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[ No. 97. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of associations for the
publication of periodicals, newspapers, books, tracts, documents, and other publications.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any three or more persons may associate themselves together Publishing as a body corporate, for the purpose of publishing periodicals, authorized. newspapers, books, tracts, documents, and other publications of a religious, historical, literary, agricultural, scientific, or educational character; which corporation shall, so far as the same shall be applicable, be subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. Sec. 2. Such persons shall, under their hands and seal, make Certificate
specifying a certificate which shall specify the name and location of such name, &c. corporation, the names and places of residence of the shareholders, the number of shares held by each of them respectively, and the amount of all other property, real or personal, that may be held by such corporation, which certificate shall be re- To be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and in the office of the clerk of the county in which such corporation is located.
Sec. 3. Upon compliance with the provisions of the pre- Body corpoceding section, such association shall be and is hereby declared a body corporate, empowered to hold and possess Powers. so much real estate purchased by it, or that may be given, granted or devised to it as a corporation, in accordance with the provisions of law at the time such grant or devise shall take effect, as may be necessary for its use and occupation for purposes of business, and personal property not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That all property of Proviso. such association shall be subject to taxation, and shall be used for no other purpose than in the legitimate business of the association, and to secure the object of its incorporation.
Approved March 7, 1861.
[ No. 98. ]
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Lyons, in the county of Ionia, for the year eighteen hundred and sixty, and to authorize the collection of the
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enart, That the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Lyons, in the county of Ionia, is hereby extended to the first Monday in April next, and the proper officer, whose duty it is to collect said taxes, is hereby authorized to proceed and collect said taxes, and make return thereof, as fully as he might have done within the lifetime of his warrant, and make his said return by Bond to be the first Monday in April next: Provided, He shall first renew his official bond, to the satisfaction of the treasurer of the said county of Ionia.
Sec. 2. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the county treasurer, in pursuance of law, shall be returned to the Auditor General as soon as practicable; and such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and with interest computed from the same time, as other taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, duly returned to the Auditor General for non-payment.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect immediately
[ No. 99. ]
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Hastings, approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of an act to incorporate the village of Hastings, approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, be and the same is hereby amended so that said section shall read as follows:
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
all that tract of country situated in the township of Hastings, Corporation
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
[ No. 100.] AN ACT to authorize the trustees of the Second Society of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, of Detroit, to mortgage real estate.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the trustees of the Second Society of the Methodist Episcopal Mortgage Church, of Detroit, in the county of Wayne, and the State of Michigan, be and are hereby authorized to mortgage their church edifice, and the land on which the same is erected, on the corner of Congress and Randolph streets, in the said city of Detroit, to secure the payment of such sum or sums of money as they may have become indebted for, in the extension, enlargement and improvement of said church edifice; and such mortgage, duly and properly executed by them, for the payment of such sum of money, shall be good and valid, according to the true Declared intent and meaning thereof, like common mortgages on real estate.
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 101. ] AN ACT to legalize a mortgage executed by the trustees of the
First Congregational Society of Newark to Rufus Dunning.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That a mortgage executed by the trustees of the First Congregational Society of Newark, in Allegan county, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, to Rufus Dunning, of the same place, is hereby declared to be valid and of binding effect.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
[ No. 102. ] AN ACT to authorize any township in the county of Allegan
to levy a special tax for the improvement of the Kalamazoo river and harbor.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Tax author the tax payers of any township in the county of Allegan, are
hereby authorized and empowered to vote, annually, for ten years, at the annual township meeting for the election of township officers, for a special tax not exceeding one per cent. on
the taxable property of each township, to be expended in the pended.
improvement of the Kalamazoo river and harbor, or either of them.
Sec. 2. William B. Williams and Elisha B. Bassett, of Allegan, Elisha Mix, of Manlius, and Stephen A. Morrison and Francis B. Stockbridge, of Newark, be and the same are hereby appointed commissioners, who shall receive orders drawn on the treasurer of the townships voting such tax, for all moneys raised by said tax and hold and expend them as trustees of the townships, for the improvement of the said river or harbor, and
make all necessary contracts in relation thereto. Superinten. Sec. 3. The said commissioners, or any three of them, shall
have power to appoint a superintendent of said work, who shall be controlled by the said commissioners.
Sec. 4. The said commissioners shall, before entering upon
the duties of their office, execute bonds in double the amount Commis'ion.
ers to give of the taxes so levied, payable to the treasurer of Allegan bonds. county, for the use of the townships so taxed, conditioned for the faithful performance of said trust, and shall annually, ten days before the annual township meeting, submit to the super- To make an. visor of each township taxed, a full and complete statement, in ment. writing, of the receipts and disbursements of all moneys received by them.
Sec. 5. The judge of the ninth judicial circuit of the State of Vacancies. Michigan shall have power to appoint substitutes in said board of commissioners whenever vacancies shall occur by death or otherwise, and remove from office any of said commissioners, Removals. on petition of the citizens of Allegan county, for good cause shown. Sec. 6. Said tax shall be voted, assessed and collected in like Txx, how
voted, &c. manner as other taxes for township expenses.
Sec. 7. The township board shall, at any time after such tax Money raisshall be authorized, upon the order of said commissioners, issue drawn. orders on the township treasurer for the amount voted to be raised, said orders to be drawn in such denominations as said commissioners shall direct, and shall specify definitely the tax upon which they are drawn. Sec. 8. The township clerk of any township voting tax as Duty of
township above authorized, shall, within ten days after the meeting at clerk. which said tax shall be authorized, notify William B. Williams, one of said commissioners, of the raising of said tax, and the amount of the same.
Sec. 9. This act shall take effect immediately.