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or any other person or persons owning said dam, to claim or recover
Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this açt.
rate the Detroit and Grand River Plank Road Com.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaCapt'I stock.
tives of the State of Michigan, That section two of an act entitled • An act to incorporate the Detroit and Grand River Plank Road Company,” approved March 12, 1844, be amended by striking out in the third line of section two of said act the words cits whole” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ten thousand dollars of its,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows: “ The capital stock of the said company shall be fifty thousand dollars, to consist of and be divided into one thousand shares of fifty dollars each, and it shall be lawful for the said company whenever ten thousand dollars of its capital stock shall have been subscribed, and one thousand dollars paid in, 10 commence its business, and with that capital to conduct and carry on the same until the said company shall deem it expedient to call in its remaining capital, and the commissioners shall make such distribution of the stock as they may deem for the best in
terests of the company. Completion
Sec. 2. That section sixteen be amended by striking out in the of road.
third line the word “five” and inserting in the place thereof the word
of this act, and the balance of it within ten years from the passage hereof, or if either of the toll gates on said road shall be kept open for the period of two months after notice is given that said road is out of repair, agreeable to the provisions of the eleventh section of this act, then and in either case the power and privileges granted to said company by this act shall cease and be null and void.”
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 17, 1845.
An Act to amend an act entitled an act amendatory
to the several acts incorporating the Trustees of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion : Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Wesleyan
Seminary. tives of the State of Michigan, That the words “the said trustees shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own board,” in the the first and second lines of section three of an act entitled, an act amendatory to the several acts incorporating the trustees of the We. sleyan Seminary at Albion, approved March 6th, 1841, be stricken out, and that said section be amended to read as follows : That the power to fill all vacancies accruing in the board of trustees of said Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, by removal, death, expiration of term of office, or otherwise, is hereby and hereafter vested in the Michigan annual conferrence of the Methodist Episcopal church, who shall elect said trustees by ballot. All provisions in the act to which this is amendatory, to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, The trustees who are now in office shall continue therein until the next meeting of the said annual conferrence, and that there shall then be an election of one class of trustees and a like election at each session of said conference thereafter. Each trustee so elected shall receive a certificate from the secretary of said conference, which certificate shall be recorded in the county register's office of the county of Calhoun, and said trustees shall have power to make by-laws for their own government, to elect or appoint the faculty of the institution, except the principal, who shall be appointed by the Michigan annual conferrence of the Methodist Episcopal church,to prescribe the course of study, attend the examinations, and regulate the government and instructions of the students, and manage the affairs of said corpor
tion in such manner as they may deem best calculated to promote the object of this act.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
Bliss administrator of Harvey Bliss, &c. deceased, to
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representavey certain tives of the state of Michigan, That an act entitled “an act authorizing
William W. Bliss administrator, &c., of Harvey Bliss, &c., deceas
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and alter its passage.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That the Auditor General is hereby authorized and required to issue his warrant in favor of George Davis for three hundred and five dollars and sixty-five cents, and that sum is hereby appropriated for the payment thereof out of the general fund, which sum shall be in full payment for carpenter and joiner work, done by said Davis, under a contract dated December the seventh, 1839, with Thomas Clark, to build a house in the village of Ypsilanti, which house, when partially completed, was sold by said Clark to the state.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
struction of Wolves."
repealod. tatives of the state of Michigan, That the twelfth section of an act entitled “An act for the destruction of wolves,” approved February the ninth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. That the first section of the said act (after the enacting Amended. clause) be so amended as to read, that every person being an inhabitant of this state, including Indians living within this state, who shall kill a full grown wolf or wolf's whelp in any organized township within the Lower Peninsula of this state, shall be entitled to a bounty of ten dollars for each full grown wolf, and five dollars for each wolf's whelp to be allowed and paid in the manner hereafter provided.
Sec. 3. That the act to which this is amendatory, be and is hereby continued in force as amended by the provisions of this act from and after the tenth day of February instant, at which time this act shall take effect.
Approved February 20, 1845.
tion of a wagon road on the line of the Northern
Wa'ON TO A. of the State of Michigan, That the first section of an act entitled an act authorizing the construction of a wagon road on the line of the Northern railroad, approved March 9th, 1843, be, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following : “ Provided, That the distance south from the centre of that part of the line of the said road which lies in the coun of Ionia shall extend one-half of one mile only,” so that the said section as amended shall read as follows:
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Provmon. of the State of Michigan, That for the purpose of constructing a
wagon road on the line of the Northern railroad, there shall be ap. Highway tar appro- propriated to be expended as hereinafter directed, the highway tax priated.
which may be hereafter assessed upon the lands owned by non-residents on the line of said road, for the distance of three miles each way from the centre thereof: Provided, That the distance south from the centre of that part of the line of the said road which lies in
county of Ionia shall extend one-half of one mile only. Amendme't. Sec. 2. That the second section of aid act be, and the same is here
by amended so as to read as foilows : “Whenever any lot or description of land assessed shall extend beyond the distance before limited, or any part thereof shall be embraced within the three miles and the one-half of one mile aforesaid, the highway tax assessed on such lot or description of land shall accrue to the road fund.”
Sec, 3. That all acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Approved February 20, 1845.
and Jacksonburg railroad, as a branch of the South
thern railroad. Primyru & Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenlaJacksonb'rg Rail-road. : tives of State of Michigan, That for the purpose of renewing the
superstructure of the Palmyra and Jacksonburg Railroad, between the Southern Railroad and the village of Tecumseh, as far as the same may be necessary, and otherwise fitting that portion of said road ready for iron, there be, and are hereby appropriated, ten thou
sand acres of the internal improvement lands belonging to this State. Payments. Sec. 2. In payment of all estimates upon contracts made under
this act, the Auditor General shall draw a scrip, not bearing interest, and payable only in lands at the State Land Office for internal improvement lands, whenever a sufficient amount of said scrip or other funds by law receivable for said lands, shall be presen:ed to pay for any such legal sub-division or other fraction as shall then be subject to sale or entry.