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($10,743 99,) and lawful interest thereon fro:n the first day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, out of the general fund, in payment of a judgment obtained by said bank against the State aforesaid.

Sec. 3. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed out of the appropriation aforesaid, to pay to said bank, its agents or er. attorneys, on the warrant of the Auditor General, the said sum of ten thousand seven hundred and forty-three dollars and ninety-nine cents, ($10,743 99,) with interest on the same or such portion thereof as may remain due, in four equal annual payments, commencing at such time as shall be mutually agreed on by the said state officers, and the bank, its agents or attorneys aforesaid respectively.

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

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Sale of salt

No. 90.
An Act to provide for the sale of the Salt Spring

Lands belonging to the state. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Stale of Michigan, That whenever the Governor shall have notice of the passage of an act by the Cong"ess of the United spring!’nds. States, authorizing the state to sell the lands heretofore selected for the state as salt spring lands, either by official publication of such act as directed by law or by a certified copy of such act from the office of the Secretary of State of the United States, it shall be his duty to notify the Commissioner of the State Land Office thereof, who shall thereupon proceed to advertise and sell the said lands as hereinafter directed.

Sec. 2. The Commissioner, upon being notified by the Governor, as provided for in the preceding section, shall thereupon prepare and give notice. cause to be published in one newspaper in each representative district having a newspaper published therein, for four weeks, that on a day subsequent to such publication, and to be therein designated, he will offer at public sale, at the State Land Office, in Marshall, the state salt spring lands, lying west of the principal meridian, and on another and subsequent day, at the office of the Auditor General and

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State Treasurer, in the city of Detroit, the state salt spring lands ly. ing east of said principal meridian, upon the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: Provided, That such salt spring lands as have been improved by the state, by boring thereon for salt springs, and such other stare salt spring lands as in the opinion of the Governor, State Geologist and Commissioner, or a majority of them, should not be brought into market at the first sale, shall be reserved and not offered at the aforesaid public sales.

Sec. 3. The minimum price of unimproved state salt spring lands shall be five dollars per acre, and the value of improvements on any state salt spring lands, made by former lessces or otherwise, shall be appraised by the Commissioner and State Geologist, and the Supervisor, for the time being, of the township wherein such improved salt spring lands are situated, or a majority of the same, and being added to the minimum price of the improved lands, shall constitute the minimum price of the several parcels or tracts of improved salt spring lands.

Sec. 4. The salt spring lands shall be offered for sale according to the United States' surveys, and sub-divisions in parcels of eighty acres each, as near as may be : Provided, That whenever, in the opinion of the Commissioner, any of said lands, from contiguity to a village or otherwise, ought to be sub-divided into village lots, or other similar parcels than eighty acres, he may cause the same to be subdivided by a competent surveyor, and a plat thereof filed in the reg. ister's office, of the proper county, and also in the State Land Office, and offer the same for sale, according to such plat and sub-division, in which case the minimum price of the respective lots or sub-divisions shall be appraised and determined by the Commissioner, State Geologist and Supervisor of the township where the lands lie, or a majority of them, and shall be the minimum price at which the same

shall be offered for sale. private sale. Sec. 5. All lands offered at either of the public sales above men

tioned, and not then sold, shall be subject to entry at private sale, at the State Land Office, at any time thereafter at their minimum prices respectively.

Sec. 6. The terms and condition of sale of the state salt spring lands shall be the same as are provided by law, in regard to state building lands, in the thirty-first section of the act entitled "An act to

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establish a land office, to prescribe and regulate the disposition of the public lands, and for other purposes," approved March 11, 1844, and all sum sreceived on account of the sale of said lands when paid into the state treasury, shall be passed to the credit of the “salt spring lands." Sec. 7. In payment of principal and interest due from purchasers Principal &

init fest,how of salt spring lands, there shall be receivable all warrants drawn by puiu. the Auditor General on any of ihe sunds of this state, and all outstanding treasury notes, or sunds receivable by law, for other state lands, until there shall have been received on account olsaid salt spring lands an amount equal to the appropriations heretofore made and expended in the improvement of state salt springs, including interest on the same; a statement of which appropriations and expenditures shall be made by the Auditor General to the Commissioner of the Land Office, showing the dates and amounts of the warrants issued under the aforesaid appropriations, from which date interest shall be computed: on the respective warrants so drawn. After the receiptoi an amount in warrants or other funds, equal to the principal and interest on the amount appropriated and expended as above mentioned, treasury notes and specie, or its equivalent, shall alone be receivable in payment for principal or interest due on purchases of state salt spring lands.

Approved, March 24, 1845.

No. 91.

Relief of

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An Act for the relief of school district number six, in the township of Manchester, county of Washtenaw.

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representatives of the Slale of Michigan, That the inhabitanis of school district school disnumber six in the township of Manchester, county of Washtenaw, and State of Michigan, be and they hereby are released and forever set free from a tax voted by said district in one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, for the purpose of erecting a school house in said district. Sec. 2. That the treasurer of said township be and he hereby is

Treasurer authorized to return his warrant for the collection of said tax to the of township supervisor of said township of Manchester ; and he is hereby decla

red to be absolved from all liability on his bonds, incurred by virtue of the first section of this act,

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

Approved March 24, 1845.

Amendment

No. 92.
An Act to amend part first, title four, chapter one, of

the revised statutes.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Michigan, That section eleven of part first, title four,
chapter one, of the revised statutes, be amended by adding the follow-
ing: Provided, That whenever it shall become impossible from
any cause whatever, to hold a special or general township meeting
in any township in this state, at the place or house designated for
holding the same, then the township board of any such township may
adjourn the meeting to some other suitable place for holding the same.

Approved March 24, 1845.

No. 93.

An Act to provide for laying out a certain state road.

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

tives of the State of Michigan, That Hervey T. Lee, and Alonzo State Road. Slayton, of the county of Livingston, and Elisha Holmes of the coun

ty of Genesee, be and they are hereby authorized commissioners to lay out and establish a state road commencing at the village of Brighton in Livingston c'yunty, to the village of Fentonville, in the county of Genessee.

Sec. 2: The commissioners appointed by the first section of this act shall file the survey of the above road in the office of the township clerk of each township through which the said road shall pass, as shall be laid out in such township.

Sec. 3. The non-resident highway taxes of each section through

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which the said road shall pass, shall be applied by the highway com-
missioners of the proper township, upon and for the improvement of
the above road, for the years one thousand eight hundred and forty-
five, and one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.
Sec. 18. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 24, 1845,

Sec. as a mended.

No. 94.
An Act to amend an act entitled “an act to prescribe

the powers and duties of justices of the peace in
civil proceedings, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That act No. 49, entitled "an act

Amendmont to prescribe the powers and duties of justices of the peace in civil proceedings,” approved April 9, 1841, be, and the same is hereby amended by adding new sections, to stand as sections twelve, (12) thirteen, (13) and fourteen, (14) of said act, in the words following, to wit :

Sec. 12. If the plaintiff, or other credible person, shall make and file with said justice an affidavit stating therein that the deponent has good reason to believe that any person (naming him,) has property, (describing it,) in his possession belonging to the defendant, or that he is indebted to the defendant, the justice shall include such person in the summons aforesaid, or shall issue a new summons for said person, at the option of the plaintiff, requiring him to appear before said justice at the time and place mentioned in the summons, against the defendant, and answer under oath, all questions put to him louching the property, money and credits of the defendant in his possession, and within his knowledge. And the said person so summoned, from the time of the service of such summons, shall stand liable to the plaintiff to the amount of the property, money and credits in his hands or due from him to the defendant."

“Sec. 13. If such person (so summoned) shall neglect or refuse to appear in court, as required, the same proceedings shall thereupon be had, as near as may be, as are now or may hereafter be required in relation to garnishees.”

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