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Sec. 2. That the acts of Moses W. Rowley, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Dodge, shall not be considered illegal on account of any illegality, or informality in his election, but all his acts shall be as binding as if his election had been legal in all respects.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

MASON C. DARLING,

President of' the Council. APPROVED February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To provide for laying out certain territorial roads

therein named.

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

Section 1. That N. F. Hyer, D. L. Mills, and M. H. Dickinson, be, and they hereby are appointed commissioners Janesville to to lay out and establish a territorial road, commencing at Madison. Janesville, thence on the nearest and most direct practicable route, by Stone's bridge, Catfish mills, and Dunkirk, to Madison, in Dane county.

Sec. 2. That Jacob F. Adriance, Benjamin Seabring, and Grafton to Barton Sailsbury, be, and they are hereby appointed com-Fond du Lac. missioners to lay out a territorial road from Grafton, Washington county, to Fond du Lac, in Fond du Lac county, by such direct route as they shall find to be most feasible. Sec. 3. That Frederick Hilger, [and] John Mattis, be,

an act

Grafton to

and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out a terPrairieville.

ritorial road from Grafton, Washington county, to Prairieville, by the way of Cedarburg.

Sec. 4. That T. W. Merrito, W. F. Stewart, and R. Sauk Wash. Holmes, are hereby appointed commissioners, to lay out and ingtor to Bea. ver Dam.

establish a territorial road, from Sauk Washington, Washington county, to Sailsbury's mills, thence to Beaver Dam, in Dodge county, on the most direct and eligible route.

SEC. 5. That John H. Manahan, Eli B. Chapman, and Beaver Dam John Van Eps, are hereby appointed to lay out and estab

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lish a territorial road, from Beaver Dam, Dodge county, to
De Korra, Columbia county, by such route as they shall deem
most suitable, and section three of an act entitled
to provide for the laying out of the territorial roads there-
in mentioned,” approved February 3d, 1846, is hereby re-

pealed. Alteration of

Sec. 6. That the territorial road, known as the Madison Madison and Chicago road and Chicago road, shall be, and the same is hereby so alter

ed as to run west on the state line, from the point where it now strikes the state line, to within about sixty rods of the section corner between sections thirty-four and five, thence north, by the head of a spring, on P. W. Lake's land, thence north west, so as to strike the section line between sections thirty-four and thirty-five, at or near said Lake's gate, thence north, on said section line, to, or near a log house, on the land of Joseph J. Crumb, thence north westerly, so as to strike the north line of James A. Maxwell's farm, eighty rods west of the north east corner of section twenty-seven, thence due north to the Bigfoot, or Geneva road, thence west to the territorial road, near Douglas' tavern, and that so much of the said territorial road, as lies between said Douglas' tavern, on Bigfoot Prairie and the state line, is hereby declared to be

vacated. Columbia to Sec. 7. That John Converse, George Knowles, and SylGreen Litke.

vester Corban, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out a territorial road, from Columbus, in Columbia county, to Green Lake, in Marquette county, and section eight, of an act entitled "art to provide for the laying out

the territorial roads therein mentioned,” approved February 3, 1846, is repealed.

Sec. 8. Said roads shall be laid out, and returns made, Roads how agreeable to the provisions of an act to provide for laying out laid out and

returns made. and opening territorial roads, and for other purposes, passed January 11th, 1840, and when so laid out shall be public highways, according to said act, and each of the aforesaid board of commissioners are hereby authorized to adopt as part of the roads hereby authorized any part of such public roads, heretofore laid out, as shall be suitable and proper. Sec. 9. That Evander M. Soper, Loyal H. Jones, and From Manito

woc to Win James D. Doty, be, and they are hereby authorized to lay out

nebago. and establish a territorial road, from Manitowoc, in the county of Manitowoc, to Winnebago Rapids, in the county of Winnebago. Sec. 10. That Rollin M. Pratt, Adam H. Van Slyke, Waterford to

Southport. and William Hovey be, and they hereby are appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a territorial road from Wa. terford, in the county of Racine, on the best and most eligible and practicable route to intersect the Burlington and Southport road, at Hall and Pratt's tavern, in the town of Paris, in said county, and then to the village of Southport, in

said county

Sec. 11. That Harrison Reed, Henry Finch, and Joseph Nenah to Larmier, be, and they are hereby authorized to lay out and

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croche. establish a road from Neenah, in Winnebago county to the United States road, at or near Rapid Decroche, in the county of Brown. Sec. 12. That John Hacey, H. W. G. McCaffaty, and Hacey's mills

to Waterloo S. L. Corlin, be, and they are hereby appointed commission-road. ers to lay out and establish a territorial road, from Hacey's mills, in Dodge county, to the road from Waterloo, to Columbus, and to intersect the above named road at the distance of one mile and a half from the village of Columbus. Sec. 13. That S. L. Corlin, C. S. Bristol, and John Man

Madison to son, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to Waupon. make such alterations in a territorial road leading from Madi. son to Waupon, by the way of Columbus and Beaver Dam, as in their judgment may be expedient.

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How returns made.

Sec. 14. That the time for making the returns of the commissioners appointed by an act of the legislative assembly of this territory at its session in 1845, to lay out and establish a territorial road, from the county seat in Washington county; to Hustis' Rapids, on Rock river, be, and the same is hereby extended until the first day of January, 1848.

WILLIAM SHEW
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 11, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To incorporate the trustees of the Prairie du

Sac Academy.

Name and style of corporation.

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

Section 1. That there be established in the village of Prairie du Sac, in the county of Sauk, a seminary of learning, by the name and style of the Prairie du Sac Academy, and that Ebenezer L. Bradford, Peter Conrad, Cyrus Leland, William H. Hubbard, Arba M. Seymour, George Cargill, Daniel Powers, Egbert Cary, and Jonathan Ingram, and their associates and successors in office, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of “ The Trustees of the Prairie du Sac Academy," by which name they and their successors shall forever be known and have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract

powers of

nature of

and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be implead- General ed, defend and be defended, in all courts and places, in all ac- corporation tions, suits, complaints, and causes whatever; and they shall have a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure; and they shall have power, under said corporate name, to acquire, purchase, receive, hold, and enjoy, in deed and in law, to themselves and their successors, property, personal, real and mixed, and the same to sell and convey, rent, or otherwise lawfully dispose of at pleasure, for purposes of education : Provided, that the real estate owned at any time by said corporation shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The stock of said corporation shall consist of A mount and shares of ten dollars each, which shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transferable on the books of said corporation in such manner as shall be directed by the trustees of the same.

Sec. 3. The corporate concerns of said academy shall be officers, how managed by five trustees, a majority of whom shall consti-clected. tute a quorum for the transaction of business ; they shall be elected annually on the first Monday of May by the stockholders of said academy, and shall hold their offices for the term of one year, and until their successors are elected. The election of trustees shall be by ballot, and each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each and every share by him owned to the amount of ten shares, and then to one vote for every five shares over and above that number. Any stockholder may yote in person or by proxy. The said trustees shall elect one of their number to be president, and shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body. All elections shall be held at the academy building, when the corporation shall have erected one ; and until then, elections shall be held at such place as shall be designated by a majority of stockholders, notice of the time and place being given in writing by such stockholders, posted up in three public places in Prairie du Sac, ten days at least before such election. If any election herein provided for shall not take place on the day appointed herein, such election may be held on any other day: Provided, that at least two or more stock

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