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affirmation shall be certified and transmitted by the person taking the same to the Secretary, to be by him recorded as aforesaid; and, afterwards, the like oath or affirmation shall be taken, certified and recorded, in such manner and form as may be prescribed by law. The Governor shall receive an annually salary of two thousand five hundred dollars for his services as Governor and as Superintendent of Indian affairs. The said Chief Justice and Associate Judges shall each receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars. · The Secretary shall receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars. The said salaries shall be paid quarter-yearly, at the Treasury of the United States. The members of the Legislative Assembly shall be entitled to receive three dollars each per day, during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars each for every twenty miles' travel in going to and returning from the said sessions, estimated according to the nearest usually-traveled route. There shall be appropriated, annually, the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, to be expended by the Governor to defray the contingent expenses of the Territory, and there shall also be appropriated annually, a sufficient sum, to be expended by the Secretary of the Territory, and upon an estimate to be made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, the printing of the laws and other incidental expenses; and the Secretary of the Territory shall annually account to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States for the manner in which the aforesaid sum shall have been expended.
“Sec. XII. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants of the said Territory shall be entitled to, and enjoy, all and singular the rights, privileges, and advantages, granted and secured to the people of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, by the articles of the compact contained in the ordinance for the government of the said Territory, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one
thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; and shall be subject to all the conditions and restrictions and prohibitions in said articles of compact imposed upon the people of the said Territory. The said inhabitants shall also be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities, heretofore granted and secured to the Territory of Michigan, and to its inhabitants, and the existing laws of the Territory of Michigan shall be extended over said Territory, so far as the same shall not be incompatible with the provisions of this act, subject, nevertheless, to be altered, modified, or repealed, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the said Territory of Wisconsin; and further, the laws of the United States are hereby extended over, and shall be in force in, said Territory, so far as the same, or any provisions thereof may be applicable.
"Sec. XIII. And be it further enacted, That the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin shall hold its first session at such time and place in said Territory as the Governor thereof shall appoint and direct; and at said session, or as soon thereafter as may by them be deemed expedient, the said Governor and Legislative Assembly shall proceed to locate and establish the seat of government for said Territory, at such place as they may deem eligible, which place, however, shall thereafter be subject to be changed by the said Governor and Legislative Assembly. And twenty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, is hereby given to the said Territory, which shall be applied by the Governor and Legislative Assembly to defray the expenses of erecting public buildings at the seat of government.
“Sec. XIV. And be it further enacted, That a Delegate to the House of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the term of two years, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of the Legislative Assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as have been grant
ed to the Delegates from the several Territories of the United States to the said House of Representatives. The first election shall be held at such time and place or places, and be conducted in such manner, as the Governor shall appoint and direct. 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 to the person so elected.
" Sec. XV. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, and proceedings, and all indictments and informations which shall be undetermined on the third day of July next, in the courts held by the additional Judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and Iowa; and all suits, process, and proceedings, and all indictments and informations which shall be undetermined on the said third day of July, in the County Courts of the several counties of Crawford, Brown, Iowa, Dubuque, Milwalke (Milwaukie), and Des Moines, shall be transferred to be heard, tried, prosecuted, and determined, in the District Courts hereby established, which may include the said counties.
"Sec. XVI. And be it further enacted, That all causes which shall have been or may be removed from the courts held by the additional judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and Iowa, by appeal or otherwise, into the Supreme Court for the Territory of Michigan, and which shall be undetermined therein on the third day of July next, shall be certified by the Clerk of the said Supreme Court, and transferred to the Supreme Court of said Territory of Wisconsin, there to be proceeded in to final determination, in the same manner that they might have been in the said Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan.
"Sec. XVII. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by and under the direction of the Legislative Assembly of said Territory, in the purchase of a library for
the accommodation of said Assembly, and of the Supreme Court hereby established.*
GOVERNMENT, AND FOR THE ADMISSION OF SUCH STATE INTO THE UNION. APPROVED AUGUST 6, 1846.
“Sec. I. Beitenacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the people of the Territory of Wisconsin be and they are hereby authorized to form a Constitution and State Government, for the purpose of being admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatsoever, by the name of the State of Wisconsin, with the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of the State of Illinois—that is to say, at a point in the centre of Lake Michigan, where the line of forty-two degrees and thirty minutes of north latitude crosses the same; thence, running with the boundary line of the State of Michigan, through Lake Michigan, Green Bay, to the mouth of the Menomonie River; thence up the channel of said last mentioned river to Lake Brule river; thence up said last mentioned river to Lake Brule; thence along the southern shore of Lake Brule in a direct line to the centre of the channel between Middle and South islands, in the Lake of the
*By an act of Congress, approved June 12, 1838, all that part of the Wisconsin Territory situate west of the Mississippi, and which belonged to the Louisiana purchase, was set off into a territory called Iowa, and which has since become a State. [Sess. Laws, 1838.]
On the 3d of March, 1839, an act was passed defining the eastern boundary of Wisconsin. [Sess. Laws, 1839.)
On the 3d of March, 1841, an act was passed providing for a survey and exam. ination of the country between the mouths of the Menomonie and Montreal rivers, and for the purpose of designating and marking the boundary line between the State of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin. [Vide Sess. Laws, 1841.]
The emigration to Wisconsin, since the organization of this Territory has been unexampled; and the fertility of its soil, the salubrity of its climate, and its advanpages for agriculture, have more than realized the most sanguine expectations.
Desert; thence in a direct line to the head waters of the Montreal river, as marked upon the survey made by Captain Cramm; thence down the main channel of the Montreal river to the middle of Lake Superior; thence through the centre of Lake Superior to the mouth of the St. Louis river; thence up the main channel of said river to the first rapids in the same, above the Indian village, according to Nicollet's map; thence due south to the main branch of the river St. Croix; thence down the main channel of said river to the Mississippi; thence down the centre of the main channel of that river to the northwest corner of the State of Illinois; thence due east with the northern boundary of the State of Illinois to the place of beginning, as established by "An act to enable the people of the Illinois Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States. Approved April eighteen, eighteen hundred and eighteen.”
“ Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That to prevent all disputes in reference to the jurisdiction of islands in the said Brule and Menomonie rivers, the line be so run as to include within the jurisdiction of Michigan all the islands in the Brule and Menomonie rivers, (to the extent in which said rivers are adopted as a boundary,) down to, and inclusive of, the Quinnesec falls of the Menomonie; and from thence the line shall be so run as to include within the jurisdiction of Wisconsin all the islands in the Menomonie river, from the falls aforesaid, down to the junction of said river with Green Bay ; provided, that the adjustment of boundary, as fixed in this act, between Wisconsin and Michigan shall not be binding on Congress, unless the same shall be ratified by the State of Michigan on or before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight.
“Sec. III. And be it further enacted, That the said State of Wisconsin shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the Missis