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Declare a Sec. 30. This act shall be favorably construed and received in all courts, as a public act, and copies thereof, printed under the authority of the legislature, shall be received as evidence without further proof.
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Sec. 31. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act, by a vote of two-thirds of both houses.
Sec. 32. No person shall be eligible to any office in this corporation, unless he shall have resided in the said corporation six months next preceding his election, and who shall not be enti tled to vote therein.
Sec. 33. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 34. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 194. ]
AN ACT to enlarge union school district number two, of
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Boundaries. the following described lands, situate, lying and being in the township of Pontiac, in the county of Oakland, and State of Michigan, are hereby detached from the school districts to which they severally belong, and the said lands are hereby attached to and made a part of union school district number two, of Pontiac, aforesaid, for all the purposes of public schools, to wit: All of section thirty, the south half of section nineteen, the south half of section twenty, the south half of section twenty-one, the cast half of section twenty-eight, the east half of section thirtythree, the south-west quarter of section thirty-three, the south half of section thirty-two, and all of section thirty-one. Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 195. ]
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and seventy of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty six, being chapter two hundred of the compiled laws, by adding four new sections thereto, relative to conditional pardons.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That chapter one hundred and seventy of the revised statutes of Amendment eighteen hundred and forty-six, being chapter two hundred of
the compiled laws, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto four new sections, as follows:
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Sec. 16. When a pardon is granted to a convict, or any part Want to of the punishment of a convict is remitted by the Governor, on en itions o conditions to be performed by the convict, the terms or condi tions upon which the pardon or remission is granted shall be specified and set forth in the warrant thereupon to be issued; and the Governor may require a bond to be given to the people a verner may requie of this State, in such sum and with such surety as he boud. may approve, conditioned that the terms upon which the pa: don or remission is granted, shall, by said convict, be truly observed and kept. The bond shall be deposited with the State Treas-Prosecution urer, and be prosecuted to final judgment and execution when the condition thereof is broken. When such bond is required by the Governor, the pardon or remission of punishment shall not take effect until the bond is executed and deposited as aforesaid.
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Sec. 17. When a convict, sentenced to confinement in the Agent of pson, &c., State prison, or any jail, house of correction or reform school, is to cause ar pardoned or his punishment remitted by the Governor, on dition to be by the convict observed and performed, and it' comes to the knowledge of the agent of the State prison, or keeper of the jail, house of correction or reform school, where the convict was confined, that he is abroad in violation of the conditions of his pardon or remission of punishment, such agent or keeper shall forthwith cause him to be arrested and detained, according to the terms of his original sentence. In computing the period of his confinement, the time between the conditional
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pardon and subsequent arrest, shall not be taken to be any part of the time of sentence.
Sec. 18. When a convict is arrested and detained for any tot breach of the condition of his pardon or remission of dnu ishment, the agent or keeper arresting him shall forthwith give notice, in writing, to the prosecuting attorney for the county Attorney to where such agent or keeper resides, and such attorney shall fie an information before the circuit court next to be held in said county, in the same manner as other informations are filed, so that it may be judicially ascertained whether the condition of the pardon or remission of punishment has been broken by the convict, the expenses of which trial shall be certified by said circuit court, and paid to the order of the county treasurer of the same county, from the State treasury: Provided, That no examination of such convict need be had before any justice of the peace, or other committing magistrate, before the filing of such information.
Fentence on Sec. 19. If it is admitted by the convict, or found by the verdict of the jury that the condition is broken, the court before whom the information is filed shall sentence the convict to be remanded and confined for the unexpired term of his former sentence. If it appears to the court, by the verdict of jury, or otherwise, that the convict has not broken the conditions of Discharge. the conditional pardon or remission, he shall be discharged. Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect. Approved March 15, 1861.
[No. 196. ]
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing property at its true value, and for levying and collecting taxes thereon, approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, and the acts amendatory thereto, ap. proved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and February fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty eight.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections one hundred and fifty-eight and one hundred and fiftynine of said acts be amended so as to read as follows:
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Sec. 158. The purchaser or purchasers of any parcel of land Forfeiture in so returned, or the person or persons claiming to have any in-leet to pay terest in the same, as the assignee or legal representative, in any other capacity, of such purchaser, shall, under pain of for feiting his or their interest in such lands and in the certificates thereof, on or before the first day of July next succeeding the time when such annual interest is payable, pay to the State Treasurer the amount of taxes assessed upon any description of the lands so returned, with interest thereon from the first day of February following the assessment of the same, at the rate of fifteen per cent. per annum, and in addition thereto, on each description, the sum of twenty-five cents to defray the expenses of the collection of such taxes.
Sec. 159. Every parcel of land returned under the provisions i of this act, upon which the taxes and interest and charges aforesaid shall remain unpaid at the expiration of the time within which payment thereof is required to be made by the next preceding section, shall be deemed to have been forfeited to the State by the purchaser thereof, his assigns or other legal representative, and the land so forfeited shall be subject to sale and redemption in the same manner as other forfeited university and primary school lands now are.
Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 197. ]
AN ACT for the collection of damages sustained by defective bridges on the public highways.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any person or persons sustaining bodily injury upon any of the pub- Damaces for lic highways in this State, by reason of neglect to keep in ce ve by repair any bridge or culvert, by any township or corporation whose duty it is to keep such bridge or culvert in repair, such township or corporation shall be liable to, and shall pay to the person or persons so injured or disabled, just damages, to be
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recovered in an action of trespass on the case, before any court of competent jurisdiction.
Sec. 2. If any horse or other animal, or any cart, carriage, vehicle, or other property, shall receive any injury or damage by reason of neglect, by any township or corporation, to keep in repair any bridge or culvert, the township or corporation whose duty it is to keep such bridge or culvert in repair, shall be liable to and pay to the owner thereof just damages, which may be re-covered in an action of trespass on the case, before any court of Notice of competent jurisdiction; and when judgment shall have been Cove est rendered in favor of any plaintiff, the magistrate who rendered town clerk. such judgment, or if judgment shall have been rendered in a court of record, then the clerk of such court, shall notify the township clerk of the township against which judgment is so rendered, of the amount of such judgment and costs, on or before the first Monday in October thereafter; and the said Ho dana township clerk shall thereupon include such amount in the Geced. statement of moneys to be raised for township purposes, to be by him delivered to the supervisor, under the provisions of existing law, and the same shall be levied, collected and returned in the same manner as is provided by law in case of judgment rendered against school districts. Approved March 15, 1861.
[No. 198. ]
AN ACT to authorize the Auditor General to vacate and set aside certain tax sales and deeds thereon.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, 'That whenever any lands upon which the taxes have been paid under ef en protest, at the State treasury, by the owner of said lands, his agent or attorney, or which heretofore have been, or hereafter shall be sold or deeded for the non-payment of taxes which have been returned to the office of the Auditor General, shall, at the time the assessment thereof was made, have been exempt from taxes by reason of having been entered by military