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cond day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred Proviso.

and eleven : Provided, that not more than twenty-five thousand dollars of the state subscription, shall be expended on the said

road, between Northumberland and Aaronsburg. 1000 shares Sect. XXXV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, not being That if one thousand shares of the stock of the said company subscribed within three

be not actually subscribed as aforesaid, within three years from years privile. the passing of this act, then the powers and privileges hereby

granted to the said company, shall cease, and the subscribers shall company to determine.

have right and power to call on the said commissioners, or the Money paid president and managers, as the case may be, for their proportionto be refunded al shares of the sums, by them respectively paid, after deductto subscribe ing their proportions of the reasonable expenses, that shall have been actually paid or incurred.

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.

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CHAPTER XL.
An ACT authorizing the commissioners of Indiana county, to sell

part of certain lots, in the town of Indiana, and for other purpo

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Lots to be sold.

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

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Notice to be met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That given by the the commissioners of Indiana county, be and they are hereby commission. authorized and empowered, having first given four weeks public

notice, in one of the news papers printed in Greensburgh and Pittsburgh, respectively, and by written or printed advertisements, put up at six of the most public places in Indiana county, one of which shall be on the court house door, of the time and place of sale, to proceed to sell for the highest and best price that can be had for the same, one hundred and fifty feet of the lot on Philadelphia street, off the end of the same that adjoins the alley which divides it from lot number one, and one hundred and eighty feet, of the lot on Water-street, off the end of the same, that adjoins the alley which divides it from lot number one hundred and thirty, having first laid off the ground so to be sold, in such lots as to them nay appear most proper, and

on payment of the purchase nioney to the treasurer of said counTerms of pay- ty in the following manner, viz. one third of the purchase mo

ney at the time of sale, and the residue in two equal annual instalments; and on payment of the last instalment, the said

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commissioners to execute a deed or deeds, to the purchaser or Commissioners purchasers ; and they shall apply the money arising from such

Appropriation of sale or sales, to defraying the expenses of erecting the public she proceeds of buildings in the said county of Indiana.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Church lots, That the commissioners aforesaid, be and they hereby are authorized and empowered, having first given notice, as is directed by the first section of this act, of the time and place of sale, to proceed to sell for the highest price that can be had for the same, such part of the two lots, appropriated for the purpose of erecting churches thereon, and laying out a burial ground for the inhabitants of the town of Indiana, and its vicinity, as they may deem proper or most to the advantage of the inhabitants afore. said, having first laid off the ground so to be sold, in such lots, as to them may seem proper, and on the payment of the purchase money as aforesaid, to execute a deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers, and apply so much of the money, arising ed. from such sale or sales, as may be necessary to defray the expense Appropriaof erecting the public buildings in the said county of Indiana, tion of the and the residue, it any, to be applied to other county purposes,

proceeds. SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Commission, That the commissioners of Indiana county, be and they hereby a deed for a are authorized and empowered to receive a deed of conveyance, certain lot, of two acres and four perches of ground, granted by Conrad &c. Rice, as appears by a conveyance executed by the said Rice, to the trustees of the county aforesaid, bearing date the eleventh day of October, one thousand eight hundred and six; for the use of the inhabitants of the town of Indiana, to erect a church or churches thereon, and for a burial ground,

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

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

SIMON SNYDER,

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CHAPTER XLI,
A further SUPPLEMENT to the act, entitled An ACT directing

the mode of selecting and returning jurors.Sect. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of represene tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Number of number of general or common jurors, to be drawn, summoned, jurors to be and returned to serve at any court of common pleas, or court of summoned, quarter sessions of the peace, in and for the counties of Schuylkill,

Cambria, and Venango, shall not be less than twenty-four, nor more than thirty, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-the third day of March, one thousand eight hun, dred and twelve.

SIMON SNYDER.

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An ACT for the relief of Rebert Coleman and Cyrus Jacobs.

WHEREAS the commissioners appointed to sell the lands of the late John Nicholson, on which the commonwealth had a lien, notwithstanding the act under which the sales were to be made, directed that said lands, should be sold in the county, in which the same were situated, did sell in the borough of Lancaster, lands, which are situate in the county of Berks, whereby the purchasers, were prevented, contrary to the intentions of the legislature, from having a convenient opportunity at the time of sale, to examine the county records, or correctly learn the title: And whereas, Robert Coleman and Cyrus Jacobs, purchased a tract, so sold, on which it appears there was a lien, under mort. guage to Isaac Snowden, prior to the lien of the commonwealth, for so large a sum of money, that the commonwealth could have no interest therein: Therefore,

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

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Certuin mo- met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the nies to be

state-treasurer, be and he is hereby directed to pass the moRobert Cole. nies paid by Robert Coleman and Cyrus Jacobs, on certain lands man and Cy. in the county of Berks, which they purchased at the sale of the rus Jacobs. property of John Nicholson, to the credit of them or either of

them, on other purchases made at said sale.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED- the third day of March, one thousand eight bundred and twelve.

SIMON SNYDER,

CHAPTER XLIII.

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A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled An act to provide for the

erection of an additional court within the city and county of Phila-
delphia.'

WHEREAS it appears, from the number of causes transterred into the district court of the city and county of Philadel

phia, and the accumulation of business therein that the said e court will have to sit nine months in every year : and wbereas,

it is just and reasonable that the judges who have to devote so great a part of their time to the duties imposed on them, as to prevent their attending to any other business, should receive a compensation proportionate to their services : and whereas the salaries of the assistant judges of said courts are inadequate to the duties to be performed by them; 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

Salary of the the assistant judges of the district court of the city and county associate of Philadelphia, shall each, receive a salary of eight hundred judges of dollars, to commence from the first Monday of May next, as a

Philadelphia full compensation for their services, to be paid in the same man- to 800 dollars ner as is directed by the act to which this is a supplement. SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the autbority aforesaid,

ing and reThat from and after the passing of this act, the district court of turning juthe city and county of Philadelphia, may direct that one or rors, in the more, panels of general or common jurors, and also one or city and coun: more panels of special jurors, shall be selected, summoned, and ty. returned, according to the act of twenty-ninth of March, one thousand eight hundred and five; and the act of the fourth of April, one thousand eight hundred and seven, for any one term of said court; and that the process for each and every panel, shall be made returnable at such particular day of the term, as the said court shall direct and appoint. SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Penalty or

defauliers. That every person whose name shall be drawn, and who shall have been legally summoned, but who shall not appear before the court, after being called three times, and due proof made by oath or affirmation, of the sheriff or other credible person, that each person so making default, had been lawfully summoned, shall forfeit and pay for such default, in not appearing, any fine not exceeding thirty dollars, that the court may think proper to inflict ; and every juror, including those who shall not have appeared as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay for every default'in not answering, when called during the said term, such fine not exceeding five dollars, as the court may think How to be reproper ; which fines the court may direct the sheriff to levy covered. and collect in the usual manner, and the said fines when col

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And applied. lected, shall be paid and applied, agreeably to the third sec

tion of the act of the twenty-ninth of March, one thousand eight Proviso.

hundred and five: Provided nevertheless, that the court upon reasonable and satisfactory cause being made appear to them, may remit the whole, or any part of such fines.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XLIV.
An ACT granting an annuity to Henry Pensinger, an old sol-

dier, who lost a leg in tbe revolutionary war.

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

tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Grant to Hen.

met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That ry Pensinger. the state treasurer be, and he is hereby directed to pay to Henry

Pensinger, or his lawful attorney, the sum of forty dollars immediately, and the further sum of sixty dollars annually during life, in half-yearly payments, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XLV.
An ACT supplementary to an act, entitled A further supple-

ment to the act, offering compensation to the Pennsylvania
claimants of certain lands, within the seventeen townsbips in
the county of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein men-
tioned ;" passed the fourth day of April, in the year one thou-
şand seven bundred and ninety-nine.

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

tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly Certain Penn. met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That sylvania all and every Pennsylvania claimant, or claimants of lands, in the claimants au- fifteen townships of Luzerne county, claiming under the Penn:

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