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period of ten years, of keeping and maintaining a ferry across
the Mississippi river, from the east bank of said river, to the
west bank of the Mississippi river, and said ferry shall be
established on sections ten and fifteen, where the east and
west line between said sections intersect the river, in town
four north, and range six west of the fourth principal meri-
dian, and said ferry shall be subject to such regulations as
other ferries are, or may by law be subject, fixing the rates
of toll and the manner in which licensed ferries shall be kept
and attended to.

Sec. 2. This act may be amended or repealed by any fu-
ture legislature of the territory or state of Wisconsin.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE,

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AN ACT

To amend an act entitled, “an act to incorpo

rate the city of Milwaukee.”
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives
of the Territory of Wisconsin:

SECTION 1. At each annual election hereafter to be held

in the city of Milwaukee, as provided by the act to which this
Certain offi. is amendatory, there shall be elected in the same manner,
eers to be
eleeted.

and for the same term as the mayor of the said city is now
elected, one treasurer, one city attorney, and one marshal;

Fire compa:

or hose

taxes.

and there shall also be elected in each ward in said city, at the same time, in the same manner, and for the same term that aldermen are now elected in the several wards, three assessors, one constable, and one street inspector. Sec. 2. The officers whose election is provided for in the Powers and

duties of cer: preceding section, shall have the same powers, perform the

tain ollicers. same duties, and be subject to the same liabilities as if they had been appointed by the common council of said city, and said officers may be removed for incompetency, or malfeasance in office, in the same manner as justices of the peace in said city may by law be removed. Sec. 3. All members of any fire engine, hook and ladder, company, organized by the common council of said nies exempt

from certain city, shall be exempt from jury duty, military duty, and poll tax during the continuance of such membership ; and any person having served the full term of seven years in either of said companies, shall be forever thereafter exempt from jury duty, and poll tax, and from military duty except in cases of insurrection or invasion. Sec. 4. Chattel mortgages filed in the office of the clerk

Chattel mor of said city, shall be valid and legal, as if the same had been gages wher

filed. filed in the town clerk's office, or recorded in the office of the register of deeds.

Sec. 5. So much of the act to which this is amendatory, as gives to the common council of said city the power to ap- Portions of point a treasurer, attorney, marshall, constables, assessors or former act rå

pealed.
street inspectors, and so much thereof as requires the pay-
ment of any tax or membership in a fire company, as a qual-
ification for an elector, is hereby repealed.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council,
APPROVED, February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To incorporate the Beloit Mechanics' Library

Association.

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Be it enacted by the Council and House of Reppesentatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That Alexander Douglas, Charles M. Messer, Powers and style of corpo. Thomas McElhenny, Andrew R. Masher, and Madison Chamration.

berlain, and their associates, together with such persons as may hereafter be associated with them, be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, by the name of the “Beloit Mechanics' Library Association,” and by that name shall be competent to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to ansiver and be answered unto, in all courts of law and equity, to have a common seal and to change the same at pleasure, to ac

quire, hold, possess, and enjoy, and to sell and convey propProvisa.

erty, both real and personal: Provided, the annual income of such property shall not exceed three hundred dollars : Provided, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the association hereby created, to purchase, sell, or deal in any property except their library and philosophical apparatus, and such buildings as are necessary for their library, lecture,

and school rooms, and property connected therewith. Meetings how Sec. 2. ' That any three of the above named persons shall called,

have power to call a meeting by giving six days' notice thereof, by posting up notices in three public places, in the village of Beloit,

Sec. 3. That said association shall have power to form a constitution, and enact bye-laws for its government, to prescribe the number and title of its officers and to define their powers and duties, and such other powers necessary for governing and promoting the welfare and interest of the said association.

Further pow,

ers.

Sec. 4. That all bye-laws, rules, and regulations made

Concerning and adopted by the members of this association, for the trans- bye-laws. fer of stock, and all other matters necessarily connected with said association, shall be valid in law. Sec. 5. Said association shall keep a full and complete

Records to be record of all ordinances, bye-laws, rules, and regulations, kept. made by them, and shall keep a full and complete record of all notices and elections, and a full record of all the names of such persons as shall become, or be elected officers of said association, and said record shall be received in all courts as competent evidence of all facts therein stated. Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its pas

Powers ievi. sage and approval, and may be amended, altered, or repealed at any time by the legislature of Wisconsin.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To legalize the official acts of W. W. Kellogg:

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That the official acts of W. W. Kellogg; while acting as a justice of the peace for the county of Sheboygan, shall not be deemed invalid on account of any informality or illegality in the election of said Kellogg ; but his said acts

shall be as legal and binding as if his election had been in all
respects conformable to law.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

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To authorize the construction of a bridge across

Fox river.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatires

of the Territory of Wisconsin : Powers and

SECTION 1. That Edward Eastman, Samuel H. Farnsstyle of cor- worth, Chester Ford, John Smith, Lucas M. Miller, Henry poration.

Gallup, George F. Wright, and Jonathan P. Miller, and such other persons as shall associate with them, be, and they are hereby incorporated by the name and style of “ The Fox River Bridge Company,” and by such name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court in this territory, and

may have a common seal and may change the same at pleasure.

Sec. 2. Chester Ford and Lucas M. Miller are hereby

appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions to the capiBooks of sub. scription

tal stock, and shall open a book of subscription at the store when opớned. of Miller and Eastman, in the village of Oshkosh, on the

first Monday of April, A. D. 1847, which book shall be kept open for three days.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be three

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