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[ No. 35. ]
AN ACT to repeal an act to amend chapter twenty-three of

the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, rela-
tive to highway taxes, approved April second, eighteen
hundred and fifty.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
Repealed. an act entitled an act to amend chapter twenty-three of the

revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relative to
highway taxes, approved April second, eighteen hundred and
fifty, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved February 11, 1861.

[ No. 36. ]
AN ACT to amend sections seven, thirteen and twenty-one, of

chapter twelve, of the revised statutes, the same being sections
one hundred and fifty-four, one hundred and sixty and one
hundred and seventy-three, of the compiled laws, relative to
the bonds of the State Treasurer.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
section seven, chapter twelve, of the revised statutes, the same
being section one hundred and fifty-four of the compiled laws,

be amended so as to read as follows: Bond.

Sec. 7. The State Treasurer, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond to the people of this State, in the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, with three or more sureties, to be approved by the Auditor General and the Attorney General, which bond shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. The Auditor General, with the concurrence of the Attorney General, whenever he deems the sureties on the bond of the State Treasurer to be insufficient security

for the said sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, may Additional demand, and the State Treasurer shall give additional bonds

with sureties, to be approved by the Auditor General and the
Attorney General.

Sec. 2. Section thirteen, of chapter twelve, of the revised

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statutes, the same being section one hundred and sixty of compiled laws, be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 13. The treasurer shall, on the first Tuesday of each Monthly ex. month, and at such other times as the Auditor General may require, exhibit to the said Auditor General and Commissioner of the State Land Office, for their examination, the moneys in the treasury, and a true account of his receipts, and of moneys paid out by him as treasurer.

Sec. 3. Section twenty-one, of chapter twelve, of the revised statutes, the same being section one hundred and seventy-three of compiled laws, be amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 21. They shall, on the first Tuesday in each month, and Deficiencies,

how reportat any other time when they may deem it necessary, examine the ed. treasurer's account of moneys received, and of moneys paid out by him, and the moneys in the treasury; and if, on examining such account and such moneys, they shall discover any irregularity or deficiency therein, they shall, as soon thereafter as may be, report in writing the nature and extent of such irregularity or deficiency to the Governor, so that the same may be submitted to the legislature, if, in the opinion of the Governor, the interests of the State shall require it.

Approved February 11, 1861.

[ No. 37. ] AN ACT to authorize the sale, by the State Treasurer, of two

thousand copies of the compiled laws. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to sell, from time to State Treastime, any number of copies of the compiled laws, not exeeed-rized to sell ing two thousand, at a price not less than five dollars per copy.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1861.

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[ No. 38. ] AN ACT to change the name of Clarissa Melissa Wing to

Clara Barnes. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Name the name of Clarissa Melissa Wing, adopted daughter of changed.

Samuel A. and Harriet Barnes, of the city and county of Jackson, in this State, be and the same is hereby changed to Clara Barnes: Provided, That this act shall not take effect, until the said Samuel A. Barnes and Harriet Barnes shall execute, ac

knowledge and file in the office of the judge of probate of the Shall adopt county of Jackson, an instrument in writing, under their hands

and seals, adopting the said Clarissa Melissa Wing as their

lawful heir: And provided further, That in such case the said Rights and Samuel A. Barnes and Harriet Barnes shall thereupon stand in

the place of parents to such child-in-law, and be liable to all
the duties and entitled to all the rights of parents thereto, and
the said Clarissa Melissa Wing shall thereupon become their
heir-at-law, the same as if their real child.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1861.

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[ No. 59. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act disposing of certain

grants of land made to the State of Michigan, for railroad purposes, by act of Congress, approved June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six,” approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section nineteen of the act entitled “an act disposing of certain grants of land made to the State of Michigan for railroad purposes, by an act of Congress, approved June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six," approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, be and the same is hereby amended so

to read as follows:
Sec. 19. Each and every one of the aforesaid railroad com-

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pletion.

panies shall complete and put in good running order at least Twenty contwenty continuous miles of its road by the first of January, in mi es to be the year eighteen hundred and sixty-two, except that the roads in the Upper Peninsula of this State shall not be obliged to complete said twenty miles until January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and shall put in good running order at least twenty continuous miles of its roads by the first day of January in each of the years eighteen hundred and sixty-three and eighteen hundred and sixty-four, except that the roads in Exception. the Upper Peninsula shall be entitled to one year longer in each instance for such construction and completion, and shall Entire comcomplete the entire length of its road within the time specified by an act of Congress entitled “an act making a grant of alternate sections of public lands to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State, and for other purposes," approved June third, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six: Provided, That the Amboy, Lansing and Proviso. Traverse Bay railroad company shall locate their depot buildings at Lansing within twenty rods of a line drawn east or Lansing west from the capital square, situated on section sixteen, in the township of Lansing.

Sec. 2 All acts and parts of acts in any manner contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved February 12, 1861.

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[ No. 40. ] AN ACT to attach certain territory to the township of Geneva,

in Tuscola county. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That fractional township fifteen north, of range seven east, be and Township the same is hereby permanently attached to the township of Geneva, all in Tuscola county.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved February 14, 1861.

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[ No. 41. ] AN ACT to repeal an act to authorize Bay county to raise mo

ney, by the issue of bonds, to aid in the construction of a road, approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That an act to authorize Bay county to raise money, by the issue of bonds, to aid in the construction of a road, approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved February 14, 1861.

[ No. 42. ] AN ACT to amend an act to amend certain sections of an act

to incorporate the city of Flint, approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty five, approved February second, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, being act number thirtyfive, of session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section seven of the act to amend certain sections of an act to incorporate the city of Flint, approved February thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, (1855,) approved February second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven, (1857,)

be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Authority of Sec. 7. That section twenty-nine of said act be amended so

as to read as follows: "Sec. 29. The common council shall lory tax.

have authority to assess, levy, and collect taxes on all real and personal estate, taxable in said city, which taxes shall be and

remain a lien upon the property so assesse'l until the same shall Proviso.

be paid: Provided, That they shall not raise more than twelve
hundred dollars in any one year, exclusive of school taxes and
taxes for highway purposes, unless anthorized thereto by vote
of the property tax payers of said city, who are electors, when
convened for that purpose pursuant to previous notice.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved February 14, 1861.

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