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Charter of the

amended.]

"quart" in the seventeenth line thereof, the following proviso: "Provided, That the said common council shall have power to fix and determine the sum to be paid by the applicant for such last mentioned village Adrain license, which sum shall not be less than twenty-five nor more than fifty dollars each, and shall be paid to the treasurer of said village for the use of said village." Also, that section twenty-two of said act be amended by inserting in line six, between the words "year" and "one," the words "one and," so that when amended, the proviso in said section will read; provided, that the said taxes so assessed and collected shall not exceed in any one year one and one half of one per centum upon the valuation of said real and personal property.

SEC. 2. That the highway leading from the said village northwardly, commonly known as the Bixby road, be and the same is hereby included within the bounds of said village as far as the north line of section thirty-five, in the town of Adrian, and that the highway commissioners of said town be and they are hereby empowered to call upon the street commissioners of said village, to keep said road in repair as in other cases provided by statute.

Approved March 7, 1843.

Certain act repealed.

Part tp.'Kearsley attached

to tp. of Flint.

[No. 57.]

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "an act to organize a certain township in the county of Genesee," and certain acts amendatory thereto.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled "an act to organize a certain township in the county of Genesee," and all acts and parts of acts amendatory thereto, be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. That all that part of township seven north, of range seven east, embraced within the limits of the present town of Kears

ley, in the county of Genesee, be and the same is hereby attached

town attached

to the town of Flint as a part thereof; and all that part of town eight Part of same north, of range seven east, embraced within the limits of the said to tp. Genesee. town of Kearsley, be and the same are hereby attached to the town of Genesee as a part thereof.

duties on ex

fices.

of Genesee re

tain books and

SEC. 3. That the term of office of the present township officers When the of of the town of Kearsley, in the county of Genesee, shall determine on fice of present town officers the day this act shall take effect, and it shall be the duty of every such of town of Kearsley shall officer, on the day when his term of office shall so determine, or im- expire, & their mediately thereafter, to make over to the township officers of the piration of oftown of Flint, all books of record, papers and money belonging to Duties of town said town of Kearsley, agreeable to the law requiring the transmis- clerk of town sion of such records, papers and moneys to successors in office. And lative to cerit shall be the further duty of all such officers to deliver to the coun- papers. ty clerk of the county of Genesee, for the use of said county, all statutes and books in their possession, furnished them for their use as such officers. The township clerk of the town of Flint shall preserve and keep in his office the records and papers so delivered to him by the township clerk of the town of Kearsley, as a part of the records and papers of the township of Flint, and shall, as soon as may be after their receipt by him, make out and deliver to the township clerk of the town of Genesce, a fair copy thereof, to be kept in his office as a part of the records of the town of Genesee.

Monies here

tofore levied in that part of Kearsley att'd

to Flint to be

officer of the

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the county of Genesse to pay over to the proper officers of the town of Flint, in the county of Genesee, all moneys coming into the treasury of said county upon assessments heretofore levied upon the taxable property paid by treasurer of county of that portion of the town of Kearsley which is by the second section to the proper of this act attached to the said town of Flint; and it shall be his duty town of Flint. Also, to pay to pay over in like manner such moneys to such officers of the town over in like of Genesee, as shall come into his office upon assessments upon tax- monies to proable property of that portion of such territory of the town of Kears- town of Geneper officers of ley as is by said second section of this act attached to said town assessed in of Genesee. And it shall be the duty of said township officers respectively on receiving such moneys aforesaid from such treasurer, &c.

manner such

see as were

that part of Kearsley att'd to Genesee.

or from any township officer of the town of Kearsley, to apply the same to the specified objects and purposes within such territory, for which it was assessed.

SEC. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of April next.

Approved March 7, 1843.

Commission

ers authorized to make a change

the road.

[No.58.]

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act appointing commissioners to lay out a certain road in the county of Wayne," approved March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That an act entitled an act appointing in direction of commissioners to lay out and establish certain state roads, approved March seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, be amended by striking out the word "twenty," and inserting "fifty” in the first line of section eighteen in the above named act, so as to read as follows:

All acts valid.

The fifty-sixth section of the act entitled an act appointing commissioners to lay out and establish certain state roads approved twenty sixth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, be so amended that it shall be competent for the commissioners named in said section, and they are hereby authorized to change the direction of the road authorized in the said section to be laid out and established in such manner as may appear to them best calculated to suit the convenience of the inhabitants residing in that part of the county of Wayne. SEC. 2. That all the acts and doings had by the commissioners named in said act in laying out said road, shall be and the same are

hereby declared as valid, as though this act had passed before such acts and doings were had by said commissioners.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved March 7, 1813.

[No. 59.]

AN ACT to authorize the minor heirs of the late John Whipple, deceased, to release their claim to a certain tract of land.

Minor child

ren of John Whipple dec'd

convey their

tain lands.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That William L. Whipple, Eliza S. Whipple, Margaret Whipple and Catharine Whipple, minor chil- empowered to dren and heirs of the late John Whipple, deceased, be and they are interest in cer hereby authorized and empowered under the direction and supervision, and subject to the control and approval of the Judge of Probate for the county of Wayne, to release and convey by deed under their hands and seals, to Ephraim Davis of Redford, in said county, all their legal interest and estate, in and to the following described lands, to wit: the undivided west half of the north east quarter of section twenty-eight, in township one, south of range ten east.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved March 7, 1843.

[No. 60.]

AN ACT to reduce the salary of the Superintendent of
Public Instruction.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the State of Michigan, That the superintendent of public in

Salary of sup❜t struction shall hereafter receive an annual salary of five hundred pub. inst. 500

dollars a year. dollars, to be paid quarter yearly, out of any moneys in the treasury

not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 2. And that all acts and parts of acts requiring said officer

to give bonds, be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

the first day of June next.

Approved March 8, 1843.

Claim of Van Fossen referred.

How to be

paid.

[No. 61.]

AN ACT relative to the claim of John Van Fossen.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the claim of John Van Fossen for lumber alleged to have been furnished to the state for the construction of the central rail-road be referred to the auditor general, state treasurer and attorney general, and they are hereby authorized and directed to make a just and equitable settlement of the same, and in case they shall award any sum to the said complainant, they shall give him a certificate of the amount so awarded, after deducting such amount, if any, as may be found due the state from said John Van Fossen, as late acting commissioner of internal improvement, or

otherwise.

SEC. 2. The amount specified in such certificate shall be paid by the state treasurer on the warrant of the auditor general, in the manner hereinafter provided, and if no sum shall be awarded to said Van Fossen, then to pay him the amount of any judgment in his favor which shall be obtained in the suit commenced by the state against him, and now pending upon proper proof of such judgment, the payment to be made in either case out of any moneys in the treasury, to the credit of the general fund or internal improvement fund not otherwise appropriated Provided, That no such payment shall be made unless

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