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thousand dollars, and shall be divided in shares of twenty- Capitlal stock five dollars each. Sec. 4. The said company shall have power to rest the Powers to use

land. said bridge on the southern bank of said river, and may take so much land as shall be necessary for that purpose : Prorided, no unnecessary damage shall be done thereby, and in case the said company and the owners of the land shall be unable to agree upon the price of said land, the said company shall choose one appraiser, and the owners another, and the persons so chosen shall proceed to appraise the said land; and in case the said appraisers cannot agree, they shall choose another appraiser, and the price at which the said appraisers shall appraise the said land shall be paid by said company.

Sec. 5. The said company shall have power to make bye- Bye-laws. laws for the regulation of the concerns of the said company : Provided, that the said bye-laws shall not be repugnant to the laws of the United States or of Wisconsin. Sec. 6. The said company shall have power to build and Bridge where

to be built. construct a bridge across the Fox river, at Miller's Ferry.

SEC. 7. Said bridge shall not be less than twelve feet Bridge how wide, and shall be constructed with a draw over the channel constructed. of the river, not less than twenty-four feet wide, and the said company shall attend to the said draw, so as to permit boats and vessels to pass through the same, at all times, free of charge, and without unnecessary delay; and shall be commenced within one year, and completed within three years. Sec. 8. The

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Rates of tolls. tion of the bridge to demand and collect toll for passing the same, as follows: For any vehicle drawn by one horse, twelve and a half cents. For any vehicle drawn by two horses, or oxen, twenty-five cents; and for each additional horse, or ox, six and one-fourths cents. Foot passengers, three cents. For a single horse, six and one-fourth cents. For all animals in droves of less than fifty head, three cents each ; and for all over fifty, two cents each: Provided, that hogs and sheep shall not be charged more than at the rate of one cent per

head. Sec. 9. The said company shall keep posted up in some

Rates to be posted up.

conspicuous place, on the said bridge, a list of the rates of toll allowed by this act.

Sec. 10. Any future legislature may alter or amend this act.

Sec. 11. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

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

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

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To authorize Decatur school district No. 17, in

Green county, to levy a tax to build a school house.

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

Section 1. That it shall and may be lawful for the trustees of Decatur school district, in Green county, to levy a tax on all real and personal property, in the said district, not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred dollars: Provided, that a majority of the legal voters in the said school district, present at a school meeting called for that purpose, shall vote to levy such tax.

Sec. 2. The said tax shall be collected and returned in

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the same manner that is now provided by law for the collection of taxes for building school houses.,

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council. APPROVED, February 4, 1547.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

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To authorize school district No. 7, in Spring

Prairie, Walworth county, to raise money to pay

for school house and other purposes. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

Section 1. That school district number seven in the town of Spring Prairie, Walworth county, be hereby authorized to raise, by tax, a sum of money sufficient to pay their indebtedness incurred in building a school house, and other incidental expenses in connection with the same: Provided however, that such sum shall not exceed one hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. The said tax shall be voted, levied, and collected in the same manner that is now provided by law for the raising money for the purpose of building school houses.

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

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

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled “ An act to provide

for the destruction of wolves."

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

SECTION 1. That section first of the act to which this act is amendatory, be so amended as to authorize the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors of the several counties in this territory, to regulate the bounty on wolves, and to offer such rewards for the destruction of wolves in their respective counties as they may deem proper.

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

President of the Council. Approved, February 4, 1817.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To incorporate the Lake Michigan and Missis

sippi Rail Road Company.

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

Section 1. That John Dickson, Elias Smith, John Bullen, junior, and Samuel Hall, of Racine county ; Sewall Smith

books.

and William Bowman, of Walworth county ; William H. H. Commission.

ers to obtain Bailey and A. Hyatt Smith, of Rock county ; Hiram Rust

subscriptions. and Noah Phelps, of Green county; John H. Rountree and Samuel Wilson, of 'Grant county; Andrew Sterritt and Joseph Ward, of Iowa county ; John Y. Smith and James Morrison, of Dane county; William H. Johnson and Alonzo Wing, of Jefferson county; William M. Dennis and William Willard, of Dodge county; Rufus Parks and William A. Barstow, of Waukesha county ; Daniel Wells, junior, Paraclete Potter, L. W. Weeks, and I. A. Lapham, of Milwaukee county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Lake Michigan and Mississippi Rail Road Company, hereby incorporated; and they may cause books to be opened at such times and places as they shall direct, for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said company; first giving sixty days notice of the times and places of taking such subscriptions, given of the

Notice to be by publishing the same weekly in a public newspaper printed opening of in the county of Dane, and also in one printed in the county of Grant, in one printed in the county of Racine, and in one printed in the county of Milwaukee.

Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be Capital stock. one million and five hundred thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each; and as soon as ten thousand shares of stock shall be subscribed, and five dollars on each share actually paid in, and a statement shall be deposited with the secretary of the territory or state of Wisconsin, authenticated by the oath of the secretary and two or more of the said commissioners, that such subscriptions and payments have been in good faith made, the subscribers of such stock, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby declared and created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of “The Lake Michigan and Mississippi Name and

style of the Rail Road Company," with perpetual succession, and by that corporation. name shall have all the privileges, franchises, and immunities incident to a corporation; they shall be capable in law of purchasing, holding, selling, leasing, and conveying es

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