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twenty-eight and twenty-nine ; thence due west to the Mississippi river. ”

And whereas, An ambiguity exists in both said act and joint resolution of said assembly, and the terms of said act and said joint resolution are inconsistent with each other.

And whereas, The people and officers of the county of Hennepin, the legislative assembly of the State of Minnesota, the people of the State of Minnesota in the adoption of the constitution, and the legislature of the State of Minnesota, have severally placed a practical construction upon said act and joint resolutions, and numerous judicial records and acts and titles, deeds, contracts, rights and liabilities, have been had upon the faith of said construction, and are dependent thereon.

And whereas, It is desirable that all uncertainty in reference to the construction of said act and joint resolution should be removed; Therefore, Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:


SECTION 1. It is hereby declared to have been, and to

be the true intention, meaning and construction of the Boundartes ex- above recited act and joint resolution, that the boundatended and de

ries of Hennepin county were thereby extended across the Mississippi river, commencing on the north line of township twenty-nine, in range twenty-four, on the Mississippi river and running due east on township line aforesaid, to a point between sections five and six in township twenty-nine (29), in range twenty-three (23); thence due south on the section lines to the Mississippi river; and the act and joint resolution shall be construed as herein provided, by all public officers.

SEC. 2. All judgments, records, contracts, rights and Judgments, rec

liabilities, and all acts and proceedings of whatever kind,

done, suffered or incurred since the passage of said act clared valid and joint resolution, the regularity or validity of which

are or may be dependent upon the construction of said act and resolution, are hereby declared and confirmed to be valid and regular, in conformity with the construction and intent of said act and resolution as herein provided.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 9th, A. D. 1861.


An Act to Attach the County of Buchanan to Pine


SECTION 1. Attached to Pine county-boundary established and defined.

2. Acts and parts of acts repealed.
8. Act, when to take effect,

Boundary estab

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

SECTION 1. The county of Buchanan is hereby attached to Pine county, so that the boundary line of the lished and definlatter will be as follows: Beginning at a point where the ed line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight north strikes the St. Croix river; from thence running due west on said line, to a point where the same is intersected by the line between ranges twenty-two and twentythree west ; from thence due north on said range line until intersected by the correction line between townships forty and forty-one; thence east on said correction line to a point where the line between ranges twenty-one and twenty-two leaves the same running north; thence due north on said line to a point where the same is intersected by the line between townships forty-five and fortysix; from thence due east on said line to the boundary line between Minnesota and Wisconsin; thence along said line in a southern direction to the place of beginning

SEC. 2. So much of an act entitled “an act to attach the county of Isanti to the county of Anoka, and the Repeal of former counties of Lake, Carlton, Buchanan and Itaska to Saint acts Louis county for judicial purposes," approved Feb. 3d, 1860, as relates to Buchanan county, and all other acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on the proclamation Act, when to take of the Governor, of its adoption by a majority of the effect electors of Pine county, present and voting thereon at the next general election.

Approved March 8th, A. D. 1861.


An Act Relating to Isanti County.

SECTION 1. Assessment of taxes declared legal.

2. Who to appoint county officers--term of office.
3. Act, when to take effect.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Assessment of taxes declared legal

SECTION 1. That the assessment of taxes in said county for the year eighteen hundred and sixty, is hereby declared legal.

SEC. 2. That the county commissioners of said county Who to appoint are hereby authorized to appoint all county officers, jusofficers-term of tices of the peace and constables, who shall hold office

until the next general election or until their successors
are elected and qualified.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved March 6th, A. D. 1861.



An Act Relating to the County Seat of the County of


SROTION 1. Removal of county seat in said county.

2. Act, when to take effect.
3. Duty of sheriti.
4. Separate ballot box to be used-returns, how made out.
5. Duty of county auditor.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

SECTION 1. That the county seat of the county of Faribault be and the same is hereby removed from the town

ty seat

of Blue Earth city, its present location, to the incorpora- Removal of counted town of Winnebago city in said county.

SEC. 2. This Act shall not take effect until the same has been adopted by the electors of the said county. And the said electors are hereby authorized to vote at the next Act, when to general election to be held in this State, upon the adop- take effect

, tion of this Act, and for that purpose, shall vote by ballot on which shall be printed or written the words, "for removal of county seat to Winnebago city;” or the words “ against the removal of county seat to Winnebago city;” and if upon canvass of said votes, it shall appear that a majority of ballots have been given for the removal of the county seat to Winnebago city, then this Act shall be deemed ratified and adopted, and it shall be the duty of the various county officers of said county, within ten days after the result of said ballot shall be made known to them, to remove their offices to the said Winnebago city.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the sheriff of said coun-Duty of sherife ty to give public notice of said election at least twenty days prior thereto, by posting notices thereof in three public places in each voting precinct in said county.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the several judges of election of said county, to provide a separate ballot box Separate ballot to be used in such balloting and to receive the votes, and conduct the said election in the same manner as the elections for county officers are held, and return the result of said balloting to the county auditors of said county, in the same manner that returns are made for county officers.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the county auditor of Duty of County said county to canvass the returns made to him of the Auditor said voting, in the same manner that the canvass is made for county officers and at the same time. And in the event of the ratification of this Act to immediately notify the county officers thereof.

Approved March 1st, A. D. 1861.

box-returns how made out


An Act Relative to the County of Ramsey, and Pro

viding for the Support of the Poor therein.

SECTION 1. Who to take charge of poor--how provided for.

2. Commissioners authorized to issue bonds.
8. Act, when to take effect.

Be it enactul by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

SECTION 1. The county comnissioners of the county Who to take of Ramsey, are hereby authorized, anything in previous charge of poor- laws to the contrary notwithstanding, to take charge of how provided for the poor in said county, resident, as well as non-resident,

and to levy a tax, not exceeding one mill on the dollar
for their support, in addition to the rate to which they
are now limited for current expenses, and the tax levied
by said cominissioners for such purpose in the year 1860,
additional to that levied for current expenses, is hereby
declared to be valid; Provided, That it any township or
townships in said county of Ramsey shall notify the said
board of county commissioners, by leaving a written no-
tice with any member thereof, signed by the chairman of
the township board of such township or townships, on or
before the first day of May, in such year, that said town-
ship has made provisions for the support of the poor of
said township or townships. Then in that case, it shall
not be lawful for said board of commissioners to levy or
assess any tax upon the property of said township or
townships, for the support of the poor of said county.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners are authorized to

issue the bonds of said county, if they shall think it adCommissioners visable, upon such time, and at such rate of interest as authorized to

they shall determine; to settle and adjust when due, the issue bonds

principal and interest upon a certain loan of five thou-
sand dollars, heretefore made by said county, of Thomp-
son Brothers, in the month of July 1860, and renewed on
the second day of January 1861, and said liability so to
be provided for, shall not be considered a portion of the
indebtedness which said county is authorized to incur, by


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