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See. 7. The said company shall be subject to all general laws of this General lawo State now in force relative to plank roads, and the same are made a

part of this act.

Sec. 8. This aet shall take effect and be in force from and after it passage.

Approved March 25, 1850.

commiss'rs

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( No. 153. ) AN ACT to lay out, establish and improve a State road from Kas

tings in the county of Barry, to Ionia in the county of Ionia. Special Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives appointed. of the State of Michigan, That J. W. T. Orr of Barry county, and

John B. Welch and George Richmond of Ionia county, are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a state road from

the village of Hastings, via Tupper's Mill, to the village of Ionia. Appropria

Sec. 2. For the purpose of improving said road there is hereby tion.

appropriated all the non-resident highway taxes of the year 1849, and the next four years thereafter, one mile each way from the centre of said road.

Sec. 3. For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of Commis'rs;! their duties, this act, the above named J. W. T. Orr of Barry county, and John

B. Welch and George Richmoud of Ionia county, are hereby appointed special commissioners in their respective counties, who shall be governed by the same laws, as far as the same may be applicable, io expending all moneys that may be subject to their control by provisions of this act, as are now or may hereafter be in operation

for the government of township highway commissioners. Commiss'te

Eec. 4. It shall be the duty of said special commissioners, before het die bond. entering upon the duties of their office, to take and subscribe an oath

to faithfully perform the duties herein assigned them, and file the same in the office of the county clerks of their respective counties, and deliver to the county treasurers of said counties a bond in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, with two good and sufficient syreties, to be by him approved, conditioned for the faithful performance of all the duties imposed upon them by virtue of this act; and in default thereof, it shall be the duty of said connty treasurers to prose

rer.

certificates.

who may

cute the saine in the same manner as bonds are prosecuted against county officers.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of said special commissioners, on or be- To open acfore the first day of May next, to make out a list of all non-resident ca treasulands coming under the provisions of this act, and deliver the same to the county treasurers of said counties, who shall thereupon open an account with said commissioners, and credit to said commissioners all moneys then in their hands, or which may hereafter be paid into their offices as non-resident highway taxes upon any of the lands described in said list, and charge said commissioners all moneys which may be drawn by them.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of said special commissioners, in pay. To iesne ment for any labor performed or materials furnished in the improvement of said road, to issue their certificates to any persons be entitled to the same, certifying the facts in the case as they exist, and draw thereon (for the amount due such person or persons) upon the state road fund; and it shall be the duty of said county trea- Duty of Co. surers to pay the same out of any moneys to the credit of said fund, and charge the same as provided in section four of this act.

Sec. 7. The above named commissioners shall be entitled to re- Compeana. ceive as compensation for any services rendered in the discharge of any of the duties imposed on them by virtue of this act, a sum not exceeding one dollar per day for the time employed in carrying out its provisions; and their accounts for the same, verified by their oaths, shall be audited by the board of supervisors of their respective board of ou counties, and paid out of any moneys to the credit of said fund.

pervisora. Sec. 8. The State shall not be liable for any expense

incurred or damages sustained by reason of this act.

Sec. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 25, 1850.

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tion.

State not liable.

[ No. 164. ) AN ACT for the relief of Ezra Billings. Section 1. Be it maced by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the State Treasurer be and he is

hereby authorized and required to pay Ezra Billings, for services
rendered and work done and performed on the Detroit and Grand
River Turnpike, in the year A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-four,
by order of John Mullett, then superintendent, the sum of one hun-
dred and seven dollars, ($107 00,) out of any money that has boen
appropriated and unexpended on said road.

Sea 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 27, 1850.

[ No. 155. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Detroit and Lake St. Clair Plank

Road Company Incorpora

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives tion.

of the State of Michigan, That James A. Van Dyke, Jonas H. Titus, Peter J. Desnoyer, George C. Bates and Andrew T. McReynolds, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, ander the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Detroit and Lake St. Clair Plank Road Company; and the subscribers thereto, and such other persons 88 shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the Detroit and Lake St.

Clair Plank Road Company, with corporate succession. Route

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necesssary buildings, from the city of Detroit in the county of Wayne, on the extension of Jefferson Avenue, or river road, so called, about nine miles, to the east line of the Hudson farm, so called, bordering on Lake St.

Clair. Capital See. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty thousand

dollars, in one thousand shares of fifty dollars each; and they shall be subject to all general laws relative to plank roads, not inconsistent

with this act. Board of di

Sec. 4. As soon as said company shall be duly organized, the vectore au o board of directors thereof are hereby authorized to enter upon and Hibre, pose*- take possession of so much of the said extension of Jefferson Ave.

Proviso.

charter.

nue, or river road, so called, commencing at the east line of the cor. porate limits of the city of Detroit, as lies between the said east line of the city of Detroit and the said east line of the Hudson farm, 80 called, and proceed to construct and maintain thereon a plank road: Provided, That during the construction of said plank road, the said Proviso. company shall in no wise prevent, or improperly obstruct the usual travel threon: And provided further, That no toll gate shall be erected at any point within one mile of the east line of the city of Detroit, or below Mount Elliott Cemetery, so called: Pro vided further, That the assent of the commissioners of highways, or a majority of them, of the townships through which said road passes, shall first be obtained.

Sec. 5. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixty Duration of years from and after its passage; but the Legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made within thirty years after the passage of this act, unless it shall be made to appear to the Legislature that there has been a violation by the company of some of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after said thirty years, no alteration or reduction of the tolls of said company shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly nett profits of said company, over and above all expenses, shall exceed ten per cent. on the capital stock invested: Provided, There shall be no violation of the charter of said company.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after ito Passage.

Approved March 28, 1850,

[ No. 156. )
AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the First Society of the Meth-

odist Episcopal Church at Jackson to execute a mortgage upon
certain real estate.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Mortgage on of the State of Michigan, That the president and secretary of the real estate

authorized official board of trustees of the First Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Jackson, in the county of Jackson, be and they are

bereby authorized, under tbe direction and with the assent of a mos jority of the official board of Trustees of said church, to make, ete

cute and deliver to such person as said trustees may direct, a mort. Bom.

gage for any sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, and interest until paid, upon the east half of lots numbered five (5) and six, (6) in block number one (1) south of range number one (1) west, in the village of Jackson, according to a plat of said village made by Jon. athan F. Stratton, surveyor, being in the county of Jackson, State of

Michigan. Nortgage

Sec. 2. Said mortgage shall be payable at such time or times as said when paya board of trustecs may determine, and shall be signed by the president

and secretary of said board, and shall also have the approval of the said board of trustees endorsed thereon, signed by a majority of said

board. Valid lien. Sec. 3. Said mortgage, when so executed, shall be a good and

Talid lien upon the interest of said society in the lands above des scribed, and may be proceeded upon and foreclosed the same as in any other mortgages.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 28, 1850.

[ No. 167. ] AN ACT to amend chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes of

1846. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Bec. 5, chap.

of the State of Michigan, That section five of chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes of 1846, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting after the word "assessor," in the third line, and before the word “who," in the same line, the following words: “who shall be

residents of such district and.” Bee. 67 s. Sec. 2. That the following be and is hereby added to section sixtymended. seven of said ebapter: “Every school district office shall become va.

the incumbent ceasing to be a resident of the district for which he shall have been elected, or upon the happening of either of the events specified in section three of chapter fifteen of the revised statutos of 1846."

cant upon

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