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Richard Johnson, Charles J. Graham, Nathan Pettibone, Delos
A. Blodgett.

The committee on the organization of townships, made the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Board of Supervisors of Mecosta County:

Your committee, to whom was referred the matter of the organization of the following named townships: “Fork," “Sheridan," and "Hersey,” report that they find that proper applications have been made, and that notices thereof have been posted and published in the manner required by law; also, maps of the territory proposed to be erected into townships. We would recommend that the prayers of the several petitioners be granted, and that the board take such further action as may be necessary to comple the organization of said proposed townships.

JAMES DALZIEL,
GEORGE MINKEL,
MILTON C. KING,

Committee.

The board therefore order and enact that the territory described in the petition of Joseph E. Cunningham and others, be and the same is hereby erected into a township to be called and known as the township of Fork. The first township meet-Fork

organized, ing thereof shall be held at the house of James M. Adair, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon; and at said meeting, James M. Adair, Channcoy E. Rogers, and John Gibbs, three electors of said township, shall be the persons whose duty it shall be to preside at such meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and exercise the same powers as the inspectors of election at any township meeting, as the law provides, and that James M. Adair post the notices of said meeting; also, that the next annual township meeting of the township of Grant be held at the house of Henry R. Wilder, in said township, and that Abraham Vanalstine post the notices of said meeting.

Sheridan organized.

The board also order and enact that the territory described in the petition of William K. Gibbs and others, be and the same is hereby erected into a township to be called and known as the township of Sheridan. The first annual township meeting thereof shall be held at the house of William Randall, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon; and at said meeting, William K. Gibbs, Edmund P. Strong, and A. N. Reed, three electors of said township, shall be the persons whose duty it shall be to preside at such meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and exercise the same powers as inspectors of election at any township meeting, as the law provides; and that William Randall post the notices of said township meeting. Also, that the next annual township meeting of the township of Big Rapids be held at the house of John Darling, in said township, and that Charlie Gay post notices of said meeting.

The board further order and enact that the territory described in the petition of Price S. Holdrich and others, be and the same is hereby erected into a township to be called and known as the township of Hersey. The first annual township meeting thereof shall be held at the house of Delos A. Blodgett, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon. And at said meeting, Price S. Holdrich, Luther Schofield, and Nathan Pettibone, three electors of said township, shall be the persons whose duty it sball be to preside at such meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and exercise the same powers as inspectors of election at any township meeting, as the law provides; and that Delos A. Blodgett post notices of said meeting. Also, that the next annual township meeting of the township of Richmond be held at the school-house in school district No. two, in said township, and that Rufus F. Morris post notices of said meeting. STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Mecosta,

I, John Dalziel, clerk of the county aforesaid, and of the board of supervisors thereof, do hereby certify that I have

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carefully compared the foregoing copies of an order of said board with the record thereof in my office, as clerk of said board, and the copies thereto attached of the map, or survey of the new townships of Fork, Sheridan, and Hersey, and furnished to said board on the applications for the erection and organization of said townsbips, and that said copies are true copies. And I further certify that the foregoing order of said board erecting the new townships of Fork, Sheridan, and Hersey, was passed by them at their annual meeting held at the village of Big Rapids, in said county, on the sixteenth day of October, A. D. 1867, as appears by their record.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand (L. S. ] and affixed the seal of the circuit court for said

county, at the village of Big Rapids, on this ninth day of November, A. D. 1867.

JOHN DALZIEL,

County Clerk.

January 1st, A. D. 1868, Circuit Court room, village of Big Rapids, county of Mecosta, State of Michigan.

The following petition was presented to the board of supervisors of said county at an adjourned meeting, time and place aforesaid, as follows:

The petition of Anthony Deffenbaugh and others was presented, asking the board to erect and provide for the organization of a new township to be called Sherman.

Abraham Vanalstine offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved by the Board, That the following described territory, as set forth in the petition of Anthony Deffenbaugh and others, to wit: Commencing at the north-east corner of township number twenty (20) north, range number seven (7) west, running thence westerly on the north line of the unorganized county of Osceola, to the north-east corner of township number twenty (20) north, of range number ten (10) west; thence southerly on the east line of the township last aforesaid, to the

Sherman organized.

south-east corner thereof; thence easterly on the south line of
township number twenty, (20,) to the east line of said Osceola
county; thence northerly on said county line to the place of
beginning; the same being townships number twenty (20)
north, of ranges number seven, (7,) eight, (8,) and nine (9)
west, all being in the unorganized county of Osceola, and State
of Michigan, be and the same is hereby erected into a township
to be called and known as the townsnip of Sherman. The first
township meeting thereof shall be held at the house of John
Grove, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, at
nine o'clock, forenoon, and at said meeting John Grove, An-
hony Daddles and George Stump, three electors of said town-
ship, shall be the persons whose duty it shall be to preside at
said meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and ex-
ercise the same powers as the inspectors of election at any
township meeting, as the law provides, and that John Grove
post the notices of the time and place of holding said meeting;
also, that the next township meeting of the township of Rich-
mond be held at the place designated by the board at their
last annual meeting; also, that the next annual township meet-
ing of the township of Lincoln be held at usual place for
holding the annual meeting in said township.
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
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I, John Dalziel, clerk of said county, and of the board of supervisors thereof, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the record of said board of supervisors at their adjourned meeting, January 1st, A. D. 1868, in the matter of the erection and organization of the new township of Sherman, compared by me with the original record, and that the same is a true transcript therefrom, and the whole of such original record.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand [L. S. ] and seal of said court, at the village of Big

Rapids, in said county, this 11th day of February,
A. D. 1868.

JOHN DALZIEL, Clerk.

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In the matter of the application of L. F. Corey and others, for

the erection and organization of a new township. It appearing to the board of supervisors that application has been made, and that notice thereof has been signed, posted ap, and published as in the manner required by law, and having duly considered the matter of said application, the board order and enact that the territory described in said application, bounded as follows, to wit: On the north by the south line of Osceola county, on the west by the township of Grant, on the south by the township of Big Rapids, and on the east by the township of Fork, the same being Congressional township number sixteen (16) north, of range eight (8) west, be and the same is hereby erected into a new township, to be called and known by the name of the township of Chippewa. The first Chippewa

organized. annual township meeting thereof shall be held at the house of John W. Sparks, in said township, on the first Monday of April next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, and at said meeting Henry F. Hammond, John W. Sparks and Augustus C. Foster, three electors of said township, shall be the persons whose duty it shall be to preside at such meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and exercise the same powers as the inspectors of election at any township meeting, as the law provides, and that J. W. Sparks post the notices of such meeting, fourteen days before holding the same, as required by law; also, that the next annual township meeting in the township of Grant, be held at the house of Abraham Vanalstine, in said township, and that James Canaan be the person appointed to post the notices of such meeting. STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Mecosta,

I, John Dalziel, clerk of the county aforesaid, and of the board of supervisors of said county, do hereby certify that I have carefully compared the foregoing copy of an order of said board with the record thereof in my office, as clerk of said board, and the copy thereto attached of the map or survey of the new township of Chippewa in my office, and furnished to

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