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on the capital stock invested, provided there be no violation of the charter of said company.

Sec. 5. The provisions of an act relative to plank roads, approved General pro risions. March 13, 1843, shall be and are made a part of this act.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1848.

No. 181.

AN ACT further to provide for the organization of the Township of

Gross Pointe.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That if for any cause the township of Gross Pointe shall fail to complete its township organization pursuant to existing provisions of law, on the first Monday of April, A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-eight, it shall be lawful for the inhabitants of said township to hold a township meeting on the first Monday of May next, at the same place, and in the same manner, and for the same purposes now provided for by law; and such organization shall be as valid and effectual for all legal purposes as if the same were completed under existing provisions of law.

Sec. 2. All township officers elected at such meeting, on the first Monday of May next, shall qualify themselves for the discharge of their duties within the same period after their election, and in the same manner as now provided by law in the case of township officers, and the period for making and completing the assessment roll for said township is hereby extended, for all purposes, four weeks beyond the time now fixed by law.

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

Approved April 3, 1848.

No. 185.

may borrow certain moneys.

Loan to be

AN ACT authorizing the district board of fractional school district

number one, in the townships of Battle Creek, Emmett and Bedford, in the county of Calhoun, to borrow a certain sum of money.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Dist. board tives of the State of Michigan, That the district board of fractional school district number one, in the townships of Battle Creek, Emmett and Bedford, in the county of Calhoun, are hereby authorized to borrow, on the credit of said school district, at an interest of seven per cent per annum, and for a term of years not exceeding ten, a sum of money not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, for the purpose of building a school house in said district; and the said sum so borrowed shall not be applied to any other use or purpose than in building said school house.

Sec. 2. Whenever said district board shall have obtained said sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or any part thereof, for the purpose township

deposited in above specified, the same shall be paid into the treasury of the township of Battle Creek, to be drawn by the said boards for the purpose above specified, in the same manner and under the same restrictions as is provided for in case of other money in the treasury, agreeably to chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes.

Sec. 3. That said district board are hereby authorized, and it is Payment of made their duty, to provide for the payment of such money, whether principal or interest, that may accrue under the aforesaid loan, in the same manner as is provided for in case of other contingent expenses of the district.

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

Approved April 3, 1848.

treasury.

loan.

No. 186.

AN ACT to authorize Luther B. Hill and Porter S. Pennel to build

a dam across the Thornapple River, on section thirty-one, township four, north of range nine west, in the county of Barry.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Luther B. Hill and Porter S.

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Dam arıtho. Pennel, their heirs and assigns, are herely authorized to erect and

continue on their own lands or on the land of others, by the consent of the owners thereof, a dam ocross the Thornapple river, on section thirty-one, township four, north of range nie west, in the county of Barry: Provided, They or the the occupant of said dam, shall construct thereon a good and convenient lock for the safe passage of boats, rafts or other water craft, whenever the county or circuit court having jurisdiction in said county, shall order the same to be done upon good cause shown.

Sec. 2. Any person who shall destroy, or in any way injure said dam or lock lock or dam, shall be deemed to have committed a trespass upon the

owners thereof, and be liable to action accordingly; and any person who shall wilfully and maliciously destroy, or injure said lock or dam, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, be punished by fine or imprisonment or both in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the owners or occupants of said owner and dam, at all times, to keep, as contemplated by this act, said lock in reoccupant

pair, and to pass any water craft through the same free of toll and without unnecessary delay; and any person who shall be so detained shall be entitled to recover of said owners or occupants double the amount of the damages which he shall prove he has sustained by such detention, before any court of competent jurisdiction, with cost of suit.

Sec. 4. Nothing herein contained shall authorize the individuals

named in the first section of this act, their heirs or assigns, to enter Rinuts of

upon or flow, or otherwise injure the land of any person or persons, without the consent of such person or persons ; and the legislature may at any time hereafter alter, amend or repeal this act.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 3, 1948.

Duties of

persons.

No. 187.
AN ACT to establish an asylum for the deaf and dumb and the blind,

and also an asylum for the insane, of the state of Michigan. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there shall be established in this

lands for asylum for deaf and dumb,

state institutions under the title and style of the “Michigan Asylum apparni priata for the Educating the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind," and " Michigan Asylumn for the Insane," and that eight sections of the stale salt spring &c. lands, be and is hereby appropriate for the erection of suitable buildings therefor. Sec. 2. The government of said asylums shall be vested in a board

Trustees. of trustees, to consist of five members, who shall be elected annually by the legislature of this state in joint convention : Provided, The Governor shall have the authority to appoint the first trustee under this act. See. 3. The trustees authorized pursuant to the foregoing section, Trustees in

corporated. shall constitute a body corporate with the name and title of the “ Trustees of the Michigan Asylums," with the right as such of suing and being sued, of making and using a common seal, and altering the same at pleasure. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the above named trustees to meet at

Treasurer such time and place as the Governor shall appoint, and elect of their and clerk. own body a treasurer and clerk, who shall hold their offices one year and until their successors are chosen and qualified.

Sec. 5. Said trustees shall meet once in every three months, on their own arljournments, or oftener if they deem it advisable ; have Meeting of

truste's, their power to pass such by-laws and adopt such rules and regulations for patients and the management and control of the institution, as they may deem just

and right.

Ibid,

Sec. 6. The trustees shall have power, and it shall be their duty to enact laws for the government of said asylums, and also to appoint a principal for each institution, whose respective salaries shall not exceed eight hundred dollars per annum, and who shall nominate for the action of the board of trustees all necessary subordinate officers, who may be dismissed by said respective principals for inefficiency or misconduct; but in case of every removal a detailed statement of the causes shall be reported to the board of trustees by the principal making the removal.

Sec. 7. The trustees shall be the judges of the ability of the candi. date of this state for admission, to defray his or her expenses, and shall require the parent or guardians in all cases to pay the necessary expenses where they possess the ability, otherwise the same to be defrayed

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Annual report.

out of the asylum funds. They shall likewise admit into either institution candidates from any other state : Provided, The necessary expenses be defrayed by the parents or guardians of such persons.

Sec. 8. The board of trustees shall make out annually and report to the legislature, a detailed statement of the operations of said institution.

Sec. 9. The expenses necessarily incurred by such Trustees in the Expenses.

discharge of their duties shall be reimbursed to them to be paid as the other expenses of the institution.

Sec. 10. Said board when organized, is hereby authorized to receive proposals for donations of lands, money or other materials for the location and building of such asylums, and upon receiving a title of any lands, or the delivery of any money, materials, bonds or other security for such purpose, to and in behalf of the state for the benefit of such

asylums. Acting com'r

Sec. 11. The board of trustees shall appoint one of their number as acting commissioner, whose duty it shall be to make immediate selection of the lands hereby appropriated, and file a notice of such selection with the Commissioner of the State Land Office, which lands shall thereupon be under the exclusive control of the board of trustees, who shall have power to order the sale of such portions, from time to time, under the supervision of the Commissioner of the State Land Office, as they may deem proper, and for the best interests of the

State. Duties of:

Sec. 12. The acting commissioner shall also have the superintendcom'r.

ence of the erection of the necessary buildings, under the direction of the board of trustees, whose salary shall not exceed eight hundred dollars per annum, and which shall be in full for all his services, except

the necessary traveling fees. Proceeds of

Sec. 13. The proceeds of the lands and all other moneys shall be landspaid to paid to the treasurer authorized by this act, who may be required to

give bonds with sureties to be approved by the board, and filed with the Auditor General of the state, and all necessary expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act shall be paid therefrom on a warrant drawn by the clerk and approved by the chairman or president of the board.

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