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AN ACT providing for the appointment of commissioners to select and locate the School and other lands granted to the State by Congress.

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

SECTION 1. The governor is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint from one to three commissioners in each grand (land) district whose duty it shall be to select and locate the residue of the lands granted by congress, by an act approved September fourth one thousand eight hundred and forty one for the purpose of internal improvement and subsequently appropriated by an act providing for the admission of the state of Wiscon sin into the Union, for the use of schools; and any other lands entitled to be selected as school lands in pursuance of an act of congress entitled "an act to authorize the selection of certain school lands in the territories of Florida, Iowa and Wisconsin" approved June 15th 1844, and also to select and locate the ten sections of land granted by congress to the state for the purpose of completing the public buildings of the state or for the erection of others at the seat of government.

SEC. 2. The said commissioners so appointed shall before entering upon the duties required of them by this act take and subscribe an oath of office as required in section twenty eight of article four of the constitution before some person authorized to administer oaths and transmit the same to the governor, who shall cause the same to be filed in the office of the secretary of state.

SEC. 3. The said commissioners shall act under the direction of the gov ernor in procuring plats and other necessary papers for their use; and shall at least once in every month make a return of their doings to the governor they shall also make returns to their respective land offices as often and as speedily as possible of the several tracts of land selected by them.

SEC. 4. The governor shall have a general superintendance over said commissioners and if in his opinion the services of one or all of them are no more required he may revoke his or their commissions..

SEC. 5. The said commissioners shall each receive three dollars for ech and every day actually and necessarily spent in performing the duties required by this act and they shall certify under oath the number of days so employed.

N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly. HENRY M. BILLINGS,

President of the Senate, pro tem.

Approved, July 29, 1848..
NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to organize the county of Marquette for Judicial pur

poses.

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

SECTION 1. From and after the first Monday of September next the county of Marquette shall be organized for judicial purposes, and shall enjoy all the privileges of the counties of this state. The county of Marquette shall form a part of the third judicial circuit, and the courts therein shall be held by the judge of said circuit.

Stc. 2. All writs process appeals, recognizances or other proceedings commenced in the district court of Fond du Lac county prior to the first Monday of September next which originated in the county of Marquette shall be prosecuted to final judgment and executions issued thereon in the same manner they might or coul” have been had this act not been passed. Provided, such suit may be removed to the circuit court of Marquette county on the petition of either of the parties litigant, and in such case it is made the duty of the clerk of the district court o Fond du Lac county to transmit to the clerk of the circuit court of Marcite county, a transcript

of all records appertaining to such suits, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 3. The election for sheriff, coroners, judge of probate and clerk of the circuit court, of said county, shall be held on the first Monday of September next, at the places in the several precincts at which the last general election was held, and the returns of said election shall be made to the clerk of the board of county commissioners or supervisors as now or shall be prescribed by law for other elections: said clerk shall proceed to canvass the same and give a certificate of election as the law requires. The tern of office of said officers shall expire at the same time as if they had been elected at the last regular time for holding elections for county officers.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of county commissioners of said county to post up notices of this election in three public places in each precinct at least ten days previous to the time of holding the

same.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,.

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, July 31, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY,

AN ACT to authorize the Governor to distribute the quota of arms to which Wisconsin is entitled from the General Gov ernment,

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

SECTION 1. The governor of this state is hereby authorized to disribute the quota of arms and military equipments which the state of Wis

consin may receive from the government of the United States under the provisions of the several acts of Congress providing for arming and equiping the whole body of the militia of the United States. He shall require the officers to whom such arms or equipments are distributed and delivered to execute to the state of Wisconsin a bond with two sufficient sureties to be approved by him in the penal sum, as near as may be, of doub'e the value of said arms or equipments, conditioned for the sefe keeping and redelivery of the same on the order of the governor.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved July 31, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to pay Ernest F. Herzberg the sum therein mentioned. The people of the State of Wisconsin represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be appropriated and paid out of any money in the state treasury to Ernest F. Herzberg the sum of fifty dollars in full. for translating the constitution adopted in convention at Madison February 1st AD 1848, into the German language.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut: Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, July 31, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY..

AN ACT to appropriate to David Holt 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 be paid out of the state treasury to David Holt postmaster the sum of four hundred and thirty five dollars being the amount heretofore directed to be set apart and reserved for the payment in part of the postage of the governor, lieutenant governor and members of the legis ature at the present session.

SEC. 2. The secretary of state is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant upon the treasury in favor of the said David Holt for the sum hereby appropriated.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved July 31, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to authorize special Town Meetings in certain cases. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. If from any cause any organized town of this state neglect or shall have heretofore neglected or refused to hold their annual town meeting or to elect town officers or to vote any tax authorized by law, the townc erk of said town or in case there shall be no such officer, then the cerk of the board of supervisors of said county shall if required by twenty leal voters, order a special town meeting to be holden in such town, giving at least ten days notice of the time and pace of holding such e.ection by

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