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In preparing these acts for publication, where a superfluous word has been found in the enrolled bills, it has been printed in the text, but in italics, and inclosed in a parenthesis, (thus).Where a word has been found necessary to sustain the sense of the context, or where one word has been obviously mistaken for another, the word supposed to be proper has been supplied, but in brackets, [thus,]; thus adopting a plan heretofore adopted in publishing the laws, for the sake of uniformity.
AN ACT in relation to the formation of a State Go
vernment in Wisconsin. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. That on the first Tuesday of April next, every white male inhabitant above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have resided in the Territory for six months next previous thereto, and who shall cither be a citizen of the United States or shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such according to the la:vs of the United States on the subject of naturalization, shall be authorized to vote for or against the for. To vote for or
against State mation of a State Government in Wisconsin, by depositing with Government. the judges of election in a box, to be prepared and kept by them, a ballot upon which shall be written or printed "for State Government,” or “ against State Government," and every person so authorized to vote mnay vote on that question, at any town or precinct in which he may be whether he resides in said town or precinct or not.
Sec. 2. All votes cast at such election shall be canvassed, cer- Votes to be tified and returned, in the same manner as is required by law for ca the canvassing, certifying and returning of votes for delegate to returned. Congress, and the Secretary of the Territory shall make and deliver to the Governor, a certified abstract of all such votes by counties, and in all those counties of the Territory which have adopted
the provisions of an act entitled “an act to provide for the governr ient of the several towns in this Territory and for the revision of
"county government,” the voles shall be canvassed, certified and
returned in the manner provided for by the act entitled “ an act to provide for and regulate general elections," and for that purpose the clerk of the board of county supervisors, shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed by the clerk of the
board of county commissioner?. Covernor to Sec. 3. The Governor shall appoint in each of ibe counties vu, appuint a person to take
of the Territory, some suitable person who is hereby authorized
on the ocusus. and required to cause the number of inhabitants in their respec
tive counties to be taken, omitting in their enumeration Indians not citizens, and officers and soldiers of the United States army, and the persons so appointed shall have power to appoint as many assistants to aid them in taking the census as they may deem ne. cessary, assigning to each assistant a certain division of his counly, to be accurately defined, either by congressional township lines, the boundaries of towns organized for town government, or
be distinctly bounded by water courses or public roads. Governor to Sec. 4. The Governor shall furnish to the Secretary a list of
ish list of the names of all persons and their residence so far as he can ass persons appointed. certain the same appointed by him in pursuance of the provsions
of this act, which the Secretary shall record in the Executive Journal: and the Secretary shall furnish to every person so appointed by the first day of April next, a certificate of such appointment, and shall at the same time forward to him the necessary blank forms for carrying into effect the provisions of this act, to be prepared by the Secretary; and the Auditor of the Territory is here. by authorized to audit and allow the accounts of the Secretary for all expenses incurred by him in carrying into effect the pro• visions of this act, and give his warrant upon the Treasurer for the same.
Sec. 5. The persons appointed to take the census and their To take oath.
assistants shall severally take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before some person authorized by law to administer oaths, previ. ous to entering upon the discharge of the duties imposed by this ac!, that they will well and truly cause to be made a just and perfect enumeration of all the persons resident within their coun ty or division, as the case may be, and a true return thereof make