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18. Such parts of the common law as are now in force in the Territory of Wiscon sin, not inconsistent with this Constitution, shall be and continue part of the law of this State, until altered or suspended by the Legislature.

15. The oath of office may be administered by any Judge or Justice of the Peace, until the Legislature shall otherwise direct.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands, at Madison, the first day of February, A. D., eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

MORGAN L. MARTIN, President.




The State is divided into three Congressional Districts, composed of Counties, as follows:

1st. Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha.

2d. Adams, Bad Axe, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dane, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, La Fayette, La Pointe, Marathon, Monroe, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Richland, Rock, St. Croix, Trempealeau, and Wood.

3d. Brown, Calumet, Columbia, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marquette, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Shawanaw, Sheboygan, Washington, Waupacca, Waushara, and Winnebago.


The State is divided into ten Judicial Circuits, as follows:

1st. Comprises the counties of Racine, Walworth, Rock, Green, and Kenosha.

2d. Milwaukee and Waukesha.

3d. Dodge, Marquette, Ozaukee, and Washington.

4th. Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

5th. Grant, Iowa, La Fayette, and Richland.

6th. Bad Axe, Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, and Trempealeau.

7th. Adams, Juneau, Marathon, Portage, Waupacca, Waushara, and Wood. 8th. Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, La Pointe, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix.

9th. Columbia, Dane, Jefferson, and Sauk.

10th. Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Oconto, Outagamie, and Shawanaw.

* From the Official Report of June 15, 1857.


There are thirty Senatorial Districts in this State; each District elects one State Senator. The Constitution prescribes that "the Senators chosen by the odd-numbered Districts shall go out of office at the expiration of the first year, and the Senators chosen by the even-numbered Districts shall go out of office at the expiration of the second year, and thereafter the Senators shall be chosen for the term of two years." Consequently, only one-half are elected each year, alternately, excepting in case of vacancy, or when new districts are organized.

The Senate Districts are constituted as follows:

1st. The county of Sheboygan.

2d. The counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Outagamie, and Shawanaw. 3d. The county of Ozaukee.

4th. The county of Washington.

5th. The first, second, sixth, and seventh wards of the city of Milwaukee, and the towns of Milwaukee and Granville, in the county of Milwaukee.

6th. The third, fourth, and fifth wards of the city of Milwaukee, and the towns of Wauwatosa, Greenfield, Lake, Oak Creek, and Franklin, in the county of Milwaukee.

7th. The county of Racine.

8th. The county of Kenosha.

9th. The counties of Sauk, Adams, and Juneau.

10th. The county of Waukesha.

11th. The towns of Windsor, Bristol, York, Burke, Sun Prairie, Medina, Blooming Grove, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, Verona, Fitchburg, Dunn, Pleasant Spring, Christiana, Montrose, Oregon, Rutland, Dunkirk, and Albion, in the county of Dane.

12th. The county of Walworth.

13th. The county of La Fayette.

14th. The towns of Portland, Shields, Emmet, Lebanon, Ashippun, Waterloo, Milford, Watertown, Ixonia, and the city of Watertown in the county of Jefferson. 15th. The counties of Iowa and Richland.

16th. The county of Grant.

17th. The towns of Janesville, Rock, Fulton, Porter, Center, Plymouth, Newark, Avon, Spring Valley, Magnolia, Union, and the city of Janesville, in the county of Rock.

18th. The towns of Beloit, Turtle, Clinton, Bradford, La Prairie, Harmony, Johnstown, Lima, Milton, and the city of Beloit, in the county of Rock.

19th. The counties of Manitowoc and Calumet.

20th. The county of Fond du Lac.

21st. The county of Winnebago.

22d. The county of Dodge.

23d. The towns of Lake Mills, Aztalan, Farmington, Concord, Oakland, Jefferson,

Hebron, Sullivan, Koshkonong, Cold Spring, and Palmyra, in the county of Jeffer


24th. The county of Green.

25th. The county of Columbia.

26th. The towns of Roxbury, Dane, Vienna, Black Earth, Berry, Springfield, Westport, Vermont, Cross Plains, Middleton, Madison, Blue Mounds, Springdale, Perry, Primrose, and the city of Madison, in the county of Dane.

27th. The counties of Portage, Wood, Marathon, Waupacca, and Waushara. 28th. The counties of Douglas, La Pointe, Polk, Chippewa, Eau Claire, St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Burnett, and Clarke.

29th. The county of Marquette.

30th. The counties of Crawford, Buffalo, Trempeleau, Bad Axe, Monroe, La Crosse,

and Jackson.

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Adams and Juneau counties, one district.

Bad Axe and Crawford counties, one district.

Brown county, one district.

Buffalo, Jackson, and Trempeleau counties, one district.

Burnett, Douglas, La Pointe, Polk, and St. Croix counties, one district.

Calumet county, one district.

Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, and Pierce counties, one district.

Columbia county, three districts:

1st. The towns of Caledonia, Dekorah, Lewiston, Lodi, Newport, Pacific, Portage City, and West Point.

24. Arlington, Columbus, Fountain Prairie, Hampden, Leeds, Lowville, and Otsego.

3d. Courtland, Fort Winnebago, Marcellon, Randolph, Scott, Springville, and Wyocena.

Dane county, six districts:

1st. Towns of Albion, Dunkirk, Christiana, Rutland, and Pleasant Spring.

2d. Bristol, Burke, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, Medina, Sun Prairie, Windsor, and York.

3d. Blooming Grove, Dunn, Fitchburg, Montrose, Oregon, and Verona.

4th. Berry, Black Earth, Blue Mounds, Cross Plains, Perry, Primrose, Roxbury, Springdale, and Vermont.

5th. The towns of Dane, Madison, Middleton, Springfield, Vienna, and Westport, and the first ward of the city of Madison.

6th. The second, third, and 4th wards of the city of Madison.

Dodge county, six districts:

1st. Towns of Herrman, Hubbard, and Williamstown.

Apportionment for 1857.

2d. Leroy, Lomira, and Theresa.

3d. Hustiford, Oak Grove, and Rubicon.

4th. Chester, Fox Lake, and Trenton.

5th. Beaver Dam, Burnett, Westford, and the city of Beaver Dam.

6th. Calamus, Clyman, Elba, and Lowell.

Door, Kewaunee, Oconto, and Shawanaw counties, one district.

Fond du Lac county, five districts:

1st. Towns of Alto, Ceresco, Metomen, and Rosendale.

2d. Eldorado, Lamartine, Oakfield, Springvale, and Waupun.

3d. The city of Fond du Lac, and towns of Fond du Lac and Friendship. 4th. Towns of Calumet, Empire, Forest, Marshfield, and Taychedah. 5th. Auburn, Ashford, Byron, Eden, and Osceola.

Grant county, five districts:

1st. Towns of Hazel Green, Jamestown, and Smeltzer.

2d. Paris, Potosi, and Harrison.

3d. Clifton, Lima, Mascoda, Platteville, and Wingville.

4th. Ellenboro, Fennimore, Lancaster, Liberty, and Marion.

5th. Beetown, Cassville, Little Grant, Millville, Patch Grove, Waterloo, and Wyalusing.

Green county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Adams, Albany, Brooklin, Exeter, Mount Pleasant, New Glarus, Washington, and York.

2d. Cadiz, Clarno, Decatur, Jefferson, Jordan, Monroe, Spring Grove, and Sylvester.

Iowa county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Arena, Clyde, Dodgeville, Highland, Ridgway, Pulaski, and Wyoming.

2d. Linden, Mifflin, Mineral Point, and Warwick.

Jefferson county, five districts:

1st. Towns of Cold Spring, Concord, Farmington, Hebron, Palmyra, and Sullivan. 2d. Aztalan, Jefferson, Koshkonong, Lake Mills, and Oakland.

3d. The city of Watertown.

4th. Towns of Ashippun, Ixonia, Lebanon, and Watertown.

5th. Emmett, Milford, Portland, Shields, and Waterloo.

Kenosha county, two districts:

1st. The city of Kenosha, and towns of Pleasant Prairie and Somers.

2d. Towns of Brighton, Bristol, Paris, Salem, and Wheatland.

La Crosse and Monroe counties, one district.

La Fayette county, three districts:

1st. Towns of Belmont, Benton, Centre, Elk Grove, and Kendall. 2d. Argyle, Fayette, Gratiot, Wayne, Willow Springs, and Wiota. 3d. Monticello, New Diggins, Shullsbury, aud White Oak Springs.

Manitowoc county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Kossuth, Manitowoc, Mishicott, and Two Rivers, and the village of Manitowoc.

2d. Abel, Centerville, Eaton, Franklin, Maple Grove, Manitowoc Rapids, Meeme, and Newton.

Marquette county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Berlin, Brooklin, Dayton, Green Lake, Hardin, Mackford, Princeton, Seneca, and St. Marie.

2d. Buffalo, Crystal Lake, Kingston, Marquette, Mecan, Montello, Moundville, Neshkoro, Newton, Oxford, Packwaukee, Sharon, Shields, and Westfield. Milwaukee county, nine districts:

1st. The first and seventh wards of the city of Milwaukee.

2d. The second ward of said city.

3d. The third ward.

4th. The fourth ward.

5th. The fifth ward.

6th. The sixth ward.

7th. Towns of Milwaukee and Granville.

8th. Towns of Greenfield and Wauwatosa.

9th. Towns of Franklin, Lake and Oak Creek.

Outagamie county, one district.

Ozaukee county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Belgium, Fredonia, Port Washington, and Sackville.

2d. Cedarburg, Grafton, and Mequon.

Portage, Marathon, and Wood counties, one district.

Racine county, four districts:

1st. The city of Racine.

2d. Towns of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, and Racine.

3d. Dover, Norway, Raymond, and Yorkville.

4th. Burlington, Rochester, and Waterford

Richland county, one district.

Rock county, five districts:

1st. The city of Beloit, and towns of Beloit, Clinton, and Turtle.

2d. Bradford, Harmony, Johnstown, La Prairie, Lima, and Milton. 3d. The city of Janesville.

4th. Towns of Centre, Fulton, Janesville, Porter, and Union,

5th. Avon, Magnolia, Newark, Plymouth, Rock, and Spring Valley.

Sauk county, two districts:

1st. Towns of Franklin, Honey Creek, Kingston, Merrimac, Prairie du Sac, Spring Green, Washington, and Westfield.

2d. Baraboo, Delona, Fairfield, Freedom, Greenfield, Mauston, New Buffalo, Reedsburg, and Winfield.

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