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the said company, as is hereby altered and supplied, be and the same is hereby repealed.

JOHN TOD Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER VII.
An ACT to change the name of Voltaire Goldsmith Fones to Thomas

Watkin Jones.
SECT. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representa-
tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met,
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Voltaire
Goldsmith Jones shall hereafter be known by the name of
Thomas Watkin Jones, and by the same name shall be able and
capable in law, to sue and be sued, grant, take, inherit, and re-
ceive, and do all other legal acts, as well in courts of justice as
elsewhere, as effectually, to all intents and purposes as he could
have done by his former name if no change had been made
therein,

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER VII.
An ACT for the relief of Richard Johnston, an old ranger of the

revolutionary war.
- SECT. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representa-

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, Appropria

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the statetion in favour treasurer be and he is hereby directed to pay to Richard Johnof R. John. ston, or order, the sum of forty dollars immediately, and the ston. further sum of forty dollars annually, during life, to be paid half

yearly out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER IX.
A SUPPLEMENT to the act, entitled An act autborizing

the governor to contract with Fobn Bioren, for printing a
certain rumber of copies of the laws of this commonwea:th.

WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature by John
Bioren, printer of the new edition of the laws of Pennsylvania,

that by reason of the great space occupied by the notes, the 2

whole of the laws contemplated to be embraced in four volumes cannot be included therein, without great inconvenience and rendering the fourth volume unreasonably large ; and whereas, by an alteration of the contract, and introducing into the said work the laws ending with the present session, the public will be considerably benefited : Therefore,

Sect. I. Be it enacted by the senate and bouse of represen. tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the autbority of the same, That upon the condition that John Bioren shall relinquish any Contract with contract for the publication of a fifth volume of the laws of Penn- J. Bioren for sylvania, provided for by the act of the thirteenth of February, one printing the thousand eight hundred and eleven, John Bioren is hereby au

laws, extend

ed. thorized to close the fourth volume of the new edition of the laws with the laws of the session of one thousand eight hundred and seven-eight, and that all the laws subsequently passed and which may be passed during the present session, shall be publish

ed and included in a fifth volume corresponding with the other * volumes of the said new edition of the laws; and

upon

the said fifth volume being approved of as is or shall be required with respect to the former volumes, the said John Bioren shall receive Price of 5th from the commonwealth for the said fifth volume, the sum ot vol. two dollars and fifty cents for each copy thereof, delivered to the secretary of the commonwealth, not exceeding one thousand Number of three hundred and fifty copies.

copies. Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 4th vol. to That the fourth volume shall contain a separate index to the

contain a se. tents thereof, as in the three volumes already delivered, and the ti

parate index,

and the 5th fifth volume shall contain the appendix and general digested in- vol. a general,

dex to the whole five volumes, and shall be delivered to the se- &c. Decretary of the commonwealth in due time to be distributed with

the laws and journals of the present session. . SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 200 dollars to That the treasurer of this commonwealth, shall pay to the com

be paid to the

compiler. piler of the laws, the sum of two hundred dollars, for his services in superintending the publication of the said fifth volume, 2000 dollars "and for making a separate index to the fourth volume.

to be advancSect. IV. And be it further enacted by the outhority aforesaid,

ed to J. BioThat the treasurer shall forthwith pay to John Bioren on account contract.

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JOHN TOD, Speaker,
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SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER X.
A furtber SUPPLEMENT to the act, entitled An act for

erecting part of the counties of Berks and Northampton into
a surate county.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the senate and house of represen.

tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Where the met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That district judg- the judges of the district elections within the counties of Berks

and Schuylkill, after having formed the returns of the whole elections in Berks

tion for senátors and representatives as the case may be, within each county, in such manner as is, or may be directed by law,

shall on the third Tuesday in October in each year, send the and Schuyl. şame by one or more of their number, to the house now occupied kill counties, by Abraham Bailey in Hamburg, in the county of Berks aforeshall meet, said, when and where the judges so met shall cast up the several

county returns, and execute under their respective hands and seals, as many true returns for the whole district as may be requisite, and also transmit the same as is by law required of the return

judges in other districts. Persons liable Secr. 11. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, to imprison. That in all cases where it would be lawful for the sheriff, jailer,

or prison keeper of the county of Schuylkill to hold in close cusSchuylkill county, to be tody the body of any person in the common jail of the coun

ty of Schuylkill, if such jail were at this time erected in and for the pr son of the said county of Schuylkill, that all such persons shall be deliverBerks.

ed to and kept in close custody by the sheriff, jailer or prison keeper of the county of Berks who upon the delivery of such prisoners to him or them at the common jail of the said county of Berks, shall safely keep him, her or them until they shall be discharged by due course of law, and shall also be answerable in like manner and liable to the same pains and penalties as if the persons delivered were liable to confinement in the common jail of Berks county; and the parties aggrieved shall be entitled to the same remedies against them, or any of them, as if such prisoner

had been committed to his or their custody by virtue of legal Mileage al process, issued by proper authority in the said county of Berks : Owed to the Provided always, that the sheriff of Schuylkill county be allow

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mile as a full compensation for every criminal he may deliver to Schuylkill the jail of Berks county by virtue of this act, on orders to be county. drawn by the commissioners of Schuylkill county, on the treasurry thereof.

Sect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Sheriff of That the sheriff, jailer or prison keeper of the county of Berks Berks to reshall receive all such prisoners as aforesaid, and shall provide for ceive such them according to law, and shall be entitled to the fees for keep

prisoners, &c. ing them, and also to such allowance as is by law directed for the maintenance of prisoners in similar cases, which allowance Expenses of, shall be defrayed and paid by the commissioners of the county ed

how defray. of Schuylkill, out of the county stock.

Sect. iv. rind be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Limitation of That the second and third sections of this act shall be and con- part of this sa tinue in force for the term of two years and no longer.

JOHN TOD, Speaker hi

of the House of Representatives. le

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SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XI.
An ACT authorizing the citizens of the provisional county of Clear-

field to elect county commissioners and for other purposes.

SECT. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representai tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met; le and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the citizens Electors of

of the county of Clearfield, who are or shall be qualified to elect Clearfield 1 members of the legislature agreeably to the constitution and laws county au. te of this commonwealth, shall, at the ensuing general election, to choose com¢ be held on the second Cuesday of October next, at their respec- missioners

tive election districts in said county, elect three county commisusioners, who, when duly elected and qualified to enter on the du

ties of their offices, shall have and enjoy all and singular such authorities and privileges with respect to their county, and shall receive such compensation as commissioners elected in and for any other county, have by law, and the duration of the office of said commissioners respectively shall be determined in like manner, and their places supplied as is directed by law, on the erection of a new county, and on the election of the said commissioners the powers of the commissioners of Centre county shall cease and de- Powers of the termine in the said county of Clearfield, except as to selecting of commission: jurors: and the qualified electors shall at their respective election county to

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sease except districts, on the second Tuesday of October" in the year eighteen as it regards hundred and thirteen, and every succeeding year, elect three reselecting of Jurors.

spectable citizens to be auditors for adjusting the accounts of the Electors au. preceding year, agreeably to an act of the general assembly of thorized to this commonwealth, passed the sixteenth day of March, one thouchoose audi- sand eight hundred and nine: Provided always, that all and singu

lar the costs and expenses in laying out and opening roads, all Proviso.

costs chargeable to the county of Clearfield arising from criminal prosecutions instituted against persons within said county, and all other costs and expenses incidental to said county, and which of right should be paid by the same, on account of the jurisdiction of the several courts of Centre county, and the authority of the judges thereof extending over the said county of Clearfield, shall be paid by the treasurer of the county of Clearfield, on orders drawn by the commissioners of the county of Centre, and coun

tersigned by the commissioners of the county of Clearfield. Commission Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the autbority aforesaid, ers to be cho- That it shall and may be lawful for the commissioners aforesaid sen under this act, to

or their successors, to call on the commissioners of the county of

Centre, for the purpose of examining, liquidating and receiving commission such balances as shall be found due to the said county of Clearers of Centre for the liqui- field, and received to the use of the same, and if on examination dation of it be found that a balance is due from the county of Clearfield to their ac the

county of Centre, then it shall be the duty of the commissioncounts. Balance, if

ers of Centre county to call on the commissioners of Clearfield any, to be re- county, and recover said balance. ceived for the SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the autbority aforeuse of Clear- said, That so much of any act or acts of the general assembly as field

county. Repeal of

is altered or supplied by this act, be and the same is hereby reformer acts. pealed.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the twenty-eighth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

SIMON SNYDER.

call on the

CHAPTER XII.
An ACT to validate and confirm the proceedings of Andrew

Miller, late a justice of ibe peace in Venango county.

Sect. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representaProceedings tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly of a justice of met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the peace in all acknowledgments of deeds, and other writings, had and taken Venango

before Andrew Miller, in the county of Venango, a justice of dated. the peace in, and for the county of Crawford, and all other the

county, vali.

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