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pany," approved March twenty third, eighteen hundred and fortyeight, be amended by adding 10 section two of said act the following: "As soon as suid company shall be duly organized the board of directors thereof are hereby aui horized to enter upon, take

pos session of so much of the Chicago turnpike, so called, as lies between the city of Detroit and the village of Saline, and proceed to construct and maintain thereon a plank road: Provided, That during the construction of scid plank road, the said company shall in no wise prevent or improperly obstruct the usual track thereon; Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as conveying any other or further right in said Chicago turnpike, than the state as such possesses,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows:

“Sec. 2 Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road and all necessary buildings from the city of Detroit, in the county of Wayne, to the village of Saline, in the county of Washienaw, by the way of Ypsilanti, with the privilege of constructing a branch from the village of Wayne, to the village of Schwarzburg, in the county of Wayne, and also from the village of Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtedaw. As soon as said company shall be duly organized, the board of directors ihereof are hereby authorized to enter upon, take possession of so much of the Chicago turnpike, so called, as lies between the city of Detroit and the village of Saline, and proceed to construct and maintain thereon a plank road: Provided, That during the construction of said plank road, the said company shall in no wise prevent or improperly obstruct the usual track thereon: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as conveying any other or further right in said Chicago turnpike, than the state as such possesses."

Sec. 2. The said company shall cease to be a body corporate, il, within three years from and after the passage of this act, it shall not have commenced the construction of the road, and actually expended thereon at least ten per cent. of the capital stock of said company.

Approved March 28, 1849.

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[ No. 144. ] AN ACT 10 authorize the minor heirs of the late Jesse Tuttle,

deceased, to convey certain real estate. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Minors altatives of the State of Michigan, That the minor heirs of the late conv'y, with Jesse Tutile, deceased, of the village of Walled Lake, county of probate Oakland, and state of Michigan, to wit: Ann Tutile, George Tuttle, Jane Tutile and Joseph Tutt'e, be and they are hereby authorized 10 execute good and sufficient deed or deeds of conveyance, 10 any person or persons, of all, or any part of the lands by them owned, situated in said village of Walled Lake. And any such deed or deeds hereby authorized to be executed by said heirs, when prop. erly made, acknowledged and recorded, shall be as eifeclual, valid and binding as if the said minor heirs were, at the time of the execution thereof, of lull legal age: Provided, That no such conveyance shall be of any effect unless the judge of probate of said county of Oakland, shall, under his hand and seal of office, certify on such deed his approval of the sale and conveyance of such land.

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[ No. 145. ] AN ACT to vacate a portion of the map or plat of the town of

Lyons, in the county of lonia. Section 1. Be it ena led by the Senate and House of Represen- Part of this talires of the State of Michigan, That so much of east Water street ons vacktes as lies north of the north line of south Bridge street, and west of the of certain

proprietora. west line of Prairie street. and so much of a certain street as lies west and north of block seventy-five according to the recorded map or plat of the town of Lyons, in the county of Ionia, be and the same is hereby vacated: Provided, The consent in writing of the owners of the lands adjoinirig the said streets be first had and ob. tained and recorded in the office of the register of deeds of said county.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 28, 1849.

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[ No. 146. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Battle Creek and Hastings Plank

Road Company Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenatives of the Slule of Michigan, That Alonzo Noble, Jonathan Hari Reuben Pew, E. K. Ward, of Calhoun county, William P. Bristol, Salmon C. Hall, Henry A. Goodyear, Alvin W. Bailey and Na. than Barlow, jr., of Barry county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissiogers, under the direction of a majority o wlom subscrip. tions may be received 10 the capital stock of the Bauile Creek and Hastings plank road company, and the subscribers therelo, with such other persons as shall associate with them for ihal purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic by the name and style of the Batle Creek and Hastings plank road company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out, establish and construct a plonk road, and all necessary buildings, from Battle Creek, in Calhoun county, to Hastings, in

Barry, on ihe most eligible route. napitai and Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be joriy thou

sand dollars in two thousand shares of iwenty dollars each.

Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of six.

ty years from and aster its passage, but the legislature may, at any repeal, &c. time, ülter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of the

membe's of each branch thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years from the passage of this act, unless it shall be made to appear to the legislature that there has been a violation by the company of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years, no alteration or reduction of the tolls of suid company shall be made during its es. istence, unless the yearly net profits of said company, over and

above all expenses, shall exceed ten per cent. veneral pro

Sec. 5. The provisions of an act entitled an act relative to plans roads, approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sorty-eight, shall be, and are made a part of this act.

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

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AN ACT to authorize the plats of the villages of Orion and New

Canandaigia City, in the township of Orion, in the county of
Oakland, to be recorded.

Whereas, The original proprietors of said villages neglected to presente acknowledge and record the plats thereof as by law required, and

Whereas, Said plats were filed and now remain in the office of the register of deeds of said county; therefore, Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen.

Register or tatives of the State of Michigan, That the register of deeds of Oakland to

record plat. the county of Oakland be und he is hereby authorized and required as soon as may br, in record in his office the plats of the villages of Orion and New Canandaigua City, in the township of Orion, in said county of Oakland.

Sec. 2. Said register shall not be compelled to record said plats How paid until paid or tendered a reasonable compensation by the proprietors or other persons interested therein, and in case the register and proprietors or other persons cannot agree upon the price io be paid for such recording, the county treasurer and ihe chairman of the board of supervisors of said county shall determine the same, whose decision shall be conclusive.

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

Approved March 28, 1819.

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[ No. 148] AN ACT 10 authorize the Highway Commissioners of the town.

ships of Eaton and Benton, in Eaton county, to alter a certain Staie Road in said county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Duties of lalives of the State of Michigan, That the highway commissioners highway of the townships of Eaton and Benton, in the county of Eaton, be and they are borehy authorized and empowered to discontinue and relay any portion of the Clinton road which passes through their respective townships.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners are hereby required to cause the survey or alteration of said Clinion road to be filed with the

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township clerk of the town in which such road is altered and relayed, who is hereby required to record the same in the book of records for roads in said township.

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

Approved March 28, 1849.

[ No. 149. 1 AN ACT to vacate certain alleys in the village of Albion, in the

county of Calhoun. Section 1. Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of RepresenLions vacaca tatives of the State of Michigan, That the alley in block ihiriy-one,

(31) and the alley in block sixty.wo. (62) in the village of Albion and county of Calhoun, be, and the saine are hereby severally vacated.

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[ No. 150. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Lansing Coal Company. Section. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Richard R. Lansing. Bela Hubbard, Cristopher C. Douglass, Henry N. Walker and Samuel Lewis, all of the city of Detroit, and such others as may be associated with them, are hereby incorporated and constituted a body corporate and politic for the purpose of excavating, quarrying and mining, and carrying to market, mineral coal and any other inaterial needed for useful purposes. And the said five persons above named are hereby appointed directors of this corporation, until directors shall be chosen as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. This corporation shall be a person in law or body corpo rate and politic in fact, and in the namo, style and title of the Lansing coal company, and by that name have succession, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, in all courts, and in all manner

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