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CHAPTER XXIII.

tavern.

An ACT to enable the Governor to incorporate a Company

to make an Artificial Road from the Court House in the borougb of Gettysburg, to Black's Tavern in Adams county.

Sect. I. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is bereby enacted by the autbority of the same, That John Edie, William Hamilton, senior, John Edie and James Black, Samuel Sloan, Matthew Longwell, and William Chemisappointed M«Pherson, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners take subscrip to do and perform the several things herein after' mentioned, a turnpike road that is to say, they shall on or before the first Monday in June burgh to Black's next procure two books and ach of them enter as follows, “We whose names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay to the president, managers, and company of the Gettysburg and Black's Tavern turnpike road, the sum of one hun

Price of shares dred dollars for every share of stock in said company set op- 100 dollars. posite to our respective names, in such manner and proportions, and at such times as shall be determined by the president and managers of the said company, in pursuance of an act of the general assembly of this commonwealth, entitled, “ An act to enable the governor to incorporate a company to make an artificial road from the court house in the borough of Gettysburg to Black's tavern in Adams county," and shall thereupon give notice to be givnotice in one newspaper printed in Chambersburg and one in and fiabe time Gettysburg, and elsewhere if occasion may require, for one ing the books. calendar month at least, of the times and places when and where the said books shall be kept open to receive subscriptions for the stock of the said company, at which respective times and places some two of the said commissioners shall at- Two of the comtend and permit and suffer all persons

of lawful

age

who shall offer to subscribe in the said books, in their own name, or the names of

any

other persons who shall duly authorize the same, for

any number of shares in the said stock, and the said books shall be kept open respectively for the purpose aforesaid at least six hours in every juridical day for the space of six days, or until the said books so opened at Gettysburg shall have three hundred shares therein subscribed, and it at the expiration of the said six days, the books aforesaid shall not have the number of shares aforesaid therein subscribed, the said commissioners may adjourn from time to time and transfer the said books from Gettysburg elsewhere until the whole number of shares shall be subscribed, of which adjournments and transfer the commissioners aforesaid shall give such public notice as the occasion may require, and when the whole number of shares

missioners to attend.

sed when 300 shares are subscribed.

Proviso.

When 30 persons or more shall have subscribed 200 shares, the Governor authorized to incorporate the company.

Books to be clo- subscribed in all the said books shall amount to three hundred,

the same shall be closed; Provided. always, That every person offering to subscribe in the said books in his own or any other name shall previously pay to the attending commissioners the sum of five dollars for every share to be subscribed, out of which shall be defrayed the expenses attending the taking such subscriptions and other incidental charges, and the remainder shall be paid over to the treasurer of the corporation as soon as the same shall be organized and the officers chosen as hereafter mentioned. .

SECT. II. And be it furtber enacted by the authority aforesaid, That when thirty persons or more shall have subscribed two hundred shares of the said stock, the commissioners shall certify under their hands and seals the names of the subscribers and the number of shares subscribed by each to the governor, and thereupon it shall and may be lawful for the governor by letters patent under his hand and the seal of the state, to create and erect the subscribers, and if the said subscription be not full at the time, then also those who shall afterward subscribe

to the number aforesaid, into one body politic and corporate in Title of the In- deed and in law, by the name, style and title of, « The presiCorporation.

dent, managers and company of the Gettysburg and Black's Tavern Turnpike Road," and by the said name the subscribers shall have perpetual succession, and all the privileges and

franchises incident to a corporation, and shall be capable of Powers and pri. taking and holding their said capital stock and the increase and

profits thereof, and of enlarging the same from time to time by new subscriptions in such manner and form as they shall think proper, if such enlargement shall be found necessary to fulfil the intent of this act, and of purchasing, taking and holding to them and their successors and assigns, and of selling, transferring and conveying in fee simple or for any less estate, all such lands, tenements, hereditaments and estates, real and personal, as shall be necessary to them in the prosecution of their works, and of suing and being sued, and of doing all and every other matter and thing which a corporation or body politic may lawfully do.

Sect. III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, to give 20 days That the commissioners aforesaid, as soon as conveniently may for organizing be, after said letters patent shall be sealed and obtained, shall

give notice in one newspaper in Gettysburg, and one in Chambersburg, and elsewhere if occasion may require, of a time and place by them to be appointed, not less than twenty days from the publication of the first notice, at which time and place the said subscribers shall proceed to organize the said corporation, and shall choose by a majority of votes of the said subscribers, by ballot, to be delivered in person, or by proxy, duly

vileges of the company.

Commissioners

notice of the time

the company.

six

managers, treasurer and,

authorized, one president and six managers, one treasurer and one president, such other officers as they shall think necessary to conduct the business of the said company for one year, and until such other other officers to officers shall be chosen, and the said managers so chosen and ballot; their successors shall and may make such by-laws, rules, orders authorized to

, and regulations not inconsistent with the constitution and laws &c. under cerof the United States, nor of this State, as shall be necessary

tain restrictions. for the well ordering the affairs of the said company, and generally have like powers, authorities and privileges necessary for company to encarrying on and completing the said turnpike road, and be sub-joy similar pow. ject to all the duties, qualifications, restrictions, penalties, fines to similar sem and forfeitures, and be entitled to like tolls and profits in pro- those of the Susportion to the distance, as are given and granted to the presi-York

Borough dent, managers and company of the Susquehanna and York turnpike road. borough turnpike road; Provided, That if the said company Proviso. shall not proceed to carry on the said work in three years after the passing of this act, or shall not within seven years afterwards, complete the said road according to the true intent and meaning of this act, then in either of these cases, all and singular the rights, liberties and franchises hereby granted to the said company, shall revert to this commonwealth.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE; Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED-the sixth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

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CHAPTER XXIV.
An ACT to ratify on behalf of the state of Pennsylvania, a

proposed amendment of the constitution of tbe United States,
relative to titles of nobility, or bonour, presents, pensions,
offices and emoluments from any foreign power.

Sect. 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 following amendment of the constitution of the United States, amendment to proposed by the congress of the United States, in the mode pre- of the United scribed by the fifth article of the constitution; viz. “It any io titles ut citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or ratified on behalf retain

any

title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding

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any office of trust or profit, under them, or either of them;" be, and the same is hereby ratified on behalf the state of Pennsylvania, to become when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, part of the constitution of the United States,

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. Approved the sixth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER XXV.

Samuel Fahne

missioners to

a turnpike road from Michael Geiselmans

town in York county.

An ACT to enable the governor to incorporate a company to

make an artificial road from the soutb side of Michael Geiselman's miil, adjoining the town of Berlin, in the county of Adams, through Abbotstown to Hanover, in York county.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Genera Assembly

met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That stock and others Samuel Fahnestock, John B. Arnold, William Paterson, Boappointed com

rius Fahnestock, Tobias Kepner, and Frederick Bougher, be, tions for making and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to do and per

form the several things hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, mill to Abbots. they shall on or before the first Monday of June next, pro

cure two books, and in each of them enter as follows, “We whose names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay to

the president, managers and company of the Berlin and HanShares, 50 dol. over turnpike road, the sum of fifty dollars for every share of

stock in said company, set opposite to our respective names, in such manner and proportions, and at such times as shall be determined by the president and managers of the said company, in pursuance of an act of the general assembly of this commonwealth, entitled, 66 An act to enable the

governor to incorporate a company to make an artificial road from the south side of Michael Geiselman's mill, adjoining the town of Berlin, in the county of Adams, through Ab

botstown to Hanover, in York county, and shall thereupon Teensnoeie of give notice in three of the public newspapers, one in the town the time and of Hanover, one in York, and one in Gettysburgh, for four places of ing the books. weeks at least, of the times and places when and where the

said books shall be kept open to receive subscriptions for the stock of the said company at which respective times and places

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some two of the said commissioners shall attend and permit and suffer all persons of lawful age who shall offer to sub scribe in the said books in their own name, or the names of any other persons, who shall duly authorize the same, for any number of shares in the said stock; and the said books shall be How long books kept open respectively for the purpose aforesaid, at least six to be kepi open, hours in every juridical day, for the space of six days, or until the said books shall have four hundred shares therein subscribed; and if at the expiration of the said six days, the books aforesaid shall not have the number of shares aforesaid therein subscribed, the said commissioners may adjourn from time to time, and transfer the said books from the town of Berlin, remove books, elsewhere, until the whole number of shares shall be subscribed, of which adjournments and transfer the commissioners aforesaid shall give such public notice as the occasion may require, given of such and when the whole number of shares subscribed in all the said removal. books shall amount to four hundred, the same shall be closed ; Closed when four Provided always, That every person offering to subscribe in the hurdred shares said books in his own or any other name, shall previously pay to Proviso. the attending commissioners the sum of five dollars for every share to be subscribed, out of which shall be defrayed the expenses attending the taking such subscriptions and other incident. al charges, and the remainder shall be paid over to the treasurer of the corporation as soon as the same shall be organized, and the officers chosen as hereafter mentioned.

SECT. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, when thirty perThat when thirty persons or more shall have subscribed three spins or more hundred shares of the said stock, the commissioners shall certi- scribed three fy under their hands and seals the names of the subscribers and governor aq; the number of shares subscribed by each, to the governor,

and thereupon it shall and may be lawful for the governor by letters patent under his hand and the seal of the state, to create and erect the subscribers, and if the said subscriptions be not full at the time, then also those who shall afterwards subscribe to the number aforesaid into one body politic and corporate, in deed and in law by the name, style and title of, “The president, managers and company of the Berlin and Hanover Turnpike Road," Style of the cor

. and by the said name the subscribers shall have perpetual succession, and all the privileges and franchises incident to a corpora- Powers and prio tion, and shall be capable of taking and holding their said capi- vileges.. tal stock and the increase and profits thereof, and of enlarging the same from time to time by new subscriptions in such manner and form as they shall think proper, if such enlargement shall be found necessary, to fulfil the intent of this act and of purchasing, taking and holding to them and their successors and assigns, and of selling, transferring, and conveying in fee simple or for any less estate all such lands, tenements, hereditaments,

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