||COMPILED LAWS OF UTAH. 123 An Act creating the office of selectmen and prescribing their duties, also the duties of the county courts. [Approved January 8,1866.] (176.) Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Governor and Leg- Je\ee<$5£°f islative [Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That there shall be three Selectmen in each organized county within the Territory, whose term of office shall be three years. And at the organization of new counties there shall be elected, at the first general election, three selectmen, as follows, to wit: The senior shall hold his office for three years, the second for two years and the junior for one year; and thereafter one shall be elected each year, who shall hold his office for the term of three years and until his successor is elected and qualified : Provided, that in each county now organized the selectmen shall be elected in the same manner as provided for the continuation of the election of selectmen in new counties. (177.) Sec. 2. Said selectmen shall be sworn before the when and v where to qual- clerk of the probate court and give such bonds as the clerk «y. shall approve, and the same shall be filed in the clerk's office, who shall give them a certificate of office under the seal of the probate court, (l) (178.) Sec. 3. The probate judge, in connection with organization the selectmen shall be known as the County Court, any court?11 y three of whom shall form a quorum to do business; and they are invested with such powers and jurisdiction as are or may be conferred by law. The clerk of the probate court shall be the clerk of this court, shall keep his office at the county seat and shall attend himself or by deputy all sessions of the court, and keep the records, papers and seal of the court. The office of the county clerk is to be kept open during usual business hours. (179.) Sec. 4. This court is authorized and required to Duties of t. i \i a x. -n j. i n ji county court. take the management of all county business and the care and custody of all the county property, except such as is by it placed in the custody of another; and shall have the control of all books, papers and instruments pertaining to their office. Said court shall audit all claims against the county, and cause the county seal to be affixed to all warrants or orders on the treasury for money to be paid out of the county treasury : shall audit and settle the accounts of (1) See sec. (266) amending this section in relation to giving and filing bonds.