« AnteriorContinuar »
land warrants of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, the Auditor General shall, in his discretion, have full power and authority to annul and cancel such sale and deed, or either, as the case may be, and notify the purchaser of such cancellation and annulment, and return to him the money paid therefor to to the State, or return to the owner of said lands, so paying said taxes, the amount so paid, but without interest: Provided, Proviso. The same be within two years from the time such lands may have been sold or deeded.
Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 199. ]
AN ACT to organize the township of Strickland.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That townships thirty-nine, forty and forty-one, range seventeen, and Boundaries townships forty and forty-one, of range sixteen, townships forty and forty-one, of ranges fifteen, fourteen and thirteen, be and the same are hereby attached to and made a part of Delta county, and shall be known as the township of Strickland, with tho power to organize as heretofore provided for in an "act to provide for the organization of the township of Fairbanks," approved February fifteen, eighteen hundred and fifty nine. Approved March 15, 1861.
[No. 200. ]
AN ACT authorizing the supervisors of the several towns in the Upper Peninsula to assess and collect [the State] taxes upon all mining companies' real estate, or other property. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the several supervisors of the different townships in the coun- Supervisor ties in the Upper Peninsula, be and are hereby authorized and erty of mine required to assess and collect, in the same manner that taxes i are assessed on other property, the State taxes upon all real
Mining company to pay
ex es f
to fie de
and personal property belonging to any mining corporation or association formed under the general mining laws of this State, that are not actually carrying on and engaged in the business of mining.
Sec. 2. All mining corporations organized under the general State tax ou mining laws of this State, and those organized under special real estate acts of the legislature, prior to the adoption of the constitution of this State, or those that may be hereafter organized under the general mining laws, that are actually engaged in and carrying on the business of mining, shall pay a State tax upon all their real estate that exceeds in quantity six hundred and forty Companies acres of land; and to entitle any corporation to the exemption sept of from taxation of a quantity of lands, not exceeding six hundred county clerk and forty acres, they shall file in the county clerk's office of their respective counties a full and complete description of said land, and accompanying said description with a map and survey of Duty of su- the same. The supervisors of the several townships in which any of said lands belonging to any mining corporation may be located, are hereby authorized and required to assess the State tax on all the lands belonging to such mining corporations, not herein exempt: Provided, That nothing in this act shall release any mining corporation or association from paying any specific tax now provided by law.
Sec. 3. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
[No. 201. ]
AN ACT to organize the townships of Paris and Verona, in
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That surveyed township fifteen north, of range fourteen east, in the county of Huron, be and the same is hereby organized into a township by the name of Paris, and the first township meeting
therein shall be held at the house William Willson, in said First town. township, and the said Willson, Thos. G. Thompson and Jerome g B. Sharp, are hereby authorized to act as inspectors of said first Jaspe:tors, election.
Sec. 2. The surveyed township number sixteen north, of Verona. range thirteen east, in the county of Huron, be and the same is hereby organized into a township by the name of Verona, and the first township meeting shall be held at the house of Thomas First town Philip, in said township, and the said Philip, together with og Thomas Tear and Andrew M'Alster, are hereby authorized to 1. spectors. act as inspectors of said first township meeting. Approved March 15, 1861.
AN ACT to repeal an act entitled an act to furnish the Michigan Journal of Education to school districts, approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That an act entitled an act to furnish the Michigan Journal of Edu· Repeal. cation to the school districts, approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 203.]
AN ACT to provide for the construction of a road in Saginaw
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That a commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor of the State, Commision whose duty it shall be to lay out and superintend the construction of a road commencing at East Saginaw, and extending to a point upon the road known as the Bay City and Tuscola county plank road, within section nineteen of town thirteen north, of range six east.
e survey zuad.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the said commissioner, after receiving notice of his appointment, to proceed to have said road surveyed and laid out on the most direct route between Compenst said points, and as compensation for his services he shall be entitled to payment at the rate of two dollars per day for time actually employed in the performance of his said duties; his account, together with the necessary expenses connected with said survey and superintendence, shall be audited by the supervisors of the counties of Saginaw and Bay, and the amount found due paid half by each of said counties.
tion for road
Let'ing of j.bs, &c.
Sec. 3. There shall be appropriated, for the construction of said road, eight sections of State swamp land, to be selected by the contractors upon said road under the provisions of act one hundred and seventeen of session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, and of acts amendatory thereto, passed at the present session of this legislature.
Sec. 4. That in the matters of advertising for contracts, letting of jobs, approval of contracts by the Governor, the commissioner herein provided for shall be governed by the provisions of the act last above referred to, and the acts amendatory thereto.
Sec. 5. The State shall not be liable for any of the expenses incurred in the survey and superintendence of said road. Approved March 15, 1861.
[ No. 204. ]
AN ACT to authorize the district judge of the Upper Peninsula to convey certain lands held in trust under the act of Congress of May twenty-third, A. D. eighteen hundred and fortyfour.
Whereas, The Congress of the United States, by an act approved May twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty-four, provided as follows: That whenever any portion of the surveyed public lands has been or shall be settled and occupied four years as the site of a town, and therefore not subject to entry
under the existing pre-emption laws, it shall be lawful for the corporate authorities thereof, and if not incorporated, for the judge of the county court for the county in which such town may be situated, to enter at the proper land office, and at the minimum price, the lands so settled and occupied, in trust for the several use and benefit of the occupants thereof, according to their respective interests; the execution of which trust, as to the disposal of the lots in such town, and the proceeds of the sale thereof, to be conducted under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the legislative authority of the State or territory in which the same may be situated: Provided, That the entry of the lands intended by this act shall be made prior to the commencement of the public sale of the body of the land in which it is included, and that the entry shall include only such lands as are actually occupied by the town, and be made in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands authorized by act of twenty-fourth April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and shall not, in the whole, exceed three hundred and twenty acres: And provided also, That any act of said trustees, not made in conformity to the rules and regulations herein alluded to, shall be void and of no effect;
And whereas, The judge of the district court of Upper Peninsula for Ontonagon county, has received from the United. States, under said act of Congress, and now holds the same subject to and in trust for certain persons interested therein, which lands have been surveyed and laid out into town lots and blocks, and are known as the village of Ontonagon, and addi-tions thereto; therefore,
judge mus thorized to d some of
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the judge of the district court of the Upper Peninsula, be and District his successors in office are hereby authorized to have and exercise full jurisdiction over and concerning said lands, and the disposition thereof to the several occupants entitled thereto, according to the true intent and meaning of said act of Congress, under the following rules and regulations:
1. The said district judge shall cause public notice to be giv