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THE PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS AND COMPANY FOR
ERECTING A PERMANENT BRIDGE OVER
THE RIVER SCHUYLKILL, AT OR NEAR

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

THE ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE

AUTHORIZING THE INCORPORATION,

AND THE SUPPLEMENT THERETO.

Printed for the use of the President, Directors, and

other Stockholders.

PHILADELPHIA:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM FRY, GEORGE STREET.

1822.

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Trang, ib.

ACT OF INCORPORATION.

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AN ACT to authorize the Governor of this com

monwealth to incorporate a company, for erect-
ing a permanent bridge over the river Schuyl-
kill, at or near the city of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS a number of the inhabitants of
this commonwealth have requested this Legis.
lature to permit them to bring in a bill for in-
corporating a company, for the purpose of erect-
ing a permanent bridge over the river Schuylkill,
at or near the city of Philadelphia, and it

ap-
pearing to this Assembly that the completion of
such a work will be of great public utility, as well
for the immediate benefit of the said city, as
for the general interest of the state, which de-
rives most essential and solid advantages from
the commerce and prosperity of its capital :

SECTION 1. Be it therefore 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 Richard Peters, John Perot,

ers appointed Godfrey Haga, Matthew M'Connell, and Wil to receive

subscriptions liam Sheaff, or any three of them, be and they for erecting are hereby appointed Commissioners, to do and Schuylkin. perform the several duties herein after men

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tioned, that is to say ; they shall and may, on or before the first day of June next, procure one or more books, as they shall think necessary, and therein enter as follows, viz. whose names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay to the President, Directors and Company for erecting a bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near the city of Philadelphia, the sum of one dollar at the time of subscribing, and one dollar in three months thereafter, for every share of stock in the said company set opposite to our respective names, and the residue thereof, at the rate of ten dollars for each share, in such manner and proportion, and at such times, as shall be determined by the President and Directors chosen in pursuance of an act of General Assembly, entitled • An Act to authorize the Governor of this Commonwealth to incorporate a company, for erecting a permament bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near the city of Philadelphia ;'” and shall thereupon proceed to receive subscriptions for the stock of the said coinpany, which is hereby declared and intended to be the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into fifteen thousand shares, at ten dollars each, at such times and places as they shall think proper, of which public notice shall be given in three or more newspapers (one of which shall be in the German language) printed in the city of Philadelphia, for at least twenty days before the first day of meeting ; and if before the said stock be completed, they shall adjourn for more than three days, notice of the time and place when

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