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Thursday, 1:30 p. m. Mr. Kelley moved that the matter of the application and the petition for the organization of the new township of Lincoln be taken up by the board. Which motion prevailed.

The written opinion of the prosecuting attorney, as to the legality of the proceedings in said application and petition was reported to the board, and read by the clerk.

Mr. Chapin moved that the resolution granting the prayer contained in said petition, heretofore offered, be adopted.

After considerable discussion, and after hearing persons resident of said townships to be affected by the organization of such new township, who were interested in the proceedings with reference to such application and petition, the resolution was put upon its passage, the same prevailing by yeas and nays, as follows:

Yeas-Mr. Brown, Carey, Chapin, Clark, Gordanier, Gordon, Hampton, Jackson, Jennings, Looker. McIntosh, Pierce, Seamon, Stoll, Vanbenschoten, Wilson and Wright.–17. Nays—None.

JOHN GORDON,

Chairman. F. M. MORRISSEY,

County Clerk. STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Clare.

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I, Francis M. Morrissey, clerk of said county, and of the circuit court thereof, the same being a court of record, having a seal, do hereby certify, that I have compared the foregoing copy of the record of the action of the board of supervisors of said county, in the matter of the organization of the new township of Lincoln, in said county, with the original record thereof now remaining in my office and find the same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of such original record.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and

affixed the seal of said circuit court, at Harrison, in said [L. S.] county, this fifteenth day of November, A. D. 1902.

FRANCIS M. MORRISSEY,

County Clerk of Clare County.

HOUGHTON COUNTY.

In the matter of the petition of certain freeholders to detach certain

lands from the township of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, and to organize the same into a new township. The township of Stanton.

A meeting of the board of supervisors for the county of Houghton was held pursuant to adjournment at the office of the county clerk, in the village of Houghton in said county, on Tuesday, April 14, A. D. 1902.

The following preamble and resolution were presented :

WHEREAS, Written application has been made to this board, signed by twelve and more freeholders of the township of Hancock in the county of Houghton, residing in that part of the territory of said township not included within the territory sought to be set off from said township and erected into a new township, and by twelve and more freeholders of said township of Hancock residing in that portion of its territory sought to be set off, praying that a certain portion of said township of Hancock. containing lands, a description of which is hereinafter fully set forth, be set off from and taken out of said township of Hancock and be erected into a new township to be called the township of Redridge.

AND WHEREAS, It appears to the board by written proof and by affidavit on file that notice in writing of such intended application subscribed by more than twenty-four freeholders of said township, twelve and more of whom reside in that portion of said township sought to be set off and twelve and more of whom reside in that portion of said township outside of that sought to be set off, was duly posted, according to law, in five and more of the most public places in the said township of Hancock, that being the only township affected by said application, four weeks and upwards next previous to the day when such application is to be presented to the board, according to said notice, and that a true copy of such notice has been published, according to law, once in each week for four successive weeks and upwards immediately preceding the day named in said notice for the hearing of said matter, in the Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper printed and published in the said county of Houghton, the first publication being on the 1st day of March, 1902, and the last publication being on the 5th day of April, 1902, and said application for the erection of such new township now coming on duly to be heard before the board on the day and at the time and place at which such application was noticed to be heard as in and by said notice on file with the clerk of the board will appear, and by a vote of this board the further consideration of said matter having been adjourned and postponed to a meeting of this board to be held on the 14th day of April, 1902, at the same place, and the matter of said petition having again come before this board at said adjourned time and having been further considered.

Now, after hearing the reasons of such application and the reasons against the same and due consideration being had by the board thereon, it is now resolved, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, as follows:

That in accordance with the request of said application, this board having been furnished with a map of all the townships to be affected by the proposed division showing the proposed alterations, said application be and the same is hereby granted and that the following described territory, being now part and parcel of the said township of Hancock in this county, be and the same is hereby detached from said township of Hancock and erected and formed into a new township in said county to be designated and known by the name of the township of Stanton. That the first annual meeting of said new township of Stanton be held at the school house in the place called and known as Redridge, in the same territory hereinafter described on the 5th day of May, 1902, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, and shall remain open according to law in such case made, and that the following persons residing in the territory here. inafter described, to wit: Frederick G. Coggin, Albert Everett and Wil.

lian E. Carpenter (they being electors of such township) be and they are hereby designated and named for the purpose of and are charged with the duty of presiding at said first annual township meeting, of appointing a clerk of the meeting and of opening and keeping the polls and exercising the same powers as inspectors of election at any township meeting. That notice of the time and place of such meeting, signed by the chairman or clerk of this board, be posted in four of the most prominent public places in the territory hereinafter described and in four of the most public places in that portion of the township of Hancock outside of the territory hereinafter described, by the persons aforesaid designated to preside at such meeting or by some person appointed by this board for that purpose at least fourteen days before holding the same. That the first township meeting in and for the said township of Hancock as the same shall be after the separation from it of the territory hereinafter described, be and the same is hereby fixed to be held on the first Monday of April, 1903, at the place in said township of Hancock where the last annual meeting was holden, and that the time fixed by the general laws of this state for the holding of the annual meeting and that notice of the first annual meeting of said new township of Stanton state and set forth the place for holding said first township meeting therein and for holding the first township meeting of the township of Hancock hereinbefore described.

The following is a description of the territory which shall compose the territory of said new township of Stanton, to wit:

All of fractional township fifty-five (55) north, of range thirty-five (35) west; sections twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one and thirty-two, and all the portion of section twenty-eight on the west side of Portage lake, in town. ship fifty-five (55) north, of range thirty-four (34) west ; all of fractional township fifty-five (55) north, of range thirty-six (36) west; all of fractional township fifty-four (54) north, of range thirty-six (36) west; sections one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twentytwo, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, and thirty-two, of township fifty-four (54) north, of range thirty-five (35) west, and sections one (1), two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, and twenty-four of township fifty-three (53) north, of range thirty-six (36) west, which resolution was adopted by the following vote: Yes-Edwards, Harris, Nelson, Orr, Parnall, Shields, Smith, VanOrden--nine. No-Robinson, Scott-two. Excused from voting-Calverly-one. Total-twelve.

A majority of all the supervisors elected being present and voting therefor.

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SS.

County of Houghton.

I, Louis H. Richardson, clerk of said county, and clerk of the board of supervisors thereof, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct transcript carefully compared by me from the original record of the proceedings of the board of supervisors of said county on the 14th day of April, A. D. 1902, upon the application of William G. Lucas and others,

for the erection and organization of a new township now remaining in my office, and of the whole of such original record.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name

and affixed the seal of the circuit court for said county, [L. S.] this 25th day of April, 1902.

LOUIS H. RICHARDSON,

County Clerk.

HOUGHTON COUNTY.

In the matter of the petition of certain freeholders to detach certain

lands from the township of Hancock in the county of Houghton, and to attach the same to the township of Stanton in said county.

A meeting of the board of supervisors for the county of Houghton was held pursuant to adjournment, at the office of the county clerk in the village of Houghton in said county. on Tuesday, December 9th, A. D. 1902.

The following preamble and resolution were submitted.

In the matter of the petition of certain freeholders to detach certain lands from the township of Hancock in the county of Houghton, and to attach the same to the township of Stanton in said county.

WHEREAS, Written application has been made to this board, signed by twelve and more freeholders of the township of Hancock in the county of Houghton, and also signed by twelve and more freeholders of the township of Stanton in said county, said townships being the only townships affected by said application, praying that a certain portion of said township of Hancock, containing lands, a description of which is hereinafter fully set forth, be set off from and taken out of said township of Hancock and attached to the said township of Stanton.

AND WHEREAS, it appears to the board by written proof and by affidavits on file, that notice in writing of such intended application, subscribed by more than twelve free holders of said township of Hancock and by more than twelve free holders of said township of Stanton, was duly posted according to law in five of the most public places in the said township of Hancock and in five of the most public places in the said township of Stanton, said townships being the only ones affected by said application, four (4) weeks and upwards next previous to the day when such application is to be presented to the board, according to said notice, and that a true copy of such notice has been published according to law, once in each week for four (4) successive weeks and upwards immediately preceding the day named in said notice for the hearing of said matter, in the Hancock Evening Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the said county of Houghton, the first publication being on the 10th day of November. 1902, and the last publication on the 8th day of December, 1902. And said application now coming on duly to be heard before this board on the day and at the time and place at which such application was noticed to be heard as in and by said notice on file with the clerk of this board will appear.

Now, after hearing the reasons for such application and the reasons against the same and due consideration being had by this board thereon, it is now resolved, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, as follows:

That in accordance with the request of said application, this board having been furnished with a map of all the townships to be affected by the proposed alteration, showing such proposed alteration, said application be and the same is hereby granted, and that the following described territory being now part and parcel of the said township of Hancock in this county, be and the same is hereby detached from said township of Hancock and added to and attached to the said township of Stanton, which territory so detached from said township of Hancock and added to said township of Stanton, is described as follows, to wit: All of fractional township fifty-six (56) north, of range thirty-five (35) west; all of fractional township fifty-six (56) north, of range thirty-four (34) west, lying westerly of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal, connecting the waters of Portage Lake and Lake Superior, and being sections twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32), and all that part of sections twenty-one (21), twenty-eight (28) and thirtythree (33) lying west of said canal; sections five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight (8), eighteen (18), nineteen (19) and twenty (20), and all that part of sections four (4), nine (9), sixteen (16), seventeen (17) and twentyone (21) lying west of Portage Lake in township fifty-five (55) north, of range thirty-four (34) west, said described territory including all that portion of the said township of Hancock as now existing lying westerly of Portage Lake and the said ship canal.

Which resolution so presented and after due consideration thereof, was adopted by the following vote, viz.:

Yes—Supervisors Calverly, Coggin, Edwards, Harris, Nelson, Orr, Parnall, Robinson, Scott, Shields, Smith, VanOrden, and the chairman13.

No-none-0.

A majority of all the supervisors elected being present and voting therefor.

SS.

STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Houghton.

I, Louis H. Richardson, clerk of said county and clerk of the board of supervisors thereof, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct transcript carefully compared by me from the original record of the proceedings of the board of supervisors of said county on the 9th day of December, A. D. 1902. upon the application of James Scott and others to detach certain lands from the township of Hancock in the county of Houghton and to attach the same to the township of Stanton in said county, said record now remaining in my office, and that the said record is a correct transcript of the whole of such original record and a correct statement of the action of said board with relation to said application.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my

name and affixed the seal of the circuit court for said [L, s.] county, this 12th day of December, 1902.

LOUIS H. RICHARDSON,

County Clerk.

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