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the south line of said section four, thence east to the north-east corner of section nine, in said last mentioned town, thence south to the south-east corner of section 9, thence west to the half section corner of sections 9 and 16, thence south through the centre of sections sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-eight and thirty-three, to the town. line, between towns fifteen and sixteen, thence east, along said township line, to the north-east corner of section three, in township fifteen north, of range eleven east, thence south, on the section line, to lake Puckaway, thence along the shore of said Lake, as meandered by the government survey, to the range line between ranges ten and eleven, thence south, on said range line, to the south boundary line of said counties of Green Lake and Marquette.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1860.

CHAPTER 144.*

[Published March 24, 1860.]

AN ACT to amend the several acts relating to the charter of the city of
Watertown.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The third and eighth wards of the city of Wards consolWatertown, in the State of Wisconsin, are hereby con-idated. solidated, and shall hereafter constitute but one ward, which shall be known as the third ward of said city, and all debts and liabilities of said eighth ward shall be assumed by and treated as the debts and liabilities of the said third ward, and all tax certificates, credits, or other property belonging to said eighth ward, shall become and be treated as the property of said third ward.

SEC. 2. Sections ten, thirteen and fourteen, of chapter Repeal. two hundred and thirty-four, of the Private and Local Laws of 1858, are hereby repealed.

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SEC. 3. The inspectors of elections of the several Votes, how rewards of said city shall make return of all votes polled, in their respective wards, at any election for city or ward officers, to the clerk of said city, and it shall be the duty

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of said clerk, at the first meeting of the common council of said city, held thereafter, to open and read, in the presence of said council, all returns so made to him, and said council shall thereupon proceed to canvass the votes so returned, and determine and declare the result of such election, and said clerk shall make out and deliver to each and every person, so determined by said council, to have been elected to any city or ward office, a certificate of such election, duly certified under his hand, and the seal of said city.

SEC. 4. Whenever any conviction shall be had before Dodge county the police justice of said city, for any offence committed in that part of the city which is situated in the county of Dodge, and it shall become necessary to commit any person so convicted to the county jail, the commitment in such case shall command the officer, to whom the same is delivered, to convey the person so convicted to the county jail of Dodge county, and the keeper of said jail shall receive such person so committed, and detain him according to the commands of such warrant of commitment and in like manner as if such commitment had been issued by any justice of the peace of said county of Dodge.

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SEC. 5. Section six, of chapter three hundred and 327, amended. twenty-seven, of the Private and Local Laws of 1856, is hereby amended by inserting the words "and seventh," after the word "second," where it first occurs in said section.

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SEC. 7. All acts and parts of acts which conflict with or contravene the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1860.

CHAPTER 145.

[Published March 28, 1860.]

AN ACT authorizing the Superintendent of Public Property to purchase the Governor's message in foreign languages, and for an appropriation of money for the payment therefor.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. The Superintendent of Public Property is Authority to hereby authorized and directed to purchase six thousand purchase Govcopies of the Governor's message in the German lan- ernor's guage, three thousand copies in the Norwegian language, two thousand copies in the Dutch language, and fifteen hundred copies in the Welsh language, at a cost not to exceed ten cents per copy.

SEC. 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any mon- Appropriation ey in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient for the payment of said messages, at a rate not to exceed ten cents for each copy so purchased.

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SEC. 3. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized Sec., of State and directed to audit the account for said messages at to audit the price agreed upon by the Superintendent of Public count. Property, and to draw warrants on the Treasurer for the payment of the same.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from

and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1860.

CHAPTER 146.

[Published March 30, 1860.]

AN ACT authorizing the city of Hudson to issue bonds for the liquidation of indebtedness, and for other purposes.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The common council of the city of Hudson are hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds issue bonds Authority to of said city, to an amount not exceeding six thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying and taking up the orders of said city that are outstanding, and for no other purpose; such bonds shall be made payable in ten years

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from the date thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding seven per cent. per annum, which bonds shall be payable at the American Exchange Bank, in the city of New York, and the interest payable on the first day of January in each year, after the issuing of said bonds: Provided, that no portion of the bonds to be issued in pursuance of this act, shall be issued or delivered except upon the terms and conditions, and in the manner prescribed by this act: And provided, that they may be made payable to some certain person, therein designated, as payee or bearer, and if so made payable, shall be negociable by delivering, without assignment or endorse

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Duty of maySEC. 2. Said bonds shall be signed by the mayor, and or and city countersigned by the city clerk of said city, under the corporate seal thereof, and shall be, in the hands of any bona fide holder of the same, full and complete evidence to establish the indebtedness of said city of Hudson, according to the tenor and effect of said bonds: Provided, that no bonds shall be issued except by order of a majority of the common council of said city, and entered upon the record of their proceedings.

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SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the common council of said city to provide for the payment of the interest on said bonds, and for that purpose to levy an annual tax upon all the taxable property within the corporate limits of said city, and not exceeding two mills on a dollar, on the valuation of taxable property, to be collected in cash in the same manner that other taxes are collected: Provided, that the overplus of said tax, after paying the interest, shall be a contingent fund, to be kept for the purpose of paying the principal of said bonds.

SEC. 4. The common council shall not sell or dispose of any of the bonds issued in pursuance of this act, for a less sum than they are issued for, nor shall they receive city orders in exchange therefor, except at the actual value for which said orders were issued.

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SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the city of Hudson, to pay the interest and principal which shall become due upon the bonds of said city, issued under the provisions of this act, out of any moneys coming into his hands, except school and poor fund moneys, at such time and place as shall be specified in said bonds.

SEC. 6. That hereafter the common council of said city shall not have power, in any one year, to levy a tax, for any purpose whatever, except for school and poor

purposes, and as provided by section 3 of this act, greater than one per cent. on the assessed value of the property in said city, nor shall they contract debts or issue city orders to a greater amount each year than the tax allowed by law to be collected, except for the payment of bonds issued under this act, and then only in a sufficient amount over one per cent. to meet such bonds or interest becoming due.

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SEC. 7. The common council of said city are author- Payment of ized to provide for the payment of bonds, issued in pur- maturity. suance of this act, previous to the maturing thereof.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from Tale effect. and after the first day of June next, and all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved March 19, 1860.

CHAPTER 147.

[Published April 6, 1860.]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of benevolent, charitable, scientific and literary societies.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Any five or more persons, of full age, citizens of this State, who shall desire to associate themselves together for benevolent, charitable, scientific or literary purposes, may make, sign and acknowledge, before any officer authorized to take the acknowledgment of deeds in this State, and file in the office of register of deeds, for the county in which the business of such society is to be conducted, a statement or certificate, in writing, in which shall be stated the name or title by which such society shall be known in law, the particular business and objects of such society, the names and nuniber of the trustees or directors of such society, for the first year of its existence: Provided, that such certificate or statement, before being filed, shall have endorsed thereon the written consent and approval of one of the justices of the supreme court, or the judge of the circuit court, of the judicial circuit in which the business of such society is to be conducted,

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