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Civil PRACTICE ACT—Continued.


Offer to Confess Judgment,

Actions for Debts not duo,

Of Witnesses,

Of Affidavits,

Depositions taken in the Territory,

Depositions taken out of the Territory,

Proceedings to Perpetuate Testimony,

Oaths and Affirmations,

Written Evidence and Inspection of Documents,

Writs of Certiorari or Review,

Writ of Mandate,

Contempts and their Punishments,

Of Costs,

Motions, Orders and Service of Papers,

Miscellaneous Provisions,

Courts of Justice in the Territory,

Actions for the Partition of Real Property,

Proceedings in Justices' Courts,

Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer,


Persons capable of committing Crimes,



O fences against the persons of Individuals,

Offences against Habitatious and other Buildings,

O fences against Property,

Forgery and Counterfeiting,

Crimes and 0 Fences against Public Justice,

Ofences against the Public Peace,

Offences against Morality, Health and Police,

Offences committed by Cheats, Swindlers, and other Fraudulent Persons,

Fraudulent and Malicious Mischief,

Miscellaneous 0 Fences,

General Provisions,

Local Jurisdiction of Crimes,

Limitation of Criminal Actions,

Grand Juries and their Proceedings,

Indictments and Prooess thereon,

Arraignment, and Proceedings before Trial,

Trials and Incidents thereto,

Verdict, Judgment and Proceedings thereon,

New Trial and Arrest of Judgment,

of Appeal,

Costs in Criminal Cases,

Miscellaneous Provisions,

Proceedings in Justices' Courts,

Public Laws,

Act in relation to Executors and Administrators,

to designate style of Enacting Clause of the Legislative Acts,

to prevent Ranchmen and Stable Keepers from using Stock, eto.,

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PUBLIC Laws-Continued.

Act to regulate Sale of Horses, eto.,

relative to Discovery of Quartz Lodes,

fixing the age of Majority,

to provide for Territorial Expenses,

creating lien in favor of Ranchmen,

securing lien to Mechanics,

to regulate measure of Damages in Actions on Contracts for delivery of

Gold Dust, etc.,

fixing time of meeting of Legislative Assembly,

concerning Chattel Mortgages,

to prevent Counterfeiting of Gold Dust, eto.,

in relation to Notaries Public,

concerning Bills of Exchange and Promisory Notes,

to prevent the sale of Liquor to Soldiers,

in relation to Offenders against Public Health,

to probibit sale of Liquor, Fire Arms, etc., to Indians,

regulating width of Roads,

to regulate charges for Publications, etc.,

declaratory of rights of Occupants of the Public Domain,

to prevent Trespassing of Animals,

creating the office of District Attorney,

designating time of holding District Court in Madison County,

to prevent Betting and Gambling,

relating to Fords,

to prevent the carrying of Concealed Weapons,

concerning lost Goods and Estrays,

concerning writ of Habeas Corpus,

to regulate Irrigation of Land,

to exempt property of Married Women from Exeoution,

concerniog Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,

to enable Soldiers to hold Claims,

to preserve District Records of Quartz Lodes,

relative to Elections,

for the protection of Roads,

concerning Weights and Measures,

concerning the Construction of Statutes,

to provide increased Compensation to Officers,

concerning Guardians and Wards,

to authorize the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds,

relating to the Printing of the Laws, etc.,

concerning Issuing and Serving of Process on Sundays,

concerning location of Tunnels,

concerning Marks or Brands,

concerning Jails and Prisoners thereof,

to prevent Officers from dealing in certain Securities,

in relation to Trout Fishing,

supplemental to an act to provide for Territorial Expenses,

to authorize certain persons to solemnize Marriage,

defining the time for Acts to take effect,

providing for the collection of Revenue,

concerning Divorce and Alimony,









PASSED JULY 1, 1776.

A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Slates of

America, in Congress assembled. WHEN, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitie them, a decent respect to the opinions of mar kind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishinig the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same ohject, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such bas been the patient sufferance of these colonies, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having, in direct object, the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world :

He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till bis assent should be obtained ; and, when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature; a right inestimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his


He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing, with manly firmness, his invasion on the rights of the people.

He has refused, for a long time after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the State remaining, in the mean time, exposed to all the danger of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose, obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners ; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing bis assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies, without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to the civil power.

He has combined, with others, to subject us to a jurisdiction

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