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Street rail. ways.

Rights of companies. Proviso.

railways," approved February thirteenth, one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-five, be amended by adding two new sections
thereto, to be numbered thirty-three and thirty-four.

Sec. 33. It shall be competent for parties to organize com-
panies under this act to construct and operate railways in and
through the streets of any town or city in this State.

Sec. 34. All companies formed for such purposes, shall have
the exclusive right to use the same: Provided, however, That
no such company shall be authorized to construct a railway
under this act, through the streets of any town or city, without
the consent of the municipal authorities of said town or city ;
and under such regulations, and upon such terms and condi-
tions, as the said authorities may from time to time prescribe.

[This act shall take immediate effect.]
Approved February 2, 1861.

Time ex. tended.

[ No. 15.]
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the

township of Caseville, in the county of Huron, for the year
eighteen hundred and sixty.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
the time for the collection and return of taxes in the township
of Caseville, in the county of Huron, for the year eighteen hun-
dred and sixty, be and the same is hereby extended to the
second Monday in March next.

Sec. 2. The treasurer of said township is authorized to proceed and collect said taxes as fully as he might have done during the lifetime of his warrant, and make his return on or before the second Monday of March aforesaid.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of said township treasurer, before he shall be entitled to the benefit of this act, to pay over all the money collected by him as such treasurer, as provided by law, and to renew his official bond to the treasurer of Sanilac county.

Sec. 4. A transcript of all unpaid taxes returned to the county unpaid tax

treasurer in pursuance of the foregoing provisions, shall be
returned to the Auditor General as soon as practicable; and

Powers of treasuier.

Bond to be tenened.

Collection of

such unpaid taxes shall be collected in the same manner, and
with interest computed from the same time, as other taxes for
the year eighteen hundred and sixty, duly returned to the Au-
ditor General

Sec. 5. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 2, 1861.

[ No. 16. ] AN ACT to repeal act number one hundred and ninety-seven of

the session laws for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, being an act entitled “an act to restore certain sections of land to town six south of range five east," approved February fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That act number one hundred and ninety-seven, of the session laws Act repealed of the year one thousand' eight hundred and fifty-nine, being an act entitled "an act to restore certain sections of land to town six south of range five east," approved February fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 2, 1861.

[ No. 17.) AN ACT to amend section eight, of chapter thirty-eight, of the

revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend chapter forty of the compiled laws, relative to the support of poor persons by the public, approved February eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section eight, of chapter thirty eight, of the revised statutes of Act amendone thousand eight hundred and forty-six, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend chapter forty of the compiled laws, relative to the support of poor persons by the public, approved

ed

Poor person.

February eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, be amended so that the same shall read as follows:

Sec. 8. When any poor person or persons shall apply for relief to a county superintendent of the poor, or the supervisor of any township, city or ward, the said superintendent of poor, or supervisor, shall make immediate personal inquiry into the state and circumstances of the applicant; and if it shall appear that the person so applying is in such indigent circumstances as to require permanent relief and support, and can be safely removed, such superintendent, or supervisor, shall, by a written

order, cause such poor person to be removed to the county Removal to poor-house, to be received and provided for as his necessities

may require ; but if it shall appear that any such poor person so applying for relief, requires but temporary or partial support, or is so sick, lame, or otherwise disabled, that such person cannot be safely or conveniently removed to the poor-house,

then the superintendent, or supervisor, may cause provisions to Temporary be made, under his own direction, for the temporary or partial

relief and support of such poor person, when furnished by a supervisor, which support shall (which support, when furnished by a supervisor, sball] in no case exceed the sum of twenty dollars in any one year, unless by the consent in writing of a county superintendent of the poor.

Approved February 2, 1861.

county poor house.

relief of.

Mortgage authurized.

[ No. 18. ] AN ACT to authorize the trustees of the First Congregational

Church and Society of Lawrence, Van Buren county, to mortgage real estate.

Section 1. The People of the Stale of Michigan enact, That the trustees of the First Congregational Church and Society of Lawrence, in the county of Van Buren, and State of Michigan, be and are hereby authorized to mortgage their church edifice, and the land on which the same is erected, to secure the payment of such sum or sums of money as they may have borrowed, or may hereafter borrow, and used, or to be used, in completing

and finishing said church edifice; and such mortgage duly and validity

thereof. properly executed by them as security for the payment of such money, shall be good and valid, according to the true intent and meaning thereof, like common mortgages on real estate.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 2, 1861.

bonds au

[ No. 19. ] AN ACT tv anthorize fractional school district number three,

of the townships of Sylvan and Lima, county of Washtenaw, to issue bonds.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That fractional school district number three, of the townships of Syl- Issue of van and Lima, is hereby authorized to issue bonds to an amount thorized. not exceeding five hundred dollars, payable in one, two, and three years, and drawing interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum: Provided, Such school district shall, at a regular Proviso. or special meeting, called on due notice, so direct by the votes of a majority of the electors there assembled.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 2, 1861.

[ No. 20. ) AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the

year eighteen bundred and sixty, in the townships of Lyons and Boston, in the county of Ionia.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the time for the collection of taxes in the townships of Lyons Time ex

tended. and Boston, in the county of Ionia, for the year eighteen hun. dred and sixty, be and the same is extended until the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

Sec. 2. The treasurers of said townships are hereby author- Authority ized and empowered to proceed and collect said taxes in the ers same manner as they could do in the lifetime of their warrants,

of treasur

Warrants continued in force.

Duty of treasurers.

and to make returns of the same at any time before the first day of March next; and the said warrants are hereby extended and continued in full force and effect for the purposes therein named until that time.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the treasurers of said townships, before they shall avail themselves of the benefit herein

conferred, to pay over all moneys collected during the lifetime Renewal of of their warrants, as now provided by law, and to renew their

official bonds to the satisfaction of the treasurer of said county.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved February 2, 1861.

bende.

of deeds.

[ No. 21. ) AN ACT,to confirm deeds and instruments intended for the

conveyance of real estate in certain cases.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Execution all deeds of lands situated within this State, heretofore or

hereafter made without this State, and executed according to the laws of the place where made, and acknowledged to be the free act of the grantor or grantors therein named, before any person authorized to take the acknowledgment of deeds by the laws of the place where executed, or of the laws of the territory or State of Michigan, in force at the date of such ac

knowledgment, shall be deemed between the parties thereto, Validity and all persons claiming under or through them, as valid and thereof

effectual to convey the legal estate of the premises therein described, as if the said deed had been in all respects legally

executed. When exe- Sec. 2. All deeds of lands situated in this State heretofore or cuted by attorney in hereafter made by any married woman jointly with her husband,

by their attorney in fact, under a joint power of attorney, executed and acknowledged as required in the joint deed of a hus. band and wite, and recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the proper county, shall be taken and deemed as between the parties theret), and all persons claiming under

fact

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