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CHAPTER XXXIII. An ACT for the relief of James Meloy. WHEREAS it appears, that James Meloy, late sheriff of Cambria county, by an unavoidable accident, when on his way to the seat of government, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, was prevented from making the return of the election, for electors of president and vice-president of the United States, in the time prescribed by law, by reason of which the accounting officers were not authorized to settle the account of said Meloy, for making said return: 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 the Account of J.

Meloy to be accounting officers, be, and they are hereby authorized and re

settled. quired to settle, and pay the account of the said Meloy, for making the aforesaid return, in the same manner, and on the same conditions he would have been entitled to, had he made the said return, in the time prescribed by law.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. Approved-the seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.'

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XXXIV.
An ACT to incorporate Loller academy, in the village of Hatbo-

rough, in the county of Montgomery.
WHEREAS Robert Loller, late of the county of Mont-
gomery, deceased, by his last will and testament, devised a con-
siderable portion of his estate to Nathaniel B. Boileau, in trust,
for the erection of a suitable building for an academy, near the
village of Harborough, and also for keeping the said building in
repair and paying the salaries of such teachers as the trustees of
the said academy, when incorporated, should employ : And
whereas, the said Nathaniel B. Boileau has erected a suitable
building, agreeably to the testament and last will of the said
Robert Loller, and prays an act of incorporation, to enable him
to perfect the generous intention of the said deceased : There-
fore,

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 Academy es

there shall be, and hereby is, established in the village of Hat- tablished. i borough, in the county of Montgomery, an academy or public school, for the education of youth, in the useful arts, sciences

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Title of and literature ; by the name, style and title of, « Loller Acade.

my." Trustees Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the autbority aforesaid, named.

That the first trustees of Loller academy shall consist of the following persons, to wit: Nathaniel B. Boileau, Nathaniel Irwin, Thomas B. Montanye, Gove Mitchell, Hiram M‘Niell, Abel Marple, Isaac Tomkins, Seneca Lukins, George Shelmire, junr. ; which said trustees, and their successors, to be elected and cho

sen as hereinafter mentioned, shall be, and they are hereby deIncorporated clared to be one body corporate and politic, by the name, style and Style of the title of, “ The Trustees of Loller academy ;” and by the same corporation. name shall have perpetual succession; and shall be able to sue Powers and and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all courts of record and privileges of. elsewhere; and shall be competent and capable in law and in equi

ty, to take and hold, to them and their successors, for the use of said academy, lands, tenements, hereditaments, gonds and chattels of what kind, nature, er quality soever, real, personal or mixed, by the gift, grant, bargain, sale, conveyance, assurance, will, devise, or bequest of any person or persons whomsoever, capable of making the same ; and all and every the estate, real, personal, and mixed, given, granted, and vested by the said last will and testament of the said Robert Loller, deceased, to, and in the said Nathaniel B. Boileau, and all the buildings, and improvements made by the said Nathaniel B. Boileau, be, and the same are hereby transferred, set over, and vested in the said trustees, and their successors forever; and the said trustees and their successors, are hereby empowered to erect such other buildings, and make such other improvements, as may be found necessary tor said institution; and generally to do and perform all and singular, the matters and things which shall be lawful for them to do, for the well being of the said academy, and the due

management and ordering the affairs thereof. of the seal, SecT.' ļII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, &C

That the said trustees, and their successors, shall have full pow. er and authority to use one cominon seal ; and the same to alter

and renew at their pleasure. When the

Sect. IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, first meeting That the said trustees shall hold their first meeting at the said to be held.

Academy, on the second Monday of February, eighteen hunA majority

dred and twelve, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum to be a quo- to transact the business of the said academy; particularly of rum, making and enacting ordinances, by-laws and regulations, for

the government of said academy ; of electing and appointing a master and tutors; of agreeing with them for their salaries, and of removing them; of appointing a treasurer, secretary, managers, and other necessary officers, for taking care of the funds, and managing the concerns of the corporation ; and determin. ing and transacting all matters and things, necessary to be de

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termined and transacted by the said trustees : Provided always, Proviso, as to that no ordinance or by-law shall have any force which shall be by-laws. contrary to the constitution or laws of this state, or of the Uni. ted States.

Sect. v. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Trustees may That the said trustees, and their successors, are hereby further purchase

empowered, if they or a majority of them think proper and ad- lands &c. ne viseable, for the benefit of the said academy, to purchase in fee

simple, any lands near the said academy, which they shall find necessary for the advantage thereof, and in lieu thereof, to grant, bargain, sell, and exchange such part of the lot on which the said building is erected, as they may deem necessary and just : Provided, the same does not exceed one acre.

Sect. vi. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, when the © That on the first Monday in May, in the year of our Lord, one annual meetthousand eight hundred and thirteen, and annually thereafter, it ingrs to be

held. shall and may be lawful for the persons, who have subscribed to the said academy, to meet at the same, and then and there be- Nine trustees

tween the hours of two and six o'clock in the afternoon, elect by to be elected. 1 ballot, nine trustees, who shall hold their office for one year, and Tenure of

until others are chosen in their place ; and in case the said trus- their office.

tees should neglect to hold an election on the day before mentionjed, an election shall be held as soon as possible, ten days public no- Notice of

tice thereof, being first given in all the newspapers, published in elections. the county of Montgomery, by the secretary, or treasurer of the said academy : Provided always, that it shall not be lawful to Who may be

choose more than three trustees out of any one religious persuaision, nor shall any person be entitled to vote for a trustee who

has not been a subscriber to the institution, at least three months 6 before the election : And provided, that no person either as mas

Religious

persuasion n ter, tutor or pupil, shall be refused admission in the said acade

bar, &c. my, on account of his conscientious persuasion in matters of E religion.

Sect. vir. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, How vacanThat the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, cies in the are hereby authorized and empowered, where a vacancy in their board are to

be supplied board happens either by death, resignation, or otherwise, before any annual election, to meet at the said academy, and choose some fit person to fill the said vacancy, for the period of time unexpired.

Sect. VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, of salaries. That when the said building is finished and completed, and the salaries of the master and tutors shall be settled and arranged, and in case any proceeds should be then left from the funds of the said institution, over and above what may be necessary to Repairs.

keep the said building in repair, it shall and may be lawful for Books, maps, - the said trustees to expend the same, in purchasing books, maps, charts, Stoj

charts, globes, and philosophical apparatus, for the use and benefit of the said academy; and the said trustees and their officers,

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Treasurer's are hereby enjoined and required, to cause the treasurer's books books to be to be, at seasonable hours, open for the inspection and examina

tion of all and every the persons subscribing to the said instispection.

tution. Accounts of

Sect. IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, N. B. Boileau, That it shall be the duty of the said trustees as soon after they to be settled. have entered on the duties of their office, as shall be convenient

to call before them the said Nathaniel B. Boileau, and settle and adjust his accompt and expenditures in erecting and building the said academy, and every act and thing by him done, under the last will and testament, of the said Robert Loller, about the said institution, and their receipt shall be a good and sufficient voucher and discharge for so much of the estate of the said Robert Loller, to be by him accompted for.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

• SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XXXV. A further SUPPLEMENT to the act, entitled " An act for laying out, and keeping in repair, the public roads and highways within this commonwealth, and laying out private roads."

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

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Provisions of met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act of

nothing contained in the act, entitled “A supplement to an act, March 30th,

li entitled “ An act for laying out, and keeping in repair, the pub1811, not to extend to the lic roads and highways within this commonwealth, and laying commission- out private roads ; passed the chirtieth of March, one thousand and supervi.

eight hundred and eleven, shall be deemed, or taken to affect sors of Erie,

the proceedings of the commissioners, treasurers, and superviCrawford, sors of the counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Butler, VenanMercer, But.

go and Warren, in the expenditure of the road tax on unseated ler; Venango, lands, for the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven ; but counties. that the same proceedings shall be as valid, and have the same

effect, they would have had for the same year, as if the said act had not been enacted.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. Approved the twenty-second day of February, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XXXVI.
An ACT supplementary to an act, entitled An act to incorporate

the Western Missionary society.” Sect. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of represen- Funds of the tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly western mis.

sionary socie. met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the

ty may be apfunds of the said corporation shall be extended to the important propriated to

the distribu. objects of distributing bibles, and other religious books gratis,

tion of bibles, and sending missionaries to preach the gospel in such places as &c. gratis, are destitute of the means of religious instruction, and for the and the send. education and instruction of any of the Indian tribes, in such ing out of manner as the said society may think

missionaries, proper.

to instruct SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the autbority aforesaid, the Indians. That so much of the act to which this is a supplement, as is Part of a forhereby altered or supplied, be and the same is hereby repealed. mer act re

pealed. JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XXXVII.
An ACT to enable William Scott, and John Galloway, administra-

tors, with the will annexed, to the estate of Archibald Scott, de-
ceased, to sell and convey a certain tract of land therein mentioned.

WHEREAS it appears that Archibald Scott, late of east Huntingdon township, Westmoreland county, on the seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and four, duly made and published his last will and testament, and therein did order his plantation to be sold by his executors, for the best price to be gotten for it, and that the monies thence arising, should be appropriated for the maintenance of his widow, the support and education of his children ; some of whom are yet minors ; that the said testator died without nominating any executors of said testament ; that said Archibald Scott, at, and immediately before his decease, was seized in fee of a certain plantation, situ. ate in the township and county aforesaid, containing one hundred and twenty-six acres, more or less, and which is the same plantation directed by his will to be sold : and it further appears that William Scott and John Galloway, became administrators, with the will annexed, of the said Archibald Scott, deceased: and whereas, the said administrators have represented to the legislature, that although the circumstances of the family, as well as the directions given in the will, require a sale to be

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