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said constitution and laws; and writs of error and appeals in all such cases shall be made to the Supreme Court of said Territory, the same as in other cases. The said clerk shall receive in all such cases the same fees which the clerks of the District Courts of Oregon Territory received for similar services.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of sections one and two of this act shall be applicable to the Territory of Dakota, and shall have like effect as in the Territory of Colorado.

Approved March 2nd, 1863.

AN ACT.

AMENDATORY OF THE ORGANIC ACT OF COLORADO TERRITORY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amcrica in Congress assembled, That hereafter the sessions of the Legislative Assembly of Colorado Territory shall be biennial. Members of the Council shall be elected for the term of four years, and members of the House for the term of two years, and shall receive the sum of six dollars per day instead of three dollars heretofore allowed, and shall also receive the same mileage now allowed by law.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each house shall have authority to elect, in addition to the officers now allowed by law, an enrolling clerk, who shall receive five dollars per day. The chief clerk shall receive six dollars per day, and the other officers elected by said Legislature sball receive five dollars per day each.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the members of the Legislative Assembly elected at the general election of said Territory in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven shall compose the first Legislature under this act, and said Legislature shall meet at the time now fixed by law for the meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Colorado Territory.

Approved March 30th, 1867.

AN ACT.

TO REGULATE THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE IN THE TERRITORIES OF

TIIE UNITED STATES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, there shall be no denial of the elective franchise in any of the territories of the United States, now, or hereafter to be organized, to any citizen thereof, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude; and all acts or parts of acts, either of Congress or the Legislative Assemblies of said Territories, inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby declared null and void.

SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER,

President of the Senate, pro tempore. Endorsed by the President : “ Received on the 14th January, 1867.

[NOTE BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT.—The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]

AN ACT AMENDATORY OF “ AN ACT TO PROVIDE A TEMPORARY GOVERN

MENT FOR THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA." APPROVED MAY 26, 1864.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legislative Assemblies of the several Territories of the the United States shall not, after the passage of this act, grant private charters or especial privileges, but they may, by general incorporation acts, permit persons to associate themselves together as bodies corporate for mining, manufacturing, and other industrial pursuits.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted That from and after the first day of April next the salary of each of the judges of the several Supreme Courts in each of the organized Territories (except Montana and Idaho) shall be two thousand five hundred dollars.

me Courts in each of much of the judges of the

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Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 2nd, 1867.

AN ACT

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND

JUDICIAL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING THE THIRTIETII OF JUNE, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, * * * * * That hereafter the members of both branches of the Legislative Assemblies of the several Territories shall be chosen for the term of two years, and the sessions of the Legislative Assemblies shall be biennial; and cach Territorial Legislature shall, at its first session after the passage of this act, inake provision by law for carrying this act into effect.

Approved March 30, 1869.

AN ACT

REGULATING THE COMPENSATION OF THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS

OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES OF THE SEVERAL TERRITORIES OF TIIE UNITED STATES, AND LIMITING TIIE DURATION OF TUE SESSIONS OF SAID ASSEMBLIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sessions of the Legislative Assemblies of the several Territories of the United States shall be limited to forty days duration.

Sec. 2. That the members of each branch of said Legislatures shall receive a compensation of six dollars per day during the sessions herein provided for, and they shall receive such mileage as now provided by law; Provided, That the President of the Council, and Speaker of the lIouse of Representatives shall each receive a compensation of ten dollars per day, and that the additional officers of each branch of said Legislative Assemblies shall consist of one Chief Clerk, who shall receive a compensation of eight dollars per day, and of one Assistant Clerk, one Enrolling Clerk, one Engrossing Clerk, one Sergeant-at-Arms, one Doorkeeper, one Messenger, and one Watchman, who shall each receive a compensation of five dollars per day during the sessions.

Sec. 3. That from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, the annual salaries of the Governors of the several Territories of the United States shall be three thousand five hundred dollars, and the salaries of the Secretaries of said Territories shall be two thousand five hundred dollars each.

SEC. 4. That the provisions of this act shall not apply to the District of Columbia ; Provided, That no law of any Territorial Legislature shall be made or eyforced by which any officer of a Territory herein provided for, or the officers or members of any Territorial Legislature shall be paid any compensation other than that provided by the laws of the United States.

Approved Janu.. ; 23, 1873.

GENERAL LAWS.

AN ACT

Concerning the Abduction of Women.

Be it enacted by the Council and Ilouse of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That whosoever shall, by force or fraud, take away or detain against her will, any woman, of any age, with intent to marry or carnally know her, or to cause her to be married or carnally known by any other person, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted therof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding six (6) years; and not less than one (1) year, with or without hard labor.

Sec. 2. Whosoever shall unlawfully take or cause to be taken any unmarried girl, being under the age of sixteen (16) years, out of the possession and against the will of her father or mother, or any other person having the lawful care or charge of her, shall be guilty of felony; and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three (3) years, with or without hard labor.

Sec. 3. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 13th, 187-1.

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