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Rodolf, Runals, P. H. Smith, Vinton, Weil, and several others; in short, the proposition was cordially approved in both houses. The compiler has now only to hope, that the work will meet the expectation of those generous individuals who interested themselves so generously in its behalf.

The publication of the work has been delayed much beyond what was anticipated, which the compiler regrets. The act in question, as will be seen, requires that the work shall conform to the new revised Statutes, with references to pages and sections. The publication of this work being therefore required to follow that of the statutes, has necessarily caused the delay, although the work on the statutes, under the superintendence of Mr. Lovell, has been crowded with all possible speed. The compiler would here take occasion to acknowledge his obligation to Mr. Lovell, for the favor of advance sheets of the Revised Statutes, as well as for his generous encouragement and friendly aid while prosecuting his labors in connection with this work.

Some time since, the compiler prepared a work similar to this, for the State of Illinois, of which ten copies were furnished by the State to each town, making, in the aggregate, seven thousand copies. Nearly every county has since ordered an additional supply for distribution among the towns, by which fifteen thousand copies in all have now been disposed of in that State; which proves, in some degree, the utility of a work of this nature.

OCTOBER 1, 1858.

ELIJAH M. HAINES.

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS.

The following explanation is given of the abbreviations frequently occurring in the margin of the following pages :

R. S.,

S. L.,

R. A.,
Wis.,
Id.,

Revised Statutes.

Session Laws.

Revisers' Amendment.
Wisconsin Reports.

The same.

The sections against which the abbreviations " S. L." or "R. A." occur, distinguishes that portion of the matter from the old Revised statutes of 1849, and shows the year in which that portion of the law was enacted, the whole being codified by the revisers in proper manner and being incorporated into the new revised statutes. The abbreviation "Wis." denotes that the section against which it is found has been the subject of adjudication, giving the number of volume, and page.

LAWS OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, 1858.

[Published March 9th, 1858.]

CHAPTER XVIII.

AN ACT to provide for the publication and distribution of the laws of Wisconsin concerning the organization and government of towns.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:SECTION 1. That the secretary of state be and he is hereby authorized and required to purchase of the compiler, as soon as the same may be ready for delivery, a sufficient number of copies of a work entitled "Laws of Wisconsin, concerning the organization and government of towns, and the powers and duties of town officers and boards of supervisors, with numerous practical forms, by Elijah M. Haines, counselor at law," to supply each organized town in this state with six copies thereof, at a cost at which the same shall be sold to individuals, not exceeding fifty cents a copy: provided, said work shall first be submitted to and approved by the governor, and shall correspond to the provisions of the next revision of the statutes of the state of Wisconsin, and shall have full and proper marginal references to pages and sections of said statutes, and to the decisions of the supreme court made under them.

SEC. 2. The secretary of state shall distribute said books among the several counties of the state, allowing to each county a sufficient number to afford six copies to each town therein, in the manner now provided for the distribution of the general laws, and to be distributed among town officers, as the board of supervisors of each county may order.

SEO. 3. The secretary of state shall also at the same time purchase one thousand copies of said book, to remain in his office for distribution among the towns that may hereafter become organized. SEC. 4. The governor of this state shall cause said laws of Wisconsin, concerning the organization and government of towns, to be translated into the German, Norwegian and Holland languages, and two thousand copies of the same to be printed in the German language, and one thousand copies of the same to be printed in the Norwegian language, and six hundred copies of the same to be printed in the Holland language, of which copies the superintendent of public property shall send in all cases, at a special request of some member of the legislature, from one to twenty copies printed in the German language to each member of the senate, and from one to ten copies of the same to each member of the assembly, and from one to ten copies printed in the Norwegian language, to each member of the senate, and from one to five copies of the same to each member of the assembly; said copies to be sent by express, for distribution in the several towns of the state, and the balance of said copies shall be kept in his office for distribution among the towns that may hereafter become organized: provided, that said copies shall not cost more than fifty cents per copy, excluding therefrom the cost of translation, which shall in no case exceed twenty-five dollars for translation in either language.

SEC. 5. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, a sum of money not exceeding fifty cents per volume, and fifty dollars for translation, for the work above mentioned, when it shall have been delivered to the secretary of state, according to the provisions of this act.

SEC. 6. This act shall take effect, and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

F. S. LOVELL, Speaker of the assembly. H. H. GILES,

President of the senate, pro. tem.

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The secretary of state of the state of Wisconsin, does hereby certify, that the foregoing act has been compared with the original enrolled act deposited in this office, and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof, and the whole of such original.

L. 8.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great seal of the state, at the capitol in Madison, this 9th day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyeight.

D. W. JONES, Secretary of state.

NAMES AND RESIDENCE

OF THE STATE OFFICERS, SENATORS, MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE PRESIDING OFFICERS AND CLERKS OF BOTH BRANCHES OF THE LEGISLATURE, DURING THE YEAR 1858.

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