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legal, official, and judicial proceedings of the said Miller, in the said county of Venango, be, and the same are hereby confirmed, and made as valid as if the said Andrew Miller had been a justice of the peace, commissioned in and for the county of Vee nango.

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.

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CHAPTER XIII.
A SUPPLEMENT to the act, entitled An act to incorporate
the subscribers to The American fire insurance company.
SECT. I, BE it enacted by the senate and house of represen-

The act in. tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly

corporating met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the “The Amerisubscribers to “ The American fire insurance company,” their can fire insursuccessors and assigns are hereby ordained, constituted, and de- ance compa

ny,” made clared to be forever hereafter a body politic and corporate, in fact

perpetual ; and in law, and by the name of " The American fire insurance company,” they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall have, hold, possess and enjoy all and And former singular the powers, rights, immunities and privileges granted in powers conand by an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to tinued. The American fire insurance company,” passed the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight Subject to all hundred and ten; under and subject nevertheless to all and sin

strictions, &c. gular the restrictions, limitations and provisions in the said act except limitaset forth and contained, except the limitation of time in the tion of time. thirteenth section thereof. But nothing herein contained, shall Power rebe construed to abridge or in anywise alter the power reserved legislature by in the said recited act, to the legislature to resume the corporate the former powers therein granted, if the same shall be injurious to the pub- act not to be

abridged or lic interest.

affected. Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, President, &c. That it shall not be lawful for the president and directors of the not to divide as said company, to divide as part of the profits thereof, any premi- any premiums um by them received for the perpetual insurance of any property, but all such premiums by them received shall be held as appli- Bar to be appro

priated to pay cable only to the payment of losses which may happen, or to the making good such parts of their capital stock, as may from time capital stock. to time be reduced by fire.

Repeal of Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, part of the That so much of the act to which this is a supplement, as is here- former act.

served to the

for the perpetuat insurance of property :

losses, and repair

by altered and supplied, and no more, be and the same is hereby repealed.

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.

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CHAPTER XIV.
An ACT supplementary to an act, entitled " An act establishing

an academy in the town of Meadville, in Crawford county, .' and granting a sum of money thereto.

Sect. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representatives

of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it Property for- is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That all the lands, merly vested tenements, rights, debts, dues, and property of every kind and of Meadville description whatsoever, vested in the trustees for a public seminaacademy, to be ry of learning in the town of Meadville, in Crawford county, transferred. by virtue of an act, entitled « An act to empower the trustees

of Crawford county to erect a suitable building for a seminary of

learning in the town of Meadville ; and of the acts supplemenAnd vested in the trustees tary thereto; and of an act, entitled “ An act granting a sum of and their suc- money to the Meadville seminary, in the county of Crawford," cessors, con- be and they are hereby transferred to, and vested in the trustees stituted by

and their successors, constituted by virtue of the act to which the act to which this is this is a supplement, for the purposes and uses contained in said a supplement. act; and that the power, office, and authority of all former trusPower of for- tees prior to the passing of the act to which this is a supplement, revoked.

be' and they are hereby revoked and determined. Auditors of

Secr. ii. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Crawford That the auditors of the public accounts of the county of Crawcounty to set- ford, be and they are hereby empowered and enjoined to settle tle the ac

and adjust the accounts of the trustees, whose office is hereby counts of the trustees

determined, in the manner directed, and under the penalties prewhose office scribed by the sixth section of the act to which this is a suppler is determin

ment. ed. Suits brought

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

That no suit, brought by the trustees whose office is hereby abotrustees not lished, for any money due to a seminary of learning in the town

of Meadville, shall abate, or be discontinued, but the same shall Present trustees to de continue and be prosecuted to judgment and recovery, for the mand and re- use of the academy established by the act to which this act is ceive from former ones,

a supplement; and it shall be the duty of the treasurer of the all money due said academy, for the time being, to demand and receive of the froin them :o said trustees, whose office is abolished, all monies recovered by

. mer trustees

to abate.

use.

them, or that may be recovered by them in that capacity, and in the institu. case of default made, it shall be the duty of the trustees esta- tion for its blished by the act to which this act is a supplement, to sue for and recover the same for the use of the said academy.

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,

CHAPTER XV.

fore,

An ACT to autborize the administrators of James W beeler to

convey a certain tract or parcel of land to the purchaser.

WHEREAS it appears that James Wheeler, late of the county of Luzerne, deceased, was seized in his lifetime as of an estate in tee simple, of a certain tract or parcel of land, situate in the township of Braintrim and county of Luzerne, which he in his lifetime did sell, and engage to convey to Daniel Sterling, of said county, for the consideration of six hundred and fifty dollars, part of which, to wit, five hundred and twenty-four dollars, was paid to the said deceased in his lifetime, but as there is no written evidence of the said sale, to enable the administrators of the said deceased, to make and execute a deed to the said purchaser, consistent with the laws of this commonwealth : Theres

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 Administras David B. Wheeler and Zebulon Butler, administrators of James tors of the

estate of Wheeler, deceased, be and they are hereby authorized and em

James Wheer powered, upon receipt of the residue of purchase money due, to ler, deceased, make and execute to the said Daniel Sterling, a deed of convey-empowered

to convey a ance for all the right, title, estate and interest that the said James Wheeler had in his lifetime, to a certain tract or parcel of land, of land to containing ninety-two acres and sixty-four perches, with allowance, Daniel Ster. &c. situate in the township of Braintrim and county of Luzerne, ling: and known and distinguished by being part of lot number eleven in said township, adjoining lands of Daniel Lum, and now in the possession of the said Daniel Sterling, which deed shall vest the title in the said Daniel Sterling, as fully as if the said Jame

certain tract

Wheeler had conveyed the same in his lifetime to the said Dati. iel Sterling.

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.

CHAPTER XVI.
An ACT to enable George Gantz, Henry Kunkle, and others

elders, churcb wardens, and trustees of religious societies, cal-
led tbe Lutberan congregations in the townships of Codorus,
Sbrewsbury, and Hopewell, in the county of York, to sell and
convey certain lands.

WHEREAS it hath been represented to the legislature, that George Gantz and Henry Kunkle, elders, trustees and churchwardens of Jerusalem's church; Jacob Erhart and Michael Ness, elders, trustees and church-wardens of Zion's church; and Francis Hartman and Martin Kurtz, elders, trustees and church-wardens of Saddler's church, in the townships of Codorus, Shrewsbury and Hopewell, in the county of York, purchased on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four, three several pieces or parcels of land, for the use, convenience and accommodation of the said congregation, as church land, otherwise called glebe land, and the said three pieces or parcels of land, not answering the purposes for which they were bought, the elders trustees and church wardens aforesaid, believe ing themselves not vested with power to sell and convey the same, legally discharged of the trusts and uses appurtenant thereto, have prayed for power to do the same : Therefore, for remedy thereof,

Sect. I. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives

of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and George

it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That George Gantz, Grantz et. al. Henry Kunkle, Jacob Erhart, Michael Ness, Francis Hartman, authorized to and Martin Kurtz, elders, church-wardens and trustees of the sell certain

respective religious societies called the Lutheran congregations, pieces of land, beionging to' in the townships of Codorus, Shrewsbury and Hopewell, in the certain Lu- county of York, or a majority of them be, and they are hereby theran con

empowered and authorized to sell and convey by good and suffigregations in York county

cient deed, three several pieces of land, which the said elders church-wardens, and trustees purchased in trust, on the seventeenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, as glebe land, for the use of the aforesaid religious societies, called

the Lutheran congregations; the first piece or parcel of the said three tracts or parcels of land, being situate in the township of Shrewsbury aforesaid, and containing eighty-six acres, with allowance of six per centum for roads, &c. purchased of John Bailey and Margaret his wife; the second piece or parcel of said land, being situate in the townships of Shrewsbury and Codorus aforesaid, containing three acres and thirty perches, neat measure, purchased of John Boyer, and Mary his wife ; and the third piece or parcel of said land being situate in the townships of Shrewsbury and Codorus aforesaid, containing three acres and one hundred and thirty-nine perches, neat measure, purchased of Andrew

Schneider and Anna Maria his wife ; free, clear and discharged -; of the trusts and uses aforesaid, in as full and as ample a man

ner as if the same three parcels of land were the private property of the said elders, church wardens and trustees.

SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Manner ir That it shall be the duty of the elders, church wardens, and trus- which the tees aforesaid, having first sold the whole or any part of the said money arising

three parcels of land, to apply the money arising from the sale is to be appro. 55. thereof, to the payment of any arrears of purshase money that priated.

now are, or then may be due on the same; and the balance, if 3. any remain of said money to hold subject to the order and dis1.posal of the said congregations.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XVII.
An ACT for the relief of Miles Crowley, an old soldier of the revo

lutionary war. Sect. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in ge- State-treasur neral assembly met, and it is bereby enacted by tbe authority

er to pay forty of the That the state-treasurer be, and he is hereby direct- dollars to ed to pay to Miles Crowly or order, the sum of forty dollars, out Miles Crowof any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

ly. 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..
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