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TERRITORY OF KANSAS,
PASSED AT THE FIFTH SESSION
BEGIN AT THE
CITY OF LECOMPTON,
ON THE 1ST MONDAY OF JAN’Y, 1859, AND HELD AND CONCLUDED
CHAPTER 1. An Act authorizing Actions to be brought in certain caseg. ... ...
respecting Executors and Administrators-of their appointment
making appropriations for the expenses of the Territory of
Kansas, for the year 1859......
to appropriate fifteen hundred dollars for the payment of the
Grand Jurors and witnesses of the special term of Court, called
amendatory to an Act inaking an appropriation to pay the ex-
penses of the Board of Commissioners to investigate Election
Frauds, and granting certain powers to said Board......
to authorize the Governor to employ counsel to defend such of
our citizens as are now confined in jail in Platte county, Mis-
to define and establish the Council and Representative Districts
of the Territory of Kansas for the next Legislative Assembly... 48
supplemental to an Act making the apportionment for the fifth
repealing an Act entitled "An Act supplementary to an Act
making an apportionment for the fifth Legislative Assembly”... 51
supplementary to an Act making an apportionment for the fifth
Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory
providing for the appointment Territorial Auditor, and pre-
scribing the duties of his office......
to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Leavenworth, Douglas,
Wyandott, Johnson, Atchison and Lykins counties to issue
bonds, and for other purposes.
amendatory to "An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of
Leavenworth, Douglas, Wyandott, Johnson and Lykins counties
to issue bonds, and for other purposes"...
supplemental to “An Act to authorize certain counties to issue
bonds, and for other purposes”....
to authorize the county and city of Leavenworth to issue bonds
to or take stock in a Railroad Company......
CHAPTER 21. An Act to provide for the adjustment and payment of Claims...
supplementary to an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the
providing for taking a Census...
concerning the Plats of cities and towns
to establish a Code of Civil Procedure.....
amendatory to an Act entitled “An Act to establish a Code of
Civil Procedure,” passed February, 1859.
to establish a Code of Criminal Procedure......
regulating Crimes and punishment of Crimes against the per-
providing for the appointment of Commissioners to take depo-
sitions in other Territories and States.
providing for the formation of a Constitution and State govern-
ment for the State of Kansas..
authorizing the Council and House of Representatives to punish
for contempt and for other purposes
regulating Contracts and Promises....
making valid contracts for the sale of improvements on public
to enable the Trustees of Colleges, Academies, Universities and
other institutions, societies and companies, to become bodies
requiring the Judge of the second Judicial District to hold a
special terin of Court, and for other purposes.
supplemental to an Act requiring the Judge of the second Judi-
cial District to hold a special term of Court, and for other pur-
poses, passed at the present term of the Legislative Assembly, 329
repealing an Act requiring the Judge of the second Judicial
District to hold a special term, and for other purposes.. 329
defining the Judicial Districts of the Territory, and fixing the
times and places of holding Courts therein.
for the relief of suitors in Probate Court..
relating to Counties and County Officers....
defining the boundary line between the counties of Madison and
Breckenridge, in Kansas Territory...
establishing and organizing the counties of Montana, El Paso,
Oro, Broderick and Fremont, and to define the boundaries
supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act organizing and estab-
lishing the counties of Montana, El Paso, Broderick, Fremont
and Oro,” in the Territory of Kansas, passed January, A. D.
to organize the counties of Wise, Butler and Chase......
creating and organizing the county of Wyandott..
to provide for the location of the county seat of Anderson
to locate the county seat of Allen county
to locate the county seat of Bourbon county:
to provide for the organization of Butler county.
to provide for the location of the county seat of Calhoun county, 368
providing for the location of the permanent seat Justice of Jef-
CHAPTER 54. An Act to fix permanently the county seat of Johnson county......... 370
to provide for the location of the county seat of Linn county... 371
to incorporate the town and town company of Elmen Daro, and
locate the county seat of Madison county..
to locate the county seat of Marshal county...
locating permanently the county seat of Shawnee county ...... 375
organizing and temporarily locating the county seat of Wa-
temporarily locating the county seats of Wise and Chase coun-
ties, [and changing the name of Wise county to Morris county,] 377
to provide for funding the indebtedness of the Territory..... 377
to amend an Act entitled “An Act to legalize the registry of
Deeds for the city of Topeka,” approved February 9, 1858..... 380
concerning Descents and Distributions...
concerning Divorce and Alimony.
regulating contested Elections....
exempting certain Property from sale upon execution or other
regulating the Fees of officers, jurors and witnesses
to prevent the firing of woods, marshes, prairies.
for the prevention of Frands and Perjuries.....
to prevent the mutilation or alteration of Acts and Bills ..... 123
relative to Fugitives from justice from other Territories and
providing for the time of meeting of the General Assembly.... 427
concerning Guardians and Wards....
regulating proceedings on Writs of Habeas Corpus.
to provide for locating and working Highways..
for the incorporation of Turnpike Road Companies ....
providing for the incorporation of Towns and Villages.
regulating the interest of Money......
for the maintenance and support of Illegitimate Children 488
providing for the selection and summoning of Grand and Petit
to relieve the Firemen of the city of Leavenworth from service
on juries, and from poll tax..
to define the duties of Justices of the Peace in cases of breach
regulating the jurisdiction and procedure before Justices of the
Peace, and of the duties of Constables in civil cases .......... 504
for the re-organization of the Library of the Territory, and to
provide for the appointment of Librarian.....
for securing Liens to Mechanics and others....
to restrain Dram Shops and Taverns and regulate the sale of
concerning Lunatics and habitual Drunkards.
to protect the rights of Married Women, and in relation to the
liabilities of the marriage relation..
to authorize the formation of volunteer Military Companies... 567