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the internal improvement lands, or a less quantity in any one certificate of sale than the usual legal subdivision of said lands.

Sec. 7. For the purpose of laying out, opening and improving said

road, said commissioner shall possess the power now conferred by Power of commiss'ner law upon the highway commissioners of the several townships through

which said road shall be laid, and for settling and adjusting all claims for damages by persons interested in the lands through which said road shall be laid, he may apply to a justice of the peace of the proper township or an adjoining township, for the appointment of three disinterested appraisers, and the same proceedings shall thereupon be had in all respects as are now provided by law for the settlement of like cases by highway commissioners.

Sec. 8. The said commissioner shall cause an accurate map and map &c. to field notes of the survey of said road, or so much thereof as may be

included within the limits of each township, and that shall not run upon the line of an established road, to be filed in the office of the proper township clerk or clerks, who shall record the same in the manner now provided by law for recording public highways.

Sec. 9. Said commissioner shall proceed in the outlay of the apCompensatn of com'r.

propriations made by this act, with all diligence and dispatch compatible with the proper economy and the best interests of the State, and shall render to the Auditor General an account of all services by him thus rendered, verified by his oath, 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 duties devolved upon him by the provisions of this act, payable pro rata from the said appropriations, upon the warrant of the said Auditor General drawn upon the commissioner of the land office.

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 14, 1848.

No. 41.
AN ACT to organize certain townships in the counties of Marquette,

Houghton, Schoolcraft, and Ontonagon.

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

tires of the State of Michigan, That all that part of the county of Township of Houghton, designated as all that part of Kewanaw Point, east of the bor organizd line between ranges twenty.nine and thirty west, and in townships fifty-seven, fifty-eight and fifty-nine north, and the islands adjacent thereto, including Manitou Island, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Copper Harbor; and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by D. D. Brockway, in said township. Sec. 2. That all that part of the county of Houghton embraced in

Eag Harbor. townships fifty-seven, fifty-eight, and fifty-nine north, of range thirty west, and the east half of townships fifty-seven and fifty-eight north, of range thirty-one west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Eagle Harbor, and the first township meeting to be held at the house now or recently occupied by Hiram Joy.

Sec. 3. That all that part of the county of Houghton embraced Houghton. within the east half of townships fifty-seven and fifty-eight north, of range thirty-one west, and townships fifty-seven and fifty-eight north, of range thirty-two and thirty-three west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Houghton, and the first township meeting skall be held at the house now or recently occupied by Martin Coryell.

Sec. 4. That all that part of the county of Houghton embraced within townships fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-five, and fifty-six, north, of Portage. ranges thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, and thirty-four west, including Traverse Island, and excepting that part of Point Abbaye embraced in townships fifty-three north, of ranges thirty and thirtyone west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Portage, and the first township meeting to be held at the house now or recently occupied by R. William

son.

Sec. 5. That all that part of the county of Houghton embraced within townships fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two, fifty-three, fifty-four, fiftyfive and fifty-six north, of ranges thirty-five, thirty-six and thirty-se. Algonquin. ven west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township, by the name of Algonquin, and the first township

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meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by the Algonquin Mining Company.

Sec. 6. That all that part of the county of Houghton embraced within townships fifty, fifty-one and fifty-two north, of ranges twentysis, twenty-seven and twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four west, and that part of Point Abbaye embraced in township fifty-three north, of ranges thirty and thirty-one west, including the islands adjacent thereto, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of L'Ance, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by Mr. Knapp.

Sec. 7. All that part of the county of Ontonagon lying east of the line between ranges forty and forty-one west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Ontonagon, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by James Paul.

Sec. 8. All of the county of Ontonagon lying west of the line running between ranges forty and forty-one west, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Pe-wa-bee, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by Thomas Palmer.

Sec. 9. All that part of the state of Michigan known as the county Marquette

of Marquette, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Marquette, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by Lucius A. Thayer.

Sec. 10. All that part of the State of Michigan known as Isle Royal, and the islands adjacent thereto in Lake Superior, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Isle Royal, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by Joseph Petty.

Sec. 11. All that part of the State of Michigan known as the county

of Schoolcraft, be, and the same is hereby set off and organized into a Grant Island separate township, by the name of Grand Island, and the first town

ship meeting shall be held at the house now or recently occupied by John W. Williams.

Isle Royal.

First town.

Sec. 12. The township of Şte. Marie, in the county of Chippewa, Chippewa. shall include the entire territory of said county of Chippewa.

Sec. 13. The first township meetings for the election of township officers in the aforesaid townships, shall be held on the first Tuesday ship meet

ings. in July next ensuing, at the several places designated.

Sec. 14. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 15, 1843.

defined.

No. 42.
AN ACT to incorporate the Woodstock Manual Labor Institute.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the State of Michigan, That Jame G. Birney, William P.

Corporation Russell, Prior Foster, Joseph Hewett, William W. Jackson and Jo-created and seph Foster, of the State of Michigan, together with such other persons as may be associated with them and their successors for that purpose, shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Woodstock Manual Labor Institute, subject to the provisions relating to corporations, contained in chapter fifty-five of the Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, and such amendments thereof as may from time to time be made by the Legislature. Sec. 2. The trustees shall have power, and they are hereby au

• Powers of thorized to establish in the township of Woodstock, in the county of Lenawee, an institution for the instruction of persons of color, and others, in ancient or modern languages, or literature, and the arts and sciences, and shall faithfully apply all funds received by them for that purpose, by subscription, bequest or otherwise, in providing suitable buildings, employing professors and teachers, procuring books, maps, philosophical and other apparatus necessary or proper for the success. ful prosecution of study in said institution.

Sec. 3. Said board of trustees shall be in law, capable of acquiring and holding, by purchase, gift, grant, devise or bequest, or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, in value not exceeding the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for

trustees.

Ibid.

the use of said corporation, and for the interest of said institute, and no other, and shall be held liable for all debts as partners in trade after the corporate property shall have been exhausted.

Sec. 4. The institution shall be subject to visitation at any time, by Visitation by and annual the superintendent of public instruction, and the trustee shall annually, of pub inst, on or before the twentieth day of October, in each year, make to the

superintendent a full report of the literary and pecuniary condition of said institution.

Sec. 5. The Legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act.

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

Approved February 19, 1848.

No. 43.
AN ACT to authorize Robert R. Thompson and Titus Yerkes, to

erect and maintain a dam across, the Shiawassee River, in the coun-
ty of Shiawassee.

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Tc liare lock &c.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaDam autho, tives of the Stale of Michigan, That it shall be lawful for Robert R. rized, height

Thompson and Titus Yerkes, their heirs or assigns, and they are hereby authorized to erect and maintain a dam not exceeding eight feet in height above common low water mark, across the Shiawassee river, on the north-east quarter of section thirty-six, in township seven, north, of range three east, in the county of Shiawassee : Prorided, said dam shall be built within four years from the passage of this act: And providcil further, the owner or occupant of said dam shall construct therein or thereat, a convenient lock, at least eighty feet in length and eighteen feet in width for the safe passage of boats, canoes, raris and other water craft.

Sec. 2. Any person who shall wilfully or maliciously destroy or inInfuries to dam or lock jure the said dam, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on

conviction thereof, be punished by fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court ; but nothing in this act contained, shall be construed to effect the rights of individuals who may be injured by reason

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