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HTnited Slates for the manner in which the aforesaid sum shall have been expended.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants £ of the said Territory shall be entitled to all the lights, privileges,lh? .,rish<* »nd and immunities heretofore granted and secured to the Territory edto i ■

of Wisconsin and to its inhabitants; and the laws in force in of wiac0iulnthie Territory of Wisconsin at the date of the admission of the State of Wisconsin shall continue to he valid and operative therein, so far as the same be not incompatible with the provisions of this act, subject, nevertheless, to be altered, modified, c^S^o^SJJjI or repealed, by the governor and legislative assembly of the <" «»«•■ said Territory of Minnesota; and the laws of the United States are hereby extended over and declared to be in force in said Territory, so far as the same, or any provision thereof, may be applicable. . . ,

Sec. 13. And be it fur/her enacted, That the legislative assembly of the Territory of Minnesota shall hold its first session at Saint Paul; and at said first session the governor and legislative assembly shall locate and establish a temporary seat sMt()r governof government for said Territory at such place as they may "?<">• ror m& deem eligible; and shall, at such lime as they shall see proper, emary' prescribe by law the manner of locating (he permanent seat of government of said Territory by a vote of the people. And the sum of twenty thousand doHars, out of any money in the , Appropriation

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treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated and ingi. granted to said Territory of Minnesota, to be applied, by the governor and legislative assembly, to the erection of suitable public buildings a"t the seat of government.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That a delegate to the Delegate* to House of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the uTMls."t0>r term of two years, may be elected by the voters qualified to *i«end. elect members of'the legislative assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as are exercised and enjoyed by the delegates from the several other Territories of the United States to the said House of Representatives. The first election shall be held at such times*and places, and be conducted in Such manner, as the governor shall appoint and direct; and at all subsequent elections, the times, places, and manner of holding the elections shall be prescribed by law. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the governor to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given accordingly.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That all suits, pro- ce*" ►*•- . cess, and proceedings, civil and criminal, at law and in chan- ceed'ings at law, eery, and all indictments and informations, which shall be pend- couru8 of ing and undetermined in the courts of the Territrry of Wis- ^'^""''"o^y corisin, within the limits of said Territory of Minnesota, when Territory, tniuthis act shall lake effect, shall be transferred to be heard, tried, courts 'or "«hi prosecuted, and determined in the district courts hereby esiab- Tcrrilor^lished, which may include the counties or districts where anj such proceedings may be pending. All bonds, recognisances, and obligations of every kind whatsoever, valid under the ex

isting laws within the limits of said Territory, shall be valid under this act; and all crimes and misdemeanors against jbe laws in force within said limits may be prosecuted, tried, anrf punished in the courts established by this act; and all penalties, forfeitures, actions, and causes of action, may be recovered under this act, the same as they would have been under the laws in force within the limits composing said Territory at the time this act shall go into operation. Peicefcecon^! Sec.16. And be it further enacted, That all justices of we«, '*<;., con- the peace, coustables, sheriffs, and all other judicial and inioisiifioihenareap'terial officers, who shall be in office within the limits of said MrtuLm. BUC" Territory when this act shall take effect, shall be, and ibey are hereby, authorized and required to continue to exercise and perforin the duties of their respective offices as officers of the Territory of Minnesota, temporarily, and until they, or others, shall be duly appointed and qualified to fill their places in the manner herein directed, or until their offices shall be abolished. Appropriation Skc. 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five Inry'000 thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by and under the direction of the said governor of the Territory of Minnesota, in the purchase of a library, to be kept at the seat of government, for the use of the governor, .„: legislative assembly, judges of the supreme court, secretary,

marshal, and" attorney of said Territory, and such other persona and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law. Reaervation or Sec.18. And be it further enacted, That when ihe lands

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in the said Territory shall be surveyed under (he direction of the Government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That temporarily, and DinproTidedeby unl" Q'herwise provided by law, the governor of said Territory .... theRovemor may define the judicial districts of said Territory, and assign judicial* dSSrtcu, the judges who maybe appointed for said Territory to the fudgca^Jo^them8, several districts, and also appoint the times and places for hold■* 'ing courts in the several counties or subdivisions in each of

said judicial districts, by proclamation to be issued by hiro; but the legislative assembly,at their first or any subsequent session, tpay organize, ajter, or modify such judicial districts, aqd assign the judges, and alter the times and places of holding the courts, as to them shall seem proper and convenient. r£Zd#$£ *?Ke. 20And h"' u further enacted, That every bill (Kinda °rov?d wmcn 8na^ or may pass the council and house of representatythe *oPve7nVor. tives shall, befoie it becomes a law, be presented to the governor of the Territory; if he approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in whicb. it originated; which shall cause the objections to be entered at hyge upon their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. Ifj^ftef

such reconsideration, two-thirds of that housealinll agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall also be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law; but in all such cases the voles of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house, respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor, within, three days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislative assembly, by adjournment, prevent it; in which case it shall not become a law. Approved March 3,1849.

CHAP. 122.—AN ACT to establish the collection district of Brazos De Santiago, and for other purposes.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- collection tt»sembled, That all that part of the collection district of Sahiria, tnctof Brazos de

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squth and west of the north side of Padre island, in the Gulf of lUAed,and point Mexico, be, and the same is hereby, made a collection district, {^n of entry? * which shall be known as the district of Brazos Santiago, and that Point Isabel be, and the same is hereby, made the port of entry of the said district.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That a collector for the collector toi» said district of Brazos Santiago shall be appointed by the Presi- appointed—nu dent, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall re- ^ side at Point Isabel, and hold his office for the terms and the time prescribed by law for the like office in other districts, and W-ho shall be entitled to a salary not exceeding seventeen hunt died and fifty dollars per annum, including in that siim the fees allowed by law; and the amount he shall collect in any one year for fees, exceeding the said sum of seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any merchandise Merchandiseenwhich shall have been duly entered at the said port of entry, 'e"d, » Polnt

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and the duties thereon paid or secured according to law, may ported by land to be transported by land to Port Brown, on the Rio Grande, or n^enn^edw'pru any other place near the said Port Brown which may be desig- Jjjj{etef dra7" nated by the Secretary of the Treasury,and be thence exported with the privilege of drawback to any foreign country: Provided, That such exportation shall be made within one year from the date of Importation, and under the conditions and provisions of the act entitled "An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandise exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the British North American provinces adjoining the United Slates," approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

injector to be sEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of

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■Me at Ft. Brown, the treasury shall appoint an additional inspector, who shall reside at Fort Brown, or such other place as may be designated by him as aforesaid, and who shall inspect all merchandise entilled to drawback under the provisions of this act, and otherwise protect the revenue. Merchandisecn- Sec.5. And be it further enacted, That any merchandise Cwpub "chriati1 which shall have been duly entered at the port of Corpus and transported' Christi, and the duties thereon paid 01 secured according to law,

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entitled to privi. may be transported to Loredo, on the Rio Grande, and from legeofdraw ack. inence eXp0rtcd to Mexico, with the privilege of drawback: Provided, That such exportation shall be made within one year from the date of importation, and under the conditions and provisions of the act entitled "An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandise exported in-the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the British North American provinces adjoining the United States," approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to appoint an addispector at tional inspector to reside at Loredo, who shall inspect all mer

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*d. cnandise entitled to drawback under the provisions of this act,

and otherwise protect the revenue, secretary or the Sec. 6. And'be it further enacted, That the Secretary or"

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point a deputy the 1 reasury be authorized to appoint a deputy collector to re£i°deecatr che^side at Chesapeake City, in the State of Maryland, with aupeake city, Md. thoiity to grant enrolments and licences to vessels: Provided, That the compensation of the said deputy collector shall be the i usual fees of office, and nothing more.

Skc. 7. And be it further enacted, That the owners of vessels residing on New River, in Onslow county, in the Suite of enrolment! "of North Carolina, shall have the privilege of taking out registers RjTef3 "nSow or e,nroiments; a"d licences, at Wilmington, in said State, and eowit'y, N.c. the collector of that district is hereby authorized to grant the same on the conditions now required by law. Approved March 3, 1849.

CHAP. 123.—AN ACT to cause the northern boundary of the State of Iowa to be run and marked.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the surveyor general, of U isconsin and Iowa, da^iine^ntowa unaer the direction of the Commissioner of the General Land oiwked"1" a"d Office-, shall cause the northern boundary line of the Slate of Iowa to be run and marked, and suitable monuments placed thereon; and the said surveyor general shall return one copy o£ said survey to the General Land Office, and another copy <o the executive of Iowa, to be deposited in the archives of thai State.

Approved March 3,1S49.

CHAP. 124.—AN ACT to amend the net entitled "An act supplemental to the act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union."

[sec . 1.] Be jt enacted by the Senate and House of Hejye' setitatives of the United States of America in Congress as' ',, sembled, That, for the purpose of trying all issues of fact, tri" jancMnm^t able by a jury in the district court of the United Slates for the ^/^'^p*tm^11 district of Iowa, as established by the act entitled "An act sup- Siom. plemeotal to the act for the admission of the Slates of Iowa and Florida into the Union," approved third March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, the said district shall be separated into three divisions, as follows, to wit: All that part of said district lying within the Dubuque land district, as altered by the "Act to establish an additional land district in Iowa," approved eighth •» August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, shall constitute the northern division, and a regular term of said court for said di- Northern dinvision shall be held annually at Dubuque, to commence on the first Monday iu January; all ihat part of said district lying within the Iowa land district, as established by the "Act to establish an additional land district in Iowa,"'approved eighth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, shall constitute the middle di- Middle divuion. vision, and a regular term-of said court for this division shall be held annually at Iowa city, to commence on the first Monday in October; and the residue of the Slate of Iowa shall constitute the southern division, and a regular term of said court for southern *this division shall be held annually at Burlington, to commence v""onon the first Monday in June; and should the judge of the said district court fail to attend at the time and place pf holding any (,

one of the regular terms of the court, for either of the said di-
visions of the aforesaid district, before the close of the fourth
day of any such term, the business pending in such court shall
stand adjourned to the next regular term thereof: Provided, proviso.
That whenever the judge of said court, from any Gause, shall
fail to hold a regular term of said court for either of said di-
visions, it shall be his duty, if in his opinion the business in
said court shall require, to hold an intermediate term of said
court, at such lime as he shall, by his order, under his hand
and seal, direct, addressed to the clerk and marshal of said
court, at least thirty days previous to the commencement of said
term, and to be publishedin (he several newspapers published
in the bounds of said division and district, the same length of
time; and, at any and all such intermediate terms, the business
of any such courts, of every nature and description whatsoever
shall have reference to, and be proceeded with, in the same
manner as if the same were a regular term of the said court.
And all such issues of fact shall be tried at a term of said court, t
to be held in the division where such suit should hereafter be
commenced, in accordance with the third section of this act.
But nothing herein contained shall prevent the said district
court, by general rule, from regulating the venue of transitory
actions, either in law or in equity, and from changing the same
for a good cause to be shown.

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