MICHIGAN PIONEER COLLECTIONS
Report Of Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan
Be it enacted by the Legislative Council of
the Territory of Michigan, That the county included within the following limits,
to wit: west of the line between ranges 2 and 3 east; east of the line between
ranges 2 and 3 west; south of the line between townships 20 and 21 north, and
north of the line between townships 16 and 17 north, containing 16 townships,
be, and the same is hereby set off into a separate county, by the name of
Approved, February 12, 1831.
People of the State of Michigan enact, That the
county of Gladwin and the same is hereby attached to the county of Midland for
judicial and municipal purposes.
All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved, February 12, 1855.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact That the present unorganized county of Gladwin, be and the same is hereby organized into separate county by the name of Gladwin, and the inhabitants thereof shall entitled to all the privileges, powers, and immunities to which by law the inhabitants of other organized counties in the State are entitled.
SEC. 2. At the township meeting of the several townships in said county be held on the first Monday of April next, there shall be an election of all county officers to which other counties in this State are entitled, who shall hold their several offices until the first day of January, in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and until their successors shall have been elected and qualified. Said election shall be conducted in the same way, by the the same officers, and the returns thereof made in the same manner as near as many be, as is now required by law in the election of county officers in this State.
SEC. 3. The county canvass of the votes cast for county officers shall be held on the second Tuesday succeeding the election at the village of Gladwin county aforesaid, and said canvass shall be conducted in the same way and by the same officers as the requirements of law now provide in organized counties as nearly as may be, and the board of canvassers shall have power to appoint one of their number secretary of said board.
SEC. 4. The location of the county seat of said county shall be determined by three commissioners, and W. Grout, C. C. Chappell, and James Dow are hereby appointed such commissioners, who shall on or before the first of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, determine the location of the county seat of said county, and make a certificate describing the location thereof, which certificate shall be signed by a majority of said commissioners and filed with the clerk of the county of Gladwin, and a certified copy of said certificate shall by the county clerk be filed with the Secretary of State.
SEC. 5. All suits, proceedings, and other matters now pending, or that shall be pending on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in April next, before any court, or before any justice of the peace of the county of Midland, shall be prosecuted to final judgment and execution. And all taxes which have heretofore been levied shall be collected in the same manner as though this act had not passed.
SEC. 6. The said county of Gladwin shall be in and a part of the twenty-first judicial circuit.
SEC. 7. The register of deeds of said county shall make, or cause to me made, a transcript of all records made in other counties which are necessary to be and appear upon the records of said county; and the board of supervisors of said county shall within one year, make provision for defraying the expense of the same.
SEC. 8. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to furnish the township clerk of the township of Gladwin with a certified copy of this act; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to give the same notice of the elections to be held under the provisions of this act that is required by law to be given by the sheriff of organized counties.
SEC. 9. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 8, 1875.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section two of an act entitled “An act to organize the county of Gladwin,” approved April eight, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 2. There shall be held in the several townships of Gladwin county, on Tuesday, the first day of June next, a special election, for county officers of said county, at which election there shall be elected all the county officers to which the said county is entitled, who shall hold their several offices until the first day until their successors shall have been elected and qualified. Said election shall be conducted in the same way, by the same officers, and the returns therof made in the same manner, as near as may be, as is now required by law in the election of county officers in this State.
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved Aril 29, 1875.
County seat at present, Gladwin.