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of the State of Michigan, That the Algonquin Mining Company Act amendmay, at any regular meeting of the stockholders thereof, within two years after the passage of this act, divide the capital stock of said company into shares of not less than thirty nor more than one hundred dollars: Provided, That the capital stock of said company shall not be increased beyond the amount in the original act of incorporation mentioned.

Sec. 2. Should the said company accept the modification in this act shall file accontemplated, a statement of the terms of such modification shall, within twenty days after the adoption thereof, be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and the same shall be conclusive on and control said company.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 27, 1850

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[ No. 48. ] AN ACT to authorize Harriet A. Bassett and Lafayette Bassett, of

the county of Branch, to convey certain real estate. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Harriet A. Bassett and Lafayette Bassett, minors, of the county of Branch, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey all their interest in and to all that certain piece or parcel of land, situate in said county of Branch, and described as follows, to wit: The south half of the north-west quarter of section thirty-five, in township six south, range seven west, containing eighty acres, more or less, in as good, sufficient and ample a manner, and with the same effect as if the said Harriet A. and Lafayette were of full age: Provided, That no such conveyance shall be of any effect unless the Judge of Probate of said county of Branch, under his hand and the seal of his office, shall certify upon the back of such conveyance his approval of the same, and such approval shall be recorded with the said conveyance: Provided further, That the legal guardian or guardians of said minors shall assent to such sale, and sign the approval thereof on the back of the deed, which shall be recorded with the deed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1850.

[ No. 49. ] AN ACT for the relief of Jolin Conger. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the State Treasurer be and hereby is authorized and required to pay to John Conger, for serviees rendered as agent of the State under a requisition of the Governor, in pursuing Julius C. Cross, a fugitive from justice, the sum of eightyfive dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1850.

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| No. 50. ] AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Hills.

dale to loan money for the purpose of building a court house with county offices.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senale and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the board of supervisors of the county of Hillsdale are hereby authorized to loan upon the credit of said county the sum of four thousand dollars in addition to the sum they are now authorized by law to raise, for the purpose of building a court house with county offices in said county.

Sec. 2. The said board of supervisors, for the purposes of this act, are hereby authorized to issue bonds against said county, or draw warrants on the treasurer of said county in the usual form, in sums of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars each, to the amount of the said sum of four thousand dollars, payable in equal amounts, in two, three, four and five years from the first day of February, 1850, drawing interest at the rate of seven per cent. per

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Sec. 3. The said board of supervisors are hereby authorized and Tar. required to levy a tax on the taxable property of said county', as a part of the contingent expenses thereof, sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds or warrants, which shall be drawn as aforesaid, for the purpose of raising money with which to build said court house with county offices, and the treasurer of said county is hereby directed to pay the interest on all such bonds or warrants presented to his office Payment of for payment, at any time after the said interest shall be due, out of any moneys levied and collected for that purpose.

Sec. 4. The board of supervisors of said county shall cause a sufficient sum of money to be raised by tax on the taxable property of said county to pay and discharge the bonds or warrants made or drawn under this act as fast as the same shall become due.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved February 28, 1850.

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[ No. 51. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Utica and Almont Piank Road Com

pany. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives incorpora of the State of Michigan, That Charles W. Chappel, Joshua Price, Samuel Rodgers, Nathan Dickinson and Calvin Shaw, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a major, ity of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the C'tica and Almont Plank Road Company, and the subscribers therew, with such other persons as they shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Clica and Almont Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from the village of Utica in the county of Macomb, to Rodger's Mill (so called) in the township of Almont, by the way of the village of Almont in the county of Lapeer, with the right of uniting said road at any point with the plank road of any other company.

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Capital. Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be forty thousand

dollars, in one thousand shares of forty dollars each, with the power to increase said capital stock to fifty thousand dollars, with a corres

ponding increase of the number of shares. Duration of

Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixty 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 from 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 prouisions 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 be

no violation of the charter of said company. General

Sec. 5. The said company shall be subject to all general laws provisions. relative to plank roads, and the same are made a part of this

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Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1850.

| No. 52. ] AN ACT to vacate a part of the plat of Plymouth village in the

county of Wayne. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That so much of the recorded plat of Ply mouth village in the county of Wayne, as relates to that part or portion of the public square in said village lying cast of Main street and south of Spring street, be and the same is hereby vacated.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1860.

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[ No. 53.1 AN ACT to organize the County of Tuscola. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Organizaof the State of Michigan, That the county of Tuscola shall be organized, and the inhabitants thereof entitled to all the rights and privileges to which by law the inhabitants of the other organized counties of this State are entitled.

Sec. 2. That all suits, prosecutions and other matters now pending Legal pro before any court of record in Saginaw county, or before any justice of the peace in said county, or that shall be pending at the time of the taking effect of this act, shall be prosecuted to final judgement and execution, and all taxes heretofore levied and now due shall be collected in the same manner as though the county of Tuscola had not been organized.

Sec. 3. There shall be clected in the said county of Tuscola, on the first Tuesday of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, all the several county officers to which by law the said county is entitled; and said election shall in all respects be conducted and held in the manner prescribed by law for holding elections for county and state officers : Provided, That until such county officers are elected and qualified, the proper county officers of the county of Saginaw shall perform all the duties appertaining to the said county of Tuscola in the same manner as though this act had not passed: And provided further, That the county officers so to be Officers. elected shall be qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday in January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and no county buildings shall be erected at the County buil

dinga. expense of the county until after the county seat sbail have been permanently located, as provided for in this act.

Sec. 4. The board of canvassers in said county under this act shall consist of the presiding inspectors of elections from each township therein, and said inspectors shall meet at the county seat of said county at the time appointed by law for the county canvass, and immediately after the election authorized in the third section of this act, and organize by appointing one of their number chairman and another secretary of said board, and shall thereupon proceed to dis

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