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tinue the institution now established and known as the Ypsilanti Seminary.
Sec. 4. The individual as well as corporate property of said proprietors and their successors in office shall be liable for all debts Liability of
stockhold'rs against the said corporation, and may be proceeded against jointly or severally as in the case of debts against the individuals.
Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this act.
Approved March 24, 1845.
An Act to incorporate the Ann Arbor Female Semi
nary. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passnge of this act, James Kingsley, Thomas Mosley, Fitch Hill, Edwin Law
Incorporarence, Luther Boyden, Thomas Wood, and Samuel W. Dexter, of ted. the county of Washtenaw, and their successors be and they are hereby constituted, ordained, and declared a body corporate and politic, under the name and style of “The Ann Arbor Female Seminary,”. that by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law capable of sueing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered, defending and being defended in all courts of record whatever, and in all manner of suits, actions, complaints, matters and causes whatever, and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and change and alter the same at their pleasure, and that they and their successors by the name of The Ann Arbor Female Seminary,” shall be in law capable of acquiring and holding by purchase, gift, grant, devise, bequest or otherwise, and of selling, conveying, buy estale. or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, for the use of said corporation, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have full power to make and enter into contracts, to make such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the
good government and prosperity of said institution : Provided, such bye-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this state.
Sec 2. Said corporation shall have power to establish in or near the village of Ann Arbor, in said county of Washtenaw, an institution for the education of females.
Sec. 2. Of the said seminary there shall be seven trustees, and the above named persons shall be such trustees, and shall have and exercise the power and franchise herein granted until others be appointed in their place; that they and their successors shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body which may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, to appoint a president, secretary and treasurer of their own body, and to prescribe such studies and regulations in said institution as to them shall seem best.
Sec. 4. Said trustees, or a majority of them shall hold their first Time to hold meetings.meeting in the said village of Ann Arbor, on the first Monday of May
next, and the president and secretary of said board of trustees may at any time call a meeting of said board, by giving six days notice of the same to the said trustees, and that a majority of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Sec. 5. Said trustees shall faithfully apply all funds in money, or apply funds otherwise, by them collected or acquired, according to their best indg.
ment in the erection of suitable buildings, in the support of necessary officers and teachers, and in procuring a suitable library and other articles necessary to insure the success of said institution.
Sec. 6. All process against said corporation shall be by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy with the president of said board of trustees, or in his absence, at his last place of abode, at least, six days previous 10 the return day thereof.
Sec. 7. This act is hereby declared a public act, and copies thereof printed by the authority of the state, shall be received as evidence thereos in all the courts of this state.
Sec. 8. The legislature may amend or repeal this act at any time
by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof. Liability of Sec. 9. The trustees of said seminary shall be jointly and several.
Jy liable for all judgments obtained against the corporation : Provided, that no execution shall issue against the individual property of
said trustees until the property of the corporation shall first have been exhausted : And provided further, That any trustee resigning, shall not thereby be released from any liability accrued during the period while he was such trustee until a responsible successor shall be appointed and enter upon the discharge of his duties.
Sec, 4 This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 24, 1845.
for the laying out of a certain State Road, and for
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section six of an act entitled "an Amendment act to provide for the laying out of a certain state road, and for other purposes," approved March 9, 1844, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word “Tidly" in the first line of said section and inserting therein the word “Findley," so that said section will read as follows :
6.Sec. 6. That Gabrial R. Findley, Cyrus Robertson and Edward Higby, are hereby appointed commissioners, with full authority to straighten and establish the state road leading from the village of Jackson, in the county of Jackson, to White Pigeon, in the county of St. Joseph, across section thirty-four in the township of Albion, in the county of Calhoun."
Approved March 24, 1945.
An Act for the relief of the heirs of Timothy
Crittenden Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Judge of Probate of the county of Washtenaw be, and he hereby is authorized to entertain
any petition by the heirs at law of Timothy Crittenden, deceased,
late of Saline, in said county, relative to the last will and testament. Timothy Cruttenden.
of said Timothy Çirtienden, and to grant administration thereon with the same force and effect as if ten years had not elapsed since the death of the testator ; Provided, That in all other respects the said Judge of Probate shall govern his action upon, and proceedings under said will by the existing laws in relation to probate courts.
Sec. 2. This act shall take eifect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approyed March 24, 1845.
0. J. & Niles.
Niles to build a Storehouse on the margin of the
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Orange J. Niles and George Niles, of the county of Oakland, be and they are hereby authorized 10 build on the margin of said cannl, in the village of Rochester, and on land belonging to this state, a storehouse, in which to store articles to be transported on said canal: Provided, Said storehouse shall be so situated as to leave sufficient space between said storehouse and the canal, for the construction of a convenient tow path for the use of said canal.
Approved, March 24, 1845,
An Act to amend the second clause of section three,
chapter one, title five, part three of the Revised Statutes, relative to costs.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the State of Michigan, That the second clause of section Amendment
three, chapter one, title five, part three, of the Revised Statutes, be amended by adding to the said clause the following words : Provi
ded, That in all actions for libel, for slander, or for malicious prosecution, if the jury on the trial of the issue or in any inquiry of damages shall assess the damages under ten dollars, the plaintiff shall recover no more cost than damages : Provided further, This act shall not Proviso. be construed to affect in any wise, any suit or suits that may be now pending in any court or courts of law.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
Approved, March 24, 1845.
vide for the publication of the decisions of the Su-
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That section five of the act entitled "An act to provide for the publication of the decisions of of the Supreme Amendment Court and Court of Chancery, approved February 29, 1844, be, and the same is hereby amended, by striking out the word "one" in the first line thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two," so that the first paragraph of said section, as amended, sball read :"Or the said reports, two hundred copies shall be deposited by the reporter in the office of the Secretary of State, to be distributed as follows :"
Sed. 2. That for the purpose of establishing a suitable equity lis brary, to be the property of the siate, for the use of the Chancellor and his successors in office; the Secretary of State may exchange any equity reports to be deposited in his office, in pursuance of the may exact hereby amended, for other books of reports, or any elementary porls. work on cquity law, to be designored by the Chancellor: Provided, That the distribution directed in section five of the act hereby amena ded, shall be first made from the copies deposited with the Secretary of State.
Approved March 24, 1845.
S. of State