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Excerpt from Catalogue of the State Library of Wisconsin, 1872 The State Library had its origin in the generous appropriation of out of the general treasury, by Congress, contained in the seventeenth sec tion of the organic act. Creating the Territory of Wisconsin. At the first session of the territorial legislature, held at Belmont in 1836, a joint resolu tion was adopted, appointing the Hon. John M. Clayton, of Delaware (through whose instrumentality the clause in the organic act making the appropriation was inserted), Hon. Lewis F. Linn, of Missouri, Hon. G. W. Jones, then delegate in Congress from this territory (which at that time in cluded what now constitutes the state of Iowa, as well as Wisconsin, ) and Hon. Peter Hill Engle, the speaker of the first -territorial House of Repre sentatives, a committee to select and purchase a library for the use of the territory, and authorizing them to draw the sum appropriated for that pur pose from the federal treasury. Mr. Engle was the active member of the committee, and made the selections and purchases, with the approval of the other members. James Clarke, publisher of the Belmont Gazette, and first territorial printer, was the first librarian. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.