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known as the City of Ogden,' and the inhabitants thereof are known as the city hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and of Ogden. style of the City of Ogden;"" and the section to which this is

an amendment is hereby repealed.

hereby confirmed.

SEC. 2. That all transfers of real estate hitherto made by or All transfers are to the corporate authorities of the city of Ogden and within the limits of said city, as by this act established, are hereby confirmed and made binding, to all intents and purposes, the same as though said real estate had been included within the corporate limits of said city of Ogden, by said act of incorporation, approved on the 7th of February, A. D. 1859, and entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Ogden."

SEC. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from When to take

and after its publication.


Approved June 4, 1861.


AN ACT relating to Master Commissioners.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

missioner shall

sell real estate.

SECTION 1. No Master Commissioner shall hereafter sell or No master comconvey any real estate in this State, by virtue of any order, decree or judgment of any court of record.

made by sheriff or constable.

SEC. 2. All such sales and conveyances shall be made by the Sales shall be sheriff of the proper county, or by the coroner, in such cases as the coroner is authorized to act in place of the sheriff.

take effect.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its publica- When and how to tion, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to have the same published in one newspaper, printed in the city of Topeka, and to forward one copy to each of the clerks of the Clerks shall be several District Courts of the State.

I hereby certify that the above bill became a law, by publication

in the "Topeka State Record," May 18th, 1861.



Sec'y of State.

Amendment to
Constitution pro-

mitted to the



JOINT RESOLUTION to amend section seven (7) of article thirteen of the
Constitution of the State of Kansas.

Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas : That the following amendment of section seven, (7,) article posed to be sub-thirteen is hereby proposed for publication, to be approved or rejected by the electors of the State of Kansas, in pursuance of sections one and two of article fourteen of said Constitution; said section seven, (7,) article thirteen, to be amended so as to read as follows:

No bills under one dollar issued.

Shall be submitted to electors-when.

How ballot shall be written.

SEC. 1. No banking institution shall issue circulating notes of a less denomination than one dollar.

SEO. 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted to the electors of this State, for their approval or rejection, at the first general election, or on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, A. D. 1861. Said election shall be governed and returns made, in all respects, in accordance with the laws pertaining to elections of Representatives.

SEC. 3. The ballots used at said election shall be written or printed, as follows: "For amendment of section seven, (7,) article thirteen, (13,)" or "Against amendment of section seven, (7,) article thirteen, (13,)" as the case may be. Approved June 3d, 1861.


AN ACT providing for Joint Conventions of the two Houses of the State Legislature.

Houses shall meet Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas :

in joint conven


SECTION 1. That, whenever a concurrent resolution shall have been adopted by both Houses of the Legislature, fixing a time and place, and agreeing to go into a joint convention, the two Houses shall meet in joint convention for the election of United

States Senators, or for the purpose of doing any other act that may be authorized by law.

to do no other acts

SEC. 2. That said joint convention, when assembled, shall have shall have power no power to perform any other act than that specified in the con- than those specicurrent resolution creating the same.


sided over.

SEC. 3. That, when the two Houses shall be assembled in joint How the convensession, the President of the Senate shall preside, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall each keep a record of the proceedings of said convention; and, on the re-assembling of the two Houses in their respective Halls, it shall be the duty of said Clerk and Secretary to report the same to their respective Houses, and the same shall be entered at large upon the journals.

apply to Conven

SEC. 4. That the rules of the House of Representatives, and Two Houses shall the joint rules of the two Houses, as far as the same may be ap- tion. plicable, and not in conflict with this act, shall be the rules for the government of said joint convention.

Elections shall be

How votes shall

SEC. 5. That all votes in said joint convention shall be taken Votes, how taken. by yeas and all elections shall be viva voce; and, in viva voce. and nays, taking the same, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Senate first to call the names of the members of the Senate, and, after which, the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, in like manner, call the names of the members of the House; and be called. each member of the Senate and the House of Representatives present shall be required to vote on all questions and on all elections in said joint convention, unless excused by a vote of the convention.


SEC. 6. That, to elect any person in said joint convention, a majority to majority, voting in the affirmative, of all the members elected to the two Houses, shall be necessary.

be elected at a time.

SEC. 7. That, when a joint convention shall be assembled for One person shall the purpose of electing more than one person, the vote shall be so taken as to elect but one at a time.


SEO. 8. This act to take effect and be in force from and after When to take efits publication.

Approved May 7, 1861.

Name of Lykins is changed to Miami.

od to Seward.

All records shall have same validi


AN ACT to change the names of Lykins, Dorn and Godfrey counties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: SECTION 1. That the name of the county of Lykins be and is Lereby changed to that of Miami. The name of the county of Dorn to Neosho. Dorn is hereby changed to Neosho. The name of the county Godfrey is change of Godfrey is hereby changed to Seward, by which names said counties shall hereafter be known and designated; and all rety as if no change cords, papers, bonds, obligations, books and property belonging and pertaining to said counties by their present names, shall have the same force, and effect, and validity, as if the names thereof had not been changed; and all processes issued in the sued in name of name of said counties, by the courts therein, prior to the taking effect of this act, and all the proceedings of such courts shall be as binding as if this act had not been passed.

had taken place.

All processes is

old counties, binding.

Old seals may be used till now ones are procured.

When to take effect.

SEC. 2. Until new seals can be obtained, the officers of said counties shall use the seals heretofore used by them in said counties, and authentications made therewith shall have the same force as if the names of the counties, as hereby changed, were thereon.

SEC. 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved June 3, 1861.

How new counties may be organized,



AN ACT relating to the organization of new Counties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: SECTION 1. That, when it shall be made to appear, by the affihow many inhab davit of three resident freeholders, in any one of the unorganized counties of this State, that such county contains a population of not less than six hundred inhabitants, and twenty or more of such inhabitants being freeholders, may, by memorial, petition the

Governor to appoint three persons, therein mentioned, to act as special county commissioners, and one person, by them named, to act as a special clerk for such county; and shall, also, name some place, centrally located in the county, for a temporary county seat; whereupon it shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint and commission the persons so named for special county clerks, and shall, by an appointment under his hand and seal, declare the said place the temporary county seat

of such county.

subscribe an oath.

SEC. 2. That said commissioners and such clerk, before enter- shall take and ing upon the discharge of their respective duties, shall take and subscribe an oath, faithfully, promptly and impartially to perform them as herein required; and such oath shall be filed with and kept in the office of the county clerk.

SEC. 3. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall proceed to divide such county into suitable and convenient townships. Each township shall constitute an election precinct, and such commissioners shall give at least thirty days previous notice of the time which they shall fix upon for holding the first election of township and county officers, by conspicuously posting up, in three of the most public places in each township, notices of such election, subscribed by a majority of themselves, and attested by the clerk; the notices posted in each township specifying the place for voting therein.

How commission

ers shall proceed to organize coun


shall be conduct


SEC. 4. The voters, at such elections, may assemble at nine How elections o'clock A. M., in each election precinct; shall select from among themselves three judges and two clerks for the election, who, before they enter upon the discharge of their duties, shall take the oath required by law of judges, or inspectors and clerks of election, any one of whom may administer such oath to the others; and the said election shall be governed by the laws regulating elections, in force at the time. The special commissioners appointed for the county, shall constitute the board of canvassers for such election, and, in the discharge of their duties as such, shall be governed by the law in force at that time.



SEC. 5. At such first election, the voters of the county shall Cermanently determine the permanent location of the county seat of the county, by depositing a ballot, upon which shall be written or printed, the words, "for the county seat," followed by the name of the place voted for; and the place receiving a majority of all the votes cast, shall be declared the permanent county seat of the county: Provided, however, that any person or persons interested, and claiming that the place so declared the county seat, was not made

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