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giving or withholding their assent to the same; and it shall be the duty of the respective clerks of the said counties, forthwith to notify each other what action has been had in the matter, which said no. tices shall be filed by said clerks in their respective offices; and that section one, two, three and four of this act shall take effect and be in force from and after their passage.
Approved March 31, 1849.
[ No. 217. ] AN ACT to provide for the removal of the State Land Office 10
the seat of Government. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Removal of state land tatives of the State of Michigan, That the state land office noe Lansing.
established and being at Marshall, in the county of Calhoun, shal! be removed to. and be established in the village of Lansing, in the county of Ingham, and for that purpose the commissioner shall, as soon after the tenth day of May next, as the business of the said office will permit, and not later than the fourteenth day of said month of May, close bis said office at Marshall, and shall immediately thereafter remove all the books, maps, papers, furniture, fixtures and other things belonging to said office, to said village of Lansing, and arrange the same for business at some convenient place, to be de
signated by the auditor general. Recorder or Sec. 2. Upon closing the said land office at Marshall, as provided ished after in the preceding section, the office of the recorder of the land office
shall be, and is hereby abolished.
Sec. 3. The duties of the commissioner of the land office, shall
remain and continue as provided by existing laws, until the first Feb. 1850." day of Februry next, except as herein otherwise provided.
Sec. 4. All monies received at the said land office shall, after the rrived at of- removal thereof as provided in section one of this aci, be paid to moval to be the state treasurer, who shall give a receipt for the same, and which
said receipt shall be countersigned by the auditor general as in other
Comm'r of L. office to continue until 1st of
Office of com'r abol
Sec. 5. From and after the said first day of February nexi, ibe ished from office of commissioner of the land office, shall be, and hereby is
Board or a..
to county treasurer.
declared to be abolished, and the duties required of said commissioner by existing law shall devolve upon and be performed by the auditor general.
Sec. 6. All accounts for incidental expenses of said office, accounts for traveling expenses and postage of superintendent of ditors 10 a4public instruction, accounts for surveys of village lots or other accounts. lands, improvements at Lansing, and all other accounts and charges heretofore allowed and paid by the said commissioner, from monies in his hands, shall hereafter be audited by the board of state auditors, on the certificate of the commissioner, and when audited and allowed, shall be paid from the state treasury on the warrant of the auditor general drawn on the proper
fund. Sec. 7. Any purchaser of salt spring, university or primary purchas'r of school lands, his agent or attorney, may pay to the county treasurer sity. or P 3 of the county in which such lands lie, the amount due on his cer. tificate from time to time, either for principal or interest, and for the amount so paid, the said treasurer shall give to such person his receipt, specifying the amount so paid, and whether for principal or interest or both, and the amount of each, and which said receipt shall be countersigned, by the county clerk; and when so given and countersigned, shall have the same force and effect as if it had been given by the commissioner of the state land office, or state treasurer: Provided, The several county treasurers authorized to receive money under the provisions of this act, are required to execute and give to the state a bond with good and sufficient surelies in an amount to be fixed by the commissioner of the state land office or by the auditor general, the sureties to be approved by the prosecu. iing attorney and register of deeds of their respective counties, conditional that the said moneys shall be paid over to the stats treasurer as provided in this act. Sec. 8. The said county treasurer shall issue duplicate receipts,
Receipts for all monies received under the provisions of the preceding section, one of which shall be left with the cunnty clerk of such county.
Sec. 9. The duplicates of such receipts, shall be filed with the county clerk, who shall also make an entry of the amount for which clerks in such receipt was given, and whether the same was for principal or interest, with the name of the person paying the same, in a book to
of county treasurer.
Duties of C.
be provided by him for that purpose, at the expense of the county; and shall on the first Monday of each month, forward all the receipts on file in his office, to the commissioner of the land office or auditor general in such manner as he may direct.
Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of the state land Duty of com'r or L office on or before the first day of July next, and of the auditor statements general on or before the first day of July in each year thereafter,
to transmit to the county treasurers of the several counties, where payments may be made under the provisions of this act, a statement of all salt spring, university or primary school lands within such counties upon which any interest or principal is due, or to be. come due, the amount of principal due on each description, the amount of interest annually due or to become due thereon, with such directions and instructions as may be necessary to enable said couaty treasurers fully to carry out the provisions of this act, and the said commissioner of the state land office or the auditor general shall also transmit to the several county treasurers with the statements mentioned in this section, a bond to be executed by them, in the pe nal sum of at least twice the amount which may be received by the said county treasurer; upon the election of any county treasurer in any county where payments may be made under the provisions of this act, they and each of them shall at the time of their executing their ordinary bond of office, and before entering upon the duties of their office, also execute the bond provided for in this act, and forward the same to the auditor general as herein provided.
Sec. ll. The said county treasurers shall on the receipt of the kreasurers. statements and bonds, execute in the manner provided in this ect.
the bonds, and forward the same to be filed in the auditor general's oífice, and for any failure to pay over to the state treasurer, any or all money received under the provisions of this act, by any county treasurer, the county in which such failure may occur shall be liable for all losses that may occur from such failure, and the state treasurer shall charge the same to such county.
Sec. 12. The monies received by said county treasurers under the provisions of this act, shall be held subject at all times to the order of the state treasurer; and all such moneys so received shall be paid orer to the state treasurer on or before the Grst day of May
Duties of C.
in each year.
Sec. 13. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1849.
taxes on cer
[ No. 218. ]
in the township of Tyrone and county of Livingston, to Pontiac
Approprias latives of the State of Michigan, That all such non-resident highway taxes as may be collected for the year eighteen hundred ani
laib rad. forty-eight, and for three years thereafter, on all legal subdivisions or descriptions of land, the greater or equal part of which lies within one mile from the centre of said road leading from Hillman's in the town of Tyrone, in the county of Livingston, to Pontiac in the coun. ty of Oakland, be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the improvement of said road: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any lands the said taxes whereof have heretofore been appropriated for the improvement of the Pontiac and Grand river road. dec. 2. A special commissioner shall be appointed by the gov.
Special ernor, who, in expending all moneys which may be subject to comrachio his control by the provisions of this act, shall be governed by the same laws, as far as they are applicable, as are now or may hereafter be in operation for the government of township highway commissioners.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of said special commissioner, before entering upon the duties of his office, to take and subscribe an oath bond of that he will faithfully perforin the said duties, and also to file in the office of the county treasurers of Oakland and Livingston counties, a bond in the penal sum of five hundred dollars each, with two or more good and sufficient sureties to be approved by said treasurers, for the faithful discharge of the duties imposed upon him by virtue of this act, and in default thereof, it shall be the duty of said county treasurers to prosecute the same in the manner prescribed by law for the prosecution of bonds against county off.cers.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of said special commissioner, on or List of lande before the first day of September next, to make out a list of ali non. by conn's.
resident lands coming under the provisions of this act, and deliver the same to the county treasurer, who shall thereupon open an account with the Livingston and Oakland road sund, and credit to said fund all moneys which may be in his hands, or may hereafter be paid into his office for non-resident highway taxes upon any of the land described in said list, and charge said fund with all moneys drawn by said special commissioner.
Sec. 5. It shall further be the duty of said special commissioner, Payment of contractors to issue his certificate to any person who may be entitled to the
same, in payment for labor performed, or materials furnished for the improvement of said road, stating the facts as they exist, and draw his warrant thereon for the amount due said person, upon the county treasurer of the county, where said labor or materials are done or furnished, who shall pay the same from any moneys in his hands standing to the credit of said road fund.
Sec. 6. The said special commissioner shall be entitled to receive tion of con-as compensation for any services rendered, in discharge of the du
ties imposed upon him by this act, the sum of one dollar and fisty cents per day, for the time employed in carrying out the provisions, and his accounts for such time, verified by his oaib, shall be audited by the board of supervisors of the counties of Livingston and Oakland, and shall be paid from any moneys standing to the credit of said fund: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to contravene any act for the improvement of roads crossing this road.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and alier
[ No. 219. ] AN ACT 10 consolidate the Laws in relation to County Courts,
and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. latives of the State of Michigan, That the county couris now es
tablished in the organized counties of this state shall continue and ; be held at the county seats of said counties for the transaction of all
business that may be lawfully brought before them. The qualified
Co. courts, judges of, when to be elected.