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CHATPER VI.
An ACT te declare Muncy Creek and its branches, in the county of

Lycoming, public highways.
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 Muncy same, That from and after the passing of this act, Muncy Creek, in creek and its the county of Lycoming and its branches: to wit, from the mouth branches, &c. declared

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to the mouth of Beaver Creek, on the east branch, public high- and from the mouth of the north branch up the same as far as ways. Elk Lick, shall be and the same are hereby declared public high

ways for the passage of rafts, boats, and other vessels under limitations and restrictions hereinafter specified, and it shall and may be lawful for the inhabitants desirous of using the navigation of said waters, to remove all natural and artificial obstructions from the waters within the aforesaid described bounds, excepting dams for 'mills, and other water works, and to erect such slopes or locks, and to keep the same in repair at the milldams now built, as may be necessary for the passage of rafts, boats or other vessels : Provided, Such slopes or locks be so constructed as not to injure the works of said dams.

SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Owners of That any person or persons owning or possessing lands on said lands on the creek, or its branches, shall have liberty to erect any dam or banks of said dams across the same agreeably and subject to all the restrictions creeks, to have the and provisions of an act of the General Assembly of this Com

monwealth, passed on the twenty-third day of March, one thouerecting

sand eight hundred and three, entitled « An act to authorize dams, &c.

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."

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER VII.
An ACT to alter the time of holding the courts of quarter sessions

and common pleas, in the county of Westmoreland.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaSect. I. BE

tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Gen

eral Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Courts of That from and after the next March term, in the county of quarter sesWestmoreland, the courts of quarter sessions and common pleas, common shall commence and be holden in said county on the Mondays pleas in next preceding the courts in Somerset county, any law or laws Westmore.

land county, to the contrary notwithstanding.

when to be JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

held. 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 VIII. k! An ACT to enable Charles Von Bonnhorst, an alien, to hold lands.

HEREAS it appears to the Legislature, that Charles Von

Bonnhorst a native of Westphalia, emigrated to the State sy of Pennsylvania, on the sixteenth day of July, eighteen hun

dred and seven, and has declared his intention of becoming a citizen of the United States : that he has since married in Philadel

phia: that in right of his wife he became entitled to the one fifth ed

part of a tract of land containing eight hundred and ten acres or and sixty-three perches, situate on Toby's creek, in the county 15 of Armstrong: that he acquired the equitable title to the other - four-fifths by purchase: that in consequence of his being an alien, U his title to the aforesaid land is defective: And whereas it has

been further stated, that if his title to the aforesaid land is perfected, and he is allowed to purchase a seat proper for erecting

water-works, he will establish manufactories for woollen-cloths and cutlery: Therefore,

Sect. Í. 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

Charles V. Charles Von Bonnhorst a native of Westphalia in Germany, Bonnhorst shall have and hold to himself, his heirs and assigns, the eight enabled to hundred and ten acres and sixty-three perches of land, situate hold certain

real estate. on Toby's creek, in the county of Armstrong, that he obtained partly by purchase and partly in right of his wite, in the same manner and for the same estate he would have been entitled thereto, had he been a citizen of this commonwealth, or of the United States, at the time of his purchase.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Charles Von Bonnhorst is hereby authorized to acquire chase and

And to pur• by purchase, any quantity of land not exceeding fifteen hundred hold any

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quantity of land not ex. acres, in addition to the quantity already mentioned, and to ceeding 1500 have, hold and enjoy the same to himself, his heirs and assigns acres in ad. in as full a manner as he could do were he a citizen of this comdition there. monwealth, or of the United States.

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 IX.
An ACT to authorize the administrators of Emmor Jefferies, late of

the county of Lancaster, deceased, to convey a certain lot of ground
to the purchaser thereof.

HEREAS it appears that Emmor Jefferies, late of the

town of Columbia, in the county of Lancaster, deceased, was seized of a moiety, or half part of a certain lot of ground in the said town of Columbia, numbered in the general plan of said town, ninety-five, and bounded by lots of John Brum. field and John Menaugh, and did in his lifetime sell and engage to convey the same to the said John Menaugh, but of which sale there is no written evidence sufficient to enable the administrators of the said deceased to make and execute a deed to the said purchaser, consistent with the existing laws of this commonwealth: 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 James Gra

ham and John Cooper, administrators of the estate of Emmor The admi

Jefferies deceased, be, and they are hereby authorized and emnistrators of the estate of powered by a sufficient deed in law to convey and assure to John Emmor Jef. Menaugh, or to his heirs or assigns, all the right, title, interest, feries de

property and estate whatsoever, in law or equity which the said ceased, enabled to con

Emmor Jefferies in his lifetime had, of in and to a moiety or half vey & assure part of a certain lot of ground in the town of Columbia, in the a certain lot county of Lancaster, numbered in the general plan of said town, of ground. ninety-five, adjoining lots of John Brumfield and the said John

Menaugh, which said part of a lot the said Emmor Jefferies deceased, did in his lifetime sell and engage to convey to the said John Menaugh, when it shall satisfactorily appear that the purchase money thereof has been or shall be paid, which deed when duly executed by the said administrators shall be as effectual

1. in law to all intents and purposes as if the said Emmor Jefferies

in his lifetime had executed 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 hundred and ten.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER X.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act, 'entitled « An Act in aid of the com

pany for erecting a bridge over the river Delaware, at the borough
of Easton."

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d WHEREAS the president, managers and company, for

erecting a bridge over the river Delaware, at the borough of Easton, did on the twenty-ninth day of October, in the year e of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six, execute in h due form of law, under their corporate seal, a deed pledging to

the governor for the use of the commonwealth, as well the di capital stock and estates of the said company, as the tolls which - shall arise from the said bridge for the payment of the sum of

ten thousand dollars, with lawful interest thereon in ten equal annual instalments, and did deposit the said deed in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth: And whereas the said president, managers and company, have represented that they will be able and are desirous to pay off the said sum of ten thousand dollars, and the interest thereon, before the day on which the tenth instalment aforesaid shall be due: And whereas it is reasonable that the said president, managers and company, should be enabled so to do: Therefore,

Section I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assem- The prosi bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That cient, manaif at any time hereafter the said president, managers and compa-gers and ny, shall offer to pay to the treasurer of the commonwealth, the Easton all

any

of the said instalinents or part of any instalment, bridge, enabefore the respective day or days of payment according to bled to pay

enstalıenis the deed aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for the said trea

before the surer to receive the same, and for the accountant department to time limited make such acquittance or acquittances as shall be deemed a soffia by law.

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cient discharge to the said president, managers and company for such sum or sums as shall so be paid.

JAMES ENGLE, Speaker

of the House of Representatives

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XI.
An ACT for the Election of Constables in the City of Płiladelphia.
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 o

the same, That the electors in each ward, in the city of Philadel. Constables to be chosen phia, shall annually on the third Friday of March, at such place in each ward within each ward, as the constable for the time being shall apof the city. point, elect by ballot, two persons, one of whom shall be ap

pointed constable for the said ward for the ensuing year, and it shall be the duty of the constable for the time being, to give pub. lic notice in two of the daily papers printed in said city, at least six days previous to such election, of the time and place, where said election is to be held ; and on failure thereof, he shall pay a fine of ninety-five dollars, to be recovered as debts now are, under the one hundred dollar act.

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

That the voters present at the opening of the election, shall choose the election

three to be chosen.

persons who shall be judges of the said election, and who shall respectively take an oath or affirmation to perform said duty, with uprightness and fidelity, and who shall, on the third

day thereatter, make a return of the two names highest in Duty of the votes to the mayor of the city, whose duty it shall be to appoint Mayor.

one of theni.

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

That each and every of the constables who may be hereafter apappointed to give secu.

pointed in the several wards of the city of Philadelphia, shall, rity, &c.

before they enter on the duties of said office, become bound in an obligation to the mayor with two securities, who are freeholders, and who shall be approved of by him jointly and severally, in the sum of two thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of the said office in trust, for the use and benefit of all and every person or persons, who may be injured or aggrieved by the neglect or improper conduct of the said constable in business appertaining to his office.

Sect. IV. And be it further enacted by the authorily aforesaid,

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