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REPORT:

: : SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Wis.,'"

Madison, December 30, 1854, To the Legislature :

In conformity with the provisions of law contained in chapter . nine of the Revised Statutes, the undersigned, Secretary of State, has the honor to submit the Annual Report from this office showing "a complete statement of the funds of the State; of its revenues and of the public expenditures during the year eighteen hundred and fifty four, with a detailed , estimate of expenditures to be defrayed from the Treasury for the ensuing year,” and also touching other matters pertaining to his office, which are deemed worthy of legislative consideration. - wioski A

The several funds of the State, separate and distinct accounts of which are kept by the Secretary of State, as Auditor, are eight, to wit:

1-The General Fund.
II—The Judiciary Fund.
IIIThe Fund for the Blind.
IVThe School Fund.
V-The School Fund Income.
VIThe University Fund..
VIIThe University Fund Income.
VIIIThe Improvement Fund...

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They are formed and explained as follows:

THE GENERAL FUND This fund embraces all of the revenues of the State, the avails of wirich are applicable to the payment of the ordinary expenses of the State government, and is derived from the following sources, to-wit: T

Arrearages due to the late territory.
The annual taxes levied in each county for State purposes. .

The semi-annual tax charged against banks, being three fourths of one per cent on the capital stock thereof.

The duties received from Hawkers and Pedlars for license, and from,

The Judiciary Fund.

The expenditures from this fund are authorised by permanent ..or temporary appropriations of the Legislature, and by the several • acts requiring the Secretary of State to audit certain accounts. - The following are the transactions in this fund for the fiscal year. 1. ending this day ::...... . :

. FIRST QUARTER *

' 1, RECEIPTS. Adams County Stałe Tax,

1.1$ 810 381] . Bad Ax,

738 011 Brown, do ,

2,329 3111 . Calumet,

1,818 29., :. . Crawford,

1,177 68 Columbia,

6,628 60!! Dane,

10,237 46 Dodge,

5,554 40|| Fond du Lac, Grant,

10,662 23 Greene,

4,341 36|| Iowa,

5,000 , Jefferson,

5,724 04|| Kenosha,

6,207 46! La Crosse,

1,620, 521 La Fayette,

3,400 11

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9,800 6711

* NOTE.- For convenience in adjusting the accounts of Members of the Legislature; the transactions of the first four months of the year are included in the first quarter.

RECEIPTS.

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Marathon, do
Manitowoe,
Marquette, do
Milwaukee,

do Outagamie,

do Ozaukee

do Racine,

do Rock,

do Richland,

do Sauk,

do Sheboygan,

do Walworth, do Washington,

do Waukesha, do Waupacca,

do Waushara, do Winnebago,

do
Governor's contingent account,
J. Lehmert, license, hawker and pedlar,
M. Schlastenski,

do Miles Joyce,

do John Rvessel,

do J. Levigne,

do H. D. Hyman,

do Samuel Block,

do Nash & Co.,

do
City Bank, Kenosha, State Tax,
Jefferson Co. Bank, do
Farmers&Miller's Bank, do
Rock River Bank, do
State Bank of Wisconsin,do
Wisconsin Bank,
Wis. M. & F. Ins. Co. Bk.do
Erie & Mich. Teleg. Co.do
S. Park Coon, Canal Land Mortgages,
E. B. Fisher,
A. L. Castleman, do
H. Stansbury,

400 2,000 5,097 91 14,937 52

533 40 2,121 06 7,702 84 10,487 53 1,143 71 3,008 80 5,978 41 8,835 34 3,046 38 9,486 68

727 52

859 12 5,092 34 776 54 10 10 10 10 10 16 08 30 30 375 187 50 375 375 1,125 375 750

22 50 677 52

80 209 16 199 62 109 120 108 165

do Jonas Foltz,

do Richard Hardell, do Seth Rice,

do Harrison Reed,

do W. Denney,

do John D. McDonald, do H. J. Hildreth,

do Orson Reed,

do Wm. C. Gates, do

40 288

80 144 25

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$415

382 50 415 415 197 30 125

Jas. T. Lewis, Pres't of the Senate,
Ben. Allen, do

do pro tem F. W. Horn, Speaker of the Assembly, Wm. Hulle dio

do pro tem.
L. F. Harvey, Member of the Senate,
Jesse Hooker, do

Assembly,
Per diem of 102 inembers of be Lesgislature,

each $207 50,
Mileage of Members of Legislature,..
Ben. Allen per diem 18.53,-
Atwood & Brown, Appropr’n 1853 & 54,
David Atwood, do
Alden & Holt, auditeri, .
John Q. Adams per diem 1853,
Michael Ames, do, 185:3 & 1854,
Ole Aslacksen, appropriation,
Beriah Brown, approp'ns & nudited 1853 &'54
Bradford & Bru, appropriation,
Coles Bashford per diem 1853,
Bliss & Chaney, audited, .
l'an C. Brown, do
Baker & Doty, do
F. J. Blair, appropriation,
Briggs & Foster, audited,
Jas. 8. Biker, do
John Ballard, appropriation 1853,
John Bell, per diem, 1853, .
John Burke, appropriation, .
John Burt, do
J. Allen Barber, per diem, 1853,

23,115
1,974 40

120
8,847 24
124 24
11 30
45
197 50

60 25 5,895 22

280 01 165

9 30 6 90 5 05 59 06 11 30 12 70 45 132 50 207 50 44 50

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