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CHAPTER I.
An ACT confirming the title of Matthias Greenawalt to certain lands

therein mentioned.
HEREAS Matthias Greenawalt of Chester county, then

a subject of the emperor of Germany, did, on the elev. enth day of December, 1802, purchase and receive a deed of conveyance in fee simple from Samuel King of said county, for thirteen acres and eight perches of land, situate in the township of Easttown and county aforesaid, bounded by lands of Isaac Wayne, Samuel King, and John Tucker. And whereas it hath been represented, that the said Matthias Greenawalt at the time of the purchase aforesaid, was unacquainted with the laws relative to aliens purchasing and holding real estate within this commonwealth, and that he hath since the purchase aforesaid become a citizen of the United States, according to laws enacted in that behalf: 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 the M. Greenstitle to all and singular the above described tract of land, walt, an awith the appurtenances acquired by the said Matthias Greena- lien, enabled walt by his deed of indenture, made to him by the said Samuel

tain reales King for thirteen acres and eight perches of land, bearing date tate. the eleventh day of December, 1802, shall be, and remain as firm, valid, and effectual in law to all intents and purposes what

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soever, as if the said Matthias Greenawalt had previously to the execution thereof, taken and subscribed a declaration of his ina tention to become a citizen of the United States, any act to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the twenty-fifth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and nine.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER II.
An ACT Supplementary to the act entitled An Act, abolishing the
Ofices of Receiver General and Master of the Rolls

, and transferring the duties therein performed to other offices and for other purposes: passed the twenty-ninth day of March, one thousand eight

hundred and nine.
Section I. B, 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, Fees to be That from and after the passing of this act, no fee shall be retaken in the ceived in the Surveyor General's office for filing and directing office of the

a warrant, and that the whole amount of the money to be paid Surveyor

on issuing, filing and directing the same, shall in no case
ceed the sum of four dollars and fifty cents.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, When the in- That in all applications at the land office for warrants, hereafter tain purchase

to be granted by the state, the person making application or his monies may agent, may at their own election, pay the interest on the purbe paid.

chase money accrued previously to the date of the warrant, either at the time the purchase money shall be paid, or after the return of survey shall have been made and before the issuing of the pa

Sect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Price of cer. That in all cases of warrants issuing hereafter, where the return tain warrants of survey shall have been previously made on proprietary locadollars.

tions, and whereon a warrant commonly called a warrant of ac

ceptance shall issue, the price of said warrant shall be two dollars. Where part

Sect. IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, of the fees is That in all applications made at the land office for patents, prepreviously paid, the

vious to the commencement of the operation of the act to which same to be this is a supplement, and where a part of the fees was paid, the deducted Secretary of the land office is hereby authorized and directed to

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deduct the same from the price of the patent, and to issue the pa- out of the tent on the payment of the balance into the treasury.

price of the SECT. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

patent. That so much of any act or acts as is altered or supplied by the

Repealing

section. provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the twenty-fifth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and nine.

SIMON SNYDER.
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CHAPTER III.
An ACT to enable Charles Biles of Chester county, ta sell and convey

a certain piece of land therein mentioned. WHE

THEREAS a certain Thomas Wamsley of Northampton

township, in the county of Bucks, by his last will and testament did devise unto his four grand children, Thomas, Sarah, William and Mary Wamsley, a certain plantation or tract of land situate in Bensalem township, in the county aforesaid, containing one hundred and twenty acres, which said plantation was by a jury legally apportioned to, and divided among said devisees, and thirty-five acres of said land by metes and bounds was allotted to Sarah Wamsley, one of the devisees aforesaid, who it appears was intermarried with a certain Charles Biles, but is since deceased, leaving issue, four children all minors, and that the said lot of land owing to its situation, is not only unproductive but decreasing in value : And the said Charles Biles having prayed by petition that a law may be passed, enabling him to sell and convey said piece of land for the benefit of said minors : 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,

Charles That Charles Biles is hereby authorised and empowered to sell

Biles ena for the highest price that can be had therefor, thirty-five acres bled to sell of land by metes and bounds with the appurtenances which he and convey a holds in right of his wife, situate in the township of Bensalem, certain piece

of land, in the county of Bucks, and to make such deed or conveyance of the said thirty-five acres with the appurtenances, as shall sufficiently secure to the purchaser or purchasers, all the right, ti. tle and interest which the said Sarah Wamsley (alias Biles) in her lifetime, and at the time of her decease had in, and to the same, and that the proceeds thereof, shall by the said Charles

Biles be made safe on good real security, for the benefit of said minors respectively, as is directed by the intestate laws of the commonwealth.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, To give se. That the said Charles Biles shall, before he proceeds to sell and curity, &c. convey the said piece of land, enter into a recognizance with suf

ficient security before the Orphans' Court of the county of Chester, conditioned for the faithful execution of the trust confided, and the performance of the powers hereby granted for the purpose aforesaid.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER. :0:

CHAPTER IV.
An ACT for the relief of Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor.)
WHEREAS it appears to the legislature, that Peter Frank-

lin (alias Peter Hyway) an illegitimate son of Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor) died intestate and without issue, and possessed of a small personal estate within this commonwealth, on which Elizabeth Pile of the county of Philadelphia, took out letters of administration. And whereas the said Elizabeth Pile has since died, and the amount of the said estate has since remained and now remains in the possession of her securities, Robert Fitzgerald, and Samuel Pile, as they have acknowledged. And whereas the said Peter Franklin (alias Peter Hyway) having left no heir or other known legal kindred, the estate has escheated to the commonwealth. And whereas the said Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor) is aged, infirm, and very poor; and it would be inconsistent with the usual justice and humanity of the commonwealth to derive or desire to derive a pecuniary advantage from an escheat under such circumstances: Therefore,

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

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Robert Certain mo- Fitzgerald and Samuel Pile, be, and they are hereby authorised nies to be and empowered to pay

the amount of the said estate, now repaid to Henry Bell, for maining in their hands, to Henry Bell of the city of Philadelphia, the use of agent for the said Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor) for the benePatty. High- fit and use of the said Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor), and that way,

all and every right, title, interest, claim and demand which this

Claim of the common

commonwealth may have acquired by reason of any escheat, or supposed escheat from the want of any heir or other known le- wealth to gal kindred to the said Peter Franklin (alias Peter Hyway) de- the same, ceased, of, into, and out of the said estate, whereof he died renounced. possessed, shall be, and the same is hereby vested in the said Patty Hyway (alias Patty Taylor), to be had and held by ber, her executors, administrators and assigns for ever, subject nevertheless, to the satisfaction of all just liens, debts, claims and Proviso. demands whatsoever.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER V.:
An ACT to confer on Patrick Julius Bujac, and Matthew

Lachaussee Bujac, the rights and benefits of Children, born in

lawful wedlock. WHE

HEREAS John Lachaussee Bujac, a native of France, and

a naturalized citizen of the United States, resident in Pennsylvania, and Celeste Robin, a native of St. Domingo, his now wife, have represented to the Legislature, that before their intermarriage they had two sons called respectively Patrick Julius Bujac, and Matthew Lachaussee Bujac. And whereas it appears proper by legislative interposition, to introduce barmony and equality among the children of the same family: 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 the said Patrick Julius Bujac and Matthew Lachaussee Bu, P. J. Bujac, jac, the sons of the said John Lachaussee Bujac, by the said and M. I.. Celeste Robin, shall have and enjoy all the rights, benefits and Bujac, legitadvantages of children, born in lawful wedlock, and be able and

imatized. capable in law to inherit and transmit any estate whatsoever, as if they had been born subsequent to the intermarriage of their said parents.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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