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Sec. 14. This act shall take effect and be in torce from and after its passage.

Approved April 3, 1949.

No. 188.

AN ACT for the relief of George Buck. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Commissioner of the State Land Office be and he is hereby authorized to sell to George Buck, at twelve dollars per acre, with interest thereon from December first, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, all that portion of section number seventeen, town sis south of range eleven west, lying on the south side of the St. Joseph river, which said George Buck purchased of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, August first, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, since become forfeited.

Sec. 2. Said George Buck shall be credited in payment therefor all moneys which was by him paid as principal with interest thereon heretofore paid by him on said section or any part thereof so forfeited.

Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1848.

No. 189.

AN ACT appropriating certain Internal Improvement Lands for im

proving the Road between the villages of Eaton Rapids and Michigan.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That three thousand acres of internal 3000 acres

int imp. improvement lands be and the same are hereby appropriated for the pur-priated." pose of improving the road between the villages of Eaton Rapids and Michigan.

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, and of making a judicious outlay of the above appropria- Special.com tion, the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a special commissioner, who shall have the general supervision and management of the

duties of

same, and who shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and file with the Auditor General a bond, to be by him approved, conditioned for the

faithful discharge of his duties as such commissioner. Powers and Sec. 3. The said special commissioner shall direct and control the Bucli com'r. work to be performed under the provisions of this act, in person, so

far as the same may be practicable, and shall have full power to employ laborers, and purchase all the requisite materials ; and if any contracts are let by him, they shall be for limited amounts and conditioned for the resumption of the job by said commissioner, upon the failure on the part of the contractor to comply with the stipulations of the contract, and the labor shall be performed under the immediate supervision of said commissioner.

Sec. 4. Upon the completion of any such job and in payment Payment of contractors therefor, according to the terms of the contract, and also in payment

for

any services rendered, labor performed or materials purchased, the said commissioner is hereby authorized to issue his orders upon the Commissioner of the State Land Office, drawn agninst and payable in internal improvement lands; and the same shall be receivable at said land office at par, in payment, at the price established by law, for any internal improvement lands not reserved from sale or otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the aggregate amount of said orders shall not exceed the amount of the above appropriation, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre : And provided further, That the said Commissioner of the Land Office shall not issue a certificate for any parcel of said land less than a legal subdivision of the same.

Sec. 5. Said special commissioner shall proceed in the outlay of the Compensa.* tion of commor appropriation made by this act with all the diligence and dispatch com

patible with proper economy and the best interest of the state, and shall receive for his services a sum not exceeding two dollars per day for the time necessarily employed by bim in the discharge of the duties devolved upon him by the provisions of this act, payable from the above appropriation, and the said commissioner shall from time to time render to the Auditor General an account of his services, verified by his oath, and the Auditor General shall thereupon issue his certificate of such amount to said special commissioner, and the same shall be receivable

his accounts.

at par by the Commissioner of the State Land Office in payment for internal improvement lands included in the above appropriation.

Approved April 3, 1945.

No. 190.
AN ACT appropriating certain internal improvement lands for open-

ing and improving the state road from Constantine, in St. Joseph
county, to Paw Paw in Van Buren county, through Cassopolis,
in Cass county.

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missioner.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That seven thousand acres of the inter-jnt. imp. nal improvement lands in the lower peninsula of this state be herehy priated. appropriated for opening and improving the state road from Constantine in St. Joseph county, to Paw Paw in Van Buren county, through Cassopolis in Cass county.

Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of special comthis act, the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a commissioner to make a selection of the land herein appropriated, and to report such selection to the Commissioner of the Land Office, who shall thereupon reserve the same from sale, issuing no certificate therefor except upon the order of said commissioner; said commissioner shall receive no compensation for making said selection.

Sec. 3. The said commissioner shall have the control and management power; and of the improvements in this act specified, and shall have power to let out by contract the opening and improving said road, in such parts or jobs as he may think best, to the lowest bidder, who shall execute to said commissioner a bond to be approved by him, for the faithful performance of his contract: Provided, That before such letting, the said commissioner shall advertise for proposals for contracting said work for at least three successive weeks in the Centreville Republican and Paw Paw Free Press.

Sec. 4. Said special commissioner shall perform his said duties with proper dispatch and diligence, and shall receive for his services a sum uon of com'r not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents per day, and such compensa- and allowtion shall be audited and allowed by the Auditor General upon a bill account. of such services sworn to be a true bill, and that all the services charg.

duties of com'r.

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ed for therein were necessary and proper in the opinion of said commissioner. On allowing such bill the Auditor General shall issue his warrant to said commissioner, payable in internal improvement lands, for the amount so audited, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, which warrant shall be received in the state land office in payment of

any such lands as may be reserved by this act from sale. Payment of

Sec. 5. Upon the completion of any job let in pursuance of this act, and others. [in] payment of the amount stipulated in the contract therefor, and also

in payment for any labor procured or materials purchased by said commissioner for the purposes contemplated by this act, said commissioner may draw his orders upon the Auditor General for warrants payable in internal improvement lands reserved in pursuance of this act, which said warrants shall be received in the state land office in payment for any such lands.

Sec. 6. Said commissioner before entering upon his said duties,

shall take an oath faithfully to perform the same, and give a bond to be file bond. approved by the Auditor General, conditioned for the faithful perform

ance of all his said duties, which oath and bond shall be filed with the Auditor. In case of a vacancy in the office of said commissioner, the Governor may appoint a new commissioner, who shall take the same oath and give a like bond.

Sec. 7. Said commissioner shall not draw orders for any more land than is appropriated and reserved hereby.

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1849.

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No. 191.
AN ACT to prevent the circulation of foreign notes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

tives of the State of Michigan, That it shall not be lawful for any perCirculation son or corporation to issue or in any manner circulate as money at of foreign potes prohi. any time after six months from the time this act shall become a law, .

within this state, any bil, note or other evidence of debt, purporting to be issued by any body corporate, private broker or other person carrying on banking business in any foreign country or province.

Sec. 2. Any person offending against the provisions of this act

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such notes

shall forfeit for every such offence three times the nominal value of Penalty for any such bill, note or other evidence of debt, to be recovered with costs of suit in the name of and for the use of any person who shall sue for the same, and prosecute such suit to judgment in any court having cognizance thereof.

Sec. 3. Any incorporated company in this state who shall purchase Purchase of or take at a discount any bill, note or other evidence of debt purport- prohibited, ing to be issued by any banking corporation or body corporate, not such offence. chartered by the legislature of this state or that of some other state in the United States, and the circulation of which is prohibited by this act, shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of fifty dollars, to be recovered with costs in the same manner provided in the second section of this act.

Approved April 3, 1848.

No. 192.
AN ACT to amend chapter Sixteen of the revised statutes of eighteen

hundred and forty-six.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate aud House of Representa- Revised stat. tives of the State of Michigan, That the supervisor of each townshiped. shall be the agent for his township, for the transaction of all legal business, by whom suits may be brought and defended, and upon whom all process against the township shall be served,

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

Approved April 3, 1848.

No. 193.
AN ACT to authorize the assessment and collection of a certain tax

in the township of Bertrand in the county of Berrien.
Section 1. Be enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
lives of the State of Michigan, That the supervisor of the township
of Bertrand in the county of Berrien, be and he is hereby authorized
and required to assess a state, county and township tax for the year
A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-seven, upon the real and personal

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