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for their services as heretofore provided under the territorial government and the nineteenth section of an act to provide for the election of judges &c., approved June 29th 1848, shall not be construed to refer to judges of probate.

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N. E. WHITESIDE,
Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate,

Approved August 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

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AN ACT to authorize the levy and collection of taxes in the town of Aztalan in Jefferson county,

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

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SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of the town of Aztalan in the county of Jefferson be and hereby are authorized to levy and col ect the necessary taxes of said town for town county and state purposes the present year, upon the assessment roll of eighteen hundred and forty seven by complying with the requirements of this act.

SEC. 2. The supervisors of said town shall forthwith post up three written notices in the most public places in said town, that said assesment roll is in possession of one of the supervisors of said town (naming him) and requing all persons interested to call before the ninth day of September next and examine the assessment roll and make the affidavit required by law if they consider themselves aggrieved thereby said assessment roll shall be corrected according to law and shall be presented by the chairman of the board of supervisors of said town to the board of county supervisors at its next annual session to be equalized with the assessment

rolls of the other towns in said county and thereafter the same proceedings shall be had in all cases in the premises as is prescribed by law in the levy and collection of taxes in ordinary cases.

N, E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved August 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to pay to Cramer and Curtis the sum therein named. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to Cramer and Curtis for papers furnished the members of the last territorial legis ature in full of their account, the sum of fifteen dollars and thirty cents to be paid out of the state treasury.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, August 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

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AN ACT to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in

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civil cases.

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The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:1

SECTION 1. The jurisdiction of justices of the peace in all civil suits commenced before them from and after the passage of this act is hereby extended in the cases hereinafter mentioned to the sum of one hundred dollars: First, In all actions arising on contract for the recovery of money only: Second, In all actions for damages for an injury to the person or to real or personal property: Third, An action for a penalty given by statute: Fourth, In all actions commenced by attachment of property as now provided by statute: Fifth, In all actions where the plaintiffs demand on an ac⚫ count or on a note bill bond or other instrument in writing given for the payment of money or other valuable article for any amount over one hundred dollars has been reduced by credits given or by payments endorsed thereon to a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars exclusive of interest, and where the payments are to be made by instalment on any bond or note, an action may be brought for each insta'ment as it shall become due: Sixth, In all actions upon a surety bond taken by them though the penalty or amount c'aimed exceed one hundred dol'ars.

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SEC. 2. But no justice

justice of the peace shall have cognizance of an action where the title to real property shall come in question, n nor of a matter of account where the sum total of the accounts of both parties, proved to the satisfaction of the justice shall exceed four hundred dollars.

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SEC. 3. A judgment by confession may be entered before a justice of the peace in any sum not exceeding two hundred dollars without action either for money due or to become due or to secure any person against con+ tingent liability on behalf of the defendant or both in the manner prescribed by this act.

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A statement in writing must be made signed by the defendant and verified by his oath to the following effect: First, It must state the amount t for which ham led and authorize the entry of which judgment may be entered

judgment therefor by the justice: Second, If it be for money due or to beYEWAⱭ KOSTM

come due it must state concisely the facts out of which it arose and must shew that the sum confessed therefor is justly due or to become due: Third, If it be for the purpose of securing the plaintiff against a contingent liability it must state concisely the facts constituting the liability and must shew that the sum confessed therefor does not exceed the same,

SEC. 5. The statement and affidavit made as aforesaid in all cases where judgment is entered by confession shall be filed with the justice. SEc. 6. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

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N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly. J. E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved. August 21, 1848.
NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to pay to H. A. Tenney the sum therein named. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. That there be and hereby is appropriated to Tenney and Smith in full for all printing done by them for the present session of the legislature the sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars and twenty cents; fifty dollars of the above sum being for translating the constitu tion into the Welch language.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, August 21, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT supplemental to an act to establish the University of Wisconsin.

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

SECTION. 1. That whenever there shall be a vacancy in the office of regents in the university from any cause whatever it shall be the duty of the governor to fill such office by appointment, and the person or persons so appointed shall continue in office until the close of the next session of the legislature, and until others are elected in their stead.

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AN ACT to provide for holding general and special Elections, the time when, the manner of holding the same, and the qualifications disabilities and privileges of electors.

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

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SECTION 1. Every male person of the age of twenty-one years or upwards belonging to either of the following classes who shall have resided in the state for one year next preceding any election, shall be deemed a qualified elector at such election:

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