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be, as is provided in said chapters five and six, title four, part third of the revised statutes; but no justice of the peace shall give judgment in any such action, for more than one hundred dollars, and a certiorari or appeal shall be allowed on any such judgment, in the same manner, and with like effect, as upon other judgments rendered by justices of the peace.

$ 171. Nothing in this act contained, shall be construed to Warrant, prevent any justice of the peace from issuing a warrant, at- of contempt. tachment or execution, authorizing the arrest and imprisonment of any person proceeded against for contempt.

§ 172. Chapter five of title one, part third of the revised Repeal of statutes, entitled “of justices of the peace;" also, section visions of twenty-third of chapter six, title two, part third of the revised lutes, &c. statutes; also, the act, entitled "an act to extend the powers of justices of the peace, and for other purposes, approved April 6th, 1838, and all other acts and parts of acts, conferring powers and imposing duties upon justices of the peace in civil cases, contravening the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

§ 173. The repeal in the preceding section mentioned, shall Not to affect not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued, or done, &e. established, or any suit or proceeding commenced in any civil case, before the time this act shall take effect, but the proceedings in every such case shall be conformed, when necessary, to the provisions of this act.

Of proceedings against Corporations. $ 174. All actions of assumpsit, debt, covenant, and trespass Proceedinge on the case, against corporations, where the amount claimed, porations. or matter in controversy shall not exceed one hundred dollars, shall be cognizable before a justice of the peace, in like manner and with like restrictions as the same actions are, or inay hereafter be by law cognizable before a justice of the peace, when brought against an individual.

$175. The first process under this act, against a corporation, First proshall be by summons, and which shall be served by leaving a mons how true and attested copy thereof, with the president, cashier, secretary, or other principal officer of such corporation, or by

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leaving such true and attested copy at the banking house, or office of such corporation, or at the last and usual place of abode of such president, cashier, secretary, or other principal officer, at least five days before the return day thereof; and upon perfecting such service, and upon legal return thereof made, such corporation shall be deemed in court, and the same proceedings, as near as may be, shall be thereupon had, as in cases of suit between individuals.

§ 176. When judgment shall be rendered against a corpora

tion, security for stay of execution may be entered, as in cases stay be put of judgment against individuals, executions shall be had only shall issue against the goods and chattels of such corporation, except in

cases where security for stay thereof has been entered, when execution may be had against the goods and chattels of both the corporation and of such persons or person as shall have be

come bail in such stay. When plain- § 177. If the plaintiff, at the time of the commencement of prowniskory the suit against a corporation, shall have in his possession, or he declares under his control, more promissory, or bank notes, or other cover costs evidences of debt than he declares, and obtains judgment for,

and he afterwards procures, or causes to be procured, on the judgment.

balance, or any part of the balance of the same, a judgment against such corporation, he shall not be entitled to recover costs on any but the first judgment, rendered, and to ascertain the fact, the defendant may require the plaintiff, or his agent, to make oath thereto, and if the amount so possessed by, or under the control of the plaintiff, as aforesaid, exceeds one hundred dollars, then said plaintiff shall be precluded from commencing a suit before a justice of the peace, and any suit so

, commenced, shall be dismissed by the justice, with costs against the plaintiff.

§ 178. No suit shall be commenced on any bank notes, until nust be pre. said notes shal Ihave been first presented for payment at the

banking house of the bank purporting to have issued them; nor until the person making application for process, shall have made oath that the demand on which he requests process to be issued, is his own property, or the property of the plaintiff in the suit,

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and that the amount by him owned and possessed, does not exceed one hundred dollars.

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corporations extend to municipal corporations. § 180. The following forms, or others equivalent in sub- Forms to be

used by jusstance, shall be used by justices under the provisions of this act, that is to say:

Form of Summons.
State of Michigan,

County of
To any constable of said county:

In the name of the people of the state of Michigan, you are Summons. hereby commanded to summon

if shall be found within your county, to appear before me at in the [city, village or township,] of

in said county, on the

at

of the clock, in the noon, to answer unto

in to the damage of the said one hundred dollars, or under. Hereof fail not, and have you then this precept. Given under my hand, the

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day of

a plea of

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A. B., Justice of the Peace.

Form of a Warrant. State of Michigan,

} County of To any constable of said county:

In the name of the people of the state of Michigan, you are Warrant. hereby commanded to take the bod of

if to be found in your county, and bring forthwith before me, to answer unto

in a plea of to the damage of the said

in the sum of one hundred dollars. Hereof fail not at your peril. Given under my hand, the day of

in the year

A. B., Justice of the Peace.

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Venire.

Form of a Venire for a Jury.
State of Michigan,

County of
To any constable of said county:

In the name of the people of the state of Michigan, you are hereby commanded to summon

to appear before me on the

at of the clock in the

noon, in the [city, village or township) of in said county, to make a jury for the trial of an action between

plaintiff, and fendant, and have you then and there this precept. Hereof fail not.

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day of

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day of

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the year

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State of Michigan,

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of the clock in the noon, to give evidence in a certain cause then and there to be tried between

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A. B., Justice of the Peace. Form of Writ of Replevin.

State of Michigan,}

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Writ of replevin.

To any constable of said county:

In the name of the people of the state of Michigan, you are hereby commanded, that you take into your custody the following goods and chattels, to wit: [here describe them, with

on the

day of

at

their value, as in the affidavit,) and them safely keep until

plaintiff herein, shall satisfy and secure you by sufficient pledges, that he will well and truly prosecute to effect, this writ of replevin against

defendant herein, and return said goods and chattels to the said defendant, in case such return be ordered, and pay the

defendant, such damages as may be awarded him, if he succeed in his defence herein; and that on being so satisfied and secured, you deliver such goods and chattels to said

plaintiff, and summon the said defendant, to appear before me at

in the [city, village or township,] of

in said county,

of the clock in the noon, to answer the said

plaintiff, of and concerning the tortuous taking and unlawful detention, (or unlawful detention) of said goods and chattels, to his damage one hundred dollars and under. Hereof fail not, but of this writ make due return.

Given under my hand, this day of in the year A. D.

A. B., Justice of the Peace.

Form of an Attachment.
State of Michigan,

County of
To any constable of said county:
Whereas,

hath made oath that
of [or late of, as the case may be,] hath absconded, (or other-
wise subjected his property to attachment according to the
provisions of this act,] and that said
swerable to said

in the sum of, [here describe the debt or demand as in the affidavit.] In the name of the people of the state of Michigan, you are, therefore, hereby commanded to attach the goods, chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects of said

in your county, to be kept and disposed of according to law, [and in case of an affidavit against a garnishee, say either in the writ of attachment or separate summons, “and whereas, said

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