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STATE OF WISCONSIN:
THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THE
AND LAWS FOR THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS;
- ALSO -
LISTS AND TABLES FOR REFERENCE, ETC.
COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE,
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL EDITION.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF A
(Chapter 20 of the G. L. of 1866 as amended by chapter 72 of the Laws of 1873.)
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do
enact as follows: SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to cause to be prepared and printed by the State printer, annually hereafter, for the use of the Senate and Assembly, a book to be denominated a “Manual," which shall contain Jefferson's Manual, the rules and orders of the Senate and Assembly, joint rules of the Senate and Assembly, list of Senators and Assemblymen, and the employes of each House, diagrams of the Senate and Assembly Chambers, statistical and other information of the same description with that con. tained in the books heretofore procured by Clerks of the two Houses, rcspectively, with such other matter as may be deemed useful.
SECTION 2. The Secretary of State shall cause to be printed one thousand copies of such Manual annually, one copy of which shall be distributed to each Senator and Assemblyman within two weeks after the commencement of each session. The remainder of each edition shall be distributed as follows: four copies to each member of the Senate and Assembly, one copy to each of the officers thereof, one copy to each of the State officers, and one hundred and fifty copies shall be deposited with the Superintendent of Public Property, for the use of the succeeding Legislature.
SECTION 3. There is hereby annually appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, belonging to the general fund, an amount sufficient for the expenses authorized by this act.
THE LEGISLATIVE MANUAL, for 1874 (the thirteenth annual edition), is herewith presented.
The public records in the office of the Secretary of State, und the other dcpartments of the State government, have been resorted to for the purpose of rendering the volume as accurate and reliable as possible, but in the col. lection of so many names as appear in the “Legislative Annals” and elsewhere, and in the compilation of so many statistics, it would be strange indeed if some errors should not appear. But so much pains has been taken to guard against them, the Compiler is confident that so few inaccuracies will be detected that they will in no essential degree impair the value of the work, and that whenever there is occasion for reference to any matter contained in this volume, much confidence may be entertained that it will be found correct.
As a matter of personal gratification to himself, the Compiler has included in this volume the portraits of a number of our Members of Congress, only regretting that he has not been able to present them all. Perhaps this is foreign to the original design of the law in providing for the publication of the Manual, but as the State has been put to no expense in the matter, no objection can be presented on that score, and the favor with which the idea was received, in the presentation of a few portraits in previous editions of the Manual, assures the Compiler that no question of taste even, will be raised, in his endeavors to preserve the faces of the public men of the State, in this manner.
A. J. T.