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ber and amount of such bonds, the rate of interest thereon, Cancelment and where payable. Whenever any such bond shall be paid, of paid up the same shall be instantly canceled by the treasurer or other person paying the same, with a canceling hammer; the Auditor General shall also keep a full record of all the bonds taken up and paid, in a book provided for that purpose; and immedi ately after the record shall have been made, as aforesaid, the bonds so paid shall also be canceled by writing across the face of each, which cancelment shall be signed by the Auditor General and State Treasurer, and said bonds thus canceled shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
Tax for pay ment of bonds.
Treasurer to make an
Sec. 6 For the purpose of paying the bonds issued under this act, there shall be levied upon the taxable property of the State, in each year, commencing with the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one, a tax of one-sixteenth of one mill upon the dollar of all such property, in addition to all other taxes; the proceeds thereof shall constitute a sinking fund, and when collected shall be paid into the treasury and set apart to be ap plied to the payment of the bonds authorized to be issued by this act.
Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the State Treasurer, on or be fore the first day of October in each year, commencing with bonds to the the year eighteen hundred and sixty-two, to use the money in the treasury applicable to the payment of the bonds hereby authorized to be issued, for the payment of the said bonds in the manner following, viz: The treasurer shall cause numbers corresponding with the numbers of all bonds for a less sum than five hundred dollars each, to be placed in a box to be provided for that purpose, and shall, in the presence of the Gover nor and Auditor General, proceed to draw therefrom numbers of bonds equal in amount, as near as may be, to the money in ' the treasury applicable to the payment of said bonds; whereupon the treasurer shall, at least three months before the time of ment to be payment, cause the bonds corresponding to the numbers thus drawn to be advertised one week in two daily papers and for four weeks in the weekly editions of the same papers, in the
place of pay
city of Detroit, designating the time when and the place whero said bonds shall be paid, and the interest cease upon the same; and whenever all such bonds, for sums less than five hundred dollars cach, shall have been paid, the treasurer shall proceed in like manner to draw for and pay all bonds for sums of five hundred dollars and over, advertising in like manner, in one daily paper in each of the cities of New York and Detroit.
Sec. 8. The faith of the State is hereby pledged for the pay- Faith of the ment of principal and interest of the bonds which may be issued ed. under the provisions of this act.
vanced to John Owen
Sec. 9. The board of State auditors are hereby authorized Interest on and directed to audit and allow interest to July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, at the rate of seven per centum per as trustee. annum, on the receipts for money advanced to John Owen, as trustee, to be expended under the direction of the executive or other authority of the State, for military purposes, and also to audit and allow all necessary expenses of the Governor and treasurer in carrying out any of the provisions of this act, and for the interest and expenses so allowed the Auditor General shall issue warrants upon the war fund.
Sec. 10. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 6. ]
AN ACT relative to the city of Pontiac.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That an act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Pontiac, ap-li for coproved March 15, 1861, shall take effect and be in full force from and after the passage of this act; and the several persons Election le who were elected on the first Monday of April, 1861, by the electors of said village, to the several offices of said city, shall be deemed to be the proper officers thereof, and shall forthwith enter upon the discharge of their respective duties, except such officers as by the provisions of said act of incorporation are to
enter upon the discharge of their duties on the fourth of July
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 7. ]
AN ACT to extend the time to locate the twenty-five thousand acres of swamp land donated to the German-American seminary of the city of Detroit.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Time for to the time for locating the twenty-five thousand acres of swamp land, donated to the German-American seminary of the city of Detroit, by act entitled an act to grant twenty-five thousand acres of swamp land to the German-American seminary of the city of Detroit, approved March 15, A. D. 1861, be extended for the period of two years from the time limited in and by said act. Approved May 10, 1861.
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[ No. 8. ]
AN ACT to authorize the board of State auditors to allow the claims of certain State officers in certain cases.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Expenses of the board of State auditors are hereby authorized and empow ered to audit and allow all equitable and necessary expenses alled in incurred by the Governor and State Treasurer in negotiating any loan or loans authorized by the legislature of this State, and for mustering, arming and equipping all volunteer regiments or troops called into the field, or mustered into service by authority of the laws of this State, or the laws and authorities of the United States.
Amount so all wed,
Sec. 2. Whenever any claim for such services shall be audited chargeable, and allowed by said board, it shall be the duty of the Auditor
General to draw his warrant therefor, which shall be payable by the treasurer, on presentation; and the amounts so allowed and paid shall be charged against the loan or fund, as specified in the said claim and warrant.
Sec. 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 10, 1861.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to amend an act entitled an act to revise the charter of the city of Detroit, approved February 5th, 1857, approved March 12th, 1861.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section seventeen of an act entitled "an act to amend an act en-Section amended. titled an act to revise the charter of the city of Detroit, approved February 5th, 1857, approved March 12th, 1861, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 17. That section 18 be amended so as to read as fol-Collector to lows: The collector for each ward shall collect all State and axes. county taxes assessed and imposed upon the real and personal property of such ward, and such city, highway, sewer and school taxes as shall be placed in his hands for collection by the receiver of taxes, or other proper officer of said city, and shall account for and pay over the same as required by law, or by ordinance or resolution of the common council of said city. The director of the poor and constables shall have the power Director of and perform the duties of such township officers, elected under cables, the general laws of the State, subject to the provisions of this duties of
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
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[ No. 10. ]
AN ACT to provide for the payment of members and officers of the extra session of the legislature, for the year 1861.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appropria there be appropriated out of any money in the treasury, to the credit of the general fund, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars for the payment of the members and officers of the extra session of the legislature for the year 1861.
Compensation of membara.
Sec. 2. The compensation of the president and members of the Senate, and the speaker and members of the House of Representatives, shall be three dollars per day for actual attendance, and ten cents for every mile actually traveled in going to and returning from the place of meeting of the legislature, of officers, on the usually traveled route. The compensation of the secretary, engrossing and enrolling cleik, and sergeant-at arms of the Senate, and their authorized assistants, and of the clerk and engrossing and enrolling clerk and sergeant-at arms of the House of Representatives, and their authorized assistants, shall be three dollars per day for actual attendance during the session, and ten cents for every mile actually traveled in going to and returning from the place of meeting of the legislature, Firemen. on the usually traveled route. The compensation of the fire Messengers men of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and of the messengers of the Senate and of the House of Representa tives, shall be two dollars per day for actual attendance during the session, and the sum of four cents per mile in coming to and returning from the session of the legislature.
Certificato of duta
Sec. 3. Such sums as may be due, under the provisions of this act, to the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House of Representatives, shall be certified by the presiding officer of the respective houses, and countersigned by the Auditor General; such sums as may be due to the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, shall be certified by the secretary and clerk of the respective houses, and countersigned by the Auditor General; and such sums as may be due the members and officers of either house shall be certi