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No. 589.

To incorporate the New Hope Cemetery Company. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represene tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem

bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Corporators. That Lewis S. Coryell, Martin Coryell, Doctor Charles Hoff

nagle, Samuel Lilly, James P. Smith, Miers Coryell and Ing. ham Coryell, and any persons who may become their associates,

and their successors, be and they are hereby incorporated, Title. under the name, style and title of the New Hope Cemetery


SECTION 2. That the persons named, in the first section, Corporators to shall act as trustees, and until others are elected, under their until; they shall be entitled to all the powers, rights and Powers and

privileges, and subject to the same conditions, and restrictions, privileges. as are granted and imposed in the act incorporating the Hill.

dale Cemetery Company, approved the twenty-second April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.

JOHN M. THOMPSON, Speaker of the House of Representatives pro tem.


Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The sixth day of March, Anno Domini one thonsand eight hundred and sixty


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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 act, entitled "An Act to incorporate the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Pottstown," approved the seventeenth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, be extended, and continued, for the period of twenty years, from and after the seventeenth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and that the said company continue to have and enjoy all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all the conditions, contained in said act.

ELISHA W. DAVIS, Speaker of the House of Representatives. ROBT. M. PALMER,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED — The twenty-first day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.


No. 591.

3 ct To incorporate the Girard Cemetery, in the county of Erie. 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.,

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That Leffert Hart, George H. Cutler, H. M'Connell, J. Web. ster, Philip Osborn, George Gallowhur, Henry Ball, George Porter, L. S. Jones, Asa Battles, A. G. Ely, Titus Pettibone, J. A. White, James Miles, Ethan Loveridge, James M'Lel. land, David Olin, Monroe Hutchinson, L. S. Wright, Perley Hinds, A. H. Seeley, G. H. M'Intire and Johnston Rea, with such other persons as they may associate with them, and their

successors, be and they are hereby created a body politic and Title.

corporate in law, by the name, style, and title of the Girard cemetery, and by that name, shall have perpetual succession,

and be able to sue and be sued, in any court of law or equity, Privileges. and may have, and use, a common seal, and the same at their

pleasure, alter and renew, and shall have power to own, hold, and enjoy, to them, and their successors, any real or personal

estate, which they may purchase or obtain, by devise, gift, Proviso. grant, or bequest, for such cemetery: Provided, That the whole

quantity of real estate, to be held by them, as a corporation,

shall not exceed fifty acres. Election of pre

SECTION 2. That the affairs of said corporation shall be consident and man

ducted by a president, and four managers, who shall be elected, agers.

by a majority of the votes, as hereinafter specified, of the members of the corporation present, on the first Monday of April, every year, and in case no election shall be held, at the time

aforesaid, the officers of the preceding year shall continue in Vacancies.

office, until an election shall be held; the said president and managers shall fill all vacancies, that may occur, in their own body, by selecting a shareholder, to supply any such vacancy, occurring by resignation, removal, death, or otherwise; and

shall have power to lay out, and ornament, the ground purPowers and du- chased for the said cemetery, to erect such buildings thereon, ties of mana- as may be necessary for the enjoyment of the same, to lay out, gers.

sell, and dispose of burial lots, to appoint all necessary officers, and fix their several duties and compensation, and to make such by-laws, rules, and regulations, as they may deem proper, for conducting the affairs of the corporation, for the government of lot-holders, and visitors to the cemetery, and for the

transfer of lots, and the evidence thereof. Lots, relative to.

SECTION 3. That every lot, conveyed in said cemetery, shall be held by the proprietor, for the purpose of sepulture alone, transferable with the consent of the board of managers, and shall not be subject to attachment or execution.

SECTION 4. That a certificate, under seal of the corporation, Centificates of ownership to

of the ownership of any lot, shall, in all respects, have the same have the same effect, as any conveyance from the said corporation, of such

lots, would have, if executed, acknowledged, and recorded, as veyances.

conveyances of real estate are required to be by law.

SECTION 5. That at all elections, held under this act, each Votes.

member of the corporation, shall be entitled to one vote, for

every share of twelve dollars and fifty cents, which he, she or Corporators to they may own: Provided, That until an election shall be held,

under the provisions of this act, the persons hereby incorpogers antil elec- rated, shall be managers of the corporation, capable of transtion. Opening of

acting business. streets, &c.,

SECTION 6. That no street, lane or alley, road or canal, of prohibited. apy sc:i, shall ever be opened through that part of the pro

effect as con

act as mana


periy of said corporation, so to be exclusively appropriated to
the purposes of a cemetery : Provided, Nothing herein con- Proviso.
tained shall authorize said corporation to obstruct any pub-
lic road or street, lane, or alley, now actually opened and used
as such.

SECTION 7. That the managers be and are hereby authorized Managers auto sell, and dispose of, all, or any part, of the real estate of the thorized to sell said cemetery, not included in the area devoted to burial pur

all or part of

real estate. poses, and to sign, seal, and deliver, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, a good and sufficient deed, or deeds of conveyance, of the same, in fee simple.

SECTION 8. That any person, who shall wilfully destroy, mu- Penalty for intilate, deface, injure, or remove any tomb, monument, or grave- juries to stone, or other structure, placed in the cemetery aforesaid,

grounds, &c. any fence, railing, or other work, for the protection or ornament of the said cemetery, or shall wilfully destroy, cut, break, or injure, any tree, shrub, or plant, within the limits of said cemetery, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, before any court of competent jurisdiction, be punished by a fine, of not less than five dollars, or more than one hundred dollars, and by imprisonment, in the county jail, for a term of not less than one, or more than thirty days, according to the nature, and aggravation, of the offence; and such offender shall also be liable, in an action of trespass, in the name of the said corporation, to pay all such damages as have been occasioned by his unlawful act or acts; which money, when recovered, shall be applied, by the said corporation, under the direction of the managers, to the reparation and restoration of the property destroyed, or injured, as above, and members of said corporation, or the lot owners, shall not thereby be prevented from testifying, in any case, at law, to which said corporation shall be a party.

Speaker of the House of Representatives pro tem.


Speaker of the Senate pro tem. APPROVED— The twenty-ninth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.


An Jct To incorporate the Loan Association of the city of Philadelphia. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,


That R. Rundle Smith, Thomas Hawksworth, Charles W. Carrigan, Oscar Thompson, Franklin B. Wallis, Frank M'Laugh.

lin, and William C. M’Kibben, their associates and successors, Name.

be and hereby are incorporated, under the name of the Loan

Association of the city of Philadelphia, to be located in the Object. said city; the object of the association shall be, to loan, on Capital stock. pledge of goods and chattels only; the capital stock of said

association shall be raised, by subscription, and shall not ex

ceed five thousand shares, of one hundred dollars each; the Authorized to

said association shall have the power of borrowing, on its own borrow money, notes, not exceeding the amount of its capital stock paid in,

and shall not exceed the period of one year.

SECTION 2. When fifty thousand dollars has been duly subWhen stockhol

scribed, and twenty-five thousand dollars paid in, the stockders may organize.

holders may organize, as hereinafter provided for, and proceed Charge on

to business, under this charter; the charge, on all loans, to loans.

cover expenses of every kind, including interest, shall be uni

form, and not exceed one and a half per centum a month; How and to when the association has disposable funds, it shall loan, on all what amount goods and chattels offered, embraced within its rules and regu. loans may be lations, in the order in which they are offered, with this exmade.

ception, that the association may always discriminate in favor of small loans to the indigent; it shall loan, to three-quarters of the estimated value, on gold and silver plate and ware, and to two-thirds of such value, on all other goods and chattels,

as aforesaid. Directors, how

SECTION 3. The government of the association shall be in to be chosen. seven directors, five of whom shall be chosen annually, in Jan

uary, by the stockholders, together with one to be appointed by the governor of this commonwealth, and one to be appointed

by the mayor of the city of Philadelphia ; and the board, thus Officers.

created, shall elect one of their number president, and such other officers as may be deemed necessary.

SECTION 4. All loans shall be on a time fixed, and not over Terms on which one year; and the borrower shall have a right to redeem his

a loans to be

property pledged, at any time within the specified period, on made,

payment of the loan, and rate of compensation, to the time of

be offer to redeem; if the property pledged is not redeemed within the time limited, the same shall be sold at public auction, and the net surplus, after paying loan charges, and expenses of all kinds, shall be held one year for the owner; if not called for within the year, the same shall go into a fund, called "the profit and loss fund;” and all losses from loans, from failure of title, or other cause, shall be satisfied from said profit and loss fund; the net balance of said fund, at the end of each year, shall be made up to the first of January, of each succeeding year, and be given, in fuel, to the needy, under direction of the board, during the months of January, February, and Mareb.

SECTION 5. The association shall give, to each person, borBorrowers to receive cards con

rowing, a card, inscribed with the name of the association, the taining certain article, or articles, on which the loan is made, the name of the entries. borrower, the amount of the loan, the rate of compensation, ibe

date when made, the date when payable, and the page of the Earnings, how

book where recorded; the whole sum annually earned shall be divided, &c. disposed of at the end of each year, and the earnings, to be

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