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TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN,
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
State Historical Societe
By a resolution which passed the Legislative Assembly, in December last, a committee was appointed to revise the laws of the Territory, and report the result of their labors at an adjourned session. This committee consisted of Messrs. Morgan L. Martin, Marshall M. Strong and James Collins, of the Council, and Messrs. Edward V. Whiton, B. Shackelford and Augustus Story, of the House of Representatives. The committee, during the recess of the Legislative Assembly, (which continued only for a period of about thirty days,) prepared, and, at the session which succeeded, reported, numerous bills, which, after being amended by the Legislative Assembly, were passed by that body, and compose the principal part of the laws contained in this volume.
By an act which passed the Legislative Assembly, on the eleventh day of March last, the subscriber was directed to procure the laws which appear in this volume to be printed, and to accompany them with full marginal notes, and an index. In obedience to that direction this volume has been prepared.
The index is not as copious as the subscriber wished or intended, but he did not feel at liberty to delay the publication of the work, beyond the time when the laws are to take effect, for the purpose of making it more perfect; had longer time been allowed, it would have been prepared in a manner more satisfactory to him, and undoubtedly more acceptable to the public.