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1857 - Michigan
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Page 14 - The legislature shall, within five years from the adoption of this constitution, provide for and establish a system of primary schools, whereby a school shall be kept without charge for tuition* at least three months in each year, in every school district in the State ; and all instruction in said schools shall be conducted in the English language.
Page 13 - ... but in case it shall appear that the United States have, when the lines or routes of said roads are definitely fixed, sold any section or any part thereof, granted as aforesaid, or that the right of pre-emption has attached to the same...
Page 14 - ... that a quantity of land not exceeding one hundred and twenty sections for each of said roads, and included within a continuous length of twenty miles of each of said roads, may be sold...
Page 26 - The legislature shall provide for an annual tax, sufficient with other resources, to pay the estimated expenses of the state government, the interest of the state debt, and such deficiency as may occur in the resources.
Page 13 - And provided further, That any and all lands heretofore reserved to the United States by any Act of Congress, or in any other manner by competent authority, for the purpose of aiding in any objects of internal improvement, or for any other purpose whatsoever, be and the same are hereby reserved from the operations of this Act...
Page 14 - That the lands hereby granted to said State shall be disposed of by said State only in...
Page 13 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that there be, and is hereby, granted to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of railroads from Little Bay de Noquet to Marquette, and thence to Ontonagou, and from the two last named places to the Wisconsin State line...
Page 14 - State shall be subject to the disposal of the legislature thereof, for the purposes aforesaid and no other; and the said railroad and branches shall be and remain a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States.
Page 14 - And be it further enacted, That the United States mail shall be transported over said roads, under the direction of the Post Office department, at such price as Congress may by law direct : Provided, That until such price is fixed by law, the Postmaster-General shall have the power to determine the same.
Page 13 - But in case it shall appear that the United States have, when the lines or routes of said roads are definitely fixed, sold any section or any parts thereof granted as aforesaid or that the right of pre-emption has attached to the same then it shall be lawful for any agent or agents to be appointed by the governor of said state to select...

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