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filing their certificate of acceptance with the director. After the first election, each trustee elected shall serve four years.

3. All vacancies that may occur in the office of trustee shall be filled according to existing provisions for filling vacancies in the district board.

4. Rate bills shall be collected, and all moneys shall be drawn and applied according to existing provisions of law, but in the em. ployment of teachers the director shall have the approval of the moderator or assessor according to provisions of law heretofore existing, and of at least two of the trustees; and the authority to classify pupils in such cases shall be transferred from the school in spectors to the enlarged district board.

5. The boundaries of districts that may avail themselves of this act shall not be enlarged without the written approval of a majority of the enlarged district buard."

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

Approved March 31, 1849.

[ No. 184. ] AN ACT to repeal section tivo of an act to provide against the re

covery of damages done by beasts on lands which are not enclosed by a lawlul sence, approved March seventh, A. D., Ode thousand eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

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

tatives of the State of Michigan, That section iwo of an act entitled can act to provide against the recovery of damages. done by beasts on lands which are not enclosed by a lawful fence, approved March seventeenth, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and forty-seve., be and the same is hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 31, 1849.

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[ No. 185. ] AN ACT to define and amend the eighth subdivision of section

twenty-seven, of chapter one hundred and six of the Revised Statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.

Section 1. Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Bee 27 chap talives of the State of Michigan, That the eighth subdivision of section twenty-seven of chapter one hundred and six of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty six, be amended by adding to the end thereof the following: “The word team in this subdivision shall be construed to mean, either one yoke of oxen, a horse, or a pair of horses, as the case may be."

Sec. 2. The property exempted in the subdivision of which this act is amendatory, excepting mechanical tools and implements of husbandry, shall not be exempt from any execution issued upon a judgment rendered for the purchase money for the same property.

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

Approved March 31, 1819.

[ No. 186. ] AN ACT to vacate the plat of the Village of the Lake, in the

county of Washtenaw. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Village plas tatives of the State of Michigan, That the plat of the Village of the Lake, in the county of Washienaw, bo and the same is hereby vacated.

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

vacated.

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[ No. 187. ] AN ACT to lay out a State Road in the County of Ottawa. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Commia'ra latives of the State of Michigan, That George W. Walton, Ly certain nabe man Williams, jr. and William M. Ferry, jr., be and they are

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hereby authorized to lay out and establish a state road beginning at the north bank of Grand river, on lot number three, upon section sixteen, lown eight north of range sixteen west, to the souih border of Muskegon lake, on section nineteen, town ten north of range sixteen west,

Sec. 2. That George W. Walton, John A. Brooks and Isaac D. Merrill, be, and they are hereby authorized to lay out and establish a state road from the forks of the Muskegon river, in the county of Newaygo, to the head of Muskegon lake, in the county of Otrawa, to be lerininated on section nineteen, town ien north of range sixteen west.

Sec. 3. The above commissioners shall bile so much of the survey Duties of said com’rs of the above mentioned roads in the office of the township clerk of main wwn, each township through which the said road's shall pass as shall be laid paip clerks.

out in such township, and it shall be the duiy of the several lown. ship clerks to record the same in their respective township books, and post ihe notice required by law: Provided, The decision of the said commissioners in regard to laying of said roads may be ap. pealed from as in case of the laying out of roads by the highway commissioners of the several townships.

Sec. 4. That it shall be the duty of the commissioners of highhighway

ways in the several townships through which said roads may pass, to open and work said roads in the same manner and by virtue o the same laws as township roads are required to be opened and worked.

Sec. 5. The state shall not be liable for any expense incurred or

damages sustained by reason of this act, and in case the road menpevnes of the

tioned in the preceding sections of this act shall not be laid out and established within two years from the passage of this act, the provisions therein contained shall be void.

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

Approved March 31, 1849.

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[ No. 188. ] AN ACT to provide for laying out a State Road from Ohio, north

to the village of Hudson. Section 1. Be it enacied by the Senate and House of Representa- Comm’rs 80

layout stake sives of the State of Michigan, That Franklin Goodell, T. C. Saw-road. yer and E. R. Parmelce, be, and they are hereby authorized and appointed cominissioners to lay out and establish a state road from the siate line be:ween the states of Ohio and Michigan, commencing at a point where the county line between the counties of Len. awee and Hillsdale intersects the said siate line, thence in a northerly direction on or near said county line to the village of Hudson, in the county of Lenawee.

Sec. 2. The above nained commissioners shall file so much of a Duties of survey or description of the said rond in the office of the township and of cer clerk of each township through which the said road shall pass, as clerks. shall be laid out in such township; and it shall be the duty of the several township clerks to record the same in their respective towaship books, and when the same shall be so recorded the said road shall be deemed to be laid out and established.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of cach township cl-rk aforesaid 10 Duty of notify the supervisor of each township through wliich the said road to notify shall

pass of the fact contained in the record; said notice shall be &c. given within ten days from the time the survey or description of the road shall be so forwarded to the clerks aforesai.l.

Sec. 4. It shall be ihe duty of the supervisor of each township, Duty of suwhen the tas roll for the township shall next be made out for the issess cersaid township, to assess the land opposite and adjoining said road, in his township, one mile from the county line, east or west, as the case may be, and land north of snid village eighty rods, at the rate of five mills on the dollar; and said tas shall be collected in the same manner as township, county and state taxes are, and be subject to the same laws, in all respects. The lands assessed and returned as non-resident lands, shall be subject to sale in the same manner, and shall :201 for the purposes of collection, return or sale, be separated in any manner from the township, county and state tax.

Sec. 5. The tax so collected shall be paid over by the colector of Appropita each township 10 one of the said commissioners, upon an order de nodige

of proccode

town clerk

supervisor,

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signed by a majority of the said commissioners, at any time after the same has been collected. And the said commissioners shall have power, and it shall be their duty to employ hands to work on said road, or to let the work out upon contract in such jobs, at such times and in such manner as the commissioners, or a majority of them, may direct.

Sec. 6. The said commissioners shall receive out of the said Compensa. Lion of con- money so paid in, the sum of iwo dollars per day for each full day, missioners.

and shall pay out of the money so collected the sees for recording

the said survey or description required by this act. Tax to be

Sec. 7. The said tax shall be levied and collected and disposed of for 3 years as aforesaid for the term of three years, and in case of death, re

moval, sickness, or for any other cause, one or more of said corVacancy in missioners shall be unable, or shall refuse or neglect to act, the comcommis'r. missioner or commissioners remaining shall have sull power to sup

ply by appointment other commissioners 10 fill the said vacancies that may occur; and in case any such appointments shall be made,

the fact shall be certified and filed in the said offices as aforesaid. Neglect of

Sec. 8. In case the acting commissioner or commissioners shall

refuse to use the said money or pay the same out for the purposes duties, a

contemplated in ibis act, they shall be deemed guilty of a mistemeanor, and shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding three months, or boih, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 9. The highway commissioners of the township of Wrighi, Duties of M. commi’rs of in the county of Hillsdale, may, at their discretion, apply the Wright,

non-resident highway tax of said township on any road they may deem to be for the best interest of the inhabitants of said towoship.

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and aller its passage.

Approved March 31, 1849.

commis'r to discharge

misdemeanor, &c.

[ No. 189. ] AN ACT relative to the admission of Attorneys, Solicitors and

Counsellors. Admlssion Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa of attorneys de., in cit- tives of the State of Michigan, That any circuit court may grant do

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