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village, or any justice of the peace of the township of Jackson, is hereby authorized and empowered to hear and determine all offences which shall be committed within the limits of said village, against any of the provisions of this act, or against any of the by-laws or ordinances passed by the said common council in pursuance thereof, and punish the offender or offenders, as is prescribed by this act or by the by-laws or ordinances of the said village : Provided, That any person arrested for violating any of the provisions aforesaid, 'may demand a trial

by jury. Docket of Sec. 46. The docket of the recorder, kept by him as police justice, recorder.

shall be and remain a public record in his office, and shall be by him delivered over, together with all other books and papers belonging to the office of recorder, to his successor in office, and his successor in office shall be authorized to continue and complete all proceedings commenced by his predecessor in office as such police justice.

Sec. 47. The recorder, treasurer, marshal, assessors, attorney, street Compensa. commissioner, and such other officers as may be appointed by the tion of offi.

common council, shall receive such compensation for their services as the common council shall allow, but the president and trustees shall receive no pecuniary compensation.

Sec. 48. The inhabitants of said village shall be liable to the operaGeneral

tions of any and all laws relating to township government, except so laws.

far as is herein otherwise provided. By-laws to Sec. 49. Before any by-laws or ordinances of said village shall herebe published after take effect, it shall receive at least three insertions in a public

newspaper printed in said village, and the printed copy so published under the authority of the common council, shall be admitted as prima facia evidence thereof in all courts in this state where the same may

come in question. Repeal. Sec. 50. All acts or parts of acts heretofore passed, which are in

consistent with this act, so far as said village is concerned, are hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect any act done, proceeding had, or any tax sale made, or any by-law or ordinance made, but the same shall remain and be as valid and effectual as if this act had not been passed : Provided, Such by-laws and ordinances shall conform to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 51. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 3, 1848.

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No. 196.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the Re-

vised Statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That chapter one hundred and seven-utes . mend. ty-two of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six be and the same is hereby amended as follows : Sec. 2. Amend section six by striking out the words "his pleasure”

Chop. 172, in the last line, and insert instead thereof the words “during the pleasure of the board of inspectors.” Section sixteen is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Section nineteen is hereby amended so as to read as fol- Sec. 19. lows : “ There shall be paid to the officers of the prison the following annual salaries, to be paid quarterly at the office of the prison, to wit: to the agent, seven hundred dollars ; to the deputy keeper, five hundred dollars ; to the clerk, five hundred dollars; and to the assisiant keepers, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars each, as the inspectors shall deem just and reasonable ; to the chaplain, four hundred dollars, and to the physician, such sum as the inspectors shall allow.” Sec. 4. Amend section twenty by adding thereto the words “ the

Secg. 20, 25, chaplain shall be the librarian, he shall have charge of the library, and and 27. of the distribution and management of the books,” Also, amend section twenty-five by adding after the word “agent" in the first line, the words “under the rules and regulations adopted by the board of inspectors for the direction and government of all the officers of the prison” ; and amend section twenty-seven by striking out all after the word "convicts” in the third line to and including the word “and” in the fifth line.

Sec. 5. Section twenty-eight is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “ The agent shall cause a notice to be published in the state paper and in a paper published at the village of Jackson, for at least three weeks previous to the day appointed for letting the labor of the convicts, which notice shall state that sealed proposals will be received

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for the labor of convicts; also stating the number of convicts to be let and the branch of business they are to be engaged in. All contracts made by the agent shall be reduced to writing and approved by the inspectors, or a majority of them, and one copy of every contract shall be filed in the prison office.”

Sec. 6. Section thirty-five is hereby repealed, and section fifty-five amended by striking out the word "three,” in the fourth line, and insert instead thereof the word "ten;" also by adding thereto the following, to wit: "and such further sun not exceeding in all twentyfive dollars as such convict may ern by doing overwork for contractors, under such regulations as the inspectors may prescribe ; such overwork to be charged and collected of the contractors in the same manner as the regular labor of the convicts : Provided, That no one convict shall be allowed to do overwork to an amount exceeding two dollars in any one month."

Sec. 7. Amend section sixty-seven by striking out all after the word " be,” in the second line, and insert “audited and allowed by the board of supervisors of the counties from which the convicts are sent."

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 3, 1848.

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No. 197.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ an act to authorize the sale of

the Central Rail Road and to incorporate the Michigan Central Rail
Road Company."

Section 1. Be it enacied by the Senate and House of Representa: ich c. R. tives of the State of Michigan, That it shall be lawful for the Michers extend'a igan central rail road company to aid and assist any incorporated rail

road company or companies authorized and having power to build a rail road from the southern line of this state near Lake Michigan to the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois, or over any part of said distance, in the construction, maintenance and operation of any such rail road, to connect the central rail road from its western terminus with said Chicago, and for such purpose may take and hold stock in any such incorporated rail road company or companies, and may en

ter into any contracts or agreements to make or to guarantee loans of
money to any such company or companies, or to furnish to the same
rail road, iron or other materials or locomotive power, or to operate
such rail road, and all such contracts and agreements, and all securities
and obligations made, entered into or taken by said Michigan central
rail road company, in consideration of any such contracts or agree-
ments, shall be in all respects valid and effectual in law: Provided,
That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to authorize the
said company to carry on the business of banking or brokerage or to
take or hold stock in any incorporated banking company : And pro-
vided also, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to change
the western roule of said central rail road, as fised by section five of
the act to which this act is amendatory.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect whenever the said

company shall file their acceptance of the same in writing, signed by the president of said company, under its corporate seal, in the office of the Secre- tiunul. tary of State : Provided, Such acceptance shall be so filed within six months from the passage of this act.

Approved April 3, 1648.

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No. 198.
AN ICT making appropriations for the salaries of the State Officers

for the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there le and hereby are appro- salaries of printed out of any moneys in the state ire asury to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, the following sums : for the salaries of the Governor, and Associate Justices of t' e Supreme Court, fifteen hundred dollars each ; for the salary of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sixteen hundred dollars; for the salaries of the Auditor General, State Treasurer and Commissioner of the State Land Office, one thousand dollars each; for the salary of the Secretary of State. eight hundred dollars; for the salary of the Attorney General, including his actual necessary expenses, eight hundied dollars; to the Superintend. ent of Public Instruction, the sum of five hundred dollars; for the salary of the Recorder of the Land Office, four hundred dollars; for the salary of the Adjutant General, three hundi ed dollars; for the

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salary of the Quarter Master General, one hundred and fifty dollars ; for the salaries of the deputy State Treasurer and deputy Auditor Gen. eral, seven hundred dollars each ; for the salaries of the two regular clerks of the Auditor General, six hundred dollars each; for the salaries of the deputy Secretary of State, assistant Librarian, and deputy Commissioner of the Land Office, and one clerk in said office, five hundred dollars each.

Sec. 2. The sum of six hundred and fifty dollars is hereby approprivate sec! priated for the following purposes, and the State Treasurer is hereby

authorized and directed, out of the last above appropriation, to pay the assistant Librarian the sum of three dollars per day during the time he has been or may be in the service of the state as such librarian, to be paid on certificate of the Secretary of State, and the Private Secretary of the Governor, the sum of three dollars per day during the time he may be in the service of the state aster the adjournment of the legislature, to be paid on the certificate of the Governor : Provided, The time for which such officers shall be paid, shall not exceed eight days beyond the actual period of the session of the legislature.

Sec. 3. The salaries above specified shall be payable quarterly, commencing from the first day of March, in the present year, or at the same rate for fractional quarters.

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

Approved April 3, 1849.

No. 199.
AN ACT to incorporate the St. Joseph Valley Rail Road Company.

Com'rs ap pointed

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the State of Michigan, That John F. Porter, Tolman Wheeler, Rodney C. Paine, Benjamin C. Hoyt, Jacob Compton and Thomas Fitzgerald, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the St. Joseph Valley Rail Road Company, hereby incorporated, and they may cause books to be opened at such times and places as they shall direct, for the purpose of securing subscriptions to the capital stock of said company, first giving thirty days no

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