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The Statutes at Large of

Pennsylvania.

CHAPTER MCMLXI.

AN ACT EXTENDING THE POWERS OF THE JUDGES OF THE SUPREME

COURT AND COMMON PLEAS.

[Section 1.] (Section I, P. L.) 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 supreme court and several courts of common pleas in this state shall have power, in any action depending before them, on motion, and upon good and sufficient cause shown, by affidavit or affirmation, and due notice thereof being given, to require the parties, or either of them, to produce books or writings in their possession or power, which contain evidence pertinent to the issue and if either party shall fail to comply with such order, and to produce such books or writings,

or to satisfy said courts why the same is not in the party's power so to do, it shall be lawful for the said courts, if the party so refusing shall be a plaintiff, to give judgment for the defendant, as in cases of nonsuit, and if a defendant, to give judgment against him or her by default, as far as relates to such parts of the plaintiff or plaintiff's demand, or the defendant or defendants' defence, to which the books or papers of the party is alleged to apply.

Passed February 27, 1798. Recorded L. B. No. 6, p. 211, etc.

CHAPTER MCMLXII.

AN ACT TO EMPOWER WALTER CLARK, WILLIAM GRAY, AND WIL

LIAM WILSON, TO SELL AND CONVEY A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, IN THE TOWN OF LEWISBURG, IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Whereas Lewis Derr, late of Buffalo township, in Northumberland county, deceased, by his indenture, bearing date the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, for the uses therein mentioned, did grant to Walter Clark, William Gray and William Wilson, three contiguous lots of ground, situate in the town of Lewisburg, in Buffalo township, Northumberland county, and marked in the general plan of said town, and numbered forty-two, forty-four and forty-six, each of them containing in breadth on Market street sixty-five feet, and in length one hundred and sixty-five feet, bounded on the south by Market street, on the west by Front street, on the north by Cherry alley, and on the east by lot number forty-eight, to them, in trust for the sole use and benefit of the Presbyterian congregation of Buffalo, for the purpose of a burying ground. And whereas the said Walter Clark, William Gray and William Wilson, have set forth, by their petition, that divers inhabitants, within the bounds of said congregation, have interred their deceased friends in lot number forty-eight, adjoining the lots hereinbefore described, therefore, they pray the legislature to enable them to sell and convey lot, number forty-two of the aforesaid grant, in which no deceased person has been interred, and to purchase the lot number forty-eight, which the inhabitants have heretofore occupied as a burying ground. Therefore:

[Section I.] (Section I, P. L.) 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 Walter Clark, William Gray, and William Wilson, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to sell, and by deed, under their hands and seals, convey and assure the lot number forty-two, in the town of Lewisburg, in the county of Northumberland, with the appurtenances, as fully and effectually, as if no special trust or purpose had been set forth or declared in the grant thereof, and to purchase the adjoining lot number forty-eight, with the moneys arising from the sale of lot number forty-two, in trust for the sole use and behoof of the Presbyterian congregation of Buffalo township, Northumberland county, aforesaid.

Passed February 27, 1798. Recorded L. B. No. 6, p. 211, etc.

CHAPTER MCMLXIII.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DEFRAYING THE EXPENSE OF SURVEY

ING FIVE TRACTS OF LAND, HERETOFORE GRANTED TO CORNPLANTER, A CHIEF OF THE SENECA NATION.

Whereas Alexander McDowell has duly surveyed sundry tracts of land, heretofore granted by law to Cornplanter, a chief of the Seneca nation, in doing of which he incurred considerable expense. Therefore:

[Section I.] (Section I, P. L.) 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 comptroller and register general be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to settle the accounts of Alexander McDowell, for sundry services

surveying several tracts of land, heretofore granted to Cornplanter, a chief of the Seneca nation, as well as for certain expenses attending the same, and to make such allowance therefor as they may deem reasonable.

[Section II.] (Section II, P. L.) And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That upon such settlement and allowance being made, the same shall be certified by the said comptroller and register general to the governor, who shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the state treasurer, in the manner

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directed by the act, entitled, “An act to provide for the settlement of public accounts, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” passed the fourth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two,' which warrant shall be paid out of the funds appropriated for the support of government.

Passed February 27, 1798. Recorded L. B. No. 6, p. 212, etc.

CHAPTER MCMLXIV.

AN ACT FOR ALTERING CERTAIX ELECTION DISTRICTS IN THE

COUNTY OF BERKS.

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[Section I.] (Section I, P. L.) 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 townships of Robeson, Brecknock, Carnarvan, and part of Union township, beginning at a white oak stump on the Chester and Berks county line, at or near a place known by the name of John Davis' improvement, from thence in a straight line to Six-penny mill, on Six-penny creek, and from thence in a straight line to the bank of the river Schuylkill, to a corner of Robert A. Farmer and John Harrison's lands, are hereby erected into a separate elections district, and that the freemen of said district shall hold their general elections at the house now occupied by Philip Marquart, in Robeson Township.

[Section II.] (Section II, P. L.) And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That that part of Union township, which lies southeast of the above described line, shall hold their general elections at the White Horse tavern, in Amity township, anything in any former act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Passed February 27, 1798. Recorded L. B. No. 6, p. 215, etc.
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