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board of supervisors of the county, on or before the first day of August next.

Sec. 4. The said enumeration shall be made by an actuhow to be made al enquiry, by the person taking such census, at every

dwelling or by personal enquiry of the head of every fam. ily, in their several cities, towns or districts, and shall commence on the first day of June next, and shall be comple: ted and closed in two months thereafter, and said enume. ration shall include only those whose place of residence shall be in said cities, towns or districts, on the first day of June aforesaid, and the several clerks and assistants shall deliver to the clerk of the board of supervisors a true and accurate enumeration of all persons within their respective cities, towns and districts, which enumeration shall be set forth in schedule, according to the form prescribed by the secretary of state, designating the city, town or district, and shall embrace the several families by the name of the head thereof, and the aggregate population therein.

Sec. 5. The several clerks of the boards of supervisors Duties of clks shall on the first day of August or sooner, if all the returns of supervisors, shall be received by him from the clerks and assistants,

prepare duplicate copies of the enumeration of the inhabitants of their respective counties, and transmit one of said copies to the secretary of state and deliver the other to. gether with the returns received from the clerks and as sistants to the register of deeds of the county, and the said register shall

preserve the same on file in his office. SEC. 6. The persons appointed to take said census shall be allowed compensation for the service to be performed in taking the same, as follows: Clerks of incorporated cities

and villages shall be paid at the rate of one dollar for every Fees. one hundred persons enumerated by them respectively;

town clerks and assistants appointed by the clerks of the board of supervisors shall be paid at the rate of one dollar

and fifty cents for every one hundred persons enumerated Proviso. by them respectively: Provided, That in those counties not

organized for judicial purposes, and in districts not included in any town organization there may be allowed to persons taking said census additional compensation at the rate of

one dollar and fifty cents for every one hundred persons Proviso,

enumerated therein; And provided further, That each clerk of the board of supervisors shall be allowed for making his returns five dollars, in case the schedules returned by him shall contain one thousand persons or less, and one dollar for every one thousand the schedules returned shall

contain exceeding that number. The accounts for taking the census as herein provided, shall be certified by the clerks of the boards of supervisors respectively, and shall be paid out of the State Treasury.

SEC. 7. Every clerk of the board of supervisors, town clerk or assistant appointed, and who shall have accepted said appointment, who shall neglect or refuse to perform the duties required by them in taking or returning the census as herein directed, shall forfeit and

Fine for negl't the sum of pay

of duty. Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to be recovered in the manner provided by law for the collection of fines and forfeitures.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 31, 1855.

Chapter 72.

[Published April 14.]

An Act to enable assignees of choses in actions to maintain suits in their

own names in certain cases.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The assignee or assignees of any note which is not negotiable, or any bond or chose in action, which has been or may hereafter be assigned, if the assignor be dead, and there be no executor or administrator upon his estate appointed in this state, may sue thereon, and recover in his, her or their own name.

Sec. 2. The defendant in any suit brought under this act may set up and avail himself of any set-off or defence existing, or which arose before notice of such assignment, to the same extent and with like effect as if the assignor were still living, and such suit were brought in his own name.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved, March 31, 1855.

Chapter 73,

[Published April 26.] An Act to fix the time for holding the terms of the circuit court in the cond

ties of Brown and Outagamie. The People of the state of Wisconsin represented in

Sonate and Assembly do enact as follows": Time of bold.

SECTION 1. The terms of the circuit court for the couning court chan- ties of Brown, and Outagamie, from and after the first ged. Monday of July, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-five,

shall be bolden at the times following to wit: In the county of Outagamie on the third Monday in April and the third Monday in October in each year. In the county of Brown on the third Monday in September, and the second

Monday in January and the fourth Monday in April, in Proviso. each year: Provided, That at the January term of said

court, in each year, a petit jury only shall be summoned to attend said court, and all recognizances on criminal charges entered into before a justice of the peace shall be deemed and held to be returnable at the nex term thereafter at which a grand jury shall be summoned without regard to the said jury term.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the judge of the tenth Duty of judge. judicial circuit, to hold, in the county of Outagamie, on

the first Monday in January in each year, a special term of the circuit court, for the purpose of hearing and disposing of all motions and questions of law; and all judgments, orders and decrees that may be made or entered at said special terms shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes, as any judgments, orders or decrees made or entered in term time.

Approved, March 31, 1855.

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Chapter 74.

[Published April 17.]

An Act supplementary to chapter 381 of the session laws of 1852, entitled an

act to grant one copy of the revised statutes, laws, journals and legislative documents of this state to Beloit college and other literary institutions.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Whenever any books or documents mention- Literary a880ed in chapter 381, of the session laws of 1852, entitled an ciations to recat to grant one copy of the revised statutes, laws, jour-ceive copies of

all books. nals and legislative documents of the state to Beloit college and other literary institutions, to which this act is supplementary, shall be deposited in the office of the governor, secretary of state, state superintendent, or superintendent of public property, in quantities exceeding twenty-five copies, the institutions mentioned in said act shall be entitled to receive from such excess one copy of each of said volumes or documents, of whatever nature, the same as if deposited in the state library.

Sec. 2. Said literary institutions shall also be entitled to receive from the Agricultural society, and from the Historical society, one copy of each volume of the transactions of said societies, which are now or may hereafter be pablished; Provided, always, That twenty five copies of each of said pnblications be retained by such societies in their respective libraries.

SEO. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 31, 1855.

Chapter 75:

[Published April 28.]
An Act to amend chapter forty-one of the Revised Statutes.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. That all the duties enjoined by chapter forty-one of the Revised Statutes of this state, apon any per

son wishing to lay out a town in this State, or any addition thereto, or subdivision of out lots thereto, may be done and performed by an attorney thereto lawfully authorized; and a survey and plat thereof made and acknowledged by such attorney shall be as valid and effectual in all respects as if made by the proprietor himself.

Sæo. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, March 31, 1855.

Chapter 76.

[Published April 28.] An Act providing a salary for the Corresponding Secretary of the State His

torical Society.

How paid.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The sum of five hundred dollars is hereby Appropriation. annually appropriated out of the state treasury as a salary

for the corresponding secretary of the state historical society; commencing with the present fiscal year, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of the state offi

Seo. 2. In case the society shall accept this appropriation, the society shall from that time forward be deemed a trustee of this state to that extent, and shall not make any sale, transfer or other disposition of the property of said society, or any part of it, without the consent, by act, of the legislature of this state.

Approved, March 31, 1855.

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