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No. 15.

A SUPPLEMENT

To "An Act relating to the support and employment of the poor," passed June 15, 1836.

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 sixth section of the act to which this is a supplement, shall not hereafter extend to the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny; but the guardians and directors of the poor of said cities shall have full power and authority to extend relief to all poor persons entitled to receive the same, without the intervention of an order from two justices of the peace.

W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

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

WM. BIGLER.

No. 16.

AN ACT

To vacate East street, in the city of 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 East street, from Walnut street to George street, between Schuylkill Front street and Ashton street, in the city of Philadelphia, be, and the same is hereby vacated; and that any outstanding title which this Commonwealth hath in the ground over which said East street was formerly laid out, be, and the same is hereby released and confirmed unto the owner or owners of the land bounding on said street, his or their heirs and assigns, forever.

W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
THO. CARSON,
Speaker of the Senate.

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

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

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No. 17.

AN ACT

Relating to the estate of William Rush, late of the city of Philadelphia, de

ceased.

WHEREAS, William Rush of the city of Philadelphia, died seized of Preamble. a certain messuage or tenement and lot or piece of ground, situate on the west side of Delaware Front street, between Vine and Sassafras streets, in the city of Philadelphia, containing in breadth north and south twenty-one feet three inches, and in length or depth east or west one hundred and seventy feet, having made his last will and testament in writing, dated the thirteenth day of April, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, wherein after certain legacies he ordered and directed that the said messuage and lot of ground described by him, as the house and lot of land owned and occupied by him, number one hundred and seventy-two North Front street, should be let by his executors during the lifetime of his daughter Elizabeth, and that the nett rents thereof should be paid to his said daughter, for her own particular use and benefit during her natural life, and on the decease of his said daughter, he ordered and directed his executors to make sale of the said real estate and to convey the same, and directed that the proceeds of such sale should be divided among his children therein named, but in case his said daughter Elizabeth should marry and leave issue he directed that such issue should take together an equal share with his said children, and of his said will he appointed sons William and Samual, and his son-in-law Isaac Dunton to be the executors, and the said Isaac Dunton has since departed this life:

his

And whereas, The buildings erected upon the said lot have recently Preamble.
been destroyed by fire, and there are no funds applicable to the re-
building of the same, by reason whereof the intentions of the testator
are defeated in respect to the maintenance and support of his said
daughter from the same:

And whereas, By reason of the limitations in the said will, it is con-
sidered that an indefeasible or absolute title cannot at present be made
to a purchaser, but all the parties interested and known to exist have
entered into a contract to sell the premises upon advantageous terms,
if adequate power can be obtained and it is proper to give relief in the
premises; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 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 Surviving exec-
Samuel W. Rush and William Rush, the surviving executors of the utors authorized
will of the said William Rush, deceased be, and they are hereby au- to dispose of
thorized and empowered to sell and dispose of the herein above de- certain real es-
scribed messuage and lot of ground, with the appurtenances, either at
public or private sale, either in fee simple or for any lesser estate, and
either absolutely for a principal sum or price or upon ground rent to
be reserved to the said Samuel W. Rush and William Rush, and the
survivor and the heirs and assigns of the survivor, upon the trusts of
the said will that is payable directly to the said Elizabeth Rush and
her assigns during her natural life, if the said rent shall so long con-
tinue, and after her death, in case the same shall not be extinguished

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or redeemed in trust, to sell the same and divide the proceeds thereof according to the directions in the said will, and to execute all proper deeds and other instruments for the purpose of assuring the title to the purchaser or purchasers, and in the case of a ground rent deed with the clauses, covenants, and provisions, usual in such instruments in the city and county of Philadelphia, and in case of a sale for a principal sum, and also in the event of the payment of the principal amount of any ground rent as aforesaid, the same shall be invested by the said Samuel W. Rush and William Rush, and the survivor of them and their successor in the trust, as the case may be, in such substantial security as may be approved of by the orphans' court for the city and county of Philadelphia, to be held by them upon the trust of the said will as aforesaid: Provided, That before executing the power hereby conferred of selling for a principal sum, and in case of a sale upon ground rent before receiving the principal or extinguishment money, the said trustees shall give security, to be approved of by the said court, for the faithful execution and performance of their said duties, in respect to the investment of the proceeds and the payment of the interest or income and distribution of the principal, and it is hereby declared that no person purchasing bona fide from the said trustees for a principal sum as aforesaid, or paying off the principal of any ground rent as aforesaid, shall be bound to see to the application of the said money: Provided, Security shall have been given and approved as aforesaid: And further provided, That before any conveyance shall be made of said property, the sale thereof shall be approved of and confirmed by the orphans' court aforesaid.

W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker, of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

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

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

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No. 18.

AN ACT

To change the county of M'Kean from the Northern to the Western district of the supreme court.

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 county of M'Kean, from and after the first day of September next, shall be attached to, and become part of the Western district of the Supreme court.

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

THO. CARSON,
Speaker of the Senate.

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

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 19.

AN ACT

Authorizing the Governor to incorporate the Norristown, Bridgeport, and King

of Prussia turnpike road company.

atives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenElliott, John B. Adams, Cadwalader Evans, George W. Dewees, Henry met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John Freedley, William H. Slingluff, Daniel Longacker, William B. Roberts, Benjamin B. Hughes, George M'Farland, Joshua Moloney, Charles H. Rogers, and William Carver, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open books and receive subscriptions and organize a com

Commissioners. *

any by the name, style and title of the Norristown, Bridgeport, and Style. pike from the canal bridge, in the borough of Bridgeport, in the county King of Prussia turnpike road company, with power to construct a turnof Montgomery, to the village of the King of Prussia, in the township of Upper Merion, by the nearest and best route, as the stockholders an act regulating turnpike and plank road companies, passed on the visions of may determine upon, subject to all the provisions and restrictions of Subject to protwenty-sixth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty- certain act. nine, and the supplement thereto.

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SECTION 2. That the capital stock of said company shall consist of one thousand shares, at ten dollars per share: Provided, That the said company may, from time to time, by a vote of the stockholders, at a meeting called for that purpose, increase their capital stock so much as may be necessary, in their opinion, to complete their road, and to carry out the true intent and meaning of this act.

SECTION 3. That the said company shall consist of nine managers, one secretary, and one treasurer; and the president and managers shall have the privilege of erecting a toll-gate within the limits of the borough of Bridgeport, upon said road, at a point not exceeding three hundred yards distant from the south-western line of said borough, on thẻ line of said turnpike road.

SECTION 4. That if the said company shall not commence the constructand completion ion of their road within one year, and complete the same within three years after the passage of this act, it shall be null and void, except so far as may be necessary to wind up the affairs and pay the debts of said company.

W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

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

WM. BIGLER.

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No. 20.

A SUPPLEMENT

To an act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Philadelphia, Easton, and Water Gap railroad company," approved the eighth day of April, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the numVotes of stock- ber of votes to which each stockholder in the Philadelphia, Easton, and Water Gap railroad company shall be entitled, shall be according to the number of shares held in the proportion following, that is to say for each share not exceeding five hundred shares, one vote; for every five shares above five hundred and not exceeding one thousand shares, one vote; for every ten shares above one thousand shares, one vote; and any corporation that shall be possessed of five thousand shares or more in the capital stock of the Philadelphia, Easton, and Water Gap railroad company, shall in lieu of voting at the general elections of said company, be entitled to elect by the constituted authorities thereof, one director for each and every five thousand shares held by said corporation: Provided, That no corporation shall elect more than two directors, and that a majority of the board of directors

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