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[ No. 34. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the
selection, care, and disposition of the lands donated to the State of Michigan, by act of Congress, approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for the endowment of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixtythree. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section
amonded section three, of act number one hundred and forty, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three, entitled “ An act to provide for the selection, care, and disposition of the lands donated to the State of Michigan, by act of Congress, approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for the endowment of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts," approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 3. All of said lands, excepting as hereinafter provided, Price per shall be sold for not less than three dollars per acre, one-fourth fourth down, of the purchase price to be paid at the time of purchase, and balance. the balance at any time thereafter, at the option of the purchaser, with interest on the unpaid balance at the rate of seven per cent per annum, payable annually into the State treasury, in accordance with, and subject to all the terms and conditions of payment, and forfeitures for non-payment of all interest and taxes due thereon, as is now provided by the laws regulating the sale and forfeiture of primary school lands: Provided, how-Proviso. ever, That all of said lands which are valuable principally for the timber thereon, shall be sold for not less than five dollars per acre, the whole of the purchase money therefor to be paid at the date of purchase.
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 35. ] AN ACT to create a soldiers' aid fund for disabled Michigan
soldiers, sailors, and marines, and Michigan men who have served in the late war in other State organizations, or in the forces of the United States, and to repeal act number thirtyone, session laws of eigbteen hundred and sixty-three, entitled "An act for the relief of sick, disabled, and needy soldiers, approved February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three;" also, act number thirty-six, session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, being an act to provide a temporary home for disabled Michigan soldiers, approved March eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven; also, act number one hundred and fourteen, of session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An act to provide a soldiers' permanent home commission, and to define its duties," approved March twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixtyseven; also, act number two hundred and twenty-eight, of session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, being an act
making an appropriation for the soldiers' relief fund. Appropria- SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Hon.
an amount not to exceed seven thousand dollars per annum, be
and the same hereby is appropriated from the military fund, to Who assisted be set apart and denominated the “soldiers' aid fund,” for the
support and care of infirm, maimed, and needy Michigan soldiers, sailors, and marines, and Michigan men who enlisted from this State in other State volunteer forces, or the United States' service, and were residents of this State at the time when said service was rendered; said assistance to be rendered at the Harper hospital, in the city of Detroit, and elsewhere, and to otherwise aid them, and also to assist temporarily, destitute discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines of other States,
in the discretion of the State military board. Authority of Sec. 2. The State military board is hereby authorized to Stato military bjard. make the necessary contracts and arrangements for the main
tenance, care, and support of Michigan soldiers and Michigan men, as specified in section one, at said Harper hospital, or to grant them aid at their homes to an amount not exceeding contract rates for their maintenance at said Harper hospital, of which they must previously have been inmates to entitle them to this aid outside of said hospital.
Sec. 3. Said board may also appoint a superintendent, assist- Superintenant or assistants, and revoke such appointments at pleasure, appoinued. and make rules and regulations for the admission, government, and dismissal of the beneficiaries herein provided for, and do all other acts and things necessary to carry out the objects of this act. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Adjutant General of this Admission to
hospital. State, to issue his order of admission to the soldiers' home, at the Harper hospital, as contemplated in sectior two of this act, or the State military board are hereby empowered to grant the same pro rata aid, in conformity with section two: Provided, Proviso. however, That said soldier, sailor, or marine was in service during the late war for the suppression of the rebellion; was honorably discharged, and at the time of making such application, is sick, infirm, maimed, or otherwise unable to maintain himself, and under such other conditions as may be prescribed by said military board.
Sec. 5. Any person entitled to such order of admission, who When person is receiving, or is entitled to receive a pension from the govern-make Aajn ment of the United States, shall receive such order only on attorney. condition that he shall first constitute and appoint the Adjutant General his attorney during his stay at said home, to collect or procure such pension; and when such pension shall be collected by said Adjutant General, the same shall be paid over by him as follows: Two dollars to the person executing power of attorney, on the first Monday of each month, the remainder to his family; and in case he has no family, then to the State military board, to be used by them in defraying the expenses of said home.
Sec. 6. All disbursements of money for the objects sought How money by this act shall be under the direction of the State military board; and upon the requisition of said board, the Auditor General shall draw his warrant or warrants, for such sum or sums, not exceeding in all the appropriation hereby made, on
the State Treasurer, who is hereby authorized to pay and State board charge the same to the soldiers' aid fund. Said board shall to keep records, and keep a record of all their transactions in connection with said
home and fund, and make annually, on the first day of December, a report to the Governor, of all moneys received and disbursed by them, together with such other facts and recom
mendations as said board may deem proper. Acts Sec. 7. The following acts are hereby repealed, viz: act repealed.
number thirty-one, session laws of eighteen hundred and
Sec. 8. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 36. ] AN ACT to amend section fifty-nine, of chapter ninety, of the
revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being section three thousand tive hundred and thirteen, of the compiled laws, rtlative to the powers, limits, and jurisdiction of the circuit courts.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section fifty-nine, of chapter ninety, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being section three thousand
five hundred and thirteen of the compiled laws, be and the samo is hereby amended so as to read as follows: (3513.) Sec. 59. The register shall then annex to the papers Papers to be
filled by rog. 80 attached together, his certificate, under the seal of the court, Ister. wherein he shall certify according to the fact, the time when the said papers were so attached for the purpose of enrollment, and the name or names of the parties at whose instance the same was done; and thereapod, the said papers so attached, annexed, and signed, together with said certificate, shall be filed by the register, and remain a record in his office; and such certifying and filing shall be deemed an enrollment of the decree and proceedings, for all purposes whatsoever. Approved March 16, 1869.
[ No. 37. ] AN ACT to provide for the transfer of the right, title, and
interest of the State in and to certain lands granted by Congress to aid in the construction of a railroad from Grand Rapids to Traverse Bay.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Confirming the right, title, and interest of the State of Michigan in and to Grand Rap. 80 much of the lands granted by the United States to aid in diana B. R.
Company. the construction of a railroad from Grand Rapids to Traverse Bay, under an act of the Congress of the United States, approved June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the act amendatory thereof, approved June seventb, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, as are situated opposite to and coterminous with that portion of the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad already completed, which commences at a point thirteen hundred feet south of Bridge street, in the city of Grand Rapids, Kent county, Michigan, and terminates in the village of Cedar Springs, in said county of Kent, for which a certificate has been issued by the Governor of the State to the Secretary of the Interior, be and hereby is fully vested and confirmed in the said Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company and