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Sec. 2. That so much of the act authorizing the building of the Board of state penitentiary, approved March 22d, 1838, as relates to the ers abolished. appointment of a board of commissioners, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. That the governor, by and with the advice and consent Commissionof the senate, shall appoint a commissioner to superintend the sur construction of the prison ; who shall hold his office for one year, and be ex-officio agent and keeper thereof, and shall perform such duties and receive such compensation therefor as is provided by the act entitled " An act to provide for the government and discipline of the state prison," and shall give his bond to the people of this state, with sureties, to be approved by the auditor of this state, for the sum of thirty thousand dollars, in the condition faithfully to perform such duties as shall be required of him by law. And it shall be the duty of the said commissioner to make Commissiona detailed report of all appropriations, and the state and progress report to of the building, to the auditor general of this state, on or before general. the next meeting of the legislature, and as often as the auditor general shall from time to time require.

Sec. 4. It shall not be lawful for the commissioner, by himself Commissionor agent, directly or indirectly, to be interested in any contract interested in relating to the building of the prison.

Sec. 5. No agent or keeper of the penitentiary shall be appoint- prise ed for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, any for 1839; law to the contrary notwithstanding ; and it shall be the duty of prison. the clerk appointed in pursuance of the law to provide for the government and discipline of the state prison, to perform such duties as shall be required of him by the commissioner, and he shall receive as a compensation for such services, the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly out of the state treasury, on the warrant of the auditor general.

Approved April 19, 1839.

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[No. 93.] An Act to incorporate the Detroit Typographical

Society. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- Body corporsentatives of the State of Michigan, That William Harsha, a

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Augustine W. Hovey, John N. Ingersoll, Wyllys Smyth, John S. Bagg, George L. Whitney, Lewis H. Ensign, Cyrus R. Burtt, and their associates, members of the typographical society in the city of Detroit, and all persons who shall hereafter be associated with them, are hereby created a body corporate, by the name of “ The Detroit Typographical Society,” for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a just system of benevolence toward disabled and indigent printers; with power for such purposes, to take by purchase, devise or otherwise, and to hold, transfer and convey real and personal estate to the amount of three thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The control and disposal of the funds, property and estate, and the direction and management of the concerns of the said corporation shall be vested in a board of directors, to consist of the president, the vice-president, the corresponding secretary, the recording secretary, the treasurer, and the standing committee, composed of three members, of the said corporation ; who shall be elected annually to their respective offices, by such of the members of the said association as are now or may be entitled by

the constitution thereof to vote at such election. Officers of Sec. 3. The several officers of the said association at the time

of the passage of this act, viz: William Harsha, president, Augustine W. Hovey, vice-president, John N. Ingersoll, corresponding secretary, Wyllys Smyth, recording secretary, John S. Bagg, treasurer, George L. Whitney, Lewis H. Ensign, Cyrus R. Burtt, standing committee, now forming the board of directors, as provided for in the preceding section, shall continue to hold their respective offices as officers of the corporation hereby created until the first Saturday of April, eighteen hundred and forty, or

until others shall be elected in their places; and all personal Property held property, or funds, or securities now held by the said officers or association any or either of them, or any other person or persons, in trust for corporation. the said association, shall, by virtue of this act, vest and become

the property of, and may be sued for and recovered in the name of the corporation hereby created; and the said corporation shall assume and be liable for all contracts, agreements, and responsibilities which have been entered into previous to the passage of this act, or may hereafter be incurred by the officers of the said association or any of them, lawfully acting in behalf of the said association.

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Sec. 4. The annual election for officers of the said corporation Annual eleoshall be held on the first Saturday of April in each year, except cers. the present, notice of which shall be published in a newspaper in said city of Detroit, at least fourteen days previous to such election; or on such other days as the said corporation in and by its constitution may appoint.

Sec. 5. The board of directors or a majority of them, shall Agents or have power to appoint, and to remove, such agents or servants as corporation. the business or interest of the said corporation may in their opinion require, and in case of a tie, the president shall have a casting vote.

Sec. 6. The estate, property and funds of the said corporation, Use to be shall be devoted solely to the general objects and purposes speci- funds.“ fied in the first section of this act.

Sec. 7. The said corporation shall possess the powers, and be subject to subject to the provisions and liabilities of the third chapter of title title ten, pari ten of part one of the revised statutes of the state of Michigan.

Sec. 8. This act may, at any time hereafter, be amended, Act may be modified or repealed by the legislature of this state.

Approved April 19, 1839.

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[No. 94.] An Act to amend an act to provide for the appoint

ment of state printer and to prescribe his powers and duties.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- State printer sentatives of the State of Michigan, That the state printer shall Office one be appointed by a concurrent resolution of the senate and house sa of representatives, and shall hold his office for the term of one year, and until his successor shall be chosen and qualified.

Sec. 2. It shall be competent for either house of the legislature, Either house to order their printing during the session of the legislature, to be may order its executed by any other printer, at a price not exceeding that paid by any other

printer. to the state printer for the like work.

Sec. 3. There shall be paid for printing for the state, under Prices for this act or the act to which this is amendatory, the following prices :" for printing the laws, journals, bills, reports and other documents, sixty-two and a half cents per one thousand ems for composition,

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and sixty-five cents per token for press-work; and there shall be paid for binding, as follows; for binding the session laws in boards, in the style and manner of those of 1838, twenty-five cents per volume; for binding the journals and documents of each house, in the same manner as those of 1838, forty-four cents per volume : Provided, That when the journals and accompanying documents shall be contained in one volume, there shall be allowed ten cents per volume in addition to the above prices.

Sec. 4. For the paper used in printing for the state, there shall be allowed and paid the usual and current wholesale prices, or such per centage over the prime cost as the legislature may deem reasonable and proper, not exceeding a profit of twenty-five per cent, and for extra work, not herein provided for and specified, a price not exceeding the current charges for such work.

Sec. 5. The journal and documents of the house of representatives, for the present year, shall be published under the direction and superintendence of the clerk, at such printing office as he may select, in the style and manner of those of 1838, as near as may be.

Sec. 6. All provisions of existing law contravening the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Approved April 19, 1839.

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[No. 95.] An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes, for the year 1838, and for other purposes.

Whereas, the taxes of the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight have been assessed in some counties of this state, under doubtful authority, and neglected entirely in others; and whereas, the revised statutes were not published in time to permit the fulfilment of certain requirements therein contained, relative to non-resident highway taxes; and whereas, doubts are entertained by the auditor general, as to his duties under said revised statutes, in relation to taxes on lands, heretofore assessed and yet remaining unpaid: and whereas, it is desirable, that uniform authority should prevail, and such doubts be removed ; therefore,

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Commissiontatives of the State of Michigan, That the county commissioners taxes for of the several counties of this state be authorized, and they are hereby required, to assess in their respective counties, the state, county and township taxes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, conforming as near as may be to the provisions of the law, as contained in title five of part one of the revised statutes: Provided, however, That said taxes shall be made out and assessed from the assessment rolls, as they were made out and prepared by the township assessors, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, compared and equalized by the respective boards of supervisors, or by said commissioners: And When list of provided further, That the lists of said taxes shall be made out, delivered to with the warrants thereunto attached, and delivered to the several township collectors on or before the first Monday of June next, which collectors shall proceed in the execution, and in the collec- Collectors' tion and payment over of said taxes, in conformity, as near as may be, with the provisions of chapter four of title five of part one of the revised statutes, and make their returns thereof according to law, to the several officers, on or before the first Monday of August next. But the foregoing provisions, except so far as Not to apply relates to the state tax, shall not apply to those counties in which counties, erthe supervisors for the year one thousand eight hundred and state tax. thirty-eight have assessed and caused to be collected the taxes for that year, and the assessment of said taxes by the supervisors of said counties shall henceforth be as valid in law as if the act approved April 6, 1838, entitled “ An act in relation to supervisors," had been approved prior to the first day of April, 1838. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the time for collecting such Time for col

lecting taxes last mentioned county and other taxes, purporting as aforesaid, to assessed in have been duly assessed by the respective boards of supervisors, extended. for the several counties in this state, at their respective meetings in the month of October last, and for which warrants may have been given by such supervisors, but which may remain in part or in whole uncollected, be extended until the second Monday of June next; and the time for paying over the same, to the persons and officers by law in the several townships and counties authorized to receive the same, be extended until the first Monday of 893 iting for

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