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PAGE 12. Joint resolution asking Congress for an appropriation in money for
the improvement of the harbor at New Buffalo, in the county of Ber
rien and State of Michigan, approved March 30........ ....... 289 13. Joint resolution to provide for a revision of the system of keeping
State accounts, approved March 30.......... 14. Joint resolution for the relief of John Y: Hicks, of the township of
Pennfield, Calhoun county, Michigan, approved April 5........... 290 15. Joint resolution asking Congress for an appropriation to construct a
light-house at the mouth of Thunder Bay River, in the county of Al-
....-... 291 16. Joint resolution asking Congress for an appropriation to construct a
harbor at Menominee, which harbor is upon the dividing line be
tween the States of Michigan and Wisconsin, approved April 14.... 291 17. Joint resolution to provide for the collection of any specific tax due
this State from the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway
....... 292 18. Joint resolution authorizing and directing the commissioner of the
State Land Office to issue certificate of purchase of certain State
ment of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, approved April 17, 292 19. Joint resolution requesting the Commissioner of Insurance to confer
with Commissioners of Insurance in other States, and prepare and
....... 293 20. Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of the State Land
Office to issue a certificate of sale of certain primary school land to
....... 294 21. Joint resolution for the dating of pensions allowed by the United States Government, approved April 25.......
........... 295 22. Joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to make an
equitable settlement with Thomas Robinson, approved April 25..... 295 23. Joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to dispose of
the surplus copies of the session laws, journals and documents of the State, approved April 25...............
.......... 295 24. Joint resolution authorizing the Auditor General to correct certain
certificates of tax sales issued to Merritt H. Waterman, and the
records thereof, and of such sales, approved April 25.............. 296 25. Joint resolution extending the time for the completion of the Mar
quette, Houghton, and Ontonagon Railroad, approved April 25..... 296 26. Joint resolution confirming the sale of certain primary school lands,
and authorizing a patent to be issued for the same to Henry Moses, approved April 27....
....... 297 27. Joint resolution for extension of time for applications for pensions,
and for dating of pensions from muster-out or discharge, approved
....... 297 28. Joint resolution authorizing the issuing of a patent to Thomas Burns,
of the county of St. Clair, upon primary school land certificate num-
PAGE. 29. Joint resolution instructing the Board of State Auditors to make a
settlement with Robert Winterbottom, approved May 9....
tution of the State of Michigan, relative to appointment of clerk
...... 299 31. Joint resolution authorizing the appropriation of money to liquidate
the indebtedness and pay the salaries of the employés of the Michi
gan State Centennial Board of Managers, approved May 12........ 300 32. Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of the Land Office to
issue a certificate or a deed of certain lands in Kalamazoo county to
..... 300 33. Joint resolution to amend section seven of article fifteen of the Consti
tution of the State of Michigan, relative to corporations, approved
.... 301 34. Joint resolution to authorize the Commissioner of State Land Office or
other proper officer to convey the south half of the southeast quarter of section sixteen, in township number seven south, of range six east, to Johannes A. Lefever, assignee of primary school land certificate number seven thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine, approved May
22 ........ 35. Joint resolution requiring the Auditor General of the State to credit to
the counties of Midland and Mecosta all moneys charged by said Anditor General to said counties of Midland and Mecosta, on account of the detaching of the unorganized county of Clare, approved May
22 ................. 36. Joint resolution to authorize the Board of State Auditors of this
State to discharge from record, a certain indenture of mortgage,
LIST OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.
PAGE. 1. Concurrent resolution appointing Willie L. Grove Postmaster's messenger, approved January 23......
305 2. Concurrent resolution, approved March 16......
........ 305 3. Concurrent resolution, received at the executive office March 24..---4. Concurrent resolution authorizing the Auditor General to issue his
warrant to Allen L. Bours for compiling the Legislative Manual, approved March 24.....
.......... 306 5. Concurrent resolution authorizing the Board of Inspectors of Michi
gan State Prison to settle with H. G. Filkins and Robert L. Crane,
approved April 18.......... 6. Concurrent resolution, approved May 3.... 7. Concurrent resolution allowing extra compensation to Willie L. Grove, approved May 10.......
............... 308 8. Concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of the Senate and the
Clerk of the House of Representatives to mail certain journals and
......... 308 9. Concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of the Senate and the
Clerk of the House of Representatives to compile and index the jour
nals and documents of the present Legislature, approved May 22.... 308 10. Concurrent resolution, approved May 22.......
309 11. Concurrent resolution, approved May 22.......................... 309 12. Concurrent resolution to provide for the printing of two thousand cop
ies of the History of the Battle Flags of Michigan, and for the dis
tribution of the same, approved May 22......................... 310 13. Concurrent resolution relative to printing and distributing the general
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven which are ordered to take
PUBLIC ACTS, 1877.
for steam heat. ing and inciden.
[No. 1.] AN ACT making a special appropriation for the “State House of
Correction” at Ionia. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the appropriation Auditor General is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the in State Treasurer, to be paid out of the general fund, for such sums tal expenses. of money as may be necessary to enable the commissioners of the “State House of Correction” at Ionia, to proceed with the work of steam heating, and to provide for necessary incidental expenditures; such sums not to exceed twenty thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. No warrant under this appropriation shall be drawn by Warrant, how the Auditor General, except as provided for by act number ninety-six drawn. of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “An act providing for the location, establishment, and organization of a "State House of Correction’ and making provisions therefor," approved April twenty-two, eighteen hundred and serenty-five. SEC, 3. This act shall take immediate effect. Approved January 13, 1877.
[No. 2. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-eight of chapter one hundred
and seventy-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, relative to guardians and wards.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section twenty-cight, of chapter one hundred and seventy-two, of an the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, relative to guardians and wards, be so amended as to read as follows:
(4837). SEC. 28. The marriage of any female who is under Marriage of guardianship, as a minor, shall terminate such guardianship as to terminates quarthe gnardian's care and custody of the person of his ward; but dianship of per: such guardian sball continue the management of all the estate of estate,
his ward until she shall arrive at the age of twenty-onc years, unless he shall be sooner discharged by the judge of probate; and the guardian of any minor, spendthrift, insane, or other person, may be discharged by the judge of probate, when it shall appear to him,
on application of the ward, or otherwise, that such guardianship is Infant married, no longer .necessary. And the probate court shall have power women, appointment of guardi." to appoint guardians of infant married women on proper applicaans of
[ No. 3.] AN ACT to provide for the compilation, printing and distribution
of the laws relative to the support of poor persons. Laws relative to SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the publication. Secretary of State is hereby required and directed, as soon as prac
ticable after the adjournment of this Legislature, to compile and publish in pamphlet form all [of] the laws of this State now in force relating to the support of poor persons, and forward to each county
a sufficient number of copies to furnish one copy to each of the Distribution of. following named officers: Judge of probate, superintendents of
the poor, supervisors, director or overseer of the poor, and prosecuting attorney.
Approved January 24, 1877.
[No. 4. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act making appropriations
for the heating and ventilating apparatus for the new capitol, and for improvements in said building,” approved February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section four of an act entitled “An act making appropriations for the heating and ventilating apparatus for the new capitol, and for improvements in said building," approved February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be and the same is hereby
amended so as to read as follows: Auditor General Sec. 4. Should any portion of the amounts appropriated by sec
• tions one and two of this act be required by the board of State
Building Commissioners before the same shall be collected and
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
to advance from goneral fund.