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Auditor General, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as such commissioner, before entering thereon.

Sec. 3. The said special commissioner shall, in virtue of his appointment, be empowered to make a selection of the lands hereinbefore appropriated, from any of the unappropriated lands as aforesaid, and 10 report such selection to the commissioner of the state land office, tvho shall thereupon reserve the same from sale, and shall not thereaf. ter issue a certificate of purchase for any tract or parcel thereof, except upon the order of said special commissioner; and said special commissioner shall have the control and management of the improvements

specified in this act, and shall have power to superintend the same in Letting of person, or to let out by contract any job or jobs therefor, to the lowest

bidder, who shall execute and deliver to the said commissioner a good and sufficient bond, with sureties to be approved by him, and conditioned for the due and faithful performance of the work stipulated in the contract: Provided, That before such letting, the said commissioner shall advertise for proposals for said job or jobs, or any part of said improvements, describing the same ; such advertisement to be published four successive weeks in a newspaper published at Niles or Paw Paw.

Sec. 4. Whenever any contractor, under the preceding section of on Aud. Gen. this act, shall have finished his job or jobs, according to the terms and Jard, infavor specifications of his contract, and the same shall have been accepted ere, for woord by the said special commissioner, or any services shall have been ren

dered under the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of said special commissioner to pay said contractor, according to the terms of his contract, or for any such services, by his order drawn on the commissioner of the state land office, which order shall be received at the land office in payment of any lands appropriated by this act: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the commissioner of the state land office to sell any of said lands at a less price than that now established by law for sale of the internal improvement lands, or to sell a less quantity in any one certificate of sale than the usual legal subdivisions of said lands.

Sec. 5. Said eommissioner shall proceed in the outlay of the ap

propriation made by this act, with all diligence and dispatch compatible tion of spe with proper econ

onomy and the best interests of the state, and shall file

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with the Auditor General año 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 from said appropriation upon the warrant of the Auditor General, drawn upon the commissioner of the state land office.

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

Aproved March 16, 1848.

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No. 79.
AN ACT to organize a certain township.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

Township of tires of the State of Michigan, That all that part of the township of Brockway

organized Clyde, in the county of St. Clair, comprised in town number seven north, of ranges fourteen and fifteen east, together with all that part of the township of Butrchville, in said county, comprised in town number eight north, of ranges fourteen and fifteen east, be and the same is hereby set off from said townships and organized into a separate township, by the name of Brockway, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the dwelling house of Allen Bills, in said township.

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

Approved March 17, 1848.

No. 80.
AN ACT to incorporate the Kalamazoo and Three Rivers Plank Road

Company.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenla.Com'rs to
tures of the State of Michigan, That Evert B. Dykeman, Daniel L. open booke
Kimberly, D. S. Walbridge, Hiram Arnold and Edward S. Moore, be
and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of
& majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock
of the Kalamazoo and Three Rivers Plank Road Company, and the

Route of road.

Duration of charter,

subscribers thereto with such other persons as shall associate with them, for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name ard style of the Kalamazoo and Three Rivers Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from the village of Kalamazoo, in the county of Kalamazoo, on the most eligible route to the village of Three Rivers, in the county of St. Joseph.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty thousand Capital.

dollars, in two thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each.

Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixty years from and after its passage, but the legislature may, at any time alter, aniend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each branch . thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years of the passage of this act, unless it shall be made to appear to the legislature that there has been a violation by the company of any of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years no alteration or reduction of the tolls of said company shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly nett profits of said company over and above all expenses shall exceed ten per cent. on the capital stock invested : Provided, There be no violation of the charter of said

company Subject to

Sec. 5. The provisions of an act entitled an act relative to plank general law.

roads, approved March 13, 1848, shall be deemed a part of this act.

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

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No. 81.
AN ACT to amend the Charter of the City of Monroe, and for other

purposes.

Territory set

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

tives of the State of Michigan, That so much of the townships of Monroe and Frenchtown as is embraced within the boundaries of the

Wards.

School

city of Monroe, be and the same is hereby set off from said townships.

Sec. 2. Said city of Monroe shall be, and hereby is divided into three wards, as follows: “ So much thereof as lies south of the centre of river Raisin, and west of the centre of Washington street, and a line formed by protracting the centre of said Washington street, to the centre of said river Raisin, shall constitute the first ward. So much there. of as lies south of the centre of said river Raisin, and east of the first ward as described above, shall constitute the second ward ; and so much thereof as lies north of said river Raisin, shall constitute the third ward of said city. Sec. 3. There shall be elected annually in each ward of said city, two

Officers of aldermen and one assessor, in lieu of those now existing, and for the wards and city at large, one school inspector, to hold his office two years : Pro- spector. rided, That at the first election under this act, there shall be two inspectors chosen, one for one year and the other for two years, to hold their offices accordingly, who, together with the clerk of said city, shall be school inspectors of said city.

Sec. 4. That sections one and three of chapter five, and section four of chapter fourteen of the revised statutes, be and hereby are amended amendad

chap. 5, sec's by striking therefrom the word "city" wherever it occurs in said sec.

1 & 3; chap. Lions, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "cities,” and by inserting 123 Chap. 16,

20, . next after the word “Detroit” wherever it occurs in said section, the words "and Monroe"; and that section one hundred and twenty-two of chapter twenty of said statutes be amended by striking from the first line thereof, the word "city” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "cities,” and by inserting next after the word "city" in the third line the following: “Of Detroit, and the collector of said city of Monroe ;” and that section one hundred and four of chapter sixteen of said statutes be amended by striking out from said section all between the word "chosen” in fifth line and the word “in” where it last occurs in said line, and by inserting next after the word "Detroit" in sixth line, the following: "and four shall be chosen in said city of Monroe.

Sec. 5. The assessors of each ward, the school inspectors, justices, constables and clerks of said city shall take the oath, give the bond, take onth perform the duties, receive the compensation, and be subject to the lia peasutionbilities, as are by law provided for the corresponding officers respectively of the townships of this state.

Rev. statutes

14, sec 4;

sec. 104.

Officers to

Powers of common council.

Duties of As. sensore,in re. lation to ca. nal fund.

Sec. 6. The common council of said city is hereby authorized and required to perform the same duties respecting said city as are by law imposed upon the township boards of the several townships of this state.

Sec. 7. The provisions of law as to terms of office, resignation, vaResignations cancies and classification of township officers, shall apply to the cor& vacancies.

responding officers of said city, as near as may be: Provided, That the notice of the time and place of the classification of justices required by section fifty of chapter sixteen of the revised statutes, shall be given by the clerk of said city to the justices elected, and the assessors, who shall attend to the classification in the manner provided by law,

Sec. 8. At the time of the annual assessments, said assessors shall keep a separate column on their rolls of the valuations which are or may be required by law, or by the ordinances of said city on account of the canal fund ; and shall review and complete their assessments at the time, and in the manner provided by section fifteen of chapter twenty of the revised statutes.

Sec. 9. All city and canal taxes in said city shall be collected in the same manner as township taxes, and the proceeding for the return, sale and redemption of the real estate taxed, shall be the same as near as may be, as provided by law relative to townships.

Sec. 10. The mode of conducting all state, district and county elec. tions in said city shall be in the manner provided by law for the election of city officers, as near as may be : Provided, That the returns thereof by the ward inspectors shall be made to the county clerk, and the same proceedings had as are now provided by law for the return of votes by township inspectors of elections.

Sec. 11. At the first election under this act, the poll in the first ward shall be held at the office of the city clerk, and the present assessor of said city, and the aldermen residing in the first ward as hereby constituted, shall be inspectors thereof. The poll of the second ward shall be held at the court house, and the two aldermen now residing in said second ward, shall be inspectors, and the poll for the third ward shall be held at the office of A. D. Anderson, Esq., and the two aldermen residing in said third ward shall be inspectors thereof.

Sec. 12. The justices elected at the first election under this act, are

Collection of taxes.

Elections.

Polls of elec. tion.

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