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thus voted for and selected as the seat of justice, shall tender 10 the county suitable buildings erected, or the means to construct the same, to the satisfaction of the board of supervisors, then they may accept the same in lieu of the tax provided for in this section; and if such tender be made prior to the election and not complied with so that the necessary buildings can be ready for use by the first Monday of January next, such point or place shall lose the benefit of ihis acı, or if no choice shall have been made by the votes cast for ihat object, the inhabitants resident of said county, ai the next April election, shall vote again for any other place or point, and the provisions of this act shall be applicable to any place selected at a second election. Src. 21. The several courts and county offices required by Offices where

held. law 10 be held and kept at the county seat of the several coun. ties shall in like manner be lield and kept at the place selected as the county seat under the provisions of this acı, from and alier the first Monday of January next: Provided, Suitable rooms for Proviso. their accommodation be furnished by the proper authorities of said county, and any officer refusing or neglecting to comply with this açi, shall forfeit len dollars a day, to be recovered by any person who may

choose 10 sue for the same for tlic use of said county. Sec. 22. The county board of supervisors shall meet at the place of holding the last district court in the said county, on the second Wednesday after the first Tuesday of April next, when, Dirty of super

visors. afier organizing, they shall proceed to discharge the duties assigned them under this aci, und such other business appertaining to the duties of said board as they may think proper. The county clerk shall also be in attendance with the returns of the votes upon the county seal question; and such books of records and papers as may be necessary for the transaction of public business at which time and place the treasurer of the county shall render 10 the board, such statement of the county treasury as is required to be rendered at the annual meeting of the county board.

Src. 23. All laws now in force of a general or local nature contravening any of the provisions of this açı are hereby declared io be repealed (so far as they be operative in said county) upon the day of the taking effect of the provisions of the first seclion of this act.

Sec. 24. At said election io be held on the first Tuesday of

April next, the persons authorized by this act to vote for the locaTo vote for tax lion of the county seat in said county, shall vote on the question

whether the tax provided for the construction or hiring of suitable
buildings for courts and public offices by this act, shall be raised
or not, and if the majority of the votes cast upon that question
shall be against raising such a tax, then said tax shall not be
raised. The votes cast upon this question shall be taken, certi-
fied and returned to the clerk of ihe county board of supervisors
in the same manner as is provided in the 18th section of this act.

Sec. 25. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED January 20, 1846.

AN ACT concerning the boundary line between

the counties of Crawford and Chippewa. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

SECTION 1. Tisat the boundary line between the counties of Crawford and Chippewa, shall be a live commencing at the mouth of Buffalo river,on the Mississippi river,thence up the main branch of Buffalo river to its source, thence along the dividing ridge between the waters of Chippewa river and Black river, until it reach. es the head waters of Black river, thence in a direct line drawn due east until it intersects the western boundary line of Portage county, as enlarged by an act approved February 18th, 1841, which line shall hereafier be the northern boundary of Crawford county, and the southern bonndary of Chippewa county, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, January 14, 1846.

AN ACT to provide for the collection of delinquent

taxes on personal property in certain cases. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and Ilouse of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That in all cases when taxes have been or may hereafter be levied according to law, against any person, upon his or her personal property, and it shall appear by the return of the proper collecting officer of the town or county in which such tax was or may be levied, that the said tax is unpaid in the whole or in part, and that the person against whom such iax'was levied, has not sufficient personal property in such town or county, out of which the amount of such taxes can be made, such lown or county shall have the right to sue for and recover the amount of such taxes May sue for

and recover in an action of debt to be brought in the name of the proper su- tax. pervisors or county commissioners as the case may be, against the delinquent tax debtor in any county in the Territory where he may reside, or where he may be found and served with process, and the assessment and collector's return shall be prima fucia evidence of the sum duė, and to be recovered in any such action.

APPROVED January 29th, 1846.

AN ACT relative to the county of Crawford and the

counties thereunto attached for judicial purposes.

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

SECTION 1. That the counties of Chippewa, St. Croix and La Pointe shall not hereafter be required to pay any portion of their

Lösts,&c. to taxes ufito the treasurer of the county of Crawfuld as hereto: be paid to treasurer of

fore required, but in lieu thereof said counties shall severally pay Crawford unto the treasurer of the county of Crawford, all costs, charges, county.

fees and expenses, that shall be paid by the county of Crawford ihat may accrue in consequence of any prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, of proceedings whatever, against any person charge ed with any criinc or misdemeanor, whether by statute or at common law within their respective counties, and the same shall remain a legal charge, claim and demand against the county in which the said crime or misdemeanor shall be charged to have been committed until paid unto the treasurer of the county of Craw

ford, and the said county of Crawford or the couniy commissionMay sue for. ers thereof may sue and collect the same from such county in any

court of competent jurisdiction.

Stc. 2. Tlie provisions of this act shall extend to all such crimes and misdemeanors, and the costs, charges, fees and expenses that may hereafter accrue thereon that heretofore niay have been committed in either of said counties since the same shall have been organized.

APPROVED January 29, 1816.

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "an act to in

corporate the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company;" approved February 28, 1839.

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

Section 1. That an act entitled “an act to incorporate the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company," approved February 28, 1839, be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED January 29, 1846.

ÁN ACT to divide the county of Iowa and estab

lish the counties of La Fayette and Montgomery.

BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Terrilory of Wisconsin:

SECTION 1. That towns one, two and three, of ranges one Iwo, three, four and five cast of the fourth principal meridian, and sections nineteen, iwenty, twenty one, twenty-two, twenty-three, La Fayette twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven; twenty-eight, lished.

county estabtwenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-tive and thirty-six, # town four of ranges one, two, three, four and five east, shall constituie and form a county to be called La Fayette.

Sec. 2. That all ihat tract of country lying south of the Wisconsin river, in towns five, six, seven, eight and nine, in ranges onė, iwo, three, four and five, east of the fourth principal meridian, Montgomery

county estab. and in sections one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, lished, ien, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourtcen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and eighteen, in town four, of ranges one, two, thrce, four and five east, shall constitute and form a county to be called Montgomery.

SEC. 3. The county commissioners of the county of Iowa, are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow at a rate of interest Commissionnot exceeding ten per cent. per annum the sum of two hundred ers to borrow

money and se dollars, and with the money so borrowed the said county commis-lect county sioners shall, by the the first day of May nexi, select and enter or seat. purchase one quarter section of land in section nine or section ien, or in the south half of section three or four, or in the north half of section fifteen, in town two, of range three east, and the quarter section thus selected and entered or purchased shall be the county seat of the county of La Fayette, and if this act shall be adopted by the people in the manner hereinafter provided then said quarter section shall be and remain ibe property of the said county of La Fayette, and in consideration thereof the said county of L2 F:yette shall be and become liable in pay said loan according to the ienor, terns and considerations on which the suite zu be made. And if this act shall not be

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