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SEC. 5. This act to take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

A. LARZALERE,

Speaker of House of Representatives.
C. W. BABCOCK,

President of the Council.

Approved January 25, 1859.

S. MEDARY,

Governor.

Richardson changed to Wabaunsee.

Detached from
Shawnee.

CHAPTER LIX.

AN ACT organizing and temporarily locating the County Seat of Wabaunsee County.

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas:

SECTION 1. That the name of the county of Richardson is hereby changed to and the said county shall hereafter be known by the name of Wabaunsee.

SEC. 2. That the county of Wabaunsee is hereby detached from the county of Shawnee, and an election authorized in said county of Wabaunsee for county officers, to be held on the fourth MonElection for coun- day of March, A. D. 1859, who shall be commissioned by the governor and hold their offices until the next general election for county officers, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

ty officers, when.

"Term of office.

County seat located at Wabaunsee.

SEC. 3. The county seat of said Wabaunsee county is hereby Voting precincts. temporarily located at the town of Wabaunsee, which place, together with the towns of Alma, Mission Creck and Wilmington shall be voting precincts for said election, and also for election for township officers, to be elected on the said fourth Monday of March, A. D. 1859.

Election how held.

SEC. 4. Said election shall be held under the provisions of the general law governing the same, and judges and clerks of said election shall be chosen by the voters assembled at the several precincts herein named, at the time of opening the polls.

SEC. 5. This act to take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

A. LARZALERE,

Speaker of House of Representatives.

C. W. BABCOCK,

President of the Council.

Approved February 11, 1859.

S. MEDARY,

Governor.

CHAPTER LX.

AN ACT temporarily locating the County Seats of Wise and Chase Counties [and changing the name of Wise County to Morris County.]

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas:

County changed to

SECTION 1. The county seat of Wise county is hereby tempo- Name of Wise rarily located at Council Grove; of Chase county, at Cottonwood Morris; county Falls. The name of Wise County is hereby changed to Morris.

A. LARZALERE,

Speaker of House of Representatives.

C. W. BABCOCK,

President of the Council.

Approved February 11, 1859.

S. MEDARY,

Governor.

seats.

CHAPTER LXI.

AN ACT to provide for funding the Indebtedness of the Territory.

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of

the Territory of Kansas:

pare bonds.

SECTION 1. That, for the purpose of funding so much of the Treasurer to proindebtedness of the Territory as is hereinafter specified, the treasurer of the Territory shall, as soon as practicable, cause to be prepared suitable bonds, not to exceed in amount the sum of

one hundred thousand dollars, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, from the day of their issue, payable at the city of New York, on the first day of January, eighteen hundred Interest and sig- and sixty-five. The interest on said bonds shall be due and payable at the same place, on the first day of January in each year. Said bonds shall be signed by the governor and countersigned by the comptroller, and endorsed by the treasurer, and have the seal of the Territory affixed thereto.

natures.

Coupons attached.

Record to be

kept of bonds issued.

No bond for less

dollars.

SEC. 2. Coupons for the interest shall be attached to each bond, so that the coupon can be removed without injury or mutilating the bond. Said coupons shall be consecutively numbered and signed by the treasurer of the Territory.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the treasurer and comptroller each, to keep a separate record of all such bonds as may be issued under this act, showing the amount, number and date of each bond, and to whom issued.

SEC. 4. No bond shall be issued under this act for a less sum than one hundred than one hundred dollars, nor for the fractional parts of a hundred dollars, but the treasurer may issue certificates of such fractional parts of a hundred dollars not bonded, and said certificates shall be transferable and entitled to be funded as heretofore provided.

Five hundred dol

SEC. 5. The sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropriJars for printing. ated out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenses incurred by the treasury in having said bonds prepared.

On presentation of warrants,

bonds to be given therefor.

To pe paid in money when any in the treasury.

Treasurer to indorse each war

record to be kept.

SEC. 6. From and after the passage of this act, all persons having any indebtedness of this Territory in the form of warrants upon the treasury, for indebtedness which has accrued subsequent to the first day of November, 1857, or which may accrue prior to the first day of January, 1860, shall, upon presentation of the same to the treasurer of the Territory, receive therefor a bond or bonds of the Territory of Kansas, as provided for in the first section of this act: Provided, That nothing herein contained. shall be construed to authorize the treasurer to issue bonds for the redemption of warrants, when money be in his hands sufficient to pay the same.

SEC. 7. The treasurer shall indorse, on the back of each warrant redeemed and rant so redeemed, the date on which he redeemed the same, and from whom received, and the number of the bond issued in exchange therefor; this indorsement shall be countersigned by the comptroller, and each warrant shall be filed in the office of the

secretary of the Territory. The treasurer and comptroller shall each keep a record of the same, giving the number of the warrant, the amount and date of the same, and the number of the bond issued thereon.

to pay interest on bonds.

SEC. 8. For the payment of the interest on the bonds issued Taxes to be levied under this act, there shall be levied and collected, annually, on the taxable property of the Territory, in addition to the Territorial tax for general purposes, a sum of money sufficient for that purpose, and the sum thus derived shall be set apart for the payment of the interest accruing on the bonds herein provided for; and the faith of the Territory of Kansas is hereby pledged for the payment of the bonds issued under this act, and of the interest thereon.

Treasurer re

terest paid

SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of this Territory quired to see into make arrangements for the payment of the interest of said promptly. bonds when the same shall become due, and, in case the funds, herein provided for that purpose, shall not be collected or shall prove to be insuflicient, the said treasurer is authorized and required to make such contracts and arrangements as may be necessary for the payment of said interest and the protection of the credit of the Territory.

cancel warrants redeemed.

report to the Governor.

SEC. 10. It shall be the duty of the comptroller of the Terri- Comptroller to tory to attend at least once in each month at the treasurer's office, to examine all warrants received by the treasurer as aforesaid, and to cause the same to be registered and cancelled in such manner as to prevent them from being again put in circulation. SEC. 11. The treasurer of the Territory shall transmit to the Treasurer to make governor an abstract of all his proceedings under this act, with his annual report, to be by the governor laid before the Legislature, and all books and papers, pertaining to the matter provided for in this act, shall, at all times, be open for inspection by any party interested therein, or by any committee of either branch of the Legislature, or a joint committee of both.

Debts anthorized

SEC. 12. The Territorial debts, authorized to be funded by to be funded. this act, are debts due and to become due from the Territory of Kansas, under the provisions of any law passed subsequent to November first, A. D. 1857; and it shall be the duty of the governor and treasurer to write on the face of said bonds that they are issued for the purposes defined in this section.

for banking pur

SEC. 13. That the bonds, hereby authorized to be issued, shall Bonds receivable be receivable by the comptroller for banking purposes, under the

розез.

provisions of an act authorizing the receipt of State bonds for banking purposes.

SEO. 14. This act to take effect and be in force from and

after its passage.

A. LARZALERE,

Speaker of House of Representatives.

C. W. BABCOCK,

President of the Council.

Approved February 11, 1859.

S. MEDARY,

Governor.

Change of ver

biage of chapter

1858.

CHAPTER LXII.

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled "An Act legalizing the Registry of
Deeds for the city of Topeka," approved February 9, 1858.

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of
the Territory of Kansas:

SECTION 1. That chapter ninety-one of private laws of Kanprivate laws, sas Territory, approved February 9, 1858, be and is hereby so amended as to read, "shall have been obtained," instead of "can be obtained."

SEC. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. LARZALERE.

Speaker of House of Representatives.

C. W. BABCOCK,

President of the Council.

Approved February 7, 1859.

S. MEDARY,

Governor.

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