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GENERAL STATUTES

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OF THE

STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN FORCE

JANUARY 1, 1889.

COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME 1, the General Statutes of 1878, prepared by GEORGE B. YOUNG,

edited and published under the authority of chapter 67 of the Laws
of 1878, and chapter 67 of the Laws of 1879.

YOLUME 2, Supplement.-Changes effected in the General Statutes of

1878 by the General Laws of 1879, 1881, 1881 Extra, 1883, 1885,
and 1887, arranged by H. J. HORN, Esq., with Annotations and a
General Index by the Editorial Staff of the NATIONAL REPORTER.
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AN ACT FOR THE REVISION AND COMPILATION OF THE STATUTES

(1878, c. 67.)

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. The public acts now in force, including the Revised Statutes of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six (1866) and the public acts and laws passed since that revision of the statutes, and which may be passed by this legislature, shall be compiled, arranged and put into chapters, with appropriate heads and with references to the decisions of the supreme court.

SEC. 2. The said statutes shall be compiled and published by a commission consisting of George B. Young and such others as he may associate with him under the supervision and direction of the governor, within one year from the passage of this act.

Sec. 3. All expenses of the preparation and publication of said statutes shall be borne by the party publishing them, and the state shall not be liable in any way for any of the expenses of this work. And the price of said compilation of the statutes shall be fixed at six dollars for the entire work.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 20, 1878.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE GENERAL STATUTES OF ONE THOUSAND

EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT, AND THEIR EFFECT AS EVI

DENCE (1879, c. 67.)
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. The edition of the General Statutes and other public laws of this state in force at the close of the legislative session of eighteen hundred and seventy-eiglit (1878), prepared by George B. Young, pursuant to chapter sixty-seven (67) of the general laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight (1878) shall be competent evidence of the several arts and resolutions therein contained, in all courts of this state, without further proof or authentication.

Sec. 2 Said compilation shall be known and cited as "General Statutes 1878."
Sec. 3. This act shall take eiiect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 8, 1879.

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PREFACE

This edition of the General Statutes has been prepared pursuant to Laws 1878, c. 67. It is designed to comprise the General Statutes of 1866, as amended by subsequent legislation, and such other laws of a general nature not embraced in the Revision of 1866, nor in terms amendatory thereof, as were in force at the close of the legislative session of 1878. The arrangement of the General Statutes of 1866 has been retained, and laws dealing with subjects within the scope of that Revision are inserted in the chapters treating of those subjects respectively. Two new chapters (123 and 124) have been added, the former consisting of curative and legalizing acts, and the latter comprising a few laws for which no appropriate place could be found under any of the chapters of the Revision of 1866.

The editor has in general followed the text of the printed edition of the General Statutes of 1866, and of the printed volumes of the session laws published yearly by authority of law under the supervision of the Secretary of State, and by him certified to be correct. A few errors in the former, and very many in the latter, are corrected in this edition, as the result of a personal examination by the editor of the manuscript originals on file in the office of the Secretary of State. Words and letters in brackets [ ] occur in the engrossed bills which passed the two houses of the legislature, but are not found in the enrolled bills approved by the Governor.

The plan pursued in this edition has rendered necessary the renumbering of the sections in most ofo the chapters, the original section numberg (where they differ from the numbers of this edition) being added in parentheses ( ). Each new section added is distinguished by an asterisk [*] prefixed to the section mark, thus, *s. Each such new section is followed by a reference to the law from which it is taken, and each section of the Revision of 1866 which has been in terms amended by subsequent legislation is followed by a like reference to the amendatory act. The reader is thus enabled to see at a glance whether any section is an original section of the General Statutes of 1866, an amended section of that Revision, or a sec

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