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No. 45.
An Act to revive and extend an act entitled “an act to

extend Fort Street, in the city of Detroit, until it in-
tersects the road leading from the Detroit river to
Dearbornville."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaTo extend Port street. tives of the State of Michigan, That an act entitled “ an act to ex

tend Fort street, in the city of Detroit, until it intersects the road leading from the Detroit river to Dearbornville, approved March 32d, A. D. 1837,” be, and the same is hereby revived and extended.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No. 46.

Election.

An Act to modify the License Law. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That at each township and charter election hereafter to be held in this State, the inspectors of election shall furnish for the reception of the ballots of qualified voters, an additional box, to be kept opened, and the ballots therein deposited to be canvassed, and the result ascertained and declared in the same manner with other votes cast at such election.

Sec. 2. There shall be written or printed upon the ballots deposited in said box by the qualified voters, the words " License ” or “No License,” and if, upon canvassing the said votes, it should be found that a majority of the votes given were inscribed “ No License,” the township, city and village authorities, heretofore authorized to grant licenses, shall be thereby prohibited from granting any license during the year next ensuing, for the sale of intoxicating liquors of any kind.

Sec. 3. If, upon such canvass, it should be ascertained that a majority of the votes thus cast were inscribed with the word “ License,"

Box to be furnished.

License.

then the township, village and city authorities may, in their discretion, grant licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors, according to the provisions of existing laws.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No. 47.

Road dis

Oakland &

An Act to organize a road district of parts of the

counties of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the territory described as fol-tricts in lows, being one mile in width on each side of the road laid out ac- Macomb. cording to law as a public highway, and partially improved, leading from the Clinton river on the county line, between the counties of Oakland and Macomb; said one mile on each side of said road to commence at section twelve in Royal Oak, and section seven in the town of Warren, thence south to the south bounds of said counties, thence southerly to the Fort Gratiot road, near the city of Detroit, is hereby organized and declared to be a road district for the pur.. poses

of this act. Sec, 2. Charles Davy, of Warren, is appointed the commissioner thereof to receive and expend in and upon the improvement and oy Com'r. working of said highway, and the ditches connected therewith, for the ensuing three years, the highway taxes assessed, and not expended, or to be hereafter annually assessed on said one mile in width on each side of said highway, who may be removed from office by the Governor; and in case of a vacancy in the said office of commissioner by death or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled from time to time by a new appointment by the Governor of this state. Sec. 3. The laws of this state relating to highways, the assessing

Amendment and collecting, expending and working out road taxes and assessments, shall have effect and regulale all the proceedings within said road district above described and organized, except as modified and regulated by this act.

Sec, 4 This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

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its passage.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No. 48.
An Act to amend an act entitled “ An act to divide

the Upper Peninsula into six counties and to define
the boundaries of the same," approved March 9,
1843.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That sections four and five (4 and 5) of an act entitled “an act to divide the Upper Peninsula into six counties and to define the boundaries of the same," approved March 9,

1843, be and the same are hereby repealed, Sec. 4, 5, 6. Sec. 2. That the following sections stand as sections four, five and

six, (4, 5, and 6) of said act, to wit:

Sec. 4. All that portion of the State, embraced between ranges twenty-three and twenty-four (23 and 21) west, the north boundary of township forty-one (41,) the line between ranges thirty-seven and thirty-eight, (37 and 38) west, and the north boundary of township forty-nine, (49,) shall be laid off as a separate county and known and designated as the county of Marquette.

Sec. 5. All that portion of the State embraced between the north boundary of township forty-nine, (49,) the line between ranges thirseven and thirty-eight (37 and 38) west, and lake Superior, together with the islands in said lake west of the county of Schoolcraft, shall be laid off as a separate county, and be known and distinguished as the county of Houghton.

Sec. 6. All that portion of the State embraced within the line between ranges thirty-seven and thirty-eight (37 and 38) west, the north boundary of township forty-one (41,) the Montreal river and Lake Superior, shall be laid off as a seperate county, and be known and designated as the county of Ontonogon.

Sec. 3. Sections six and seven [6 and 7] of the act referred to, shall be numbered as sections seven and eight, L7 and 8.]

Sec. 4. Section seven (7) of the original act above referred to, shall be amended by inserting the word “ Houghton" between the words Marquette” and “and," in the first line of said section.

Sec. 5. The title of the act above referred to shall be amended by striking out the word "six" in said title, and inserting the word “seven" in lieu thereof,

Sec. 7 and 8

Amendment

Title amended.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1845.

No. 49.
An Act to provide for the alteration of a certain

State road.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the commissioners of Highways of

Alteration. the township of Hanover, in the county of Jackson, or their successors in office, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to alter the State road running through said township on section number twenty-five : Prorided said alteration shall be attended with no expense to said township or county.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and alier its passage.

Approved March 19, 1815.

No. 50.

Com'rs to take ac

ment of

An Act to authorize the appointment of commis

sion ers to take acknowldgement of Deeds and Instruments of writing under seal out of the State.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigar, That the Governor be hereby authorized to name, appoint, and commission one or more commissioners in

knowledgeeach or such of the other states and territories of the United States, deeds, &c. or in the District of Columbia, as he may deem expedient ; which commissioners shall continue in office during the pleasure of the Governor, and shall have authority to take acknowledgment and proof of the execution of any deed, mortgage or other conveyance of any land, tenements, or hereditaments lying and being in this Sta': , any contract, letter of attorney, or any other writing under seal, o be used and recorded in this state ; and such acknowledgment or proof taken or made in the manner directed by the laws o this State, and

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certified by any one of said commissioners, before whom the same shall be taken or made, under his seal, which certificate shall be endorsed on said deed or instrument aforesaid, shall have the same force and effect, and be as good and valid in law for all purposes, as if the same had been taken or made before any officer authorized to take such acknowledgment residing in this state.

Sec. 2. Every commissioner appointed by virtue of this act shall have full power and authority to administer an oath or affirmation to any person who shallbe willing and desirous to make such oath orqaffirmation before him, and such asfidavit or affirmation made before such commissioner, shall, and is hereby declared to be as good and effectual to all intents and pnrposes, as if taken by any officer authorized to administer oaths, resident in this state. Provided, that wilsul and false swearing in taking any such oath or afiirmation, would by the laws of the state wherein the same shall be made, be deemed perjury.

Sec. 3. Every commissioner appointed as aforesaid, before he shall proceed to perform any duty under and by virtue of this law shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before a justice of the peace, in the city or county in which such commissioner shall reside, well and faithfully to execute and perform all the duties of such commissioner, under and by virtue of the laws of this state ; which oath or affirmation shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State of this state.

Approved March 19, 1845.

Oath.

Siate road.

No. 51.
An Act to provide for laying out, establishing and con-

structing a State Road, in the county of Mcaomb. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there be laid out and established a State road in the county of Macomb, commencing on the base line between sections thirty-three and thirty-four, in township one north, of range twelve east, running thence north through the townships of Warren and Sterling, on the most direct and eligible route to the vilage of Utica, in said county, and that Pliny Power, Robert F. Mitchel, and Andrew D. Davison, bo and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish said road.

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