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in each township, in said county, shall be made in dapli.
cate, by the officers making such sale as aforesaid, one of
which shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county
board of supervisors of such county, and the other shall
be filed in the office of the secretary of state ; and in case
there is an organized town in such county, containing
any of such lands sold as last aforesaid, which require
and are susceptible of being drained, then in that and
every such case, such county treasurer shall pay to the
treasurer of such town its proportionate share thereof, the
same being the twenty-five per cent residue of money.
realized from the sale of lands therein. And such town
shall proceed to the reclamation of such lands, by drain-
ing the same, with all convenient speed.

All such money not paid to the town treasurer, as last aforesaid, within two years after the receipt thereof, by the county treasurer, shall be, by such county treasurer, paid into the state treasury, and the same shall form a constituent part of the school fund, and shall be managed as provided by law in relation to said fund.

Sec. 9. All laws for the protection of school or univerity school land lands are hereby extended and made applicable to the laws made apswamp and overflowed lands in this act mentioned or plicable. contemplated.

Sec. 10. All laws inconsistent with or repagpant to the Repealed. provisions of this act are hereby repealed. :

Sec. 11. The swamp and overflowed lands of this state Sale of lande. shall be sold in limited quantities for actual settlement, or for the use of an adjoining farm, to each purchaser, not more than three hundred and twenty acres each.

SEC. 12. This act, immediately after its passage, shall be printed by the state printer, and when so published, shall take effect and be in full force.

Approved October 11, 1856.

pstituent part of treasury, and such county tereof, by

CHAPTER 126.

Published October 16.
An Act to provide for the revision of the general laws of the State of Wis-

consin.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Governor to

SECTION 1. The governor shall, without delay, after the appoint com- passage of this act, appoint three competent persons as potent persons revisers, wbse duty it shall be to collect, compile and di. to revise laws, dsc n gest the general laws of this state, for the purpose of pre

paring a new edition of such laws for publication, and that said revisers report such compilation, as soon as may be to the legislature of Wisconsin, and said revisers shall accompany their report with such proposed amendments

as they may think proper to suggest. To fill vacancy Sec. 2. Should either of said revisers refuse to act, or

become incapable of acting through sickness or other casaalty, it shall be the duty of the governor to appoint some

suitable person in his stead. Compensation. SEO. 3. The said revisers shall receive such compensa

tion as the legislature may deem just and reasonable, not · less than five dollars per day, and this act shall take effect

and be in force from and after its passage; Provided, that pay for no more than two hundred days service shall be allowed.

Approved October 13, 1856.

CHAPTER 127. :

Published November 18.
An Act to fix the time when an act entitled “ an act to simplify and abridge

the practice, pleadings, and proceedings in the courts of this state," ap-
proved October 10th, 1856, shall take effects .

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do eñact as follows: Extending SEOTION 1. The act entitled “ an act to simplify and time of taking effect of code abridge the practice, pleadings and proceedings in the

courts of this state," approved October 10th, 1856, shall take effect and be in force on the first day of March next, and not before, and all acts and parts of acts repealed by the act of which this is amendatory, shall remain in full force and effect until the first day of March next, and no longer.

SEC. 2. So much of the act of which this is amendato- All parts of ry, as conflicts with the provisions of this act, is hereby code inconsisrepealed.

tent herewita Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from repeale and after its passage and publication, and this act shall be When this act

takes affect. published in connection with the act of which it is amen• ' datory.

Approved October 13, 1856.

CHAPTER 128.

Published November 18.

An Act to amend an act entitled "an act to authorize the Secretary of Stato to employ and pay clerks for actual and necessary discharge of the duties of his office," approved March 29th, 1856,

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

SEOTION 1. The secretary of state shall audit, and the Socretary to state treasurer shall pay ench sum or sums as shall be audit account actually and necessarily expended for clerk hire in the lor cleri bank comptroller's office in the same manner as is provided in the act of which this is amendatory for clerks employ. ed in the said secretary of states office; Provided, That before the secretary of state shall audit any account for clerk hire in the bank comptroller's office, the bank comptroller shall file with him a certificate, setting forth the particular service rendered by such clerk or clerks, and that the same was necessary to enable him to keep up the business of his office.

SEO. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved October 13, 1856.

CHAPTER 129.
Published November 18.

An Act to provide for the punishment of persons placing obstructions upon

or injuring railroads.

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The people of the State of Wisconsin represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enaet as follows : To punish per SEOTION 1. Any person who shall willfully and malicious. sons doing in- ly place any obstruction upon the track of any railroad in jury to rail

this state, or take up a rail, or remove a spike or otherwise

this state on tok roads.

injure, break down or destroy the bridge, road.bed or other structures of such railroad, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not less

than two nor more than ten years. In case of SEO. 2. In case death shall ensue from any act prohibi. death deemed ted by the first section of this act, the person guilty thereof dor, ist degree

mut: shall be deemed guilty of murder in the first degree, and

on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment

in the state prison for the term of his natural life. Negligence of SEO. 3. In case death shall ensue from the willful care ocens, pun- lessness, negligence or any malicious act of any otticer, ishment.

agent, servant or other employee of any railroad company in this state, the person guilty of such negligence, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the states prison for a term of not less than three por more than ten years.

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

Approved October 13, 1856.

CHAPTER 130.
Published November 19.

Act to organize the county of Juneau and to locate the county seat

. thereof.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION. 1. From and after the first day of January, County of

D. 1857, all that portion of territory lying and being Janean organist of the main channel of the Wisconsin river, and ized. w and formally embraced in the county of Adams, all form and constitute a new and separate county, to known and designated as the county of Juneau. SEC. 2. From and after the first day of January, A. D. Organized for 157, said county of Juneau shall be organized for judi- judicial paral purposes, and shall enjoy all the privileges, and im:P unities of the other counties of this state, and shall form part of the seventh judicial circuit, and the courts erein shall be held by the jadge of said circuit, and all rits, processes, cuits, appeals, recognizances and other oceedings in law and equity which may be pending id undetermined in any court in Adams county, at the me this act shall go into effect, shall continue and remain I such court in Adams county, and be there determined 'cording to the usual course of proceedings, notwithanding they may have originated in that portion of tertory hereby set off and made the county of Juneau. fter this act shall go into operation, all writs, appeals, cognizances, and all proceedings in law and equity shall e returnable to and have place in the proper court in said ounty of Juneau. .

Sbo. 3. On the first Taesday of February, A. D. 1857, Election of le legal voters of said Junean county shall hold a special coun lection in the respective towns and precincts of said panty, and elect the several county officers required by W to be elected in each county in this state, which elecon shall be called, conducted, the votes canvassed and sturned in the same manner as is now provided by law or any special election of a connty officer or officers, and ntil such election, and until the several persons so elect

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