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the borough of Northampton in the county of Lehigher and to the town of Bethlehem in the county of Northampton...
And informed, That the House of Representatives have passed said bill with amendments in which the concurrence of Senate is requested.
He further informed, That that house have concurred in the amendments by Senateg to the bill, entitled
• An act confirming the proceedings of the commissioners of the county of Pike.'
The bili presented for concurrence was read the first time.
The amendments by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled
An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from the Spring House tavern in Montgomery county, to the borough of Northampton in the county of Lehigh, and to the town of Bethlehem in the county of Northampton,' were read as follow, to wit.
Sect. 3. line 9, strike out the words commencing at the end' and insert in lieu thereof these words • upon any part. Same tine, between the the words the said' insert 6 route of,' and after the word road' in same line strike out the words already completed.'
Sect. 4. line 2, make the word or where it last occurs read and,' at the end of line 6 insert the following first giving no.' tice thereof to the owner of such land, and making amends for any damage that will be done to the same or to the enclosures thereof by the contemplated ditches or drains, the amount thereof if the parties do not agree shall be assessed by three disinterested citizens upon oath or affirmation chosen by any disinterested justice of the peace of the county where such damage may be done, and the said citizens or any two of them shall deliver their award in writing to the said justice, and on payment thereof the said president and managers with their workmen may proceed to dig and open such drains or ditches.'
Line 9, make twenty' read 'five.' Line 10, make five' read one." Line 11, strike out and all monies recovered by virtue of this section and insert which.'
Ordered, To lie on the table. Mr. Ewing presented the petition of Daniel I. Thomas and others interested in the sale of wheat, rye and Indian corn in the port of Philadelphia, praying that a law may be passed where by the said grain sold now by the bushel shall be regulated by weight; and
3 The same was read and referred to Mr. Ewing, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Lane, Mr. Murray and Mr. Erwin.
Mr. Morgan presented from Thomas H. White, treasurer of the Ridge Turnpike Company, and secretary to the board of managers, a statement of the affairs of the said company, submitted in conformity to law; and the same was read, and
Ordered, To lie on the table.
Mr. Murray from the committee to whom was referred on the 11th inst. the petition of Charles Maus" and John Solomon, reported a bill, entitled
** An act to enable Charles Maus and John Solomon of the town of New Berlin in the county of Union, to dig establish and support a mill race on the south side of Penn's creek opposite said town, which was read the first time.
Mr. Baily from the committee to whom was referred on the 13th inst. the petition of John Thompson, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled
6 An act for the relief of John Thompson,' which was read thre first time.
v Mr. Welles from the committee appointed for the purpose on the 13th December last, reported a bill, entitled
bi An act relative to turnpike companies, which was read the first time.
- Mr. Frailey from the committee of accounts made further report in part, which was read as follows, to wit.
That they have examined the account of the committée, apphia and Farmer's and Meckle pointed to examine into the state of the Pennsylvania, Philadel
Banks, and find due to them for stage, hire and expences, per account rendered, one hundred and twenty-six dollars. Therefore
Resolved, That the Speaker draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of said committee for one hundred and twenty-six dollars."
* On motion, Said report was again read and the resolution thereto attached, considered and adopted.
Whereupon, nA warrant was accordingły so drawn."
The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled * An act concerning the patenting of land, was read the third time, and Resolved, That this bill pass. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
* An act authorizing the appointment of an additional auctioneer within the city and liberties of Philadelphia,' was read the this time, and
Resolved, That this bill pass. 'The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled *** A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to enable the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road be: ginning at the intersection of the Egypt road with the ridge turnpike road two miles above Norristown in the county of Montgomery, from thence to Pawling's ford bridge over the river Schyulkill,' was read the third time, and ***
Resolved, That this bill pass.
Ordered, That the clerk return said bills to the House of Representatives with information that Senate hrave passed the same
with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.
The amendments by Senate to the bill, entitled * An act concerning the patenting of lands,' were the follow
:. Sect. 1. line 8, after thereon' strike out and who have not received. Line 9, strike out patents for their lands.” Line 15 after 6 aforesaid' insert their heirs and assigns.' : Sect. 2. strike out all that follows aforesaid' in the enacting clause to the word provided in the 9th line, and insert the fol lowing, viz.
• That said patents and certificates thereon shall be recorded in the recorder's office of the county in which the land lies, in a book to be provided for that purpose, at the usual fees for the like number of words, which record shall be notice to all persons, and may be used as evidence before any court or magistrate of the sum due to the commonwealth, sufficient to maintain a suit against the patentee, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns. Sect. 4. at the end thereof add this proviso, viz.
Provided also, That if any person obtaining any such patents shall pay the whole sum due on such patent on or before the first of May 1817, he shall not be charged interest on the aggregate sum due at the time of obtaining such patents, but interest on the principle sum then due only. And provided also, That any person who heretofore has obtained any patent on mortgage, and who shall
pay the whole sum due on such patent on or before the first day of May 1817, he shall not be charged interest on the aggregate sum due at the time of obtaining such patent, but in terest only on the principle sum due thereon.. Introduce a new section to be called section 5. viz.
Sect. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the recorder of deeds in the respective counties, upon a receipt of the state treasurer produced for the whole of the pur. chase money and interest charged against any tract of land, shall enter satisfaction upon the record, and the lien against such land shall thereupon cease and determine.'
Sect. 5. now 6. strike out all that follows that in the enacting clause to the word 6 an' in the 7th line.
Same section, line 12, after the word • seven' insert the following, viz.
• The third and fourth sections of the act, entitled " A further supplement to the act, entitled, an act for offering compensation to the Pennsylvania claimants of certain lands within the seventeen townships in the county of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned,' passed the 23d day of January 1811.
The amendment to the bill, entitled,
• An act authorizing the appointment of an additional auctioneer in the city and liberties of Philadelphia,' was,
That the said auctioneer shall not have the exclusive privilege of selling books, stationary, paintings and prints.
On motion of Mr. Beale and Mr. I. Weaver,
* The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. G. Weaver in the chair, on the bill, entitled - An act erecting part of Mifflin county into a seperate county to be called
And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments, which were read.
The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence, an
Address to the Governor for the removal from office of Ja seph Brinton, a justice of the peace of Delaware county,' which was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Baily and Mr. M Farland,
On motion of Mr. Murray and Mr. Frailey,
Mr. Biddle read a bill in his place, and on leave given presented the same to the chair, entitled
* An act authorizing the Governor to appoint commissioners for ascertaining the best route for connecting the eastern and western waters of this commonwealth, and for other purposes, which was read the first time.
Agreeably to order,
The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, M. Graham in the chair, on the bill, entitled
• An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate the Yörk Water Company.'
And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments, which were read.
Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Hopkins in the chair, on the bill, entitled
• An act to authorize John Snyder of Northampton county, his heirs and assigns to erect and maintain a wing-dam in the river Lehigh under certain restrictions. .?
And after some time, The committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again; leave was granted,
and Ordered, That the committee of the whole sit again on Satur, day next.
Agrceably to order,
Jarrett in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
6 An act to incorporate the Bridgeport Manufacturing Company.'
And after some time, - The committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again; leave was granted, and
Ordered, That the committee of the whole sit again on Thurs. day next.
On motion of Mr. l. Weaver and Mr. M«Farland,
The resolution read on the 12th inst, relative to the election of Bank directors, was again read, and
The same being under consideration,
To amend the same by striking out the words « Tuesday the 230 inst.? and inserting - Saturday the 20th inst.? which was agreed to. And the resolution as amended adopted.
Agreeabiy to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Lane in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
An act directing the secretary of this commonwealth to deliver to Thomas Spangenberger, one set of Smith's edition of the lays of Pennsylvania, and sundry other books,
And after some time, The committee rose and reported the first and only section of the bill negatived.
On the question,
WEDNESDAY, January 17, 1816.
7. Mr. Morgan presented a petition from sundry persons interested in the sale of wheat, rye land Indian corn, praying that a
law may be passed whereby the said grain, sold now by the bushel, shall be regulated by weight; and
Said petition was read and referred to the committee to whom was yesterday referred a similar petition.
The bill, entitled :: • An act erecting part of Mifflin county into a seperate county to be called
was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday.
The several sections were considered and agreed to.