7.

AN ACT to reduce the Capital Stock of the Wisconsin Bank of Madison.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The capital stock of the Wisconsin Bank Capital stock of Madison is hereby reduced to fifty thousand dollars. reduced.

$ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 25th, 1859.

CHAPTER 7.

AN ACT to extend the time for the payment of Taxes and Assessments in

the city of Racine.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The sale of lands now unsold in the city Time extended of Racine by the treasurer of said city, upon which the for payment of taxes or assessment levied for the year 1858 are now unpaid, be and the same is hereby postponed until the first Monday in April, 1859.

$ 2. On said first Monday of April, the treasurer of Sale of lands, said city shall commence the sale of lands upon which oft non-paym't the taxes or assessments levied under the charter of said city shall not have been paid, adding interest to the amount of taxes levied upon said lands, calculated at the rate of twelve per cent. from the first day of January preceeding, to that day, and shall continue the sale from day to day until the sale shall be completed. Such sale, and all subsequent acts and proceedings, shall be conducted by the treasurer as now required by the charter of said city, as near as may be consistently with this act, and all sales so made, and the certificates of sale made in pursuance thereof, shall have the same validity and effect as if such sale had taken place at the time and manner now prescribed by the city charter.

§ 3. Between the first and second Monday of April Duty of Treasnext, the city treasurer shall make return to the county treasurer, as now required by law, the time for making

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CHAPTER 8. such return being hereby extended as in this section

specified, and the county treasurer upon receiving such returns shall proceed conformably to existing laws to collect the taxes so returned by the city treasurer as unpaid, and shall proceed in the same manner as now required by existing laws.

§ 4. The city treasurer shall collect interest on all amounts paid to him for taxes, after the fifteenth day of February next, calculated at the rate of twelve per cent. from the first day of January preceeding, to the day on which such taxes are paid.

§ 5. The word "lands” used in this act shall be construed to include tracts divided into lots and blocks, or other subdivisions, as well as tracts not so divided, and all buildings and other improvements thereon.

§ 6. This act shall in no way operate to extend the time limited for the payment of the State tax by the treasurer of Racine county.

$ 7. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its

passage. Approved January 25th, 1859.

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CHAPTER 8.

AN ACT to legalize the Equalization of Taxes in the County of Ozaukee.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The equalization of the assessment of Equalization declared valid, taxes as made in the county of Ozaukee by the board

of equalizers of said county, at their annual session in 1858, is hereby declared to be legal and valid to all in. ? tents and purposes.

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1859.

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9, 10.

AN ACT for the relief of “The Bank of La Pointe" and “The St. Croix

Valley Bank.

notice.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The bank comptroller is hereby author- Publication of ized to publish as required by sec. one of chapter 98 of general laws of 1858, the notices filed in his office on the 11th of January, 1859, by the Bank of La Pointe and the St. Croix Valley Bank.

§ 2. The notices of removal and location of the Force and effect Bank of La Pointe and St. Croix Valley Bank when published shall have the same force and effect, as if the said notices har been filed and published within the time required by secs. 19 and 20 of chap. 98 of general laws of 1858.

$ 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1959.

CHAPTER 10.

AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in

Burlington to sell their Real Estate.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. That the Trustees of the First Presbyte- Authority to rian Society, of Burlington, Racine county, be, and sell real estate they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey by deed or otherwise, as they or a majority of them shall direct, the church edifice belonging to said society, together with the grounds on which it stands, and known as lot No. three, in block No, two, of Perkin's second addition to the village of Burlington, and divide the proceeds of such sale pro rata among the several shareholders of the same.

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1859.

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