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Blate Line Plank Road Company; and the subscribers thereto, 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 Niles and State Line Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay Roure, out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from the village of Niles in the county of Berrien, to the State line of Indiana, on the cast side of Saint Joseph river, in the county of Saint Joseph, Indiana, with the right of uniting said road at that or any other point with the plank road of any other company chartered by this State or by the State of Indiana.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twenty thousand Capital, dollars, to be divided into one thousand shares of twenty dollars each. Said company shall be subject to all general laws of this State relative to plank roads, now in force, and the same are hereby made a part of this act.

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 charter. 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 provisions of the law to which it is subject: Provided, That after said thirty years, no alteration, or reduction of Proviso, 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; Provi

Proviso. ded, There be no violation of the charter of said company. Sec. 5. Any person suffering damage from the insufficiency or

Dainage bad condition of said road, may recover the same before

any justice of the peace or other court of competent jurisdiction.

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

Approved March 20, 1850.

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[ No. 85. ] AN ACT to amend an act to incorporate the Indiana and Adrian

Plank Road Company, approved April 30, 1848. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Indiana and Adrian Plank Road Company shall have power to continue and extend said plank road from some point near the center of section five, township nine south of range two east, on the Indiana road, so called; at a point where the Adrian road diverges from said Indiana road; thence easterly on said Indiana road to the state line of Ohio on section nine, town and

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aforesaid. Sec. 2. Said company may in their discretion erect a toll gate when two and a half consecutive miles of said plank road are finished on the eastern ter minus of said plank road : Provided, That at least five miles of plank road shall have been completed in connection therewith in the State of Ohio.

Sec. 3. The said plank road company shall bave the right and privilege to commence the construction of said plank road at any time within two years from the passage of this act, if they shall within that time commence said construction and actually expend thereon ten per cent. of the capital stock of said company, they shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges granted the said company in the act incorporating the same, in the same manner and to as full an extent as if they had commenced work and made such expenditures within the time provided in said act of incorporation,

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of provisions, this act shall have no force or effect as far as the same are made

plicable to said plank road company.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1850.

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[ No. 86. ]
AN ACT relative to Town Plats.

Plats; when valid.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That in all cases in which the proprietor or

proprietors of any piece of land shall heretofore have caused the same to be laid out and platted as a town or village, and shall have caused such plat to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which such land is situated, without having acknowledged the same according to the statute in such case made and provided, and shall have sold and conveyed lots in such town or village by deeds duly acknowledged referring to such recorded plat, such plat so recorded shall be deemed to have the same effect in all respects, whatsoever, as if the same had been acknowledged by such proprietor or proprietors, according to the statutes in such case made and provided: Provided, That all mortgages upon, or sales, contracts Proviso. of sale of, or any vested rights in any lands so conveyed by any village plat, and which lands shall be described without reference to such plats, or any suit or foreclosure of mortgage now pending in relation to the same, shall not in any wise be affected by the operation of this section.

See. 2. The record of any village plat heretofore made and duly Evidence acknowledged, shall be evidence as against the parties so acknowledging, of the sufficient dedication, gift and grant to the public of any portion thereof represented in such plat as a public square; but the rights of parties to any suits now pending in relation to the same shall not be affected by the provisions of this act.

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

Approved March 20, 1850.

[ No. 87. )
AN ACT to incorporate the Breedsville and South Haven Plank

Road Company
Section 1. Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Incorporaof the State of Michigan, That Marvin Hannah, Elijah Knowles, tion. Joseph B. Sturges, Smith Brown and Jonathan Hinckley, of Van Buren county, 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 Breedsville and South llaven Plank Road Company; and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as they shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and

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assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the Breedsville and South Haven Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from Breedsville to the mouth of South Black River in Van • Buren county, on the most eligible route.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twenty-five Capital

thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each.

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

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Sec. 4. The provisions of all general laws now in force relative to provisions.

plank roads shall be and are made a part of this act.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1850.

[ No. 88. ] AN ACT to vacate a part of the village of Mason in the town

ship of Coldwater in the county of Branch.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Part of plat vacated.

of the State of Michigan, That all that part of the village of Mason in the township of Coldwater and county of Branch, lying south of the Chicago road, as platted and recorded in the office of register of deeds of said county of Branch, September 10, 1835, be and the

Aame is hereby våcated : Provided, That the owners of all lots ly. ing south of said road shall first give their eonsent in writing to such

Assent. 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.

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

Approved March-20, 1950.

[ No. 89. ]
AN ACT to incorporate the Paw Paw and Lawrence Plank Road

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

Incorpora of the State of Michigan, That Fitz H. Stevens, J. R. Baker and tion. Nelson Phelps, of Van Buren county, 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 Paw Paw and Lawrence 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 politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Paw Paw and Lawrence Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay Route. out, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from any point in the village of Paw Paw, Van Buren county, on the most eligible route, to the village of Lawrence in Van Buren county.

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twenty-five Capital. thousand dollars, in one thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each.

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 charter. time alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each hranch 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 vio

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