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l'hat the said election shall open at two o'clock in the afternoon, When the e. and continue until ten in the evening.

lection shall Sect. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, open, &c. That in cases of vacancy occasioned by death, resignation or In cases of otherwise, the major shall appoint à suitable person as constable, vacancy, &c. until the ensuing annual election, after having first obtained the mayor to

appoint, security required by the third section of this act.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XII.
An ACT enabling Joseph Williams, Committee of Clement Brown,

a Lunatick, to sell and convey real estate. WH

HEREAS it appears by the proceedings had in the court

of common pleas, for the city and county of Philadelphia, that a certain Clement Brown of the said city, has been found and declared to be a lunatick, or non compos mentis; and that Joseph Williams has by the said court, been appointed a committee of the person and estate of the said Clement Brown. And whereas it has been represented to the legislature by the said Joseph Williams, that the said Clement Brown is interested in certain lands within the state of Pennsylvania, but that the same are wholly unproductive, and tliat the said Clement Brown has no personal estate, nor any other real estate, producing an income whereby lie may be supported, and that the sale of the said land is necessary to his maintenance : Therefore,

Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenza tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Gener I Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for Joseph Williams to sell and Joseph Wil convey in fee simple, all the real estate of the said Clement liams ena. Brown, a lunatick, or such part thereof, as he may think proper, and convey to such person or persons, for such price or prices, and ori such the real esterms and conditions as he the said Joseph Williams may deem tate of Clemost advantageous to the said lunatick, and that the deed

ment Brown,

a lunatic, deeds of the said Joseph Williams, as committee of the said Clenient Brown to the purchaser or purchasers, shall be as good and effectual in law, to all intents and purposes, as if the said Clement Brown were of sqund mind, and a party to the same: Provided, That the said Joseph Williams shall, before he proceeds to sell To enter into the estate of the said Clement Brown, enter into a recognizance

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with sufficient security before the court of common pleas for the city and county of Philadelphia, that all the monies arising from the sales authorised by this act, shall, after paying the debts of the said lunatick, it any be so disposed of, as will be most for the benefit of the said lunatick and his heirs.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, To whom

That the monies arising from the sale of the said estate, shall the proceeds descend at the death of the said lunatick, to the same heirs, and of the sale shall des. in the same proportions as the real estate would have done, if cend to. this act had not been passed.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Represen'atives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XIII.
An ACT to incorporate the Bible Society of Philadelphia.
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HEREAS a number of the citizens of this common

wealth of different religious denominations, have formed themselves into a society under the name of “The Bible Society of Philadelphia,” for the purpose of publishing and distributing gratuitously the oly Scriptures among the poor, and such other description of persons as may be in need of these sources of Christian Comfort and Hope: And whereas the members of this society have by memorial to the legislature, prayed to be incorporated: Therefore, Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representu.

tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the auihority of the

same, That William White F. C. Helmuth, Ashbel Green, Jo. Managers seph Pilmore, William Staughton, James Gray, Archibald bers of the Alexander, Thomas Ware, Philip F. Mayer, Samuel Helfenstien, society in Joseph Zesline, Jacob Janeway, Benjamin Rush, George W. corporated. Potts, Peter Vanpelt, Robert 'alston, George Krebs, Lawrence

Seckel, William Shufflebotom, Francis Markoe, Thomas Cumpston, Joseph Zimmerman, Samuel Harvey, and Benjamin B. Hopkins, the present managers of said society, together

with the other meinbers thereof, be, and they are hereby made Sitle of

and constituted a corporation and body politic, in law and in fact, by the name, style and title of, “The Bible Society of Philadelphia," and shall have all the rights, powers and privileges, incident by law to a corporation.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

That the estate and property of what kind soever the same may be now held, and which at any time hereafter shall be acquired by the said society, shall be vested in the said managers and their successors, duly elected, who shall by the name and title

Powers of aforesaid, be able and capable in law to purchase, receive, take,

the incorpor: and hold, for the use and benefit of said society, any land, ation. tenements, hereditaments, and any sum or sums of money, goods and chattels, by the gift, alienation, devise or bequest of any person or persons, bodies, politic or corporate capable to make the sanie : Provided, That the clear yearly value or income of

Interest of the messuages, houses, land and tenements, rents, annuities, monies lent and other hereditaments, and real estate of the said company or by &c. not to corporation, and the interest of the monies lent by the same shall exceed

10,000 dolls. not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That the following articles, shall be the fundamental laws of said
corporation.
First, The yearly profits, fund or income of the said society

Appropria(except so much as may be necessary for contingent expences) tion of the shall be employed for procuring and distributing gratuitously, the funds of, scriptures of the old and new testament as hereinafter pointed out in such language as may, by the society be found useful, convenient or necessary, and for no other purpose.

Second. The bible selected for publication or distribution, Description shall contain no other additions to the text of scriptures, than of the bible the contents of the chapters, marginal references, and the tables to be distribof kindred weights and measures usually published with the bible. Terms of Third. Each

Each person shall pay five dollars at the time of be- subscription, coming a member of the society, and two dollars every year afterwards during his continuance therein. Persons who will subscribe fifty dollars or more, shall be members during life, without any further contribution.

Fourth. The business of the society shall be conducted by Twenty-four twenty-four managers, who shall be chosen annually by ballot, managers to by the members present at a meeting, which shall be held on the first Wednesday of May in every year, of which one month's previous notice shall be given by the secretaries of the society, in at least two newspapers published in the city; and the mana

Who shall gers so chosen or elected, shall within three days afterwards, choose a meet and choose a president, four vice-presidents, two secrera- president, ries and a treasurer out of their own body, and if an election &c. shall not have been held at the time appointed, the corporation shall not for that cause be dissolved, but an election shall be held as soon afterwards as may be, and until such election, the managers in place shall continue to act.

Fifth. Seven of the managers shall be a board for the trans. What num. action of all business, except the appropriation of money above ber of mana

be chosen.

gers shall

managers

the sum of three hundred dollars, when thirteen shall be necesconstitute

sary to constitute a board, they shall make by-laws for the gova board, Powers and ernment of the society, and have power to enforce the same, produties of, vided they are not inconsistent with the laws of the United

States, or of this commonwealth, which now are, or hereafter may be enacted, and the managers aforesaid shall keep an account of the receipts and disbursements of money, and lay the same annually before the society, with a statement of their labours with respect to the objects of the society; and they shall lay an abstract of the transactions of the society before the legislature of this commonwealth, in the month of January in every year hereafter.

Sixth, A special meeting of the society may be called at any time by the managers.

Sect. IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, The present That until the election of managers aforesaid, pursuant to this

act, the before named officers, and the managers of the said soand officers confirmed, ciety, viz. William White, President ; F. C. ¥. Helmuth, Ash

bel Green, Benjamin Rush and William Staughton, vice-presidents; James Gray and Benjamin B. Hopkins, secretaries, and Robert Ralston, treasurer; shall be, and they are hereby continued and confirmed.

Sect. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesdid, to misno. That no misnomer of the said corporation in any deed, will, tesmer, &c. to tament, gift, grant, devise or other instrument of contract or convitiate any veyance shall

vitiate or defeat the same, if the said corporation devise or

shall be sufficiently described to ascertain the intention of the parconveyance

ty or parties, to give, devise, bequeath or assure to, or contract with the corporation hereby created by the style and title aforesaid, nor shall any non use, unless for a greater term than five years of the privileges hereby granted, create any forfeiture of the same,

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight humdred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XIV.

An ACT to amend the Penal Laws.
Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in The stealing General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the of bank notes same, That from and after the passage of this act, the robbery

or larceny of any bank note or bank notes of any incorporated

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bank, shall be punishable in the same manner as the robbery or ished as roblarceny of any goods or chattels of equal amount. JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

ceny. of the House of Representatives

. P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XV.
An ACT affording immediate relief to Michael Mullen, and granting

him an annuity.
WHEREAS
VHEREAS it appears that Michael Mullen enlisted in the

service of his country at an early period of the revolutionary war, in which he continued to the end thereof, and in consequence of a wound received in the service of his country at the battle of Monmouth, and infirmities occasioned by the fatigues of the war, together with old age, he is now entirely rendered incapable of gaining a livelihood by labour : Therefore,

SECTION I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Asa sembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the sum of forty dollars be, and the same is hereby grant- Forty dollats ed to Michael Mullen, to be paid immediately after the passing granted to of this act, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- Muilen. propriated, and that an annuity of forty dollars be granted for And an anthe use of Michael Mullen, to be paid to Fullerton Woods of nuity of like Indiana county, his executor or executors, or his or their lawful amount, &c. attorney, to commence the first of February next, to continue during the life of said Michael Mullen, and to be paid half yearly to the said Fullerton Woods, or his executor or executors, or his or their lawful attorney, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise apropriated, which annuity shall be expended by the said Fullerton Woods, his executor or executors, or his or their lawful attorney, in providing cloathing and diet for the

Fullerton said Michael Mullen, and it shall be, and is hereby made the Woods, &c. duty of the said Fullerton Woods, his executor or executors, his to make an or their lawful attorney, to make an annual return to the or

turn to the phans' court of Indiana county, on oath or affirmation, how and

orphans in what manner le or they have executed the trust in him or court. them confided by this act.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVEN--the sixth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

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