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depth, and to be furnished with a lock or locks sufficiently large to al-
Right of way the right of way shall first be procured by the said Alexander McLeod. Sec. 3. The said Alexander McLeod is hereby authorized and em- dam.
Heighth of powered to build his said dam so as not to exceed eight feet in height above common low water mark. Sec. 4. The said canal to be completed in three years from the pas- Time for
of this act; and the use of said canal, from and after its completion, to be at all times free of charge.
Sec. 5. So much of the act entitled an act authorizing Sandy McLeod to build a dam across the Cheboygan river, in the county of Cheboygan, as requires the said Sandy McLeod to construct a lock at said dam, shall be repealed from and after the completion of the canal and lock or locks as contemplated in this act.
Approved March 22, 1848.
AN ACT to extend the limits of the township of lonia. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That sections twenty-two, twenty-se- Lande atven, and thirty-four, in township number seven north, of range num- township of ber six west, and also so much of said township as lies north of the centre of Grand River, now belonging to the township of Lyons, be and the same is hereby attached to the township of lonia ; also, so much of township number seven north, of range number six west, as is now attached to the township of Berlin, be and the same is hereby attached to the township of lonia.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
Approved March 22, 1943.
approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represca tatives of the State of Michigan, That an act entitled "an act relative to plank roads," approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting between sections twenty-three and twenty-four of said act, to stand as section tion twenty-four, the following:
Sec. 24. Every plank road company hereafter incorporated shall at all times permit any person, with any team, animal, or otherwise, paying toll as aforesaid, to travel upon the road and through the gates of such company without unnecessary hindrance or delay, and for ev. ery offence against the provisions of this section by said company or any agent or person in its employ, said company shall forfeit and pay a penalty not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, to be recovered by the party aggrieved before any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 22, 1948.
AN ACT to incorporate the Detroit and Saline Plank Road Company.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representareceive sub. tives of the State of Michigan, That Henry Ledyard, Shubael Conant, cap. stock, of Detroit, and John W. Vancleve, Mark Morris, Walter B. Hewitt, of
Ypsilanti, D. S. Haywood, of Saline, and William S. Maynard, of Ana Arbor, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Detroit and Saline plank road company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the Detroit and Saline plank road company, with corporate succession.
Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay Line of road. Olit, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from the city of Detroit, in the county of Wayne, to the village of Saline, in the county of Washtenaw, by the way of Ypsilanti, with the privilege of constructing a branch from the village of Wayne, to the village of Schwarzburg, in the county of Wayne, and also from the village of Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw.
Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one hundred capital. thousand dollars, in four thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each. Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixty Duration of
charter, right years from and after its passage, but the legislature may at any time, ot repeal,&c. alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years of the passage of this act, unless it shall be made to appear to the legislature that there has been a violation by the company of some of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years, no alteration or reduction of the tolls of said compaay shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly nett profits of said company over and above all expenses, shall exceed ten per cent. on the capital stock invested : Provided, There be no violation of the charter of said company.
Sec. 5. The provisions of an act entitled an act relative to plank roads, approved March 13, 1848, shall be and are nade a part of this ject to gener
al plank road act.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
This act sub
pids, approved April fifth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Actamend'd. tides of the State of Michigan, That all after the enacting clause of section one of an act entitled “an act to incorporate the village of Grand Rapids,” approved April fifth, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight, be stricken out, and the following inserted, viz: That all that tract of country situated in the township of Grand Rapids and county
of Kent, embraced within the following bounds, to wit: beginning at the fractional corner, on the east bank of Grand river, between sections twenty-five and thirty-six, township seven north, of range twelve west, thence east along the line between said section, and between sections thirty and thirty-one, town seven north, range eleven west, to the middle of the south boundary of the west half of the southeast quarter of section thirty, town seven north, range eleven west, afore. said, thence north to Cold brook, thence along the north bank of said Cold brook to the east bank of Grand river, thereon along said bank at the low water mark, thence to the place of beginning be and the same is hereby constituted a town corporate, by the name of the “ yillage of Grand Rapids."
Sec. 2. That all of section four of said act, down to and including the word “ abilities,” in the seventh line, as printed, be stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof : 6 Each one of the trus. tees, before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall take an oath or affirmation, which oath or affirmation may be administered by any justice of the peace, to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of this state, and that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of trustee of said village, ac. cording to the best of his abilities, and file the same with the clerk of the board.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 23, 1848.
purpose of improving a State Road from Battle Creek, in the coun-
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. int imp land appropriat'd tives of the State of Michigan, That five thousand acres of internal
improvement lands be and the same are hereby appropriated for the purpose of improving a state road from Battle Creek, in the county of Calhoun, through Bellevue and Charlotte, in the county of Eaton, to Michigan, in the county of Ingham.
Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of Special com'r this act, the Governor of this state is hereby authorized to appoint a pointed special commissioner, who shall, in virtue of his appointment, have the control and management of the said improvement in this act specified, and shall superintend, in person, the outlay of the above appropriation, and for that purpose may employ laborers, purchase materials, and let by contract to the lowest bidder, such jobs as he may deem advisable, upon receiving the bond of any such contractor, with suffi. cient sureties, conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract: Provided, That public notice of the time and place of such letting be first given, by publishing the same for three successive weeks in the newspapers published in Battle Creek and Michigan.
Sec. 3. Upon the completion of any job, and in payment of the Payment of amount stipulated in the contract therefor, and also in payment for and others. any labor procured or materials purchased by said commissioner for the purposes contemplated by this act, such commissioner may draw his orders upon the Auditor General, who shall issue warrants thereon drawn against and made payable in internal improvement lands : Provided, That the aggregate orders so drawn by said commissioner shall not exceed the amount of land hereinbefore appropriated, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. Sec. 4. The warrants thus issued by the Auditor General, as afore
Warrants said, upon orders drawn by said commissioner, as aforesaid, shall be payable in receivable at par in payment for any internal improvement lands unsold and not otherwise specifically appropriated, at the time of the presentation of any such warrants at the state land office.
Sec. 5. The said commissioner, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, ta and execute a bond to the people of this state, with sufficient sureties, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties devolved upon him as such commissioner, which said bond shall be approved by and filed in the office of the Auditor General. Sec. 6. The said commissioner shall proceed in the outlay of the
Compensat'n appropriation made by this act, with all the diligence and despatch of comrand
acc't, c. compatible with proper economy and the best interests of the state, and shall receive for his services a sum not exceeding two dollars per day, for the time necessarily employed by him in the discharge of the
ath & file bond.