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And whereas, Said Willis has applied to the commissioner of the land office for separate certificates, which have been refused; there. fore

Resolred, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Sorter one of Michigan, That the commissioner of the land office be and is here- tificate by required, upon the delivery of the certificate, now held by Henry Willis, of Battle Creek, Calhoun county, for blocks number fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, iwenty, twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty-seven, in the village of east Battle Creek, to issue to said Willis, certificates for each of said blocks: Provided, That the commissioner of the land office shall be satisfied that the university fund will not be injured thereby: And provided, further, That the facts set forth in the above preamble, are proved to the satisfaction of said commissioner, and that the payment of the price for such lot shall be secured to the satisfaction of said commissioner, and that the rights of no other person be affected by the issue of new certificates.

Approved March 15, 1847.

[No. 46.] AN ACT to provide for the preservation of the laws of this State.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the secretary of state be, and to cause he is hereby required, to cause to be arranged and bound in a sub-bound. stantial manner, all acts and joint resolutions of the several legislatures of this state which become laws under the constitution, so far as the same may be on file in his office.

Sec. 2. Hereafter, at the close of each session of the legislature, Ib. the secretary of state shall cause to be bound in like manner, the enrolled acts and joint resolutions of the legislature which shall become laws under the constitution of this state, and shall certify, under bis hand and the seal of the state, on the frontispiece of the volume, that said volume contains the whole of the original acts and joint resolutions, as enrolled by the clerks, signed by the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, and approved

Acts, &c. to be kept in sec ot state's office.

by the Governor, or which may have become laws under the constitution of this state, without bis signature or approval.

Sec. 3. The acts and joint resolutions, when bound and certified as specified in this act, shall be kept in the office of the secretary of state, and no further record thereof shall be required to be kept. The expenses of arranging and binding the laws as specified in the preceding sections of this act, shall be paid by the treasurer of the state, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, on the certificate of the secretary of state.

Sec. 4. So much of section one of chapter one of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, as makes it the duty of the secretary of state to record the original acts of the legislature in books to be provided by him for that purpose, be and the same is hereby repealed

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in fcrce from and after its passage.

Approved March 15, 1847.

[No 47.] AN ACT to authorize the Governor to convey certain Real Es

tate therein mentioned. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the governor of the state is hereby authorized to convey to Sheldon Thompson, or his legal assigns, the following described and designated parcel of land, lying and being in the county of Oakland, in this state, to wit: The south east quarter of section number twenty-seven, in township number one, north of range number nine east ; also the east half of the south west quarter of section number twenty-seven, in the same township and range; also the east half of the north east quarter of section number twenty-four, in the same township and range : Provided, He be satisfied, upon investigation, that the equitable title and interest in and to said lands belong to said Sheldon Thompson, or his assigns; such conveyance, if made to said Thompson, to enure to such persons respectively, as may have title there. to derived from said Sheldon Thompson.

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

Approved March 15, 1817.

[No. 48.] AN ACT to repeal the Charter of the Oakland County Bank.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled “an act to incorporate the Oakland county bank,” approved April twenty-eight, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and all acts amendatory thereto, be, and the same are hereby repealed : Prorided, however, That nothing in this act contained, shall prohibit said bank from winding up its affairs; ard two years from the first day of January next is allowed said bank for that purpose: And prorided also, That the claims of any person or persons against the stockholders of said bank, or upon the assets of said bank, shall not be affected by the repeal of the acts herein before mentioned.

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

its passage.

Approved March 15, 1847.

[No. 49.] AN ACT to continue in force “an act to authorize the appoint

ment of Commissioners to take the Acknowledgment of Deeds and Instruments of Writing under Seal out of the State.”

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled "an act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to take the acknowledgment of deeds and instruments of writing under seal out of the state," approved March nineteenih, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, be and the same is hereby revived and continued in full force and effect, any law to the contrary notwithstanding; and the several commissions issued under said law be revived and continued in force, and the official acts of such commissioners shall be as good and valid as if the act aforesaid had not been repealed.

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

Approved March 15, 1847.

[No. 50.] AN ACT relative to the amount due the University Fund from

the County of Lenawee. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the state of Michigan, That the time for the payment of the sum of thirteen thousand dollars due from the county of Lenawee to the university fund of this state, be and the same is hereby extended so that the same shall be payable in six equal annual instalments, as near as may be, from the first day of September next, with interest annually on the whole sum unpaid : Provided, That the interest due upon such principal sum be first paid, and new bonds be given for the payment of the said principal sum and annual interest as above provided. And the commissioner of the state land office is hereby instructed to receive new bonds for such payment to be given by the supervisors of the county of Lenawee, in the usual form, and on the receipt of such new bonds, to deliver up the bonds heretofore given for the payment of said principal sum by the board of commissioners or supervisors of said county of Lenawee.

Approved March 15, 1847.

[No. 51.] AN ACT further to provide for the payment of the Officers and

Members of the Legislature, and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatircs of the State of Michigan, That there be and is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury, a sum sufficient for the payment of members and officers of the legislature for the present year, and for defraying the incidental expenses thereof.

Sec. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and directed out of the appropriation aforesaid, to pay the members, officers

firemen and messengers of either house, respectively, at the rates per diem, and for mileage, and upon certificates drawn in the same form, and certified in the manner provided in the act entitled "an act to provide for the payment of members and officers of the legislature,” approved January fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

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

its passage.

Approved March 15, 1847.

(No. 52.] AN ACT to incorporate the Village of Hillsdale. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Incorporat'n tires of the State of Michigan, That so much of the township of Fayette, in the county of Hillsdale, as is included in the following boundaries and descriptions, to wit: The north west quarter and north half of the south west quarter of section twenty-six; the east half of the north east quarter ; the east half of the west half of the north east quarter, and north east quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-seven; the east half of the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-two, and so much of the west half of the south west quarter of section twenty-three, as is embraced in any recorded plat of the village of Hillsdale, or any additions to any such plat shall be, and the same is hereby constituted a town corporate, by the name and title of the “ village of Hillsdale."

Sec. 2. The elective officers for said village shall be five trus- Names of tees, one assessor and a president, being qualified electors, and re-cers, siding in any part of said village, who shall hold their offices until the next annual meeting succeeding their election respectively, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The appointed officers shall be one clerk, one treasurer and one marshal; each of whom shall be appointed by the president and trustees, and shall hold their offices during the term of the president and trustees so

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