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from the township of Boston, and organized into a separate town. ship, by the name of Campbell, and the first township meeting therein, shall be held at the house of Marvil Church, in said town ship

Sec. 7. That the north fraction of section number seven, in town tached to number seven north of range number eight west, now a part of Olisco.

the township of Keene, in the county of Ionia, be, and the same is hereby set off from the said township, and attached to the town

of Otisco. Casco orga

Sec. 8. That town number four north of range number fifteen nized.

east, in the county of St. Clair, be and the same is hereby set of from the township of China, and organized into a separate township by the name of Casco, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of William Fenton, in said township.

Sec. 9, That town number two north of range number eight organized.

west, in the county of Barry, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township, of Johnstown, and organized into a separate township by the name of Baltimore, and the first township meeting therein, shall be held at the house of Beardslee R. Blanchard, in

said township. Sheboygan

Sec. 10. That all that part of the state of Michigan, known as the organized.

county of Sheboygan, and now attached to the township of Holmes in the county of Mackinau, shall be set off from said township and organized into a separate township by the name of Sheboygan, and the first township meeting iherein, shall be held at the house of Jacob

Sammons, in said township. Spring Late Sec. 11. That so much of the present organized township of organized.

Norton, in the county of Ottawa, as lies north of Grand river, in township eight north of range number sixteen west, and the south half of township nine north of range sixteen west, together with the fraction of town nine north of range seventeen west lying directly west of town nine north of range sixteen west and bordering on lake Michigan, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Norton, and organized into a separate township by the name of "Spring Lake," and the first township meeting therein shall be held in the school house near "Barber's Mills,” in said

township. Pillmore or. Sec. 12. That town uumber four north of range number fourteen ganized.

west, in the county of Allegan, be and the same is hereby set off

nized.

from the township of Manlius, and organized into a separate township by the name of Fillmore, and the first township meeting there. in shall be held at the house of Isaac Fairbanks, in said township.

Sec. 13. That town number five north of range number nine west, Bowne orgain the county of Kent, be, and the same is hereby set off from the township of Caledonia, and organized into a separate township by the name of Bowne, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the school house in district number one in said township.

Sec. 14. That the name of the township of Gates, in the county Gates chanof Barry, shall be and the same is hereby changed to Yankee kee Springs. Springs. Sec. 15. That all that part of the county of Ottawa, known as Allandale

krganized. towns five and six, and all that portion of town seven north of range fourteen west, be organized into a separate township, to be called and known by the name of Allandale, and he first township meeting shall be held at the house of Richard Roberts, in said township.

Sec. 16. That town number eight north of range number ten Mayfield areast in the county of Lapeer, now organized by the name of May- Lapeet. so field, be and the same is herebey attached 10, and made a part of the town of Lapeer, and the records and papers filed in the office of the clerk of said town of Mayfield, shall be deposited in the office of the clerk of said town of Lapeer.

Sec. 17. All acts and parts of acts contravening any of the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 18. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 15, 1849.

[ No. 85. ] AN ACT authorizing the Commissioner of the State Land Office

to sell certain Lots in the Town of Lansing, and for other pur. poses.

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- Lansing bulives of the State of Michigan, That the appropriation of block acneland number two hundred and forty-eight in the town of Lansing, for the uses and purposes of a burial ground, heretofore made by the governor, secretary of state and auditor general, under and by virtue of the fourth section of the act entitled "an act granting to

sale thereo authorized

school districts and religious denominations of professing christians. suitable ground in the town of Michigan, owned by the state, whereon to erect houses for public worship and school houses," approved April 3, 1848, be, and the same is hereby vacated and set aside; and it shall be the duly or the commissioner of the state land of. fice, to sell the lots of land constituting said block number two hun. dred and forty-eight, in the same manner and on the same terms and conditions, in all respects, as is such appropriation had never

been made. And the state treasurer is hereby authorized and reProceds of rich anle... quired to pay all monies received by him on the sale of said block appropriat'd

number two hundred and forty-eight, on the order of the board of health of the township of Lansing, to be applied by them towards the purchase money and the improvement of the grounds purchased for a cemetery by said board in said township of Lansing.

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

Approved March 15, 1849.

to certain

[ No. 86. ] AN ACT to provide for the sale of University Lands in the County

of Berrien.

Men'r or stale land

Aldrich for certain l'aide &c.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenOffice to i4. tatives of the State of Michigan, That the commissioner of the date to Jan. state land office be, and he is hereby directed to convey to James

Aldrich, of the county of Berrien, a certain piece or parcel of land, lying souih of the road leading from the village of Niles, in the county of Berrion, to Chicago, it being a part of the north-east quarter of section thirty-four, in township seven south, of range seventeen west, and containing about twenty-three and seventyeight hundreths acres: Provided, The said Aldrich pays to the state of Michigan the amount due thereon, to the university fund, estimating the same in proportion to the whole amount which is due on said quarter section: And also provided, That satisfactory evidence be produced to the commissioner of the state land office, that said James Aldrich is the assignee of the purchaser of that part of the said quarter section of land, and that the university fund will not be prejudiced by the sale of said piece or parcel of land.

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

Approved March 15, 1849.

tain lande

Oakland Co.

[ No. 87. 1 AN ACT to authorize Nancy Maria Sliker and others, minors, to

convey certain real estate. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Minors auGatives of the State of Michigan, That Nancy Maria Sliker, Johr: convey cerC. Sliker and Hannah Sliker, minors, be and ihey are hereby au. under directhorized to convey by deed to Jacob Compton, of the county of bate jugde oz Oakland, the equal undivided eighth part of the east half of the north-west quarter of section number thirty-three and the equal undivided one-eighth part of ien acres from the south-east corner of the west half of the north-west quarter of section numb-r thirty-three, in township two north, of range eight east, in the Detroit land dis. trict: Provided, That the judge of probato of the county of Oakland Proviso. shall be satisfied that said Jacob Compton in the life time of the wife of George Sliker, the father of said minors, contracted for snid land and paid the purchase money therefor: And provided further, That the proceeds of said purchase shall, upon the execution of said conveyance, be invested pursuant to chapter seventy-sight of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six for the benefit of said minors: And prorided also, That said judge of probate shall certify on the back of such conveyance that he is satisfied that the purchase money of said premises was paid as hereinbefore mentioned, and that the same had been invested pursuant to said chapler seventy-eight, and which said conveyance when so executed, shall be as valid and effectua! to convey ihe said lands as if said minors had been at the time of such conveyance of full age.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, March 15, 1849.

[ No. 88. ] AN ACT authorizing Isaac N. Swain 10 erect and maintain a dam

across Paw Paw river in Berrien county. Section. 1. Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Dam anchotatives of the State of Michigan, That Isaac N. Swain, his heirs

rized

and assigns, are hereby authorized and empowered to erect and continue a dam across Paw Paw river, in the county of Berrien, on section twenty-three, township three south, in range seventeen west.

Sec. 2. The said dam shall not exceed eight feet in height, above Beight and description common low water mark, and shall contain a convenient lock for

the passage of all boats, barges, rafts and other water craft that may navigate said river, and shall be so constructed as to receive such boats and other water craft in slack water of sufficient depth below said dam, and to pass them to slack water of sufficient depth above said dam, for all the purposes of the navigation of said rirer at all times. And it shall be the duty of the owners of said dam at all times to keep said lock in repair, 10 pass any water craft through said lock, free of toll, without unnecessary delay; and any person who shall be so detained, shall be entitled to recover of the said owner the damages he shall prove he has sustained by such detention, be.

fore any court of competent jurisdiction, with costs of suit. Any Trespassos thereon. person who shall wilsully and maliciously destroy or injure the said

lock or dam shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof be punished by fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. The said dam shall not exceed eight feet in height above common low water mark, and he shall construct and maintain a good and sufficient sluice or apron of convenient width and dimensions to admit the safe passage of rafts of every reasonable and necessary kind down that river, and such boats and canoes as may navigate the same, which said sluice or apron shall be kept in good repair by the person or persons using said dam; and the occupant of said dam, in lieu of said sluice or apron, is required to construct and maintain therein or thereat a convenient lock for the safe passage of boats, canoes, rafts or other water craft, at his own expense, whenever the circuit court of said county shall order the same to be done upon good cause shown.

Sec. 4. If at any time hereafter the water should be required to int. imp't

be drawn from said river for the purpose of internal improvement or navigation, it shall not be lawful for the said Isaac N. Swain, or any other person or persons owning said dam, to claim, or recover

any damages therefor. Rights of Sec. 5. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to autborize

Lock or sluice, &c.

Water may

be taken for

purposes.

persone roKorved.

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