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as jurisdiction is concerned, shall not take effect until the Presi-
dent shall, by proclamation, declare that the Indian title to said
lands has been extinguished, nor shall it take effect until the state
of Nebraska shall have assented to the provisions of this act, and
if the state of Nebraska shall not by an act of its legislature con-
sent to the provisions of this act within two years next after the
passage hereof, this act shall cease and be of no effect. [Approved,
March 28, 1882.


TO DAKOTA. $ 1839. Nothing in this title shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property pertaining to the Indians in any territory, so long as such rights remain unextinguished by treaty between che United States and such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with any Indian tribe, is not, without the consent of such tribe, embraced wit in the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any state or territory; but all such territory shali be excepted out of the boundaries, and constitute no part of any territory now or hereafter organized, until such tribe signifies its assent to the president to be embraced within a particular territory.

8 1840. Nor shall anything in this title be construed to affect the authority of the United States to make any regulations respecting the Indians of any territory, their lands, property, or rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, in the same manner as inight be if no temporary government existed, or is hereafter established in any such territory.

$ 1841. The executive power of each territory shall be vested in a governor, who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the president. He shall reside in the territory for which he is appointed, and shall be commander in chief of the militia thereof. He may grant pardons and reprieves, and remit fines and forfeitures for offenses against the laws of the territory for which be is appointed, and respites for offenses against the laws of the United States, till the decision of the president can be made known thereon. He shall commission all officers who are appointed under the laws of such territory, and shall take care that the laws thereof be faithfully executed.

§ 1842. Every bill which has passed the legislative assembly of any territory shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the Governor. If he approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that House in which it originated, and that House shall enter the objections at large on its journal, and proceed to reconsider. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of that House agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered ; and, if approved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for or against the bill shall be entered upon the journal of each House. If any bill is not returned by the Governor within three days, Sundays excluded, after it has 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 sino die, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

$ 1843. There shall be appointed a Secretary for each territory, who shall reside within the territory for which he is appointed, and shall hold his office for four years, and until his auccessor is appointed and qualified, unless sooper removed by the President. In case of the death, removal, resignation, or absence of the Governor from tlie territory, the Secretary shall execute all the powers and perform all the duties or Governor during such vacancy or absence, or until another Governor is appointed and qualified.

$ 1844. The Secretary shall record and preserve all the laws and proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, and all the acts and proceedings of the Governor in the executive department; he shall transmit one copy of the laws and journals of the Legislative Assembly, within thirty days after the end of each session thereof, to the President, and two copies of the laws within like tiine, to the President of the Senate, and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the use of Congress. He shall transmit one copy of the executive proceedings and official correspondence semi-annually, on the first day of January and July in each year, to the President. He shail prepare the acts passed by the Legislative Assembly for publication, and furnish a copy thereol to the public printer of the Territory, within ten days after the passage of each act.


And hereafter it shall be the duty of the Secretary of each Territory to furnish estimates in detail for the lawful expenses thereof, to be presented to the Secretary of the Treasury on or before the first day of October of every year. [Part of act approved June 20, 1874.


And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of each of the Territories of the United States to furnish the Surveyor-General of the Territory for the use of the United States, a copy duly certified of every act of the Legislature of the Territory, incorporating any city or town, the saine to be forwarded by such Secretary to the Surveyor-General within one month from the date of its approval. [Part of act approved March 3, 1877.


$ 1845. From and after the first day of July, eighteen hundied and seventy-three, the annual salaries of the Governors of the several Territories, shall be three thousand five hundred dollars, and the salaries of the Secretaries shall be two thousand five hundred dollars each.

$ 1846. T.e Legislative power in each Territory shall be vested in the Governor and a Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly shall consist of a Council and House of Representatives The members of both branches of the Legislative Assembly shall have the qualifications of voters as herein prescribed. They shal! be chosen lor the term of two years, and the sessions of the respective Legislative Asse:nblies shall be biennial. Each Legislative Assembly shall fix by law the day of commencement of its regular session. The members of the Council and House of Representatives shall reside in the district or county for which they are respectively elected.

§ 1847. Previous to the first election for members of the Legislative Assembly of a Territory in which Congress may hereafter provide a temporary government, the Governor shall cause a census of the inhabitants and qualified voters of the several counties and districts of the Territory to be taken by such persons and in such mode as he may designate and appoint, and the persons so appointed shall receive a reasonable compensation for their services. And the first election shall be held at such time and places, and le conducted in such ruanner, both as to the persons who superintend such election and the returns thereof, as the Governor may direct, and he shall, at the same time, declare the number of members of the Council and House of Representatives to which each of the counties and districts is entitled under the act providing such teinporary government for the particular Territory. The persons having the highest number of legal votes in each: of the districts for members of the Council shall be declared by the Gov. ernor to be duly elected to the Council, and the persons having the highest number of legal votes for the House of Representatives shall be declared by the Governor to be duly elected members of that House; but in case two or more

rsons voted for have an equal number of votes, and in case :1 Vacancy otherwise occurs in either branch of the Legislative Assembly, the Governor shall order a new election, and the persons thus elected to the Legislative Assenubly shall meet at such place and on such day as the Governor appoints.

$ 1848. After such first election, however, the time, place and manner of holding elections by the people in any newly created territory, as well as of holding all such elections in territories now organized, shall be prescribed by the laws of each territory.

$ 1849. The apportionment of representation which the Governor is authorized to make by section 1847, in case of a territory hereafter erected by Congress, shall be as nearly equal as practicable among the several districts and counties for such first election of the Council and House of Representatives, giving to each section of the territory representation in the ratio of its population, except Indians not taxed; and thereafter in such new territory, as well as in all territories now organized, the legislative assemblies respectively may readjust and apportion the representation to the two houses thereof, among the several counties and districts, in such manner, from time to time, as they deem just and proper, but the members of either house, as authorized by law, shall not be increased.

$ 1851. The legislative power of every territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States. But no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax sball be imposed upon the property of the United States, nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents.

$ 1925. In addition to the restrictions upon the legislative power of the territories, contained in the preceding chapter, section eighteen hundred and fifty-one, the legislative assemblies of Colorado, Dakota and Wyoming shall not pass any law impairing the rights of private property, nor make any discrimination in taxing different kinds of property ; but all property subject to taxation shall be taxed in proportion to its value


Be it enacted, etc., That section eighteen hundred and fifty-two be, and the same hereby is, so amended as to read as follows: "$ 1852. The sessions of the legislative assemblies of the several territories of the United States shall be limited to sixty days' duration.” [Approved, December 23, 1880.

Hereafter no extraordinary session of the Legislature of any Territory, wherever the same is now authorized by law, shall be called until the reasons for the same have been presented to the President of the United States, and his approval thereof has been duly given. [Part of act approved June 22, 1874.

That from and after the adjournment of the next session of the several territorial legislatures the Council of each of the territories of the United States shall not exceed twelve members, and the House of Representatives of each shall not exceed twenty-four members, and the members of each branch of the said several legislatures shall receive a compensation of four dollars per day each during the sessions provided by law, and shall receive such mileage as the law provides; and the President of the Council and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each receive six dollars per day for the same time.

And the several legislatures at their next sessions are directed to divide their respective territories into as many Council and representative districts as they desire, which districts shall be as nearly equal as practicable, taking into consideration population, except "Indians not taxed;" Provided, The number of Council districts shall not exceed twenty-four in any one of said territories, and all parts of sections eighteen hundred and forty-seven, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, and nineteen hundred and twenty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States in conflict with the provisions herein are repealed.

That the subordinate officers of each branch of said territorial legislatures shall consist of one chief clerk, who shall receive a compensation of six dollars per day ; one enrolling and engrossing clerk at five dollars per day; sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper at five dollars per day; one messenger and watchman at tour dollars per day each ; and one chaplain at one dollar and fifty cents per day.

Said sums shall be paid only during the sessions of said legislatures, and no greater number of officers or charges per diem shall be paid or allowed by the United States to any territory. [Part of act approved June 19, 1878.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the Legislature of the Territory of Dakota shall hereafter consist of twenty-four members of the Council and forty-eight members of the House of Representatives, and that there shall be elected at the next general election in said territory two members of the Council and four members of the House of Representatives in each of the twelve legislative districts provided for in chapter seven of the territorial statutes of eighteen hundred and eighty-three of said territory. [ Approved, June 12, 1884.

And the Legislature of Dakota may divide said territory into as many Council and Representative districts as they desire, which districts shall be as nearly equal as practicable taking into consideration population (except Indians not taxed); Provided, That the number of Council districts shall not exceed twenty-four, and the

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