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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act it shall, and may be lawful for Wilson Hamilton Coffin, to take and assume the name of Wilson Hamilton, and by that name he shall hereafter be known and designated : Provided, No suit or other proceeding shall abate or be in any wise effected by such change, except that such change shall be suggested and entered of record, in any legal proceeding now pending.
Aproved March 24, 1845.
of Newark, county of Allegan, to build a Free
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the State of Michigan, That the township board of the town Free bridge.
of Newark, Allegan county, be and they are hereby authorized to build a free bridge across Kalamazoo river, at or near the mouth of said river.
Sec. 2. That one half of all the highway taxes assessed, (resident Highway and non-resident in the town aforesaid, may be set apart and applied
to the building said bridge, with the wishes and consent of the majority of the legal voters in said township, expressed by vote in town meeting assembled, under and by the direction of the township board, for the years one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, one thousand eight hundred forty-six, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and the term of four years is allowed to erect and complete the bridge aforesaid, which
shall be so constructed as not to obstrict the navigation of said river. Location of Sec. 3. That the township board of the township aforesaid, are bridge.
hereby authorized and empowered to locate said bridge at that point on the river, where it will best subserve the interests of the town, and
of the public, and best connect the road from the Kalamazoo river, running south on the lake shore, with that running on or near the line of the river, and the said township board are further authorized to take such time within the limit mentioned in section second, as in their opinion will best subserve the public interest for erecting said bridge, and also, as to contracts for labor and compensation of work
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
No. 84. AN ACT for the relief of Mark Cannon. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of state auditors are here. by authorized and required to enquire into and investigate the facts non. and circumstances that may be submitted to them relative to the injury sustained by Mark Cannon upon the Southern Railroad, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, and if said board shail conclude that such injury resulted from the carelessness of inad. vertance of any or either of the state agents, employed upon said road, they shall award to said Mark Cannon such compensation as in their opinion justice and equity require.
Sec. 2. That the Auditor General is hereby authorized and required to draw a warrant in favor of Mark Cannon, for the sum so awar. ded, and that sum is hereby appropriated out of the general fund.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
rate the Cottonwood Swamp Turnpike Company." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaives of the State of Michigan, That an act entitled “an aci to in
corporate the Cottonwood Swamp Turnpike Company," approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-four, be amended by striking out the word five" in the second line of section five, and inserting “wo and a half” in place thereof, also by striking out the words "one” and “iwo” in the second line of the proviso to said section five and inserting 'wo’ in the place of 'one' and 'four’in the place of 'two' in said proviso.
Sec. 2. That section six be amended by striking out the word “said' Amendment in the fifth line of said section, and inserting each” in place there
ot, also by striking out all that occurs in said section between the words to wit” in the sixth line, and the word "for” in the fourteenth line, and inserting the following in place thereof, "for every score of hogs or sheer, six and one fourth cents ; for every wagon drawn by two horses, mules, or oxen, twelve and a half cents; for additional horse, mule or ox, four cents ; for every coach, pleasure wagon or pleasure carriage, drawn by two horses, eighteen and three fourth cents ; for every additional horse, six and a fourth cents; for every eart drawn by two oxen, nine cents; for
every additional yoke or single horse, six and a fourth cents ; for every horse, mule or ass, rode,led or driven, six and a fourth cents; for every cart drawn by one horse mule or ox, eighi cents ; for every pleasure wagon, gig, chair or sulkey, drawn by one horse or mule, twelve and a half cents; for each head of neat caitle driven, one and a half cents.
Sec. 3. That section fifteen be amended by striking out the word "hree” in the sccond line of said section, and inserting the word 'five' in place thereof.
Approved March 24, 2845.
AN ACT for the relief of John Silk. See. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Siate of Michigan, That the Auditor General is hereby authorized to draw a warrant in favor of John Silk, for the sum of two hundred dollars, and that sum is hereby appropriated out of the internal improvement fund; and warrants shall be drawn by the Auditor
General, not bearing interest therefor, which shall be in full for all
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and aster its passage.
an act providing for the final adjustment of all un-
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That section two (sec. 2,) of said act be amended by striking the word “ one” out of the fifth line in said section, and inserting the word “two in place thereof, so that said section when amended will read as follows :
Sec. 2. Every person who did not present his claim to, or whose claim was not adjusted by the board of State Auditors, before the first day of October, eighteen hundred and forty-three, as required by the aet to which this act is amendatory, may present the same to the board of State Auditors for final adjustment at any time within two years from and after the passage of this act.”
Approved March 24, 1845.
Sec, 2. William Hammond, Samuel Straiton and John Wittenmeyer, be and they are hereby authorized and appointed, as commissioners, to lay out and establish a state road, commencing at the village of New Buffalo, in the county of Berrien, thence on the most eligible route by the way of New Troy in said county, to the village of St. Joseph, in said county.
Sec. 3. The above named commissioners shall file the surveys of To file sur- the above mentioned roads in the office of the township clerk of each
township through which each of the above mentioned roads shall pass, as shall be laid out in such township.
Sec. 4. That the state shall not be chargeable for laying out and establishing said roads, nor for any expenses whatever connected therewith.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 24, 1845.
No. 89. An Act to authorize the State Officers to act as trustees of the Michigan State Bank, and for other
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Robert P. Eldredge, Secretary
of State, Charles G. Hammond, Auditor General, John J. Adam, Trustees &c State Treasurer, and their successors in office be and they hereby are
authorized and empowered to act as trustees of the Michigan State Bank, under the appointment and direction of the Supreme Court of the State aforesaid, in the receipt and disposal of certain assets transferred to said State by said bank, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, "announting nominally to six hundred and thirty-three thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven dollars and ninetyeight cents :" Provided, That in the judgment of the State officers aforesaid, the acceptance of said trust will subserve the interest of the
State of Michigan. Appropria Sec. 2. That there be and is hereby appropriated the sum of ten
thousand seven hundred and forty-three dollars and ninety-nine cents,