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No. 4.

AN ACT to provide for the collection of taxes in the township of

Port Huron, in the county of St. Clair, for the year 1847, and to extend the time for the collection thereof.

Tax roll of township of

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaPortyron tives of the State of Michigan, That the tax roll for the township of for 1847 legalized.

Port Huron, in the county of St. Clair, for the year 1847, be, and the same is hereby declared to be as valid and legal as if the same had been made out and delivered to the Township Treasurer, at the time prescribed by law. And that the Supervisor of said township deliver said roll to the said Treasurer, with his warrant for the collection thereof, as soon as may be after notice of the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. That the Treasurer of said township file his bond, as reTownship treasurer to quired by law, within five days after the reception of said roll, and

before he proceeds to the collection of the taxes.

Sec. 3. That the time for the collection of said taxes be extended to collecting the first day of March next, and that the said Treasurer make return

as provided by law in other cases, on or before the tenth day of March next.

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

Approved January 15, 1848.

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No. 5.

AN ACT to provide for defraying the expenses of enlisting, trans

porting and subsisting the volunteer regiment called from this State, to serve in the existing war with the Mexican Republic.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaproprinted tires of the State of Michigan, That out of the moneys in the Treaof Governor sury, to the credit of the general fund, a sum not exceeding five for expen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, and placed teer regim't.

at the disposal of the Governor of this State, to be by him applied in defraying the expenses that have been, and may hereafter be incurred in enlisting, subsisting and transporting into service, the volunteer regiment called from this State, to serve in the existing war with the Republic of Mexico.

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Sec. 2. Upon the presentation at the State Treasury of any draft, State Treaorder or certificate, signed by the Governor, and drawn against the out on the sum appropriated in the first section of this act, and for the purposes Governor. therein specified, it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer to pay the same out of any moneys in the Treasury, to the credit of the general fund.

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

Approved January 15, 1848.

No. 6.
AN ACT to amend title 21, chapter 94, section 18, of the Revised

Statutes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Revised tives of the State of Michigan, That title 21, chapter 94, section 18, amended. of the Revised Statutes be amended, by adding after the word “therein," in the sixth line of said section, the following: “Whereupon the said Justice of the Peace shall discharge said person from custody.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 21, 1848.

No. 7.

Act amended.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ an act to appoint Commissioners

to lay out a certain State road,” approved March 17, 1847. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled an act to appoint Commissioners to lay out a certain State road, approved March 17, 1847, be, and the same is hereby amended, by striking out the second section thereof, and adding in lieu thereof the following sections, to stand as a part of said act, viz :

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners appointed by the Duty of first section of the act hereby amended, to cause the survey and field ers to file notes of said State Board, together with a map thereof, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State ; also, so much of said survey and field notes of said State Road, as is embraced within the limits of each

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of the several townships through which said road has been by them laid, to be filed for record in the office of the clerk of said townships respectively.

Sec. 3. That for the purpose of opening said road for public travel,

the said Commissioners are hereby authorized forthwith to lay out and expeod sub. scriptions, expend the money and labor subscribed by individuals, for that object,

in cutting, clearing, grubbing, grading, ditching and bridging, upon the portions of said road running through lands, the owners of which shall relinquish all claim for damages against the proper townships for the laying out and opening said road through their premises respect

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Sec. 4. If any person interested in lands through which said road damages.

has been laid, shall, for any cause, refuse to relinquish his claim for damages on account of the laying out and opening of said road, for the

space of ten days after personal service of a copy of this act and the act to which this act is amendatory, the said Commissioners or any one of them may apply to a Justice of the Peace of the township in which said premises are situated, or an adjoining township, for the appointment of three appraisers to appraise said damage, and thereupon the same proceedings shall be had in all respects, as is provided by law, in case of the laying out of a road by the Highway Commission.

ers of a township. When road to be a pub

Sec. 5. Upon the filing of the survey and field notes, as provided tic highway. in this act, and upon the payment of the damages awarded in any such

appraisal and the proper expenses thereof, the said State road shall become a public highway, to be further worked and improved, according to the provisions of the existing law relative to public highways.

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

Approved January 22, 18 18.

No. 8.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection and return of certain

taxes for the year 1847, in the townships of Monroe and French-
town.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection of

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tares in the townships of Monroe and Frenchtown, and county of
Monroe, for the year 1847, upon the property of residents, is hereby
extended until the first Monday in March next.
Sec. 2. The township Treasurers of said townships of Monroe and

Duty of Frenchtown, are hereby authorized and empowered to proceed and Tow trea collect said taxes as fully as they could have done during the life time of their warrant, and make their returns at any time, on or before the first Monday of March next; and the said warrants are hereby cor. tinued in full force and virtue for the purpose aforesaid, until the said first Monday in March next.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Treasurers of the said townships of Monroe and Frenchtown, before they shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, to pay over all moneys by them collected during the life time of their warrants, in the manner now provided by law, and to renew their official bonds to the satisfaction of the Treasurer of Monroe county. Sec. 4. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County

Unpad tas Treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned es 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 1817, duly returned to the Auditor eneral for non-payment.

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

Approved January 25, 1848.

No. 9.

AN ACT relative to pending proceedings for the partition of real

estate.

Whereas, Proceedings for the partition of real estate, under the Revised Statutes of 1838, were in many instances pending and unde. termined in several of the Courts of this State, at the time the Revised Statutes of 1846 came into operation ; and that it is expedient that al such should be proceeded in, determined and consummated, under the provisions of the Statutes respectively under which they were com. menced ; therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the

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Partitions, State of Michigan, That all proceedings had for the partition of real ceeded in. estate, in this State, and which were pending and undetermined as

aforesaid, at the time the revision of 1846 came into operation, may and shall be proceeded in, determined and consummated by the Courts respectively in which the same may be so pending, in accordance with, and under the provisions of the Statutes under which the same may have been commenced ; and every partition so made shall be as valid and effectual as if the law under which the same had been commenced still continued to be in force, any law to the contrary thereof notwithstanding, provided proceedings shall not have been commenced or prosecuted under the Revised Statutes of 1846.

Approved January 25, 1848.

No. 10.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ an act relative to ward elections

in the city of Detroit, and for other purposes," approved March 27,
1839.

Act amend edi.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section one of said act be, and the same is hereby amended, by striking out within the fourth line the word “twelve," and inserting the word “ fourteen,” and by striking out in the fifth line the word “six,” and inserting the word “ seven,” and by adding at the close of said section the words: “ that the electors of the seventh ward in said city shall, on the first Monday of March, 1848, elect two Aldermen, and on the ballots containing the names of the candidates for said Aldermen, the one intended to be voted for to serve one year, shall be so designated on said ballot, and the one intended to be voted for to serve two years, shall be so desig. nated on said ballot.

Sec. 2. Amend section two of said act by inserting after the word

election," in line four the words " in the seventh ward on the first Monday of March, 1848.

Sec. 3. Amend section three of said act by striking out the word six,” in the second line, and inserting the word "seven.”

Sec. 4. Amend section “fourteen,” by striking out the fifth subdivision of said section, and inserting the following words: “the fourth ward all south of the Gratiot road, between the centre of St. Antoine

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