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tires of the State of Michigan, That section two of an act entitled an Act amenact to amend an act entitled an act to establish and improve the Pon. tiac and Grand River road, approved March 12, A. D. 1845, be amended by inserting after the words, of the county of Oakland, in the fourth line of said section, "and Marcellus Hillman, of the couñty of Livingston."

Sec. 2. And that section six be amended by striking out the words, “ Board of Supervisors,” in the seventeenth line of said section, so far as relates to the counties of Oakland, Genesee, Livingston and ShiaWassee, and inserting therein the words " Judge of Probate."

Sec. 3. The several commissioners of said Board in the counties of Oakland, Genesee, Livingston and Shiawassee, in and for their re- sioner om

powered. spective counties, are each hereby invested with all the powers for opening said road in their respective counties, with which Commis. sioners of Highways are invested for opening highways in their sev. eral townships.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 29, 1848.

Commig

No. 24.

AN ACT to provide for the payment of interest on the liquidated

portion of the five million loan.

State Tren

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the State Treasurer is hereby surer to carauthorized, from time to time, and as often as they semi-annually be- coupons an come due, to pay up and cancel the coupons upon the full paid five bonde. million loan bonds, and the interest on the bonds heretofore issued for unpaid interest on said loan bonds up to July 1, 1845, outstanding and falling due in January and July, annually, out of any moneys in the Treasury, to the credit of the general fund, and not otherwise appropriated, whenever, in his opinion, such payments can be made without impairing the ability of said fund, to promptly meet its just indebtedness and accruing liabilities.

Sec. 2. To reimburse the said general fund for all payments made State Trea therefrom by the State Treasurer, in accordance with the provisions mulee tieto contained in the first section of this act, the said Treasurer is hereby fer.

authorized and required to transfer and place to the credit of said fund a sum equal to the aggregate of all such payments, out of the first moneys coming into the Treasury as the proceeds of the extra State tax authorized to be raised for the payment of the coupons upon said full paid bonds by the “ act to liquidate the public debt and to provide for the payment of interest thereon, and for other purposes," approved March 8, 1843 : Provided, That in estimating any deficiency under

the provisions of the act in this section referred to, for the purpose of Deficiency levying an extra State tax to meet such deficiency, the Auditor Gented by Au. eral is hereby directed to estimate such deficiency without deducting

therefrom any payment that may have been made under the provisions of this act from the general fund.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 29, 1848.

ditor Gen.

No. 25.

AN ACT to extend the time for the collection and return of taxes in

the township of Greenfield, in the county of Wayne.

ded

Treasurer to renew

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaTime exten

tives of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection of taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, in the township of Greenfield, in the county of Wayne, is hereby extended to the first day of March next.

Sec. 2. The Treasurer of said township is hereby authorized and Duty of township empowered to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as he could have

done during the life time of his warrant, and make his return any bond, &c.

time before the first day of March next; and his said warrant is hereby continued in force until the said first day of March: Provided, he shall first renew his official bond to the satisfaction of the Treasurer of said county of Wayne.

Sec. 3. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County of unpai!Treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned returned.

to the Auditor General as soon as practicable ; and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest computed from the same time as other taxes for the year eighteen hundred and fortyseven, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.

taxes to be

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 31, 1848.

ded.

No. 26.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection and return of taxes in

the township of Brighton, in the county of Livingston. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Time extentires of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Brighton, in the county of Livingston, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven, is hereby extended to the first Monday of March next. Sec. 2. The Treasurer of said township is hereby authorized and

Duty of empowered to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as he could have

township

Treasurer. done during the life time of his warrant, and make his return at any time before the first Monday of March next: Provided he shall first renew his official bond to the satisfaction of the Treasurer of said county. Sec. 3. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County

tax Treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned es to be re to the Auditor General as soon as practicable, and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest computed from the same time as other taxes for the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 31, 1843.

turned, &c.

No. 27. AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the draining of swamps, marshes and other low lands, approved March 17, 1847.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Act amendtives of the State of Michigan, That section eleven of an act entitled an act to provide for the draining of swamps, marshes and other low lands, approved March 17, 1847, be amended by adding thereto the

ed.

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following proviso, to stand as a part of said section : Provided, That any order drawn or to be drawn by the said commissioners upon the Treasurer of the county of Lenawee, pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall be receivable by the Treasurers of the proper town. ships respectively, in payment of any tax assessed and levied upon any lands for the purposes mentioned in the act hereby amended.

Approved January 31, 1848.

No. 28.
AN ACT authorizing the Commissioner of the State Land Office to

sell to the Township Board of the township of Caledonia, a certain
piece of land.

Commis'r
of land office

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaeine piece of tires of the State of Michigan, That the Commissioner of the State land.

Land Office be, and he hereby is authorized to sell, at the minimum price, three acres of land out of the south-east corner of the south-east one-fourth of section sixteen, in the township of Caledonia, in the county of Kent, to the Township Board, of said township : Provided, the said Commissioner is of the opinion that such sale will not prejudice the sale of the remaining portion of said land.

Approved January 31, 1848.

State Auditors to tix time for hearing claims, &c.

No. 29.
AN_ACT to amend an act entitled an act to amend section forty-four

of chapter twelve of the Revised Statutes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
tives of the State of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors upon
the presentation of any claim or matter which has been or which here-
after may be referred by the Legislature to them for adjustment, shall
fix a time for the hearing thereof, reasonable notice of which shall be
given by them to the Attorney General ; and they may in their dis-
cretion adjourn the hearing of any such matter from time to time.

Sec. 2. Any member of said board may issue subpoena for witnessess, whose attendance the board may compel by attachment, and who may be sworn by any member of the board.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved February 2, 1848.

May issue subpoena.

No. 30.
AN ACT designating the places for holding the Senatorial Canvass

in Senatorial Districts numbers four and five.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Revised tires of the State of Michigan, That so much of section three, chap- amended. ter eight, title two, of the Revised Statutes as requires the Senatorial canvass to be held in the county having the greatest number of inhabitants, shall not apply to Senatorial Districts numbers four and five.

Sec, 2. The Senatorial canvass in and for the fourth Senatorial Fourth Se. District, shall from and after the passage of this act, be held at Cassopolis, at the office of the clerk of the county of Cass.

Sec. 3. The Senatorial canvass in and for the fifth Senatorial Dis- Fifth Senatrict shall, from and after the passage of this act, be held at Kalamazoo, trict. at the office of the clerk of the county of Kalamazoo.

Approved February 3, 1848.

natorial Dis. trict.

toriai Dis.

No. 31.

AN ACT to authorize William H. Brown to build a dam across the

Thornapple, in the county of Kent. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. Empowered tires of the State of Michigan, That William H. Brown, his heirs and to build dam assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to build a dam across the Thornapple river, in the county of Kent, on section ten, in township five, north of range ten west.

Sec. 2. Said dam shall not exceed six feet in height, and the occu- Height and pant shall construct therein or thereat a convenient lock for the safe particulars passage of boats, rafts and other water crafts, (whenever the County or Circuit Court of Kent county aforesaid, shall order the same to be done, upon good cause shown.) Sec. 3. If at any time hereafter the water should be required to be

When dam. drawn from said river, for the purposes of internal improvement or gros niteto navigation, it shall not be lawful for the said William H. Brown, his heirs or assigns, to recover any damages therefor.

Sec. 4. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize the Not to flow person above named, his heirs or assigns, to enter upon, or flow the ers. lands of any person or persons.

be claimed,

landa of oth

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