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be held at the school house in school district number onc, in said township.

Sec. 9. All that part of the county of Van Buren, designated by the United States survey as township number two south of range number sixteen west, be and the same is hereby organized into a separate township by the uame of South Haven, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Daniel Taylor, in said township.

Sec. 10. All that part of the county of Van Buren designated by the United States survey as township number four south of range number thirteen west, be and the same is organized into a separate township by the name of Porter, and the first township meeting shall be held at the school house near the residence of Benjamin Reynolds in said township. Sec. 11. All that part of the county of Lapeer, designated as the

Lapeer. south half of township number ten north of range number eight east, be, and the same is hereby attached to the township of Lapeer for judicial, election and taxation purposes.

Sec. 12. That all that territory known and designated by the United States survey as the county of Montcalm, [excepting townships nine and ten north of range five west,] be and the same is hereby organized into a township by the name of Montcalm, and said township is hereby attached to the county of Ionia for election, judicial, and taxation purposes ; and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Anson Ensign, in said township. Sec. 13. All that part of the county of Ionia designated by the

Danby. United States survey as township number five north of range number five west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Danby, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Chancellor Barringer, in said township

Sec. 14. All that part of the county of lonia designated by the United States survey as township number six north of

Orange.

range number six west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a sepe. rate township by the name of Orange ; and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Dean W. Tyler, in said township.

Sec. 16. All that part of the county of lonia designated by the

Montcalm.

Sebewa.

United States survey as township number five north of range number six west, [now part of the township of Berlin and Portland,] be, and the same is hereby set off from said townships of Berlin and Portland, and organized into a separate township by the name of Sebawa ; and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Jacob Showerman, in said township.

Sec. 16. All that part of the county of lonia, designated by the Ronald,

United States survey as township number eight north of range number six west, be and the same is hereby set off from the townships of Lyons and lonia, in said county, and organized into a separate township by the name of Ronald, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of William J. Clarkes, in said township.

Sec. 17. And that part of the county of St. Joseph designated by Sturgis.

the United States survey as township number eight south of range number ten west, [now part of the township of Sherman,] be, and the same is hereby set off from said township of Sherman, and organized into a separate township by the name of Sturgis, and the first township meeting shall be held at the Sturgis Prairie Hotel, in said township, and the next township meeting for the township of Sherman, shall be held at the house of George Taylor, in said township.

Sec. 18. All that part of the county of Branch designated by the Noble.

United States survey as township number eight south of range number eight west, [now part of the township of Bronson,] be and the same is hereby set off from said township of Bronson, and organized into a separte township by the name of Noble, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of John Grove, in said township.

Sec. 16. All that part of the village plat of the village of RawStreets va- sonville, in the counties of Wayne and Washtenaw, lying on the

southerly side of the river Huron, be and the same is hereby vacated and all streets, public squares and alleys in the part of said village plat hereby vacated, shall revert to Amariah Rawson, his heirs and assigns forever.

Sec. 20. All that part of the county of St. Joseph designated by the United States survey as sections numbered thirty-four, thirty-five and thirty-six, of township number seven south of range number eleven west, [now part of the township of Florence, in said county,] be and the same is hereby set off from said township of Florence, and

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attached to township number eight south of range number eleven west. Sec. 21. All that part of the village of Flint, described as blocks Part of vil

lage of Flint numbered 44, 46, 48 and 50, and the streets bordering on the same be and they are hereby vacated.

Sec. 22. That the name of the township of Carnes, in the county of Marquette be and the same is hereby changed to that of MacLeod.

MacLeod. Sec. 23. That the name of the township of Romulus, in the coun

Wayne. ty of Wayne, shall be, and the same is hereby changed to Wayne.

Sec. 24. That the name of the township of Tom Benton, in the Benton, county of Eaton, shall be, and the same is hereby changed to Benton.

Sec. 25. That the territory of the township of Essex, in the county of Clinton, be, and the same is hereby extended so as to embrace township nine north of ranges two, three and four west, being now a part of the county of Gratiot.

Sec. 26. That the county of Huron be, and the same is hereby organized into a separate township by the name of Polk, and that Polk. the first township meeting be held at the dwelling house of John Clice, in said township

Sec. 27. All that part of the village plat known as the north-east division of Lapeer county site, which is situated south of Farmer's Part of vilCreek, and east of Flint River, be, and the same is hereby vacated. por vacaSec. 28. All that part of the county of Saginaw designated by the

NorthampUnited States survey as township number nine north of ranges num- ton. ber one, two, three and four east, be, and the same is hereby organized into a separate township by the name of Northampton, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of T. W. Wright, in said township.

Sec. 29. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No, 43.
An Act for the relief of the Monroe and Ypsilanti

Railroad Company.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
Time exten-
ded. tives of the State of Michigan, That the time for the construction

of the Monroe and Ypsilanti Railroad be extended six years from and
after the twentieth day of March, one thousand eight handred and
forty-four, [1844,) and the rights, powers and privileges of said cor-
poration shall be renewed and extended 10 them the same in every
particular as was originally granted them by their act of incorpora-
tion : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed in
the act to which this relat es as giving or conferring banking power
and privileges to suid company.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and aster its passage.
Approved March 19, 1845.

No. 44.
An Act to authorixe the board of supervisors of the

respective counties of this State to raise by tax, a
sum sufficient to erect county buildings.

to raise

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. Supervisors tives of the State of Michigan, That the board of supervisors of the authorized

several counties of this State be, and they are hereby authorized and 82000.

empowered, to cause to be raised by tax, in their respective counties, such sum or sums of money as said boards shall judge necessary, not exceeding two thousand dollars, to erect or purchase county buildings for their respective counties: Provided, however, That such sum shall not exceed two mills on the dollar upon the taxable property in any county in any one year.

Sec. 2. The proposition to raise money not exceeding two thouWhen reso- sand dollars as aforesaid, may be made at any regular meeting of the

board of supervisors, and it shall be by resolution, to be adopted by a majority of the said board, stating the amount proposed to be raised and the manner of raising the same, which resolution shall not be finally acted upon until after the first Monday of April thereafter :

ution.

lished.

When to be

Provided, The said resolution shall be printed in a newspaper published in the county, or in case there shall be no newspaper publish- to be pubed in the county, then it shall be posted up in some public place in each township, at least six weeks prior to the first Monday of April thereafter as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. No board of supervisors of any county in this State, shall erect any county buildings at a charge of more than two thousand

submitted to

the people. dollars upon the taxable property of their county, unless they first submit the question to the people, stuting the amount they propose to raise, and a majority of the electors voting at the eleetion of said county by vote, at a general or special election (in the manner now provided by law) shall authorize said board to raise by tax or loan, the amount so specified. Sec. 4. If the board of supervisors of any county shall, by resolu

Contracts, tion, determine to raise any sum, not exceeding two thousand dol- how Ict. lars, for the objects contemplated in this act, or if the people shall, by vote, as aforesaid, authorize the raising a larger sum, then the said board of supervisors, in letting contracts under their said resolution, or in pursuance of the said vote of the people, shall let the same in such manner that the aggregate expenditures for finishing said buildings shall not exceed the sum named in the resolution as aforesaid, or the sum authorized by the electors to be raised as the case

may be.

Sec. 5. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the county of

Oakland co. Oakland; but in said county the board of supervisors may, in their discretion, raise annually any sum not exceeding two thousand dollars by tax, upon the taxable property in said county, for the purpose of erecting suitable county buildings: Provided, The whole tax to be

Provisa levied for such purposes, shall in no case exceed eight thousand dollars; and in letting out contracts for the same, it shall be done in such manner that the aggregate expenditure for finishing said buildings, shall not exceed the sum of eight thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this statute are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1845.

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