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Certificates of award.

Proceedings, when closed.

missioners, and who shall receive the same fees and mileage as are, by law, allowed for like services in the district courts of this Territory, to be paid by the claimant.

SEO. 10. Upon the completion of the the testimony, and the recording of the award, in each case, the commissioners shall, upon demand of the claimant, deliver to him a certificate of such decision or award, and, on or before the first day of September, 1859, said commissioners shall close their proceedings under this Statements to be act, and make up, and file in duplicate, in the office of the secretary and in the office of the auditor of the Territory, a statement of all claims presented, and the amount, if any, allowed Testimony filed thereon, and they shall likewise file, in the office of the secretary of the Territory, all testimony, vouchers, papers and documents pertaining to their investigations.

filed in offices of

secretary and auditor.

in the office of

secretary, with Vouchers.

Auditor to draw warrants on tressurer.

Constitutional convention to incorprate ordinance for payment of warrants

Not to be paid be fore January 1st, 1865.


SEC. 11. It shall be the duty of the auditor of the Territory, upon the delivery to him of any certificate of award given by said commissioners, to draw his warrants on the treasurer of the Territory, in such sums as may be required for the amount therein named, in favor of the party to whom such award has been made, or to his order, and deliver the same on demand.

SEC. 12. It shall be the duty of any constitutional convention, hereafter to assemble, to make suitable provisions for securing the payment of said warrants by the federal government, by incorporating, in the ordinance to be submitted, with the constitution formed, a provision to that effect.

SEC. 13. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize the payment of the warrants issued, in accordance with its provisions, before the first day of January, 1865, unless provision shall be made for funding these warrants with the other indebtedness of the Territory, or unless Congress shall sooner

To bear 6 per cent make provision for their payment; but said warrants shall bear interest at the rate of six per centum per annum.

SEC. 14. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Council.

Approved February 7, 1859.




AN ACT Supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to Provide for the
Payment of Claims."


give bonds.

Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas: SECTION. 1. That the commissioners appointed under and by Commission to virtue of the act of which this is a supplement, before entering upon their respective duties, shall enter into bonds, to the Territory of Kansas, in the sum of ten thousand dollars each, with good and sufficient security, to be approved by some one of the Approval of bond judges of the supreme court of said Territory, conditional upon the faithful discharge of their respective duties, and shall take

Amount of bond.

and subscribe an oath, before a judge of said court, to support rake oath, the constitution of the United States and the organic act of this Territory, and to faithfully and impartially discharge their respective duties.


of attorney.

SEC. 2. There shall be elected, on joint ballot of both branches Attorney for Terof the Legislative Assembly, some suitable attorney, whose duty it shall be to attend the said commissioners; and the said attorney Powers and duties shall také an oath for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office, with power to subpoena witnesses and attend to all business wherein the Territory is interested, for the purpose of securing an honest and faithful investigation of any and all claims which may be presented for trial before said commissioners.

SEC. 3. That said attorney, so appointed, shall have such salary of attorney sums allowed him, for his services, as will be provided by law.


convention. countersigned by

Signed by commissioners and


SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the said commissioners to make Report made to out and report, on the first Tuesday of July next, to the constitutional convention, the first day of its meeting at Wyandott, a complete report of their actions, which said report shall be signed by the said commissioners and countersigned by the attorney appointed for and on behalf of said Territory, and shall report all Report to legisla the claims presented before said commissioners for allowance; also, all the claims by them allowed, and all proceedings by them had upon the same, to the next annual session of the Legislature

of this Territory.


SEC. 5. That the said commissioners are hereby prohibited No bonds or scrip from issuing any Territorial scrip or bonds.

to be issued by commissioners.

not binding until

SEC. 6. That the certificate issued by the governor [commis- Certificates issued sioners] in pursuance of the tenth section of the act to which authorised by subsequent legisthis is supplemental, shall not be construed as binding the Terri- lation.

tory for the payment of said claims, until the same shall be
fully authorized by subsequent legislation on the part of the

SEC. 7. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of House of Representatives.

President of the Council.

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Census to be tak


Assessors duties.


AN ACT providing for taking a Census.

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

SECTION 1. An enumeration of the inhabitants of this Territory shall be made on the first day of June and thereafter, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, which shall be conducted in the following manner :

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the assessors of each municipal township, to make, or cause to be made, an enumeration of all the inhabitants residing in such municipal township, on the first day of June of said year, and make return thereof as herein prescribed, and in the following tabular form:


Names of Voters.


SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of said assessors, to file a copy of said returns in the office of the clerk of said township, on or before the first day of July, in the year aforesaid; and said returns shall be kept open for public inspection until the tenth day of July, and year aforesaid; and he shall be in attendance at said

clerk's office, to hear complaints and make corrections, or autho-
rize the clerk aforesaid to do the same; and, on the eleventh day
of said month, the said assessor shall forward duplicate copies of
said returns, as corrected, to the clerk of the county in which said.
township is situated, and also, to the governor of the said Terri-
tory, with certificate appended thereto, as follows, viz: I, A.
B., of
township, county, in the Territory of
Kansas, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full and correct
list of all the inhabitants of said township, and that I have, to
the best of my ability, faithfully complied with all the provisions
of an act entitled "An Act providing for taking a Census," passed
February, A. D. 1859.
Witness my hand this

day of

A. D. 1859.

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A. B., Assessor.

Vacancy how

SEC. 4. In case of any vacancy in the office of township assessor, car it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors for the county, to appoint an assessor or commissioner to take such census, at any meeting, either regular or special, prior to the time appointed in this [act] for taking the census, who shail make the required enumeration, as hereby provided; and in case any county or district of country shall not be organized with the requisite county officers, then it shall be the duty of the governor of this Territory to appoint a person or persons, to take the census in such county or district of country, according to the provisions of this act.

SEC. 5. Any commissioner, or person who shall be appointed Shall take oath. according to the provisions of the foregoing section, and who shall not be an officer of a county or township, and as such taken an oath of office and given bond for the faithful discharge of his official duties, shall, before entering on the discharge of his duties, take an oath to support the constitution of the United States, and faithfully and impartially to discharge the duties imposed on him by this act, according to the best of his ability; and shall give bond, Shall give bond. in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of his duties, to be approved by the county board of supervisors, or the clerk thereof, and filed in the clerk's office in said county, or in case there is no county organization, the bond shall be approved by the governor of the Territory, and filed in the office of the secretary of the Territory.


SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the assessors or commissioners, Duties of Assesas appointed above, to make actual inquiry at each dwelling in their township or district, or of the head of each family, or of each single person, or from the best information that can be ob

Failure to perform.


tained, if the head of the family shall be absent from the Territory, or have no fixed place of residence.

SEC. 7. Should any assessor or commissioner, as appointed by this act, wilfully or negligently fail to perform the duties herein prescribed, or under color of performing such duties, shall make a false return, he shall be held responsible as in case of failure to perform the duties of assessor. Said assessor or commissioner shall be entitled to the same remuneration as is by law allowed to township assessors, for ordinary services.

SEO. 8. This act to take effect and be in force on and after its

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l'roprietors of

eity or town shall make out map thereof.

Map to be acknowledged by proper person.


AN ACT concerning the Plats of Cities and Towns.

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

SECTION 1. Whenever any city or town, or an addition to any city or town, shall be laid out, the proprietor or proprietors of such city or town, or addition, shall cause to be made out, an accurate map or plat thereof, particularily setting forth and describing: First, All the parcels of ground within such city or town, or addition, reserved for public purposes, by their boundaries, course and extent, whether they be intended for avenues, streets, lanes, alleys, commons, or other public uses; and, Second, All lots intended for sale, by numbers, and their precise length and width.

SEC. 2. Such map or plat shall be acknowledged by the proprietor, or, if an incorporated company, by the chief officer thereof, before some court, or other officer authorized by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate.

SEC. 3. The map or plat, so made, acknowledged and certified,

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