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JOINT RESOLUTIONS, 1891.

[ No. 1. ]

JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to section one, article

nine, of the constitution of this State, relative to the salary of the Attorney General.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That an amendment to section one, of article nine, of the constitution of this State be and the same is hereby proposed, to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The Governor shall receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars; the judges of the circuit court shall each receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; the Attorney General shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; the Secretary of State shall receive an annual salary of eight hundred dollars; the State Treasurer shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars; the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars; the Commissioner of the Land Office shall receive an annual salary of eight hundred dollars. They shall receive no fees or perquisites whatever for the performance of any duties connected with their office. It shall not be competent for the Legislature to increase the salaries herein provided:

Be it further resolved, That said amendment shall be submitted to the people of this State at the next spring election, on the first Monday of April

, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and the Secretary of State is hereby required to give notice of the same to the sheriffs of the several counties of this State at least twenty days prior to said election, and the said sheriffs are required to give the several notices required by law, and the several townships and cities in this State shall prepare suitable boxes for the reception of ballots cast for or against said amendment. Each person voting for said amendment shall have written or printed on his ballot the words, “Amendment to the constitution relative to the salary of the Attorney General -Yes," and each person voting against said amendment shall have on his ballot in like manner, “Amendment to the constitution relative to the salary of the Attorney GeneralNo.” The ballots shall in all respects be canvassed and returns made as in general elections of State officers.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 11, 1891.

[ No. 2. ]

JOINT RESOLUTION requesting the Senate and House of Represent

atives of the United States to propose and submit to the legislatures of the several states amendments to the constitution of the United States, providing for the election of President and Vice President of the United States by a direct vote of the people, and for the election of United States Senators on a general ticket by the people of each State.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States be requested to propose and submit to the legislatures of the several states of the union an amendment to the constitution of the United States providing for the election of President and Vice President of the United States by a direct vote of the people;

Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States be further requested to propose and submit to the legislatures of the several states of the union, an amendment to the constitution of the United States, providing for the election of United States Senators on a general ticket by the people of each state;

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward copies of this resolution to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

[Ordered to take immediate effect.] Approved April 23, 1891.

[ No. 3. ]

JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the board of State auditors to

audit and pay the claim of Patrick Mulerone of the city of St. Ignace for meat furnished to Company B, Fourth Regiment, and Company H, Third Regiment, Michigan State Troops, while encamped on Mackinac Island at the annual State encampment in the year 1888.

WHEREAS, It appears that Patrick Mulcrone of St. Ignace, Michigan, furnished Company “B,” Fourth Regiment and Company “H,” Third Regiment, Michigan State Troops with meat while encamped on Mackinac Island in the year 1888;

WHEREAS, By some misunderstanding with the officers of said companies the said Patrick Mulcrone has not received any pay for [the] meat furnished the said companies:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of State auditors be and are hereby authorized to investigate and examine said claim and determine as to the same, and what amount, if any, is justly and equitably due and owing to said Patrick Mulcrone, or should in justice and equity be paid to said Patrick Mulcrone therefor, and said board is hereby authorized and empowered to settle and adjust such claim and to allow said Patrick Mulerone such sum, with interest, as they shall find justly and equitably due him, or to which he may be justly and equitably entitled.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 23, 1891.

[ No. 4. ] JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the board of State auditors to

investigate, examine and settle any claim found to be due Robert Lake, of the city of Jackson, against the State of Michigan for damages or compensation, by reason of extra or additional work performed and material furnished by said Lake, at the request of the warden and board of inspectors of the State Prison at Jackson, in this State.

WHEREAS, Said Robert Lake claims that he did, on or about the nineteenth day of August, eighteen hundred eighty-seven, by a contract in writing, bearing date on that day, agree with H. F. Hatch, as warden of said State Prison, to furnish labor and materials for the construction of a cell block and wing to said State Prison, as specified in said contract or agreement, for the sum and upon the terms also therein specified; and

WHEREAS, Said Robert Lake claims that he did fully perform said contract or agreement on his part, on or before the twenty-fifth day of August, eighteen hundred eighty-eight, and such performance was accepted by said warden and board of inspectors; and

WHEREAS, Said Robert Lake claims that he did, in connection with the construction of said cell block and wing, at the request and by the direction of said warden and board of inspectors, perform extra and necessary work, and furnish extra and necessary material, not specified or provided for in said contract, for which he claims he has not been paid, or in any manner compensated, sufficient money not having been appropriated, or provided, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of such of such claimed extra labor

claimed extra labor and material; [therefore ] therefor

Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of State auditors be and is hereby authorized and directed to investigate and examine said claim or claims, and determine as to the same, and if it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of said board, that said Robert Lake is entitled to receive from the State, his pay for such extra claimed work and material, that he be paid therefor; and said board is hereby authorized and directed to adjust such claim, or claims, and allow said Robert Lake such sum, or sums, of money as he is justly and legally entitled to receive for such work and materials, furnished and provided by him, not heretofore settled and adjusted, and not included in said contract or agreement. And the Auditor General is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of said Robert Lake, for the amount so audited or allowed by said board of State auditors, payable out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 28, 1891.

[ No. 5. ] JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of Frank M. Decker, late of

Company I, Second Regiment, Michigan State Troops. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of State auditors shall investigate the claim of Frank M. Decker for injuries sustained while in discharge of his duties as a private in Company I, Second Regiment, Michigan State Troops, and if said board shall find that any sum should be paid to said Decker, the board is hereby authorized to allow such sum as they may determine, not [ to exceed ] exceeding two thousand dollars. On such allowance, the Auditor General shall issue his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of said Frank M. Decker for the amount so audited and allowed, payable out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, The claim of said Decker is presented within six months from the time this resolution shall take effect.

Approved May 19, 1891.

[ No. 6. ]

JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the board of State auditors to

investigate, examine and settle any claim found to be due Josiah W. Begole against the State of Michigan for moneys paid, laid out and expended by him as Governor of the State in the case of Dullam vs. Wilson.

WHEREAS, Josiah W. Begole, Governor of the State of Michigan, in the performance of his official duty in one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three sought to remove from his official position one James C. Wilson then holding the office of trustee of the Michigan Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and instituted proceedings for that purpose; and

WHEREAS, Said Governor Begole expended, paid and laid out for attorney's fees, expenses and costs, certain moneys in the prosecution and proceedings in said cause; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of State auditors be and they are hereby authorized to investigate, examine and settle any claim found to be due said Josiah W. Begole for moneys so paid, laid out and expended by him in the prosecution of the case of Dullam vs. Wilson.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 19, 1891.

[ No. 7. ] JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the Governor to issue a patent to

Ellen C. Lafler, Warren B. Lafler, Phares Lafler, William Lafler, Byron L. Lafler, Schuyler Lafler and Julia A. Holmes, for the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section six, town six south, of range seven east, the same being primary school land.

WHEREAS, It appears by satisfactory proof that Warren Lafler, of Dundee, Monroe county, Michigan, who died December eleventh, eighteen hundred eighty-seven, was, at the time of his death, the undisputed holder and owner of primary school land certificate of the State of Michigan, numbered two thousand seven hundred and eleven, for the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section six, in town six south, of range seven east; which said certificate was, on the seventh day of April, A. D. eighteen hundred forty-nine, issued by the Commissioner of the State Land Office to John W. Christiancy, and which said certificate, by reason of several assignments, became the property of said Warren Lafler; and

WHEREAS, It appears satisfactorily that Ellen L. Lafler, Warren B. Lafler, Phares Lafler and William Lafler, of Dundee, Monroe county, Michigan, and Byron L. Lafler, of Milan, Monroe county, Michigan, Julia A. Holmes, of Constantine, St. Joseph county, Michigan, and Schuyler Lafler, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, are the heirs at law and all the heirs at law of said Warren Lafler, deceased, who died intestate, and each of whom is of the age of twenty-one years and upwards; and

WHEREAS, The said Warren Lafler, deceased, purchased said certificate in good faith and for a valuable consideration and was in the quiet and peaceable possession and enjoyment of the premises therein described for more than twenty-five years next preceding his death, and had made valuable improvements thereon and had paid all taxes thereon and all interest due to the State; and it further appearing that the said heirs at law of said Warren Lafler, deceased, are equitably entitled to a patent on surrendering said certificate, accompanied by the full pay, ment of the principal and interest due to the State for the same; and

WHEREAS, No patent can issue to the said heirs at law of the said Warren Lafler, deceased, on account of defects and irregularities in an assignment of said certificate by parties who held the same after it was issued to the said John W. Christiancy and before the same was purchased by and assigned to the said Warren Lafler, which said Assignment cannot be perfected or corrected in consequence of the death of some of the assignors and their heirs at law, and of the removal of others to parts unknown; therefore

Resolved by the Senate and [the] House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Governor of this State be and he is hereby authorized to sign and cause to be issued to the said Ellen L. Lafler, Warren B. Lafler, Phares Lafler, William Lafler, Byron L. Lafler, Julia A. Holmes and Schuyler Lafler a patent for the land described in said certificate, whenever the same shall be presented to him, with the certificate of the Commissioner of the State Land Office, that the principal

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