Documents Communicated to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, at the Annual Session of ...


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Página 20 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant preemption rights...
Página 60 - An act to provide for an exchange of lands, with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal west of the Mississippi...
Página 273 - The legislature shall provide for a system of common schools, by which a school shall be kept up and supported in each school district, at least three months in every year; and any school district neglecting to keep up and support such a school, may be deprived of its equal proportion of the interest of the public fund.
Página 410 - At the last session of the legislature, an act was passed entitled " An act to preserve the purity of elections,
Página 409 - To include in his report an abstract of the annual reports of the several District Attorneys, with such observations and statements as, in his opinion, the criminal jurisprudence and the proper and economical administration of the criminal law of the State shall warrant and require.
Página 272 - Every child, as it was born into the world, was lifted from the earth by the genius of the country, and, in the statutes of the land, received, as its birthright, a pledge of the public care for its morals and its mind.
Página 14 - Above all others, the laws on the subject of common schools should be plain, simple, and easy to be understood. They should be as independent of all other enactments, as the nature of the case admits, and, to a proper understanding of them, it should not be necessary to refer to legislation on other subjects. Such, however, is not the present condition of our legislation on this important subject. The enactments are various and...
Página 286 - The great objects of the farmer should be to obtain the greatest returns for his labor, without deteriorating the fertility of the soil: and to restore fertility, in the most economical way, where it has been impaired or destroyed by bad husbandry.
Página 121 - An act to provide for the government and discipline of the State Prison.
Página 269 - SCHOOLS. A limited tax for a school house, its repairs and appendages, and for a library case and books, may be imposed by the qualified voters, and assessed upon the property of the district, but not a dollar to support the teacher. It is true, the amendatory act of last winter provides that the organized townships may raise, if they deem it expedient, a sum not to exceed one dollar for each child of the legal age ; but suppose such a tax is not deemed expedient ; what becomes...

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