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To the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the
Governor of this Commonwealth to incorporate a Company for erecting a Permanent Bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near the city of Philadelphia."
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Sec. I. 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 President, Directors and Company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near the city of Philadelphia, be, and they dent and Diare hereby authorized to regulate the mode of gulate the passage over the bridge, so as to prevent injury sage over the thereto, or annoyance to passengers by any person or persons who shall drive, ride or pass on, or over the same, and in any manner infringe the regulations made by the said President, Directors and Company as to such mode of passage, or in relation to the tonnage or weight permitted or forbidden to be transported on or over the said bridge; or as to the state of carriages of pleasure or burthen, claiming diminution or liable to increase of tolls, and generally to make and
and to make ordain such by-laws and regulations not contrary
wealth, as shall be considered necessary for the
ease and safety of passengers on and over the Penalties for same; and all breaches of such by-laws, rules thereof, how and regulations, shall be subject to the like
penalty and penalties prescribed for the cases
Peace in and for the county, or Alderman of the
nizance of any of the offences herein mention-
Power of the Justices of the Peace or
said city or county, and properly falling within the jurisdiction and cognizance of such courts, without regard, in these instances, to the place of their being committed, whether within the reputed or fixed boundaries of the said city or county.
Sec. II. And be it further enacted by the au- Power of the thority aforesaid, That any constable or consta- the city and bles of the city or county aforesaid, shall have Philade phia. full power and authority to arrest, without war. rant, all and every offender and offenders against the rules and regulations legally established for the government and direction of the affairs of the bridge, and the safety and convenience of passengers and transportation on and over the same, and carry such offender or offenders before a Justice of the Peace of the county, or the Mayor or any Alderman of the city of Philadelphia, to be dealt with according to law.
Sec. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be lawful for the and Watch President and Directors aforesaid, to cause the Bridge to be toll collectors and watchman or watchmen of or affirma. said bridge, to take or subscribe an oath or affirmation before the Mayor, or any Alderman of the city or Justice of the Peace of the county of Philadelphia, that he or they will faithfully conduct themselves in his or their respective stations, and honestly account to the Treasurer of the Company for all the money collected by him or them, and dilligently attend to the discharge
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of his or their duty, by watching with vigilance over the interest of the Company and safety of the bridge; and generally to execute with care and fidelity whatever lawful engagement he or they may enter into with the President and Directors of the Bridge Company aforesaid. (Signed) JOHN GILMORE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
PHILIP S. MARLEY,
Speaker of the Senate. Approved, April 2, 1821.
AT a general meeting of the stockholders of the Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Company, holden at the State House in the city of Philadelphia, on the 8th day
June, 1798, pursuant to notice given according to law; CHARLES BIDDLE, Esq. Chairman.
On motion of Mr. Bethel : WHEREAS by the sixth section of the act entitled, “An Act to authorize the governor of this Commonwealth to incorporate a company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near the city of Philadelphia,” it is enacted and declared, that a majority of the stockholders met, may at any time, agree to leave the determination of the place for erecting the bridge, and the terms on which the same can be purchased, to the President and Directors of the said company, incorporated under the said act.
Resolved, That it be and is hereby agreed by a majority of the Stockholders now met, that the determination on the place and terms mentioned in the said act, be left to the President and Directors, who, or a majority of them consisting of two thirds, are hereby