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on the real estate of said company, and any investment of any portion of the net profits of said company, in the business of said company, shall be considered as so much capital paid in, and shall be included in the returns in the state trensurer hereinbefore required.

Sec. 5. The first meeting of said company shall be held at such 1st meeting. time and place as the persons named in the first section, or any two of them shall appoint, by a notice to be published in one or more newspapers in the city of Detroit, at least thirty days before the time of such meeting.

Sec. 6. Any inhabitant of the state shall have a lien upon the Lien of instock, appurtenances, and entire property of said company for all this state. claims and demands against soid company, 10 the amount of one hundred dollars or under, originally contracted within this state, which shall take precedence of all other claims or demands, judgments or decrees, lions or mortgages against said company.

Sec. 7. Said company shall be subject to the provisions of chap- General proter filly-five of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and fortysix, so far as the same may be applicable.

Sec. 8. The said company shall, within six months after the first Business ot-election of the officers thereof, by a vole of the board of direcidrs, locate a business office of said company within the territorial limits of the state of Michigan, and file in the office of the secretary of stale a certificate specifying the place of such location; and all annual and other meetings of said company shall be held al such place as the by-laws of the company may designate and direct.

Sec. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force for thirty years from and after its passage, and the legislature may at any time al-charser. ter, amend or repeal this act a!ter the limitation thereof, by a twothird voie, or at any time for any violation of the provisionsthereos; Provided, That it shall not be lawful for said company to use their funds or any part thereof in any banking or brokerage or exchange, or in buying or selling money or bank notes, or stocks of any kind. or in any other business whatever, except that speeially provided for by this act.

Approved April 2, 1849.


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[ No. 252.] AN ACT to amend an act to organize certain Townships, approved

March 15th, 1849. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaties of the State of Michigan, That section fifteen of "an act to organize certain townships and for other purposes," approved March 15th, 1849, be and the same is hereby amended by adding after the words "fourteen west" the following words: “Iying south of Grand river.”

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

Approved April 2, 1849.

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[ No. 253.] AN ACT to authorize the Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church

in Marshall, to convey certain real estate.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenYeting of tatives of the State of Michigan, That the wardens and vestry of Maurishain Trinity church, in Marshall, or a majority of them, are hereby

authorized to sell and convey by a good and sufficient deed, all the right, title and interest of said church, of, in and 10 lot number iwo, of block number thirty-four, situated in said village of Marshall, and county of Calhoun.

Approved April 2, 1849.

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[ No. 254. ] AN ACT to provide for the sale of certain State Tax Lands, and

Lands withheld for Taxes, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaSec 101 chap

tives of the State of Michigan, That section one hundred and one pealed.

ol chapter twenty of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six be and the same is hereby repealed, and the following substituted in lieu thereof:

“Sec. 101. All lands heretofore bid off, or that may hereaster be bid off to the state for taxes, shall continue to be offered for sale for taxes of subsequent years, at the same time and in the same

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manner as other lands; but when so offered, if the title of the state arising from sales for taxes of prior years, shall not have been sold or otherwise discharged, previous to the time of offering said lands for the taxes of the subsequent year or years, then said lands shall be struck off to the state, subject to redemption as in other cases, or to be sold, as other lands when the title of the state for the prior years' taxes shall have been disposed of.”

Sec. 2. All lands, subject to be sold as state tax lands, shall here. State iar after be first offered at the annual tax sales, and the sale or offer- offered at ing for sale of the same shall be concluded, before the commence. sale. ment of the sales of lands for the taxes of subsequent years.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duly of the auditor general to prepare lists Aud. Gen'l of all lands heretofore withheld from sale for taxes, on account of nual )ists of having been bid off to the state for taxes of previous years, and lands-ad

vertisement which shall remain unredeemed or otherwise undisposed of, stating and sale the amount due on each description for the taxes, interest and charges for each year, for which it was so withheld, including interest, as heretofore prescribed by law, at the rate of twenty-five per cent. per annum, from the time of being withheld to the day of sale; and the lands embraced in said lists shall be advertised and sold, at the same time and in the same manner, and under the same conditions · and restrictions, as other lands sold for taxes, except as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 4. The lands mentioned in the preceding section shall be Time and offered for sale, next after the sale or offering for sale of the state such sale. lax lands in the several counties, and in the order of the years, for the taxes of which they were severally withheld; and all lands not sold or discharged, as state tax lands, shall be struck off to the state for the taxes of the several years for which they were withheld, subject to redemption as in other cases, or to the sale of the state bid, when the title of the state for taxes of former years shall have been disposed of; and in case of the sale or discharge of any description as state tax land, if the same shall not be sold to the same or other purchasers for the taxes of the years for which it was withheld, it shall be struck off to the state; and when so struck off for one year, it shall be struck off to the state for each subsequent year, for taxes of which it may have been advertised to be sold.

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Sec. 5. In addition to the lists of lands bid in for the state, on Aul. Geu'l to make an. which the time of redemption may have expired, the auditor genlands bid in eral shall also furnish to each county treasurer, a list of all lands of the precies bid in for the state at the last preceding annual tax sale, on which les trobareu be the redemption would expire at or about the time of the next endemption, &c.

suing sale for taxes, and which shall be offered for sale as other state tax lands, subject to the right of redemption or purchase eristing or provided by law, when struck off to the state; and if said lands shall not have been redeemed, or the state bd purchased's. within the period provided by law, the purchaser shall be entitled to a deed, as in case of the sale of other state tax lands; and if redeemed, he shall be entitled to the purchase money paid by him when the lands were so last sold; Provided, That no such lands, on which the state has a lien for prior years, shall be sold until the

title for the taxes of prior years shall have been disposed of. State tar Sec. 6. All state tux lands remaining unsold or otherwise undislands unsolu after being posed of, aster having been twice offered as state tax lands at pubed to be sold lic sale at the annual tax sales, shall at the next ensuing tar saja, to highest bidder. be offered for sale to the highest bidder, without reference to the

minimum now established by law, or the cost to the state of each parcel, in taxes, interest and charges; but said state tax lands sha!! be sold subject to the same conditions and restrictions in other respects, as are now or may hereaster be provided by law, in regard to other lands of the same class; and lands offere} for sale under the provisions of this section, shall be offered for sale, prior to the

sale of other state tax lands. Advertise. Sec. 7. The publication of the lists of land to be sold for taree sales. ,

for eight weeks successively next previous to the first Monday of October in each year, as required in section of chapter iwenty of the revised statutes, shall be construed to mean eight publications once a week next preceding the said first Monday el October.

Approved April 2, 1849.

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[ No. 255.] AN ACT to incorporate the village St. Mary. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represcilatives of the State of Michigan, That all the citizens of this stalo,

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inhabitants of, and included within the following corporate limits, viz: commencing at the north-east corner of the military reserve, held by the United States, at a point where it touches the St. Mary; thence south, one mile; thence due west, two miles; thence due north, one mile, to said river St. Mary; and thence easterly, fol. lowing the meanderings of the same, to the place of beginning, be and the same are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to time, forever herealier, a body corporate and politic in fact and in name, by the name of "he president, trustees, and citizens of the village of St. Mary,” and by that name they and their successors forever, shall, and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in all suits of whatever nature soever, and also to purchase, hold and convey any eslate, real or personal, and may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure, and shall be citizens of said village. Sec. 2. There shall be a meeting of the citizens of said village General

meeting. holden annually, on the first Monday in June, for the purpose of choosing officers of said village, and the officers chosen at such meeting: shall continue in office until the second Monday of June then next, or until others shall be chosen and qualified in their stead. Sec. 3. The citizens of said village in legal meeting assembled Election of

Oilicers. sliall annually choose a president, two trustees, a clerk, a treasurer and a marshal, all' which officers shall be chosen by ballot, and on each ballot which shall be given in, shall be written the name of the person for whom the same is given, and such ballot sball; by the person giving the same, in the presence of the president and trustees or such of them as are present at such meeting, be put into a proper box for that purpose by the said village provided, and when the citizens present at any such meeting shall have had a reasonable time to give in their ballots, the president, or in his absence, the senior trustee present, in the presence of the meeting shall open ile box,.sort and count the ballois, and the person who shall have a majority of the ballots given in, shall, by the marshal, or in his absence, by the junior trustee present, be declared to be elected, and no ballot shall be received after the box shall have been opened.

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