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• An act providing for the sale of the State House and State House square in the city of Philadelphia. Also
A resolution for furnishing certain members of the legislature and others, with one copy each of Smith's edition of the laws.
The amendment by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled
• An act to enable Edward Duffield and Joseph K. Swift, executors of John Swift, deceased, to sell and convey a certain tract of land therein mentioned,' were read as follows, viz. Strike out the preamble.
On motion, Said amendment was again read, considered and concurred in.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.
The bills presented for concurrence were severally read the first time.
The Speaker signed the bills and resolution presented for sig? nature.
On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. Ewing,
SAME DAY IN THE AFTERNOON.
Agreeably to order,
The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. G. Weaver in the chair, on the bill, entitled
• An act to erect the town of Bedford in the county of Bedford, into a borough.'
And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments.
Agreeably to order,
The rule for going into a committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with, the bill, entitled
• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to incorporate and endow the German college and charity school in the borough and county of Lancaster, in this state,' was read the second time, considered by section and agreed to, and Ordered, That it be transcribed for a third reading.
On motion, The bill, entitled • A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the regulation of the militia of this commonwealth,' was read a second ne as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday.
Section 1. being under consideration,
To amend the same by adding to the end thereof the following, to wit.
The commissions of the several brigadier generals, and the commissions of the several brigade inspectors within this commonwealth, issued in pursuance of the act to which this is a supplement, shall be and they are hereby declared null and void from and after the first day of August next; and the several brigade inspectors now in office shall between the first day of May and the first day of August in the present year, give notice by advertisement at eight or more of the most public places within each regiment or battalion bounds or district, appointing a certain day which shall be the same for each district, not less than twenty days after the publication of said notice, requiring all the enrolled'inhabitants (not being exempts) in the said regiment or battalion and residing within the bounds thereof, to meet at a certain place as near the centre of said district as may be, and then and there, between the hours of ten o'clock in the forenoon and six o'clock in the afternoon of the said day, elect by ballot one brigadier general and one brigade inspector for each brigade respectively; and the commanding officer of each regiment is hereby required to appoint some suitable person in each of said districts, to conduct said election, for which service he shall receive one dollar and fifty cents per day, to be paid by the brigade inspector of the proper brigade, which said election shall be held in the same manner and under the same penalties as elections are directed to be held by the tenth section of the act to which this is a supplement; and whenever any vacancy shall happen in consequence of the death, resignation or otherwise of any brigadier general or brigade inspector, the major general of the division shall appoint some fit person residing within the brigade, to hold the election, if there shall be no brigade inspector, who shall hold the election in the same manner and make return thereof as the brigade inspector is directed in other cases by the act to which this is a supplement, which person, when elected as aforesaid, shall hold his commission until the 4th day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, if he shall so long behave himself well: Provided always, That the brigadier generals and brigade inspectors, who shall be in office at the time of the pas sage of this act, shall continue therein until the elections directed by this act shall have been made, after which time their functions shall cease, and they shall deliver to their successors all books, vouchers and other property belonging to this commonwealth, which shall be in their possession. And the brigade inspectors elected by virtue of this act, shall give the same security, shall have the same power, shall perform the same duties, and shall be entitled to the same pay as brigade inspectors are entitled to under the act to which this is a supplement.
On the question,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Murray and Mr. Frailey, and are as follow, to wit.
The remaining sections and title were severally considered and agreed to.
Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading.
THURSDAY, March 17, 1816.
The bill, entitled • A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate and endow the German college and charity school in the borough and county of Lancaster, in this state,' was read the third time, and Resolved, That this bill påss.
On motion, The resolution read yesterday authorizing the Surveyor General to renew the seal of his office, was again read considered and adopted.
Ordered, That the clerk present said bill and resolution to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
6 An act to authorize the surveyor of the township of the Nor-, thern Liberties in the county of Philadelphia, to re-survey, lay out and regulate Slesman's alley in the incorporated district of the Northern Liberties,' was read the third time, and
Resolved, That this bill pass.
Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives, with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.
On motion of Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Power,
The Senate resumed the second reading and consideration of the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the prevention of vice and immorality, and of unlawful gaming, and to restrain disorderly sports and dissipation, passed the 22d day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four,' postponed for the present yesterday.
The question recurring,
To postpone the further consideration of said question, and bill generally, and
On the question,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Jarrett, and are as follow, to wit.
23. Morgan, So it was determined in the negative. A motion was then made by Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Murray,
That Senate again resolve itself into a committee of the whole, for the purpose of striking out the 5th section in the words fol lowing, to wit.
Sect. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of October next, any person or persons who may travel on the first day of the week commonly called Sunday, in any carriage of pleasure drawn by one or more
horses, every person so offending shall for every such offence be subjected to the penalties prescribed in this act and the act to which this is a supplement: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent any person or persons
their carriages in going to and returning from divine service, or in going 'to or returning from funerals on the first day of the week commonly called Sunday.
On the question,
And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with the 5th seetion negatived.
The question again recurring,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Ewing and Mr. I. Weaver, and are as follow, to wit.
Tod, speaker. 11. Lane, So it was determined in the affirmative. | Mr. Welles read a bill in his place, and on leave given pre sented the same to the chair, entitled
• A supplement to an act, entitled, an act for the improvement of the state,' which was read the first time.
The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence, the bills, entitled as follow, viz.
• An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the north east branch of the river Sus.