History Of The Territory Of Wisconsin, From 1836 To 1848; Preceded By An Account Of Some Events…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMoses Mccure Strong

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... grand jurors for the reason that they had expressed opinions, but were not sustained by the court. The jury on the 13th May returned a bill for manslaughter, the defendant entered into new bonds, and the cause was adjourned until the next term. The venue was afterwards changed to Green county on the affidavit of the defendant of prejudice of the people of Dane county, and in October, 184S, he was acquitted by verdict of the jury. The Legislative Assembly, after taking a recess from December 27th to January 7th, adjourned sine die on the 19th of February, being seventy-six days from the first to the last day of the session. CHAPTER XXIV. TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN--1843. There was no subject in relation to which the inhabitants of Wisconsin in the earlier years of its Territorial existence, had looked to Congress for aid with as great anxiety, as they had to the protection of the infant commerce of Lake Michigan. Not a session of the Legislature had passed from 1836 to 1842 that a memorial was not sent to Congress asking appropriations for harbors of refuge at the more important ports on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan. These memorials were supplemented by numerous petitions from the people, but until 1843, all efforts to obtain such appropriations had been unavailing, except that on the 4th day of July, 1836, the day on which the act organizing the Territory took effect, an act making appropriations for harbors was approved which contained an appropriation of four hundred dollars "For the survey of the mouth of Milwaukee river, to determine the practicability of making a harbor by deepening the channel." The same act appropriated twenty thousand dollars for a harbor at Michigan City and the same sum for a pier or breakwater at St. Joseph, which were the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... grand jurors for the reason that they had expressed opinions, but were not sustained by the court. The jury on the 13th May re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.52 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217493696

ISBN - 13:9780217493697

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