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Sect. vi. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Limitation of That this act shall continue in force for forty years from and after the passing thereof, and no longer.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XII. An ACT for the relief of John Longenecker. WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature that John Longenecker of the county of Lancaster, hath purchased of a certain John Leyer, a house and lot of ground in the borough of Lancaster, and has fully paid the purchase money therefor, and it having lately been discovered that the said John Leger at the time he purchased the same house and lot, and also at the. time he sold the same to the said John Longenecker, was an alien and incapable of holding real estate within this commonwealth; Therefore,

Sect. 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 title of John deed of conveyance made and executed to the said John Long-Longenecker to necker by the said John Leyer, as also the conveyance by which and lot of land

confirmed. the said John Leyer became seized of the said house and lot of ground, be, and they are hereby declared to be as valid in law, to all intents and purposes, as if the said John Leger at the time he purchased the premises, as also at the time he sold the same, had been a citizen of the United States; Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to bar or defeat any person or persons of any right title interest claim or demand which they may have in or to the premi

ses.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XIII.
An ACT granting an annuity to Jacob Dodridge, for life.

WHEREAS it satisfactorily appears to the legislature that
Jacob Dodridge was regularly discharged from the regiment

payable half yearly to Daniel Udree,

commanded by general Hazen, as a soldier from Pennsylvania, at the close of the revolutionary war, and that he has received two wounds in his arm which at this time add to the infirmity of his age; Therefore,

Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa,

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly Donation of for- met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the ed to Jacob Dod sum of forty dollars be, and the same is hereby granted to colierspannuity, Jacob Dodridge to be paid immediately after the passing of

this act to him or his order, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that an annuity of forty dollars be granted for the use of Jacob Dodridge for life to be paid to Daniel Udree of Berks county, his executor or executors, or his or their lawful attorney, to commencethe first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and to be paid half yearly to the said Daniel Udree, or his executor or executors, administrator or administrators, or his or their lawful attorney,

out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; How to be appro- which annuity shall be expended by the said Daniel Udree, his .

executor or executors, or his or their lawful attorney, in provide Annual report to ing clothing, and diet for the said Jacob Dodridge ; and it orphans court. shall be and is hereby made the duty of the said Daniel Udree,

his executor or executors, administrator or administrators, his or their lawful attorney, to make an annual return to the orphans' court of Berks county, on oath or affirmation, how, and in what manner he or they have executed the trust in him or them confided by this act,

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives,

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED--the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven,

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XIV.
An ACT to dissolve the marriage contract of Philip 7. G.

De Franqueen a d Elizabeth his wife, and to legitimate the
son of the said Elizabeth, with Joseph Gorgan Le Clerc.

WHEREAS Elizabeth Le Clerc has represented by her petition and made it appear by due proof, that on the fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, she was lawfully married to a certain Philip J. G. De Franqueen, that she lived and cohabited with him from the time of their marriage until the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninęty; that on the day last aforesaid the said Philip J. G. De

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Franqueen departed for Europe ; that soon after his arrival in Europe he wrote to his said wife that he did not mean to return, and in answer to several letters repeated the same declaration, accompanied with an intimation that he considered all connexion between them at an end, and she must thenceforth provide for herself; that the said Elizabeth Le Clerc thought herself at liberty to form a new matrimonial connexion, and accordingly was some time after married to a certain Joseph Gorgan Le Clerc with whom she lived as his wife until the time of his death, and became the mother of two children, one of whom, a son is still living, and the said Elizabeth Le Clerc being now advised that her second marriage was illegal and void, and the issue of it illegitimate, and being without relief from the ordinary exercise of judicial authority has applied by her petition to the legislature to divorce her from the said Phil:p J. G. De

Franqueen, and to legitimate the issue of her marriage with "Joseph G. Le Clerc, and it seems right and reasonable to grant her request; Therefore,

Sect. 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 The marriage marriage of Elizabeth Le Clerc with Philip J. G. De Fran- contract between queen, be, and the same is hereby declared to be null and void, Clerc and Philip and that the issue of the said Le Clerc and Elizabeth his wife queen dissolved. is hereby declared to be legitimate to all intents and purposes, Issue legitimaras fully and effectually, as if no such first marriage had ever taken place; Provided always, that the right or interest hereto- Proviso. fore vested in consequence of the death of Joseph Gorgan Le Clerc to any person or persons shall not be affected by the provision of this act.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of tbe House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

ed.

CHAPTER XV. A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled An act in confirmation of a partition made of certain lands in Lycoming county."

WHEREAS it hath been represented the legislature by Hannah Bowne, Joseph Byrd, James Byrd, and Robert Pearsall, executors of the last will and testament of Samuel Bowne, one of the

persons named in the act, entitled "An act in confirmation of a partition made of certain lands in Lycoming

county, that by the said last will and testament they were authorized and empowered to dispose of, and convey his real estate, or any part or parts thereof, that they might judge expedient, but that doubts have arisen since the enacting of the said law, whether they can make good and valid titles to persons inclined to purchase of them; And whereas it was the intention of the legislature in its said act only to confirm the said parti. tion without deteating or any way affecting the intention of the said testator ; Therefore,

Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly Hannah Bowne met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it of Sante Bow. shall and may be lawful for Hannah Bowne, Joseph Byrd, James to sell a : oition Byrd, and Robert Pearsall, the survivor and survivors of them,

executors of the last will and testament of Samuel Bowne, to sell and convey the share and proportion allotted to James Byrd and Robert Pearsall, acting executors of the said Samuel Bowne, deceased, of and in the lands mentioned in the act to which this is a supplement, and otherwise execute the powers and du. ties devolved on them by the said will and testament relative thereto, any thing in the said act to which this is a supplement, to the contrary notwithstanding

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

of the real estate of the de. stased.

CHAPTER XVI.

A SUPPLEMENT to the acts entitled An act to afford im

mediate relief to John Hutton a soldier in the revolutionary war, and to grant bim an annuity,” And an act affording immediate relief to Michael Mullin, and granting him an annuity."

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the commonwealth of Penæsylvania, in General Assembly met, and Annuity of forty it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the annuity dollars to be paid of forty dollars which was granted for the use of John Hutton dan, &c. and to by an act of assembly passed the twenty-ninth day of March, to the use of John one thousand eight hundred and nine, shall be paid to Amos

Jourdan of Cumberland county, his executor or executors, or his or their lawful attorney, which annuity shall be expended by the said Amos Jourdan, his executor or executors, in providing clothing and diet for the said John Hutton, and it shall be and bereby is made the duty of the said Amos Jourdan, his execu

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tor or execators, to make an annual return to the orphans' court Account to be of Cumberland county on oath or affirmation, how and in what orphanso court manner he or they have executed the trust in him or them annually. confided by this act, that so much of the act to which this is a supplement, as is altered or supplied by this act, shall be, and hereby is repealed.

Sect. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Anmuita ranteed That the annuity granted to Michael Mullin by act passed the lin, to commence sixth of February, one thousand eight hundred and ten, shall fuary, 1970. be understood to have commenced on the first day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—the twent-ythird day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XVII.

An ACT enabling a committee appointed by the Supreme Court to sell

and dispose of the real estate of Jacob Palmer, a lunatic.

WHEREAS it appears by the proceedings had in the supreme court of the state of Pennsylvania, that a certain Jacob Palmer, of the city of Philadelphia, has been adjudged a lunatic, and that John B. Palmer and Frederick Heisz were by the said court duly appointed a committee to take care of the person and estate of the said Jacob Palmer. And whereas the said committee have represented to the legislature that his real estate is in want of repairs, and consequently unproductive, that if repaired it would not rent for a sum sufficient to maintain the said lunatic, and repay the interest of the monies which must necessarily be borrowed to make the said repairs, and that it would be more for the interest of the said lunatic, and his heirs, that the said estate should be sold; Tlierefore,

SECT. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsyivania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall John B. Palmer and may be lawful for John B. i'almer and Frederick Heisz, by Heisz authorized public sale, after previous notice thereof shall liave been given in two or more of the daily papers published in the city of Phi- thereof

, of Jacob ladelphia, at least ten days next before such sale, to sell for the tic, for his suphighest price that can be obtained, to any person or persons willing to purchase the same, all the real estate of Jacob Palmer, or such part or parts thereof, as to them may appear proper and necessary for the maintenance and support of the said

to sell the real estate, or part

port.

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