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1811-12

OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,

PASSED AT A SESSION

WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE BOROUGH OF LANCASTER, ON TUESDAY

THE THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOU-
SAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND ELEVEN,

and of the

INDEPENDENCE

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE

THIRTY-SIXTH.

Published by Authority.

Philadelphia....Printed and sold by John Bioren, No. 88, Chesnut-street.

1812.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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1 AN ACT to relinquish the title of this common wealth to a house and lot in Cor.

poration-street, in the town of Newville, in Cumberland county, lately held by Wil-

liam Ferguson ; and to vest the same in his widow Elizabeth Ferguson.

2 An act to authorize and empower John Smith, Matthew M'Call, and James Pe.

dan, of the county of York, to sell and convey a certain real estate therein mention.

ed.

2

3 An act making an appropriation for laying out and opening a road in Huntingdon

county.

3

4 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 twen-

ty-six

mile stone; thence through the borough of West Chester, and passing by or

near Darlington's inn and Dilworth's town to the line of the state, in a direction to-

wards the borough of Wilmington.

3

5. An act confirming the title of John Gamble, late an alien, to a certain piece of

land in the county of Luzerne.

14

6 A supplement to an act, entitled “ An act to authorize the governor to incorpo.

rate a company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Susquehanna, at or

near Harrisburgh in the county of Dauphin."

15

7 An act to change the name of Voltaire Goldsmith Jones to Thomas Watkin

Jones.

16

8 An act for the relief of Richard Johnston, an old ranger of the revolutionary war. 16

9 A supplement to the act, entitled “ An act authorizing the governor to contract
with John Bioren, for printing a certain number of copies of the laws of this com-

monwealth."

10 A further supplement to the act, entitled “An act for erecting part of the

counties of Berks and Northampton into a separate county."

18

11 An act authorizing the citizens of the provisional county of Clearfield to elect

county commissioners, and for other purposes.

19

12 An act to validate and confirm the proceedings of Andrew Miller, late a justice

of the peace in Venango county.

20

13 A supplement to the act, entitled “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to

“ The American Fire Insurance Company."

21

14 An act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act establishing an academy in

the town of Meadville, in Crawford county, and granting a sum of money thereto." 22

15 An act to authorize the administrators of James Wheeler to convey a certain

tract or parcel of land to the purchaser.

23

16 An act to enable George Gantz, Henry Kunkle and others, elders, church war-

dens, and truştees of religious societies, called the Lutheran Congregations in the

townships of Codorus, Shrewsbury and Hopewell, in the county of York, to sell and

convey certain lands.

24

17 An act for the relief of Miles Crowley, an old soldier of the revolutionary war. 25

18 An act granting to John Woods certain lots therein mentioned.

26

19 An act granting a tract of donation land to the heirs of James Gordon, late of

Westmoreland county.

26

20 An act to authorize the guardians of Phebe Wadhams and Lydia Wadhams,

minors, and heirs of Moses Wadhams, late of Luzerne county, deceased, to convey

/ certain lots of land to the purchaser.

27

21 An act to dissolve the marriage of John Smith and Mary his wife.

28

22 A further supplement to the act, entitled “An act to authorize the governor

of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for the purpose of making and erect-

ing a bridge and road over the north-east branch of the river Susquehanna, in the

county of Northumberland, from the public high way, opposite the plantation of

Thomas Grant, to Shamokin island, through the public highway of Shamukin island,

to the shore opposite Northumberland, and from thence to the town of Northum-

berland.”

29.

23 An act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge

over the river Susquehanna, at the Great Bend, where the ferry is now kept, oppo.

site the houses of Abraham Dubois and Sylvanus Hatch, in the district of Willing-

borough, and county district of Susquehanna.

30

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24 An act dissolving the marriage of Eleanor Houltz, and Abraham Houltz. 34

25 An act for the relief of the widow of Joseph Burton, deceased, a soldier, who

received a wound in the revolutionary war.

34

26 An act to regulate voting by proxy in the several incorporated banks within

this commonwealth.

35

27 An act granting an annuity to John M'Guire, a disabled revolutionary soldier. 35

28 A supplement to the act, entitled “ An act establishing the seat of govern-

ment of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburgh, in the county of Dau-

phin.”

36

29 A supplement to an act, entitled " An act to enable the governor of this com.

monwealth to incorporate a company for making an artificial road, by the best and

nearest route, from Berwick, on the north east branch of the Susquehanna ; or from

the mouth of the lower Wopehawley, to that point on the north line of this state,

which is nearest to Newton, on the river Tioga, in the state of New-York.”

30 An act more particularly directing the issuing of patents.

39

31 An act granting an annuity to Jacob Plumb, a wounded militia man,

39

32 A supplement to an act, entitled “ An act establishing an academy in the town

of Mercer, in the county of Mercer," and to grant a sum of money thereto.

40

33 An act for the relief of James Meloy.

41

34 An act to incorporate Loller academy, in the village of Hatborough, in the

county of Montgomery.

41

35 A further supplement to the act, entitled “ An act for laying out, and keep-

ing in repair, the public roads and high ways within this commonwealth, and laying

out private roads."

44

36 An act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to incorporate the Western

Missionary Society."

45

37 An act to enable William Scott, and John Galloway, administrators, with the

will annexed, to the estate of Archibald Scott, deceased, to sell and convey a cer.

tain tract of land therein mentioned.

45

38 An act authorizing the commissioners of Berks county, to build a stone bridge

over the river Schuylkill, near the town of Reading, in the said county.

46

39 An act to enable the governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company

for making an artificial road, by the best and nearest route, from Waterford, in the

county of Erie, through Meadville and Franklin, to the river Susquehanna, at or

near the mouth of Anderson's creek, in Clearfield county, and also to incorporate a

company for making an artificial road from the town of Northumberland, in the

county of Northumberland, by the best and nearest route, to the west branch of the

Susquehanna river, at or near the mouth of Anderson's creek; passing through

Derrstown, Youngmanstown, Aaronsburgh, Belle

fonte, and Milesburgh.

50

40 An act authorizing the commissioners of Indiana county, to sell part of certain

lots in the town of Indiana, and for other purposes.

66

41 A further supplement to the act, entitled “ An act directing the mode of se-

lecting and re:urning jurors."

67

42 An act for the relief of Robert Coleman and Cyrus Jacobs.

68

43 A supplement to an act, entitled “ An act to provide for the erection of an ad-

ditional court within the city and county of Philadelphia.”

69

44 An act granting an annuity to Henry Pensinger, an old soldier, who lost a leg

in the revolutionary war.

70

45 An act supplementary to an act, entitled “A further supplement to the act,

offering compensation to the Pennsylvania claimants of certain lands, within the se-

venteen townships in the county of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein men-

toned;" passed the fourth day of April, in the year one thousand seven hundred

a d ninety-nine.

70

46 An act for the relief of James Wilson, a wounded soldier of the revolution. 71

47 A supplement to an act, entitled “ An act for erecting the town of York, in

the county of York, into a borough, for regulating the buildings, preventing nuisan-

ces and encroachments on the commons, squares, streets, lanes, and alleys of the

same, and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

72

48 An act to provide for the copying of some of the records in the office of the

prothonotary of Cumberland county.

75

49 An act erecting part of Northampton into a separate county.

76

50 An act granting to John Brown, in trust for the children of Nathaniel Simp-.

son, a tract of donation land, in right of Simpson Harris.

80

51 An act for altering the state road in Bedford county.

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