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Proceedings of said court may

term of said district courts, shall be deemed to be returnable at said next term of said district courts for said countics, and to be proceeded with accordingly.

SEC. 13. That the proceedings of said district courts, at any time be removed to before or after sentence, or final judgment of any cause, may be rej

sup. court,

Power to make rules.

moved to the supreme court by writ of error or other process, in the same manner that proceedings in criminal cases may now by law be removed to the supreme court from the circuit courts, and the supreme courts shall proceed to adjudicate thereon in the same manner as in cases removed from the circuit court.

SEC. 14. The said district courts shall have power to make rules for regulating the practice and conducting the business thereof, in all cases not expressly provided for by law, and to revise and alter the same from time to time as they shall deem proper.

SEC. 15. That the act entitled "an act to establish a district court in the county of Wayne," approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and forty, be, and the same is hereby repealed. Approved March 9, 1843.

Supervisors of
Kent county

authorized to
levy tax of
$1000 to aid
in building
bridge across
Grand river.

[No. 66.]

AN ACT to authorize the building of a bridge across
Grand River in the county of Kent.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- ̧ tatives of the State of Michigan, That the supervisors of the county of Kent are hereby authorized, at their first session in the year eighteen hundred and forty-three, to appropriate and cause the same to be assessed and levied upon the whole taxable property of the said county, the sum of one thousand dollars, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a bridge across Grand river, near its junction with the Thorn Apple river in said county.

Vergennes to

SEC. 2. The commissioners of highways for the townships of Ada Non-resident highway taxes and Vergennes, in said county, are hereby authorized and required in Ada and to appropriate and pay out all the moneys derivable from non-resi- be applied to building said dent highway taxes, and which may be due the said townships respectively, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of the said bridge.

bridge.

SEC. 3. The board of supervisors of the county are empowered to Supervisor to locate same & locate and determine the place where said bridge shall be construct- appoint agent. ed, and the said board shall appoint a competent agent to superintend

the construction of the same.

contract with some person to build said

SEC. 4. The board of supervisors are hereby authorized and em- Authorized fo powered to contract with some person or persons, for building the said bridge, after having advertised to receive proposals for the con- bridge. struction thereof, according to certain specifications and descriptions of the same, to be in writing and deposited for inspection in the office of the county clerk.

SEC. 5. All laws contravening the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1843.

[No. 67.]

AN ACT to change the names of certain counties.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the State of Michigan, That the name of the county of Aishcum, as now organized by law, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Lake.

SEC. 2. The name of the county of Notipekago, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Mason.

Mason.

Osceola.

Wexford.

Roscommon.

Iosco.

Alcona.

Crawford.

Kalasca.

Antim.

Otsego.

Montmorency.

Alpena.

Cha leviox.

Emmet.

Clare.

SEC. 3. The name of the county of Unwattin, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Osceola.

SEC. 4. The name of the county of Rautawaubet, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Wexford.

SEC. 5. The name of the county of Mikenauk, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Roscommon.

SEC. 6. The name of the county of Ranotin, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Iosco.

SEC. 7. The name of the county of Negwegon, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Alcona.

SEC. 8. The name of the county of Shawono, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Crawford.

SEC. 9. The name of the county of Wabassee, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Kaleasca.

SEC. 10. The name of the county of Meegisee, as now organized ly law, is hereby changed to that of Antim.

SEC. 11. The name of the county of Okkuddo, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Otsego.

SEC. 12. The name of the county of Cheonoquet, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Montmorency.

SEC. 13. The name of the county of Anamickee, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Alpena.

SEC. 14. The name of the county of Reshkanko, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Charlevoix.

SEC. 15. The name of the county of Tonedagana, as now organized by law, is hereby changed to that of Emmet.

SEC. 16. The name of the county of Raykakee, as now organiz

ed by law, is hereby changed to that of Clare.

SEC. 17. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1843.

[No. 68.]

AN ACT for the relief of Curtis Boughton.

to issue certifi

ton for certain

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Commissioner tives of the State of Michigan, That the commissioner of the land of- cate to Boughfice be and he is hereby authorized and required, to cause to be is- lot of land. sued to Curtis Boughton, his heirs or assigns, a certificate of purchase of lot number five in section twenty-six, town four, south range nineteen, west, containing five acres, according to a map of the subdivisions of said section twenty-six, registered at the register's office in the county of Berrien, on payment to him by the said Curtis Boughton, his heirs or assigns of the sum of sixty dollars.

Certain obligations to be

SEC. 2. The said commissioner is hereby further directed to cause to be cancelled the obligations heretofore given by said Curtis Boughton or any other person in his behalf to the superintendent of public cancelled. instruction of this state for the purchase of the lot in the first section of this act described.

Approved March 8, 1843.

[No. 69.]

AN ACT to define the power of the supreme court relative to mandamus.

damus.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenSupreme court tatives of the State of Michigan, That the supreme court be, and they to issue manare hereby authorized, for good cause shown, to issue writs of mandamus to the circuit courts of the several counties to compel the issue of venire facias de novo by said circuit courts.

Approved March 8, 1843.

[No. 70.]

Village of Niles.

AN ACT to alter the corporate limits of the village of
Niles.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That so much of any act or acts heretofore passed as includes within the corporate limits of the village of Niles, the lots laid out on the northwest quarter of section thirty-six, in town seven south, range seventeen west, by Alvin J. Dunbar, John S. Sotwin, and Jonathan Brown, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 8, 1843.

When record

of conviction of prisoner in state prison evidence.

[No. 71.]

AN ACT making the record of conviction filed in the
State Prison office, evidence in certain cases.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the record of conviction and sentence to the states prison of any criminals, duly authenticated by the clerk of the court where such conviction and sentence was had, and filed in the states prison office, shall be evidence of the facts therein contained against any convict on his trial for an escape from said prison, or for any other crime when proof of his conviction and sentence is necessary.

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

Approved March 8, 1843.

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