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posting notices in three of the most public places in said town: 'and all proceedings had at such town meetings shall be as valid and effectual as if the same had taken place at the regular town meetings.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved August 1, 1848.
NELSON DEWEY.

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AN ACT to provide for levying and collecting State Revenue. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SEC. 1. For the purpose of raising a revenue there shall be levied and collected in each county of this state in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "an act to provide the means to pay the public debt of the territory” approved February 24th 1845 a state tax of four and one half mills on the dollar valuation to be levied collected and paid into the state treasury in gold silver or auditors warrants hereafter issued by the time hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. The supervisors of their respective counties are hereby authorized and required to hold a session of their respective boards on the second Monday of September next: the county commissioners of their respective counties are hereby authorized and required to hold a session of their respective boards on the second Monday of August next (inst.); at which session all county and state taxes shall be levied upon the assessment rolls for the present year and such other business transacted as might be done at any regular or annual meeting of the respective boards.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the boards of county com

missioners and supervisors in their respective counties to give notice either by the publication in some newspaper of the county or personally to the commissioners or supervisors of the session required to be held by this act: Provided that if a majority of the board shall fail to attend the clerk shall adjourn the same from day to day until a majority shall be in attend-ance: and provided further that if any clerk shall fail to receive notice of the provisions of this act before the time of said meeting, he shall convene the county board at the earliest possible time thereafter at which session they shall discharge the duties required by this act.

SEC. 4. Each and every county shall pay over to the state treasurer the amount authorized to be levied and collected by this act in their respective counties together with all arrearages due the state on former assessments, on or before the first day of February next, and in case any county shall fail to levy collect and pay over the amount required by this act it shall be the duty of the attorney general immediately upon being notified by the secretary of state to commence suit against each and every county so» delinquent for the recovery of the amount required to be collected and pai over as aforesaid.

SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state immediately after the of this act to transmit a copy of the same to the clerk of every passage county in the state.

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N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly,

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate,

Approved, August 1st, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to abolish the office of Auctioneer.

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

SEC. 1. All acts or parts of acts relating to the appointment of Auctioneers or prescribing their powers and duties are hereby repealed. Sic. 2. The office of Auctioneer is hereby abolished.

N. E. WHITESIDE,

Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, August 1st, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to organize the several towns therein named, and to authorize the same to hold a special election for town officers. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SEC. 1. So much of Dane county as is embraced in town eight north of ranges six and seven east, shall constitute a separate town and shall be known by the name of Farmersville and the first election shall be held at the house of George W. Wilson.

SEC. 2. The town of Howard in Brown county is hereby divided and organized into three towns as follows to wit: The first town shall be called the town of Howard, and its south and west boundaries shall be the present boundaries of the town of Howard including therein the Oneida reservation;

the north boundary of said town shall be the northern line of township twenty-four, or the Bay and Fox river line; the first election of said town shall be held at the late dwelling house of Colonel Samuel Ryan: The second town shall be called the town of Suamico, and the south line of said town shall be the south line of township twenty-five, and the said town shall comprise townships twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven and twenty-eight, running west as the town of Howard aforesaid: the first election of said town shall be held at the house of Daniel W. Hubbard: The third town shall be called the town of Menominee, and the south line thereof shall be the south line of township twenty-nine including therein the remaing (remaining) townships between that line and the boundary line of Wisconsin and Michigan, thence running west as in the town of Howard aforesaid; the first election of said town shall be held at the house of J. Corey Hall.

SEC. 3. The several towns mentioned in this act are hereby authorized to hold special elections for town officers on the fourth Monday of August next (inst.) at twelve o'clock M. of that day and the term of office of the respective officers elected at said special elections shall expire at the same time as if said elections had been holden at the last regular time for holding town elections.

N. E. WHITESIDE,
Speaker of the Assembly.

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, August 2d, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

AN ACT to change the boundaries of the towns of Paris and Bristol in the county of Racine.

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

SECTION 1. The south half of sections thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five and thirty six being and lying in the south part of the town of Paris adjoining the town of Bristcl in Racine county are hereby set off from said town of Paris and annexed to the town of Bristol in said county, and for a'l purposes shall become a part of said town subject to the rules and regulation thereof.

N. E. WHITESIDE, Speaker of the Assembly,

JOHN E. HOLMES,

Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate.

Approved, August 3, 1848.

NELSON DEWEY.

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AN ACT concerning the weighing of Lead Ore, Copper Ore and other mineral substances,

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

SECTION 1. The county treasurer of the several counties of this state sha'l within their respective counties be authorized to adjust examine and correct all beams scales weights and poise used in the weighing of lead ore, copper ore or any other mineral substance within their respective coun

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