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An Illustrated History of the State of Wisconsin: Being a Complete Civil ...
Charles Richard Tuttle
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Page 190 - That the judicial power of said Territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, probate courts, and in justices of the peace. The supreme court shall consist of a chief justice and two associate justices, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum...
Page 78 - The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians ; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent ; and in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by congress ; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 207 - ... proceeds of all sales of land, and the amount of all money so appropriated or donated, shall be deducted from the amount to be paid to the said corporation for the transfer of said works to the state, and the said corporation are hereby authorized to apply to Congress for such an appropriation in money or lands, to aid in the construction of the works authorized by this act, as Congress in its wisdom shall see proper to grant.
Page 190 - And be it further enacted,, That every free white male citizen of the United States, above the age of twenty-one years...
Page 166 - ... there was but little game of any sort to be found — and fish were equally scarce. The great distance to any settlement, and the impossibility of bringing supplies therefrom, if any could have been obtained, deterred our young men from making further attempts. We were forced to dig roots and bark trees, to obtain something to satisfy hunger and keep us alive...
Page 370 - Christianity are suspended now upon the answer to this question of dissolution. The capacity for, as well as the right of self-government is to pass its ordeal, and speculation to become certainty. Other systems have been tried and have failed, and all along the skeletons of nations have been strewn, as warnings and landmarks upon the great highway of historic government. Wisconsin is true, and her people steadfast. She will not destroy the Union, nor consent that it shall be done. Devised by great,...
Page 632 - November and December in each year, by a joint committee consisting of one member of the senate and two of the assembly, to be appointed by ballot under concurrent resoTITLE 4.
Page 234 - Riley issued a proclamation for the election of the necessary executive and judicial officers under the existing laws, and recommending, at the same time, the election of delegates to a convention to form a State constitution. Mr. King arrived at the time these proclamations were about being issued; and it was matter of great congratulation that the government, by anticipation, had approved of the latter measure.
Page 282 - The object of the Society shall be to collect, embody, arrange and preserve, in authentic form, a library of books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, papers, paintings, statuary, and other materials illustrative of the history of the State; to rescue from oblivion the memory of its early pioneers, and to obtain and preserve narratives of their exploits, perils, and hardy adventures...
Page 374 - Wisco-nsin: For the first time in the history of this Federal Government, organized treason has manifested itself within several States of the Union, and armed rebels are making war against it. The Proclamation of the President of the United States tells of unlawful combinations too powerful to be suppressed in the ordinary manner, and calls for military forces to suppress such combinations, and to sustain him in...