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No. 139.

AN ACT to regulate the issuing of certain land warrants by the Au

ditor General, and limiting the time within which the same shall be receivable at the State Land Office in payment for internal improvement lands.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all certificates or orders hereaf

ter to be drawn by any special commissioner, to be appointed in virof all special tue of any act appropriating internal improvement lands for the con

struction of any wharf, pier, canal, towing path or bridge, or for the priations for 1848 shall be laying out, opening and improvement of any roads, ditches or drains, presented to Aud. Gen’l, or for improving the navigation of any river or other water course,

which has already passed, and been approved, or shall hereafter be passed and approved, during the session of legislature for the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight, shall be presented to the Auditor General, who shall thereupon issue warrants for a like sum drawn against, and payable in internal improvement lands: Provided, That no lands shall be selected by virtue of any act passed at this session of the le. gislature appropriating any internal improvement lands from the upper peninsula of Michigan : Provided also, That the warrants issued as aforesaid shall, by their terms be receivable for lands in the lower pe. ninsula only.

Sec. 2. Every certificate or order so to be drawn by any such speWhen order cial commissioner, in payment for any job, for services rendered, for

laborers employed, for materials purchased or articles furnished, shall be presented to the Auditor General for such warrants within one year from the date thereof; and if any such certificate or order shall noi be so presented within the time in this section limited, then the same shall become void, and the claim upon which it is founded shall be annulled; and all certificates and oriers to be issued as aforesaid, shall contain upon their face a statement of the above limitation, as to the time within which they are required to be presented to the Auditor General for warrants.

Sec. 3. Every warrant to be drawn by the Auditor General under presented at said several acts of appropriation, and in pursuance of the provisions

of the first section of this act, shall be presented at the state land office, and internal improvement lands selected therefor within the peri

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presented to Aud. Gen'l.

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od of two years from the date of said warrants respectively, and the said warrants shall severally be forthwith surrendered up to the Commissioner of said office, who shall issue certificates of purchase in the usual form for the lands thus selected, subject to the restrictions prescribed by law; in case the holder of any such warrant or warrants, shall neglect to present the same and select the lands as aforesaid within the time in this section prescribed, he shall forfeit all claim thereon and thereunder, and every such warrant shall become absolutely void ; and all such warrants shall contain upon their face a statement of the above limitation as to the time within which they will be receivable as aforesaid.

Sec. 4. It shall not be requisite for the several commissioners to be Special comappointed in virtue of any act in this act referred to to select or return

thereto, may

select lands, to the land office for reservation from sale any internal improvement or omit se

lection, in lands, but in all cases where such selection and return is required by their discrethe terms of any such act, the special commissioner to be appointed thereunder, may exercise his own discretion as to the propriety and expediency of making or omitting to make such selection and return.

Sec. 5, So much of any act as contravenes the provisions of this act is hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 29, 1548.

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No. 140.

AN ACT to establish a state road in the counties of Ingham, Gen

esee and Livingston,

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That Sanford Marsh, David Gorslime lay out road. and Samuel Crossinan be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a state road, commencing at or near the house of Samuel Crossman in the county of Ingham, thence on the most direct and eligible route to intersect the Detroit and Grand River Road at or ne ir Okemos in said county of Ingham.

Sec. 2. The commissioners named in this act shall file the surveys

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His duties. of so much of the above mentioned road, in the office of the township

clerk of each township through which said road shall pass, as shall be laid out in such township, and it is hereby made the duty of the township clerks in the said townships, to record the surveys of said road in the same manner that the surveys of township roads are directed by law to be recorded, and post the notice required by the statutes upon the laying out of highways.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the commissioners of highways Com'r of highwaye.

in the several townships through which said road shall pass, to open and work said road in the same manner, and by virtue of the same law, as township roads are required to be opened and worked.

Sec. 4. The state shall not be liable for any expenses incurred or

damages sustained by reason of this act, and in case the road menble for dam. tioned in the preceding sections of this act shall not be laid out and

established within two years from the passage of this act, the pro

visions therein contained shall be void. Com’rs to al Sec. 5. That Robert LeRoy, of Genesee county, Alonzo Slayton ter state road

and Hiram Mapes, of the county of Livingston, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, and they or a majortty of them are authorized to alter and establish the state road from the village of Brigh ton in the county of Livingston, to Fentonville in Genesee county, or any part thereof, as established by certain commissioners under “an act to provide for laying a certain state road,” approved March twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-five, and they are hereby required to file a survey of such alteration or alterations in the office of the township clerk in each township in which the same may be made, and it is hereby made the duty of the commissioners of highways in the several townships through which said road shall pass, to cause the same to be opened and worked as other highways are in their respective townships.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after ito passage.

Approved March 29, 1848.

No. 141.
AN ACT authorizing the district board of school district number

eleven, in the township of Coldwater in the county of Branch, to
borrow a certain sum of money.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the State of Michigan, That the district board of school School diet. district number eleven, in the township of Coldwater in the county of

borrow moBranch, are hereby authorized to borrow, on the credit of said school district, at an interest of seven per cent. per annum, and for a term of years not exceeding ten, a sum of money not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, for the purpose of building a school house in said district, and the said sum so borrowed shall not be applied to any other use or purpose than in building said school house. Sec. 2. Whenever said district board shall have obtained said sum

Money borof twenty-five hundred dollars or any part thereof, for the purpose parte into

rowed to be above specified, the same shall be paid into the treasury of the town

township

treasury. ship of Coldwater, to be drawn by said board for the purpose above specified, in the same manner and under the same restrictions as is provided for in case of other money in the treasury, agreeably to chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes.

Sec. 3. That said district board are hereby authorized, and it is Dist. board made their duty, to provide for the payment of such money, whether for payment principal or interest, that may accrue under the aforesaid loan, in the same manner as is provided for in case of other contingent expenses of the district.

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

Approved March 29, 1818.

of loan.

No. 142. AN ACT to incorporate the Mariners' Church of Detroit. Whereas, Julia Ann Anderson, late of Detroit, deceased, in and by her last will and testament, did give and devise a lot of land in the Preamble. city of Detroit as a site for a church, to be called the Mariners' Church of Detroit

, and did also, by and in the said instrument, give and devise other real and personal estate as a fund for the building and en

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or before

dowing said church, and did therein authorize and direct her execu-
tors or trustees appointed by the said will, to procure, —
a certain time therein named, not yet expired,—the said church to be
incorporated, giving corporate powers in the first instance to such per-
sons as her said executors or trustees should name, with the right of
succession, and with such rights, powers and duties, and under such
regulations and restrictions as will best fulfil and carry into effect the
true intent, design and meaning of said will ;

And whereas, The said executors or trustees, in pursuance of the directors of the said will, have nominated and appointed Charles C. Trowbridge, as one of the nine persons on whom said corporate pow. ers shall in the first instance be conferred; wherefore, for the purpose of carrying into effect the pious and benevolent intentions of the testatrix in that behalf,

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

tives of the State of Michigan, That the said Charles C. Trowbridge, together with eight other persons hereafter to be named and appointed by said trustees in accordance with the provisions of said will, and their successors, be and hereby are incorporated as a body politic and corporate in deed and in law, by the name of the Trustees of the Mar. iners' Church of Detroit, and shall have a perpetual succession of members to be appointed in the manner hereinafter provided; and

shall have such officers and organization, not inconsistent with the privileges of provisions of said will, as may be prescribed by the rules and regula

tions of said corporation, and shall have a common seal, with power to break, alter, change and make anew the same ; and by its said name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state, and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant and contrary to the law of the land, for the benefit and advantage of the said corporation, and for the order, rule, good government and management of the concerns of said corporation, and for regulating the services of the said church, in a manner in accordance with the provisions of the will of the donor, and employing, appointing, maintaining or dismissing pastors or ministers—and the pews, seats or slips in said Mariners' Church shall remain forever free from any assessment or rental.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall be able and capable in law

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Pews in church to be FREE.

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