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No. 15.

JOINT RESOLUTION relative to th- distribution of the Laws.

Resolved, by the Senatc and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is au ho. rized and required to send or cause to be sent to the clerk of each and every organized township in the State of Michigan, a copy of the State Paper during such portion of each year as the laws of this State are published therein.

Approved February 7, 1848.

No. 16.

JUINT RESOLUTION relative to the establishing of a Mail Route

from Detroit to Michigan.

Whereas, The Grand River road, so called, leading from Detroit Preamble.

to Michigan via. Farmington, Brighton and Howell, is the shortest and most direct route from Detroit to the capitol of the state ;

And whercas, A daily line of stages has been established on said route, and is now in successful operation ;

And whereas, There is no way for the intermediate points between Detroit and Michigan to communicate with the seat of Government, except by sending first to Detroit and thence around by Jackson, thus

causing great delay ; therefore Importance Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of daily mail route from of Michigan, That we deem it to be of the urmost importance to the Michigan. inhabitants of the counties of Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and vici.

nity, that a daily mail route be established on said road ; and further, that in our opinion the extra expenses of the post office department would at once be met by the increase of business growing out of the establishment of said mail route.

Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives-in Congress be, and they are hereby requested to use all laudable means to procure the establishment of said route.

This resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 8, 1848.

No. 17. JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the delivery of certain public documents to the county clerks of the several counties in this State.

Sec. of state to distribute state papers.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby directed to deliver to the county clerks of the several counties of this State, upon proper application for the same, such copies of the American State papers on public lands, as have been furnished by the General Government for that purpose.

Approved February 8, 1848.

No. 18.
JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the subdivision of section num-

ber sixteen in township eight south, of range fourteen west.

Duties of

land office.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Commissioner of the State Land Office, be com'r state and he is hereby authorized (if in his opinion the primary school fund will not be injured thereby,) to subdivide and set off all that part of the west half of the south-west quarter of section number sixteen in township eight south, of range fourt een west, lying south of the Chicago road, so called, containing twenty-six acres and seventy-five hundredths of an acre, and grant a new contract for the same to John Worst: Provided, that said John Worst shall first pay to the said commissioner the full amount due on said piece of land so set off, according to the provisions of a contract made with Noah Haten on the twenty-sixth day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-three : Provi. ded, also, the said Noah Hatch shall first surrender to the Commissioner of the Land Office, the certificate or contract heretofore issued or granted to him by the Commissioner of the Land Office, on the twenty-sixth day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-three, and shall pay to said Commissioner the full amount due on said contract for the balance of said west half of south-west quarter of section sixteen above described, and receive a new contract therefor according to law: And provided further, That said lands have not become forfeited by the operation of the existing laws of this State.

Approved February 11, 1848.

No. 19.

JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the compilation of the School

Laws.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That so much of the joint resolution relative to furnishing certain township officers with copies of laws, approved January 29th, 1848, as relates to the compilation, printing and distribution of the laws having reference to the duties of school inspectors and school districts, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Resolved, That this joint resolution take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 24, 1848.

No. 20.

JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the Government of the United

States refunding to the State of Michigan any and all sums of money expended by this state in fitting out the first Regiment of Michigan Volunteer Infantry, in pursuance of a requisition made by the War Department upon the Executive of this state.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to procure the passage of a law by the Congress of the United States authorizing and directing the Secretary of War to cause to be reimbursed and paid to the state of Michigan such amount as the Paymaster General of the United States Army and the accounting officers of the Treasury shall ascertain and certify to be due to the state of Michigan in fitting out the first regiment of Michigan volunteer infantry in pursuance of a requisition made by the War Department upon the Executive of this state, and who have been regularly received and mustered into the service of the United S.ates, according to the laws and regulations which have governed in the payment of the volunteers and militia of other states.

Approved February 25, 1848.

No. 21. JOINT RESOLUTION requiring a report from the trustees of the

Michigan Central College. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the trustees of the Michigan Central College be and they are hereby required to report to this legislature at its present session the condition of the finances of said institution in accordance with the fifth section of the act to incorporate the Michigan Central College at Spring Arbor, approved March 19, 1845.

This joint resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1848.

No. 22. JOINT RESOLUTION relative to a donation of lands by the gene

ral government for the erection of State Asylums for the Insane, Blind, Deaf and Dumb.

Resolved, by the Senate aud House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That our Senators in Congress be directed and our Representatives requested to use their efforts in procuring the passage of a law granting to this state sufficient government lands for the erection of a state asylum for the insane and also an asylum for the deaf, dumb and blind.

Resolved further, That the Governor be requested to transmit to our Senators and Representatives in Congress a copy of the foregoing resolution.

This joint resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 29, 1848.

No. 23. JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the sale of the Salt Spring Lands

lying east of the principal meridian.

Resoloed, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all salt spring lands lying east of the principal

meridian, now unsold and belonging to this State shall, from and after the adoption of this resolution, be liable to be sold at the offices of the Auditor General and State Treasurer in Michigan, at the capitol, in the same manner and under the same restrictions as they were formerly by act number ninety of the session laws of eighteen hundred and forty-five.

Resolved, further, That the Commissioner of the State Land Office be authorized and required whenever application shall be made to him for the purchase of any of said salt spring lands, to dispose of the same according to the provisions of the statutes applicable the reto.

This joint resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 29, 1848.

No. 24.

JOINT RESOLUTION for the construction of a road from some el

igible point on Greeu Bay, Lake Michigan, to Keewawenon Bay, Lake Superior.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their efforts in procuring an appropriation from the general government for the construction of a military road from some eligible point on Green Bay, Lake Michigan, to Keewawenon Bay, Lake Superior.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit to each of our Senators and Reprerentatives in Congress a copy of the foregoing resolution.

Approved March 3, 1848.

No. 25.

JOINT RESOLUTION relative to a settlement of the claim of James

Watkins.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make a final settlement with James

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