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tive and Sen

[No. 7.]

Joint Resolution of instruction in respect to an Indiail treaty.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State ators in Con- of Michigan, That our senators be, and they are hereby instructed to use their exertions in the ratification of the treaty lately negotiated

gress instruct

ed to use their exertions to cause to be

expunged any

article in said

with the Chippewa tribe of Indians residing in a part of this state, to

cause to be expunged therefrom any article in said treaty which may stipulate for the continued occupancy, (during the pleasure of for the occupa- the President,) of the territory ceded by them to the United States,

treaty which may stipulate

tion of the ter

ritory by Uni- or which may provide that the laws of the United States in respect to ted States, &c. trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, shall be especially applicable to the territory acquired under this treaty, and continued in force therein until otherwise ordered by congress.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the above resolutions to each of our senators in congress. Approved, January 24, 18-13.

Resolution proposing

[No. 8.]

Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the following amendment to section four of article amendment of four of the constitution of the state, be proposed to wit: Strike out constitution. the words "on the first Monday in November and on the following day," and insert the words "on the first Tuesday," so that the said section will read, the representatives shall be chosen annually on the first Tuesday of November by the electors of the several counties or districts into which the state shall be divided for that purpose.

Resolved, That the same be published and referred to the next legislature according to the provisions of the tenth article of the constitution.

Approved February 6, 1843.

[No. 9.]

A Joint Resolution in relation to payments to the

treasury.

under act of

shall be receiv

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Treasury of Michigan, That in payment of taxes, the treasury notes issued notes issued under the act of April 13, 1841, shall be receivable for the amount of April 13,1841, tax assessed for state purposes, whether paid to the township, county ed in paym't or state treasury, but not for taxes assessed for county or township purposes: Provided, however, that the delinquent tax bonds issued to Delinquent tax counties shall be receivable at the state treasury for all delinquent for delinquent taxes then payable as said bonds become due.

This resolution shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, February 10, 1843.

of state taxes.

bonds received

taxes

[No. 10.]

Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to

contract for paper.

state authorize

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Secretary of of Michigan, That the secretary of state be authorized to contract ed to contract with and purchase of any paper manufacturer in this state all paper to be used by such persons as the state treasurer has contracted, or

for paper.

may contract with for doing the printing ordered by the legislature for that purpose: Provided, the same shall be of as good quality and as cheap as can be purchased elsewhere.

Approved February 13, 1843.

State auditors
to settle with
Bolton and
Porter.

[No. 11.]

Joint Resolution relative to settlement with A. F.
Bolton and David Porter.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representaiives of the State of Michigan, That the board of state auditors be, and they are hereby authorized to make a final settlement on just and equitable terms with A. F. Bolton and David Porter contractors for building the cells in the penitentiary.

Approved Feb. 23, 1843.

[No. 12.]

Commissioners of internal improvement authorized to

pay expenses

Joint Resolution relative to payment of board of

praisers.

ap

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State

of Michigan, That the commissioners of internal improvement be, of board of ap- and they are hereby authorized to pay the expense of the board praisers and salaries of en- of appraisers and salaries of engineers, that have accrued or may gineers, &c. hereafter accrue, out of the receipts of the public works on which they are employed, to be replaced to the credit of the sinking fund out

of the first money that may come into the treasury to the credit of the internal improvement fund.

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[No. 13.]

Joint Resolution relative to the claim of Austin M.

Gould.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Relative to

claim of Aus

of Michigan, That the claim of Austin M. Could be, and the same tin M. Gould, is hereby referred to the board of state auditors, who are hereby authorized and required to make a just and equitable settlement of the same, and in case they shall award any sum to the said claimant, they are hereby authorized to give him a certificate for the amount awarded him, and the state treasurer is hereby required to pay said sum out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, Approved March 6, 1843.

[No. 14.]

Joint Resolution concerning the construction of lateral branch of Central Railroad.

Board of inter

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of internal improvement be directed to nal improveexamine into the feasibility of constructing a lateral branch from the central railroad, at any point within two miles of its present eastern termination to the wharves on the Detroit river, and report their

ment died to examine 1to feasibility of constructtag

branch for

central rail

opinion of the expediency of constructing the same, together with an roal, and re

estimate of its cost, and submit the same to the next legislature.

Approved March 8, 1843.

port to next legislature,

Claim of Ja's

red to state au. ditors.

Amount found

[No. 15.]

Joint Resolution relative to the claim of James B.

Hunt.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State B. Hunt refer- of Michigan, That the claim of James B. Hunt, be and the same is hereby referred to the board of state auditors who are hereby authorized and required to make a just and equitable settlement of the same, due-how ap- and in case they shall award any sum to the said claimant they are plied. hereby authorized to give him a certificate for the amount so awarded him, after deducting any sum that may be due from him to the state, and the state treasurer is hereby required to pay said sum out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved March 8, 1843.

[No. 16.]

Joint Resolution" in relation to leasing the La Plaisance Bay Railroad.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State

Board of Inter- of Michigan, That the board of internal improvement be, and they nal Improve

ment authoriz- are hereby authorized to lease if in their opinion it will be for the

ed to lease

railroad.

best interest of the state, the railroad laying between the southern railroad and La Plaisance Bay, in the county of Monroe, to the La Plaisance Bay company, or any other company, individual or individuals, for a term of years, not exceeding five: Provided, such terms. are offered by such company, individual, or individuals, as, in the opinion of said board would be calculated to promote the public in

terest.

Approved March 8, 1843

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