Be it enacted by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan:

     SECTION 13.     That the county included within the following limits, to wit: west of the line between ranges 2 and 3 west; east of the line between ranges 6 ad 7 west; south of the line between townships 16 and 17, and north of the line between townships 12 and 13 north, containing 16 townships, be, and the same is hereby set off into a separate county by the name of Isabella.

Approved March 2, 1831

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact. That the county of Isabella shall be organized, and the inhabitants thereof entitled to all the rights and privileges to which by law the inhabitants of other organized counties of this State are entitled.

SEC. 2. There shall be elected in the said county of Isabella, on the first Monday of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, all the several county officers to which, by law, the said county is entitled; the said election shall, in all respects, be conducted and held in the manner prescribed by law for holding elections for county and State officers; Provided, That the county officers so to be elected shall be qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of May next following their election, and their respective terms of office shall expire at the time prescribed by the general law.

SEC. 3. The board of canvassers in said county, for the first election aforesaid, shall consist of the presiding inspectors of election from each township therein, who shall meet at the house of John M. Hursh, in the township of Isabella, on the second Tuesday of April next succeeding the said election, and organize by appointing one of their number chairman, and another secretary of said board, and shall thereupon proceed to discharge all the duties of a board of county canvassers, as in ordinary cases of elections for county and State officers.

SEC. 4. The county of Clare is hereby attached to the county of Isabella for judicial and municipal purposes, and to the township of Isabella for township purposes.

SEC. 5. Within twenty days after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to transmit by mail to the township clerk of the township of Coe, in said county of Isabella, a certified copy of this act.

SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the township clerk of said township of Coe, to notify the several township clerks of the several townships of said county of Isabella, of the time of holding election for the officers provided for in this act, and of the several officers to be elected, at least ten days prior to the said election. 

SEC. 7. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

Approved February 11, 1859

ISABELLA - Named from the Queen of Spain, the illustrious patroness of Columbus.  Born, 1451; died 1504
County seat, Mount Pleasant, settled in 1861


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