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franchises and rights of property as the same existed prior to the passage of said act.

Sec. 2. A meeting of the legal voters of said district is hereby authorized to be held at the school house in said district, on the last Monday in March, eighteen hundred and fifty; which meeting is hereby authorized to elect the usual district officers, who shall hold their offices until the last Monday in September thereafter, and until their successors are chosen under the provisions of chapter 50, title 11, of the revised statutes.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 5, 1850.

[ No. 68. ] AN ACT to amend an act to create a road fund for the benefit of

the German Colonists in Saginaw county, and to a:zthorize the appointment of Commissioners to expend the same, approved March 31st, 1849.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section one of “an act to create a road fund for the benefit of the German Colonists in Saginaw county, and to authorize the appointment of commissioners to expend the same," approved March 31st, 1849, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting between the fifth and sixth lines of said section one, as printed, the words following, to wit: “on the shortest and most direct road from Frankenvrost to Frankenmut.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 5, 1850.

( No. 69. ] AN ACT to enable Tracy Richmond, a minor, to convey certain

real estate.

Preamble.

Whereas, Simeon Richmond did, in his life time, select and sei apart a certain portion of the east half of south west one-fouth of section seventeen, in town one north, of range four east, for a burg ing ground;

And whereas, The said ground, so selected, has been occupied for a burying ground for ten years last past, and the said Simeon Rich. mond has died without having conveyed said land to be used for the purposes aforesaid:

And whereas, The said land having descended to Tracy Richmond, a minor, who is desirous of having one acre of the lands aforesaid approprinted for the use and purpose of a burying ground; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Authorized of the State of Michigan, That Tracy Richmond be and he is here to convey. by authorized and empowered to make and execute a deed of one acre of land now owned by him on the east one-half of south-west quarter of section seventeen, town one north of range four east, to Freeman Webb, Jr., Benjamin Emans, William Hudson, John Marble, James Rice, and such other persons as may be associated with them, by contributing to the amount of the purchase money, and forming an organization under and according to the provisions of chapter fifty-four of the revised statutes: Provided, The judge of r:ovo. probate of Livingston county approve the sale of said land, and endorse his approval of the sale on the deed conveying said land.

See. 2. The deed, when so executed, and acknowledged in the Title made common form, shall be as good and valid in law as it would have been if the said Tracy Richmond had been of lawful age, and shall invest the above named Freeman Webb, Jr. and his associates and their successors with an absolute title of the land described in said deed, for the purposes contemplated by section one of chapter fifty four of the revised statutes, and for no other.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect immediately,
Approved March 5, 1850.

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[ No. 70. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to amend chapter twenty.

five of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relative to laying out, altering or discontinuing highways, approved March 18th, 1848.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That section one of an act to amend chap

ter twenty-tive of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and fortysis, relative to laying vut, altering or discontinuing highways, approved March 18th, 1848, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting in the proviso, after the word "highway," and before the word "no,” the following words: “or when a decision on appeal from commissioners shall be against laying out, altering or discontinuing any highway.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1850.

[ No. 71. ] AN ACT to extend the time for the return of certain taxes in the

township of Dexter in the county of Washtenaw. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the treasurer of the township of Dexter in the county of Washtenaw, be and he is hereby authorised to make his returns of delinquent taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, to the treasurer of the said county, on or before the twentieth day of March instant, and such returns shall be as valid and have the same force and effect as if it had been made within the time prescribed by law for making like returns in other cases, and the said treasurer of the said county of Washtenaw is hereby authorized and directed to receive said returns, and forward a transcript of the same to the Auditor General on or before the first day of April next.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1850.

[ No. 72.1 AN ACT to incorporate the Saginaw and Genesee Plank Road

Company Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That James Frazier and Norman Little of

Incorporation.

Route.

Qaginaw, and Edward H. Thompson of Flint, Genesee county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Saginaw and Genesee Plank Road Company, and the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Saginaw and Genesee Plank Road Company, with corporate succession.

Sec. 2. Said company hereby created shall have the power to lay ont, establish and construct a plank road, and all necessary buildings, from any point in the village of Flint, Genesee county, on the most eligible route to the Saginaw river, with a branch to each ferry in Sawinaw City in Saginaw county, with the privilege of a branch to Cass river in Tuscola

county. Sec 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one hundred Capital thousand dollars, in four thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each. Sec. 4. This act shall be and remain in force for the term of sixty Duration of

charter pears from and after its passage; but the Legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof; but such alteration, amendment or repeal shall not be made unless it shall be made to appear to the Legislature that there has been a violation by the company of some of the provisions of this act: Provided, That after thirty çears, no alieration or reduction of the tolls of said company shall be made during its existence, unless the yearly nett profits of said company, over and above all expenses, shall. exceed ten per cent on the capital stock inve ted: Provided, There be no violation of the charter of said company.

Sce. 5. Said company shall be subject to the provisions of an act General entitled an act relative to plank roads, approved March 13th, 1868, ex

provisiony. eept so far as othervise provided in this act.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1850

[ No. 73. ] AN ACT to amend an act to incorporate the Saginaw and Grand

River Canal Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by t'e Serate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigar, That section two of an act to incorporate the Saginaw and Grand River Canal Company, approved March 30th, 1849, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting after the word “mixed,” the words "to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of their capital stock, and also of their capital stock."

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1850.

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[ No. 74. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Mon.

roe and Erie Plank Road Company, approved April 3d, 1848.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Act amend

of the State of Michigan, That section two of the act to incorporate the Monroe and Erie Plank Road Company, approved April third, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following words, to wit: * Provided, That said company shall commence the construction of their road at the city of Monroe and continue the same southerly, and that the same shall be completed from the city of Monroe to the village of Vienna before the construction of that portion between the

village of Vienna and the southern boundary of Michigan." Directors to

Sec. 2. This act sball not take effect unless the directors of said fire their asveat

company shall cause a certificate of their assent to this act to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State of this State within six months after the passage of this act.

Approved March 8, 1860.

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