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that office, every person so refusing shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, which fines and forfeitures, and all others in pursuance of this act, or of the by-laws of the said burgesses and inhabitants, shall be recovered before the acting burgess or 1 any justice of the peace of that county, for the use of the said corporation, and in such case of refusal, the acting burgesses I. shall issue their process directed to the high-constable, requiring him to hold an election for the choice of some other fit person

or persons in the stead of such as shall refuse: Provided always, Appeal

That if any person or persons shall conceive him or themselves granted.

aggrieved by the judgment of the burgesses, or any justice, by virtue of this act, he or they may appeal to the next county court of common pleas, who shall, on the petition of the party, take such order therein as to them shall appear just and reasonable, and the same shall be conclusive to all parties.

Sect. VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Qualifica That the chief burgess shall take and subscribe, an oath or affirtion of the mation, before one of the associate judges or a justice of the borough offi

peace for the county of Washington, to support the constitution how'admin. of the United States, and of this state, and an oath or affirmaistered tion, well and truly to execute the office of chief-burgess of the

borough of Washington, and when so qualified he shall administer an oath or affirmation to the other burgess, assistants, highconstable and town-clerk, in manner and form aforesaid, before they shall enter on the duties of their respective offices.

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 XXV.
A SUPPLEMENT to the Act, entitled An act for the improve-

ment of the State.
SectionI. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-

tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Payment for

same, That the governor be, and he is hereby authorized and seventy shares of

required to draw his warrant on the treasury in favour of stock direct. the president and managers of the Easton and Wilksbarre Turned to the pike Road Company, for the payment of seventy shares of the Easton and

stock of the said company, residue of two hundred and fifty Wilksbarre turnpike

shares of the said stock subscribed, for and in behalf of this comroad com

monwealth, in pursuance of the act, entitled “ An act for the pany. improvement of the State:" passed the twenty-first day of March,

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight: And it shall be the duty of the said president and managers on

receiving the said warrant, to cause certificates for the said seventy shares of stock, to be depositest with the treasurer of this commonwealth, agreeably to the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement.

SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Part of a & That the twenty-sixth section of the act, entitled " An act to former law

enable the governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a com- repealed. pany for making an artificial road by the best and nearest route from the borough of Easton, in the county of Northampton, to

the town of Wilksbarre, in the county of Luzerne:" passed the I eleventh day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand r. eight hundred and three, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER,

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CHAPTER XXVI.
An ACT to conținue an Act, entitled An act to incorporate the

subscribers to the Bank of Pennsylvania,and for other purposes.
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Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

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

same, That the act, entitled “ An act to incorporate the sub- The act to scribers to the Bank of Pennsylvania;” passed the thirtieth day of incorporate

the subscribMarch, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, together

ers to the { with all acts now in force, supplementary to and connected with Pennsylva.

the said act be continued in full force and virtue, and in all its parts nia Bank, for the term of twenty years, from and after the fourth day of extended. March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, as if the present period of its extension, were a part of the above recited act, The governsubject nevertheless to the modifications and restrictions herein- or to be per

mitted to after mentioned : Provided, That the governor shall be allowed

subscribe for by the said corporation to subscribe at par, on behalf of this com- 1250 of the monwealth, for one thousand two hundred and fifty, of the reserved served shares in the said bank, at any time after the passing of shares at par:

, this act, and also for the same number of shares aforesaid at par, And for å at any time after the expiration of ten years, from and after the like num. fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. ber of

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ter ten years. That all notes or obligations of the bank of Pennsylvania, issued at its branches shall be payable at the said bank as well as at the branch where they issued. Sect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

The presiThat the said president, directors and company, be, and they are dent, &c.

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any time af.

ble to any

autliorized hereby authorized to lend to the government of the United to lend to

States, any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the whole the U. S. &c. the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, at any time after the And to dispose of the passing of this act, and the stock, rights or evidences of said evidences of debt, to sell and dispose of whenever the said president, directhe said

tors and company shall deem such sale necessary or useful. debt.

Sect IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, The stock not assigna- That the stock of the said corporation shall not be assignable or

transferable to any person except citizens of the United States, but citizens from and after the fourth day of March next. of the U. S.

Sect. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Notice of a That if any note or bill drawn or accepted, payable and disnote to be

counted at any office of discount and deposit, which now is or protested to be given.

may hereafter be established by the said corporation, shall be sent to be protested for non-payment, the notary public, or other proper officer, shall leave notice, thereof at the office of discount and deposit aforesaid, at which such note or bill has been made payable, and such notice shall be considered the legal notice of protest, any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XXVII.
An ACT to perfect the title of Thomas Harrison, Philip Jones

and Robert C. Martin, to a lot of ground in the county of Phila

delphia. Section I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the A deed ere. same, That the deed of conveyance made and executed to Thomas cuted by Harrison, Philip Jones, and Robert C. Martin, of the city of John Encell, Philadelphia, by John Encell, dated the thirty-first day of Dedeclared to be valid.

cember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight, recorded at Philadelphia in deed book E F, No 32, page 248, &c. whereby the said John Encell conveys to the said Thomas Harrison, Philip Jones and Robert C. Martin, as tenants in common, all his estate, title and interest in a lot of ground in the township of Passyunk, in the county of Philadelphia, beginning at the intersection of Cedar or South-street, and a street called Water-street, containing in front on said Waterstreet, one hundred feet, and extending in depth the same di

mensions into the river Schuylkill to low-water-mark, be, and die same is hereby declared to be as valid in law, to all intents and purposes as if the said John Encell had been a citizen of the United States at the time of his purchase, and of executing the deed of conveyance aforesaid : Provided always, That nothing Proviso. herein contained shall be construed to bar or defeat, any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, of any right, title, interest, claim or demand, which they may have, in or to the said lot or piece of land, or any part or parcel thereof.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XXVIII.
An ACT to authorize the administrators of William Rodgers, de-

ceased, to convey a certain tract or parcel of land to the purchaser, WH

HEREAS it appears that William Rodgers of the county

of Green, deceased, was seized in his life-time of a certain tract or parcel of land in Morris township and county of Green aforesaid, which he in his lifetime did sell and engage to convey to John M Gumphey of said county, but of which sale there is no written evidence to enable the administrators of the deceased to make and execute a deed to the said purchaser, consistent with the laws of this commonwealth : Therefore,

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 Gertra AdministraRodgers administratrix, and Joseph Masters administrator of tors of Wm.

Rodgers, deWilliam Rodgers, deceased, be, and they are hereby authoriz

ceased, enaed and empowered by sufficient deed, to convey to John bled to conM“Gumphey, his heirs and assigns, in fee simple, agreeably to rey certain

lands to John the sale made by William Rodgers in his lifetime, a certain tract

M'Gumphes, or parcel of land containing fifty acres, and allowance, lying and being in Morris township, in the county of Green, adjoining lands of Elias Congger.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER,

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CHAPTER XXIX.

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An ACT establishing the seat of government of the commonwealth of

Pennsylvania, at Harrisburgh, in the county of Daupkin.

Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives The state of

of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General fices to be Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, removed to

That within the month of October, one thousand eight hunHarrisburgh

dred and twelve, all the offices attached to the seat of govern1812. ment of this state, shall be removed to the borough of HarrisBy whom.

burgh, in the county of Dauphin, by their respective holders, Legislature

and shall after that period cease to be exercised elsewhere, at said place

which said borough of Harrisburgh, the session of the legislaand at said

ture next thereafter ensuing as well as all future sessions shall time.

be held, and the said borough of Harrisburgh is hereby fixed Harris. burgh de

and declared to be the seat of government of the said commonclared to be wealth. the seat of

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, government. The several That the secretary of the commonwealth, state treasurer, audiofficers to tor general, secretary of the land office, and surveyor-general, remove the the clerks of both houses of the legislature, and all officers books, &c. of their re

whose official duty is or may be appurtenant and attached to the spective of- seat of government, shall each of them remove or cause to be fices, removed, all the books, records, papers and other documents

whatsoever, to the said offices respectively, or to the state generally belonging, to the said borough of Harrisburgh, in the manner provided for and directed by this act.

$ect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Commission. That Robert Harris, George Hoyer, and George Zeigler, shall be ers appoint and they hereby are appointed commissioners, who, together with ed, and for the respective officers aforesaid, shall superintend and direct the pose.

removal of the books, records, papers and other documents aforesaid, and shall provide at the borough of Harrisburgh, good and suitable rooms and apartments for the convenient accommodation of the legislature, and also for the receiving, opening and depositing the said books, records, papers and other documents,

and for conducting and transacting the business of the offices The com

aforesaid respectively, and in case of the resignation of any of missioners the said officers, or of their, or any of their neglect, or refusal, to supply the place of any

or incapacity to attend to the business of the removal aforesaid, officer that then it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a may die, re- majority of them, to proceed therein as if the said officers were sign, &c.

attending

Sect. IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Offer of the That the governor be, and he hereby is authorized and required, acres of land on behalf and in the name of this commonwealth, to accept of by William the offer of ten acres of land in or adjoining the said borough M'Clay, to, of Harrisburgh, at one hundred dollars per acre, made by Wilbe accepted.

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