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taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, and one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and to allow him commissions on the collection of taxes on real and personal estate, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, as provided in an act, entitled "An act relative to

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the collection of taxes in Crawford and Lawrence counties,"
approved March twenty-seventh, one thousand eight bundred
and fifty-two, if they should deem him in justice and equity
entitled thereto.

WM. HOPKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, pro tem.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 20.

In Act

Entitled “A farther supplement to an act incorporating the Lewistown

and Tuscarora Bridge Company."

SECTION 1. Beit enacted by the Senate und House of Represenlatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem

bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Sale or lease of That the president and managers of the Lewistown and Tusbridge author- carora Bridge Company, by and with the consent of a majority ized.

of the stockholders of said bridge company, be and are hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease, for any term of years, the bridge of said bridge company, its right of way, and all its franchises, to the Mifflin and Centre County Railroad Company, or any other railroad company crossing the Juniata river, at or near Lewistown, which is hereby author

ized and empowered to purchase or lease the same. Privileges of

SECTION 2. Any railroad company purchasing or leasing said railroad compa- bridge, right of way, and the franchises of said bridge comny purchasing. pany, shall have the right and privilege to use the said bridge,

right of way, et cetera, for a railroad, and lay its track for a railroad over and upon said bridge and right of way, and

make such alterations in said bridge as may be necessary for Proviso.

this purpose : Provided, That the said railroad company shall also keep the said bridge in suitable and proper condition for the crossing of wagons, carriages, borses and foot passengers, for which the said railroad company shall have the right to

charge and receive such tolls as are now allowed by law to said bridge company.

JOHN CESSNA,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 21.

1 Supplement To an act, entitled "An Act to create a Loan and provide for Arming the

State," approved the fifteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.

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SECTION 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 provisions of the fourteenth and fifteenth sections of the act of fifteenth May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, entitled “An Act to create a loan, and provide for arming the state," be and the same are hereby extended to the families of men drafted and now in the service of the United States.

JOHN CESSNA,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED — The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 22.

3 further Supplement

To the act incorporating the Thomas Iron Company.

upon such

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Thomas Iron Company be, and they are hereby authorized to increase their capital stock, from time to time, to an amount not exceeding the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars : Provided, That the assent of a majority of the stockholders present, at a meeting duly convened for such purpose, shall be first had thereto, and that the said company shall pay into the treasury of the Commonwealth, increase, a bonus of one-half of one per centum, payable in four equal annual instalments, the first payment to be made out of the first instalment called in upon the said increase, and the said corporation shall also pay such taxes upon dividends as are or may be provided by law.

WM. HOPKINS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, pro tem.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

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To confer upon Anna Reed Warford, adopted daughter of Anthony B. War

ford and Eliza Warford, his wife, the rights of a child born of their bodies.

WHEREAS, Anthony B. Warford, and Eliza Warford, his wife, of the city of Harrisburg, have adopted as their own child, Anna Reed Warford, a daughter of James Warford, deceased, brother of said Anthony B. Warford; therefore,

SECTION 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 Anna Reed Warford, daughter of James Warford, deceased, and adopted daughter of Anthony B. Warford, and Eliza Warford, his wife, shall have and enjoy all the rights, liberties and privileges, of a daughter of the said A. B. Warford, and Eliza Warford, and shall be able and capable of inheriting their estate, as fully and effectually as if she was their daughter, born of them in lawful wedlock.

JOHN CESSNA,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The ninth day of February, Anno Domini thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

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A. G. CURTIN.

No. 24.

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To authorize the Minersville Water Compåny to sell stock at Public Sale.

SECTION 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 Minersville Water Company are hereby authorized Authorized to to sell at public vendue or outcry any number of the unsold sell stock. shares of the capital stock of said company, not exceeding the number of shares they were originally authorized to sell, to the highest bidder, under such regulations as the board of managers of said water company shall agree upon and stipulate, not in violation of the laws of this Commonwealth; and the stock so sold shall be subject to the same restrictions, and Subject to. receive the same dividends, and be in all respects equal to the shares of stock now issued and paid in.

SECTION 2. That after one thousand dollars worth of shares Amount to be shall have been sold at auction, the said company are hereby sold at public authorized to sell at private sale the balance of the stock ne- and private

sales. cessary to be sold to raise the amount of the present indebtedness of said water company, at the highest average price per share that was bidden for the same at public sale, and the

shares so sold shall be in all respects equal to the shares before sold.

JOHN CESSNA,

JOHN
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker

of the Senate. APPROVED—— The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 25.

An Act

To extend the time for the Payment of the Enrolment Tax, on an act to

extend and continue in force an act to incorporate the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Pottstown.

SECTION 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 time for the payment of the enrolment tax, on an act to extend and continue in force an act to incorporate the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Pottstown, approved March the twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, be and the same is hereby extended until the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

JOHN CESSNA,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE V. LAWRENCE,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED — The ninth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

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