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Election. of La Fayette; and the first election in said town shall be at the

house of Theodorus B. Northrup. La Grange.

§ 3. That all that part of the town of Elk Horn, in said county, comprised in township four, range sixteen east, is hereby set

off and organized into a separate town by the name of La Grange; Election. and the first election in said town shall be held at the school.

house on Round Prairie.

4. That all that part of the town Troy, in said county, comMeacham.

prised in township four, range seventeen east, is hereby set off

and organized into a separate town by the name of Meacham; and Election.

the first election in said town shall be held at the house of Jesse

Meacham. Troy.

$5. That all that part of the said town of Troy, comprised in

township four, range eighteen east, is hereby set off and organized Election.

into a separate town by the name of Troy; and the first election in said town shall be held at the Methodist meeting house in said

town. Ottawa. § 6. That all that part of the town of Genesee, in the county

of Milwaukee, comprised in township six, range seventeen east;

is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name Election.

of Ottawag and the first election in said town shall be held at the

house of Newman Chub. Johnstown.

That all that part of the town of Janesville, in the county of Rock, comprised in township three north, of range fourteen

east, be. set off and organized into a separate town by the name Election.

of Johnstown; and the first election in said town shall be held at

the dwelling house of Elisha Newhall, in said town. Fulton. $ 8. That all that country comprised in town four north, of

range twelve east, in the county of Rock, be set off and organized Election. into a separate town by the name of Fulton; the first election to

be held at the house of William B. Foster. Union, coun- § 9. That all that country comprised in the limits of the north try attached

half of town three north, of range eleven east, be annexed to and

become a part of the town of Union, in the county of Rock. Oakland. § 10. All that part of the town of Jefferson, in the county of

Jefferson, comprised in township six, in range thirteen east, is

hereby set off, and organized into a separate town by the name of Election. Oakland; and the first election shall be held at the house of Girard Jefferson, Crain, in said town. And the north half of township six, and the country two southern tiers of sections of township seven in range fifteen attached to

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and sixteen east, in the county of Jefferson, are hereby annexed to, and shall form a part of the town of Jefferson.

$ 11. That the said several towns set off and organized by this Rights of act, shall each be entitled to and enjoy all the rights and privileges which are granted by law to the other towns in this Territory.

$ 12. That all that part of Beloit, in the county of Rock, com-Clinton, .counprised in sections ten, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-seven and thirty-tached to. four, in town one north, of range thirteen east, be annexed to and form a part of the town of Clinton.

§ 13. That all that section of country comprised in the county Manchester. of Calumet, shall be incorporated into a town by the name of Man. chester; and shall hold their election, until further ordered by vote Election. of said town, at the centre school house.

$ 14. That all that part of the town of Walworth, in the county Sharon. of Walworth, comprised in township one, range fifteen east, is hereby set off and organized into a separate town by the name of Sharon; and the first election in said town shall be held at the Election. house of Joseph Topping.

15. That all that section of country comprised in the county Marquette. of Marquette, shall be a town by the name of Marquette; and the

Election. first election in said town shall be held at the house of S. W. Beall, and that said town and county of Marquette shall be annexed for Attached, &c. county purposes to the county of Fond du Lac.

APPROVED, March 21, 1843.

AN ACT to annex certain fractions or lots of land

to the town of Rock, in the county of Rock. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

$1. That fractional sections number one and number two, ly- Town of Rocky ing north and west of Rock river, in township number two north, country an

nexed to of range twelve east, be and the same are hereby annexed to the said town of Rock, in the county of Rock.

APPROVED, March 21, 1843.

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AN ACT to change the name of Henry Sanders

Brown. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

01. That the name of Henry Sanders Brown, of Milwaukee, late of Washington county, New York, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Henry Brown Sanders; and by such name, he shall and may hereafter be known and recognized: Provided, that the rights of no person or persons shall in any wise be affected thereby.

APPROVED, March 22, 1843.

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AN ACT to change the time of holding courts in

certain countics of the second judicial district, and to provide for a change of venue in criminal cases.

it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of

the Territory of Wisconsin: Courts in the

$ 1. The district court shall be holden at the county seat of second judicial district. the several counties in the second judicial district, hereinafter

mentioned, at the times specified herein, to wit: Green county, When held. the second Monday in April and October; Rock county, the third

Monday in April and October; Walworth county, the fourth Monday in April and October; Jefferson county, the third Monday after the fourth Monday in April and October; Dane county, fourth

Monday after the fourth Monday in April and October. Writs, &c., § 2. All writs, summonses, process, indictment, recognizance, how and when made returna

and other proceedings in any of the said courts, which now are or ble.

may hereafter be made returnable in any of said courts in the first section mentioned, at any time after this act shall take effect, shall be.considered as returnable at the term fixed in this act for hold. ing the spring terms of said courts, and all adjournments, appear. ances, continuances, motions, and notices of any proceedings.in said courts, which are made or taken to any term subsequent to the time this act shall take effect, shall be held to be made and taken for the time fixed by this act for holding the spring term of said

courts. Acts repealed. \ 3. So much of any and all former-acts as conflict with the

provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

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An criminal causes shall be tried in the county where the Venue,

chow changed offence was committed, unless it shall appear to the satisfaction of

in criminal the court, by affidavit, that a fair and impartial trial cannot be had cases. in such county; in which case, the court before whom the cause is pending, if the offence charged in the indictment be punishable Proceedings, with death or imprisonment in the state prison, inay, either in term how had. time or vacation, direct the person accused to be tried in some adjoining county, where a fair and impartial trial can be had: Pro-Proviso. vided, that the party accused shall be entitled to a change of venue but once and no more.

95. That when the venue is changed to an adjoining county, Proceedings. in a criminal case, the clerk of the proper court thereof, after having received the original indictment, and a certified transcript of the proceedings thereon, the trial shall be conducted in all respects as if the offence had been indicted in the county to which the venue is changed: Provided, that the costs accruing from a Proviso. change of the venue shall be paid by the county in which the offence was committed.

When arcourt has ordered a change of venue, if the ac- Warrant for cused be in arrest or confinement, they shall issue a warrant di- conveyance. rected to the sheriff, commanding him safely to convey the prisoner to the jail of the county where he or she is to be tried, there to be safely kept by the jailor thereof until discharged by due course of law. 57.

When the court has ordered a change of venue, they shall Bail. require the accused, if the offence be bailable, to enter into a recognizance with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the court or judge, in such sum as the court or judge may direct, conditioned for his appearance in court at the time and place at which the cause is to be tried, on such change of venue, and in In default of default of such recognizance, a warrant shall be issued, as pro-to be issųed.

bail, warrant vided in the next preceding section.

9 8. When a change of venue is allowed, the court shall re- Witnesses. cognize the witnesses on the part of the United States, to appear before the court in which the prisoner is to be tried., 99. The attorney on behalf of the United States, may also Attorney for

United States apply for a change of venue, and the court being satisfied that it

may apply for will promote the ends of justice, may award a change of venue upon change of the same terms, and to the same extent, that are provided in this act.

APPROVED, March 23, 1843.

venue.

AN ACT fixing the time of holding the annual ses

sions of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of

the Territory of Wisconsin: When to meet. § 1. That the annual commencement of the session of the

legislative assembly, shall be on the first Monday of December,

in each and every year. Special ses

§ 2. The governor of the territory may, as often as in his sions, how called. opinion the public interest requires it, appoint by proclamation

special sessions of the legislative assembly, to be holden at such times as he may designate, not less than twenty days from the

issuing such proclamation. Members, $3. No member of the legislative assembly shall be liable to when exempt from arrest.

arrest on a service of any civil process, issued by any of the courts of this Territory during any session of the legislative assembly, or for ten days immediately preceding or subsequent to the termina

tion of such session; and any member in arrest during the period Application of such exemption, shall be entitled to an immediate discharge, for discharge.

on application to any judge, supreme court commissioner, or justice of the peace, in any county in which such arrest may have

been made. Session to ter- $ 4. The present session of the legislative assembly shall terminate.

minate on the twenty-fifth day of March, 1843. Session to

95. There shall be a session of the legislative assembly held at the capitol, in Madison, to commence on the twenty-seventh day of March, A. D. 1843, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, which shall continue until terminated by joint resolution of the said

assembly. Completion of 96. At the said session, to be held on the said twenty-seventh business. day of March, 1843, the council and house of representatives may

proceed to complete the unfinished business remaining in their

respective houses at the termination of the present session. Act repealed.

$ 7.

An act of the revised statutes, entitled "an act relative to

the sessions of the legislative assembly,” is hereby repealed. To take effect. $ 8.

This act shall take effect from and after its passage,
APPROVED, March 23, 1843.

commence.

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