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ADVERTISEMENT.

In preparing these acts for publication, where a superfluous word has been found in the enrolled bills, it bas been printed in the text, but in italics, and inclosed in a parenthesis, (thus). Where a word has been found necessary to sustain the sense of the context, or where one word has been obviously mistaken for another, the word supposed to be proper has been supplied, but in brackets, [thus,]; thus adopting a plan heretofore adopted in publishing the laws, for the sake of uniformity.

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LAWS

OF THE

TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN.

AN ACT in relation to the formation of a State Go

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

SECTION 1. That on the first Tuesday of April next, every white male inhabitant above the

age

of twenty-one years, who shall have resided in the Territory for six months next pre. vious thereto, and who shall cither be a citizen of the United States or shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such according to the laws of the United States on the subject of naturalization, shall be authorized to vote for or against the for. To vote for or mation of a State Government in Wisconsin, by depositing with Government. the judges of election in a box, to be prepared and kept by them, a ballot upon which shall be written or printed " for State Government,” or “ against State Government,” and every person so authorized to vote rnay vote on that question, at any town or precinct in which he may be whether he resides in said town or precinct or not.

Sec. 2. All votes cast at such election shall be canvassed, cer. Votes to be tified and returned, in the same manner as is required by law for canvassed, the canvassing, certifying and returning of votes for delegate to returned. Congress, and the Secretary of the Territory shall make and deliver to the Governor, a certified abstract of all such votes by counties, and in all those counties of the Territory which have adopted

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census.

the provisions of an act entitled " an act to provide for the govern-
ment of the several towns in this Territory and for the revision of
county government,” the votes shall be canvassed, certified and
returned in the manner provided for by the act entitled 6 an act
to provide for and regulate general elections," and for that pur-
pose the clerk of the board of county supervisors, shall perform
all the duties required by law to be performed by the clerk of the

board of county commissioners.
Governor to Sec. 3. The Governor shall appoint in each of the counties
appuint a per-
son to take

of the Territory, some suitable person who is hereby authorized
and required to cause the number of inhabitants in their respec-
tive counties to be taken, omitting in their enumeration Indians
not citizens, and officers and soldiers of the United States army,
and the persons so appointed shall have power to appoint as many
assistants to aid ihem in taking the census as they inay deem ne.
cessary, assigning to each assistant a certain division of his coun-
ly, to be accurately defined, either by congressional township
lines, the boundaries of towns organized for town government, or

be distinctly bounded by water courses or public ruads. Governor to

Sec. 4. The Governor shall furnish to the Secretary a list of
furnish list of the names of all persons and their residence so far as he can as-
persons aps
pointed. certain the same appointed by him in pursuance of the provsions

of this act, which the Secretary shall record in the Executive Jour-
nal: and the Secretary shall furnish to every person so appointed
by ihe first day of April next, a certificate of such appointment,
and shall at the same time forward to him the necessary blaok
forms for carrying into effect the provisions of this act, to be pre-
pared by the Secretary; and the Auditor of the Territory is here-
by authorized to audit and allow the accounts of the Secretary
for all expenses incurred by him in carrying into effect the pro-
visions of this act, and give his warrant upon the Treasurer for
the saine.

Sec. 5. The persons appointed to take the census and their
To take oath.

assistants shall severally take and subscribe an oath or affirmation
before some person authorized by law to administer oaths, previ-
oys to entering upon the discharge of the duties imposed by this
ac!, that they will well and truly cause to be inade a just and
perfect enumeration of all the persons resident within their coun-
ty or division, as the case may be, and a true return thereof make

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