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OF THE

STATE OF KANSAS,

PASSED AT THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,

COMMENCED AT THE CAPITAL, MARCH 26, 1861,

TO WHICH ARE APPENDED

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES, TREATY OF CESSION, ORGANIC ACT,
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS,
ACT OF ADMISSION, LISTS OF STATE
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND

OFFICERS OF LEGISLATURE.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS:
“KANSAS STATE JOURNAL" STEAM POWER PRESS PRINT.

1861.

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INDEX TO CHAPTERS.

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

9

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

13

TREATY OF CESSION

31

ORGANIC ACT

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

46

AN ACT FOR THE ADMISSION OF KANSAS INTO THE UNION

72

PUBLIC OFFICERS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

77

MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

78

MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF

KANSAS

79

CHAPTER 1. AN ACT making Appropriations for the current expenses of the year

1861

81

2.

providing for the election of District Attorneys, and defin-

ing their duties

84

3.

to provide for the Incorporation of Cemetery Associations 86

4
to authorize the business of Banking

88

5.

to prevent the payment of certain Bonds purporting to have

been issued under the provisions of an Act entitled "An

Act to provide for funding the indebtedness of the Terri-

tory," approved February 11th, 1859, and certain warrants

and certificates purporting to have been drawn under the

provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the

adjustment and payment of Claims," approved February

7th, 1859, and an Act supplementary to an Act entitled

“An Act to provide for the payment of Claims," approved

February 11th, 1859, and to prevent the issuing or putting

into circulation of any Bank bills or notes purporting to be

a promise to pay money or currency based upon any such

Bonds

100

6.

to authorize the negotiation of One Hundred and Fifty

Thousand Dollars of the Bonus of the State of Kansas, to

defray the current expenses of the State

102

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CHAPTER 7. AN ACT supplementary to "An Act to authorize the negotiation of

One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars of the Bonds of
the State of Kansas, to defray the current expenses of the
State," approved May 1st, 1861.

104
8.

defining the Boundaries of Manhattan City, State of Kansas 106
9.
changing the Boundaries of the City of Quindaro

100
10.

to establish the South Boundary line of Woodson county 107
11.

to provide for the permanent location of the State Capital 107
12.

relinquishing the right of the State to the Capitol property
at Lecompton

109
13.

to provide for the sale of the materials belonging to the
State of Kansas, purchased for and not yet used in the
construction of the Capitol Building

109
14.
to amend the Charter of the City of Ogden

110
15.
relating to Master Commissioners

111
16. JOINT RESOLUTION to amend section seven (7) of Article thir-
teen of the Constitution of the State of Kansas

112
17. AN ACT providing for Joint Conventinos of the two Houses of the
State Legislaturo

112
18.

to change the names of Lykins, Dorn and Godfrey coun-
ties.

114
19.
relating to the organization of pew Counties

114
20.

providing for an Election or Elections for the permanent
location of the County Seat of Coffe y county

117
21.

to organize and define the jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court

119
22.

relating to the organization of Courts of Justice and their
powers and duties

121
regulating the terms of the District Court in the several
Judicial Districts

123
24.

defining the duties and prescribing the qualifications of
the Clerks of the District Courts

127
25.

to establish and define the jurisdiction of the Probate
Courts

129
26.

relating to the organization of Justices' Courts, and their
powers and duties

130
27.

defining and providing for the Punishment of certain
Crimes therein named

132
28.

to regulate Elections and to prescribe the qualifications of
Voters, and to prevent illegal voting

133
29.

supplementary to "An Act concerning Divorce and Ali-
mony," approved February 17, 1860

146
to provide for the election of a Representative in the thirty-
seventh Congress of the United States

146
to provide for the election of State, District and County
Officers, Senators and Members of the House of Represen-
tativos, Justices of the Supreme Court, and Judges of the
District Courts, and Representative in Congress

147

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CHAPTER 32. AN ACT providing for the election of Township Officers

148
33.

to provide for an election of Township Officers in Madi-
son county.

150
34.

to prescribe the manner of contesting the election of State
and County Officers, Members of the Legislature and
other officers

150
35.
to create a State Board of Equalization

156
36.

regulating the rates of Printer's Fees for publishing Legal
Advertisements

157
37.
providing for Division Fences

158
38.

to provide for the Management and Investment of the
State School Fund and the University Fund

160
to provide for the Protection of Game

163
40.

providing for the Location of the Lands granted by Con-
gress to the State

164
41.

entitled "An Act providing for the levy, sale and forfeit-
ure of lands belonging to the incompetent Wyandott
Indians"

165
42.

providing for the leasing of lands belonging to the in-
competent Wyandott Indians

165
43.

to amend an act entitled "An Act to amend and consol.

idate the several acts relating to the City of Lawrence' 166
44.

to amend an act entitled "An Act to incorporate the City
of Sumner"

174
to increase the number of the Justices of the Peace in
certain Townships

181
46.

to increase the number of Justices of the Peace in Iowa
Township

181
47.

increasing the number of the Justices of the Peace in the
Township of Wyandott, and providing for the election of
the same

182
48.

to provide for the distribution of the Laws and Journals
of the Legislature

182
49.
to organize and discipline the Militia

184
50.

supplementary to an act entlitled "An Act to organize
and discipline the Militia”

203
51.

prescribing the form of Oath or Affirmation, and qualifi-
cation of Officers, Privates and Musicians

203
52.

to authorize the Governor to tender one or more Regi-
ments of the Volunteer State Militia, to the President of
the United States

205
53.

to authorize the State of Kansas to borrow money to repel
invasion, suppress insurrection, and to defend the State
in time of War

205
54.

to change the name of the town of Eldora, in the county
of Bourbon, Kansas, to that of Mapleton

206
55.
to change the name of Charles James Cocks

207

45.

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