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treasurer in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned 10 the auditor general as soon as practicable, and with the same efect, and such unpaid taxes so returned shall be collected in the same manner and with interest computed from the same time as the annual taxes for the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight, duly returned to the auditor general for pon-payment.

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

Approved February 13, 18:9.

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[ No. 37.) AN ACT 10 incorporate the Tecumseh Literary Institute. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlouse of Represen. tatives of the State of Michigan, Thai Sirrell C. Le Baron, Alonzo B. Palmer, Increase S. Ilamilton, Salmon Crane, Stillman Blanchard, Perley Bills and Charles Spafford, and their successors in ollice, be, and they are hereby constituted and declared a body

corporate under the name and style of ihe Tec'imseh literary inGener' pro- stitute.” subject to the provisions relating to corporations, contained

in chapter fifty-five of the revised sialutes of 1846, and such amendments thereof as may from time to time be made by the legislature.

Scc. 2. The persons named in the preceding section, and their Ohjecia and

successors in office shall have power, and they are hereby authori. zed 10 establish and continue in Tecumseli, in the county of Lenawee, an institution of learning for the instruction of persons in the various branches of literature and the arts and sciences; and to establish rules and by-laws for the government and managernent of the same, provided, such rules and by laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state, and shall faithfully apply all funds or other property, received by them for that purpose, by subscription, bequest or otherwise, in providing suitable buildings, employing professors and teachers, procuring books, mapy, philosophical and other apparatus, necessary or proper for the successful prosecution of study in such institution.

Sec. 3. Said board of trustees shall be in law capable of acquiring and holding by purchase, gist, grant, devise or bequest or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, in value not exceeding the sum of Iwenty-five thousand dol

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tars, for the use of said corporation and no other, and shall further hold for the use of said corporation, any estate, real or personal, heretofore conveyed to the mernbers of the said board for that pur. pose, and shall be held liable for all debts of said corporation, as partners in trade, aftor the corporate properiy shall have been exhausted.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force froin and after jis passage.

Approved February 13, 1849.

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[ No. 38. ] AN ACT to provide for the support of the poor in the counties of

Calhoun and Van Buren, and for o!her purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and lIouse of Represen-Shop tatives of the State of Michigan, That chapter thirty eight of the empre vann flur revised statuies of one thousand eight hundred and forty six, be sea counties and the same is hereby revived and made of force in the counties of Calhoun and Van Buren.

Sec. 2. The hoard of supervisors of ench of said countics of Power of Calhoun and Van Buren may impose a tax upon the property of ofb'id counsuch county, or adopt such other measures as they shall deem most advisable to meet and defray the expenses incurred since April third, eighteen hundred and forty eight, in the support and main. tenance of the poor of said county.

Soc. 3. William Farley, Cholett Cady and James M. Parsons surts of are hereby designated as superintendents of the poor (or said coun- Loun Ca ty of Calhoun, during the current year.

Sec. 4. Jay R. Monroe, Charles M. Morrell, and Jeremiah H. Simmons are hereby designated as superintendents of the poor for county siid county of Van Buren for the current yenr.

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[ No. 39. ] AN ACT to aitnch a part of the towns!ip of Rives, in the county

of Jackson, to the township of Henrietta. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Part of the tatives of the Slale of Michigan, That all that part of the township Rives 11

tached to Henrietta.

of Rives, in the county of Jackson, which is east of a line commencing on the base line, ot the section line between sections iwo and three in town one south of range one west, and running thence south on the section line to the south east corner of section ten, in the town aforesaid, thence west on the south line of said section ten to Grand river, and thence up said river to the south line of said township of Rives, be and the same is hereby attached to and made a part or the township of Henrietta,

Sec. 2. That portion of the township of Rives hereby attached Rights and

abilities of to and made a part of the township of Henrietta, shall be entitled ltached. to and be liable for all moneys that the township of Rives may re

ceive or pay on account of said portion of said township.

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

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[ No. 40. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Mon.

roe and Erie Plank Road Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenErna plaktatives of the State of Michigan, That the second section of an act Lateraninus entitled “ an act to incorporate the Monroe and Erie plank road changed.

company," approved April third, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, be amended by striking out the words "village of Vienna," in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof, the words "state line of Ohio;" also section five be so amended by striking out in the fourth line, the words " village of Vienna,” and inserting in place thereof, state line of Ohio."

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

Approved February 16, 1849.

[ No. 41. ) AN ACT to enlarge the corporate limits of the city of Detroit

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the district of couniry con

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tained within the following limits, to wit: beginning at a point on the nationnl boundary line in the Detroit river, directly opposite and in a line with the westerly or lower line of the Jones farm, (so called) on private claim number two hundred and fortyseven, and now being the lower boundary of said city of Detroit, thence in a straight line northerly in the course of the said lower line of the Jones farm, until it intersects the rear or northerly boundary line of said city, thence westerly on the line and in the course of the rear or northerly boundary line of private claims number iwenty-three, (Forsyih farm) number two hundred and forty-six, (or La Brosse farm) and number twenty-four, (or Baker farm) to a point on the easterly or upper line of private claim number twenty-four and known as the Woodbridge farm, in the township of Springwe!ls; thence southerly and in the course of and on said upper line of said Woodbridge farm to a point on the said national bouodary line in the Detroit river, thence on said boundary line to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby annexed to, and mude part of the township and city of Detroit ; and that the said district hereby annexed, and the inhabitants thereof, be and they are hereby made subject to the provisions and shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and franchises created or conferred by the several acts of the legislative council of the late territory of Michigan, or of the legislature of the state of Michigan, relative to the Rights and city of Detroit, now in force or hereafter to be created, and the by-laws and ordinances lawfully made and now in force or that inay hereafter be made under the authority of said several acts, shall have full force and effect within the said district from and after the day on which this act is to take effect and be in force: and from and after that day, the said district shall not be subject to the regulations or government of the township of Springwells.

Sec. 2. The district by this act annexed to the city of Detroit, 8th Ward. shall be, and is hereby established the eight ward of said city; and said ward is hereby ailached 10 and made a part of the first assess. ment district of the city of Detroit.

Sec. 3. There shall be elected in said eighth ward at the next charter election of the city of Detroit, and annually thereafter, one Constable in tax collector and one constable, who shall respectively have the elected in a same rights and authority, and in all respects be subject to the ward same requirements, duties and responsibilities as other tax collectors

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Sec. 4. The first election in said eighih ward shall be at the house of P. McLaughlin on Fort-street, in said ward, on the first Monday of March next, and the electors of said ward who are present, shall at nine o'clock on the morning of said day, at the said place of election, elect viva voce, two of their own number to act as inspectors of said election, who wit's the assessor of said ward, to be appointed as hereinafter"provided, shall be the inspectors of said election, ani shall first be sworn rightfully to discharge the duties as such inspectors, which oath may be administered by any of such inspectors to the others; and said inspectors may appoint any eleetor of said ward with full authority to act as constable at and about the polls of said wad, during said election day.

Sec. 5. At said election there shall be elected by the eleciors, iwo persons to serve as aldermen of said ward in the common council of the city of Detroit, one of whom shall be elected to serve for one year, and the other for two years, and on the ballots shall be designated the ierm of service designated for each candidate for said ofice, and the persons having a plurality of such ballots shall be elected for the respective terms aforesaid, and thereafter the e'e'tion for alderman in said ward sball take place as in the other wards of said city. The aldermen elected as above, shall enter upon their duties on the second Monday of April next.

Sec. 6. The common council of said city shall appoint some disleanpoin ed creet person from the electors of snid vard, wh) shall take the by common

same vaih as is required of other ward assessors, and he shall perform in suid ward and city, all the duties riquired of u ward assess. or, and shall be entitled to the same rompensation; and such assesso or shall serve until the district assessors to be elecie) at the next charter election, shall enter upon their ofice.

Sec. 7. Tois act shall iako effect and be in force from and after 119 passage.

Approved February 20, 1849.

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AN ACT to amend the Charter of the City of Detroit.

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