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selling delinquent lands for taxes, and redemption may be made and deeds given upon the same terms and conditions as for other taxes.

Sec. 4. The town treasurer shall keep a separate account Separate ac, of the money raised as provided for in this act, and shall

count to be pay

kepe. the same out on the order of the supervisors, or any orders by them drawn upon said fund to defray the expenses of building said bridge, and to this object the expenditure of said money shall be applied, and to none other. Sec. 5. Daniel Jones, Edward Gilman and Patrick Ro. Comeission:

ers appoinieil. gan are hereby appointed commissioners to superintend the building of said bridge, whose duty it shall be to contract for i nd apply all labor and materials necessary for the construction thereof, subject to the approval of the board of supervisors of said town. They shall receive such compensation for their services as may be agreed upon betweeu said board and the commissioners, or as said board may deem reasonable; Provided, that the said commissioners or the board of supervisors of the town of Watertown, shall incur no debt by the construction of said bridge, or apply any money to building the same above the amount of eight hundred dol. lars herein provided for, unless the same shall be donated for that purpose, or raised by a vote of a legal town meeting.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


I'resident of the Council. APPROVED March 11, 1S1S


AN ACT To change the boundaries of the town of Law

rence, in the county of Brown.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatires of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That all of that part of the town of Lawrence, in the county of Brown, comprising townships twenty-two and twenty.three in range number nineteen, and townships number twenty-two and twenty-three in range number twenty, on the east side of the Fox river, be and the same are hereby set off and attached to the town of Depere.

Sec, 2. That all that part of the town of Howard in said county, comprising private claims numbers twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty seven, twenty-eight and twenty-nine, on the west side of Fox river, be and the same are hereby set off from the said town of Howard and attached to the towo of Lawrence.

Speaker of the House of Representatives,


President of the Council. APPROVED, March 13, 1848.



To incorporate the Winnebago Lake and Fox

River Road Company. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That Albert G. Ellis, William Mitchell, Sam- Commissionuel Ryan, Henry S. Baird, William Dickenson, Erastus M. ers appointed. Drury, Siliver Newton, Francis McCarty and George Mc. Williams, and such other persons as shall associate with them, and become stockholders pursuant to the provisions of this act, shall be and hereby are created and made a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of “The President and Directors of the Winnebago Lake and Name and

style or corFox River Road Company,” and by that name they and their poration. associates shall have perpetual succession, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading, and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all cour!s and places whatsoever, in all matters appertaining to said company. Sec. 2. The said company shall have power to construct

Road wbere a plank road from Winnebago lake to the foot of the rapids and how eon

structed. of the Grand Kakalin in Fox river, and the route of said road between the points above named shall be determined by the directors of said company when elected by the stockholders and duly organized, and they shall have power in their discretion to construct said road along and upon any highway now or hereafter to be laid out, opened and established by the proper authorities, and of such width, and in such manner as the said directors shall determine ; and the said tracks, side cuts or turn-outs upon the same may be inade of plank, charcoal, stone or timber, or a part of each or of any other hard material, securely laid, so as to form a smooth and even surface.

Amount of Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall not ex: capital stock.ceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into

shares of twenty-five dollars each, and shall be transferable in such manner as shall be prescribed in and by the bye-laws of the said company, and each stockholder shall be entitled !) one vote for each and every share of stock held by them, by

proxy or in person. Concerns of Sec, 4. The business and the concerns of said company company how manageil. shall be managed and conducted by pine directors, who shall

be stockholders, and shall be elected annually on the first Wednesday of December, at such place as a majority of the directors shall appoint, and shall hold their office for one year and until others are chosen; and the said directors shall choose one of their number to be their president, and a ma jority of the said directors shall be a quorum for the transac

tion of business. Power to

Sec. 5. The said directors, or a majority of them, shall make bye. have power to make such bye-laws, rules and regulations as law's.

may be necessary and proper for the construction and management of said road, and also to appoint such agents and officers as may be necessary to carry out the objects of this corporation.

Sec. 6. The persons named in the first section of this ar“, Duty of coin. missioners be. or any two of them, shall be commissioners to open books fore election of directors.

and receive subscriptions to the capital stock of said company, at such times and places as a majority of them may deer expedient; and whenever ten thousand dollars of such car tal stock shall be subscribed for and distributed, and ten pe cent. paid thereon, said commissioners shall call a meeting of the stockholders of said company by giving two week: public notice of the same in one or more newspapers pallished at Fond du Lac and Green Bay, for the purpose : electing the directors of said company, who shall hold 1 office until the first annual election thereafter; and the i rectors shall be authorized 10 call in and require the payme. of the balance of the sivek subscribed for, in ten per cent. stalments, as they progress in the construction of said to and as the interests of the company may require.

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Sec. 7. It shall and may be lawful för said company, Land may

be taken. their officers, engineers and agents to enter upon any land for the purpose of exploring, surveying and locating the route of said road, doing thereto no unnecessary damage, nor locating any such route through any orchard, garden nor through any buildings, or any fixtures or erections for the purposes of trade or manufactures, without permission of the owners thereof; and when the said route shall be determined by the said company, it shall be lawful for them, their officers, agents, engineers, contractors and servants, at any time, to enter upon, take possession of, and use such lands, to the width of four rods; and also to take from any lands adjoining said road, gravel, stone or earth, for the purpose of constructing or repairing said road; subject, however, to the payment of such compensation as the company may have agreed to pay therefor, or as shall be ascertained in the manner hereinafter directed and provided. Sec, 8. Whenever it shall be necessary for the said com- How lands

assessed and pany to enter upon, and occupy, for the purpose of making

paid for said road, any land upon which the same may be located, and the owner or owners of said land shall refuse to permit such entry, or occupation, and the parties cannot agree upon the compensation to be made for any injury that may be done to such land by such entry and occupation, it shall and may be lawful for the parties to appoint three disinterested persons to estimate such damage, who shall take an oath or affirmation, fairly and impartially to estimate the same, and who shall reside within the county where the land lies. The expenses incurred by said appraisers, shall be defrayed by the said company, but if the parties cannot agree upon such persons, or if the persons so chosen shall not decide upon the matter, or if the owner of such land shall refuse or neglect to join in such appointment within twenty days after the requisition for that purpose upon him made, or if any such owner shall be under legal disability or out of the territory, then it shall be lawful for the district clerk of the county in which such land lies, on application of either party, and at the cost and charges of said company, to appoint three disin. eresied persons of the said county, to view and examine

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