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An Act to allow appeals to be taken from the decision of the Register of the Chap. 1.

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

SECTION 1. In all cases of conflicting pre-emption Appeal may claims to lands granted to this state to aid in the improve- be taken to ment of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, which may be decided by the register of the state land office after the fifteenth day of January, A. D. 1853, it shall be lawful for any karty aggrieved by such decision, to appeal to the circuit court of the county where the land lies, within sixty days after such decision shall be made; and until the expiration of the said sixty days the register shall issue no certificate to the successful claimant; and in case of an appeal within that time, no certificate shall be issued until the decision of said court shall be made and certified to said register.

ŞEC. 2. The party bringing such appeal shall, within Notice to be the said sixty days, cause a notice thereof to be served on served on resaid register, and execute and file with him a bond to the gister. opposite party, with sufficient sureties, to be approred by said register, conditioned for the faithful prosecution of such appeal, and the payment of all costs that shall be adjudged against the ap peilaut by the court.

SEC. 3. Within ten days after tie bringing of any Bond to be filappeal, as af resaid, the said register shall cause the notice ed with clerk of appeal and bund, together with the testimony and other papers in the cause, to be filed in the office of the clerk of the circuit court; and the said court shall proceed to try and determine the matter, without further or other testimony than that submitted to the register, unless the said court shall otherwise oder: Provided, That it shall be competent for the parties to stipulate to try any such

of court.

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