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moneys collected during the life time of their warrants, as provided now by law, and to renew their official bonds, to the satisfaction of the Treasurer of the county of Wayne.
Sec. 5. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County Treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned to the Auditor General as soon as practicable ; and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest, computed from the same time as other taxes, for the year 1847, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Governor, and for other purposes.
Revieed Statutes amended.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section three, title three, of chapter twelve, of the Revised Statutes of 1846, be, and is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec- 3. The Governor may, at the commencement of each session of the legislature, appoint a Private Sec
retary, who shall hold his office during the session, unless sooner Private Sec. removed by the Governor, and shall receive for such services the sum Governor. of three dollars per day for the time employed, unless the Legislature
shall otherwise direct; such sum to be paid on the joint order of the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, by the State Treasurer.
Approved January 29, 1848.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of certain taxes for the
year eighteen hnndred and forty-seven, in the township of Hamtramck, county of Wayne.
Extensioni of time.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Hamtramck, for the year eighteen hundred and
forty-seven, upon the property of residents, is hereby extended until the first day of March next.
Sec. 2. The collector of said township is hereby authorized and Duty of colempowered to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as he could do during the lifetime of his warrant, and make his return at any time on or before the first day of March next, and the said warrant is hereby continued in full force and virtue for the purpose aforesaid, until the said first day of March next.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the collector of said township, before Ibid. he shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, to pay over all moneys collected during the life time of his warrant, as is now provided by law, and to renew his official bond to the satisfaction of the Treasurer of the county of Wayne.
Sec. 4. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the County l'npaid tax Treasurer, in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be returned turned to the Auditor General as soon as practicable, and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest computed from the same time as other taxes, for the year eighteen hundred and fortyseven, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of Andrew Harvie while claim
ing a seat in the House of Representatives. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
Compensa tires of the State of Michigan, That the State Treasurer be, and is tion to Anhereby authorized to pay, upon the certificate of the Speaker of the vie. House of Representatives, such sum as may be due Andrew Ilarvie, for travel to and from the Capitol, at the rate of three dollars for every twenty miles, and three dollars for every day's attendance while claim. ing a seat as a member of the House of Representatives during the present session.
Sec. 2. That there be appropriated out of any money in the State
Amount ap. Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient for the purpose
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved January 29, 1848.
highway taxes for the improvement of a road in the counties of Van
Act amend. ed.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled "an act appropriating certain highway taxes for the improvement of a road in the counties of Van Buren and Berrien,” approved March 17, 1847, be amended by inserting after the word "provided,” in the last line of section one, of said act, the following, viz : 6. That where the lines running parallel to said road, at the distance of one mile and a half from it on either side thereof, shall intersect any legal subdivision of land, as usually sold at the United States Land office, the non-resident highway taxes of all such subdivisions, and such only, shall be appropriated for the purpose mentioned in said act, as have their greatest proportion lying between such parallel lines and the road aforesaid.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved January 29, 1848.
sors of the County of Kent to construct a canal and locks around
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 Supervisors of the connty of Kent to construct a canal and locks around the rapids of Grand River at Grand Rapids, approved
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February 20, 1847, be so amended as to authorize and require the commissioner of the State land office to sell to the order of the Board of Supervisors ef the county of Kent or their authorized agent, at the price of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, the whole or any portion thereof, in any legal subdivisions, the lands appropriated in priated, how section number two of said act : Provided, That for the term of one year from the passage of this act all the lands selected under the provisions of the act hereby amended lying within the limits of township five, north of range fourteen west, and township five, north of range thirteen west, shall be reserved by the Commissioner of the Land office, and certificates of sale for any tract or parcel thereof shall during the said year only be issued upon the presentation of a written order therefor, signed by the Rev. A. C. Van Ralte, the recognized director of the affairs of the Holland Colony.
Sec. 2. The said commissioner shall receive in payment for all such sales as may be made under the provisions of this act, internal
payment improvement warrants of this State, or specie, and hold the said funds, orduties whether warrants or specie, until such time as the judges of the counties of Kent and Ionia, or a majority of them, shall, as contemplated by section six of said act, certify and file in the State land office, that said work has been finished and completed, when the said specie or warrants, or both, as the case may be, shall be paid over by said commissioner, to the order of the said Board of Supervisors or their successors in office, to such person or persons as shall be designated by them, in lieu of the lands so sold : Prorided, That whenever the con- Provisa. tractor for said work shall have completed one half of the work con. templated by said act, and the Board of Supervisors of Kent county shall so certify to the commissioner of the State land office, the said commissioner shall be, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay over to said contractor an amount of the proceeds of the sales of said lands not exceeding in amount one quarter of the whole of said appropriation : Provided, The said contractor shall file with said Proviso. commissioner satisfactory security for the refunding of the same in case he, (the said contractor,) shall fail to complete the said canal, locks and dam within the time and in the manner specified by said act.
Sec. 3. That section four of said act be amended by striking out Act amend. the words " thirty-five,” in the third line of said section, and inserting
the word “ten;" also, by striking out the word " thirty,” in the fourth line of said section, and inserting the words "twenty-two ;" also, by striking out the words “twenty-nine,” in the fifth line of said section, and inserting the words “ twenty-one ;" also, by striking out the words “one-hundred and thirty,” in the fifth and sixth lines of said section, and insert the words “one hundred and five," so that the said section shall read as follows : “ That the said canal shall not be of less capacity than forty-five feet on the water line, four feet deep at all seasons, and the lock or locks not less than one hundred and ten feet in length, and twenty-two feet in width in the clear; and the same shall be so constructed as to receive boats twenty-one feet wide and one hundred and five feet long, and of thirty inches draft, in slack water below the foot of the rapids, and pass them to slack water above the rapids, at all stages of the water : Provided, That the Board of Supervisors or a majority of them, and the contractor and his sureties for the completion of said work shall first, and on or before the first day of June next, file their assent to the provisions of this act in the State land
office. Rates of toll
Sec. 4. The rates of tolls which shall from time to time be collected thereof.
as contemplated in sections seven and nine of said act, shall be paid into the Treasury of Kent county, and be denominated the canal fund; and it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer for Kent county, after said work shall have been finished and completed, to keep a separate account of all moneys received for rates or tolls on account of said canal ; also, of all expenditures made for the purpose of keeping said canal, locks and dam in repair.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved January 29, 1848.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an
act to establish and improve the Pontiac and Grand River road, approved March 12, 1845.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa