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BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Repre- sentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

SECTION 1. That the district of country included within the following limits and boundaries, in township numbered seven, of range numbered twenty-two east, in the county of Milwaukee, to wit: Beginning on the Lake shore, in the northerly part of Milwaukee Bay, where it is intersected by the section line running east and west on the north line of section numbered twenty-two, thence west along said section line and the north line of section numbered twenty-one

and section twenty, to the quarter post on the north line of section numbered twenty ; thence south along the quarter section line to the center of said section numbered twenty ; thence west along the quarter section line in said section numbered twenty and section numbered nineteen, to the west line of said township and range ; thence south along the said range line to the north boundary line of township numbered six; thence east along said north line to the lake shore, in the southerly part of Milwaukee Bay;* and the

*The boundaries are changed, (See amendatory laws of 1849.) so as to include the $. E. % of the 8. W. % of section 15, and the harbor at the mouth of the

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CITY CHARTER.

An Act to incorporate the City of Milwaukee.

BOUNDARIES-CORPORATE POWERS.

Be IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

SECTION 1. That the district of country included within the following limits and boundaries, in township numbered seven, of range numbered twenty-two east, in the county of Milwaukee, to wit: Beginning on the Lake shore, in the northerly part of Milwaukee Bay, where it is intersected by the section line running east and west on the north line of section numbered twenty-two, thence west along said section line and the north line of section numbered twenty-one and section twenty, to the quarter post on the north line of section numbered twenty ; thence south along the quarter section line to the center of said section numbered twenty ; thence west along the quarter section line in said section numbered twenty and section numbered nineteen, to the west line of said township and range ; thence south along the said range line to the north boundary line of township numbered six; thence east along said north line to the lake shore, in the southerly part of Milwaukee Bay ;* and the

*The boundaries are changed. (See amendatory laws of 1849.) so as to include the $. E. Á of the S. W. of section 15, and the harbor at the mouth of the

north and south boundaries as herein described, are to extend from the two points of intersection with the lake respectively, in lines running due east to the eastern boundary of the Territory of Wisconsin, in Lake Michigan, shall be a city, by the name of “ Milwaukee,” and the people now inhabiting, and those who shall hereafter inhabit within the district of country hereinbefore described, shall be a municipal corporation, by the name of the "City of Milwaukee,” and shall have the general powers possessed by cities, at the common law; and in addition thereto shall possess the powers hereinafter specifically granted; and the authorities thereof shall have perpetual succession, shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in all courts of law and equity ; and shall have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure..

WARDS.

Sec. 2. For the better government of the said city, the district of country comprised in the limits described in the first section of this act, shall be divided into five wards, as follows: All that part of the said district which lies east of the middle of Milwaukee river and north of the middle of Wisconsin street, shall be the first ward ; all that part of the said district which lies west of the middle of Milwaukee river, and north of the middle of Cedar street, and its extension to the west line of the city, shall be the second ward ; all that part of the said district which lies east of the middle of said river and south of the middle of Wisconsin street, shall be the third ward; all that part of the said district which lies west of the middle of said river, south of the middle of Cedar street, and within sections numbered twenty-nine and thirty, shall be the fourth ward, and the residue of said city shall be the fifth ward.

OFFICERS.

Sec. 3. The elective officers of the said city, shall be one mayor for the city, three aldermen in each ward, one justice of the peace in each ward, and one constable in each ward ; and said aldermen, justice, and constable shall be residents and voters in the wards for which they may be elected, and the removal of any justice of the peace out of such ward, except the person who may be appointed police justice, shall Vacate the office of the person so removing, which vacancy may be filled by special election, to be held at such time and place as shall be appointed by the common council, and in the manner prescribed by this act for holding elections.

ELECTION.

Sec. 4. The first election for city officers shall be held on the first Tuesday of April next, at which time an election shall be held in each ward, at such place as may be designated by the president and trustees of the town of Milwaukee, and be conducted by three inspectors, or a majority of them, who shall be appointed by the said president and trustees, and shall make due return to the clerk of the board of trustees, and all elections thereafter shall be held annually, on the first Tuesday of April, at such place in each ward as shall be designated by the mayor and common council, who shall annually appoint three inspectors of elections, who, or a majority of whom, shall superintend such election, and make return of the same to the common council, in such manner and at such time as said common council may prescribe.

ELECTION. Sec. 5. At the first election, the electors in their respective wards shall vote for one mayor of the city, three aldermen, one justice of the peace, and one constable, for the ward wherein such elector may vote; and annually

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