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a part of the township of Berrien, in the county of Berrien, also frac- Territory attional township number six south, of range twenty west, now a noco. part of the township aforesaid, be and the same are hereby attached

to and shall hereafter become a part of, the township of Cronoco, in the county aforesaid.

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SEC. 12. All that part of township number six south, of range Territory atseventeen west, lying on the easterly side of the St. Joseph river, rien. now a part of the township of Oronoco, is hereby attached to, and shall hereafter become a part of the township of Berrien, and the centre of the main channel of the St. Joseph river shall hereafter be the boundary line betwen the said township of Berrien and Oronoco, and the next township meeting for the township of Ecrrien shall be held at the school house in district number five, in said township.

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SEC. 13. Fractional township number eight, south of range twen- Territory atty-two west, heretofore a part of the township of Niles, in the coun- Bulalo. ty of Berrien, is hereby attached to, and shall hereafter become a part of the township of New Buffalo, in said county.

SEC. 14. All that part of the county of Eaton, designated by the Roxand or United States survey as township number four north, of range num- ganized. ber five west, now a part of the township of Chester, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name. of Roxand, and that the first township meeting in both the respective townships of townships three north and four north, of range five west, shall be held at a place to be designated by a majority of the justices of the peace in the organized township of Chester.

SEC. 15. All that part of the township of Saginaw in the county Hampton or of Saginaw, which lies north of the township line separating town- ganized. ships twelve and thirteen, and east of range four, according to the United States survey, is hereby set off and organized into a separate

township by the name of Hampton, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of John Raby, in said township.

SEC. 16. All that part of the county of Cass, designated by the Marcellus or United States survey as township five south, of range thirteen west,

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is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Marcellus, and that the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Daniel G. Rouse, in said township.

SEC. 17. The name of the township of Ossawa, township five ged to Bath. north, of range one west, in the county of Clinton, is hereby changed, and shall hereafter be known and designated by the name of Bath.

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SEc. 18. All that part of the county of St. Joseph, designated by the United States survey as township five south, of range ten west, is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Wakeman, and the first township meeting shall be held at the school house near the residence of Timothy M. Kimble, in said township.

SEC. 19. That the township line of the town of Courtland, in the county of Kent, be so extended as to embrace township nine north, of range eleven west.

Sec. 20. That the township line of the township of Lyons, in the county of Ionia, be so extended as to include surveyed townships nine and ten north, of range six west.

SEC. 21. All that portion of the county of Clinton, designated by the United States survey as township eight north, of range three west, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Essex, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of James Sowles, Jr. in said township.

SEC. 22. All that portion of the county of Ionia, designated by the United States survey as township seven north, of range seven west, which lies north of the Grand river, be and the same is hereby set off and organized into a separate township by the name of Easton, and the first township meeting therein shall be held at the house of Joseph Richardson, in the said township.

Approved March 9, 1843.

[No. 89.]

AN ACT to divide the upper peninsular into six counties, and to define the boundaries of the same.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all that portion of the state of Michigan, known and designated as the upper peninsula, be and the same is hereby divided into six counties to be bounded and denominated as follows, to wit:

Michilimacki

The county of Michilimackinac shall comprise all that portion of Boundaries of the state within the following limits: Commencing at a point in nac county. Lake Huron south of the line between ranges two and three (2 and 3) east, thence north to the north boundary of township forty-one (41) north, thence west to the line between ranges one and two (1 and 2) east, thence north to the north boundary of township fortytwo (42) north, thence west to the meredian, thence north on said meridian to the north boundary of township forty-three (43) north, thence west on said township line to the line between ranges six and seven (6 and 7) west, thence north on said township line to the north boundary of township forty-four (44) north, thence west to the line between ranges seven and eight (7 and 8) west, thence north to the north boundary of township forty-five (45,) thence west on the north boundary of township forty-five (45,) to the line between ranges twelve and thirteen (12 and 13) west, thence south on said line to lake Michigan, thence eastwardly along the margin of the lake to the point first above described: Together with the islands of Bois Blanc, the St. Martins, St. Helena, the Chenaux, Michilimackinac and Round Island.

county.

SEC. 2. The county of Chippewa shall comprise all that portion Boundaries of of the state included between the following limits, to wit: Beginning Chippewa at a point on the line between ranges twelve and thirteen (12 and 13) west, where such line is intersected by the north boundary of township forty-five (45,) thence north to lake Superior, thence east and

County of
Schoolcraft.

County of
Marquette.

Ontonojon county.

County of
Delta.

south along the margin of said lake and the west bank of St. Mary's river to lake Huron, thence west to the point in said lake south of the line between ranges two and three (2 and 3) east, thence north and west along the boundary line of Michilimackinac county to the place of beginning Together with the islands in St. Mary's river, including Drummond's and Sugar Islands.

SEC. 3. All that portion of the state embraced within the limits hereinafter specified, shall be laid off as a separate county, to be known and designated as the county of Schoolcraft, to wit: Beginning at a point in lake Superior north of the line between ranges twelve and thirteen (12 and 13) west, thence west along the margin of said lake to the line between ranges twenty-three and twenty-four (23 and 24) west, thence south along said line to the north boundary of township forty-one (41,) thence east to the line between ranges twelve and thirteen (12 and 13) west, together with Grand Island on Take Superior.

SEC. 4. All that portion of the state embraced between the line between ranges twenty-three and twenty-four (23 and 24) west, the north boundary of township forty-one (41,) the line between ranges thirty-seven and thirty-eight (37 and 38) west, and lake Superior, shall be laid off as a separate county to be known and designated as the county of Marquette.

SEC. 5. All that portion of the State embraced within the line between ranges thirty-seven and thirty-eight [37 and 38] west, the north boundary of township forty-one [41,] the Montreal river and lake Superior, shall be laid off as a separate county, to be known and designated as the county of Ontonojon; together with the isle Royale of lake Superior.

SEC. 6. All that portion of the state embraced within the following limits, shall be laid off as a separate county, to be known and designated as the county of Delta, to wit: Beginning at a point on lake Michigan south of the line between ranges twelve and thirteen [12 and 13] west, thence southwardly along the margin of said lake to Green Bay, thence along the north and west shores of said bay to

the Menominie river, thence north westwardly along the boundary line between Michigan and Wisconsin, to the line between ranges thirty-seven and thirty-eight [37 and 38] west, thence east along the north boundary of township forty-one [41] to the line between ranges twelve and thirteen [12 and 13] west, thence south to the point of beginning.

SEC. 7. The counties of Schoolcraft, Marquette and Ontonojon shall be attached to the county of Chippewa for judicial purposes: Also, the county of Delta to the county of Michilimackinac for like judicial purposes.

Approved March 9, 1843.

[No. 90.]

AN ACT to authorize Samuel H. Farnsworth to build and maintain a dam across the north branch of the Menomonie river.

Farnsworth

build dam

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branch of

Menomonie river.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Samuel H. tatives of the State of Michigan, That Samuel H. Farnsworth, his authorize 1 to heirs and assigns, be, and are hereby authorized to build a dam across the north branch of the Menomonie river, or channel north of the islands in said river, being the island to which the said Samuel H. Farnsworth has already erected a dam to the south bank of the Menomonie river in the county of Brown, and territory of Wisconsin, formerly built by William Farnsworth, and to make use of the same for hydraulic purposes.

SEC. 2. That the same dam shall not exceed six feet in height, or Height of dana above high water mark of said river, and so long as the lock and sluice, or clute, is kept in repair according to an act passed by the legislative council of the territory of Wisconsin granting Samuel H. Farnsworth, his associates or assigns to build and maintain a dam across the south branch of the Menomonie river to be used for hy

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