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charge all the duties of a board of county canvassers as in ordinary

cases of elections for county and state officers. Circ't court, Sec. 5. The circuit court for the county of Saginaw shall have the

same jurisdiction over said county of Tuscola that it would have, had

this act not passed, until otherwise provided by law. Sheriti; his Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of the sheriff of said county of

Tuscola to provide some suitable place for holding courts in said county, at the county seat thereof, until public buildings shall be

erected. County scat Sec. 7. That the county seat of said county of Tuscola be and the

same is hereby fixed and established on the north-west fractional quarter of section (7) in township number eleven north of range number eight (8) enst, until the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, and until the same shall be permanently located as hereinafter provided; and the supervisors elected for the year eighteen hundred and sixty in said county shall have the power and it shall be their duty permanently to locate the county seat of said county.

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1850.

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[ No. 54. ] AN ACT to authorize the common councils of the villages of Mar

shall and Adrian to discontinue certain strcets within the limits of the corporations.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the common council of the village of Marshall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to discontinue all of River street lying east of Elm street; all of Grand street lying south of Spruce street; all of Eagle street lying south of the north line of the track of the Michigan Central Railroad Compano; all of the street lying between lots 326, 327, 338, 339 and lots 310, 341, 350 and 351; also to alter Monroe street between Locust street and Marshall avenue, and discontinue so much thereof as interferes with the track of the railroad aforesaid.

Sec. 2. The common council of the village of Adrian is hereby

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authorized and empowered to discontinue and vacate North street in the eastern addition to the village of Adrian.

Sec. 3. The owners of the lands adjoining said street shall first give ownergy their consent in writing to such vacation, and cause such assent to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the proper county, before such vacation shall take effect.

Approved March 5, 1850.

[ No. 55. ) AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal

Church in Mt. Clemens to convey certain real estate.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Michigan, That the trustees, or a majority of them,
of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mt. Clemens, are hereby an-
thorized to sell and convey by good and sufficient deed, all the right,
title and interest of said church in and to the following described lot
or parcel of land, situated in the village of Mt. Clemens aforesaid:
commencing at the north-west corner of a lot or purcel of land sold to
Edward Anscomb, on New street in said Mt. Clemens, thence
sixty feet north-westerly on said New street, thence at right angle
easterly one hundred and twenty feet, thence southerly sixty fcet,
and thence at right angle to the plaee of beginning.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved March 5, 1850.

[ No. 56. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Ypsilanti and Fentonville Plank Road

Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That James M. Edmunds, Benjamin Fol. Incorporalett, Isaac N. Conklin and George N. Skinner of Ypsilanti, Robert Le Roy of Fentonville, Robert Crouse of Hartland, and James B. Lee of Brighton, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Ypsilanti and Fentonville Plank

Road Company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as 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 Ypsilanti and Fentonville Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out and establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from the village of Ypsilanti in the county of Washtenaw, on the most eligible route, by the way of the village of Brighton in Livingston county, to the village of Fentonville in the county of Gen

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Capital Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one hundred

thousand dollars, to be divided into four thousand shares of twentyfive dollars each, with the power to increase said capital stock to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, with a corresponding in

crease of the number of shares. Turntion 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 of 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 be

no violation of the charter of said company. Cenral Sec. 5. The said company shall be subject to all general laws of provisions.

this State now in force relative to plank roads, and the same are made a part of this act.

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

Approved March 5, 1850.

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[ No. 57. ) AN ACT to incorporate the Plymouth Plank Road Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Incorpora of the State of Michigan, That Jonathan Shearer, Henry Fralick, Ebenezer J.Penninnan, Henry B. Holbrook, Asa H. Otis, Edward Benedict and A. Fisher, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Plymouth Plank Road Company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons' as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and polite, by the name and style of the Plymouth Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have power to lay out, Route. establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from Plymouth in the county of Wayne, through Livonia, Redford and Greenfield, on the most eligible route to the city of Detroit in said county, or until it intersects some other plank road heretofore chartered leading into said city.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twenty thou Capital. sand dollars, in one thousand shares of twenty dollars each, with power to increase said capital stock to thirty thousand dollars, with a corresponding increase of the number of shares.

Sec. 4. 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 of 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 be no violation of the charter of said company.

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Sec. 5. Said company shall be subject to all general laws of this State now in force relative to plank roads, and the same are made a part of this act.

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

Approved March 5, 1850.

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[ No. 58. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act relative to Free Schools is

the city of Detroit. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the thirteenth section of the act entitled an act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit, approved February seventeenth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words “five” and “seventeen," in said section, and inserting in place thereof the words “fuur” and “eighteen;" so the first clausc in said section shall read as follows: “The common council of said city are hereby authorized once in each year to assess and levy a tax on all the real and personal property within said city, according to the assessment roll of that year, which shall not exceed one dol. lar for every child in said city between the ages of four and eighteen

years."

Ibid.

Sec. 2. Section six of an act entitled an act to amend an act enti. tled an act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit, approved February seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, is hereby amended by striking out all of said section six after the words "fifty dollars," in the ninth line of said section; so that said section shall read as follows: "The board of education of the city of Detroit is hereby authorized, from time to time, on such term or terms of payment as they may deem proper, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding in all the sum of five thousand dollars, for the purposes specified in the first section of this act, at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually, and to issue the bonds of said board in such form, and executed in

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