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his office for two years from the time of his appointment, unless removed by such judge, and shall have the same powers, and discharge the same duties in all respects, as are now conferred and imposed on court commissioners, by the laws of this state.

Sec. 2. So much of section seventy-five, of chapter ten, Repealed: of the revised statutes of this state, as conflicts with the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its pas. sage and publication.

Approved February 8, 1856.

CHAPTER 4.

Published February 13.

An Act to amend chapter forty-seven of the Revised Statutes, entitled “ Of

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

SECTION 1. Section eighteen, of chapter forty-seven of Amendment the revised statutes of this state, entitled “ Of Religious Societies," is hereby so amended as to read as follows, viz: It shall be lawful for the circuit court for the county in which apy such religious corporation shall have been constituted, on the application of such corporation, if such court shall deem it proper to make an order for the sale or mortgage of any real estate belonging to such corpora- To sell or tion, and to direct the application of the moneys arising mortgage read therefrom to such uses, as the said corporation, with the est approbation of said court, shall conceive to be for the interest of such corporation.

SEO. 2. The provisions of section eighteen, as amended Mado applicaby this act, and of section nineteen, of chapter forty-ble. seven of the revised statutes of this state, shall be appli. cable to all religious societies and corporations in this state, whether constituted under the provisions of said chapter or otherwise.

DEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved Feb. 12, 1856.

ate.

CHAPTER 5.
Published February 19.

An Act to authorize the Secretary of State to audit the accounts of County

Town, City and Village clerks and assistants, for taking the census of 1855.

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The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Secretary of SECTION 1. The secretary of state is hereby authorized and state to audit required to audit the accounts of the several clerks of the accounts for taking census.

ia boards of supervisors for each county, and the clerks of

the several towns, cities and villages of this state, and assistants duly appointed by the clerks of boards of supervisors, for taking the census and making the returns, ac.

cording to the law of this state, approved March 31, 1855. Payment of SEC. 2. The accounts of these several county, town, city

and village clerks, and assistants, when audited and certified as correct by the secretary of state, shall be paid by the state treasurer, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, and shall be his vouchers in settling his accounts with the state, and a sufficient sum to pay the accounts so audited and certified, is hereby appropriated for that purpose out of any money in the treasury, not

otherwise appropriated. Amounts to be Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state, allowed in auditing.

! in auditing and certifying the accounts of the clerks of

cities, towns and villages, and of assistants duly appointed according to law, for taking and returning the census of 1855, to allow to all such clerks or assistants who shall have made due return to the clerks of the boards of su. pervisors of their respective counties of the enumeration required to be made by them respectively, by the terms of the act in relation to census, approved March 31, 1865, as follows: To clerks of incorporated cities and villages, one dollar for every one hundred persons, and the like sum for a fraction of one hundred enumerated and returned by them respectively; to town clerks and assistants appointed by the clerks of the board of supervisors, one dollar and fifty cents for every one hundred persons,

and the like sum for a fractional hundred, enumerated Proviso.

and returned by them respectively ; Provided, That he may allow to persons taking said census in counties not

Orsons takin pectively; undred, enu pers

organized any town and fifty ceara

merated anaill also audita making and pres

organized for judicial purposes, and in districts not included in any town organization an additional compensation of one dollar and fifty cents for every one hundred persons so enumerated and returned by them, and the said secretary of state shall also audit and allow to the clerks of the boards of supervisors, for making and preparing duplicate copies of the enumeration of their res. pective counties, and for transmitting one of said copies to the secretary of state, and delivering the other to the register of deeds of the county, the sum of five dollars for each of said duplicate copies, if said enumeration for the county shall comprise the names of one thousand persons, or less, and one dollar for each of said duplicate copies for every thousand names said enumeration shall contain, exceeding one thousand, and the like sum for the fraction of a thousand.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 14, 1856.

CHAPTER 6.
Published March 5.

An Act to provide for the parchase of Stationery for the use of next Legis

laturé.

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

SECTION 1. The superintendent of public property is Stationery for hereby authorized to purchase all stationery necessary next legi for the use of the next legislature.

Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any money Appropriation in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thousand dollars, as a contingent fund for the purchase of such stationery. .

SEC. 3. The said superintendent of public property is Superintendhereby required to make out an account of the disposition ent to give of such fund to the proper committee of the next legisla. bond. ture, and he is also required to give a bond in the sum of

thousand dollare, mentioned in that befor

Proviso.

of thirty-five hundred dollars, to the state treasurer,
with surety, wlich bond shall be approved by the gover.
por, for the faithful expenditure of said sum of three
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary
for the purpose mentioned in the first and second seo-
tions of this act: Provided, That before drawing any of
said sum of three thousand dollars, the said superintend.
ent of public property, shall make and execute such bond
to the state treasurer, with two or more sufficient sureties,
to be approved by tbe governor: And provided also,
That the purchase of stationery made by the said superin.
tendent of public property, shall be by contract, and said
contract shall be let to the lowest bidder.
1. Approved February 19, 1856..

Proviso.

CHAPTER 7.
Published March 4.

An Act to appropriate a certain sum of money to the Superintendent of

Public Property, to purchase Stationery for the State Officers, viz: the sum of three thousand dollars.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Stationery for SECTION 1. The superintendent of public property is blule offices hereby authorized to purchase all stationery necessary for

all the several offices and departments of the state, for

the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six. Appropriation Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any money m

in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thousand dollars, as a contingent fund for the

purchase of such stationery. Superintendo Sec. 3. The said superintendent of public property is coi to give hereby required to make out an account of the disposition bonds

of such fuud to the proper committee of the next legislature, and he is also required to give a bond in the sum of four thousand dollars, to the state treasurer, with surety, which bond shall be approved by the governor, for the faithtal expenditure of the said sum of three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the

purpose mentioned in the first and second sections of this
act; Provided, That before drawing any of said sum of Proviso.
three thousand dollars, the said superintendent of public
property shall make and execute such bond to the state:
treasurer with two or more sureties, to be approved by the
governor; And Provided, also, That the purchase of sta- Proviso.
tionery by the said superintendent of public property,
shall be by contract, and said contract shall be let to the
lowest and best bidder.

Seo. 4. The said superintendent of public property shall To keep an from time to time, furnish to the several «ffices or depart account of sta

; tionery farments, under the direction of the governor, such quanti- nished. ties of stationery as may be necessary to the business of of the same, and shall keep an account of the articles 80 furnished, for public inspection. The purchase of any stationery, by any state officer, assistant, deputy, clerk, or other person employed in any department, of any person or persons, at the expense of or to be charged to the state, is hereby prohibited, and no bill for any such parchase hereafter made, shall be considered or allowed.

sis de Approved February 19, 1856.

CHAPTER 8.
Published March 5.

An Act to appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars to defray tbe postage

of the members of the present legislature, and to authorize the secretary of state to audit the account of the post master in Madison, for postage.

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to John N. Appropriation Jones, post master at Madison, one thousand dollars, for postage ($1000,00) for postage of members of the present legislature, from Feb. 11, 1856.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to Audit account. audit the account of the said John N. Jones, for postage, and when so audited and allowed they shall be paid by

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