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[No. 106.] An Act entitled 6 An act to legalize the annual

township meetings for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all annual township meetings for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, of which no notice was given by the township clerks, as required by the fourteenth and fifteenth sections of chapter first, title fourth, part first of the revised statutes, relative to townships and township officers, shall, to all intents and purposes, be good and valid in law, the same as if such notice had been given.

Approved April 20, 1839.

(No. 107.] An Act to legalize the late township meeting in the

township meeting in the township of Holly, in the county of Oakland.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Slate of Michigan, That the proceedings of the township meeting of Holly, in the county of Oakland, in April, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, shall be as valid in law as if the same had been held at the house to which the same was adjourned at the annual meeting in April, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

Approved April 20, 1839.

[No. 108.] AN ACT for the relief of David Brown and Samuel

Clark. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the treasurer of the county of Genesee, be and he is hereby authorized to pay 10 David Brown, the sum of twenty-four dollars, and to Samuel Clark, the sum of sixteen dollars, being money justly due said Clark and Brown for wolves heretofore destroyed by said Brown and Clark, the above sums to be paid out of any money in the treasury of the county of Genesee.

Approved April 20, 1839.

may borrow money.

[No. 109.] An Act to amend "An act to incorporate the Sagi

naw and Genesee railroad company." Company Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the State of Michigan, That the president, directors and company of the Saginaw and Genesee railroad company, shall have power to borrow money, on loan, to enable them to finish the works of the company, and to give mortgages or other securities for the payment thereof, the same to be convertible or

not convertible into stock, as may be deemed expedient. Time extend. Sec. 2. That the time allowed by the fifth section of the act to struct road which this is amendatory, to construct, finish and put in operation

twenty-five miles of said road, be hereby extended to five years from the passage of this amendatory act, and that the time allowed for completing and putting into operation the whole of said railroad, be hereby extended to the period of eight years from and after the passsage of this amendatory act: Provided, That the aforesaid company shall never make application to dispose of this road to the state.

Approved April 20, 1839.

ed to con

in.

[No. 110.] An Act to legalize the official acts of John Dewey, a

justice of peace in Jackson county. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the official acts during the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, of John Dewey, a justice of the peace in and for the town of Napoleon, in Jackson county, be and they are hereby declared to be as good and valid in law, as they would have been if he had taken the oath of office according to the provisions of the statute approved March fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

Approved April 20, 1839.

[No. 111.] An Act for the relief of the Detroit and Pontiac

railroad company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the time for completing the Detroit and Pontiac railroad, shall extend and be continued until the first day of February next, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved April 20, 1839.

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[No. 112.] An Act to amend “ An act to establish the state

bank of Michigan.”
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Michigan, That the nine branches of
the said state bank are hereby located and established as follows:

One branch at Detroit, in the county of Wayne.
One branch at Monroe, in the county of Monroe.
One branch at Adrian, in the county of Lenawee.
One branch at Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw.
One branch at Niles, in the county of Berrien.
One branch at Jackson, in the county of Jackson.
One branch at Pontiac, in the county of Oakland.
One branch at Mt. Clemens, in the county of Macomb.
One branch at Marshall, in the county of Calhoun.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved April 20, 1839.

[No. 113.] AN Act amendatory to “ An act to provide for the

government and discipline of the state penitentiary, and for other purposes."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- Certain acts sentatives of the State of Michigan, That the act entitled “An from passage act to provide for the government and discipline of the state peni

to take effect

of this act.

tentiary," approved April seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-nine, and the act supplementary to "An act authorizing
the building of the state penitentiary," approved April nineteenth,
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, shall take effect and
be in force from and after the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved April 20, 1839.

ers.

Books to be

subscription.

[No. 114.] An Act to incorporate the Genesee and Saginaw

navigation company. Commission- Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the State of Michigan, That Gardner D. Williams, Ephraim S. Williams, Perry G. Gardner, James Frazier, Norman Little, W.L. P. Little, Thomas J. Drake, Benjamin Pearson, Robert F. Stage, Wait Beach, Charles C. Hascall, and T. L. Brent, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the · Genesee and Saginaw navigation

company," hereby incorporated; and they shall cause books to opened for be opened at the village of Flint and city of Saginaw, for the

space of three days, at such time as they shall direct, for the pur. pose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of such company, first giving thirty days' notice, in at least two newspapers printed in this state, of the time of taking subscriptions at the places aforesaid.

Sec. 2. The capital stock of such company shall be one hundred shares; body corporate. thousand dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars each; and as

soon as five hundred shares of such stock shall be subscribed, the subscribers thereto, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of the “Genesee and Saginaw navigation company," with perpetual succession, and by that name shall be capable in law of purchasing, holding, selling, leasing and conveying estatc, either real or personal or mixed, so far as the same may be necessary for purposes hereinafter mentioned and no further. And in their

Capital;

slack water

on Flint

the same to Cass river.

corporate name may sue and be sued, may have a common seal, which they may alter and renew at pleasure, and shall have, enjoy and may exercise all the powers, rights and privileges which appertain to corporate bodies, for the purposes mentioned in this act.

Sec. 3. Said corporation hereby created shall have power and Tomake are hereby authorized to enter upon the River Flint, and upon the navigation lar.ds upon either side, and to use the rocks, stones, gravel or earth cameras and which may be found thereon, in the construction of their works, by and with the consent of the owners or occupiers of the land ; and to form and make, erect and set up any dams, locks, or any other device whatsoever, which they may think most fit and convenient, to make a complete slack water navigation, between the points herein mentioned, to wit: from the village of Flint, situate on the River Flint, in Genesee county, down said river to some point on section number thirty-five or thirty-six, in township number eleven north, of range number four east. And also to survey, establish and construct a canal from said last mentioned point, on the River Flint, on the most direct and eligible route to the River Cass, with all the locks, aqueducts, culverts, bridges and embankments which they may deem necessary or convenient. The locks shall be of sufficient width and length to admit a safe and easy passage for steamboats, barges, and other craft, up as well as down said river and canal; they shall make amends for any damages that may be done on said lands, and pay the owner or owners for the materials taken away, as well as for the land occupied in the construction of the said dams and water-works.

Sec. 4. The said corporation shall have the privilege and be Entitled to entitled to use the water power of said river and canal created in created" constructing the canal herein authorized, to propel such machinery may erect as they may think proper to erect on the land which they may previously have purchased from the owner or owners, or may sell in fee, lease or rent for one or more years the said water power to any person or persons, on such terms as shall be most advantageous to the corporation, and are hereby authorized to invest their funds in erecting mills, workshops, machinery, and building boats: Provided, That it may be so done that it shall not injure, impede or interrupt the navigation ; and that the moneys arising from such sale of the water power, be applied to the use - and benefit of said corporation.

water power

thereby ;

mills, &c.

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