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AN ACT

To amend the election laws concerning justices

of the peace, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives

of the Territory of Wisconsin : Notices to be

SECTION 1. Whenever an election precinct in those counput up when ties under the county system of government shall be altered, new precinct established. divided, or a new precinct created, it shall be the duty of the

clerk of the board of county commissioners of the proper county to issue three notices to such precinct, and deliver the same to the sheriff, whose duty it shall be, within ten days after receiving said notices, to post them up in three of the

most public places in such precinct. Justices to

Sec. 2. Whenever a precinct is thus divided, altered, or hold for the

a new one created, the justices of the peace and constables in term for which they

office at the time of such division, alteration, or creation shall were elected. continue to hold their office for the term or terms for which

they were severally elected; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of commissioners to insert in said notices the prescribed boundaries of said precinct, the number of justices or additional justices and constables to which such precinct may be entitled, and to designate a day in such notices upon which an election may be held to fill such vacancies ;

and the said notices shall be posted up at least twenty days Concerning

preceding such election; and the said election may be held. noiices and together with any other general or special election, if any elections to

should occur; and the said election shall be within ninety be heid.

days from the passage of this act, or from such alteration,

division, or creation. Who io can.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the judges of elections of such precinct to receive, canvass, and return the votes, as they are now required by the law regulating general elections: Provided, that if there be no such judges, or they are

Vass votes.

absent, that the legal voters present may elect, viva voce, a sufficient number of judges to conduct such election.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the district Duty of clerk court in those counties that have adopted the provisions of of district

court when the act entitled “An act to provide for the government of the justice roseveral towns in this territory, and for the revision of county government,” whenever any justice of the peace within his county shall resign, to give notice of such resignation as soon as may be to the clerk of the town in which such justice resides.

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

President of the Council.
APPROVED, January 25, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled “an act to provide for

and regulate general elections.

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

SECTION 1. That it shall be the duty of the clerks of the boards of county commissioners in the several counties in this territory, after canvassing the votes of any general election,

Clerk of covoto include in the abstract of votes for county officers, the votes cast for school commissioners, and the clerks shall, at the sioners to give

certificates of time they are required by law to make out certificates for election. county officers, make out (free of charge to the person or

ty commis.

persons elected as school commissioners,) a certificate of their
election, and transmit the same to said school commissioners
in each and every school town in their respective counties.

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

President of the Council.
Approved, January 25, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To establish the seat of justice of the county of

Washington.

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

Section 1. That for the term of five years from and af-
Soat of justice

ter the
passage

of this act, the seat of justice of the county of whero estab. Washington shall be established at the village of Washinglisped.

ton, on section twenty-eight, township eleven, range twenty

two, east; and all district courts to be held in and for said Courts where county, during said time, shall be held at the public school beld.

house, in said village, until some other and more suitable place
shall be provided for that purpose.

Sec. 2. The several county offices required by law to be Coaunty offi- kept at the county seat, shall be removed to, and kept at the ces whero

said county seat, as soon as suitable and convenient rooms or kopt.

buildings shall be provided therefor, without expense, or
charge to the county.

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Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts heretofore passed, and contravening this act, are hereby repealed.

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

President of the Council.
APPROVED, January 25, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

JOINT RESOLUTION

In relation to the acts and proceedings of the

commissioners to construct the Mississippi and Grant river canal.

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

That the acts and proceedings of James F. Chapman, the commissioner appointed by an act entitled, “an act to provide for the improvement of Grant river, at Potosi, in Grant county,” approved January 31, 1846, to superintend the work Certain acts

ratified and of cutting a canal from the main channel of the Mississippi approved. river, to the Grant river at Potosi, in Grant county, as detailed in his report to the legislative assembly, made on the 15th day of January, 1847, be, and the same are hereby ratified and approved, and the said James F. Chapman, commissioner as aforesaid, is hereby authorized to proceed in the expenditure of the funds, which now are, or hereafter may be applicable to the said work, upon the plan adopted by said,

Chapman for said expenditure, as detailed in his said report.

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

President of the Council.
APPROVED, January 25, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To authorize school district No. 6, in Platteville

school town, in Grant county, to apply school funds, and levy an additional tax to build a school house.

age of

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

SECTION 1. The trustees of school district number six, in Trustees to

Platteville school town, are authorized and required to ascermake returns of scholars. tain the number of persons in said district, over the

four years, and under the age of sixteen years, and make return thereof to the board of county commissioners, and to the commissioners of said school town, at the time now provided by law for making return from school districts, upon which returns the trustees are authorized to draw, and receive the amount, or amounts of money which said district would have

been entitled to draw and receive, if a school had been kept Trustees to receive school in said district, within the two last years, which money the money.

trustees shall appropriate in the erection of a good and suitable school house in said district.

Sec. 2. That a tax not to exceed two per cent. may be assessed upon all the taxable property in said district; inclu

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