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No. 31.

SUPPLEMENT

To an act entitled "An Act relative to the collection of taxes in Crawford and Lawrence counties; to authorize the commissioners of Erie county to borrow money; relative to a State road in Crawford county; extending the time for the completion of the works of the Centreville water company; and relative to justices of the peace of Bedford county; and declaring the intention of the Legislature to revive the provisions of the act of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, as to collecting school taxes in Erie county."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenlatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the county of Erie to make the interest on the bonds or certificates authorized to be issued by the act to which this is a supplement, payable semi-annually to the holder or holders of such bond or bonds, certificate or certificates.

SECTION 2. That it was the intention of the Legislature, in the passage of the act of the twenty-first day of April, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, entitled an act to incorporate the Star of Hope Lodge, number one hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes, in the twelfth section thereof, to revive the several provisions relating to the collection of school taxes contained in the act entitled "An Act to consolidate and amend the several acts relative to a general system of education by common schools," passed thirteenth June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, in the county of Erie, and the said provisions are hereby revived in the said county of Erie. W. P. SCHELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON,

Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-The twenty-ninth day of January, A. D., one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 32.

AN ACT

To incorporate the West Philadelphia institute, and relating to constables in the

district of West Philadelphia.

SECTION 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 persons who constitute the West Philadelphia institute, or who shall hereafter Corporation. be admitted as members of the same, shall and are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate by the name and style of "the West

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Philadelphia institute," to have perpetual succession to plead and be impleaded, to sue and be sued in all courts of record or elsewhere, and be capable to take hold and enjoy property, the clear yearly income of which shall not exceed three thousand dollars, to use a common seal and to alter or renew the same at pleasure.

SECTION 2. That the said corporation shall have sufficient power to make such rules and by-laws for the ordering of the affairs of the said corporation as they may deem necessary and proper: Provided, That no rule or by-laws as aforesaid shall be valid if inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this State or of the United States.

SECTION 3. That the Legislature reserves the right of altering repealing or revoking the privileges hereby granted.

SECTION 4. That so much of the first section of the act of Assembly entitled "An Act relating to the district of West Philadelphia, and to change the name of Joseph Parrish to Joseph Austin Parrish; relative to the commissioners of the district of Kensington, and to streets in Moyamensing; to certificates of loan of the Pennsylvania railroad company, to the Chesnut Hill railroad company, and to notaries public in Philadelphia," approved the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, as extends the twenty-sixth section of an act to incorporate the district of Richmond, in the county of Philadelphia, approved the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, to the district of West Philadelphia, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

W. P. SCHELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-The twenty-ninth day of January, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 33.

A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT

To an act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Hazleton coal company," approved the eighteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty

six.

SECTION 1. 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 the Hazleton coal company be, and are hereby authorized to increase their capital stock by addition or additions thereto, not exceeding ten thousand shares of fifty dollars each, and the same to dispose of at such times and in such manner as to them may seem most expedient for discharging all their existing debts as they shall become due, and completing their railroad with a double track, conformably to the require

ments of the acts of April sixth, A. D., one thousand eight hundred
and forty-nine, and of March eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-one, supplementary to their charter, and operating the same:
Provided, That the company shall pay to the State Treasurer one per
centum on the amount so added to their capital stock, in five equal
annual instalments; the first instalment to become payable on the first
day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and the re-
maining four instalments at intervals of twelve months cach: And pro-
vided further, That this act shall not take effect unless, within three
months after its passage, the same shall have been approved and ac-
cepted by a majority of the votes of the stockholders at a meeting duly
called; and the stockholders voting on this question in the manner
prescribed by the act of incorporation for the election of directors.
W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON,

Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED The twenty-ninth day of January, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 34.

AN ACT

For the division of Northampton township, in Bucks county; relative to voting telections in said county; to the Odd Fellows' hall association of Moyameasing; and to the West Chester and Philadelphia railroad company.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenlatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly

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met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it Northampton shall and may be lawful for the qualified voters of the township of township, Bucks Northampton, in the county of Bucks, to decide by ballot whether it county, division be expedient to divide said township or not, in the manner following, to wit: On the requisition in writing of at least twenty of the quali fed electors of the said township for that purpose, it shall be the duty of the constable of said township to give notice by at least twenty printed or written handbills set up in the most public places in said township, at least fifteen days before the then next general election, that an election will be held for the purpose of determining upon the expediency of dividing said township at the time and place appointed by law for holding the annual election for members of Assembly.

SECTION 2. That the election to determine the wish of the qualified Election. voters of said township on the subject of the division of said township, shall be held and conducted in the same manner, and by the same officers who are or shall be required to hold and conduct the general elections in said township.

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SECTION 3. That the officers of said election shall receive from every qualified voter as aforesaid, a written or printed ticket, containing the word "division," or the words "no division," and the officers of said election shall count the votes, and it a majority shall contain the words "no division," the said officers shall certify and transmit such result to the clerk of the court of quarter sessions of said county, which shall be entered of record; if it be ascertained by the officers of said election that a majority of the votes shall contain the word "division," the said officer shall likewise certify and transmit such result to the clerk of the court of quarter sessions aforesaid, who shall enter the same of record, and the return, in either event, shall be made to the said clerk of the sessions within five days after the day on which said election is held.

SECTION 4. That the court of quarter sessions of the said county quarter sessions. shall have power, upon the application of fifteen or more of the qualified voters in said township, and upon sufficient evidence being produced of undue election, to set aside the return of said election: Provided, That such application be made during the session of the next succeeding

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SECTION 5. That no proceedings shall be entertained in the court of quarter sessions of said county, on the subject of the division of said township, under the act of April fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, until the electors of said township shall have decided in favor of the said divsion.

SECTION 6. That hereafter it shall be lawful for the citizens of the county of Bucks, at their general elections, to vote for all national offiers on a single printed or written piece of paper, and all State officers on a single printed or written piece of paper; and all county officers on a single printed or written piece of paper; and all laws contrary thereto are hereby repealed so far as relates to the county of Bucks.

SECTION 7. That every person holding stock in the Odd Fellows' hall association of Moyamensing, in the county of Philadelphia, shall have one vote for each share of stock held by them in said association. SECTION 8. That the annual election for trustees shall be held on the first Monday in February of each year, and all laws inconsistent with this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 9. That the West Chester and Philadelphia railroad company be, and the same is hereby authorized to issue and sell to the best advantage the bonds of the said company to an amount not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars, and bearing an interest not exceeding seven per cent. per annum, for the purpose of completing said road, and to secure the said bonds by a mortgage on their road and its appurtenances, and the chartered rights and privileges of the corporation: Provided, That no bonds shall be issued by virtue of this act of a less denomination than one hundred dollars.

W. P SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-The twenty-ninth day of January, A. D., one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

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No. 35.

A SUPPLEMENT

To an act relating to executors and administrators, passed February twentyfourth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly net, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That whenever one or more of several joint administrators shall die, or be discharged by the proper orphans' court under existing laws, the said court upon the aplication of any party interested shall have power to fischarge from further liabilities, said discharged or deceased administrator, his, her or their surety or sureties, as the case may be, and require new or additional sureties of the remaining administrator or administrators with a like result in case of failure to comply as now provided by law when new or additional surety is for any cause required by such court: Provided, That such discharge shall not affect abilities existing at the time of the discharge of such party or parties. W. P.. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON,
Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-The second day of February, A. D., one thousand eight badred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 36.

AN ACT

To aid the erection of a monument commemorative of the Declaration of
American Independence.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
fires of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met,

Philadelphia,

and confirmed.

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said Certain ordiGeneral Assembly hereby ratifies, approves, and consents to certain nances in the ordinances passed by the select and common councils of the city of city of Philaon the fifth day of October, in the year one thousand delphia ratified eight hundred and fifty two, granting to the trustees and agents of the original thirteen States, or any nine of them who shall contribute the pense of erecting in the public square adjoining independence hall, in the said city, a monument commemorative of the declaration of

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