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surers, or still remaining in the hands of any collector, (except as otherwise provided in sections two and three of this act,) shall be paid over by the several county and township treasurers, upon application therefor to the chairman of the board of school inspectors of the several townships of this State in which said moneys were collected, to be by him applied for the support of common schools in the several districts in his township in proportion to the scholars between the ages of four and eighteen in said districts.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 6, 1848.

of thx sales of 1-48 in Inxhau and

No. 57.
AN ACT directing the publication of a statement of lands to be sold

in Clinton and Ingham Counties in 1848. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaPublication

tires of the State of Michigan, That the Auditor General shall cause Clinton co's. the statement of the land to be sold in the counties of Clinton and Ing

ham for taxes in October, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, to be published in the state paper, which statement shall be published in the same manner, for the same time, and to the same effect, as like statements required by law to be published in other cases.

Sec. 2. All laws contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 7, 1848.

No. 58.
AN ACT 10 amend chapter one hundred and forty-two of the Revised

Statutes, entitled “ of the relief of insolvent debtors on the applica
tion of an insolvent and his creditors.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaRevised Stita tives of the State of Michigan, That chapter one hundred and forty

two of the Revised Statutes of Michigan, of 1846, entitled " of the re

lief of insolvent debtors on the application of an insolvent and bis creditors," be, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto, to stand as section thirty-one, the following:

Sec. 31. The oath of any petitioning creditor residing out of this State

may be administered by any judge of a court of record, in the State or territory where such creditor resides.

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

Approved March 7, 1848.

No. 59.
AN ACT to authorize Joel Andrews, of the county of lonia to convey

certain real estate.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That Joel Andrews, a minor, of the county of Ionia, in the state of Michigan, be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey the following described parcel of land, viz: the south west quarter of the south west quarter of number thirteen, in township number seven north of range number eight west, according to the United States survey, in as sufficient and ample a manner as if the said Joel Andrew's were of full age: Provided, That no such conveyance shall be of any effect unless the judge of probate of said county of lonia shall under his hand and the seal of his effice, certify upon the back of said conveyance his approval of the same.

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

Approved Marcb 7, 1848.

No. 00.

AN ACT to organize certain townships, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatices of the State of Michigan, That town number six north, of range vergunnes

Township of number nine west, in the county of Kent, be, and the same is bereby

organized. set off from the township of Vergennes, and organized into a separate

township, by the name of Lowell, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of D. A. Marvin, in said township.

Sec. 2. That town number six north, of range twelve west, in the county of Kent, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Byron, and organized into a separate township by the name of Wyoming, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Dwight Rankin, in said township.

Sec. 3. That number four north, of range eleven west, in the counLegion , ty of Illegan, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of

Wayland, and organized into a separate township by the name of
Leighton, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the
Green Lake House, in said township.

Sec. 4. That town number five north, of range number eleven Wines

west, in the county of Kent, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Paris, and organized into a separate township by the name of Gaines, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the school house in school district number four, in said township.

Sec. 5. That town number nine north, of range number thirteen Cbuster

west, in the county of Ottawa, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Wright, and organized into a separate township by the name of Chester, and the first township meeting therein, shall be held

at the house of John S. McLain, in said township. Holland at

Sec. 6. That town number five north, of ranges fourteen, fifteen tached 10 04 and sixteen west, known as the township of Holland, be, and the same

is hereby attached to and made a part of the township of Ottawa, for the period of one year from the passage of this act.

Sec. 7. That the name of the township of Yankee Springs, in the Barry chan bed to Gatek. county of Barry, shall be, and the same is hereby changed to Gates. Sec. 8. That towns number nine and ten north, of

range

number tached to bu one west, in the county of Gratiot, be, and the same are hereby at.

tached to and made part of the township of Du Plain, in the county of Clinton, and that town number ten north, of range three west, in the county of Gratiot, be, and the same is hereby attached to and made part of the township of Essex, in the county of Clinton.

Sec. 9. That towns number ten and eleven north, of range number Bondage port. five east, thut are not now included in the township of Taymouth ; al

so, all of town number ten and eleven north, of range six east, in the

Plain.

Towns at tarbed to Es.

Wabacis

Courtland.

county of Saginaw, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Saginaw, and organized into a separate township, by the name of Bridgeport

, and the first township meeting therein, shall be held at the house of Noah Beach.

Sec. 10. That towns number nine north, of ranges number thirteen, Worth. fourteen, fifteen, sixteen and seventeen east, in the county of St. Clair, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Lexington, and organized into a separate township by the name of Worth, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the school house, near the dwelling house of John Galbraith, in said township.

Sec. 11. That all that part of the county of Sanilac, north of town number ten north, of ranges thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen Sanilac. east, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Lexington, and organized into a separate township by the name of Sanilac, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Jacob Sharp, in said township.

Sec. 12. That the name of the township of Wabacis, in the county of Kent, be, and the same is hereby changed to Courtland; and that changed to township number ten north, of range ten west, and township number ten north, of range nine west, be, and the same is hereby attached to said township.

Sec. 13. That all that portion of town number eight north, of range ten west, lying south of Grand River, be, and the same is hereby set tached to off from the township of Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent, and attached to the township of Plainfield, in said county.

Sec. 14. All that part of town number six north, of range number ten west, laying south of Grand River, in the county of Kent, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Ada, and organized into a separate township by the name of Cascade, and the first town. ship meeting therein shall be held at the house of William S. Gunn, in said township.

Sec. 15. That towns number eleven and twelve north, of ranges White River sixteen, seventeen and eighteen west, in the county of Oceana, be, and the same are hereby set off from the township of Muslegon and organized into a separate township by the name of White River, and the first lownship meeting shall be held at the house of Charles Mears in said township

Towns at

Plainfield.

Cascade.

Rowland changed to Ransom.

Hamtramck divided.

Sec. 16. That the name of the township of Rowland, in the county of Hillsdale, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Ransom, and by that name it shall hereafter be designated and known.

Sec. 17. That so much of the township of Hamtramck, in the cousty of Wayne, laying east of a line commencing at a point on the Detroit river, where the easterly line of private land claim number three hundred and eighty-five touches said river, thence following said east erly line, north-westerly to Conner's Creek, thence up said Creek to the south line of section number ten, in town number one south, of range twelve east; thence east to the south-east corner of said section

ten; thence north on the said section line to the north line of said Grosse Point county of Wayne, shall be, and the same is hereby set off from the organized.

said township of Hamtramck, and organized into a separate township, by the name of Grosse Point; and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Henry Hudson, on Lake St. Clair, in said township.

Sec. 18. That the next township meeting in the township of Hamship, meeting tramck shall be held at the house of Joseph Fisher, on the Fort Gra

tiot road, in said township.

Sec. 19. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of April next.

Approved March 9, 1848.

Next town.

tramck.

No. 61.
AN ACT to amend an act to authorize the sale of certain lands on the

Macon Reserve.

Act amend'd

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representar tives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled an act to authorize the sale of certain lands on the Macon Reserve, approved March 19, 1845, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the first and second sections of said act, and inserting in lieu thereof the fol lowing:

Sec. 2. That the said Rector of the said church shall be and he is bereAnne may by authorized and empowered to grant, bargain and sell for the use of property. the said church of St. Anne said land in said patent described in such

parcels, at such time, for such prices, and in such manner, and on such

Rector of St

soll certain

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