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[ No. 109. ]
AN ACT to provide for the payment of officers attending on the

Courts of Chancery.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-
ing coure of tatives of the State of Michigan, That any sheriff or deputy sher-
Skancery. iff shall be entitled for each day's lawful attendance upon any court

of chancery of this state, to the same compensation as is allowed
for like service in the supreme court of this state, to be audited and
paid in the same manner as accounts for such services hitherto red-
dered in said courts of chancery.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
ils paesage.

Approved March 19, 1849.

[ No. 110. ]
AN ACT amending an acı relative to plank roads, approved March

13, 1848.

Act aacad

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-
tatives of the Stale of Michigan, That section four of an act rel-
ative to plank roads, approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred
and forty-eight, be amended by striking out the word "six” in the
* first line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the word
"eighteen.”

Sec. 2. Section nineteen of' said act is hereby amended by stri-
king out the word "two" in the second line of said section, and in-
serting in lieu thereof the word "hree."

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

Approved March 19, 1849.

[ No. 111. ]
AN ACT to authorize the Supervisors of the county of Kent to

construct a free bridge across Grand River, at or near the mouth
of Flat River, in the township of Lowell.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenauthorized tatives of the State of Michigan, That the supervisors of the

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county of Kent be, and they are hereby authorized to construct a free bridge across Grand river at or near the mouth of Flat river, in the township of Lowell, in said county: Provided, said bridge shall be so constructed as not to unnecessarily obstruct the navigation of said river.

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

Approved March 19, 1849.

[ No. 112. ] AN ACT to authorize the heirs of William Moclumoer, to convey

certain real estate.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the minor heirs of Will- nors authoiam Mochmoer, of the township of Sterling, county of Macomb, deed of

vey land by

guardian. and state of Michigan, by their legal guardian or guardians, be and they are hereby authorized to execute a good and sufficient deed to William Connell and his wife, of the following described land, to wit: being tho west half of the north east quarter of section seven, in township No. two north of range No. twelve east: Provided, The said Connell and wife, shall execute to the said heirs, and the widow of the said William Mochmoer, a deed, releasing all their right, title and interest in the east half of the north east quarter of the said section, and that they have not encumbered the same. And the said deed hereby required to be executed by the guardian or guardinns of the said minor heirs, when made, acknowledged and recorded in accordance with the laws of this staio, shall be as effectual and valid, as if the said minor heirs were ul the time of the execution of said deed of full age; provided no such conveyance shall be of any effect, unless the judge of probate of said

judge of pro

bate requir county of Macomb, shall, under his hand and seal of office, certify upon the back of said conveyance, his approval of the same.

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

Approved March 19, 1849.

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[ No. 113. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Monroe and Newport plank road com

pany: Incorpora

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. talives of the State of Michigan, That William White, John M. Morrow, Robert Duff, James M. Chamberlin and Daniel S. Bacon, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Monroe and Newport plank road company, and the 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 and style of the Monroe and Newport plank road company.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay oui, establish and construct a plonk road, and all necessary buildings, from any point in the city of Monroe, in the county of Monroe, through the village of Brest, to any point in the village of

Newport, in said county. Capital. Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be thirty thou

sand dollars in twelve hundred 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, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each repeal, &c. 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 vjolation, by the company, of some 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 ne!t profits of said company over and above all ex: penses, shall exceed ten per cent on the capital stock invested, pro

vided there be no violation of the charter of said company. General pre Sec. 5. The provisions of an act entitled an act relative to plank

roads, approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eighi,
shall be and are made a part of this act.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 21, 1849.

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[ No. 114. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Temple Building Company of

Battle Creek.

company .

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Incorporartatives of the State of Michigan, That Cholett Cady, John Stewart, ple Building Reuben Pew, Homer Marsh, Benjamin F, Hinman, Joseph Barton, and Alanson Cantine, of the county of Calhoun, and their successors in office, be and the same are hereby constituted and declared a body corporate and politic in fact and in name, under the name and style of the temple building company of Battle Creek, and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts whatsoever. Sec. 2. The persons named in the preceding section, and their Corporate

rights and successors in office, may have a common seal, and may change the powers. same at their pleasure, and by the name of the temple building company of Battle Creek shall be capable in law of acquiring and hold. ing by purchase, gift, grant, devise, bequest or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estaic, real, personal or mixed, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and no other, and they and their successors in office shall have full power to make and enter into contract, and from time to time to make such rules and by-laws as shall be necessary for for the good government and success of said company, and they the same may alter, amend or repeal: Provided, such rules and by-laws be not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of the United States and of this state.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall not exceed twen- Capital. ty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each.

Sec. 4. The said company shall have power to build, complete Objects of and continue in the township of Battle Creek, a building or block of buildings with suitable fixtures, appurtenances and additions, to be divided into stores, shops, offices, dwellings, and rooms for the accommodation of meetings, iyceums. clubs, and assemblies, any or all of them.

Sec. 5. There shall be seven directors of the said company who Directors.

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shall be members thereof, and who shall manage all the affairs thereof, and the first directors shall be Cholett Cady, John Stewart, Reuben Pew, Homer Marsh, Benjamin F. Hinman, Joseph Barton, and Alanson Cantine, who shall hold their offices and have and ex. ercise the powers and franchises hereby granted, until the first Monday in January, eighteen hundred ard fifty, and until others

are elected or appoin:ed in their places. Annual Sec. 6. There shall be on the first Monday of January, eighteen meeling of company. hundred and fifty, and on the first Monday of January in every

succeeding year, a general meeting of the stockholders of said company at such place in the township of Battle Creek as shall be appointed by the directors or the by-laws of such company, and a majority of the stockholders who shall meet in person or by proxy, shall eleet by ballot seven of the stock holders to be directors of the said company for the year next ensuing, and until others shall be elected or appointed in their stead.

Sec. 7. The directors of said company shall have power to choose of their own number a president, treasurer and secretary, who shall immediately enter upon the duties of their offices, and hold the same until the first Monday in January next ensuing, and until others are chosen in their stead; and in case any of the directors shall die, resign, remove from the county or resuse or neglect to act, then and in such case, the remaining directors may at any time within forty days thereafter, elect by ballot other stockholders of the said company in their stead, who shall hold their offices in the same manner as those first elected; and in case of the death, removal from ihe county, resignation or refusal to act of either the president, treasurer, or secretary of the said company, the directors of said company shall have power to fill the vacancy so happening, as in the first instance.

Sec. 8. Each stcck holder shall be entitled to one voie for each shar bold rs

share of which he may be the holder, and the directors of said company shall receive subscriptions for shares of stuck in said company, under such rules as they may direct, until the capital stock may be taken or subscribed; the said shares shall be assignable and transferable according to such rules as the board of directors shnll from time to time make and establish, and shall be persodal property for all purposes whatsoever.

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