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CHAPTER 16.

COURTS IN BENTON COUNTY.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 45 of the Acts of the Tenth General 1)

Assembly, entitled “ An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to change the time of holding Courts in the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Iowa, approved February 4, 1862.

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rth SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Sec. 1, Chap. of the State of Iowa, That Section 1 of Chapter 45 of 45, amended the Acts of the Tenth General Assembly of the State -bow.

of Iowa, fixing the time of holding Courts in Benton county, be so amended as to read as follows: At Vinton, in Benton county, on the first Monday of March, and

the first Monday of October. Publication.

Sec. 2. This Act being deemed of immediate importance by the General Assembly, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register and Iowa Homestead, newspapers published at Des Moines.

Approved February 23, 1866.

I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Iowa State Register on the 27th day of February, 1866, and in the Iowa Homestead on the 7th day of March, 1866.

JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

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AN Act making provision for the settlement of all liabilities of the

State and University, growing out of the sale of certain lands in
Appanoose county, sold as Saline lands.

Sec. 36 be WHEREAS, The following lands, to wit: Sec. No. 36, lieved to be in township No. 70, north of range No. 17, west of the Saline land 5th principal meridian, situated in the county of Appa

noose, was considered and believed to be a part of the
Saline lands, belonging to this State, and whereas the
most of the land in said section was, during the year
1853, 1854 and 1862, sold to divers citizens, by the
officers having authority to sell the Saline lands in said
county, as a part thereof; and whereas said section con
stitutes no part of said Saline lands, and does not, and

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never did belong to the State of Iowa, and said sales were made erroneously and without authority of law, sold, no title

Erroneously and confer no title to the land, and said purchasers conferred. having petitioned thereto:

SECTION 1. Therefore be it enacted by the General Upon preAssembly of the State of Iowa, That upon presentation sentation of of any contract, (or proof thereof, in case of loss) for any contract the sale of said land in section No. 36, township No. of Sec. 36, or 70, north of range No. 17, west, executed by the officer any or officers having authority to sell the Saline lands, in career patent Appanoose county, as Saline lands, or any certificate make a state of final payment, or patent from the State, for any of ment-shall said lands, issued in

deliver same pursuance of

such contract, to

any the Governor of the State, with proof satisfactory to him, of the amount of money paid upon any tract or tracts of said lands, he shall make a complete statement, showing the amount of money so paid, and the time when each sum of money was paid, and upon the delivering up of any such contract, certificate or patent, to the Governor, or in case of loss, upon proper proof, he shall deliver the statement aforesaid, by him signed to the holder of such contract, certificate or patent.

SEC. 2. Upon presentation of said statement so Auditor to made and signed by the Governor as aforesaid to the draw on

Treasurer. Auditor of State, by the holder, the Auditor shall audit the amount due, as shown by said statement, and shall draw his warrant, upon the Treasurer of the State, for the amount so audited.

Sec. 3. There is hereby appropriated out of any $450 appro-
moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropri- priated.
ated, the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars, or so
much thereof as may be necessary, to pay any

claims
audited under this Act.
SEC. 4. The contracts, certificate and patents sur-

Contracts, rendered under this act, shall be marked “Canceled,&c., to be canand shall together with the proofs relating thereto, be celed. deposited and filed in the State Land Office.

Sec. 5. No person presenting such contract, certifi- Persons re. cate or patent, and receiving the money thereon, as ceiving monherein provided, shall be prohibited, in any manner, no legal right, from receiving, under color of title or otherwise, for but the sur any improvements made upon the land included in such render of the contract, certificate or patent, and the receiving of the contract, &c., money on such contract shall not in any manner affect the State and or prejudice any legal rights of the party receiving it, University. which he may have against any other party; Provided, that he shall have no further claim against the State by reason of such contract; but the surrender of such con

Publication.

tract, certificate or patent, and the receiving of the money thereon, as herein provided, shall discharge the State and Iowa State University from all further liability upon such contract.

Sec. 6. This act being deemed of immediate importance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register, at Des Moines, and the Loyal Citizen, at Centerville, Iowa.

Approved, March 3, 1865.

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I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa State Register on the 7th day of March, 1866, in the Loyal Citizen on the 14th day of March, 1866.

JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 18.

COURT IN CASS COUNTY.

AN ACT to amend Chapler Nine of the Laws of the Eleventh

General Assembly.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Sec. 1, Chap. the State of Iowa, That section 1 of Chapter Nine of laws amend the Laws of the Eleventh General Assembly, approved ed.

February 7th, 1866, be amended as follows : so much of said Act as provides for court in the county of Cass

is hereby repealed, and the following enacted in lieu Court in Cass thereofIn the county of Cass court shall be held on county.

the Thursday after the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March, and on the Thursday after the third Monday in October of each year.

SEC. 2. That section three of the act of which this Sec. 3, Chap. 9, to apply. 'is amendatory shall apply to the courts held in pursu

ance of this act.

Sec. 3. This Act being deemed of immediate imPublication.

portance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register, published at Des Moines, and the Winterset Madisonian, published at Winterset.

Approved March 3d, 1866.

When held.

I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Iowa State Register, March 8th, 1866, and in the Winterset Madisonian March 15th, 1866.

JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 19.

COURTS-NINTH DISTRICT.

AN ACT to fix the time of holding Courts in the Ninth Judicial

District.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Dist. Court of the State of Iowa, That the terms of the District 9th District. Court in the Ninth Judicial District of this State, shall be held as follows:

First-In the county of Delaware, on the third Mon- Delaware. day in April, and on the fourth Monday in October.

Second - In the county of Buchanan, on the second Buchanan. Thursday after the third Monday in April, and on the third Monday in October.

Third-In the county of Black Hawk, on the fifth Black Hawk. Monday after the third Monday in April, on the third Monday in September and on the first Monday of January.

The Court may, at its first term in said county held under this Act, designate, by an order duly en Court desig. . tered upon

the record, one of said terms, as a term, to be held each year; for the trial of equity cases, and enter-equity cases. ing judgments by default, and determining such other cases and motions that do not require a jury, after which No jury sumorder no jury shall be summoned for said term, and Not to effect after said order shall be made, said terms so ordered, criminal shall not apply to or in any manner affect criminal actions. actions.

Fourth-In the county of Grundy, on the fourth Grundy. Monday of September.

Fifth-In the county of Dubuque, on the first Mon- Dubuque. days in February and June, and second Monday in November.

Sec. 2. No suits, pleas, indictments or proceedings Suits, &c., of any character, civil, criminal, or special, shall abate, pending, not be quashed, discontinued, or affected in consequence of the change of times of holding said Courts; all pro- Notices, &c., cesses or notices, issued at any time before this Act when return. takes effect, shall be considered as returnable at the first able. term of the Court, in said counties respectively, which shall be held, next after the taking effect of this Act.

Sec. 3. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with Repeal. this Act, are hereby repealed. This Act shall be in

Publication. force from and after its publication in the Dubuque

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Times and Dubuque Herald, daily papers published in Dubuque.

Approved March 6th, 1866. I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Du- Mon buque Times, March 17, 1866; in the Dubuque Herald, March -, il 1866; and in the Daily State Register, March 22, 1866. JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

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AMENDING SECTION 10, CHAPTER 22, LAWS 10TH GENERAL

ASSEMBLY.

AN ACT to amend Section 10, of Chapter 22, of the Acts of the

Tenth General Assembly.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Sec. 10, Chap: of the State of Iowa, That the words “by law” at the 22, laws 1860 end of Section 10, Chapter 22, of the Acts passed at the amended

regular session of the Tenth General Assembly, be and the same are hereby stricken out, and the words “by

the General Assembly,” inserted instead. Publication.

SEC. 2. This Act being deemed by the General Assembly of immediate importance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Daily State Register and Iowa Homestead, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved March 9th, 1866.

I hereby certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Daily State Register, March 11, 1866, and in the Iowa Homestead, March 21, 1866.

JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 21.

CHANGING TIME OF HOLDING COURTS IN LEE COUNTY.

AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled an Act to define the time of

holding Courts in the several Judicial Districts of this Statepassed March 23d, 1858.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly

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