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bell &c. to ascount to the or

the trust &e.

one thousand eight hundred and eleven, which annuity shall be Thomas Camp- expended by the said Thomas Campbell, his executor or execu

tors, administrator or administrators, his, or their lawful attorthe execution of ney, in providing necessaries for the said Thomas Hill. And it

shall be and hereby is made the duty of the said Thomas Campbell, his executor or executors, administrator or administrators, or his, or their lawful attorney to make an annual return to the orphans' court of York county, on oath or affirmation, in what mánner he or they have executed the trust reposed in him or them by this act,

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the H use of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED - the twentieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven,

SIMON SNYDER.

CHAPTER LXVI.

Academy es tablished at Meadville.

An ACT establishing an academy in the town of Meadville in

Crawford county, and granting a sum of money thereto.

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 there shall be, and hereby is established in the town of Meadville, in Crawford county, an academy or public school for the education of youth in the English and other lan

guages, in the useful arts, sciences and literature, by the name, Its style. style and title of the < Meadville Academy," under the care, Trustees named. direction and government of six trustees, viz. David Mead,

Thomas Atkinson, T. R. Kennedy, Henry Hurst, William
M Arthur and John Brooks; which said trustees and their suc-

cessors to be elected as herein mentioned, shall be and hereby body politic and are declared to be one body politic and corporate in deed and

in law, by the name, style and title of the « Trustees of the Meadville Academy," and by the same name shall have perpe tual succession, and shall be able to sue and be sued, plead and

be impleaded in all courts of record and elsewhere, and shall be Their privileges, competent and capable in law and equity to take and to hold to

them and their successors, for the use of said academy, lands, tenements hereditaments, goods and chattels of whatsoever kind nature or quality, real, personal or mixed, by gift, grant, bargain, sale, conveyance, assurance, will, devise or bequest, from any person or persons whomsoever capable of making the same, and the same from time to time to grant, bargain, sell, demise, alien or dispose of for the use of said academy, and to erect such

Crected into a

corporate,

less reselected.

Two trustees to

buildings as may be necessary and generally to do all and sin-,
gular the matters and things which shall be lawful for them to
do for the well being of the said academy and the due manage-
ment and ordering the affairs thereof; Provided always. That Proviso.
the yearly value or income of the estates or money shall not ex
ceed four thousand dollars.

SECT. 11. xind be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, er bebe si trus.
That the number of trustees shall be six as aforesaid, and shall
be so changed as that none of them shall continue in office for
a longer time than three years without being re-elected by the Term of office
people of the said county, and for that purpose it shall be the than 3 years un,
duty of the said 'trustees at' their first meeting when not less
than four of them shall be present, (which members shall be a Four to consti-
board or quorum to do business, and they are hereby autho- tute a quorum.
rized and required to cast lots for ascertaining the two mem- To cast lots to
bers to be changed each year until the whole number shall be ascertain the
changed, and in order annually to supply the vacancy as the changed.
same may take place, the citizens of the county of Crawford,
on the second Tuesday of October, one thousand eight hundred
and eleven, and annually thereafter, at the same places and in
the same manner, and under the same laws, rules and regula-
tions as members of the state legislature shall be chosen, shall be chosen annual
elect two trustees to supply the place of the trustees going out ly.
of office; Provided always, That in case the places of any of Proviss,
the trustees shall become vacant by death, or resignation, or
otherwise, the remaining trustees shall appoint a person or per-

for filling vacans sons to fill such vacancy or vacancies, until the next general tics. election, when the class in which such vacancy, or vacancies may happen are to be chosen. SECT. III. And be it further enacted by the autho: ity aforesaid

meeting. That the first meeting of the said trustees shall be at Meadville on the third Tuesday of August next.

Sect. iv. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Trustees to ap That the trustees shall appoint a treasurer annually, who shall annualiy, receive and hold all monies belonging to the institution, and pay the same on orders signed by the board, he shall keep fair accounts thereof, to be open at all times to the inspection of the trustees, and before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall give bond in any sum at their discretion with two or more

give bond &c. sufficient sureties conditioned for the performance of duties enjoined and the repayment of the monies received by him.

Sect. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 1000 dollars That the sum of one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby institution. granted out of any unappropriated money in the treasury of this commonwealth to be paid to the treasurer of the institution by the state treasurer, on the order of the said trustees, or any four of them herein before mentioned, to be vested under their ditection in some productive fund or funds, and the income

Time of first

his duty,

Trustees to ex

a penalty of 40 dollars.

How to be appro- thereof shall be annually forever applied in aid of other revepriated.

nues to compensate a teacher or teachers in said academy, and there shall be admitted into said academy in consequence of the aforesaid appropriation, any number of poor children of said

county that may at any time be offered, in order to be provided 5 poor whi}dren with books and stationary and taught gratis ; provided the numto be taught gra- ber so admitted and taught shall at no time be greater than five,

and that none of the said children so admitted shall continue in said academy to be taught gratis, should others apply, longer than two years.

Sect. VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, counts &c. under That the said trustees and their successors, under the penalty

of forty dollars each, to be recovered for the use of the said corporation as debts to that amount are by law recoverable, shall annually exhibit all their books, accounts, and vouchers of every

kind to the auditors of the said county of Crawford to be setMode of settle- tled and adjusted in the same manner as the accounts of the

county commissioners are, or shall be by law directed to be setTo be published tled and adjusted, and moreover said accounts shall be published, triennially.

on every third year at the expense of the county aforesaid.

SECT. VII. And be it furtber enacted by tbe autbority aforepoezos ofrhlars said, That on the receipt of the one thousand dollars herein betrustees to cease fore mentioned by the trustees aforesaid, the powers of the the corporation. trustees shall cease and determine and the corporation hereby

established shall be substituted in their place and stead in relation to any and all the transactiens which may at that time have arisen under the former charter.

JOHN WEBER, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate.. APPROVED--the twentieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

SIMON SNYDER.

njent.

On the receipt of

CHAPTER LXVII.

An ACT providing for the settlement of certain disputed titles

to lands north and west of the rivers Obio and Allegbeny, and Conewango creek.

WHEREAS the improvement of the lands lying north and west of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny, and Conewango creek, has been and still is impeded by certain disputes which have arisen concerning the titles to the said lands under the ninth section of an act of the general assembly, passed the third day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety two, entitled, “ An act for the sale of vacant lands within this commonwealth ;"

And whereas an opinion is entertained that certain persons calling themselves the Holland land company, the population company, and the North-American land company, and also other persons who claim lands by warrants obtained from this commonwealth have forfeired their title and claim thereto by reason of non-performance of the conditions as to settlement, improvement and residence contained in the section aforesaid, and that the title to the said lands is still vested in this commonwealth : And whereas other persons generally denominated actual settlers, have made settlements and resided on the same lands, in virtue whereof they claim the same under the provisions of the act aforesaid: And whereas ejectments have been issued against some of the persons last aforesaid who have suffered judgment to be rendered against them by default, on account of their inability to make defence to the said ejectments, and have been dispossessed by certain process, and it being of importance to this commonwealth that the disputes aforesaid should be settled as speedily as possible; 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 in Agreements enall cases where an agreement has been entered into between an tween warrant original warrant-holder or bis legal representative and an actual holders, or their settler, to settle and improve a tract of land, previous to such tives, with autusettler taking possession of said tract of land lying north and ously to the setwest of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny, and Conewango creek, session contim surveyed on an original warrant, and said settler or his legal reed, presentative has made such actual settlement, continued residence and improvements thereon as are described in the ninth section of the act of the third of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, although after the time required by said act in such cases, the commonwealth doth hereby ratify and confirm the title to such tract to the parties aforesaid according to their said agreement, Provided, That the claim of any other Proviso. person or persons who hold adverse to such contracting parties, shall not be affected by any thing herein contained.

Sect. 11. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Compromises he That in all cases where an actual settler has, adverse to the ori- tjers and warrakginal warrantee, taken possession of a tract of land surveyed on 1st of June, 1993, an original warrant, and has made such actual settlement, resi- in which the dence and improvements as are described in the said ninth sec- leases to the settion of said act, and an agreement or compromise shall take place 150 acres. at any time after the passing of this act, and before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, between such actual settler or his legal representative and the original warrantee or his legal representative, either by the warrantee or his legal representative releasing his claim to one hundred and fifty atres with the usual allowance of said tract, to be surveyed and

and the title be contirmed o the parties especiively is the case

may be

Where settler has made an im

to 150 acres to the settler, the

monwealth to cease.

laid off by the proper deputy-surveyor to said settler or his legal

representative, including said settler's improvements, clear of Or in case either expense or consideration, excepting the consideration of said the claim of the settlement, or in cases where either party shall, between the other thenhaim. dates foresaid, purchase the right or claim of the other to said wealth to cease, tract of land, that in such case the commonwealth shall cease to

have

any further claim to said tract, and the title to the same shall be confirmed to such warrantee and settler or their legal representatives accordingly. SECT. III

-Ind be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, provement and That in all cases where an actual settler has, adverse to the oriabiy to the act of ginal warrantee, taken possession of any tract of land heretofore ad purchased a surveyed on any original warrant, and who has made on the of the warrantee same such actual settlement, residence and improvement as is leases hisclaime required in the ninth section of the said act of the third of

April, o. e thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and who claim of the com- has purchased any part of the said tract of the warrantee to in.

clude and secure his said improvement, that in all such cases, where the said warrantee or his legal representative, on or before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, shall release to the said actual settler or his legal representative his claim to one hundred and fifty acres and allowance of six per cent. of said tract, clear of expense, as a consideration for inaking said improvement, settlement and residence to be surveyed and laid of by the proper deputy-surveyor, in such case the commonwealth shall cease to have any further claim to such tract

SECT. iv. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ed his se dlement That all actual settlers who had, adverse to the warrantees, befoie it was commenced an actual settlement and residence on any tract of completed,

land heretofore surveyed on original warrants, and who have resided thereon two years, and in that time cleared, fenced and cultivated three acres of said tract of land, and have abandoned their settlements on said tracts at any time before the whole of the settlement, residence and improvements required by said ninth section of said act of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, were fully and completely made and ended, and who

shall either himself or his legal representative return to said it prior to the

tract before the said first day of June, one thousand eight huncomplete it shall dred and thirteen, and settle and reside on the same so long as be entitled in the with the residence and improvements aforesaid made thereon actual settler un- shall amount to what is required by said ninth section of said that of 3d April, act, such settler or his representative so returning and residing

as aforesaid, shall be entitled to all the benefits of an actual settler under this act and the act of the third of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, but should he or his legal

representative neglect to return or fail to re-commence said setwithin the time tlement within said time and perform the conditions herein

An actual settler

ad shall resume

1792.

But if he does not recommence his settlement

,

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