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Sessions of the legislature.
each per day during their attendance at the session thereof, and three dollars for every twenty miles travel in going to and returning from the said sessions, estimated according to the nearest usually traveled route. There shall be appropriated, annually, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be expended by the governor, to defray the contingent expenses of the territory. There shall also be appropriated, annually, a sufficient sum, to be expended by the secretary of the territory, and upon an estimate to be made by the secretary of the treasury of the United States, to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly, the printing of the laws, and other incidental expenses ; and the secretary of the territory shall annually account to the secretary of the treasury of the United States for the manner in which the aforesaid sum shall have been expended.
SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That the legis. lative assembly of the territory of Colorado shall hold its first session at such time and place in said territory as the governor thereof shall appoint and direct; and at said first session, or as soon thereafter as they shall deem expedient, the governor and legislative assembly shall proceed to locate and establish the seat of government for said territory at such place as they may deem eligible; which place, however, shall thereafter be subject to be changed by the said governor and legislative assembly.
SEC. 13. And be it further endcted, That a delegate to the house of representatives of the United States, to serve during each congress of the United States, 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 territories of the United States to the said house of representatives. The first election shall be held at such time 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 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.'
SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That when the land in the said territory shall be surveyed, under the direction of the government of the United States,
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School sec. tions reserved.
preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said territory shall be and the same are hereby reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in the states hereafter to be erected out of the same.
SEC. 15. And be it further enacted, That temporarily, Indioter! and until otherwise provided by law, the governor of and times
of holding said territory may define the judicial districts of said courts. territory, and assign the judges who may be appointed for said territory, to the several districts, and also appoint the times and places for holding courts in the several counties or subdivisions in each of said judicial districts by proclamation to be issued by him; but the legislative assembly, at their first or any subsequent session, may organize, alter or modify such judicial districts, and assign the judges, and alter the times and places of holding the courts, as to them shall seem proper and convenient.
SEC. 16. And be it further enacted, That the consti- tion and tution and all laws of the United States which are laws appli
10 cable, oto. not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said territory of Colorado as elsewhere within the United States.
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the presi. Surveyor: dent of the United States, by and with the advice and ties, pay, consent of the senate, shall be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a surveyor-general for Colorado, who shall locate his office at such place as the secretary of the interior shall from time to time direct, and whose duties, powers, obligations, responsibilities, compensation, and allowances for clerk hire, office rent, fuel, and incidental expenses, shall be the same as those of the surveyor-general of New Mexico, under the direction of the secretary of the interior, and such instructions as he may from time to time deem it advisable to give him.
Approved February 28th, 1861.
AMENDMENTS TO THE ORGANIC. ACT.
TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “An ACT TO PROVIDE A TEM
PORARY GOVERNMENT FOR THE TERRITORY OF COLORADO.”
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second section of the act to which this act is an amendment be altered so as to read as fol. lows: The executive power and authority in and over said territory of Colorado shall be vested in a gov. Governor. ernor, who shall hold his office for four years, and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the president of the United States. The governor shall reside within said territory, shall be commander-in-chief of the militia thereof, shall perform the duties, and shall receive the emoluments of superintendent of indian affairs ; he may grant pardons for offenses against the laws of said territory, and reprieves for offenses against the laws of the United States until the decision of the president can be made known thereon ; he shall commission all officers who shall be appointed to office under the laws of said territory, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. :
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every bill Veto power. which shall have passed the legislative assembly shall, before it become a law, be presented to the governor of the territory; if he approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in which it originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, twothirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes
of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, to be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within three days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the saine shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the assembly, by adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
SEC. 3. Ar be it further enacted, Tliat section nine of the act to which this act is amendatory be altered so as to read as follows: Section 9. Anbe it further - enactect, That the judicial power of said territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, probate courts, and 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, and who shall hold a term at the seat of government of said territory, annually, and they shall hold their offices during the period of four years. The said territory shall be divided into three judicial districts, and a district court shall be held in each of said districts by one of the justices of the supreme court, at such time and place as may be prescribed by law; and the said judges shall, after their appointments, respectively reside in the districts which shall be assigned thein. The jurisdiction of the several courts herein provided for, both appellate and original, and
- of justices of the peace, shall be as limited by law : Justices of Provitel, That justices of the peace shall not have
jurisdiction of any matter in controversy, when the title or boundaries of land may be in dispute, or when the debt or sum claimed shall exceed three hundred dollars; and the said probate court shall not have jurisdiction of any matter in controversy, when the debt or sum claimed shall exceed the sum of two thousand dollars; and said supreme and district court shall have authority for redress of all wrongs committed against tre constitution and laws of the United States; and the said supreme, district and probate courts, respectively, shall possess chancery, as well as common law jurisdiction, and authority for the redress of ail wrongs. committed against the laws of said territory, affecting persons or property. Each
district court, or the judge thereof, shall appoint its Clerks. clerk, who shall also be the register in chancery, and
shall keep his office at the place where the court may c. be held. Writs of error, bills of exceptions and ap
Writs of error, &c.