History of Dane County, Wisconsin preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the Constitution of the United States

 
9781236234490: History of Dane County, Wisconsin preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the Constitution of the United States

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. 1880 Excerpt: ...Chief Justice. Other officers were also appointed. Tlitie persons took the prescribed oath of oflice July 4. A census was soon after taken, and the time of election appointed for October 10. The latter excited considerable interest, growingtlllefll out of local considerations. The permanent location of the seat of government' the d"'f5'" f counties and the location of countv-seats, were the all-absorbing questions; while the views of candidates in relation to national" politics had little or' no influence upon the result._Tl1 Governor, by proclamation, appointed the village of Belmont as the place for the first session of the Legislature, and October 25 as the time foi: the meeting. The great and paramount question of the session was the location of the seat ofgovcrnment. To this all others were subordinate and made subservient. The wild spirit of speculation which in the earlier part of the year 1836 had, like a. tornado, swept over the whole COUlltl'y,3l1d Which, having invaded and unsettled tho Prices of every Bpecies Of Personal P'PmY= sewed upon the unsold public domain, which was transferred by millions of acres from the control oflhe Government and the occupation of the settler to the dominion of the $PGClllI1l0rs "m'"th " the wane in tlielast months of that year, was still omnipotent, and exerted a marked influence upvll many of the members of the Belmont Legislature. ' _ f _ Numerous speculators--J. D. Doty among the number--were in attendance, with m8P5_hP',? Spective' cities, whose future greatness was portriavecl with all the fervor and eloquencewhic t E excited imagination of their proprietors could display. Madison, Belmont, Fond tlii Lac sip Cassgille were the poi...

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