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ganization is entitled to, who shall severally hold their offices until the next general election, and their successors are duly elected and qualified.

SEC. 2. Said election shall be conducted in all respects in the manner' now provided for holding the same under the laws regulating general elections and the returns thereof shall be made to the clerk of the board of county commissioners of Crawford county within ten days of the time of holding such election, who is hereby authorized to canvass the same and issue certificates of election.

Approved June 28, 1848.
NELSON DEWEY.

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

AN ACT to prevent the levying of certain taxes.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. So much of any law now in force in this state as requires the county commissioners in those counties under the county system of government to levy taxes in their respective counties on the first Monday of July in each year be and the same hereby is repealed.

Approved June 23, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

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

AN ACT to establish the seat of justice of the county of St. Croix.

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

SECTION 1. The seat of Justice of the county of St. Croix shall be established near the mouth of Willow River on the east side of Lake St Croix on sections four and five and all courts to be held in and for said county shall be held at some convenient house on said sections until some other and more suitable place shall be provided for that purpose.

SEC. 2. The several county offices required by law to be kept at the county seat shall be removed to and kept at the said county seat as soon as suitable rooms or buildings shall be provided therefor.

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 All acts and parts of acts heretofore passed and contravening this act are hereby repealed.

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AN ACT to prescribe the duties of the State Treasurer.

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

SECTION 1. The state treasurer shall keep his office at the seat of government: shall have charge of all monies which shall be paid into the state treasury, and shall pay out the same as directed by law.

SEC. 2. The treasurer shall within twenty days after he receives no

tice of his election and before entering upon the duties of the office take and subscribe the oath required in the constitution, and give a bond to the state of Wisconsin in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars with not less than six sureties; who shall be resident freeholders of the state; conditioned that he will faithfully discharge the duties of said office according to law which bond shall be approved by the governor, and together with the oath of office to be deposited with the secretary of state: such bond shall be deemed to extend to the faithful execution of the duties of the office during the term for which he was elected, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

SEc. 3. It shall be the duty of the treasurer to keep fair and full accounts together with a cash book in which shall be entered, a detailed account of all monies by him received and disbursed, a transcript of which shall at the end of each week be deposited with the secretary of state: to pay no monies out of the treasury except on warrants drawn by the secrétary of state, issued in pursuance of some law hereafter passed by the legislature of this state to pay all such warrants out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated or set apart for any specific use; and to pay the same in the order in which they are presented; giving a preference to no person to give receipts for all monies paid to him: which before their delivery shail [shall] be taken to the secretary of state, who shall countersign the same, and enter them in his books to the credit of the county officer or person making such payment, and charge the treasurer with the same: no receipt unless it is so countersigned shall be evidence of the payment of any money into the treasury of this state: to keep his books and accounts open for inspection during the business hours of the office to deliver over to his successor all money furniture books and papers belonging to and preserved in his office: to report to the governor quarter yearly or oftener if required, the total amount of funds of every nature and kind in the treasury: to report to the legislature at the commencement of each annual session, his accounts of receipts and disbursements: and the precise state of the Treasury together with such information and recommendations of a fiscal character as he shall think useful and proper; and generally to discharge all the duties that may from time to time be prescribed by law.

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SEC. 4. Whenever the funds in the treasury shall exceed three-fourths the amount of the bond; or whenever the governor shall deem the securi

ty insufficient by reason of the insolvency death or removal from the state of any of the sureties, or from any other cause, it shall be his duty to require the treasurer to give an additional bond, in such time, such reasonable amount and with such security as he shall direct and approve,

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SEC. 5. Whenever the office of treasurer shall become vacant, or whenever the treasurer shall fail to give security as herein provided, it shall be the duty of the governor to apponit some suitable person to fill such vacancy, who shali qualify according to the provisions of this act.

SEC. 6. The treasurer elect shall give the required security within twenty days from the passage of this act.

SEC. 7. The treasurer shall receive for his services in four equal quarterly payments the sum of eight hundred dollars per annum in full compensation for all services rendered by him as required by virtue of his said office.

Approved June 29, 1848.
NELSON DEWEY.

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

AN ACT to divide the State of Wisconsin into Congressional Districts.

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

SECTION 1. That this state be and hereby is divided into three congressional districts, each of which shall be entitled to elect one representative to the congress of the United States.

SEC. 2. The counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth and Ra

cine shall constitute the first congressional district. and shall elect one rep resentative.

Szc. 3. The counties of Rock, Green, La Fayette, Grant, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Richland, Crawford, Adams, Portage, Chippewa, La Pointe and St. Croix shall constitute the second congressional district, and shall elect one representative.

SEC. 4. The counties of Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Brown, Winnebago, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Dodge, Jefferson and Columbia, shall constitute the third congressional district, and shall elect onrepresentative.

Approved June 29, 1818.
NELSON DEWEY.

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

AN ACT accepting the grant of land made by Congress to aid
in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and.
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The assent of the state of Wisconsin is hereby given to the act of congress entitled “An act to grant a certain quantity of land to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers and to connect the sane by a canal in the territory of Wisconsin" Approved August 8th, 1346.

Approved June 29, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

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

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