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taxes; and all necessary expenses in procuring the title afore

and shall convey the same to the said heirs of Nathana iel Simpson, as soon as they, or any of them, arrive to the age of twenty-one years.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER LI.

An ACT for altering the state road in Bedford county.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the senate and house of represena tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the autbority of the same, That Certain part so much of the state road in the county of Bedford, as follows, of the state viz, beginning at the run near the house of William Todd, road to be ata

tered. then westwardly by the house now occupied by John Ewalt, one hundred and fifty-seven perches or thereabouts, be and

the same is hereby established on, and along the ground, * where the same has been hitherto travelled, so as to branch i off from the Glade road, at the said house of John Ewalt

and the part of the road, laid out along the distance aforesaid, north of the tract hitherto travelled, as aforesaid, be and the same is hereby vacated.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER

CHAPTER LII.

An ACT for the relinquishment of a state loan, in favor of

the estate of the late Thomas Gallagber, deceased.

SECT. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Penrisylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Estate of T. the loan of money with the interest due this commonwealth, Gallagher re

from the estate of Thomas Gallagher, late of Mifflin county, the obligation < deceased, who was wounded at the Crooked Billet, in the re- of a loan.

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volutionary war, be and the same is hereby relinquished, and the said estate exonerated from the payment

thereof. JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

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

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER LIII.

may be in

An additional SUPPLEMENT to an act, entitled An act to

alter the judiciary system of this commonwealth.

WHEREAS the holding of courts of nisi prius by the judges of the supreme court, for thirty-three weeks, in each and every year, is attended with inconveniences, by not leaving sufficient time for closing the business of the several supreme courts in bank : Therefore,

Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Penusylvaria, in general assembly

met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Time of sit.

it shall and may be lawful for the judges of the supreme court, ting in bank,

whenever they may think it expedient, to apply as much of creased. the said thirty-three weeks, as in their opinion may be neces

sary, to the transaction of the business of the said court in

either of the districts of this state in bank. Judges to SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforegive their said, Thạt when more than one exception is taken, or point opinion on

made in any court of common pleas, or other court, of infeevery point of exception. rior jurisdiction, in this commonwealth, and the same has been

duly removed to the supreme court for their decision, the judges of the supreme court of this commonwealth, are here

by enjoined and required to give their opinion on every point And file the and exception, taken and signed in the inferior court, which

opinion so delivered, if required by either plaintiff or defend. ant, or any third person, interested in the event of the cause, shall be filed in writing by the said judges, with the prothonotary of the proper district.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. Approved the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

SIMON SNYDER.

same.

CHAPTER LIV.
An ACT enabling a committee appointed by the court of common
pleas, of York county, to sell and convey the real estate of
Abrabam Cook, a lunatic.

/ WHEREAS it appears by proceedings had in the court of common pleas, in York county, that a certain Abraham Cook, of said county, has been adjudged a lunatic ; and that Thomas M'Millen, and Thomas Edmonson, were by the said court, duly appointed a committee to take care of the person and estate of the said Abraham Cook ; and it further appears, by the decree of the orphans' court, of the county aforesaid, that the said committee hath taken for the use of the said lunatic, a part of the real estate of Jacob Cook, father of Abraham Cook, who died intestate ; and whereas, the said committee have represented to the legislature, that they have not a sufficiency of personal property of said Abraham Cook, to discharge the recognizance entered into by them to pay the widow, children, and representatives of the aforesaid intestate, their respective shares; and that it would be the interest of the said Abraham Cook, to have his real property sold : Therefore,

Secr. 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of ree presentatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is bereby enacted by the autbority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for the commitThomas M.Millen, and Thomas Edmonson, or the survivor tee of A.Cook of them, to sell at public sale, for the highest price that can authorized to be obtained, a certain tract of land, situate in Warrington estate. township, in the county of York, adjoining lands of Judia Hassy, Jacob Grist, and others, the property of Abraham Cook, a lunatic; and make and execute to the purchaser, such deed or other assurance, as will assure and convey to the said purchaser, all the right, title, and interest, which the said lunatic hath to the said tract of land, and after discharging the debts due by the said lunatic, to place the remainder of the proceeds of sale, in some productive fund for his support, as occasion may require : Provided, that the said Thomas M Millen, and Thomas Edmonson, or the survivor of them, shall,

Shall enter before they proceed to sell or convey the aforesaid tract of

into recogni. land, enter into a recognizance, with sufficient security, in zance, &c. the orphans' court, of the county of York, for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them by this act; and that and render they or either of them, their or his executors or administra- an account to tors, shall render a true account to the heirs, or legal repre- of said "a. sentatives of the said Abraham Cook, of the residuse, if any Cook. remaining in their hands, at the time of his death, or at the termination of their authority, and that they will pay over

And pay over the same to such person as shall be legally entitled to receive the surplus. it.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hun. dred and twelve,

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER LV.
An ACT to repeal a certain part of the act, entitled A fur.

ther supplement to an act, entitled An act to alter the ju.
diciary system of this commonwealth.

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the senate and bouse of representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general as

sembly met, and it is bereby enacted by the authority of Part of the the same, That the ninth section of the act, entitled, judiciary law « A further supplement to an act, entitled, “ An act to repealed.

alter the judiciary system of this commonwealth ;" passed the eleventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

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

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER LVI.
An ACT to increase tbe number of constables in the borougbs

of Lancaster and Easton.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the senate and bouse of repre-
sentatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in gene-

ral assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the autboriFour consta

ty of the same, That from and after the passing of this bles to be ap- act, the electors residing in the borough of Lancaster, shall, pointed in

on the third Friday in March, yearly, and every year there, Lancaster. after, elect eight suitable persons, being citizens of the said

borough, for the office of constable ; and shall return the names of the persons so elected, to the next general court of quarter sessions of the peace, to be holden for the county of Lancaster, and the court shall appoint four of them to serve as constables for the said borough, conformably to law,

Sect. Ir. And be it furtber enacted by the authority afore- Part of a forsaid, That so much of the act, entitled “ An act for the elect- mer law reing and appointment of constables, in the boroughs of Read- pealed. ing and Lancaster;" passed the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, as relates to the appointment of constables in the borough of Lancaster, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sect. II. And be it furtber enacted by tbe authority afore- Two constasaid, That the electors, residing in the borough of Easton, bles to be ap in the county of Northampton, shall, on the third Friday of pointed for

Eastón. March, yearly, and every year hereafter, elect four suitable persons, being citizens of said borough, for the office of cons stable ; and shall return the names of the persons so elected, to the next court of general quarter sessions of the peace, to be holden for the county of Northampton; and the court shall appoint two of them constables for the said borough, conformably to law, any law; usage or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding

JOHN TOD, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

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

SIMON SNYDER.

state, in.

CHAPTER LVII.
A SUPPLEMENT to an act, declaring the bolding af any office

or appointment, under this state, incompatible with the bold-
ing or exercising offices, or appointments, under the United
States.

SECT. I. BE it enacted by the senate and house of represen. tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Holding cerno member of congress, from this state, nor any person ho!d- tain offices

under this ing, or exercising any office or appointment of trust or profit, under the executive, legislative, or judiciary departments of

compatible the government of the United States, shall at the same time, with certain hold, exercise, or enjoy, the office of clerk of the court of under the U.

States. quarter sessions, clerk of the orphans' court, or deputy-surveyor, under this commonwealth,

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Persons holdThat the holding of the office of clerk of the court of quarter ing offices unsessions, clerk of the orphans' court, or deputy-surveyor, un- and U. S. at der this commonwealth, is hereby declared to be incompatible same time, with the holding any office or appointment under the United the former to States ; and the office or appointment, so holden under the be void after government of this state, shall be, and the same is hereby de- the 4th of

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