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deliver the same to the township treasurer or to his successor in office ; and which said transcript or copy, for the purposes of collecting said taxes shall have the same force and effect and shall be collected, returned and proceeded in, in all respects as if the same were an original assessment roll made under the provisions of existing laws.

Sec. 3. The treasurers of the several townships above mentioned Duties of are hereby required to pay to the treasurer of the said county on said town

ships. the first day of February next, all sums said treasurers may have collected under the acts hereby amended.

Sec. 4. This act to take effect and be in force from and after

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[ No. 18. ] AN ACT 10 authorize the construction of a free bridge across the

Saint Joseph river, at or near the mouth of McCoy's Creek. Section 1. Be il enacted by the Senale and House of Represen

Free bridge tatives of the State of Michigan, That Darius Jennings, William across st

Joseph river Broadherst and William Cotion, of the township of Niles, and Wil

authorized. Jiam Harrison of the township of Buchanan, in the county of Berrien, be, and they are hereby authorized to construct a free bridge across the Saint Joseph river, at or near the mouth of McCoy's creek, in said county: Provided, said bridge shall be so construc- Proviso. ted as not to obstruct the navigation of said river. Sec. 2. The legislature may at any time hereafter alter, amend amend'ı,

repeal, &c. or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of the members of each house,

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

Approved January 26, 1849.

[ No. 19. ] AN ACT to authorize Erie Prince and William H. Chillson, to build a dam across the Thornarple river, in the county of Kent.

Section 1. Be it enactei by the Senate and House of Represen. Dar across latives of the Stale of Michigan, That Erie Prince and William H. river au

thorized

Meight of dam &c.

Chillson, their heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to build a dam across the Thornapple river, in the county of Kent, on section sixteen, in township six north of range ten west.

Sec. 2. Said dam shall not exceed six feet in height, and the occupant shall construct, at the time of the construction of said dam, therein or thereat, a convenient lock and sluice for the passage

of boats, rats, and other water crafts, at all times; and it shall be the duty of the owners of said dam at all times to keep said lock in repair and to pass any water craft through the said lock free of toll and without unnecessary delay; and any person who shall be so detained, shall be entitled to recover of the said owner the damages which he shall prove he has sustained by such detention, before any court of competent jurisdiction, with costs of suit.

Sec. 3. If, at any time hereaster, the water should be required to be drawn from said river for the purpose of Internal Improvement or navigation, it shall not be lawful for the said Erie Prince and William H. Chillson, or their heirs or assigns, to recover any dam

Damages for detention of boats

Rights reserved to the state.

ages therefor.

Rights reserved to

Sec. 4. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize owners of the persons above named, their heirs or assigns, to enter upon or

flow the lands of any other person or persons, nor any school lands.

Sec. 5. Any person who shall destroy or in any wise injure said 'Trespasses to dam, &c. dam or lock, shall be deemed to have committed a trespass upon the

owners thereof, and be liable accordingly; and any person who shall wilfully or maliciously destroy or injure the said lock or dam shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 6. The legislature may at any time, alter, amend or repeal this act.

Approved January 31, 1849.

[ No. 20. ] AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the year

A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, in the township of Monroe, county of Monroe.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represensales exten- tatives of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection

Time for collection of

of taxes in the township of Monroe, in the county of Monroe, is bereby extended to the first Monday of March next. Sec. 2. The collector of said township is authorized and empow. Puty of col

lector ered to proceed and collect suid taxes in the same manner as during the life time of his warrant, and to make returns to the county treasurer on or before the first Monday in March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, and for that purpose, his warrant is hereby continued in full force until the said first Monday in March next: Provided, he first renews his official bond to the satisfaction of the treasurer of said county of Monroe,

Sec. 3. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the county Transcripe treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be return- tates to be ed to the auditor general as soon as practicable,' and such unpaid the Auditor taxes shall be collected in the same manner and with interest computed for the same time as other taxes, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight, duly returned to the auditor general for nonpayment.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved January 31, 1849.

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[ No. 21. ] AN ACT to provide for the collection of taxes in the township of

Norton, county of Ottawa, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Supervisor latives of the Slate of Michigan, That the supervisor of the town. make new ship of Norton, in the county of Ottawa, be and he is hereby au- roll for 1643. thorized to make out a new and perfect tax roll from the assessment roll of the year A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, for said township of Norton, between the time of the passage of this act and the tenth day of February next.

Sec. 2. Upon such roll being made out the said supervisor shall Dutics of notify the township treasurer of the amount of state and county taxes apportioned to his township by the board of supervisors for the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and upon the delivery to said supervisor by (said township treasurer, the receipt of the couniy treasurer, stating that he has received a satisfactory bond

su pervisor and town treasurer.

Porin and requisites of new warTant, &c.

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from such township treasurer in that behalf, said supervisor shall deliver to said township treasurer the tax roll so made out by him, with the usual warrant of the supervisor thereto annexed.

Sec. 3. To such tax roll the supervisor shall annex a warrant under his hand for the collection of such taxes in the form prescri. bed by law, except that such warrant shall require the said town. ship treasurer to account for and pay over said taxes on or before the first day of April next, and the said treasurer shall proceed under such warrant in the same manner and possess the same pow. ers as under a warrant made at the time prescribed in the revised slatules, for the collection of the regular annual taxes, and shall make return to the county treasurer of all unpaid taxes upon his said roll in the same manner and with like effect.

Sec. 4, A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the county unpaid taxes lo auditor treasurer in pursuance of the foregoing provisiors, shall be returned

to the auditor general, as soon as practicable, and with the same effect, and such unpaid taxes so returned shall be collected in the same manner and with interest computed from the some time as the annual taxes for the year eighteen hundred and forty-cight, duly returned to the auditor general for non-payment.

Sec. 5. All the provisions of existing laws relating to the assessInw appliciable to col- ment, collection and return of taxes, shall, so far as the same may Teed team be applicable, apply to and govern the assessment, collection and

return of the taxes in this act provided for, except so far as other provisions are herein made.

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

Approved January 31, 1849.

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[ No. 22.] AN ACT to provide for the payment for wood, lights and other in

cidental expenses of the Legislature and state offices,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate anıl House of Represen. ors fittori- alives of the State of Michigan, That the board of state auditors low certain be and they are hereby authorized 10 contract for or purchase wood,

lights, and necessary furniture for the legislative halis and state offices, from time to time, and to audit and allow the accounts for

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accounts.

the same, and accounts for making necessary repairs on the capitol and the house and grounis adjoining, belonging to the state, and also for a porter to take charge of the state offices in the capitol, and for transportation of packages to or from the state offices, for the payment of which the state would be liable, and for other ne. cessary incidental expenses of said offices.

Sec. 2. Such accounts, when so audited and allowed, shall be Duty of Aucharged by the auditor general to the appropriate accounts, and upon his warrant shall be paid from the staie treasury from moneys belonging to the respective funds on which the warrant shall be so drawn.

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

Approved February 2, 1849.

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[ No. 23. ] AN ACT to ainend an act entitled an act to revive the poor laws

repealed by the revised slaluies, in certain counties, approved March 17, eighieen hui:dred ana (oriy-seven.

30 days.

Section 1. Be enacteil by the Senate and House of Represen- License molatives of the Slale nf Michigan, That all moneys received by the Wayne Co.

to be paid hy clerk of each township, in the county of Wayne, under the pro- town clerks visions of section twenty-thrie, chapter forty-one of the revised urer &c. in siniutes of 1846, shall be paid over by such clerk to the county ireasurer within thirty days afier the receipt thereof, and the county trea'urer shall give the person paying such money a receipt for the amount paid, in the name of the township from which it was received, and said treasurer shall credit said township with the amount of money received, which shall apply on account of any charges made against such township for the relief and support of Their poor, as is provided by law. Sec. 2. If any township in the county aforesaid, shall not be Township,

not charged charged with the relief or support of any township poor by the with townlime of the annual meeting of ihe board of supervisors in each unit a des year, or if the charges mude by the county treasurer against any state & Co. township do not amount to the sum or sums paid into the treasury by such township, then the balance found doe each township respectively up to that time, shall be deducted from the amount og

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