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Dany of eer- ways of the several townships through which said road may pass, to lain highway come 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 expense incurred, or able for er• damages sustained by reason of this act, and in case the road mendamages. tioned in the preceding section of this act shall not be laid out and
established within two years from the passage of this uct, the provisions therein contained shall be void.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1849.
[ No. 209. ] AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "an acı to authorize the erection
of a loll-gate and for keeping in repair the Detroit and Saginaw road and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenAct amend
tatives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled "an act to authorize the erection of a toll-gate, and for keeping in repair the Detroit and Saginaw road, and for other purposes," approved March eighth, one thousand eight hundred and forly-three, be and the same is hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing in this act shall interfere with contracts entered into by the superintendent of of said road during the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Prorino the first day of September next: Provided, The Detroit and Birming.
ham plank road company shall have completed five consecutive miles of plank road previous to the first of Septeinber aforesaid, then the superintendent of said Detroit and Saginaw road, shall sell and dis pose to the best advantage all the tools and other property of said road, and apply the monies of the same as other monies collected, and make returns to the treasurer of Wayne county of his doing.
Approved March 31, 1849.
[ No. 210. ]
Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent.
Portion or tatives of the State of Michigan, That all that portion of the pres. Bland Rap ent corporate limits of the village of Grand Rapids, in the county ide vacand. of Kent, lying east of Bostwick's addition to the said village, and south of Fulton street; and also, all that portion of said corporate limits of said village, lying east of the Dexter fraction, so called, bo and the same is hereby vacated.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1849.
[ No. 211. ]
Plank Road Company.
Incorpora tatives of the State of Michigan, That Hale E. Crosby, Erasmus tion N. Shead, John P. Johnson, Moses Chamberlain, Alvin Enery and Elkeanah Ryther, be, and they are hereby appointed commission. ers, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Lake Michigan and Terre Coupee plank road company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic by the name and style of the Lake Michigan and Terre Coupee plank road company, with corporale succession.
Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary road. buildings, from the state line, near the village of Terre Coupee, Indiana, to the village of New Buffalo, in the county of Berrien, or to some point on the Michigan central railroad. Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twenty-five
Capital thousand dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars each.
Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixcharter, ty years from and after its passage, but the legislature may at any repeat, &:. time, alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each
branch thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years of the passage of this act, unless it shall be made to appear to the legislature that there has been a violation
company of some of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years, no alteration or reduction of tolls of said company shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly net profits of said company, over and above all expenses, shall exceed ten per cent. on the capital stock invested: provided there be no violation of the charter of said company.
Sec. 5. The provisions of an act entitled "an act relative to plank roads," approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sorty-eight, shall be, and are made a part of this aet: Provided further, That whenever said company shall have completed their road, or any four consecutive miles thereof, the directors thereof may erect toll. gates and exact tolls from persons travelling on their road, for so much as may be completed.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Act a monded,
[ No. 212.) AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Jack
son and Michigan Plank Road Company." Section. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, 'That section five of an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Jackson and Michigan plakk road company," approved April third, one thousand eight hundred and forty. eight, be and the same is hereby amended by adding to said section, at the end thereof, the words "except so far as otherwise provided in this act."
Sec. 2. And that said act be further amended by adding after section six thereof, the provisions contained in the following section, numbered three:
Sec. 3. The board of directors of said company are hereby 32
thorized to enter upon and take possession of so much of the "Clin.
Acceptance shall file their acceptance of the same in writing, signed by the of atornded president of said company, under its corporate seal, in the office of the secretary of state: Provided, Such acceptance shall be so filed within six months frorn the passage of this act.
Approved, March 31, 1849.
[ No. 213. ] AN ACT to authorize the Michigan Southern Rail Road Company
to repair their road with heavy rails, and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeni alives of the State of Michigan, That the Michigan southern rail- R. company road company may be and they are hereby permitted to repair any to lay down
heavy rail. portion of said road with a heavy T or H rail, and build and lay that portion west of Hillsdale with a T or H rail.
Sec. 2. That the time for completing the road to Clinton, in the county of Lenawee, and thence to Jackson, in the county oi Jack.completion son, be and the same is hereby extended three years from the time Clinton erthe same is required to be completed in the original act incorporating said company: Provided, That this act shall not have effect unless it shall receive the assent of a majority of the stock repre. Assene of sented at the next annual election of directors of said company, and quired. the assent shall be attested by the president and secretary of said company and filed with the secretary of state.
Approved March 31, 1849.
[ No. 214. ]
American Health Insurance Company."
Sec, 2. The name of the company is hereby changed to that of
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
[ No. 215. )
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaR highway tives of the Slate of Michigan, That all of the non-resident highpriated on way taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, in
towns nine and ten north, of range one west, in the county of Gra.
Sec. 2. That Robert E. Craven, of the county of Clinton, bo and duries, &c. he is hereby appointed special commissioner to disburse the mon.
eys aforesaid, on said road, in town nine north of range one west, in
power to let any job of work on said river in said towo.
Special comm'r, his