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said award out of any money belonging to the Internal Improvement fund, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved March 8, 1845.

No. 13.
Joint RESOLUTION relating to tho claim of Jacob

Rhines.

Jac'bRhin's

Resol red, By the Senale ard House of Representatires of the Slate of Michigan, That if any omission or error has occurred on the part of the State authorities, by which the right of appeal in the case of Jacob Rhines, of Sandstone, from the decision of the State appraisers to the Board of State Auditors has been prevented, that then, and in that case, the Board of Siate Auditors are hereby authorized to en. tertain and setile the claim of said Jacob Rhines for damiges by the Central Rail-road and the right of way sur the same, as if no error had occurred; and for such sums as may be awarded to said Rhines, the Auditor General may issue a warrant upon the State Treasurer, payable froin the internal improvement fund.

Approved March 12, 1845.

No. 14.
Joint RESOLUTION relative to the improvement of

the Ilarbors on the North-western Lakes. Whereas, The protection of the commerce of the North-western Lakes, and the safety of the lives of its mariners—as well as the lives and property of the vast multitude ilia: are annually exposed to the Preamble. dangers incident to the same-is a duty clearly incumbent upon the general government;

And whereas, The construction of suitable harbors at all proper and feasible points, would be the most efficient means of affording such security and protection;

Aird whereas, In all former, as well as in the present contemplated appropriations by Congress, for the improvement of harbors on the North-western Lakes, no appropriation has been made, or is now

contemplated for the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Galien river, on the eastern side of Lake Michigan, within the limits of

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And whereas, The construction of a suitable harbor at the mouth of said Galien River, would involve a comparatively small expenditure by the general government; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it resolved, by the Senale and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That our Senüiors in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested to use all proper means and efforts to secure a sufficient appropriation for the construction of a good and permanent harbor at the mouth of the Galien river.

Sec. 2. Resolved, That the Governor of the State be requested to forward copies of the above preamble and resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No: 15.

JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing a settlement with

Thomas G. Davis.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State

of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors be, and they are here. Betternent by authorized and required to make a jusi and equitable settlement

with Thomas G. Davis, for dimages sustained by himn by reason of the States' failing to comply with two certain contracts, one for work on the Central Railroad, and one made by the agent of the State with said Davis to furnish at ihe Davison station, so called, six or seven hundred cords of wood; and in case they shall award any suni to the said Davis, they are hereby authorized and required to certify the amount found to be due bim 10 the Audi'or General, who shall draw his warrant on the internal improvement fund for the amount so awarded ; said warrants shall be placed on the same fooling as warrants drew previous to January 1913; and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay said surn out of any money in the inter. nal improvemant fund not otherwise appropriated.

Approved March 19, 1815.

No. 16.
JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the claim of School

District number three in the Township of Kalama

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Rosolved, By the Senate and Ilouse of Representatres of the Slate of Michigan, That the Commissioner of the State Land Office, be and he is hereby instructed to investigate the claim of school district Claim of number three, in the township of Kalamazoo, in the county of Kal trict, amazoo, to its share of money wirich lad accrued from the rents of section number sixteen in the said township, in the year 1837, when the same was sold by the State, and he is hereby authorized to issue his certificate to the school director of the said district for any sun to which he may think it equitably entitled, which sum the State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay out of any money in the common school fund not otherwise appropriated.

Approved March 19, 1615.

No. 17.

Joint RESOLUTION authorizing the Commissioner of

the State Land Office to convey certain Lands to Jeremiah Silver.

Resol ced, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the Slate of Michigan, That the Commissioner of the State Land Office be, and

Jeremiah he is hereby authorized and directed, on condition that Jeremiah Sil. Silver ver of Cass county, will surrender the certificate which he now holds for the south east quarter of section No. sixteen, in township number eight, south of range No. fifteen west, containing one hundred and sixty acres of land, to convey to him, the said Jeremiah Silver, by deed in the usual form, the north east fractional quarter of section No. sixteen, in township No, eight, south of range No. fifteen west, containing one hundred and seven acres and 50-100 of an acre of land, according to the returns of the Surveyor General, upon surrender of the certificate heretofore issued therefor.

Approved March 22, 1845.

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No. 18.
Joint ResOLUTION rclative to the claim of D.

Ferguson, Jr.
Resolved. By the Senate and Iluse of Representa:ires of the State
D. Fergus'n

of Michigan, That the State Treasurer be, and he hereby is auihorized and directed to pay to D. Ferguson, junior, Ilie sum of thirty-two dollars, out of any moncy in the treasury, nui oherwise appropriated, it being in full for services rendered by said Ferguson in behalf of the state.

Approved March 22, 1813.

No. 19.
JOINT RESOLUTION relative to a settlement with E.

Corning and Company.
Resolved, By the Sena'e and IIouse of Representatives of the State

of Michigan, That the Board of Internal Improvenient be, and they Beide claim are hereby directed to seule and adjust the claim of E. Corning and

Company, of Albany, for spike furnished for ive railroads, and upon the surrender of warranis numbered two thousand iliree hundied and seven, and seven thousand three hundred and fifty-six, to said board, the amount thereof shall be payable out of the proceeds of the roads in the same manner as other contracts för spike.

Approved March 12, 1845.

No. 20.
JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the routes of the Central

and Southern Railroads.
Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the Slate
of Michigan, That the Board of Internal Improvement be and they
hereby are instructed and authorized to have the routes of the Central
Railroad from Kalamazon to St. Joseph, and of the Southern Rail
road from Hillsdale to Coldwater, surveyed and located, and a care
ful detailed estimate made of the cost of grubbing, grading, and buił

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ding the same, and of procuring the right of way, and report to the next legislature.

Resoloeil, That there be, and hereby is appropriated a quantity of internal improvemeni lands absolutely necessary lo defray the expenses of said survey and estimate.

Approved March 21, 1945.

No. 22. Joint RESOLUTION relative to the powers conferred upon

the board of auditors established to investigate certain clainis, &c., under the act of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five. Resolved By the Senate and House of Representatives of the State

Duty of B. of Michigan, That in carrying into effect the provisious of an act to or auditora: establish a board of auditors to investigate certain claims growing out of the sales of primary or common school University and internal improvement lands, &c , approved March, 1845, the board of auditors established thereby, shall upon satisfactory evidence of the justice of s: id claim or application, make an award in favor of such claimint or applicant of the lands claimel, or any part thereof, or of any other parcel of land belonging to tho fund to be affected by said claim, the same being duly designated and described in said award; and upon the presentation of any such award, approved by the Governor, to the proper state officer, he is hereby authorized and required to execuie to the claimant or applicant, his heirs or assigns a proper conveyance of the land so awarded; making all necessary entries teresi in the books of his ollice: Provider, That in those cases where said bord cut clearly determine upon the equity of the application, the said board any in their discretion report a statemint of facis to ide nexi legislature.

Approved, March 24, 1913.

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