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Sec. 16. That the county of Huron be and the same is hereby attached to the township of Lexington, in the county of St. Clair, for judicial, representative and township purposes.

Sec. 17. That part of the act organizing certain townships, &c., faint act rer approved March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-five, which pealed. organized the county of Huron into a separate township by the name of Polk, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 18. That section three of “an act to organize certain townships and for other purposes," approved March twenty-fifth, eight-tain act ex een hundred and forty-six, is hereby extended, so that the first township meeting in the township of Pewonagawink may be held on the first Monday in April next, and the same shall be held at the house of James Wilcox.

Sec. 19. That the name of the township of East Portage, in the county of Jackson, be and the same is hereby changed to Waterloo. changed to

Sec. 20. That the name of the township of Churchtown, (num- Churchtown ber eight north of range number ten west,) in the county of Kent, Cannon. be and the same is hereby changed to Cannon. Sec. 21. All that part of the township of Ecorse, in the county T of Taylor

organized. of Wayne, lying west of the east lines of sections three, ten, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-seven and thirty-four, in township three south of range ten east, be and the same is hereby set off from said township of Ecorse and organized into a new township to be known and designated by the name of Taylor, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of R. Sutliff, in said township.

Sec. 22. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of April next.

Approved March 16, 1847.

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(No. 70.] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Adrian

Seminary, approved January thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the first section of the act en amended. titled an act to incorporate the Adrian Seminary, approved January thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, be amended by stri

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king out the names of Alfred W. Budlong, William Wolcott, Francis J. King and Harry Wood, and inserting the names of Abel Whitney, Daniel K. Underwood, John A. Rice and Langford G. Berry; and by striking out the words “Adrian Seminary,” and inserting "Adrian Academy."

Sec. 2. The first meeting of said corporation shall be held at First meet. ing where such time and place as may be designated, in accordance with the to be held.

provisions of the third section of chapter fifty-five of the revised
statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 16, 1847.

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[No. 71.) AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act to authorize the sale of

the Central Rail Road, and to incorporate the Michigan Central Rail Road Company."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the annual reports of the Michigan Central Railroad Company to the secretary of state, required by the thirty-second section of the act incorporating said company, shall hereafter embrace the business of said company for each year, to the first day of December, instead of the first day of January, as is provided in said section; and said reports shall hereafter be made annually on the tenth day of January, instead of the twentyfifth day of January, as provided in the said thirty-second section of said act.

Sec. 2. The directors of said company shall hereafter be chosen rectora ex-" annually on the fourth Monday in June, instead of the seccnd Mou

day in June, as provided in the twenty-fifth section of said act.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of July, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven: Provided, Said company shall, on or before that time have accepted this act, and filed their acceptance in writing, signed by the president of said company, under its corporate seal, in the office of the secretary of state.

Approved March 16, 1847.

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(No. 72.] AN ACT to incorporate the Detroit River Marine Railway Com

pany. Section 1. Be it enarted by the Senate and House of Representa- Incorporat'n tires of the State of Michigan, That Gurdon Williams, Charles Howard, Peter Godfroy, or their assigns, and such other persons as now are, or may be hereafter associated with them, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of the Detroit River Marine Railway Company, for the purpose of constructing, using and providing, on the borders of the Detroit River, one or more dry or wet docks, with marine railways, and other conveniences for building and repairing vessels of every description, and also for sawing lumber. Sec. 2. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty thousand

Capital sto'k dollars, which shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each ; but it shall be lawful for the said corporation, when five thousand dollars shall have been subscribed and paid in, to commence their said business, and with that capital to carry on the operations of the said company, until they may find it necessary to extend their capital, which they are authorized to do from time to time to the amount hereinbefore mentioned.

Sec. 3. The corporation hereby created, shall be capable of pur-Capable of chasing, holding and conveying, or hireing such !ands, tenements pour

purchasing, and hereditaments, as may be necessary to carry into effect the objects of said corporation, and no other.

Sec. 4. A book for subscriptions to the capital stock of said com- To open pany, shall be opened under the direction of James A. Armstrong, ceiving sub

scriptions. Charles Howard and James Woodruff, or any two of them, who are hereby appointed commissioners for that purpose, and authorized to receive subscriptions to the said capital stock, on such day and at such place in the county of Wayne, in the state of Michigan, as they shall appoint, giving at least fourteen day's notice of such time and place of subscription, in one of the public newspapers printed in the city of Detroit, and the sum of one dollar on each share shall be paid to the said commissioners on such subscriptions as they shall receive as aforesaid ; in case the said sum of five thou. sand dollars of the stock should not be taken on said day, then the

books for refairs, &c., of company to be conducted.

said commissioners, or a majority of them, are authorized, on such other day or days, and at such place as they shall appoint, to receive further subscriptions, until the whole stock shall have been sub

scribed. By whom af.

Sec. 5. The stock, property and concerns of the said company, shall be managed and conducted by five directors, any three of whom, the president being one of them, may be a quorum to transact business; said directors may respectively hold their offices for one year, and until others are chosen; they shall be elected by such of the stockholders as shall attend for that purpose, either in person or by proxy, on such day, and at such place as shall be designated by said commissioners, or a majority of them, who are hereby appointed inspectors of said election. The said directors then chosen, shall hold their offices until the first Monday in June thereafter, and until others can be elected in their stead. The directors, after the said term shall have expired, shall be chosen annually on the first Monday in June in each year, at such place in the city of Detroit as a majority of the members shall prescribe ; of which election notice shall be given at least fourteen days previous, by publication in one of the newspapers published in the city of Detroit, and such election shall be holden under the inspection of two stockholders, to be appointed by the directors for the time being, and shall be by ballot, by a plurality of votes, allowing one vote for every share, and the stockholders not present may vote by

proxy. Directors to Sec. 6. The directors shall at all times keep, or cause to be kept, keep books.

at their office, proper books of accoont, in which shall be regularly entered all the transactions of the said corporation, which shall at all times be subject to the inspection of the stockholders; and the directors on going out of office shall account to their successors,

and pay over all moneys of the company in their hands. Powers, &c.,

Sec. 7. The said corporation shall possess the general powers of company

and be subject to the general duties and liabilities of a corporation,
as defined in chapter fifty five of the revised statutes, passed and
approved May eighteenth, in the year one thousand eight hundred
and forty-six.
Sec. 8. The inhabitants of this state shall have a lien

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property of said company, for all debts due from said company to the amount of one hundred dollars or under, originally contracted within this state, which shall take precedence of all other debts or demands, judgments or decrees, liens or mortgages against said company.

Sec. 9. The legislature may at any time alter, modify or repeal this act.

Approved March 16, 1847.

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(No. 73.] AN ACT to incorporate the Adrian and Coldwater Plank Road

Company Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That Richard Kent, Elisha P. Champ-ners. lin and Henry Lockwood, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of whom, or the majority of whom, subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the “Adrian and Cold water Plank Road Company" hereby incorporated; and they shall cause books to be opened for the subscription of said stock in the village of Adrian, in the county of Lenawee; in the village of Jonesville, in the county of Hillsdale, and in the village of Coldwater, in the county of Branch, first giving twenty days' notice in at least one public newspaper, printed in the county where said books are to be opened, of the time and place of opening the same in said county; and the subscribers thereto, in pursuance of this act, and their lawful successors and assigns, are hereby constituted and declared a body corporate by the name of the "Adrian and Coldwater Plank Road Company," and shall be capable in their corporate name to purchase and hold such real and personal estate as may be necessary for the construction or repair of said road, the bridges and toll gates thereon, or for the erection of toll houses or other necessary buildings.

Sec. 2. The said corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chapter fifty-five of the revised statutes, approved May 18th, 1846, certain pro

visions. except so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

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