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[No. 2.] An Act authorizing the township boards of school

inspectors who have failed to make their report to the county clerks of their respective counties, as required by the act entitled "An act to provide for the organization and support of primary schools,” to make said report on or before the first Monday

of April next. Board to

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representareport.

tives of the State of Michigan, That all township boards of school inspectors within this state, which have failed to comply with the provisions and requirements of the act entitled “An act for the organization and support of primary schools,” in making their report to the county clerk, and any other duties required by said act, shall have the privilege, and are hereby authorized, to perform said duties on or before the first Monday of April

next. Receive its Sec. 2. That every township which shall comply with the part of fund.

requirements of the act aforesaid, and make its report on or before the first Monday of April next, shall be entitled to its due proportion of the proceeds of the public fund, for the benefit of primary schools.

Sec. 3. The several county treasurers in this state are hereby apportion it.

authorized and required to apportion said proceeds of the public fund, which shall come into their hands, among the several townships which shall have complied with the provisions of this act on or before the first Monday of April next, in their respective counties, in proportion to their number of scholars respec

tively between the ages of five and seventeen years. Districts to Sec. 4. All school districts which have failed to report to the

township board of school inspectors, according to law, are hereby authorized to report at any time before the second Monday

of March next. Receive its Sec. 5. The township boards of school inspectors, in the proportion.

several townships, are hereby authorized and required to apportion the money which may come into their hands for the use of schools, among the districts in their respective townships, which shall have made a legal report on or before the second Monday of March as aforesaid.

Approved, Dec. 28, 1837.

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[No. 3.] An Act to amend an act entitled “ An act suspend

ing for a limited time certain provisions of law, and for other purposes."

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That no bank going into operation into opera after the first day of January, A. D. 1838, shall be permitted to January

, suspend specie payment, under the provisions of an act entitled suspend spe" An act suspending for a limited time certain provisions of law, and for other purposes."

Approved, Dec. 28, 1837.

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[No. 4.] An Act for the destruction of wolves. Sec. 1. Every person, being at the time an inhabitant of this Bounty, and state, who shall kill a full grown wolf, or wolf's whelp, under to. the age of three months, within the peninsula of this state, shall be entitled to a bounty of ten dollars for each full grown wolf, and five dollars for each wolf's whelp under the age of three months, to be allowed and paid in the manner hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. Every person intending to apply for such bounty, shall Application take such wolf or wolf's whelp killed by him, or the head thereof, made. with the ears and skin entire thereon, to one of the justices of the peace of the township in which such wolf or wolf's whelp shall have been taken, who shall thereupon associate with him one of the assessors, or commissioners of highways of such township, to act with him in deciding upon such application. Sec. 3. The person claiming such bounty, shall then and there

Applicant to be sworn by such justice, and state on oath the time and place and when and where every wolf or wolf's whelp for which a bounty is claimed by him was taken and killed. He shall also submit to such further examination on oath, concerning the taking and killing such wolf or whelp, as the justice and officer associated with him may require ; and the statement made by him shall be reduced to writing, in the form of an affidavit, which shall be subscribed by the person making it.

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Sec. 4. If it shall appear to the justice and officer associated with him, that the wolf or whelp was taken and killed within such township by the person applying for such bounty, and that the mother of such whelp was not taken before she brought forth the same, they shall cut off and burn the ears and scalp of such wolf or whelp, and deliver to the person so applying, a certificate of the facts, annexing thereto the original affidavit made and sub

scribed by such person ; and every justice who shall issue any To be num- such certificates, shall regularly number all the certificates issued

by him.

Sec. 5. The certificate, with the affidavit so taken, shall with

in five days after the date thereof, be delivered to one of the therevidence county commissioners of the same county ; if such commissioner required.

shall doubt the correctness of the certificate or affidavit, he shall give notice to the person claiming the bounty, to give further evidence of the correctness thereof, and shall retain the paper in his hands until such further proof shall be made.

Sec. 6. If such commissioner shall have no doubt of the corsame before rectness of such certificate and affidavit, or if his doubts shall be

removed by further proof, he shall lay such certificate and affidavit before the board at their next meeting. If the board shall be

satisfied that such certificate and affidavit is just and correct, they Board award shall award to the person to whom such certificate shall have

been granted, the bounty above specified, and shall cause the

certificate to be filed with their clerk. Duplicate Sec. 7. Duplicate certificates, stating all the bounties that shall

have been allowed by the board at any meeting, shall be made

under their direction, and after being certified by their chairman County trea- and clerk, shall be delivered to the county treasurer, who shall

thereupon pay to the several persons named in such certificate out of any moneys in the county treasury, the bounties to them respectively.

Sec. 8. The county treasurer shall charge to the treasurer of the state the one-half of all bounties allowed by the board of county commissioners of their respective counties, and shall transmit an account thereof to the auditor general, accompanied by one of the duplicate certificates received from the board of commissioners. The several county treasurers shall also procure and transmit with such account, a certified copy of the original certificates and affidavits filed with the clerk of the board

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of commissioners, upon which the bounties mentioned in such account shall have been allowed.

Sec. 9. Every sum, upon any account not exceeding the one- And paid to half of the bounties allowed by the board of county commissioners surer. from which the same shall have been transmitted, shall be paid out of the treasury of this state, to the treasurer of such county, upon the warrant of the auditor general. Sec. 10. The boards of county commissioners of the several

Commission counties of this state, shall have power, at the expense of their los mayores respective counties, to award and allow such other and further bounties. bounties for the destruction of wolves and wolves' whelps, and such bounties for the destruction of panthers, as they may think proper, not exceeding five dollars for each grown wolf, and two dollars and a half for each whelp; the same proof shall be required in such case, as is hereinbefore prescribed, and such additional bounties, when duly allowed and certified, shall be paid out of the county treasury.

Sec. 11. If any justice of the peace, or other officer, who Officer giving shall be applied to for a certificate under this title, shall willfully give a false certificate in the premises, such justice or other officer shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, the fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and the imprisonment not exceeding two years.

Approved Dec. 28, 1837.

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[No. 5.] AN Act to authorize the sheriff or other officers of

the county of Lenawee to use the jail built by the supervisors of said county in the village of Adrian.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the jail now constructed, or being constructed by the supervisors of the county of Lenawee, in the village of Adrian, may be used by the sheriff or other officers of said county, in every respect as the county jail.

Approved, Dec. 28, 1837.

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[No. 6.] An Act to provide for the safe keeping and manage

ment of the state library. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the governor and secretary

of state shall have the care and custody of the state library, and Appoint li have the power from time to time to appoint a librarian to su

perintend and take care of the library, and to prescribe such rules and regulations for the government of the library as they shall think proper.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the governor and secretary of

state, to provide in their regulations that any member of the setled to books. nate and house of representatives, during the session of the le

gislature, or a state officer, shall be permitted, under proper restrictions, forfeitures and penalties, to take to his boarding-house or private room, any book belonging to the library, except such books as the governor and secretary shall determine are necessary always to be kept in the library as books of reference; but no member of the legislature shall be permitted to take or detain from the library more than three volumes at any one time, and for a longer period than ten days.

Sec. 3. The governor and secretary of state shall provide in their regulations, that no book, map, or other publication, shall be at any time taken out of the library by any other person than a member of the legislature or a state officer, for any pur

pose whatsoever ; and that the librarian shall report to the senate Librarian to and house of representatives, three days previous to their adgislature. journment or termination of their session, the name of each and

every member of the legislature who has not returned all books taken out of the library by him, and settled and paid all accounts for fines for injuring such books or otherwise.

Sec. 4. Before the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, or secretary of either house, shall grant to any member a certificate of the time of his attendance, he shall be satisfied by the certificate of the librarian that such member has returned all books taken out of the library by him, and has settled all accounts for fines for injuring such books or otherwise.

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