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SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved March 6, 1843.

[No. 37.]

AN ACT to provide for the payment of the claim of
Morgan Bates of the late firm of Dawson & Bates.

Morgan Bates

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there be and is hereby appro- Certain moneys appropri priated out of any moneys in the State Treasury, or which may here- ated to pay after come into the treasury, to the credit of the general fund, the sum of five hundred and sixty-one dollars and sixty cents, being the balance due Morgan Bates of the late firm of Dawson & Bates, for printing done in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and for re-printing the annual reports lost in the fire of January first, eighteen hundred and forty-two.

Approved March 6, 1843.

[No. 38.]

AN ACT to amend chapter second, title eight, part first of the revised statutes relative to medical societies.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all after the word "societies" in the third line of section eight, chapter second, of title eight and part

Persons hold

first of the revised statutes, to the word "provided" in the eighth line of said section be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. If any person who proposes to be a physician or surgeon, ing themselves or shall hold himself out to the public or any person employing him out to the public as physi- to be such, shall be guilty of any neglect or mal-practice, an action cians liable to prosecution for on the case may be maintained against such person so professing and mal-practice. the rules of the common law applicable to such actions against licensed physicians and surgeons, shall be applicable to such actions in the case.

Approved March 6, 1843.

Acts incorpo

rating village

[No. 39.]

AN ACT to revive the acts incorporating the village of Kalamazoo.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenof Kalamazoo tatives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled an act incorpo

revived.

rating the village of Kalamazoo, approved April third, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and the act entitled an act to amend an act incorporating the village of Kalamazoo, approved February eighth, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, be and the same are hereby revived: Provided, however, that the election for trustees shall be held annually on the second Monday in April instead of the first Monday in March.

Approved March 6, 1843.

[No. 40.]

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to repeal the acts consolidated in the revised statutes."

WHEREAS, It is manifest from various provisions of the revised statutes, in reference to the limitations of suits, that it was intended that Preamble. all actions which had accrued anterior to the time when said revised statutes should take effect, should be governed and determined by the statutes of limitation heretofore in force in this State, applicable thereto: and whereas, serious doubts have arisen whether the third section of "An act to reapeal the acts consolidated in the revised statutes," and the eighth section of part third, title six and chapter first of the revised statutes admit of this construction: Therefore,

action which

rior to the time

took effect to

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- All causes of tatives of the State of Michigan, That the provisions of the several accrued antesections aforesaid be so construed as to mean and intend that all causes when the reviof whatever nature, real, personal and mixed, which accrued ante- sed statutes rior to the time when the revised statutes took effect, shall be govern- be governed by the statute ed and determined by the several statutes of limitation theretofore in of limitations repealed by force in this State, applicable thereto; and it shall be competent for the revised any defendant to avail himself of the provisions of any such act, in any real or mixed action under the general issue, with notice of the special matter, or by plea.

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

its passage.

Approved March 6, 1843..

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statutes.

[No. 41.]

AN ACT making appropriations for the improvement of the St. Joseph river.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there be, and there is hereby

5,000 acres of appropriated out of the five hundred thousand acres of land lately land appropii

ated for the improvement of the naviga

tion of the St. Joseph river.

Commission

ceded to this State, for purposes of internal improvement, five thou

sand acres of land for the improvement of the navigation of the St. Joseph river in this State.

SEC. 2. That the board of internal improvement is hereby authoers authorized rized to advertise for letting, and let such amount of contracts as

to let contracts

shall be paid for by said land appropriated by the first section of this act; and all warrants drawn on the internal improvement fund under, or by virtue of this act, shall be drawn payable in lands hereby appropriated only: Provided, that such warrants, shall not be receivable for any such lands until they have first been offered for sale at public auction, and then under such regulations, and at such prices as are provided by law.

Approved March 6, 1843.

Land office establised:

[No. 42.]

AN ACT to organize a Land Office, and to regulate the sale of the public lands.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there shall be established an office to be appointed to be denominated the land office of the State of Michigan, the chief of

commissioner

and to hold of

fice 2 years.

Commissioner

ficer of which shall be called the commissioner of the land office, who shall after the first day of January next, and every two years thereafter, be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall hold his office for and during the term of two years, unless sooner removed in conformity with law, and shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. That the said commissioner shall have the general charge to have charge and supervision of all lands belonging to, or which may hereafter become the property of the State, or in which it has any interest or which are or may be held in trust by the State for any purpose, and

of all lands.

may lease, sell or dispose of the same in such manner as shall be di

rected by law.

SEC. 3. The said commissioner, and every other officer to be ap- To take oath, pointed and employed in said land office, shall, before he enters upon

his duties, take the constitutional oath of office; which oath shall be in writing and filed in the office of the Secretary of State..

bond.

SEC. 4. The commisioner of the land office shall also, before en- And execute tering upon the duties of his office, execute a bond to the people of this State in the sum of fifty thousand dollars with at least two sufficient sureties, conditioned that he will well and faithfully discharge the trust committed to him, and that he will honestly account for and pay over all moneys and evidences of debt that may come into his possession as such commissioner, whenever required so to do by law, which bond shall be approved by the auditor general, and deposited in the office of the secretary of state.

SEC. 5. The said commissioner shall appoint one deputy, with the To appoint consent and approval of the governor, and may, also, if the business deputy, &c. of his office should require it, appoint one or more clerks, who shall each take the oath or affirmation prescribed by the third section of this act. The commissioner shall have the power to remove either of them at his pleasure, and shall be responsible for their conduct while in office.

to office of

SEC. 6. All the contracts, notes, obligations and evidences of debt All contracts, notes, &c., in of every name and description, and all books and papers now in the office of sup. of pub. inst. to office of the superintendent of public instruction, touching and con- be transferred cerning the sale, leasing or other disposition of the primary school commissioner. or university lands, of this State, and all contracts or obligations in the possession of any other officers touching or concerning any of the public lands of this State, or in which this State has any interest, shall be transferred to the office of the commissioner of the land office. SEC. 7. The auditor general, before the delivery of the books and papers to the commissioner of the land office as provided in the preceding section, shall, during the time that the land office remains his office to be a bureau or department of his office as provided for in the thirty- made.

Auditor gene

ral to cause

copies of all

books &c. in

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