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ship meeting to be held at the House of R. Williamson, in said
Algonquin. within townships fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two, fifty-three, fifty-four, fiftyfive and fifty-six north of range thirty-five, thirty-six and thirty-seven west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township, by the name of Algonquin, and the first township meeting to be held at the house of the Algonquin mining company in said township.
Sec. 6. That all that part of the connty of Houghton embraced within townships fifty, fifty-one and fifty-two north of ranges twenty-six, twenty-seven and twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirtyone, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four west, and that part of Point Abbaye embraced in townships fifty-three north of ranges thirty and thirty-one west, including the islands adjacent thereto, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate town. ship, by the name of L'Ance, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Mr. Knapp, in said township. Sec. 7. All that part of the county of Ontonagon lying east of
Ontonagon. the line between ranges forty and forty-one west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Ontonagon, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Mr. Cash in said township. Sec. 8. All that part of the county of Ontonagon lying west of
Pewabee, the line running between ranges forty and forty-one west, be and the same are hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Pe-wa-bee, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Thomas Palmer in said township. Sec. 9. All that part of the state of Michigan known as the coun
Marquette. ty of Marquette, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Marquette, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Lucius A. Thayer, in said township.
Sec. 10. All that part of the state of Michigan known as Isle Isle Royal. Royal, and the islands adjacent thereto, in Lake Superior, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Isle Royal, and the first township meeting shall be
shall be held &c,
held at the house of Joseph Peity, in said township, and said township shall be and is hereby attached to and shall constitute part of the county of Houghton.
Sec. 11. That all that part of the state of Michigan known as the county of Schoolcraft, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Grand Island, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of John W. Williams, in said township.
Sec. 12. The township of St. Mary in the county of Chippewa, St. Mary: what inclu: shall include the entire territory of said county of Chippewa.
Sec. 13. The first township meetings for the election of township ehip meeting officers in the aforesaid townships shall be held on the first Tuesday
in June next ensuing at the several places designated. That the
Sec, 14. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
No. 65.] AN ACT to provide for the Removal of the Seat of Government of this State, and for other
purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled "an act to locapitol,when
cate the capitol, pursuant to section nine of article twelve of the constitution of this state,” providing that the seat of government shall be in the township of Lansing, in the county of Ingham, shall
Act to locate
to take efect
Gov. to ap
to select site
take effect and be in force from and after the twenty-fifth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. Sec. 2. That as soon as practicable after the passage of this act'
point com'rs the governor shall appoint three commissioners, one of whom shall for capitol. be denominated the “acting commissioner,” neither of whom shall be interested in any lands, nor residents of the counties of Ingham, Eaton, Ionia or Clinton, who shall, within one month from the time of their appointment, proceed to the said township of Lansing, in said county of Ingham, and select and designate a suitable and eligible site in said township, containing not less than twenty acres of land, on which to erect the capitol and other state buildings, and procure the same to be conveyed from the owner or owners thereof to the state, by good and sufficient deed or deeds of conveyance so as to vest the title thereof in the state, free and clear of all incumbrances whatever, and cause the same to be recorded in the register's office of the said county of Ingham. Said commissioners shall, before they enter upon their duties required by this act, take and subscribe respectively, before some officer authorized to administer oaths, and file in the office of the secretary of state, the following oath: “I do solemnly swear, that I am neither directly or indirectly interested, nor will I become so during the continuance of my office, in any lands in the counties of Ingham, Eaton, Ionia or Clinton, or in any profits or speculations to be made or to åccrue, growing out of or connected with the location of the capitol of this state, or the selection of a site upon which to erect the state bulidings, and that I will faithfully and impartially, according to the best of my skill and ability, select said site in such place as will best promote the interest of this state," or said commissioners
capitol on their discretion, locate the same on the school section in said town- tion. ship.
Sec. 3. The said commissioners, before selecting said site, shall be, and they are hereby authorized 10 receive other and further proposals than those made to this legislature, from any person or Com’rs to
receive propersons offering any lands or other valuable means for the erection
posals. of temporary state buildings within said township of Lansing; and if they shall be of the opinion that any new proposals, so made, will be more advantageous to the state, they are hereby authorized and empowered to accept the same.
Oath of com'rs.
Gov. to fill 1 vacancy.
To erect temporary
Sec. 4. In case either of said commissioners shall from any cause, fail or neglect to perform his duties as such commissioner, the governor shall immediately appoint another person with the same qualifications herein required, who shall take the oath and perform the
duties of such commissioner. Duty of ac.
Sec. 5, It shall be the duty of said acting commissioner, after the ting com'r. selection of
any such land as may be granted to the state for the location of the capitol, and the recording the deed therefor, to join in behalf of the state, with the proprietor or proprietors of any adjoining lands, in laying out and causing to be recorded a village plat, to be designated as the town of Michigan, and for that purpose he
may include so much of any school section or other land belonging tothe state as he may deem advisable.
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the said acting commissioner to
cause to be erected and completed by the said twenty-fifth day of buildings.
December next ensuing,temporary state buildings for the use of the legislature and state officers, on or near said village plat as he shall dcem most advisable, and in case the same shall not be so erected and completed at the expense of some other person or persons, the same shall be done at the expense of the state, by contract, to the lowest bidder, as far as practicable, and for that purpose there is hereby appropriated out of the state building fund, the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be expended by and under the direction and supervision of the acting commissioner.
Sec. 7. The officers required by the eighth section of the twelfth article of the constitution of this state, to keep their offices at the seat of government, shall on or before the said twenty-fifth day of December next ensuing, remove their offices to the said town of Michigan, in the township of Lansing aforesaid, where they shall thereafter remain, and where the legislature of this state shall thereafter meet, and the sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of removing the books, papers and furniture of the several offices and of the capitol, and the books, maps and archives of the state ; and all necessary expenses
the removal of the said offices, books, papers and furniture, maps and archives, and all accounts for such expenses shall be audited by the auditor general and paid upon his warrant.
Certain offi. ces required to be moved to seat of government, &c.
Sec. 8. The said commissioners appointed under this act, shall compensareceive such compensation as may be agreed upon by the executive, missioners, not exceeding three dollars per day for the time actually employed, and necessary travelling and other expenses, which shall be audited by the auditor general, and paid out of any moneys in the state treasury to the credit of the state building fund: Provided, That the acting commissiouer only shall receive compensation for services after the selection of the site for the said state buildings, and the laying out of the town plat; and the said commissioners shall make a full report of all their proceedings in the premises, embracing all the offers received by them, and their decision thereon, and report the same to the Governor forthe use of the next legislature, nor shall either of the other commissioners after that time be required to perform any services under this act.
Sec. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after
[No. 66.] AN ACT to improve the Navigation of the St. Joseph River.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That seven thousand acres of internal improvement lands be, and they are hereby appropriated for the improvement of the navigation of the St. Joseph river, under the direction of the board of internal improvement.
Approved March 16, 1847.
(No. 67.] AN ACT to provide for holding Special Elections in case of va
cancy in the office of County Judge. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Time of hol
ding election of the State of Michigan, That it shall be lawful for the electors of any county in this state to hold a special election therein on the first Monday of April next, for the purpose of filling any vacancy in the office of county judge for said county, any law to the contra