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funds are made available, in the purchase of a suitable tract of land, not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres, as nearly central in said county as a proper regard to soil, health, cost convenience, and general economy will permit, and to erect, thereon such suitable buildings for the accommodation of the poor and their keepers, as they may deem necessary
Sec. 4. That for the purpose of enabling the commissioners to Borrow mo:. carry into effect the provisions of the third section of this act, to or county to the best advantage to the interests of said county, they are hereby inge. authorized and empowered to borrow upon the faith and credit of said county of Wayne, any sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent per annum. That the residue of this fund, as well as that arising from the sale of the present poor-house and appurtenances, if any remains after the purchase of the proposed land, and erecting the necessary buildings thereon, shall be expended according to the provisions contained in part first, title nine, and chapter two of the revised statutes of this state.
Sec. 5. That the said commissioners of Wayne county afore- Also, a sum said, be and they are hereby authorized, if in their opinion the ing eight public interest requires it, to borrow upon the faith and credit of dollars for the said county of Wayne, a further sum of not exceeding eight ses. thousand dollars, for the purpose of defraying any other necessary expenses of said county, at an interest not exceeding the rate aforesaid; which said sums shall be deposited in the treasury of said county, and drawn out according to law.
Sec. 6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. - Approved January 30, 1839.
[No. 4.] An Act to extend the time for receiving the annual
reports from certain school districts. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives (of the State of Michigan,] That in all the school districts of ed to firsena this state, where the number of scholars has not been returned to May, and to the superintendent of public instruction according to law, it shall portion of be lawful for the directors to make such returns by the first Mon-moneys. day of May next, specifying what number of scholars were in
When to be paid.
their respective districts, on the first Monday of October last, between the ages of five and seventeen years, and file the same with the township clerk; and the said clerk shall forth with transmit a certified copy of the same to the superintendent of public instruction, post paid, whose duty it shall be to apportion among said districts the interest which was due on the seventh day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, for school moneys, and which shall be paid by the twentieth day of May next, not exceeding sixty-four cents for each scholar. so returned.
Sec. 2. The school moneys apportioned in pursuance of the provisions of this act, shall be payable on the first Monday of June next, in like manner as other school moneys, and it shall be the duty of the auditor general and all other officers on whom any duty is imposed by the revised statutes, relative to the apportionment and distribution of school moneys, to proceed in all respects, (except as to the period of time,) and under the same liabilities, as they are now required to do in relation to regular annual apportionment of school moneys.
Approved, Janaary 30, 1839.
[No. 5.] An Act to authorize the county commissioners of
Wayne county to perform certain duties therein mentioned.
Whereas, it has been ascertained that the board of supervisors of the county of Wayne have omitted to make out the tax roll and warrant of collection for the township of Dearborn, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; and whereas, no existing law authorizes the collection of said taxes ; therefore,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa. as tives of the State of Michigan, That the commissioners of the
county of Wayne are hereby authorized, and it is hereby made their duty, to make out the tax roll and warrant of collection to the collector of the township of Dearborn, upon the quota of tax apportioned by the board of supervisors for county and township purposes, and the amount voted to be raised for township purposes by the electors of said township, at the last annual township meeting, and shall cause the said tax roll and warrant of collec
Com'rs to make out tax roll for Dearborn.
tion to be delivered to the supervisor of said township, who shall proceed in all respects in the same manner, and have the same authority as if said tax roll and warrant had been made out by the board of supervisors at their last annual meeting, and as if the laws of this state in force on or before the taking effect of the revised code relating to the premises had at the time of their said last annual meeting, been in full force.
Sec. 2. The collector, upon receiving the tax roll and warrant Taz to be for collection, shall proceed to collect the taxes in the same man- if warrant ner and have the same authority as if said warrant had lawfully sued by been issued by the board of supervisors at the usual time, and shall return the same on or before the third Monday of March next, in the usual manner; and that the collector shall give the usual bond to pay said taxes according to the provisions of this *act.
Approved, January 30, 1839.
had been is
Person arrested on execution, to have benefit of prison limits of county in which he
[No. 6.] An Act regulating prison limits. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa perso tives of the State of Michigan, That if any person being an tested on inhabitant of this state, shall have been or shall be arrested on execution issued against his body, for any debt or damage in any county in civil proceeding, he shall have the benefit of the prison limits of the resides. county in which he resides, although arrested in a different county, provided he shall give a bond to the creditor, with sufficient security, to be approved of by a judge of a court of record or two justices of the peace of the county in which such person may reside or be arrested, in double the sum due on such execution, conditioned that he will return forthwith to the county in which he resides, and not depart without the limits of said county, until legally discharged. And on his tendering a bond as aforesaid to the officer making the arrest, or to the officer in whose custody such person may be, it shall be the duty of the said officer forthwith to discharge such person from his custody. On giving such bond and being discharged as aforesaid, the said defendant shall be allowed at the rate of twenty miles per day to reach the county
of the residence, and no more, excluding the day on which he
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Three additional mas
ters to be
[No. 7.] AN ACT to provide for an increase of the number of
Masters in Chancery, in the county of Wayne.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That there shall be appointed by
the governor, by and with the consent of the senate, three mas· ters in chancery in and for the county of Wayne, in addition to
the number already authorized to be appointed by the revised statutes of this state.
Sec. 2. The said masters in chancery so to be appointed, shall perform the same duties required by law to be performed by masters in chancery, and be subject to all the provisions of the revised statutes and other existing laws relative to masters in chancery for the county of Wayne, and for this state generally.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Subject to provisions of R. S.
[No. 8.] An Act to amend "An act incorporating the village
of Kalamazoo," approved April 3d, 1838. Whereas, the act entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Kalamazoo," approved April 3d, 1838, did not provide for the calling of the first election of seven trustees of said village, in consequence of which no election was held, and also provided that the election should be held on the first Monday of May an
nually; therefore, Trustees to Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representathe rest Mon- tives of the State of Michigan, That the first election of seven
trustees, as provided in section two of the act incorporating the village of Kalamazoo, approved April 3d, 1838, shall be held on the first Monday of March next, and on the first Monday of
be elected on
day of Mar. annually.
notice of first
act as judges.
March annually thereafter, and so much of said section two of the said act as requires the said election to be held on the first Monday in May, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. The township clerk and any two justices of the peace who to give for the township of Kalamazoo, shall have the power and are election, and hereby required to call the first election of seven trustees, by giving the notice required in the third section of said act, and the two justices of the peace aforesaid, shall act as judges, and the township clerk aforesaid as clerk of said election, and so much of section third of the aforesaid act as is inconsistent with this act, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved February 8, 1839.
terms of cir
[No. 9.] An Act to amend part third, title first, chapter third
of the Revised Statutes, and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Certain tatives of the State of Michigan, That so much of section eleven, cuit court in of chapter third, part third, title first, or of any existing law, as Monroe, required that a circuit court shall be held in the counties of Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe on the first Tuesdays of February, and in the county of Oakland on the second Tuesday of March, and in the county of Wayne on the fourth Tuesday of August, in each year, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. All causes, writs, process, execution and other matters all process, whatsoever pending in, or issued, or to be issued before the first ed.com Tuesday of February next, or returnable into the said circuit ferme courts for said counties on any day in said February or March terms, shall be continued and proceeded in, and be returned into said circuit courts of said counties, at the next following regular terms of said courts, as fully and effectually as though said causes, writs, process, and other matters had been regularly continued to, and made returnable at the said terms of said courts respectively ; Provided, nevertheless, That this act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved, February 8, 1839.
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