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deem necessary: and it shall be the duty of the person or persons to whom the printing has been awarded to execute to said secretary a good and sufficient bond or bonds of security to be approved by the governor for the faithful performance of the work, said bond for incidental printing to be executed within two days from the notification of the award: and in the case of the laws and journals within three weeks from such notification which bond or bonds shall be filed in the said secretary's office subject to acceptance or rejection by the legislature; and it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to report a copy of said bond or bonds to each house

.SEC. 3. After the execution, approval and acceptance of the bond of security, the person or persons to whom the incidental and other printing has been awarded shall be the printer to do said work for the two houses, during the term for which he or they were chosen, and no account from any other person or persons shall be considered or allowed for any such print ing.

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SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state within one week from the passage of any law or joint resolution to furnish to the person or persons appointed to print the laws a correct copy of the same, and it shall, be the duty of the person or persons so appointed to furnish within three weeks of the close of this session of the legislature to the secre ary of state at his office, the prescribed number of copies of laws completed according to contract. It shall be the duty of the chief clerk of each house or such other officer as the legislature may direct to furnish to the printer or printers aforesaid within ten days of the close of this session a correct copy of the journals of the respective houses, and the printer or printers aforesaid shall furnish at the office of the secretary aforesaid before the commencement of the next session of the legislature the prescribed number of journals completed according to contract.

Approved, June 17th, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

N. E. WHITESIDE,
Speaker of the Assembly.
JOHN E. HOLMES,
President of the Senate.

AN ACT to authorize the county of Milwaukee to hold a special election for Judge of Probate.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The qualified electors of the county of Milwaukee are hereby authorized on the tenth day of July next to assemble in their respective districts at the places designated for holding elections for members of the legislature and proceed to elect a judge of probate.

SEC. 2. The polls shall be opened in said districts at nine o'clock A. M. and close at four o'clock P. M. and the votes for said judge of probate shall be canvassed and returns thereof be made within five days from the time of such election to the clerk of the board of supervisors of the said county in the same manner as is now provided by law for making returns of votes given for county officers.

SEC. 3. The term of office of the judge of probate elected at said special election shall expire at the same time the fate incumbent's term of office would have expired had no vacancy of the same occurred.

Approved, June 19, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES, President of the Senate.

AN ACT to authorize the town of Belgium to hold a special election for town officers.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Belgium in the county of Washington is hereby authorized to hold a special election for town officers on Tuesday the eleventh day of July next at the house of John Weyker.

SEC. 2. The term of office of the respective officers elected at said special election shall expire at the same time as if said election had been holden at the last regular time for holding town elections.

Approved, June 20, 1848.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly. HENRY M. BILLINGS,

President of the Senate, pro tem.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT for the payment of the mileage of the members of the Legislature.

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

SECTION 1. So much money as is necessary to pay the mileage of the lieutenant Governor and members of the senate and assembly is hereby appropriated out of the state treasury to the purpose aforesaid: to be paid by the state treasurer upon the certificates to its members of the presiding officer and chief clerk of each branch of the legislature respectively certifying the number of miles for which each member is entitled to draw traveling fees.

Approved, June 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly. JOHN E. HOLMES, President of the Senate.

AN ACT concerning the Attorney General.

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

SECTION 1. The attorney general shall appear for the state in the supreme court in all prosecutions for crime, and also in the trial and argu ment in said court of all causes criminal or civil in which the state may be a party or interested

SEC. 2. The attorney general shall also when required by the governor or either branch of the legislature, appear for the state in any court or tribunal in any other causes criminal or civil in which the state may be a party or be interested.

SEC. 3. The attorney General shall consult with and advise the district attornies of the several counties of the state whenever requested by them or any or either of them in all matters appertaining to the duties of their offices, and shall make and submit to the legislature at the commencement of the annual session thereof a report of all the official business. done by him during the preceding year: specifying the suits and prosecutions to which he may have so attended: the number of persons prosecuted: the crime for which, and the counties where such prosecutions were had : the result thereof: and the punishment awarded therefor,

SEC. 4. The attorney general shall when required attend the legislature during their session: and shall give his opinion upon all questions of law submitted to him by either branch of the legislature; or by the governor; and shall give his aid and advice in the arrangement and preparation of legislative documents and business when required by either branch of the legislature.

SEC. 5. Whenever any demand shall be made of the executive of this state conformably to law for the delivery over of any person charged with any crime committed in any other state or territory, it shall be the duty of the attorney general upon request of the governor, to give his opinion in writing upon all matters appertaining to such demand; and upon an arrest of such person so charged, shall when required appear in any court of this state to sustain the executive authority in ordering such arrest.

SEC. 6. The attorney general, before he enters upon the duties of his office shall execute unto the state of Wisconsin, a bond in duplicate, in the renal sum of ten thousand dollars, with not less than three sureties to be

approved by the governor conditioned faithfully to perform and discharge the duties of attorney general for the state of Wisconsin, and to discharge the duties of one of the board of commissioners for the sale of the school and university lands and for the investment of the funds arising therefrom conformably to law, one of which bonds so executed in duplicate shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state, and the other in the office of the clerk of the supreme court

SEC. 7. The legislature may from time to time require the attorney general to give additional security whenever it may be deemed expedient or necessary.

SEC. 8. The attorney general shall receive a salary of eight hundred dollars per annum to be paid to him out of the treasury of the state in equal quarterly payments which shall be in full for all services by him rendered both as attorney general, and as one of the board of commissioners for the sale of the school and university lands.

Approved, June 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly. JOHN E. HOLMES, President of the Senate.

AN ACT to provide for holding a special election in the county of St. Croix.

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

SECTION 1. A special election shall be holden in the several precincts now established in the county of St. Croix, on the second Monday of August next, for such county officers as the said county by virtue of its or

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