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hus voted for and selected as the seat of justice, shall tender 10 he county suitable buildings erected, or the means to construct he same, to the satisfaction of the board of supervisors, then they nay accept the same in lieu of the tax provided for in this section; nd if such tender be made prior to the election and not comSlied with so that the necessary buildings can be ready for use by he first Monday of January next, such point or place shall lose the benefit of this act, or if no choice shall have been made »y the votes cast for that object, the inhabitants resident of said :ounty, ai the next April election, shall vote again for any other.
lace or point, and the provisions of this act shall be applicable to iny place selected at a second election. SEC. 21. The several courts and county offices required by offices where
held. aw 10 be held and kept at the county seat of the several coun. ies shall in like manner be held and kept at the place selected as he county seat under the provisions of this act, from and afier he first Monday of January next: Provided, Suitable rooms for Proviso. heir accommodation be furnished by the proper authorities of said ounty, and any officer refusing or neglecting to comply with this ict, shall forfeit ten dollars a day, to be recovered by any person who may choose to sue for the same for the use of said county.
Sec. 22. The county board of supervisors shall meet at the »lace of holding the last district court in the said county, on the econd Wednesday after the first Tuesday of April next, when, Duty of superister organizing, they shall proceed to discharge the duties assign. Visors d them under this act, and such other business appertaining to the duties of said board as they may ihink proper. The county clerk shall also be in attendance with the returns of the votes upon the county seat question; and such books of records and papers as may be necessary for the transaction of public business at which time and place the treasurer of the county shall render 10 the board, such stalement of ihe county treasury as is required to be rendered at the annual meeting of the county board.
Sec. 23. All laws now in force of a general or local nature contravening any of the provisions of this act are hereby declared to be repealed (so far as they be operative in said county) upon the day of the taking effect of the provisions of the first section of this act.
Sec. 24. Al said election io be held on the first Tuesday of
April next, the persons authorized by this act to vote for the locaTorote for taxtion of the county seat in said county, shall vote on the question
whether the tax provided for the construction or hiring of suitable
Sec. 25. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
AN ACT concerning the boundary line between
the counties of Crawford and Chippewa. Be IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
SECTION 1. Tiiat the boundary line between the counties of Crawford and Chippewa, shall be a line commencing at the mouth of Buffalo river,on the Mississippi river,thence up the main branch of Buffalo river to its source, thence along the dividing ridge be. tween the waters of Chippewa river and Black river, until it reach. es the head waters of Black river, thence in a direct line drawn due east until it intersects the western bonndary line of Portage county, as enlarged by an act approved February 18th, 1841, which line shall bereafter be the northern boundary of Crawford county, and the southern bonndary of Chippewa county, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
APPROVED, January 14, 1846.
IN ACT to provide for the collection of delinquent
taxes on personal property in certain cases. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
SECTION 1. That in all cases when taxes have been or may Tereafter be levied according to law, against any person, upon his ir her personal property, and it shall appear by the return of he proper collecting officer of the town or county in which such ax was or may be levied, that the said tax is unpaid in ihe whole rin part, and that the person against whom such tax was levied, as not sufficient personal properly in such town or county, out of vhich the amount of such taxes can be made, such town or county hall have the right to sue for and recover the amount of such taxes May sue for
and recover a an action of debt to be brought in the naine of the proper su.tax. lervisors or county commissioners as the case may be, against the lelinquent tax debtor in any county in the Territory where he may eside, or where he may be found and served with process, and the issessment and collector's return shall be prima fucia evidence f the sum due, and to be recovered in any such action. APPROVED January 29th, 1846.
IN ACT relative to the county of Crawford and the
counties thereunto attached for judicial purposes. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives f the Territory of Wisconsin:
SECTION 1. That the counties of Chippewa, St. Croix and La 'ointe shall not hereafter be required to pay any portion of their
Costs,&c. to taxes into the treasurer of the county of Crawford as hereto. be paid to
fore required, but in lieu thereof said counties shall severally pay treasurer of Criwford unto the treasurer of the county of Crawford, all costs, charges, county.
fees and expenses, that shall be paid by the county of Crawford that may accrue in consequence of any prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, or proceedings whatever, against any person charge ed with any crimne or misdemeanor, whether by statute or at common law within their respective counties, and the same shall re. main a legal charge, claim and demand against the county in which the said crime or misdemeanor shall be charged to have been committed until paid unto the treasurer of the county of Craw
ford, and the said county of Crawford or the county commission. May sue for. ers thereof may sue and collect the same from such county in any
court of competent jurisdiction.
SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall extend to all such crimes and misdeineanors, and the costs, charges, fees and expen; ses that may hereafter accrue thereon that heretofore may have · been committed in either of said counties since the same shall have been organized.
APPROVED January 29, 1846.
AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “an act to in
corporate the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company,” approved February 28, 1839.
BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company,'' approved February 28, 1839, be and the same is hereby repealed.
APPROVED January 29, 1846.
AN ACT to divide the county of Iowa and estab
lish the counties of La Fayette and Montgomery. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the 'Territory of Wisconsin:
SECTION 1. That towns one, two and three, of ranges one : iwo, three, four and five cast of the fourth principal meridian, and sections nineteen, twenty, twenty.one, twenty-two, twenty-three, La Fayette
county estabtwenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, lished. twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty.iwo, thirty-three, thirty-four, . thirty-five and thirty-six, in town four of ranges one, two, three, , four and five east, shall constitute and form a county to be called " La Fayette.
Sec. 2. That all that tract of country lying south of the Wis." consin river, in towns five, six, seven, eight and nine, in ranges one, two, three, four and five, east of the fourth principal meridian, Montgomery
county estab. and in sections one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, lished. jen, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and eighteen, in town four, of ranges one, two, three, four and five east, shall constitute and form a county to be called Montgomery.
Sec. 3. The county commissioners of the couniy of Iowa, are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow at a rate of interest Commission. not exceeding ten per cent. per annum the sum of two hundred ers to borrow
money and se dollars, and with the money so borrowed the said county commis-lect cou
au couny com 18. lect county ,""" sioners shall, by the the first day of May nexl, select and enter or seat. purchase one quarter section of land in section nine or section ten, or in the south half of section three or four, or in the north half of section fifteen, in town two, of range three east, and the quarter section thus selected and entered or purchased shall be the county seat of the county of La Fayette, and if this act shall be, adopted by the people in the manner hereinafter provided": then said quarter section shall be and remain tbe property of the said county of La Fayette, and in consideration thereof the said county of La Fayette shall be and become liable to pay said loan according to the ienor, terms and considerations on which the same shall be made. And if this act shall not be