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CHAPTER XVI.

An ACT for the relief of John Scarlet.
WH

HEREAS it appears on the petition of John Scarlet of

Chester county, that on the twentieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred, a certain James Allen, at his request purchased for him at sheriffs sale, two tracts or parcels of land situate in Little-Britain township, in Lancaster county, the one containing eighty acres, and the other one hundred and ninetyfive acres, sold as the property of John Jones, for the sum of five hundred and eleven pounds one shilling, that on the fourteenth day of August, one thousand eight hundred, the sheriff of Lancaster county executed a deed to the said James Allen for the said two tracts of land, and afterwards received from the said John Scarlet, by the hands of the said James Allen the money due and payable therefor: And whereas the said James Allen afterwards died without havirg executed a reconveyance to the said John Scarlet, or any instrument of writing upon which the courts of law would be authorized to direct such a deed to be made by the Representatives of the said James Allen: Therefore,

SECTION I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General As

sembly met, and it is hereby enacied by the authority of the same, The right That the right, title and interest of John Scarlet to the said two and title of tracts of land shall be as good and effectual in law to all intents John Scarlet

and purposes as if the same had been completed by the sheriff tain tracts of of Lancaster county to him instead of the said James Allen.. land confirmed and

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker made effec

of the House of Representatives. tual,

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

SIMON SNYDER,

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CHAPTER XVII.
An ACT for the relief of John Jordai.

it of

Lancaster, is possessed of a new loan certificate in the name of Michael* M Ginnis, No. 14722, issued under the act of March the first, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, for nine pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence, which certificate at the time it was redeemable by law, and until-ately was misláid, and supposed to be lost, so that the said John Jordan has

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received no compensation for the same, and it also duly appears that the said certificate has never been redeemed: Therefore,

SECTION I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennyslvania, in General Asseme bly mei, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That The amount

the accounting officers be, and they are hereby directed to of certificate liquidate and settle the value of said certificate, No. 14722, No. 14722 tn agreeably to the provisions of the tenth section of the act, enti- be paid to

John Jordan. tled “ An act making certain appropriations, and to enable the governor of the commonwealth to negociate certain loans, and for other purposes therein mentioned," passed the fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, and the sum so found to be due on said certificate, shall be paid unto the said John Jordan, on a warrant drawn by the auditor general on the state treasurer out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XVIII.
A SUPPLEMENT to an act, entitled An Act to erect the town

of Connelsville in Fayette county, into a borough, and also a SUP-
PLEMENT to the act, entitled An Act to erect Union Town in

the county of Fayette, into a borough."
Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act, entitled “An act to regulate fences and to appoint

Certain parts appraisers in each township, in the counties of Bedford, Nor- of an act of thumberland, Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette, and to assembly reencourage the raising of swine:" passed the twenty-seventh day pealed. of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, be, and the same is hereby repealed so far as the same respects, and is in force in the boroughs of Connelsville and Union Town, in the county of Fayette, agreeably to the present limits of the said boroughs.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER. с

Section I. BEI

part of

CHAPTER XIX.
An ACT declaring part of French creek in Erie county a publje

highway.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Repr senta-

tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, A certain

That French creek, in the county of Erie, from its junction

with Le Bouff creek to the saw-mill now, or formerly owned by French creek de Leverick Bissell, be, and the same is hereby declared a public clared a pub- highway for the passage of rafts, boats, and other vessels, and lic highway. that it shall be lawful for the inhabitants desirous of using the Obstructions navigation of the said creek, to remove all natural and artificial to b-remov- obstructions which may be in the same, excepting bridges, dams ed, &c.

for mills, and other water works, Provided, That any person Proviso,

or persons owning or possessing lands on said creek, shall have liberty to construct any dam or dams subject to all the restrictions and provisions of the act of assembly of this commonwealth, passed the twenty-third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and three, entitled « An act to authorize any person or persons owning lands adjoining navigable streams of water, declared public highways, to erect dams upon such streams for mills, and other water works.”

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XX.
An ACT to authorize and empower Lewis Rush of the city of Phila-

delphia, to sell and convey a certain piece of ground therein men-
tioned.

HEREAS it appears to the legislature, that by an act

passed on the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, a company was incorporated for the purpose of erecting a bridge across the river Schuylkill at FlatRock, in Roxborough township, in the county of Philadelphia: And whereas it is required by the said act of incorporation, that the consent of the owners of the ground whereon the said bridge was to be erected should be obtained, previously to the erection of any work or works, and it has since been ascertained that a part of the ground whereon the said bridge is to be erected, is owned by minors, who are therefore incapable

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of making a conveyance : And whereas the interposition of the legislature, is necessary to enable Lewis Rush, the father of the said minors, to make a conveyance of the said ground, which he is willing if authorized to do: Therefore,

Section I. it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Lewis Rush be, and he is hereby authorized and empow- Lewis Rush ered to sell and convey in fee simple, to the company incorpor- empowered ated for the purpose of erecting a bridge across the river to sell and Schuylkill, at Flat-Rock, in the county of Philadelphia, so tain land to much of the estate devised by the late George Marshall, deceas- the Schuyled, to the children of the said Lewis Rush, who are minors, as

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company. shall be necessary to enable the said company to carry into execution the object for which they were incorporated, and that the proceeds of such sale shall be invested by the said Lewis Rush, in some productive fund for the benefit of the said minors respectively.

SÉCT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Lewis Rush That the said Lewis Rush shall, before he shall proceed to sell to enter into leo

and convey the said piece of land, enter into a recognizance a recogniOf with sufficient security before the Orphans' Court of the city and zance, &c.

county of Philadelphia, conditioned for the faithful execution of

the trust confided, and for the performance of the powers here6 by granted, and provided always, That the legal rights of all Proviso:

other persons, shall be, and they are hereby saved and reserved,

and shall remain as fully and effectually as if this act had never ch

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate.. APPROVED the twelfth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

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CHAPTER XXI.
An ACT to enable the administrators of Mark Deary, late of the

borough of Pittsburgh, deceased, to convey a certain lot of ground
to the

purchaser thereof.
WHEREAS it appears that Mark Deary, late of the bo

rough of Pittsburgh, deceased, did in his lifetime sell to his brother Francis Deary, in fee simple, a certain lot of ground in the said borough of Pittsburgh, and that the said Mark Deary received full payment or compensation for the same, of which sale there is no written evidence sufficient to enable

the administrators of the said deceased, to make and execute a i deed to the purchaser of the said lot : Therefore,

SECTION I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General As

sembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, The admin. That William Gormly, Thomas Hazelton and John Gill, administrators of Mark Deary

istrators of the estate of Mark Deary, deceased, be, and they are authorized hereby authorized and empowered by a sufficient deed or deeds in a to convey a law to convey, release and assure to Francis Deary, his heirs or aslot of ground

signs, a lot of ground in the borough of Pittsburgh, in the county to-Francis Deary.

of Allegheny, on Virgin-alley, numbered four hundred and fifteen, which the said Francis Deary, purchased from the said Mark Deary in his lifetime, together with all the right, title, interest, property and estate whatever, in law or equity which the said Mark Deary had in his lifetime to the said lot of ground, with the appurtenances, which deed or deeds, when executed by the said administrators, shall be as good and effectual in law to all intents and purposes as if the said Mark Deary had fully executed such contract, and conveyed the said lot of ground to the purchaser in his lifetime.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XXII.

An ACT establishing the name of Augustine Demetrius Gallitzen.
WHERE

THEREAS it has been represented to the legislature, by a

petition of Augustine Smith, that he has been resident in the United States, about seventeen years, that his family name is Gallitzen, but having assumed the name of Smith, he became a naturalized citizen under that name. Therefore,

SECTION I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General

Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and Augustine Smith autho. after the passage of this act, the aforesaid Augustine Smith is rized to re hereby authorized to reassume the name of Augustine Demetrius ssume his Gallitzen, and under that name shall be capable in law to hold

and convey real estate, to sue and be sued, and do all such other acts as he might have done under the name of Augustine

former Dame.

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