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ROADS, RAILROADS, HARBORS, AND OTHER PURPOSES,

Collected and Arranged in Pursuance of a Resolution of the Senate of January 9, 1867

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JOHN A. KERR & CO., PRINTERS TO THE STATE.

1867.

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LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES

RELATIVE TO

LANDS GRANTED TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.

I.

OF THE UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL LANDS.

ACT OF JUNE 23, 1838-5 U.S. STATUTES AT LARGE, 59. AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled “ An act to establish

the northern boundary line of the State of Ohio, and to provide for the admission of the State of Michigan into the Union on certain conditions."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the proposition submitted to the Congress of the United States by an ordinance passed by the convention of delegates at Detroit, assembled for the purpose of making a constitution for the State of Michigan, which are hereby rejected; and that the following propositions bey and the same are hereby offered to the Juegislature of the State of Michigan, for their acceptance or rejection, which if accepted, under the authority, conferred on the said Legislature by the convention which framed the constitution of the said State, shall be obligatory upon the United States.

First. That section numbered sixteen in every township of the public lands, and where such section has been sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to the State for the use of schools.

Second. That the seventy-two sections of land set apart and reserved for the use and support of a University by an act of

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Congress approved on the twentieth day of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled “ An act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Michigan," are hereby granted and conveyed to the State, to be appropriated solely to the use and support of such university, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe: And provided, also, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to impair or affect in any way the rights of any person or persons claiming any of said seventy-two sections of land, under contract or grant from said university.

Third. That five entire sections of land, to be selected and located under the direction of the Legislature, in legal divisions of not less than one-quarter section, from any of the unappropriated lands belonging to the United States within the said State, are hereby granted to the State for the purpose of completing the public buildings of the said State, or for the erection of public buildings at the seat of Government of the said State, as the Legislature may determine and direct.

Fourth. That all salt springs within the State, not exceeding twelve in number, with six sections of land adjoining, or as contiguous as may be to each, shall be granted to the said State for its use, the same to be selected by the Legislature thereof, on or before the first of January, eighteen hundred and forty; and the same, when so selected, to be used on such terms, conditions and regulations, as the Legislature of the saiu State shall direct: Provided, That no salt spring, the right whereof is now vested in any individual or individuals, or which may hereafter be confirmed or adjudged to any individual or individuals, shall, by this section, be granted to said State: And provided, also, That the General Assembly shall never sell or lease the same, at any one time, for a longer period than ten years, without the consent of Congress.

Fifth. That five per cent. of the nett proceeds of the sales of all public lands lying within the said State, which have been or shall be sold by Congress, from and after the first day of July, eighteen-hundred and thirty-six, (after deducting all the ex

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