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in each township, in said county, shall be made in dupli. 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 draining 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 Sohool 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 All laws inconsistent with or repugnant to the Repealed. provisions of this act are hereby repealed.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 parchaser, 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.

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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 petent persons revisers, whse duty it shall be to collect, compile and dito revise laws, decom

gest the general laws of this state, for the purpose of preparing 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.

Sec. 3. The said revisers shall receive such compensa. tion as the legislature may deem just and reasonable, not less than tive 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," apo proved October 10th, 1856, shall take effect.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Extending SECTION 1. The act entitled “ an act to simplify and time of taking effect of codes 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 berewita Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from

repealed. and after its passage and publication, and this act shall be when this act

takes offoct. published in connection with the act of which it is amendatory.

Approved October 13, 1856.

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CHAPTER 128.

Published November 18.

An Act to amend an act entitled "an act to authorize the Secretary of State 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 Secretary to state treasurer shall pay euch sum or sums as shall be audit account actually and necessarily expended for clerk hire in the for clerk hira 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 apon

or injuring railroads.

roads.

In case of

The people of the State of Wisconsin represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : To punish per

SECTION 1. Any person who shall willfully and malicious song 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 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.

SEC. 2. In case death shali engue from any act prohibi. death deemed ted by the first section of this act, the person guilty thereof guilty of murshall be deemed guilty of murder in the first degree, and dor, Ist degree

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 engue from the willful careofficers-pun- lessness, negligence or any malicious act of any officer,

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 nor more than ten years.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its pub. lication.

Approved October 13, 1856.

ishment.

CHAPTER 130.

Published November 19.

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

thereof.

ized.

poses, &c.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in mate and Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION. 1. From and after the first day of January, County of 9. D. 1857, all that portion of territory lying and being Juneai organest of the main channel of the Wisconsin river, and sw 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 357, said county of Juneau shall be organized for judi-jadicial paral purposes, and shall enjoy all the privileges, and im iunities of the other counties of this state, and shall form

part of the seventh judicial circuit, and the courts terein shall be held by the judge of said circuit, and all rits, processes, cuits, appeals, recognizances and other roceedings in law and equity which may be pending od undetermined in any court in Adams county, at the ime this act shall go into effect, shall continue and remain a such court in Adams county, and be there determined ccording to the usual course of proceedings, notwithtanding they may have originated in that portion of teritory hereby set off and made the county of Juneau. Elfter this act shall go into operation, all writs, appeals, ecognizances, and all proceedings in law and equity shall De returnable to and have place in the proper court in said county of Juneau.

SøO. 3. On the first Taesday of February, A. D. 1857, Election of he legal voters of said Junean county shall hold a special county officers lection in the respective towns and precincts of said ounty, and elect the several county officers required by 8w to be elected in each county in this state, which elecion shall be called, conducted, the votes canvassed and returned in the same manner as is now provided by law or any special election of a connty officer or officers, and antil such election, and until the several persons so elect

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