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election, one until the annual October election next succeeding, and one until the annual October election next succeeding.

Sec. 4. And be it further enucted, That at the one comnext October annual election, and at such and be elected every subsequent October annual election, there tober anshall be elected one commissioner, who shall tion, etc. continue in office for the term of three years, Continuance and until his or their successors shall be elected and qualified.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any Associate of the commissioners shall die, remove from the vacancies county, resign or decline to serve in said office, by death, the associate judges, or a majority of them, in commissiontheir respective counties, shall appoint a commissioner or commissioners to fill such vacancy or vacancies; and such person or persons, so appointed, shall continue in office until the next to continue succeeding October annual election, at which til the suc election there shall be elected some person or toober elecpersons as commissioner or commissioners to fill such vacancy or vacancies, who shall continue in office until the triennial election; and it Clerks of shall be the duty of the clerks of the courts of pleas to common pleas in their respective counties, to certificates make out for each of the persons elected as sioners.

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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if the election of any commissioner shall be contested, the same shall be decided and conducted in the same manner as is directed in case of sheriffs or coroners in the before recited act.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That before any commissioner shall enter upon the duties of bis office, he shall take an oath or affirmation, before some judge of the court of common pleas or justice of the peace, faithfully and impartially to discharge the duties of a commissioner for the county of

and the judge of the court of common, pleas, or justice, administering such oath or affirmation, shall give a certificate that the same hath been done to the clerk of the court of common pleas, and the same shall be filed with the returns of the persons elected.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the second Mon commissioners shall meet annually, on the sec

ond Monday of June, at the place where the court of common pleas is usually held in the respective counties, and then, or at such other times as the commissioners may then appoint,

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shall examine and allow all just debts and
demands which now are or hereafter shall be Their duty.
chargeable upon the respective counties, and
shall, from time to time, adjust and settle the
demands and sums of money which necessary
public expenditures require should be raised
yearly, to defray the charges of building and
repairing court houses, prisons, bridges, and
for such other uses as may be for the benefit of
said counties respectively.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the
commissioners shall have a just and accurate
record kept of all their corporate proceedings,
and for that purpose they are hereby empower-
ed to appoint a clerk, who may or may not be of To appoint
their own body, as they may deem expedient,
whose duty it shall be to keep their records as His duty.
aforesaid, and preserve all papers and docu-
ments they may direct, and attest all orders and
warrants issued by them, and perform every
other service that may appertain to his office, as
clerk; and he may be removed, at any time, by
the commissioners, for neglect or misconduct
in office; and he shall receive as a compensation, How com-
such sum as the commissioners may think rea-

a clerk.



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commissioners shall assess county taxes and assess coun- erect public buildings, in such manner as is erect public directed by law; and they may cause any bridge

to be built over any creek or water course, when they think such bridge of public utility and too expensive to be borne by the township in

which it may be wanted. Demands, Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all

accounts, debts and demands, justly chargeable upon the said respective counties, shall be allowed by the commissioners, who shall issue orders upon the treasurer in favor of all creditors, for the sum or sums so allowed; which orders shall be received in payment for county taxes; all which orders, so granted, shall be numbered in their order and entered in a book, which the commissioners shall procure for that purpose, at the expense of the said counties respectively.

Sec. 12. Ind be it further enacted, That the

county treasurers appointed by the associate ciate judges judges, under the provisions of the seventh secin office one tion of "An act to amend an act,' entitled, "An

act to regulate county levies,” passed the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, shall continue in office one year, if they so long behave well, from and after the

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second Monday of June next; and the treasu-
rers of every county that now is or that may be
hereafter erected and established, shall be
appointed by the commissioners, and all vacan- To be ap-
cies that may happen by death, removal or the commis-
otherwise, shall be filled by the commissioners
of their respective counties; and the persons so
appointed by the commissioners, shall continue
in office for one year; but before they enter To continue
upon the duties of their offices respectively, one year.
they shall give bond to the commissioners and to give
their successors, with one or more sufficient
freehold sureties, in the sum of three thousand
dollars conditioned for the punctual execution
of their duty; and the said treasurers shall keep His duty.
a fair and accurate account of all monies re-
ceived and when, and also all disbursements and
payments made by order of the commissioners;
and the county treasurer shall be subject to be
removed from office for neglect or misconduct
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Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the Treasurer to county treasurer shall, yearly, settie his ac- the commiscounts with the commissioners, at their annual their anmeetings, and be entitled to receive for his ing entitled services, a sum not exceeding four per centum cent. on all monies by him received and accounted for; and when any county treasurer shall be re

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