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236 TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 96. 1838. blished into one or more other Territories, in such manner and at such times as Congress shall, in its discretion, deem convenient and proper or from attaching any portion of said Territory to any other state ori Territory of the United States. ’ EXW,,,,,, Sec. 2. And be at fin·ther enacted, That the executive power and power veseedlu authority in and over the said Territory of Iowa shall be vested in a =¤e¤v¤r¤<>rs he Governor, who shall held his office for three years, unless seem ,,8. $°" md d°' moved by the President of the Uigited bStates. The Governor Shall reside within the said Territory s all e commander-in-chief of th militia thereof, shall perform the duties and receive the emoluments of? superintendent of Indian affairs, and shall approve of all laws passed by the Legislative Assembly before they shall take effect; he may grant pardons for offences against the laws of the said Territory, and reprieves for offences against the laws of the United States, until the decision of th§Presicl;enth<:;1z3nb;>e made lsnowgatherecén; l11e phall tgommissipnr all 0 cersw os appointe to office un ert e laws o the said cr-. ritory, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. A gm,,,,, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a Secretary of the Territory of the said Territory, who shall reside therein, and hold his office for ’Igi;’*§:{ll;‘;‘“'° four years, unless sooner removed by the President of the United ` States · he shall record and preserve all the laws and proceedings of the , Iiegislzitive Assembly hereinafter constituted, and all the acts and proceedings of the Governor in his executive department; he shall transmit one copy of the laws and one copy of the executive proceedings, on or before the first Monday in December in each year, to the President of the United States, and, at the same time, two copies of the laws to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the use of Congress. S°°'°*°’Y'° And in case of the death, removal, resignation, or necessary absence Qctczgegggirggf of the Governor from the Territory, the Secretary shall have, and he is caney. hepleply auth<;ri:edGand requiged to execpte and perform all the tpowers an uties o the overnor uring suc vacancy or necessary a sence or until another Governor shall be duly appointed to fill such vacancy. , Ing;,,;,,,,,,,, Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the legislative power shall 1:;;:5, how vtited iiglthehglpvemortaipd :bLegislativ§ éssembyyk The Iiegisla- · ive ssem y s consis o a ounci an ouse 0 epresen a ives. 'lghe Cpuncil zhallcopgst of thirgepln mimbeips, havipg the quallilgiations 0 v0 rs as erema r prescribe w ose erm o service s continue two years. The House of Representatives shall consist of twenty- six members possessing the same qualification as prescribed for the members of the Council, and whose term of service shall continue one Appcrticnment year. An apportionment shall be made as nearly equal as practicable,

£:l""“°“""' among the several counties, for the election of the Council and Representatives, giving to each section of the Territory representation in the

ratio of its population, Indians excepted, as nearly as may be. And the _Mernber¤tebe said members of the council and House of Representatives shall reside ml:*Q";'r!;'i£;_ in and be inhabitants of the district for which they may be elected. Wy,mQ°,,§c,,,d_ Previous to the first election, the Governor of the Territory shall cause the census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the several counties in A the Territory to be taken, and made by the sherifls of the said counties, respectively, unless the same shall have been taken within three months previous to the third day of July next, and returns thereof made by said First election. shpiriffp to the (Governor. The first election shall be held at such time an p ace, an be conducted in such manner as the Governor shall appoint and direct; and he shall at the same time, declare the number Goyrrm d,, of members of the Council and House of Representatives to which clara the-_per· each of the counties or districts are entitled under this act. The num- “‘;;l;;‘;":;:5n‘l‘° ber of persons authorized to be elected having the greatest number of Eu 0;,,,,,,, ,0 votes in each of the said counties or districts for the Council, shall hc be elected. declared by the said Governor to be duly elected to the said Council;