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A CTS

OF THE

General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

CHAPTER I.
An ACT to relinquish the title of this commonwealth to a house and

lot in Corporation-street, in the town of Newville, in Cumberland
county, lately held by William Ferguson ; and to vest the same in
his widow Elizabeth Ferguson.

WHEREAS it has been represented, and appears to the legislature that William Ferguson, late of Cumberland county, died intestate, seized of a house and lot in Corporation-street, in the town of Newville, in the said county, without issue, or any known kindred, except his widow Elizabeth Ferguson; and whereas the aforesaid house and lot is liable to escheat to this commonwealth subject to the life estate of the said widow in a moiety of the same for want of heirs, to take the same by inheritance: 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 all the right, title, The title of and interest of this commonwealth, of, in, and to a certain house the commonand lot, together with the appurtenances thereto belonging, wealth to a situate in Corporation-street in the town of Newville, in Čum

and lot in berland county, late the property of William Ferguson, be and Newville, rethe same hereby are, forever remised and released to the said leased to Eh. Elizabeth Ferguson; and that she shall have, hold and enjoy the abeth Fersaid house and lot to herself, her heirs and assigns forever : Pro

Proviso. vided always, that nothing contained in this act shall in anywise prejudice the rights of any individual, or be construed to divest or impair any other title to the said house and lot than that

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which this commonwealth has or might have by reason of the said William Ferguson having died without heirs.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER II.
An ACT to authorize and empower John Smith, Matthew M-Call,

and James Pedan, of the county of York, to sell and convey a cer-
tain real estate therein mentioned.

WHEREAS by an act passed on the thirteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, authorizing the governor to incorporate a company for the purpose of erecting a bridge over the river Susquehanna at or near M.Call's ferry, it is re. quired that the consent of the owners of the ground whereon the said bridge was to be erected should be obtained previous to the erection of any work or works thereon ; and it has since been ascertained that the ground whereon said bridge is to be erected is owned in part by minors, who are incapable of making a conveyance on account of their minority : For remedy whereof,

SECT. 1. 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 John Smith and The guar Matthew M‘Call, guardians of the minor children of Robert dians

of the M«Call, deceased, and James Pedan father and guardian of the minor chil

minor children of Elizabeth Pedan, deceased, be and they are dren of R. M*Call and hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey in fee E. Pedan au- simple, to the company incorporated for the purpose of erecting thorized to

a bridge over the river Susquehanna at or near M‘Call's ferry, sell certain real estate.

all the right, title, interest or claim whatsoever of said minors, in or to so much of the real estate lying near or contiguous to said river over which the bridge is to be erected, as shall by the company be deemed necessary to enable them to carry into effect

the object for which they were incorporated ; and that the proProceeds of, ceeds of such sale shall be vested by the said John Smith, Mathow to be

thew M.Call, and James Pedan, in some productive fund for the vested.

use of the said minors respectively. Guardians to

Sect. II. And be it furtber enacted by the authority aforegive security, said, That the said John Smith, Matthew M*Call, and James &c,

Pedan, shall, before they shall proceed to sell and convey the said land, enter into a recognizance with sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the orphans' court of the county of York, conditioned for the faithful execution of the trust in them confided,

and for the performance of the powers hereby granted : Provided Proviso.
always, that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed
as to affect or prejudice any legal right, title, interest or claim,
other than those herein mentioned.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CIIAPTER III.
An ACT making an appropriation for laying out and opening a road

in Huntingdon county. 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 sum of Eight huneight hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to

rired dollars

o be paid to be paid to the commissioners of Huntingdon county, for laying the commisout and opening a road from the borough of Huntingdon to the suoners of town of Williamsburgh, out of any mònies in the treasury not Huntingdon otherwise appropriated, subject to the same regulations and re-coun:v for strictions as are contained in the twenty-ninth and thirtieth sec- rnad, &c. tions of an act, entitled “ An act making appropriation for cer- Regulations tain internal improvements,” passed the second day of April, one and restric

tions. thousand eight hundred and eleven.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER IV.
An ACT to enable the governor to incorporate a company for

making an artificial road from tbe Philadelpbia and Lancas-
ter turnpike, commencing at or near the twenty-six mile
stone ; thence through the borough of West Chester, and pasa
sing by or near Darlington's inn and Dilworth's town to the
line of the state, in a direction towards the borough of Wile
mington.

Sect. Ii BE it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvanin, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That George CommissionAshbridge, Thomas Hoopes, Philip Price, Joseph H. Brinton, ers appointed,

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and Joseph Taylor, of Chester county; Thomas H. Brinton, John Painter, Nathan Sharpless, and Thomas Speakman, of Birmingham of Delaware county; be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to do and perform the several things

hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, they shall on or before Books to be the first Monday in May next, procure one or more books, and procured. in each of them enter as follows: “ We whose names are here. Estry there. unto subscribed, do promise to pay to the president, managers,

and company of the Great Valley and Wilmington turnpike
road, the sum of twenty-five dollars for every share of stock in
said company set opposite our respective names, in such manner
and proportions and at such times as shall be determined by the
president and managers of the said company, in pursuance of an
act of the general assembly of this commonwealth, entitled “ An
act to enable the governor to incorporate a company for making
an artificial road from the Philadelphia and Lancaster turnpike,
commencing at or near the twenty-six mile stone; thence through
the borough of West-Chester, and passing by or near Darling-
ton's inn and Dilworth's town, to the line of the state in a direc-
tion towards the borough of Wilmington.” Witness our hands
this
day of

in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and Notice of the

and shall thereupon give notice in one opening of of the public papers printed in the borough of West Chester and the books to Wilmington, respectively, for one calendar month at least, of the be given.

times and places when and where the said books shall be kept Two of the open to receive subscriptions for the stock of said company; at commission, which respective times and places some two of the said commisers to attend. sioners shall attend, and permit and suffer all persons of lawful subscribe.

who shall offer to subscribe in the said books, in their own age name or the names of any other persons who shall duly authorize the

same,

for

any number of shares in the said stock ; and the said books shall be kept open respectively for the purHow long the

pose aforesaid, at least six hours in every juridical day for the kept open.

space of six days, or until the said books shall have one thouOf adjourn. sand two hundred shares therein subscribed ; and if at the ex

piration of the said six days the books aforesaid shall not have

the number of shares aforesaid therein subscribed, the said comNotice to be missioners may adjourn from time to time, and transfer the said given.

books elsewhere until the whole number of shares shall be sub

scribed ; of which adjournments and transfer, the commissioners When 1200 aforesaid shall give such public notice as the occasion may require; shares are and when the whole number of shares subscribed in all the said subscribed, the books to

books shall amount to the number aforesaid, the same shall be be closed. closed : Provided always, that every person offering to subscribe Five dollars in the said books in his own or any other name, shall previously each share on pay to the attending commissioners, the sum of five dollars for subscribing every share to be subscribed, out of which shall be defrayed the Appropria expenses attending the taking of such subscriptions and other tion of

incidental charges, and the remainder shall be paid to the trea

Who may

books to be

ments.

ses.

suy no right of transfer or extension shall be admitted of such proxy, wire officers as shall be deemed necessary to conduct the business of

Bririsurer of the corporation as soon as the same shall be organized thely, and the officers chosen as hereinafter mentioned. eby Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, When the That when forty persons or more shall have subscribed six hun- subscribe na

may be incur. : bendred shares or more of the said stock, the said commissioners

porated. ki, may, or when the whole number of shares aforesaid shall be se subscribed, they shall certify to the governor under their hands Subscriptions 11.2014

and seals the names of the subscribers and the number of shares ed to the govune subscribed by each, whereupon he shall, by letters patent under ernor.

his hand and seal of the state, create and erect the subscribers, Who shall is

and if the subscriptions be not full at the time then also those sue his let1 brz who shall thereafter subscribe to the number aforesaid, into one

ters patent. eat body politic and corporate in deed and in law, by the name, style ca and title of, “The president, managers and company of the Great Style of the me Valley and Wilmington turnpike road ;” and by the same name

corporation. ring the said subscribers shall have perpetual succession, and all the Its privileges

and franchi. broc

, privileges and franchises incident to a corporation, and shall be la capable of taking and holding their capital stock and the increase

and profits thereof, and of enlarging the same from time to time het by new subscriptions, in such manner and form as they shall e think proper, if such enlargement shall be found necessary to in fulfil the intention of this act ; and of purchasing, taking and er z holding to them, their successors and assigns, in fee simple or for of any lesser estate, all such lands, tenements, hereditaments and e bon estate, real and personal, as shall be necessary to them in the 97;prosecution of their works ; and of suing and being sued, and

of doing all and every other matter and thing which a corporaastion or body politic may lawfully do.

Sect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Notice to be That the commissioners herein before named, shall as soon as con

given of or. toveniently may be after the said letters patent shall be obtained,

ganizing the

company. e po give twenty days notice in the public papers aforesaid, of the or time and place by them appointed for the said subscribers to the meet in order to organize the said corporation ; and to choose by Officers to be e is a majority of votes of the said subscribers, by ballot, to be de- chosen.

livered in person or by proxy duly authorized, which proxy shall

have been obtained and bear date within twelve months previous 5 to the election at which such proxy shall be presented, and that

one president, twelve managers, one treasurer, and such other

the said company, until the second Monday in the next succeed- Powers of 1 di ing January, and until like officers shall be chosen ; and may cribe make such by-laws, rules, orders and regulations as do not conusly travene the constitution and laws of the United States or of this for commonwealth, and may be necessary for the well governing the the affairs of the said corporation : Provided always. That no No person to cher person shall have more than five votes at any election, or in de have more

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