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Penalty for duties enjoined upon him by this act, shall forfeit and pay a sum not negleci.
exceeding twenty dollars, and the commissioners herein mentioned, may also be removed from office for such neglect or refusal by the board of supervisors of the proper county, who may enter such neg. lect or refusal at large upon their journal ; but no removal shall be made by the board of supervisors without first giving said commissioners at least five days notice, to be heard in their defence, and any vacancies which may occur in any of the offices created by this act shall be filled by the board of supervisors of their respective counties.
Sec. 13. Any forfeiture incurred under and by virtue of this act, may be recovered in action of debt before any justice of the peace, in the name of the people of the state of Michigan, which shall be paid to the treasurer of the county in which the forfeiture occurred, to be placed to the credit of the aforesaid fund.
Sec. 14. The laws regulating highways in this state not contrary to the provisions of this act shall apply to this road.
Sec. 15. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
An Act to refer the claim of Stephen J. Morse to cer
tain school lands to the boad of state auditors, and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprsentatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of auditors appointed to investigate and settle all claims and applications for relief growing out of the sales of primary or common school, University and internal improvement lands, be, and they are hereby authorized to investigate and settle the claim of Stephen J. Morse, of Monroe, and all like claims, in accordance with the justice and merits of the case, as such may be made to appear to such board.
Approved March 24, 1845.
No. 105. An Act in relation to taxing banks. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenlalives of the State of Michigan, That the specific state tax of onehalf of one per cent on the capital stock of all banks within the state provided for in part first, title five, and chapter eight, of the revised statulos, shall be demed and construed to be in lieu of any like tax imposed by the charter of any banks incorporated prior to the taking effect of said revised statutes, and in lieu of all other taxes imposed on the capital stock of any bank within the state for state purposes: Provided, That all the real and personal property of any such bank other than their capital stock shall be subject to taxation for state purposes : And provided further, That the real and person- Taxation or al property of all banks, including their capital stock shall be subject to laxation for county, township, and other purposes, as is now, or may be provided by law for the assessment and collection thereof.
Sec. 2. Every bank which shall within four months from the passage of this act, prove by the oath or affirmation of its president or Cashier, or other evidence to the satisfaction of the Attorney General and State Treasurer, that it has since the taking effect of the revised statutes, or since its incorporation, paid state and other taxes imposed by law of this state equal to or exceeding one-half of one per cent per annum on the amount of its capital, shall be exempt from liability to suit or prosecution for non-payment of any specific tax imposed by law and heretofore payable; and if the amount so paid shall be less than one-half of one per cent on the capital stock, such bank shall be liable for the deficiency only.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved, March 24, 1845.
a tract of land situate in Wayne County, reserved
Sec. 1. Be t enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over a certain tract of land containing about two bundred and twenty-four acres, situate in Wayne county, which tract was reserved from sale by the United States, and is occupied and known as the site of the United States arsenal at Dearbonville, commonly called the Detroit Arsenal ; said tract of land being bounded
as follows, viz. Beginning at a point on the right bank of the main ceded to V. branch of the River Rouge, five chains and twenty-four links above
the mill dam, and runni ug thence south seventy-three, west eightyone chains and forty-five links, thence south thirteen degrees, east twenty-five chains and fifty-five links to the northern line of Chicago turnpike road; thence along the northern boundary line of said road seventy-five chains fifteen links; thence north thirty-one degreos, east to the junction of the stream known as the west branch of the River Rouge with the main branch of that river, and thence up said mian branch with the meanders thereof to the place of beginning : Provided always, and the assent aforesaid is granted upon the ex. press condition, that this state shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the tract of land aforesaid, so far as that all civil and such criminal processes as may issue under the authority of this State against any person or persons charged with crimes committed without the bounds of said tract, may be executed therein in the same way and manner as though this assent bad net been granted.
Approved March 24, 1845.
an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Kali ma-
Section 1. Be it enacted by thg Senate and House of R presentalives of the Slare of Michigan, That the words “ within one year a:- Kalamazoo
ii.s, u. ter giving notice as aforesaid of said loss or damage, and not after, terwards,” contained in the seventh section of an act entitled ".
"an act to amend an inct entitled an act to incorporale t'e Kalamazoo Mu. tual Insurance Company,” capproved March seventh, eighteen hun. dred and thirty-four,” approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen!un. dred and forty-one be and the same are hereby struck out and repealed.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
Approved March 24, 1845.
modify the License Law. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the act to modily the license License law law, approved March, 1845 shall take effect and be in torce from and afier its passage.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
No. 109 An Act to vacate a certain Territorial Road, Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa: tives of the State of Michigan, That David Bagg, Jessee Decker, and Daniel Pease, be, and they are hereby authorized, f in their dis
vuculed. cretion it will benefit community, 10 vacate so much of a certain territoriai road located in pursuance of an act entitled "an act to provide for laying out a certain territorial road," approved June twenty
six, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, as lies between a point begin. ping at the place where the higliway running east through the vil. lage of Perrysburg, in the township of Orion, in the county of Oakland, intersecis said territorial road and the place where the highway running north through the village of Orion, in said county, intersects said territorial road, and file a certificate of such vacation in the office of the township clerk of the township of Orion.
Sec. 2. This state shall nct be chargeable with any expense made by said commissioners.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and he in force from and after
Dues of state offic'rs
cers for the year one thousand cight hundred and
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the following sums be, and they are hereby appropriated out of the general fund for the current expenses of the state government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, to wit : For the snlaries of the Governor, the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and the Chancellor, fifteen hundred dollars each ; for the salary of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sixteen hundred dollars; for the salaries of the Judge of the District Court, Auditor General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Commissioner of the Land Office, one thousand dollars each ; for the salaries of the Chief Clerk of ihe Auditor General and the State Treasurer, seven hundred dollars each ; for the salaries of the two Assistant Clerks for the Auditor General, six hundrd dollars each ; and for the salaries of the Deputy Secretary of State, Deputy Commissioner of the Land Office, and one Clerk of the Land Office, at the rate of five hundred dollars a year each for the time actually employed in the service of the state, said Auditor and Commissioner reSjectively certifying that such deputies and clerks during the time employed were necessary ; for the salary of the Attorney General