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'FWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 96. 1838. 239 secretary to be appointed as aforesaid, shall, before they act as such, und consemof respectively, take an oath or ailirmation, before some judge or justice ng S°“";°‘a d of the peace, in the existing Territory of lrVisconsin, duly commissioned gegziglyrmn and qualified to administer an oath or affirmation, [or] before the chief take an vathr justice, or some associate justice of the Supreme Court of the &°· United States, to support the constitution of the United States, and for the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective offices, which said oaths when so taken, shall be certified by the person before whom the same shall have been taken, and such certificate shall be received and recorded by the said Secretary among the executive proceedings. And, afterwards, the chief justice and associate gms; jumw judges, and all other civil officers in said Territory, before they act as and ¤¤¤¤¤i=¤¤ such, shall take a like oath or affirmation before the said Governor or gf}; °° secretary, or some judge or justice of the Territory who may be duly gw_ ' commissioned and qualified, which said oath or aflirmation shall be certified and transmitted by the person taking the same to the Secretary, to be by him recorded as aforesaid; and, afterwards, the like oath or affirmation, shall be taken, certified, and recorded, in such manner and form as may be prescribed by law. The Governor shall receive an an- $,,1,,,,,, of the nual salary of fifteen hundred dollars as Governor, and one thousand Governor. dollars as superintendent of Indian affairs. The said chief justice and E.;¥‘€Yd°f the`, associate judges shall each receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred gséociyjcjssin dollars. The secretary shall receive an annual salary of twelve hun- tices. dred dollars. The said salaries shall be paid quarter-yearly at the Trea- S§‘:;‘t;Y of the sury of the United States. The members of the Legislative Assembly S,,;a,,;;'h0w shall be entitled to receive three dollars each per day, during their at- paid. tendance at the sessions thereof; and three dollars each for every twenty bP“Y gimeml miles travel in going to and returning from, the said sessions, estimated ,:,1; XSS;,?bly_° according to the nearest usually travelled route. There shall be appro- Comgngemex. priated, annually, the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, to be ex- penses of the pended by the Governor to defray the contingent expenses of the Terri- I°""°'Y# &°· tory; and 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 inhabitants of the said Rights. &c- Territory shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and immunities jgqggiggggjtd heretofore granted and secured to the Territory of Wisconsin and to its ` inhabitants; and the existing laws of the Territory of Wisconsin shall Existing laws be extended over said Territory, so far as the same be not incompatible ;;,§X:]?é";?;_ with the provisions of this act, subject, nevertheless, to be altered, modi- Iowa, &_,,_ fied, or repealed, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the said Territory of Iowa; and further, the laws of the United States are Laws U_g_ Bx, hereby extended over, and shall be in force in said Territory, so far as tended over the same, or any provisions thereof; may be applicable, I°“"*· Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the Legislative Assembly Firstsessionof of the Territory of Iowa shall hold its first session at such time and ;‘;E§$‘£‘:5dA“‘ place in said Territory as the Governor thereof shall appoint and direct; Wjmegovernct and at said session, or as soon thereafter as may by them be deemed ex- shall direct. pedient, the said Governor and Legislative Assembly shall proceed to locate and establish the seat of Government for said Territory, at such Seat Gi G¤V’¢- place as they may deem eligible, which place, however, shall thereafter be subject to be changed by the said Governor and Legislative Assem- @20,000 approbly. And the sum of twenty thousand dollars, out of any money in the j2¤;*;<iS f*°gb*iT°°· Treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby granted to the said Tel'- lfgudmém 3,,, ritory of Iowa, which shall be applied by the Governor and Legislative of government