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AN ACT

TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF A

LEGISLATIVE MANUAL

The people of ihe State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to cause to be pre and printed by the State printer, annually hereafter, for the use of the Senat Assembly, a book to be denominated a “Manual," which shall contain the C tution of the United States and of this State, Jefferson's Manual, rules and o of the Senate and Assembly, joint rules of the Senate and Assembly, list of ators and Assemblymen, and employes of each House, diagrams of the Senati Assembly Chambers, statistical and other information of the same descrlj with that contained in the books heretofore procured by Clerks of the two Ho respectively, with such other matter as may be deemed useful.

SECTION 2. The Secretary of State shall cause to be printed one thousand ce of such Manual annually, one copy of which shall be distributed to each Sen and Assemblyman within two weeks after the commencement of each ses The remainder of each edition shall be distributed as follows: four copies to member of the Senate and Assembly, one copy to each of the officers thereof, copy to each of the State officers, and one hundred and fifty copies shall be de ited with the Superintendent of Public Property, for the use of the succee Legislature.

SECTION 3. There is hereby annually appropriated out of any money in the s Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, belonging to the general fund, an am sufficient for the expenses authorized by this act.

Approved March 21, 1866

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PREFACE.

THE LEGISLATIVE MANUAL, for 1873, (the twelfth annual edition), is herewith presented.

In the collection of so many names as appear in the “ Legislative Annals" and elsewhere, and in the compilation of so many statistics, it would be strange indeed if some errors should not appear. But so much pains has been taken to guard against them, the Compiler is confident that so few mis. takes will be detected that they will in no essential degree impair the valpe of the work, and whenever occasion is had for reference to any matter con tained in it, much confidence may be entertained that it will be found correct. Errors in it there doubtless are, and the Compiler will regard it as a particular favor, if the person who detects an error in name or date, will communicate the fact to him, that its repetition may be avoided in future publications.

The public records in the office of the Secretary of State, and the other departments of the State government, have been resorted to for the purpose of rendering the volume as accurate and reliable as possible. The Compiler records his obligations to Mr. LEVI ALDEN, the printing clerk in the Secretary's office, for the efficient service he has rendered in proof-reading, and to the other clerks in the office for the vainable assistance they havo given him at various times. Various other gentlemen, connected with the State institutions, have also contributed information which has greatly facilitated and lightened the Compiler's labors, in the preparation of this volame. To each and every one of them this acknowledgment is due, and is gratefully mace. Without their assistance the work could scarcely have been performed in the brief space of time allotted to it.

As a matter of personal gratification to himself, the Compiler has included In this volume the portraits of a number of our Members of Congress and

State OMcers, only regretting that he has not been able to preser Perhaps this is foreign to the original design of the law in prović publication of the Manual, but as the State has been put to no the matter, no objection can be presented on that score, and the which the idea was received, in the presentation of a few porti last Manual, assures the Compiler that no question of taste ev raised, in his endeavors to preserve the faces of the public men o. in this manner.

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