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fire.

SEC. 4. Nothing herein contained shall be so construed Firing against as to prevent any persons from firing against fire, so as to protect his or her property from being destroyed.

SEC. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from

and after its passage.

Approved, November 23, 1869.

MINING RESOURCES.

CHAPTER 60.

AN ACT SUPLEMENTAL TO AN ACT, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINING RESOURCES OF THE TERRITORY."

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming:

and after its passage.

SEC. 1. That any person being the head of a family claim for wife. and a bona fide resident of this territory, shall be entitled to pre-empt one mining claim in the manner provided by the law to which this is a supplenent, for his lawfully wedded wife (if he have one), and one claim for each male child of such parents, Provided, That no claim shall be located, or Proviso. held by or for any such child that may be less than sixteen years of age at the time of such pre-emption or location, Provided further, That the manner of locating, holding and working claims as provided by this section, shall, in every particular, conform to the requirements of the mining laws of this territory.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from

Approved, December 8, 1869.

Proviso.

Commissioners.

When to meet.

Who to have a brand.

TERRITORIAL ROAD.

CHAPTER 61.

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A TERRITORIAL ROAD FROM SHERMAN TO THE LINK
OF COLORADO TERRITORY, IN THE DIRECTION OF THE

NORTH PARK GOLD MINES.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming, as follows:

SEC. 1. That Geo. Van Dyke, John K. Gilman and W. H. Harlow be and are hereby appointed commissioners to locate and establish a territorial road from Sherman to the line of Colorado Territory, in the direction of the North Park gold mines, by the most practicable route.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the commissioners, or s majority of them, to meet at Sherman on or before the first day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy, and proceed to locate said road.

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SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from

and after its passage.

Approved, December 9, 1869.

MARKS AND BRANDS.

CHAPTER 62.

AN ACT CONCERNING MARKS AND BRANDS FOR STOCK IN WYOMING
TERRITORY.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming:

SEC. 1. Every person having cattle, hogs, sheep, or other live stock, shall have a mark or brand, different from

the mark or brand of his neighbors, and he or she shall deliver to the county clerk a description of their mark or brand, and such clerk shall record the same in a well bound book kept by him for that purpose.

SEC. 2. No person shall have, or adopt a mark or brand previously recorded to another person of the same county, neither shall the county clerk record the same mark or brand to more than one person.

Another son's brand.

be branded.

SEC. 3. Every person shall mark or brand all his hogs, When stock to sheep, cattle or other stock over six months old, and if any dispute arise about the question of whose mark or brand may be, the same shall be decided by the county clerk's record.

recorded.

SEC. 4. If any person shall knowingly or willingly Brand already have a mark or brand recorded which is already recorded to another person in the same county, he shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

SEC. 6. Every person who shall wilfully and with intent to defraud, mis-brand or mis-mark any stock not his own, shall forfeit and pay not less than fifty and not to exceed one hundred dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail where said act is committed not to exceed six months, nor less than one month.

SEC. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from

and after its passage.

SEC. 5. If any county clerk shall record the same mark or brand to more than one person, he shall forfeit and once. pay to the use of the county a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars.

Approved, November 24, 1869.

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County Clerk not record same brand more than

Misbranding.

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RATE OF INTEREST.

CHAPTER 63.

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE RATE OF INTEREST ON MONEY AND OTHER
EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS IN THE TERRITORY OF WYOMING.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming:

SEC. 1. Any rate of interest which may be agreed upon between parties, for the loan or forbearance of money, goods or things in action, shall be valid; Provided, That if such agreement be for a higher rate of interest than twelve per cent. per annum, the same shall be in writing.

SEC. 2. In the absence of any contract between the parties, the rate of interest upon loan or forbearance of money, goods, or things in action shall be at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum.

SEC. 3. Interest on all judgments or decrees for money shall be at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum from the date of the rendition and signing thereof until satisfied.

SEC. 4. On money due on any instrument in writing. or on settlement of account from the day the balance shal be agreed on, money received to the use of another and retained without the owner's consent, express or implied, from the receipt thereof, and on money loaned or due and withheld by unreasonable delay of payment, interest shall be allowed at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum. Unsettled accounts between parties shall bear interest after thirty days from the date of the last item thereof.

SEC. 5. When in any instrument in writing specifying the rate of interest, no period of time is mentioned for

which such rate is to be calculated, it shall be deemed to be

by the year.

SEC. 6. Auditor's warrants, county orders, and other like evidences or certificates of indebtedness shall bear interest at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum, from the date of the presentation thereof for payment at the treasury, where the same may be payable until there is money in the treasury for the payment thereof, and every territorial or county treasurer to whom such order or warrant is presented for payment, provided he has not sufficient funds in the treasury to pay the same, shall indorse thereon the words. "not paid for want of funds," and sign and date the same officially.

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SEC. 7. The legal rates of interest in all debts, dues and demands not above specified, shall be at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum, in the absence of any contract by the parties to the contrary.

SEC. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 9. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, November 24, 1869.

LOCATION OF PENITENTIARY.

CHAPTER 64.

AN ACT TO LOCATE THE PENITENTIARY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

ders, &c.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming, as follows:

specified.

SEC. 2. As soon as the necessary appropriations are made for the erection of such penitentiary, the commis

Debts not

Acts repealed

SEC. 1. That the penitentiary of the territory be and Where located. hereby is located at the town of Laramie in the county of Albany.

Twenty acres, for site.

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