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Topeka, Kansas Territory, act to incorporate

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An Act to incorporate the City of Topeka
Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas as follows:
Section 1. All that Territory embraced within the following boundaries to wit: Beginning at the intersection of the line between fractional Sections twenty-nine and thirty, township eleven, South, and Range sixteen East of the sixth principal meridian, with the right bank of the Kansas river, thence South twelve chains, and Eighty links to the corner of sections twenty-nine and thirty, thirty-one and thirty-two, thence South between sections thirty-one and thirty-two to the corner of Sections thirty-one and thirty-two, in township line between township eleven and twelve South, Range sixteen East, thence west, between sections thirty-one and –six to the township corner between townships eleven and twelve South, and Ranges fifteen and sixteen East, thence North between sections thirty-one and thirty-six to the corner between sections thirty and thirty-one, thence East, between sections thirty and thirty-one, thirty-seven chains and sixty-two links to the quarter section corner between sections thirty and thirty-one, thence north between the Southwest and South East fractional quarters of section thirty to the right bank of the Kansas river, thence down the right bank of said Kansas river to the point of beginning, being all of section thirty one and the North East fractional quarter of

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section thirty in township eleven South of Range sixteen East of the sixth principal meridian and lying south of the Kansas River in the Territory of Kansas, shall be known and called the “City of Topeka,” and by that name shall be known in law, may have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law or equity within this Territory or elsewhere, May have a common seal and the same may alter or change at pleasure, and shall have all the powers and privileges usually granted, or by any law of this Territory given to incorporated bodies.
Section 2. F. L. Crane, M. C. Dickey, T. G. Thornton, I. A. Wakeley, L. G. Cleveland or a majority, are hereby made and constituted a board of trustees for the organization and government of said City, with all the powers conferred on corporate bodies by any law now or hereafter to be in force within this Territory, and such board of Trustees shall have power to fill any vacancy that may occur in their board.
Sec 3. All the powers, privileges, rights and provisions of an Act passed at the present session of the Legislative Assembly entitled an “Act to incorporate the City of Leavenworth,” be and the same are hereby conferred on the said City of Topeka, and the said City of Topeka is hereby authorized, and empowered to proceed under the provisions of said Charter as fully and absolutely, as if the same had been in the same act specially applied to

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the said City of Topeka.
This Act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved, February 14th, 1857.
United States of America, Territory of Kansas.
I, Fred P. Stanton, Secretary of the Territory of Kansas, hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of an act, entitled “An Act to incorporate the City of Topeka, passed at the second session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, and approved February 14th, 1857.
April 22, 1857. Fred. P. Stanton

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