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Term ends. Salary.
John C. Edwards, Gocernor, Nov. 1848, $2,000
and Superintendent of Common Schools, Nov. 1849, 1,300
James H. McDearman, of City of Jefferson, Awl. of Accounts, 1849, 1,500
Peter G. Glover, do. Treasurer, 1847, 1,350
Benjamin F. Stringfellow, do. Attorney General, 1849, 750
George W. Huston, do. Reg'r of Lands, 1819, 1,250
Gnstavns A. Parsons, do. Adjutant General. 100
George W. Miller, do. Quartermaster General, 100
Frederick Conway, of St. Louis, Surceyor General, 1,500 E. Walsh, do. President of State Bank.
Henry Shurlds, do. Cashier do. 2,000
The Lieutenant-Governor is, ex officio, President of the Senate, and receives $4 50 a day while presiding over the Senate; and the pay of the Speaker of the House of Representatives is the same. The Senators are chosen every fourth year, and the Representatives every second year. Their pay is $3 a day. The legislature meets at the City of Jefferson biennially, on the 4th Monday in November.
William B. Napton, of the City of Jefferson, Presiding Judge, $1,100 Priestly H. McBride, do. Associate Judge, 1,100
William Scott, do. do. 1,100
The Supreme Court is held at the City of Jefferson. This Court exercises appellate jurisdiction from the Circuit Court, and has original jurisdiction in cases of habeas corpus, mandamus, &c.
Judges. Salary. Attorneys. Salary.
James W. Morrow, 1st Circuit, $1,000 B. F. Stringfellow, $750 and fees.
John D. Leland, 2d do. 1,000 James Gordon, 250 do.
Ezra Hunt, 3d do. 1,000 Alfred W. Lamb, 250 do.
Addison Reese, 4th do. 1,000 James C. Abernathy, 250 do.
A Circuit Court for each county is held twice in each year. The jurisdiction of the Circuit Court extends to all matters of tort and contracts over 90 dollars, where the demand is liquidated, and over 50 dollars, where the agreement is parol. It has exclusive criminal jurisdiction, and superintending control over the County Courts and Justices of the Peace, subject to the correction of the Supreme Court. The Circuit Court is held in each county. The Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts are nominated by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate; and they hold their office during good behavior, though not beyond 65 years of age.
These are local tribunals, established for exercising jurisdiction only in the county. An appeal lies to the Supreme Court. The Judge is appointed by the concurrent vote of the two Houses of the General Assembly; and he holds his office during good behavior.
The jurisdiction of the County Courts is limited to matters of probate and local county affairs, as roads, &c. A County Court sits in each county, and is composed of three justices, who are elected by the people, and hold their offices for four years. An appeal lies to the Circuit Court.
Amount of State Debt, $684,097 40.
Interest on Debt, $73,100.
XXIX. WISCONSIN TERRITORY.
Salary. Henry Dodge, of Dodge's Grove, Gonernor, and Superintendent
of Indian Affairs, (term expires March, 1849,) $2,500
John Catlin, of Madison, Secretary of the Territory, 1,200
John White and David Merrill, Canal Commissioners, $3 a day.
Gillet Knapp, of Madison, Sup't of Territorial Property and Libr'an, 300 George P. Delaplaine, of Madison, Auditor, 60
Jonathan Larkin, Treasurer, 60
Nelson Dewey, of Lancaster, President of the Council.
Mason C. Darling, of Fond du Lae, Speaker of the House.
Wisconsin is soon to be admitted into the Union as an independent State, Congress having passed a law for that purpose in March, 1846; for which, and for a detail of the boundaries of the new State, see page 206. A convention to form a constitution was held at Madison, the capital of the Territory, on the first Monday of October, 1846.
Charles Dunn, of Elk Grove, Chief Justice of Sup. Court, $1,800
David Irvin, of Madison, Associate Justice do. 1,800
Andrew G. Miller, of Milwaukie, do. do. 1,800
William P. Lynde, do. Attorney, Fees and 250
John S. Rockwell, do. Marshal, Fees and 200
La Fayette Kellogg, of Madison, Cleric, Fees.
Thomas P. Burrett, Reporter.
District Courts.—The Territory is divided into three judicial districts, in each of which a district court is held twice a year, for each county within the district, by a Judge of the Supreme Court, assigued to the district.
1st Dist., Iowa, Grant, Crawford, and St. Croix; Mr. Justice Dunn.
2d do. Green, Rock, Walworth, Jefferson, Dane, Columbia, Sauk, and
Portage; Mr. Justice Irvin. 3d do. Brown, Milwaukie, Racine, Dodge, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan,
Mr. Justice Miller.
The Supreme Court appoints its own clerk, and holds its session at Madison, on the third Monday of July; it has appellate jurisdiction of all cases from the District Courts, and original jurisdiction of all cases of mandamus, quo warranto, prohibition, error, &c.
ABSTRAct of the Population of the several Counties in the Territory of Wisconsin, on the 1st day of June, A. D., 1846, except the Counties of Chippewa, La Pointe, and Richland, from which there are no returns.
- - White | White Colored Colored Names of Counties. males. females. males. females. | Total.
JAMEs CLARKE, of Iowa City, Governor and Superintendent of
Indian Affairs, (term ends, July, 1848,) $2,500 Jesse Williams, of Iowa City, Secretary, 1,200 Morgan Reno, do. Treasurer and Librarian, 210 Edwin Guthrie, of Fort Madison, Warden of the Penitentiary, 500
Iowa is already a State, as Congress passed a law, in 1846, (for which see page 205,) providing for its admission into the Union, and determining its boundaries in a manner more acceptable to the people than in the former law for this purpose, passed in February, 1845. Accordingly, on the 3d of August, 1846, the people voted to accept the constitution which had been framed for them two years before, and Iowa is now one of the United States. But the State officers were not chosen, nor was the government organized when this sheet went to press.
The Judges are appointed for four years. The Territory is divided into three judicial districts, and the Judges perform circuit duties. The Supreme Court, composed of all the Judges, meets annually, in July, at Iowa City.
Abstract Of The Constitution,
Every white male citizen of the United States, 21 years old, insane or infamous persons excepted, having resided in the State six months, and in the county where he claims to vote thirty days, shall have the right of suffrage. The sessions of the General Assembly, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, shall be biennial, commencing on the first Monday in January after their election. Representatives shall be chosen for two years on the third Tuesday of October; they must have resided in Iowa for at least one year previous to the election. Senators, not less than one third, nor more than one half, as numerous as the Representatives, must be 25 years of age; they shall be chosen for four years, one half biennially. Any member of the General Assembly may protest against an act or resolution, and cause the reasons of his dissent to be entered on the Journal. The governor may refuse to sign a bill; but if subsequently approved by two thirds of the members of both houses, it shall become a law in spite of his objections. No member of either house shall be appointed to any civil office which has been created, or the emoluments of which have been increased, during his term of service. No person holding any lucrative office under the State or the United States, shall be eligible to the Assembly. The pay of members shall not exceed $2 a day for the first 50 days, and $1 a day for the rest of the session. Every law shall embrace but one object, which shall be expressed in the title. No divorce shall be granted by the Legislature. No county shall be liable for the expense of any road established by special act of the Assembly. A census of the State shall be taken within two years after