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and Rivard streets; the seventh ward all south of the Gratiot road, east of the centre of Rivard street.

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

Approved January 25, 1848.

No. 11.
AN ACT to change the name of the township of Wayne, in the coun-

ty of Wayne.

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

Wayne to tives of the State of Michigan, That the name of the township of Romulus. Wayne, in the county of Wayne, be, and the same is hereby changed to that of Romulus, and by that name it shall hereafter be known and designated.

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

Approved January 26, 1848.

No. 12.

AN ACT to amend section forty-four, (44,) of chapter twelve, (12)

of the Revised Statutes of 1846.

Revised

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. tives of the State of Michigan, That section forty-four of chapter Statutes twelve of the Revised Statutes of 1846, be amended by striking out

amended. the word " attorney," in the first line, and inserting the word “auditor," and by striking out the word “auditor," in the ninth line of said section, and inserting the word " attorney."

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to appear in Duty of Atbehalf of the State, before the Board of State Auditors, when they eral.

torney Gen. shall sit to audit claims against the State, and to that end, said Board shall give said Attorney General timely notice of the time and place of their meeting to audit such claims.

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

Approved January 26, 1848.

No. 13.
AN ACT to amend " an act” entitled “an act” to regulate proceed-

ings in cases pending in Chancery and the Circuit Courts, and to
amend an act for revising and consolidating the general Statutes of
Michigan, approved May 18, 1846, approved February 27, 1847.

Act amend ed.

Section as amended.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the act to regulate proceedings in cases pending in Chancery and the Circuit Courts, and for other purposes, approved February 27, 1847, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out in the fourth line of section three, after the word" to," the word "each,” and by striking out in the fifth line of said section after the word “in," the word “some," and inserting therein the word "any," and in the sixth line of said section, after the word" act,” insert the following: “And in case of sickness, absence from the State, or for any other cause, the Justice assigned to hold any one or more of said circuits, shall be unable to hold the same, the said Justice may assign another Justice of the Supreme Court to hold said circuit or circuits ; so that the said section three, as amended, shall read as follows: “Sec. 3. For the purpose of disposing of all causes and matters pending and undetermined in the Court of Chan. cery on the first day of March next, it shall be the duty of the Justices of the Supreme Court to assign to one of said Justices the duty of holding a Court of Chancery in any one or more of the Chancery circuits, as established by law, at the time of the passage of this act; and in case of sickness, absence from the State, or any other cause, the Justice assigned to hold any one or more of said circuits, shall be unable to hold the same, the said Justice shall appoint one of the other Justices of the Supreme Court to hold said circuit or circuits ; and each of said Justices are for the purpose aforesaid, hereby vested with all powers possessed by the Chancellor of this State ; and the rules of the Court of Chancery now in force, shall, so far as the same are applicable, continue in force until said causes are finally disposed of, or unless the same be altered by the said Justices, or one of them, while

sitting in the Chancery circuit assigned to him. On failure of Sec. 2. If the Justices of the Supreme Court shall not assign to any assign a one of their number the duty of holding Courts of Chancery, as con. Judge, eith. er may hold templated by this act, either of said Justices may hold a Court in any

of the Chancery circuits at the appointed terms of said Chancery Court, or at any adjourned terms thereof.

Justices to

the term.

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

Approved January 26, 1848.

No. 14.

AN ACT to increase the number of Masters in Chancery in the sev.

eral counties in the State.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Revised tides of the State of Michigan, That section forty-eight of chapter amended. ninety-five, title twenty-one, of the Revised Statutes of 1846, be so amended as to read as follows : "There shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, three Masters in Chancery in each county in this State, and an additional Master to every ten thousand inhabitants therein, according to the census which shall have been last taken ; but there shall not be more

Wayne and than four Masters in Chancery appointed for any county, except the Oakland. counties of Wayne and Oakland, in each of which, five may be appointed.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved January 26, 1848.

State to sell

No. 15.
AN ACT authorizing and empowering the Secretary of State to dis-

pose, by sale or exchange, of certain Statute Books.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

Duty of Sectires of the State of Michigan, That the Secretary of State is hereby retary of authorized and empowered to dispose of the following volumes of the & exchange

books, &c. Statute Books of this State, by sale or exchange, for other and misceltaneous books, that is to say : Seven hundred and fifty copies of the Revised Statutes of the State of Michigan, passed at the adjourned session of 1837, and the regular session of 1838. Also, seven hun. dred and fifty copies of the Revised Statutes of the State of Michigan, passed and approved May 18, 1846 : Provided, the price of the first Aamed Statutes shall not be less than one dollar and fifty cents per copy, and of the last named, two dollars and fifty cents per copy.

And, also, so much of the paper purchased for printing the Revised Statutes of 1846, and now remaining in the city of Detroit, as he may deem advisable, at a price of not less than three dollars and eighty.

seven cents per ream. Secretary to Sec. 2. All moneys received by the Secretary of State for volumes

sold as above provided, shall be paid by him into the Treasury of the State, and all books received in exchange, as therein provided, shall be deposited in the State Library.

Approved January 26, 1848.

pay over moneys.

No. 16.

AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town

ships of Battle Creek, Emmett and Bedford, in the county of Calhoun.

treasurers.

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

taxes in the several townships of Battle Creek, Emmett and Bedford, in the county of Calhoun, for the year 1847, is hereby extended until

the first Monday of April next. Duty of

Sec. 2. The Treasurers of the said several townships are hereby authorized and empowered to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as they could do during the life time of their warrants, and make their returns at any time on or before the first Monday of April next; and their said warrants are hereby continued in force for the purposes aforesaid, until the said first Monday of April next.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the several Treasurers aforesaid, before they shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, to pay over all moneys collected in the life time of their warrants, as is now provided by law, and to renew their official bonds to the satisfaction of the

Treasurer of the county of Calhoun. Unpaid tax. Sec. 4. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County turned. Treasurer, in pursuance of the provisions of this act, shall be returned

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 1847, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.

Sec. 5. The time for the collection and return by the several Town

Ibid.

es to be re

taxes exten

ship Treasurers aforesaid of so much of the taxes in their respective Time for townships, as are contained in the column of school taxes in “ Union Union sch'l School District, number one, of Battle Creek, Emmett and Bedford,” ded. formed from portions of each of said townships, and remaining uncollected on the said first Monday of April next, be, and the same is hereby extended until the first day of September next.

Sec. 6. If any of the taxes specified in the last preceding section lbid. of this act, remain unpaid at the time of the election and qualification of a Township Treasurer for the next year, in all or either of said townships, the said Treasurers shall immediately give security to the County Treasurer, in the usual form, and for the balance so remaining uncollected, and thereupon the said County Treasurer shall deliver him the tax roll aforesaid, with the warrant attached, and the warrant shall have thereafter the full force and effect of an original warrant, so far as said uncollected school taxes are concerned, and shall continue in force until the first day of September next.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1848.

No. 17.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the city of

Detroit, for the year 1847.

ded.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Time extentices of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection of the State and County taxes in the city of Detroit, for the year 1847, is hereby extended until the first Monday of March next.

Sec. 2. The collectors of the several wards of said city, are hereby Duty of colauthorized to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as they might do during the life time of their warrants, for that purpose, and to make their returns on or before the first Monday in March next, and said warrants are continued in full force for said purpose until said time.

Sec. 3. Upon the taxes due from all persons availing themselves of One pr cent the extension of time herein authorized, the collectors are required to taxes exter. add one per cent, and shall collect, account for, and pay over the same with the original taxes.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the several collectors aforesaid, be- Duty of col. fore they shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, to pay over all

lectors,

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