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Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of said commissioners to lay out and establish said road within six months from the

passage of this act, and sioners, dufile a survey of so much of said road as shall be laid out in each of the aforesaid townships with the respective township clerks, who shall record the same in a book kept for that purpose.

Sec. 3. That for the purpose of constructing said road, there be, and is hereby appropriated to be expended as hereinafter provided the lates. non-resident highway tax for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, which shall remain unexpended on the first day of May next, and the non-resident highway taxes which may hereafter be assessed for the years one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, ore thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, upon lands owned by nonresidents upon the line of said road, through said townships, for the distance of four miles east from the west line of said townships, excepting so much of said four miles in width as may be east of the Clinton river, and sections eighteen, nineteen, thirty and thirty-one, in said township of Warren.

Sec. 4. The commissioners of highways in each of the above na- Highway med townships shall have the superintendance of said road within their respective townships, and shall direct where the labor shall be performed on said road, and receive and pay out the funds hereby ap'propriated in their respective townships for the construction of said road.

Sec. 5. Said commissioners of highways in their respective town- Power of ships shall have the power to contract for the doing of work on said road in such parcels as they may deem expedient, first giving public notice of the time and place of the letting of such contracts, by posting up at least three notices in three of the most public places in the aforesaid village of Utica, at least ten days before the letting of said contracts, which said contracts shall be let to the lowest bidder, giving good security to the satisfaction of said commissioners of highways for the faithful performance of said contracts.

Sec. 6. Any non-resident who may wish to perform the labor assessed upon his lands lying within the limits designated in the third may work section of this act, may apply either by his agent or otherwise, to the



his tax.


commissioners of highways of either of the aforesaid townships in which his lands lie, and upon such application said commissioners of highways shall direct when and where, and in what manner the labor shall be performed on said road, and whenever the same shall be fully and satisfactorily performed, the said commissioners of highways shall give a receipt therefor, and upon presentation of such receipt to the overseer of highways of the road district in which said lands lie, if presented before the time designated by law for the return of unpaid highway taxes, the said overseer shall cancel the tax acknowledged to be paid by said receipt.

Sec. 7. Whenever any person shall commute the highway tax assessed upon non-resident lands embraced within the provisions of this act, and the same shall be paid to the overseers of highways, he shall pay the same within thirty days thereafter to the township treasurer of the proper township, who shall give his receipt the resor, and all monies collected in either of said townships shall be disbursed in the township in which it is collected.

Sec. 8. Each of the persons employed in the laying out and estaCompensa- blishing said road, shail be allowed such compensation for his servi

ces as the township board of each of the aforesaid townships shall deem reasonable, to be paid out of the aforesaid road sund.

Sec. 9. Any person who shall refuse or neglect to perform the du

ties enjoined upon him by this act, shall forfeit and pay a sum not Penalty for negleci.

less than five, nor more than twenty dollars ; and the supervisors of the aforesaid townships are authorized and empowered to sue for and collect the same in an action of debt before any justice of the peace in said township, and when collected pay the same over in equal portions to the treasurers of said townships for the benefit of said road.

Sec. 10. The laws regulating highways in this state not contrary to the provisions of this act shall apply to this road.

Sec. 11. The state shall not be chargeable with any expenses or charges incurred by the laying out and establishing said road.

Sec. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage,

Approved February 19, 1845.


No. 52.

Ann Reeve.

An Act to authorize Ann Reeve to execute a convey

ance or conveyances of certain real estate. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Ann Reeve, of Detroit, in the county of Wayne, be and is hereby authorized to execute a deed or deeds in due form, of the following described premises, to wit: The west half of the south east quarter and the north east quarter of south east quarter of section thirty-four, in township one north of range twelve east, according to the United States survey for the state of Michigan, heretofore conveyed to James Flynn, of Rochester, in the state of New York, as trustee for the said Ann Reeve, and any such deed or deeds duly executed and recorded shall be deemed to convey and assure to the grantees therein named, their heirs and assigns for ever, the full and sufficient legal title, in and to the aforesaid prem ises for all intents and purposes whatever.

Sec. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prejudice the in. terests, or impair the vested rights of any person or persons not a party to any conveyance to be executed under the provisions of this act.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, March 19, 1845.

No. 53.
An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorpo-

rate the village of Coldwater, in the county of
Branch," approved February 29, 1837.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section one of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “ That all that tract or parcel Amendment of land in the county of Branch, embraced in the following limits, to wit : South west quarter of section 15, west half of section. 22, the whole of section 21, and the south half of section 16 in township 6 south of range 6 west, be, and the same is hereby constituted a town

Power of Trustees.

corporation, and shall be known by the name or title of the village of Coldwater."

Sec. 2. Strike out the words “Central Exchange,” in the second and third lines of section two of said act, and insert the words “Court House."

Sec. 3. The President and Trustees shall have power,

First. To levy and collect a capitation or poll tax, and also a tax on real and personal estate, not exceeding one half of one per centum per annum, to be expended in improving the streets, commons, lanes and alleys.

Second. To make rules and regulations for the prevention of fires; to prevent gambling, horse-racing and immoderate driving ; to remove nuisances and obstructions from the streets, commons, lanes and alleys; to preserve shade and ornamental trees; for the apprehension and punishment of vagrants, drunkards and idle persons, and to regulate cemeteries and yards for the burial of the dead.

Third. To procure, at the expense of the corporation, from the Register's office of the county of St. Joseph, copies of all plats or maps of said village, or parts thereof, duly certified by said Register, and cause the same to be recorded in the Register's office of Branch county ; the said Register is hereby authorized and required, on payment of the usual fees, to record the same.

Fourth To survey and plat (in addition to what already is recorded) from time to time so much of said village as has been or shall hereafter be laid out, used or occupied as village lots, and number the same, and the said plat when certified under the hands of the President and Trustees, and by them duly acknowledged, shall be recorded in the Register's office of Branch county, and when so recorded, said lots may for the purpose of assessing and the collection of taxes there. on, be known and described by their number.

Sec. 4. Justices of the Peace residing within the village, shall have jurisdiction of all causes of action and suits arising under the charter or any ordinance of said Board of Trustees, where the debt or damages shall not exceed one hundred dollars.

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

Jurisdiction of J.P.

utes amended.

No. 54.
An Act to amend chapter 3, title 3, part 1st, of the

Revised Statutes, relative to the duty of county

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section sixty-seven, chapter Revisedstatthree, title three, part first of the revised statutes, be and the same is hereby umended by adding an additional clause, as follows : 6 And if any county surveyor shall resign or be removed from office, or remove from the county for which he was elected, or if his term of office expire or be otherwise determined, except by death, he shall within thirty days therefrom deliver over to the clerk of the county for which he was elected, all field notes, books and


which are required to be kept as matters of record. And if any county surveyor or deputy shall neglect or refuse to deliver over the same as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay over to the treasurer of the county, for

Penalty. every three month's neglect or refusal, a sum not exceeding twentyfive dollars, to be recovered with costs in an action on the case, at the suit of said treasurer, before any justice of the peace in the township in which said surveyor may reside.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That section seventy of said chapter three, title three, part first of the revised statuies, be and the same is hereby repealed, and the following section substituted in lieu there. of :

Sec. 3. The county surveyor and his deputies shall receive for their services a sum not exceeding three dollars per pay, and for each mile they shall travel in going to and returning from the land surveyed, six cents. And for recording each survey, fifty cents, for a plat and certificate, fifty cents, and for a copy fifty cents.

Approved March 19, 1845.



No. 55.
An Act to amend chapter four, title one, part three

of the Revised Statutes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
tives of the State of Michigan, That chapter four, title one, part

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