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[No. 71.] AN ACT to provide for replacing conveyances made on judicial
sales, and which may have been lost or destroyed. Provision for SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That executing and recording new
whenever it shall be made to appear to any court of record, by petition, duly verified, that a sale of real estate has or may hereafter be made in pursuance of a decree or order, or to satisfy any judgment of such court, and that a deed has been made therein, and said deed has not been recorded in the proper registry of deeds, but has been lost or destroyed, said court, upon due proof of such fact, may, by order to be made in the cause in which such decree, order, or judgment was entered, direct a new deed to be made in place of the said original deed so lost or destroyed; said deed, when executed, may be acknowledged and recorded in the proper registry of deeds, and shall be as valid to convey the interest sold, and it, or the record thereof, shall have the same effect as evidence as said original deed would have.
SEC. 2. Such new deed shall be executed by the officer who made Proviso. such sale, or by his successor in office: Provided, That in counties
having two circuit court commissioners, if the commissioner who made such sale shall not be then in office, cither of the then com
missioners may be directed to execute the new conveyance: And Further proviso. provided further, That if such sale shall have been made by an
executor, administrator, or guardian, or by any special commissioner appointed for that purpose by any court, the court may direct the person who made such sale to execute such new deed, if he be within the jurisdiction of the court, but if he be dead, or be not within such jurisdiction, the court may appoint some proper person
to execute such new deed. Conveyances to SEC. 3. No conveyance shall be made under this act excepting notice of appli.
upon notice of the application, which notice shall be by personal service thereof, except where the opposite party or parties are nonresidents of the State, in which latter case, the court may order publication of such notice in one or more newspapers published in the county where the court may be held and the land may be situated, for such time as the court may order, not less than once a week for four successive weeks.
Approved April 25, 1877.
be made only on
Foreign companies may transact business in this State.
[No. 72. ] AN ACT to allow plate glass insurance companies to do business
in this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it shall be lawful for companies organized under the laws of other States solely for the purpose of insuring plate glass against loss by accident, to transact such business in this state upon receiving from the Commissioner of Insurance a certificate of authority so to do. Such companies shall make deposits, file statements, pay taxes, and in all other respects, as far as applicable, comply with the laws which now are or hereafter may be in force relative to life and accident insurance companies transacting business in this State.
Approved April 26, 1877.
[ No. 13. ] AN ACT to repeal act number one hundred and sixty-eight of the
session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act to provide for the custody and safe keeping of persons who are tried for murder and other high crimes, and are acquitted by reason of insanity," approved April twenty-five, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Act repealed. act number one hundred and sixty-eight of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act to provide for the custody and safe keeping of persons who are tried for murder and other high crimes, and are acquitted by reason of insanity," approved April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved April 26, 1877.
[ No. 74. ] AN ACT to limit the pay of supervisors while in attendance upon
any special meeting of the board of supervisors. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Pay of superriit shall not be lawful for any board of supervisors to audit for pay- meeting of board ment any claim, bill, or account for services rendered as supervisor limited to six while attending any special meeting of the board of supervisors for a longer time than six days at any one such special meeting.
SEC. 2. This act shall not apply to counties having more than ten thousand inhabitants.
SEC 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 75.] AN ACT to define the boundaries of Menominee county. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Boundaries. boundaries of Menominee county shall be as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of township forty-one (41) north, of range twenty-five (25) west, running thence west along the township line between townships forty-one (41) and forty-two (42) north, to the boundary line of the State in the Menominee river, thence following
the boundary line of the State down said river to its mouth and
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[No. 76.] AN ACT to amend section ninety-three of chapter teu of the com
piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section five hundred and eighty-three, relative to vacancies in the office of the register of deeds.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section ninety-three of chapter ten of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-onc, being compiler's section five hundred
eighty-three, be amended so as to read as follows: When judge to
(583.) SEC. 93. If, during a vacancy in the office of the register appoint person to porform duties or of deeds, or his absence or inability to perform the duties of his register.
office, there shall be no deputy register, or if such deputy be unable from any cause to perform the said duties, the judge of probate of the county may, by writing under his hand, appoint some suitable person to perform the duties of register of deeds for the time being, who shall take an oath of office, and give such bond as the said judge shall direct and approve.
Approved April 27, 1877.
[No. 77.] AN ACT to amend compiler's section three thousand six hundred
and forty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relating to primary school districts, as amended by act number two hundred and thirty of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section three thousand six hundred and forty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act num
ber two hundred and thirty of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, approved May third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, relative to primary schools, be amended so as to read as follows:
(3641.) Sec. 71. The inspectors shall divide the township into Formation of such number of school districts as may from time to time be necessary, which districts they shall number, and they may regulate and alter the boundaries of the same as circumstances shall render proper; but no district shall contain more than nine sections of land, and each district shall be composed of contiguous territory, and be in as compact a form as may be; but no land shall be taxed for building a school-house unless some portion of every legal subdivision of said land shall be within two and one-half miles of said school-house site: Provided, That no district shall be divided into two or more districts without the consent of a majority of the resident tax-payers of said district, and that no two or more districts be consolidated without the consent of a majority of the resident taxpayers of each district. But this act shall not be construed so as to prevent the detaching of the property of any person or persons by the inspectors from one district and attaching it to another; and no land which has been taxed for building a school-house shall be set off into another school district for the period of three years thereafter, except by the consent of the owner thereof.
Approved April 27, 1877.
[ No. 78. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-one of chapter one hundred and
seventy-six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, being compiler's section five thousand and fifty-seven, relative to the general powers, duties, and jurisdiction of the circuit court in chancery.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section twenty-one of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the amended. compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and being compiler's section five thousand and fifty-seven, be amended so as to read as follows:
(5057.) Sec. 21. The powers and jurisdiction of the circuit courts Powers and in chancery, in and for their respective counties, shall be co-exten- Circudi courts i sive with the powers and jurisdiction of the court of chancery in chancery. England, with the exceptions, additions, and limitations created and imposed by the constitution and laws of this State. Said circait court in chancery shall also have jurisdiction and authority to hear and determine all cases of encroachments upon the public highways, streets, and public alleys in organized townships, incorporated villages, and cities in this State. Such suits may be instituted in the corporate name of such townships, villages, and cities.
Approved April 27, 1877.
Amount appro. priated.
[No. 79.] AN ACT making appropriations for the State Reform School for
the years eighteen hundred and seventy-seven and cighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of twenty-six thousand five hundred dollars, for each of the years eighteen hundred and seventy-seven and eighteen
hundred and seventy-eight, for the current expenses of the State Reform School for each of said
years. SEC. 2. The money appropriated by section one of this act shall be passed to the credit of the State Reform School from the funds already in, or from regular sources to come into the State Treasury, and paid on the order of the board of control, according to law.
Sec. 3. The Auditor General shall apportion each year the amount herein directed to be levied among the several counties in this State, as provided by law, for the apportionment of State taxes.
SEC. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
[No. 80.] AN ACT to amend sections fifty-four, fifty-seven, and seventy-six
of chapter six, being compiler's sections eighty-five, eighty-eight, and one hundred and seven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to elections.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections fifty-four, fifty-seven, and seventy-six of chapter six, being compiler's sections eighty-five, eighty-eight, and one hundred and seven of the compiled laws of eighteen (hundred] and seventy-one,
relative to elec ons, be amended so as to read as follows: County clerk to (85.) SEC. 54. The county clerk shall prepare and certify under transmit copy of his hand and seal of office three copies of the statement of votes Governor, Secre, given for the office of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State Treasurer. State, State Treasurer, Auditor General, Attorney General, Super
intendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of the State Land Office, and members of.the State Board of Education, also three copies of the statements of votes given for Representatives in Congress, also three copies of the statement of votes given for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, after he shall have received such statement from the board of county canvassers; each of which statements he shall seal up in an envelope, and direct one of each to the Governor, one of each to the Secretary of State, and one of each to the State Treasurer, and transmit the same by
mail, within five days after the county canvass. Votes for amend. (88.) Sec. 57. Whenever any amendment shall have been proment to consti. tution, how posed to the constitution, and agreed to, and submitted to the taken and can people, pursuant to the provisions of the constitution, the votes of
the electors for and against such amendments shall be taken, can