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owned, and to make use of the water for hydraulic purposes, in proportion of their respective interests.

SEC. 5. That the respective owners of the several dams

herein provided for, shall, at the time they shall build said Slide to be dams, build and thereafter maintain in cach of said dams, a built in each. convenient slide or chute, said slide not to be less than fif

teen feet wide, and so constructed as not to cause a fall of more than three feet to every twelve feet of smooth surface, to admit the free passage of all rafts, and timber down said stream.

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act at any time.

Speaker of the House of Representatires.

President of the Council.
Approved February 8, 1847.




To authorize the construction of a dam across

the Fox river.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives

of the Territory of Wisconsin: Dam where to

Section 1. That Harvey Jones, Loyal H. Jones, Harrison be erected. Reed, Charles Doty, and Curtis Reed be and they are here

by authorized to erect a dam across Fox river, at such point as they may deem suitable on section twenty-seven, and lot three, four, seven, eight, nine, and ten in section twenty-two, and the fraction of the said twenty-two on the main land, all

in township twenty, north of range seventeen east; in said territory, and to make use of the water of said river for hydraulic purposes. Sec. 2. Said dam shall not exceed seven feet in height Height of

dam. above high water inark of said river, and shall contain a suitable and convenient lock not less than one hundred and twenty feet long between the gates, and not less than twenty-four Lock to be feet wide in the clear of the chambers, for the passage of built. boats, barges, and water craft; and the proprietors of said dam shall maintain said lock, and shall attend the passage of ail such boats, barges, and water craft through said lock, free of all charge to the owners thereof; and if the said lock shall not be kept in repair as aforesaid, and suitably attended for the safe and speedy passage of any such boat or water craft navigating said stream, said Harvey Jones and his associates, their heirs or assigns, being in possession of the works hereby authorized, shall pay to any person or persons who may be injured by delay, all damages which such person or persons shall sustain thereby, together with all costs which may accrue in suing for or collecting such damages: Provided, that

Proviso. said dam shall not raise the water in Lake Winnebago above its ordinary level.

Sec. 3. The said Harvey Jones and his associates, their heirs and assigns, shall be subject to all the provisions of an act relating to mills and mill dams, approved January 13, 1840.

Sec. 4. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed by any future legislature.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 8, 1847.



To incorporate the village of Fond du Lac.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives

of the Territory of Wisconsin: Boundaries of SECTION 1. That all that district of country included in corporation. sections number ten and north half of fifteen in township

number fifteen, north of range number seventeen east, in the county of Fond du Lac, shall hereafter be known and designated as the village of Fond du Lac, and the inhabitants residing, or who may hereafter reside, within said limits, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of “The

Trustees of the Village of Fond du Lac," and by that name General powers. they and their successors forever, shall and may


perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in

all courts and places, and in all suits whatsoever. Officers of

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for the inhabitants of said vil(orporation.. lage, qualified to vote, to meet at the court house in said vil

lage, on the first Monday of March next, at ten o'clock A. M., to choose viva voce a moderator and a clerk of the meeting, and to elect by ballot one president, who shall be ex officio a trustee, six trustees, one constable, one treasurer, and

one clerk. Annual Sec. 3. On the first Monday of March, in each year thereelection.

after, there shall be an annual election of the officers of said village above specified, and the president, or, in his absence, such person as shall be selected by a majority of voters pres

ent, shall preside at the same. Qualifications Sec. 4. No person shall be eligible to any of said offices, for office.

unless he is a voter in said village, and no person shall be eligible as a trustee unless he is also a freeholder in said village.

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Sec. 5 At all elections held under this act, the polls shall Opening and be opened at ten o'clock A. M., and continue

closing of until four elections.

open o'clock P. M.; and the elections shall be conducted in a similar manner, as far as may be, to the annual town meetings. A plurality of votes shall in all cases decide the election. Sec. 6. In case such officers, or any of them, shall not be Vacancies in

office to be chosen on the day herein appointed for the same, the corpo-filled. ration shall not thereby be dissolved; but vacancies in the office of President and trustees shall be filled at a special election by the voters of the village, and vacancies in all other offices shall be filled by appointment of the trustees. But in case any vacancies should remain in electing the president or either of the trustees, by reason of a tie vote at any meeting, the said meeting may be adjourned from day to day, to be held at the same time and place, until such vacancies shall be filled. Sec. 7. All of said officers shall hold their offices for one Term of

office. year, and until others shall be elected and qualified in their stead.

Sec. 8. Every officer elected under this act, and before he Oath of office. shall enter upon the duties of his office, shall take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of his office, and to support the constitution and laws of the United States and of Wisconsin. Sec. 9. The treasurer and constable, before they enter


and constable upon the duties of their offices, shall severally give bonds to to give bonds. the trustees, in such sum, with such conditions, and with such sureties, as a majority of them shall direct.

Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the President to preside Duty of at all meetings of the trustees, to see that all bye-laws and president. ordinances are duly observed, and to prosecute all suits which may be necessary in the name of the corporation.

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the clerk to record the Duty of clerk. proceedings of the first meeting, after being duly certified by the moderator and clerk of the meeting ; to keep a record of the doings of the board of trustees, especially of the byelaws, ordinances, and regulations; and also a faithful record of all the doings and votes the inhabita at their annual

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and other legal meetings, and to keep on file all papers which may be ordered by the trustees. The records kept by the clerk shall be evidence in all legal proceedings, and copies of all papers duly filed in his office, and transcripts from the records of proceedings of the board of trustees, certified by him, under the corporate seal, shall be evidence in all courts of the contents of the same.

Sec. 12. The treasurer of said village shall receive all monies which


be collected for the use of the corporation by virtue of this act, or by virtue of any bye-law or ordinance of the corporation, or which may

arise from


other source and belong to the corporation, and give the person paying the same his receipt therefor. All monies shall be drawn from the treasury by warrants under the corporate seal, signed by the president, by order of the trustees, and countersigned by the clerk, who shall keep a registry thereof; which warrant shall set forth for what purpose

the amount specified therein is to be paid ; and the said treasurer shall pay out the funds of the corporation in no other way whatsoever; he shall keep a just and accurate account of all monies and other things coming into his hands as treasurer, in a book to be provided by the corporation for that purpose, and which shall remain the property of the corporation, wherein he shall note the time when, the


from whom, the amount of the several sums received, and the source from whence the said sums respectively arose ; and in a manner equally accurate and specific, in the same book, he shall duly enter an account of all sums paid out; which book shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of the voters of said village; he shall annually, and as often as they shall require, render to the board of trustees a minute account of all his receipts of payment and disbursements.

Sec. 13. The constable elected under this act shall have the same powers and receive the same compensation as the constables elected in towns.

Sec. 14. The trustees shall have the following powers, to

Powers of constable.

Powers of trustees.


1. To have a common seal, and alter the same at plea


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