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AMENDMENTS TO THE ORGANIC ACT.

AN ACT

Amendatory of the Organic Law of Colorarlo Territory, and for other

Purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

, Organic Law of the Territory of Colorado be, and the same is hereby, so far amended that an appeal shall be allowed from any final order, judgment, or decree, of any Probate Court in said Territory, to the District Court of the District within which such Probate Court is held, under such proper regulations as shall be prescribed by the law of said Territory; and hereafter no writ of error or appeal shall be allowed from any decision of a Probate Court directly to the Supreme Court of said Territory.

Sec. 2. And be it further (nacted, That the Legislative Assembly of said Territory may, by general incorporation laws, authorize persons to associate themselves together as bodies corporate for charitable or educational purposes."

Approved May 4, 1870.

IN ACT

To amend an Act entitled “ An Act Amendatory of the Organic Law

of Colorado Territory, and for other purposes," approved May fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembledl, That the first section of an act entitled "An Act amendatory of the Organic

Law of Colorado Territory, and for other purposes," approved May fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy, be, and the same is so far amended, that writs of error shall be allowed from any decision of a Probate Court to the Supreme Court of said Territory, in the same manner they were allowed before the passage of the act to which this is amendatory.

Approved July 14, 1870.

AN ACT

Amendatory of an act approved March second, eighteen hundred and

sixty-seven, entitled "An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana," approved May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of an act approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act amendatory of an act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana,' approved May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four," so far as relates to incorporations which have been, or which may hereafter be created and organized for the business of mining, manufacturing, or other industrial pursuits, or the construction or operation of railroads, wagon roads, irrigating ditches, and the colonization and improvement of lands in connection therewith, or for colleges, seminaries, churches, libraries, or any benevolent, charitable, or scientific association, and for all rightful subjects of legislation consistent with the Constitution of the United States, under the general incorporation laws of any Territory of the United States, shall be construed as having authorized and as authorizing the legislative assemblies of the Territories of the United States, by general incorporation acts, to permit persons to associate together as bodies corporate for the purposes above named.

Approved Juue 10th, 1872.

AN ACT

To provide for filling vacancies in certain offices in the several Terri

tories.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled , That in any of the Territories whenever a vacancy shall happen from resignation or death during the recess of the legislative Council, in any office which, under the organic act of said Territory, is to be filled by appointment of the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, the Governor shall fill up such vacancy by granting a commission, which shall expire at the end of the next session of said legislative Council.

Approved June 8th, 1872.

AN ACT

Transferring the Control of certain Territorial Penitentiaries to the

Several Territories in which the same are Located.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act entitled “An Act in relation to certain Territorial Penitentiaries,” approved January tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, placing the Penitentiaries in the Territories of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado, under the care and control of the respective United States Marshals for said Territories, is hereby repealed, and the care and custody of said Penitentiaries, and the personal property thereunto belonging, and the use and occupation thereof, are hereby transferred to said Territories respectively, until otherwise ordered by the Attorney-General ; Providei, That the legal title to said Penitentiary and property shall continue to vest in the United States

}; And provided further, That said Territories shall keep and maintain, in the Penitentiaries hereby transferred to their custody and control, all persons convicted in said respective Territories, of violations of the laws of the United States, and sentenced to imprisonment therefor, and all persons held to answer for alleged violations of the laws of the United States in said respective Territories, at the rate and price, to be paid by the United States out of the judiciary fund, of one dollar per day for each person so imprisoned.

Sec. 2. That immediately after the passage of this act, the Attorney General of the United States shall cause to be transferred to the proper authorities of the Territories of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado, the Penitentiaries and personal property connected therewith, situated in each of said Territories respectively.

Approved January 24th, 1873.

AN ACT.

To transfer the control of certain powers and duties in relation to the

Territories to the Department of the Interior. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled : That the Secretary of the Interior shall hereafter exercise all the powers and perform all the duties in relation to the Territories of the United States that are now by law or by custom exercised and performed by the Secretary of State.

Approved March 1st, 1873.

Extracts from the general appropriation acts of the Congress of the

United States, for 1872-3, U. S. Stats, at Large, 1871-73.

“ For compensation and mileage of the members of the legislative assembly, officers, clerks, and contingent expenses thereof, twenty thousand dollars. Provided, That hereafter no expense for printing exceeding four thousand dollars, including printing laws, journals, bills, and necessary printing of the same nature, shall be incurred for any session of the legislature of any of the Territories."

Approved May 8th, 1872.

“ To enable the Secretary of the Interior to provide a law library for the Territory of Colorado, two thousand five hundred dollars, said library to be selected by the Chief Justice of said Territory."

Approved June 10th, 1872.

PRIVATE ACTS.

AN ACT

In relation to an adopted child of Aimee LeTestue, of Costilla

County. Be it inacted by the Council and llouse of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the male child now living with and adopted in the family of Aimee LeTestue, of Costilla County, December 1, A. D., 1873, called "John Francisco," whose name and parentage, when born, was Stutzman, shall hereafter be entitled to the name of “ Jolin Francisco LeTestue," and by that name he shall be known and called,

SEC. 2. That said John Francisco LeTestue shall be entitled to inherit the same interest in the estate, real and personal, of the said Aimee LeTestue, in the same manner as if he were the son and natural heir of the said Aimee LeTestue.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after the first day of May, A. D., 1874 ; Proville, That the said Aimee LeTestue shall, on or before the said first day of May, make and cause to be filed in the Probate Court of Costilla County, a written statement or declaration, under his land and seal, showing his assent to, and acceptance of, the provisions and conditions of this act.

Approved February 31, 1874.

IN ICT

To extend the time for the completion of the plume of the Swan River

and Georgia Gulch Mining, Ditching and Fluming Company.

Be it cncted in the Child Touse of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That the time for the completion of the

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