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ON THE 1ST MONDAY OF JAN’Y, 1859, AND HELD AND CONCLUDED

AT THE

CITY OF LAWRENCE.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

LAWRENCE, K. T.:
HERALD OF FREEDOM STEAM PRESS.

1859.

L 5303

FEB 25 1932

CONTENTS.

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CaAPTER 1. An Act authorizing Actions to be brought in certain cases.....,

2.

respecting Executors and Administrators--of their appointment

and removal from office.....

10

3.

making appropriations for the expenses of the Territory of

Kansas, for the year 1859 ......

4.

to appropriate fifteen hundred dollars for the payment of the

Grand Jurors and witnesses of the special term of Court, called

January 31, 1859

45

5.

for the relief of certain persons

46

6.

amendatory to an Act inaking an appropriation to pay the ex-

penses of the Board of Commissioners to investigate Election

Frauds, and granting certain powers to said Board..

47

7.

to authorize the Governor to employ counsel to defend such of

our citizens as are now confined in jail in Platte county, Mis-

souri ...

47

8.

to define and establish the Council and Representative Districts

of the Territory of Kansas for the next Legislative Assembly... 48

9.

supplemental to an Act making the apportionment for the fifth

Legislative Assembly....

50

10.

repealing an Act entitled "An Act supplementary to an Act

making an apportionment for the fifth Legislative Assembly”... 51

11.

supplementary to an Act making an apportionment for the fifth

Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory.....

.... 51

12.

providing for the appointment of Territorial Auditor, and pre-

scribing the duties of his office...

52

13.

concerning Apprentices...

56

14.

relating to Attorneys at Law...

61

15.

regulating actions against Boats ......

63

16.

to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Leavenworth, Douglas,

Wyandott, Johnson, Atchison and Lykins counties to issue

bonds, and for other purposes.

65

17.

amendatory to “An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of

Leavenworth, Douglas, Wyandott, Johnson and Lykins counties

to issue bonds, and for other purposes”.

68

supplemental to "An Act to authorize certain counties to issue

bonds, and for other purposes”....

68

19.

to authorize the county and city of Leavenworth to issue bonds

to or take stock in a Railroad Company......

69

respecting Bonds, Notes and Bills of Exchange

71

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CHAPTER 21. An Act to provide for the adjustment and payment of Claims.

22.

supplementary to an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the

payment of Claims"..

23.

providing for taking a Census ......

78

24.

concerning the Plats of cities and towns

80

25.

to establish a Code of Civil Procedure..

82

26.

amendatory to an Act entitled “An Act to establish a Code of

Civil Procedure,” passed February, 1859...

184

27.

to establish a Code of Criminal Procedure...

185

28.

regulating Crimes and punishment of Crimes against the per-

sons of individuals ......

231

29.

providing for the appointment of Commissioners to take depo-

sitions in other Territories and States......

288

30.

regulating Conveyances....

289

31.

providing for the formation of a Constitution and State govern-

ment for the State of Kansas..

292

32.

authorizing the Council and House of Representatives to punish

for contempt and for other purposes.

298

33.

regulating Contracts and Promises.

301

34.

making valid contracts for the sale of improvements on public

lands

302

35.

respecting Convicts ......

303

36.

to enable the Trustees of Colleges, Academies, Universities and

other institutions, societies and companies, to become bodies

corporate

305

37.

requiring the Judge of the second Judicial District to hold a

special term of Court, and for other purposes ·

327

38.

supplemental to an Act requiring the Judge of the second Judi-

cial District to hold a special term of Court, and for other pur-

poses, passed at the present term of the Legislative Assembly, 329

39.

repealing an Act requiring the Judge of the second Judicial

District to hold a special term, and for other purposes.. 329

40.

defining the Judicial Districts of the Territory, and fixing the

times and places of holding Courts therein...

330

41.

for the relief of suitors in Probate Court..

332

42.

relating to Counties and County Officers.

335

43.

defining the boundary line between the counties of Madison and

Breckenridge, in Kansas Territory.....

357

44.

establishing and organizing the counties of Montana, El Paso,

Oro, Broderick and Fremont, and to define the boundaries

thereof

337

45.

supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act organizing and estab-

Jishing the counties of Montana, El Paso, Broderick, Fremont

and Oro,” in the Territory Kansas, passed January, A. D.

1859....

360

46.

to organize the counties of Wise, Butler and Chase.

361

47.

creating and organizing the county of Wyandott....

302

48.

to provide for the location of the county seat of Anderson

county......

364

49.

to locate the county seat of Allen county.

366

50.

to locate the county seat of Bourbon county.

366

51.

to provide for the organization of Butler county.

367

52.

to provide for the location of the county seat of Calhoun county, 368

53.

providing for the location of the permanent seat Justice of Jef-

ferson county ......

369

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CHAPTER 54. An Act to fix permanently the county seat of Johnson county.........

55.

to provide for the location of the county seat of Linn county... 371.

56,

to incorporate the town and town company of Elmen Daro, and

locate the county seat of Madison county....

372

57.
to locate the county seat of Marshal county....

373

58.

locating permanently the county seat of Shawnee county.. 375

59.

organizing and temporarily locating the county seat of Wa-

baunsee county

376

60.

temporarily locating the county seats of Wise and Chase coun-

ties, [and changing the name of Wise county to Morris county,] 377

61.

to provide for funding the indebtedness of the Territory...... 377

62.

to amend an Act entitled "An Act to legalize the registry of

Deeds for the city of Topeka," approved February 9, 1858..... 380

63.
concerning Descents and Distributions.

381

64.
concerning Divorce and Alimony...

384

65.
regulating Elections....

386

66,
regulating contested Elections....

402

67.

exempting certain Property from sale upon execution or other

process

407

68.
regulating the Fees of officers, jurors and witnesses ..

410

69.
regulating Ferries....

418

to prevent the firing of woods, marshes, prairies..

421

71.
for the prevention of Frands and Perjuries....

422

72.

to prevent the mutilation or alteration of Acts and Bills ..... 123

73.

relative to Fugitives from justice from other Territories and

States

424

74.

providing for the time of meeting of the General Assembly.... 427

75.
concerning Guardians and Wards....

427

regulating proceedings on Writs of Habeas Corpus.

430

77.
to provide for locating and working Highways...

444

78.
regulating inclosureg...

465

79,
for the incorporation of Turnpike Road Companies ·

466

80. providing for the incorporation of Towns and Villages.. 480

81.
regulating the interest of Money.....

487

82.

for the maintenance and support of Ilegitimate Children.... 488

83.
concerning County Jails....

491

84.

providing for the selection and summoning of Grand and Petit

Jurors ...

494

85.

to relieve the Firemen of the city of Leavenworth from service

on juries, and from poll tax.... ......

......... 499

86.

to define the duties of Justices of the Peace in cases of breach

of the peace......

499

87.

regulating the jurisdiction and procedure before Justices of the

Peace, and of the duties of Constables in civil cases .......... 504

88.

for the re-organization of the Library of the Territory, and to

provide for the appointment of Librarian...

541

89.
repealing certain Laws..

544

90.
for securing Liens to Mechanics and others...

547

91.

to restrain Dram Shops and Taverns and regulate the sale of

intoxicating liquors .....

553

92.
concerning Lunatics and habitual Drunkards..

557

in relation to Marriage.....

563

94.

to protect the rights of Married Women, and in relation to the

liabilities of the marriage relation.

564

95.

to authorize the formation of volunteer Military Companies... 567

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