TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 54. 1836. 11 east, by a line drawn from the northeast corner of the State of Illinois, through the middle of Lake Michigan, to a point in the middle of said lake, and opposite the main channel of Green Bay, and through said channel and Green Bay to the mouth of the Menomonie river; thence through the middle of the main channel of said river, to that head of said river nearest to the Lake of the Desert; thence in a direct line, to the middle of said lake; thence through the middle of the main channel of the Montreal river, to its mouth; thence with a direct line across Lake Superior, to where the territorial line of the United States last touches said lake northwest; thence on the north, with the said territorial line, to the White-earth river; on the west, by a line from the said boundary line following down the middle of the main channel of Whiteearth river, to the Missouri river, and down the middle of the main channel of the Missouri river to a point due west from the northwest corner of the State of Missouri; and on the south, from said point, due east to the northwest corner of the State of Missouri; and thence with the boundaries of the States of Missouri and Illinois, as already fixed by acts of Congress. And after the said third day of July next, all power and authority of the Government of Michigan in and over the Territory hereby constituted, shall cease: Provided, That nothing in Provism this act contained shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property now appertaining to any Indians within the said Territory, so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to impair the obligations of any treaty now eiiisting between the United States and such Indians, or to impair or anywise to affect the authority of the Government of the United States to make any regulations respecting such Indians, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, or law, or otherwise, which it would have been competent to the Government to make if this act had never been passed: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be Provisc. construed to inhibit the Government of the United States from dividing the Territory hereby established 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 or Territory of the United States. Sec. 2. And be it jnrther enacted, That the Executive power and Appointment authority in and over the said Territory shall be vested in a Governor, 3*1*1 P°W°\’¤ °f who shall hold his office for three years, unless sooner removed by the G°v°m°r‘ President of the United States. The Governor shall reside within the said Territory, shall be commander-in-chief of the militia thereof, shall perform the duties and receive the emoluments of superintendent of Indian aftairs, 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 the President can be made known thereon; he shall commission all officers who shall be appointed to office under the laws of the said Territory, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Seo. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a Secretary of Sggretary, the said Territory, who shall reside therein, and hold his office for four his dutiesp years, unless sooner removed by the President of the United States; he An act for the relief of certain settlers in the Territory of Wisconsin, August 23, 1842, chap. 190. An act to provide for the settlement of certain accounts for the support of the Government in the Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, August 29, 1842, chap. 259. . _ _ lsgn Exc; tzgguthorize the election or appointment of officers in the Territory of Wisconsin, March 3, Ari actlgraniing a section of land for the improvement of Grant river, at the town of Potosi, in W`1s· consin Territory, June 15, 1844, chap. 50. An act for granting to the county of Du Buque certain lots of ground in the town of Du Buque, June 15, 1844, chap. 56.
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