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cery for the first circuit, be, and they are hereby changed from the first Tuesday in February and the third Tuesday in July, in each year, to the second Tuesday in March and the third Tuesday in September, in each and every year.
Sec, 2. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and aster its passage,
Approved February 3, 1845.
the private secretary of the Governor, and the mes-
Private Se tives of the State of Michigan, That there be, and hereby is appropriated, to be paid out of the general fund, the sum of six hundred dollars, or so much thereof, as may be necessary to pay the assistant librarian, three dollars per day during the time he has been or may be in the service of the State, to be paid on the certificate of the Se cretary of State ; the private secretary of the Governor, three dollars per day during the time he has been and may be in the service of the State, 10 be paid on the certificate of the Governor; and the messengers of the Senate, each, one dollar per day during the session of the Legislature, to be paid on the certificate of the President of the Senate ; and the messengers of the House of Representatives, each, one dollar per day during the session of the Legislature, to be paid on the certificate of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sec. 2. This act shall be in force from and after it passage.
bodies, for the purposes expressed in this act. Cap’ul stock.
Sec. 2. The capital stock of the said corporation shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of
ten dollars each. May sue &c
Sec. 3. The corporation hereby created shall be capable in law to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy any estate, real and personal whatever, for the purposes of this incorporation, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and to lease, sell and convey or otherwise dispose of the same.
Sec. 4. There shall be seven trustees of the said corporation, who shall be members thereof, and who shall manage all the affairs thereof; and the first trustees shall be George Miles, Hiram Becker, William R. Perry, H. B. Harris, Austin M. Gould, George Sedgwick and Volney Chapin, who shall hold their offices until the first Monday in Januafy, 1846, and until others are elected in their places.
Sec. 5. There shall be, on the first Monday of January, 1846, and meeting
on the first Monday of January in every succeeding year, a general meeting of the stockholders of said corporation, at some convenient place in the village of Ann Arbor, to be designated by the by-laws of said corporation ; and a majority of the stockholders who shall meet in person or by proxy, shall elect by ballot, seven of the stockholders to be trustees of said corporation for the year then next ensuing.
Sec. 6. The trustees of said corporation shall have power to choose Power of
from out of their number, a president, a treasurer, and a secretary,
who shall immediately enter upon the duties of their offices, and hold the same from the time of their election until the first Monday of January of the ensuing year, and until uthers are chosen in their stead ; and in case any of the trustees shall die, resign, refuse or neglect to act, then, and in any such case, the remaining trustees may, within thirty days thereafter, elect by ballot other stockholders of the said corporation in their stead, who shall hold their offices in the same manner as those first elected.
Sec. 7. Each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share Vote. of which he shall be the holder. And the said trustees shall receive subscriptions for shares in said corporation until the capital stock may be subscribed ; the said shares shall be assignable and transferable according to such rules as the board of trustees shall from time to time make and establish, and shall be considered personal property. Sec. 8. In case it should. at any time, happer that an election of
tions may bo the trustees should not be made on any day when, pursuant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said corporation shall not, for thai cause be dissolved ; but it shall and may be lawful on any other day, to hold an election for trustees in such manner as shall be provided by the by-laws and ordinances of said corporation.
Sec. 9. Whenever any judgment shall be rendered against said Execution. corporation, execution may issue thereon, and be levied upon the corporate property of said corporation, (if it be found) by the officer holding such execution within his county. If there be no such pro. perty found, sufficient to satisfy such execution, it may then be levied upon the property of any of the trustees of said corporation. If there be no property of said trustees found, sufficient to satify said execution, it may then bė levied upon the property of any of the stockholders of said corporation.
Sec. 10. Each stockholder shall be liable only to the amount of his stock subscribed. And the board of trustees from time to time duly elected, shall at least ten days previous to each annual election of said board, cause a corrected list of the names of all the trustees and stockholders of said corporation, and the amount of stock owned by each, to be filed in the office of the county clerk, of the county of Washtenaw; and said corrected list or a certified copy of the same when filed, shall be prima facie evidence that the individuals therein
Power to sell.
named, are stockholders therein, and conclusive evidence of the same in all courts of law, unless satisfactorily rebutted in every such court upon an issue found therein: Provided, That the list last filed as aforesaid, previous to the cominencement of any suit by or against said corporation, shall be used as such evidence in the progress of said suit.
Sec. 11. Said trustees shall have power to establish within the corporate limits of the village of Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw,
an institucion for the instruction of young ladies in the various branches of literature and science.
Sec. 12. The board of trustees shall faithfully apply the funds by them from time to time collected and received, in providing suitable buildings, supporting officers and instructors, in procuring books, maps, philosophical apparatus and other articles necessary to insure a successful prosecution of study and preserve the health of the pupils.
Sec. 13. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and copies thereof, printed by authority of the State, shall be received as evidence thereof in all the State's courts.
Approved February 10, 1845.
Board of County Auditors to build jail.
An Act to provide for repairing the Jail in the county
of Wayne. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That the Board of County Auditors of Wayne county be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to repair, re-model and re-construct the interior portion of the jail of said county, in a manner most condusive to the health and safe
keeping of the prisoners therein, from time to time confined. Expend’ure
Sec. 2. The expenditures for such repairing, re-modelling and reconstruction shall not in the aggregate exceed the sum of three thousand dollars, which sum may be raised by said board, either from unappropriated monies in the treasury of said county by adding the same to the ordinary county tax, or by negotiating a loan therefor upon the credit of the county of Wayne, as the said board may deem most expedient.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
Approved February 15, 1845.
build a dam
marest, Samuel L. Demarest, John Green and Josi-
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Samuel Dotives of the state of Michigan, That Samuel Demarest, Clark L. thorized to Demarest, Samuel L. Demarest, John Green and Josiah Russel their a dam. heirs and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized and empower ed, to build a dam across Flat river, in the county of Montcalm, on section No. nine (9) township No. nine (9) north of range No. eight (8) west : Provided, The title of the said described land is at the time of erecting the said dam vested in said Samuel Demarest, Clark L. Demarest, Samuel L. Demarest, John Green and Josiah Russell, or that they obtain permission of the owners thereof to erect the dam aforesaid.
Sec. 2. Said dam shall not exceed four feet in height above low Height of water mark, and shall have a good and sufficient sluice or apron of convenient width and dimensions to admit the safe passage of rafts of every kind down that river, and such boats and canoes as may navigate the same, which said sluice or apron shall be kept in good repair and condition by the person or persons using said dam.
Sec. 3. Nothing in this act shall authorize any persons above named, their heirs or assigns to enter upon or flow the lands of any other person or persons: Provided, That the occupant of said dam shall so construct therein or thereat a convenient lock for the safe passage of boats, canoes, rafts, or other water craft, whenever the circuit court of said county shall order upon good cause shown. Sec. 4. If at any time hereafter the waters should be required to
Int. Imp. be drawn from said river for the purpose of internal improvement or navigation, it shall not be lawful for the said Samuel Demarest, Clark L. Demarest, Samuel L. Demarest, John Green and Josiah Russell,