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THE COMPILED

· LAWS OF WYOMING

INCLUDING ALL THE

LAWS IN FORCE IN SAID TERRITORY AT TAE CLOSE OF
THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF SAID
TERRITORY, TOGETHER WITH SUCH LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES
AS ARE APPLICABLE TO Said TERRITORY; ALSO THE TREATIES MADE WITH
THE Sioux AND SHOSHONE TRIBES OF INDIANS IN THE YEAR

1868; WITH A SYNOPSIS OF THE PRE-EMPTION, HOME-
• STEAD AND MINING LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE ACT OF THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF

SAID TERRITORY, ENTITLED
* AN ACT TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH THE LAWS OF WYOMING IN ONE VOLL'ME.”

J. R. WHITEHEAT), SUPERINTENDENT OF COMPILATION.

LEADER STEAJ BOOK AND JOU PRINT, CHEYENNE, WYOMING,

H. GLAFCKE:

1876.

TERRITORIAL OFFICERS.

Gorernor-J. M. THAYER.
Secretary-G. W. FRENCH.
Chief JusticeJ. W. FISHER.
Associate Justices-E. A. THOMAS.

J. B. BLAIR.
U. S. AttorneyJ. J. JENKINS.
U. S. MarshalW. F. SWEESY.
Surveyor General-E. C. DAVID.
Collector of Internal Revenue-E. P. SNOW..
Receiver of Public MoneyI. C. WHIPPLE.
Register of the Land Office-G. R. THOMAS.
Treasurer -A. R. CONVERSE.
AuditorORLANDO NORTH.
Librarian,
Superintendent of Public Inst. J. SLAUGHTER.
Delegate in Congress-W. R. STEELE.

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PREFACE.

By an act of the Fourth Session of the Legislative Assembly of Wyoming Territory, the Judiciary Committee of the Council, consisting of the Hon. W. L. Kuykendall, of Laramie County, Hon. C. W. Bramel, of Albany County, and Hon. Orlando North, of Uinta County, together with the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, consisting of Hon. Mike Murphy, of Carbon County, Hon. Geo. W. Ritter, of Albany County, and Hon. C. M. White, of Uinta County, were empowered and authorized to make all the necessary arrangements and contracts for the compilation and publication of the laws of the Territory, in one volume, including all laws and amendments of the Fourth Session of said Legislative Assembly. In accordance with the authority conferred by said act, IIon. G. W. French, Secretary of Wyoming Territory, caused to be published in three newspapers of the Territory, the notice for sealed proposals for printing per page, and delivering to the Secretary, two thousand copies of said compiled statutes, as required by said act.

Said committees met in joint session at the city of Cheyenne, on the 230 day of December 1875, and elected the undersigned Superintendent of said work, and T. J. Webster, of Laramie City, Clerk, and subsequently, by consent of the committee, W. G. Provines was also employed as Clerk by the Superintendent.

The Superintendent of the work and Secretary of the Territory, by virtue of the power and authority vested in them by said act, awarded the work to Herman Glafcke, whose proposition was by them considered the "lowest and best,” and on the 15th day of February, 1876, the Secretary of the Territory entered into a contract with said Herman Glafcke, for performing the work in accordance with the terms proposed in said act.

Section seven of the act before referred to, further provides that, in addition to the laws in force in this Territory at the close of the Fourth Session of the Assembly, there shall also be published in said work, the Organic Act of this Territory, the Declaration of Independence, and such United States Laws as shall be thought best by the aforesaid Judiciary Committee.

Under this authority, and upon consultation with the committee, there bave been published in said work all the laws of the United States relating

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