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DESCRIPTION OF GREAT SEAL OF WYOMING.
A mountain with locomotive and train of cars crossing over its summit. Near the summit a spring of water, from which flow[s] two streams, one to the east, and one to the west. In foreground at base of the mountain, a shovel and pick-ax, shepherd's crook and a plow, grouped, -all engraved on a shield running from left to right. On each side and underneath the shield, the motto “Let us have Peace.” Over the mountain the figures "1868”. Crest, an elk's head surmounting fasces. The whole surrounderl by a double circle, with the words “Wyoming Territory,” “Great Seal."
"” Ordered that the above be the Great Seal of Wyoming Territory, until another is adopted by the legislature.
By J. A. Campbell, Governor of the Territory of Wyoming. TO THE PEOPLE OF WYOMING:
By virtue of authority vested in me as governor of the territory of Wyoming, the following judicial districts are defined, judges assigned, and times and places of holding courts designated.
The county of Laramie will compose the first judicial district, in which district the first term of court will be held at Cheyenne, on Tuesday, the twenty-fifth day of May, 1869, chief justice J. H. Howe presiding.
The counties of Albany and Carbon will compose the second judicial district, the first term of court in which district will be held at Laramie, Albany county, on Tuesday, the 13th day of June, 1869, Associate Justice W. T. Jones presiding.
The county of Carter will compose the third judicial district, the first term of court in which district will be held at South Pass City, on Tuesday, the twenty-second day of June, 1869, Associate Justice John W. Kingman presiding.
Done at the city of Cheyenne this nineteenth day of May, (1. s.] A. D. 1869, and of the independence of the United States of America the ninety-third.
J. A. CAMPBELL. By the Governor: EDWARD M. LEE,
By J. A. Campbell, Governor of the Territory of Wyominj.
By virtue of authority vested in me as governor of the territory of Wyoming, that part of said territory which was detached from the territories of Idaho and Utah, is hereby attached for judicial purposes to the county of Carter and forms a part of the third judicial district of Wyoming
Done at Cheyenne this ninth day of June, A. D. 1869, and [1.. s] of the independence of the United States of America the ninety-third.
J. A. CAMPBELL. By the Governor: EDWARD M. LEE,
Secretary of the Territory.
By J. d. Campbell, Governor of the Territory of Wyoming. TO THE PEOPLE OF WYOMING :
By virtue of authority vested in me as governor of the territory of Wyoming, I hereby declare and announce that a term of the distriet court of the first judicial district of Wyoming will be held at Cheyenne on Tuesday, the seventh day of September 1869.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the great seal of the territory to be affixed.
Done at the city of Cheyenne, this twenty-second day of [1.. 3.] July, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty
nine, and of the independence of the United States of America, the ninety-fourth.
J. A. CAMPBELL. By the Governor :
EDWARD M. LEE,
In compliance with the provisious of the act organizing the territory oi Wyoming, an election will be held in said territory .on Thursday, the 2nd day of September, A. D. 1869, for the election of a Delegate to the house of representatives of the forty-first Congress, and for nine members of the council and thirteen members of the house of representa tives of the first territorial legislature. The following election districts are established :
FOR DELEGATE : The whole territory of Wyoming.
COUNCIL DISTRICTS : The county of Laramie will constitute the first council district, and will elect three members of the council.
The counties of Albany and Carbon will constitute the second council district, and will elect three members of the Council.
The county of Carter and that portion of the territory which was detached from the territories of Utah and Idaho, will constitute the thiril council district, and will elect three members of the council.
REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS: The territory at large will elect one member of the House of Representatives,
The county of Laramie will clect four members of the House of Representatives.
The county of Albany will elect three members of the House of Representatives.
The county of Carbon will elect one member of the House of Representatives.
The county of Carter will elect three members of the House of Representatives.
That portion of Wyoming detached from the territories of Utah and Idaho, will elect one member of the House of Representatives.
The following places are designated as election precinets:
Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne, Fort Laramie, Fort Fetterman, Sherman, Laramie City, Wyoming, Percv, Cinnabar Cits, Rock Creek, Medicine Bow, Carbon, St. Mary, Rawlings, Fort Fred Steele, Separaton, Creston, Washakie, Red Desert, Bitter Creek, South Pass City, Atlantic City, Miners. Delight, Austin's House on Big Papo Agie River, Hallsville, Point of Rocks, Rock Springs, Green River, Bryan, Granger, Church Buttes, Carter, Fort Bridger, Piedmont, Aspen.
The act of Congress organizing the territory of Wyoming, approved July 25th, A. D. 1868, provides that “Every male citizen of the United *States, above the age of twenty-one years, AND [including] persons who "shall have declared their intention to become citizens of the Uniter States, who shall have been residents of the said territory at the time of
passage of this act, shall be entitled to vote at the first and all subse“quent elections in the territory, and shall be eligible to any office in the ** territory.
Three judges of election in each precinct will be appointed by the governor. The judges shall choose two persons having similar qualifications with themselves to act as clerks of the election.
The judges of election will designate the house in each precinct at which the polls will be opened, and shall give written notice thereof at least six days prior to the election.
Previous to votes being taken, the judges and the clerks of the election, shall severaly take an oath in the following form, to wit: “I, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm as the case may be) that I will perform the duties of judge of election (or clerk, as the case may be) according to law and the best of my ability; that I will studiously endeavor to prevent fraud, deceit and abuse in conducting the same.
In case there shall be no judge of a court or justice of the peace present at the opening of the election, or in case such judge or justice shall be appointed judge or clerk of the election, it shall be lawful for the judges of the election, and they are hereby empowered to a minister the oathi to each other and to the clerks of the election; and the person administering oaths shall cause an enrty thereof to be made and subscribed by him and prefixed to the poll book.
The polls shall be opened at the hour of nine o'clock in the forenvou and continue open until four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day at which time the polls shall be closed. Thirty minutes before the closing of the polls, proclamation shall be made that the poll will be closed in half an hour, but the board may, in their discretion, adjourn the polls at twelve o'clock, noon, for one hour, (proclamation of the same being made).
Every elector shall vote by ballot, and each person offering to vote shall deliver his ballot to one of the judges of election, in presence of the board. The ballot shall be a paper ticket which shall contain written or printeil, or partly written and partly printed, the names of the persons for whom the elector intends to vote, and shall designate the office to which each person so named is intended by him to be chosen ; but no ballot shall contain a greater number of names of persons designated to any uffice than there are persons to be chosen at the election to fill such office.
The names of all persons voted for by any elector shall be on one ballot. · If any person offering to vote shall be challenged as unqualified, by any judge or clerk of election, or by any other person entitled to vote at the same poll, the board of judges shall declare to the person so challengeil, the qualifications of an elector: if such person shall then state himself duly qualified, and the challenge shall not be withdrawn, one of the judges shall then tender to him the following oath: “You do solemnly swear (or affirm as the case may be,) that you are twenty-one years of age,
you are a citizen of the United States, (or that you have declared your intention to become a citizen conformably to the laws of the United States on the subject of naturalization) that you have not voted at this election ; and if any person so challenged shall refuse to take such oath so tendered, his vote shall be rejected; and after taking such oath, if the
judges have good reason to believe that the person so offering to vote is not a legal voter, before receiving his vote they shall require him to subscribe the oath which shall be written out and preserved with the poll books for future reference.
There shall be provided and kept by the judges of each election precinct, at the expense of the county in which such precincts are situated), it suitable ballot box with lock and key. There shall be an opening through the lid of such box, of no larger size than shall be sufficient to admit a single folded ballot. Before opening the polls, the ballot box shall be carefully examined by the judges of the election, that nothing may remain therein. It shall then be locked and the keys thereof delivered to one of the judges to be designated by the board, and shall not be opened during the election, except in the manner and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned.
When a ballot shall be receivedl, one of the judges, without opening the same, or permitting it to be opened or examined, (except to ascertain whether it be a single ballot) shall deposit it in the ballot box.
Each clerk of election shall keep a poll list which shall contain the names of all the persons voting at the election in their numerical order.
At each adjournment of the polls for dinner, the clerks shall in presence of the juilges compare their respective poll lists, compute and set down the number of votes, and correct all mistakes that
may be discovered according to the decision of the board, until such poll lists shall be made in all respects to correspond.
The ballot box shall then be opened and the poll list replaced therein, and said box shall then be lockeil, and a covering with a seal placed on the opening in the lid of such box so as to entirely cover the same, and the key delivered to one of the julges, and the box to another, to be desir. nated by the board.
The judge having the key shall keep it in his own possession, and leliver it again to the board at the next opening of the polls; and the person having the box shall carefully keep it, without opening it, or suffering it to be opened, or the seal thereof to be broken or removed, and shall publicly in that condition deliver it to the board of judges at the next opening of the poll, when the seal shall be broken, the box opened, the poll lists taken out and the box again locked.
It shall be the duty of each judge of election to challenge every person offering to vote, whom he shall know or suspect not to be qualified as an elector.
For the preservation of order as well as to secure the judges and clerks from abuse, it shall be the duty of the constable or constables residing in the district or precinct to attend at the election, and should no constable attend, the judges of election are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint one or more special constables to assist in preserving order during the election.
As soon as the poll of the election shall be finally closed, the judges shall immediately proceed to canvass the vote given, and the canva-s shall be public and shall be continued without adjournment until complete.l.
The canvass shall commence by a comparison of the poll list, from the