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408 THIRTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. I2]. 1849. permanent seat of government of said Territory by a vote of the people. Apprqpristiun And the sum of twenty thousand dollars, out of any money in the {;§;°b1'° bum' treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated and granted 1g50,ch_ rg, to said Territory of Minnesota, to be applied, by the governor and legislative assembly, to the erection of suitable public buildings at the seat of government. cD¤l°S¤°¤ *¤ Sec. 14. And be it jizrflter enacted, That a delegate to the House ·U?°§:§$;s°,€,tlQ: of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the term of two elected. years, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of the legislative assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as are exercised and enjoyed by the delegates from the several other '1`erritories of the United States to the said House of Representatives. The first election shall be held at such times and places, and be conducted in such manner, as the governor shall appoint and direct; and at all subsequent elections, the times, places, and manner of holding the elections shall be prescribed by law. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the governor to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given accordingly. All suits, pm- Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, and pro- ¢¤S¤._ and pr¤· cecdings, civil and criminal, at law and in chancery, and all indictgfgdlggidzggalgj ments and informations, which shall be pending and undetermined in the, courts or the courts of the Territory of Wisconsin, within the limits of said

’£";j,“;¤*l*_i Territory of Minnesota, when this actshall take effect, shall be trans-

Tgyyitgyyy mu,. ferred to be heard, tried, prosecuted, and determined in the District fgrredt¤District Courts hereby established, which may include the counties or districts Tg;?;;,,? we where any such proceedings may be pending. All bonds, recognizances, and obligations, of every kind whatsoever, valid under the existing laws within the limits of said Territory, shall be valid under this act; and all crimes and misdemeanors against the laws in force within said limits may be prosecuted, tried, and punished in the courts established by this act; and all penalties, forfeitures, actions, and causes of action, may be recovered under this act, the same as they would have been under the laws in force within the limits composing said Territory at the time this act shall go into operation. Justices or the Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That all justices of the peace, £f:°°*&cf’°“;:;: constables, sheriffs, and all other judicial and ministerial officers, who tinubd in° amee shall be in office within the limits of said Territory, when this act

  • lll°jb5'i°·’€ ¤P· shall take effect, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and required

ggé? :hSm? Su°` to continue to exercise and perform the duties of their respective of? fices as officers of the Territory of Minnesota, temporarily, and until they, or others, shall be duly appointed and qualified to fill their places in the manner herein directed, or until their offices shall be abolished. Afjnoxjpoprintion Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five thousand §£m_y_ f°' h' dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by and under the direction of the said governor of the Territory of Minnesota, in the purchase of a library, to be kept at the seat of government, for the use of the governor, legislative assembly, judges of the Supreme Court, secretary, marshal, and attorney of said Territory, and such other _ persons and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law. mlgasepvatron of Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That when the lands in the said smack? “$° ° Territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Terri- 186r °l’· 10- tory shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Ter- Unm other- ritories hereafter to be erected out of the same. · _ ,,,”t£,,°vmcdby Sec.- 19. And be tt further enacted, That- temporarily, and lmtll law egovernor otherwise provided by law, the governor of said Territory may define