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770 SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 37. 1823. one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and every four years there- Pr¤vi¤<>· after, the office of each of the said judges shall become vacant: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to deprive the judges of the territory of the jurisdiction conferred upon them by the laws of the United States. Legislature Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the legislature shall have

]';l;¥'31’§d *° power to submit, at any time, to the people of the said territory, the

quesden fc,. a question, whether a general assembly shall be organized agrecably to the general sssem— provisions of the ordinance aforesaid; and, if a majority of the qualified UFS , _ electors shall be in favour of such organization, then the powers vested &c_2]-n:];;:;? by this act in the legislative council shall cease and determine, and a geral assembly. neral assembly shall be organized, in conformity with the said ordinance, subject to the following provision: The govenor [governor] of the said territory shall divide the same into five districts, and the qualified voters in each district shall elect one member of the legislative council, which shall possess the same powers heretofore granted to thelegislative council of the North-western territory; and the members of the council shall hold their offices four years ; and until there shall be five thousand free white male inhabitants, of twenty-one years and upwards, in said territory, the whole number of Representatives to the general assembly shall not be less than seven, nor more than nine, to be apportioned by the govenor [governor] to the several counties in the said territory, agreeably to the number of free white males above the age of twenty-one years, which they may contain: but after the organization of the general assembly, the apportionment of the representation shall be made by such assembly: p,.°,,,0_ Provided, That there shall not be more than twelve, nor less than seven, of the whole number of representatives, until there shall be six thousand free white male inhabitants, above the age of twenty-one years; after which, the number of representatives shall be regulated agreeably to the ordinance aforesaid. P‘°W<>¤‘¤ °f*l¤¤ Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the govenor [governor] of the g°v°m°r‘ said territory shall have power to grant pardons for offences against the laws of the said territory,and reprieves for those against the United States, until the decision of the President theron [thereon] shall be made known. Uiggsstgtglss Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, so much of the ordinance imcnsimm aforesaid, and laws of the United States, as are inconsistent with the prowith thi net re- visions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, as respects the territory I1:/E§};d:¤ ¤> of Michigan, repealed. The; fw, be Sec. 7. And be tt further enacted, That from and after the first day only one clerk of June next, there shall be but one clerk of the supreme court of the gf the Suprcms territory of Michigan, who shall perform all the duties of clerk of said °‘"°' court, whether sitting as a circuit and district court, or as judges of the territorial court. Officers of the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the accounting officers of the

]”2",;‘:;£°*;‘3;· treasury shall settle and adjust the accounts of John J. Deming, making

¤fJ¤ltn J, him a reasonable allowance for his services as clerk of said district and Deming. circuit court, up to the first day of June next, and that the same-{be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Armtovmn, March 3, 1823. S·rA·ru·r·n II. CrrAP.XXXVII.—.f1nr9ctin addition to the act, entitled “An actfor tlteprompt set- Mnrch 1, 1823. tlement of public acc0u»nts," and for lhepzutiahmmt of the crtme cy'perjury.(al _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House 0 R cscntatives 0 the United 0m*t‘;‘;;“';*f‘P§he States of America, in Qcngress assembledf Thgjr in the settlement of accounts of persons remaining charged, on the books of the third auditor . _ unts Marc l . . not; :§¤3);0g’]_d§gyf<.[1g ;h1e8;§tt:;·o{g§nizanon of the Treasury Departincnt, lg,7l,8gb, 107. See