Title of Acts Passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania
at the session of 1822-23

Taken From the Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), April 2 1823 Page 4 and
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), April 16 1823 Page 1

Transcribed by Nancy Piper


From the Harrisburg Chronicle

Title of Acts Passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania at the session of 1822-23

1. An act authorizing the Treasurer of Indiana and Jefferson counties to sell unseated lands for taxes.

2. An act of the relief of Casper Loeb, a soldier of the revolutionary war.

3. An act for the relief of Margaret Patterson, widow of Alexander Patterson, a Captian of the revolutionary war.

4. An act for the relief of Henry Stauffer, a revolutionary soldier.

5. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Land Office to grant a patent for a certain lot of land, in the township of Huntingdon, In Luzerne county.

6. An act for the relief of the contractors for building the Conemaugh bridge and the bridge over the west branch of Susquehanna at or near the mouth of Anderson's creek.

7. A supplement to the act entitled "An act to authorize the Governor of this Commonwealth to incorporate a compny for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Susquehanna, at or near M'Calls ferry in the county of Lancaster.

8. An act for the relief of Henry Miller, and David Bower, revolutionary soldiers.

9. An act granting compensation to Adam Koch for a tract of donation land.

10. An act for the relief of Joseph Fox, a revolutionary soldier.

11. An act for the relief of Dennis Dailly, Andrew Reed, Reuben Cook, and Peter Vincent, revolutionary soldiers.

12. A supplement to the act entitled "An act providing for the inspection of spirituous liquors."

13. An act authorizing a sale of the real estate of Jacob Miller, deceased.

14. An act for the relief of Mary M'Curdy, widow of Wm. M'Curdy, a captain in the revolutionary war.

15. A supplement to the act entitled, An act declaring Wysox creek from the mouth thereof to Jacob Myers' mill dam, in the county of Luzerne, a public stream or highway.

16. An act for the relief of Andrew M'Kee.

17. An act to empower the executors of Thomas and Mary M'Allen, to sell a certain tract of land.

18. An act to repeal an act entitled An act relative to the appropriation made to the Northumbrland and Waterford turnpike road companies.

19. A supplement to the several acts of the Legislature regulating fisheries in the river Delaware.

20. A supplement to the act entitles An act to incorporate a company for making a turnpike road from Butler to Franklin.

21. An act to incorporate the Gettysburg Water Company.

22. An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company to make an artificial road, from the Philadelphia and Great Bend turnpike, in Abington township, to intersect the Milford and Owego turnpike road, at or east of Montrose.

23. A supplement to the act entitled An act to regulate the inspection of flour in certain western counties of the State, passed 30th September, 1791.

24. An act authorizing a review of part of the State poad from Carlisle through Newville and Roxbury to the Burnt Cabins.

25. An act authorizing the township of Roxborough, in the county of Philadelphia, to apply the money arising from tax on dogs in said township to the support of the poor.

26. An act authorizing Walter Oliver to make sale of certain lands in Mercer county, the property of this Commonwealth.

27. An act to incorporate the Strasburg academy, in the borough of Strasburg, in the county of Lancaster.

28. An act authorizing a review of the road from the City of Pittsburgh to Mercer.

29. A supplement to the act entitled, An act to incorporate an academy or public school in the town of Franklin and for other purposes.

30. An act for the relief of Peter Allen, a revolutionary soldier.

31. An act directing the payment of certain debts therein specified.

32. An act for the relief of Peter Betz, James M'Cune, and George Rogers, revolutionary soldiers.

33. A supplement to an act entitled, An act to incorporate a company for making a turnpike road from Butler to the Allegheny river, opposite Kittanning.

34. An act authorizing the incorporation of a company for the making of a turnpike road from the South end of the Monongahela bridge, opposite Pittsburgh, to the top of Coal Hill, in a direction towards Brownsville.

35. An act for the relief of Reuben Windslow.

36. A further supplement to an act entitled

37. An act for the relief of Jacob Sigler, a revolutionary soldier.

38. An act to incorporate the Musical Fund society of Philadelphia.

39. An act to authorize the review of a part of the State road from the borough of Orwigsburg to Milford in the county of Pike.

40. An act granting compensation to Jas. Barret for a tract of donation land.

41. An act to authorize the removal of the persons now confined in the Prune street apartment of the prison of the city and county of Philadelphia, to the county prison in Arch-street, and for other purposes.

42. An act fixing the compensation of the inspection of staves and heading.

43. An act appropriating certain taxes arising on unseated lands, for the improvement of certain State roads.

44. An act to authorize the election of one constable in each of the election districts of to regulate the election of their township officers.

45. An act to annul the marriage of Francis D. Cummins and Esther his wife.

46. An act authorising a review of the State road from the county line between Armstrong and Jefferson where the state road from Milesburg to Erie crosses the same, from thence through the borough of Mercer to the State line in a direction to Warren, and a review of the State road from the borough of Indiana to the mouth of Anderson's creek.

47. An act to authorize the printing of the laws of this Commonwealth.

48. A supplement to an act entitled "An act for the improvement of the State."

49. An act authorising the election of a constable in the borough of Bethany in the county of Wayne.

50. A supplement to the act entitled, An act to establish a 14th judicial district, and for other purposes.

51. An act authorising the commissioners of the State penitentiary erecting near Pittsburgh to alter a part of the plan of the same.

52. An act vesting the corporation of the city of Philadelphia and the corporations of the adjoining townships and districts in the county of Philadelphia, with additional powers.

53. A supplement to the act entitled; an act to provide for the erection of an additional court within the city and county of Lancaster.

54. An act authorizing the court of Common Pleas of the county of Franklin to do certain things therein mentioned.

55. A further supplement to an act entitled, an act for the better employment, relief and support of the poor within the township of Germantown in the county of Philadelphia.

56. A further supplement to the act entitled, An act to raise and collect county rates and levies.

57. An act confirming the election of managers for the Waynesburg, Greencastle and Mercersburg turnpike road company and for other purposes.

58. An act authorizing the election of an additional constable in the township of Donegal in the county of Washington, & in the township of Providence in the county of Bedford.

59. An act appointing commissioners to lay out a State road from the bridge over the Susquhanna river at Wilkesbarre, to Washington in the county of Columbia.

60. An act appointing commissioners to lay out a State road from Catawissa in the county of Columbia, through Bloomsburg, to intersect the Newtown and Berwick turnpike and for other purposes.

61. An act authorizing a review of part of the State road between the borough of Butler and Mercer.

62. An act to enable the Guardians and Trustees of Samuel Thompson to dispose of his real estate.

63. An act to repeal a part of the 5th section of an act entitled, A further supplement to an act entitled An act to amend and consolidate with it supplements, the act entitled, An act for the recovery of debts and demands not exceeding $100, before a justice of the peace, and for other purposes.

64. An act to improve the navigation of the river Lackawaxen.

65. A further supplement to an act entitled, An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company, for making an artificial road from the borough of York to the borough of Gettysburg in Adams county.

66. An act for the relief of Peter Storm.

67. An act to lay out a State road from Conyngham, in Luzerne county, to the Easton and Wikesbarre turnpike, in the county of Northampton.

68. An act for the relief of the widow and legal representatives of William M'Keown, deceased.

69. A supplement to the act entitled, An act altering the time of holding the courts in the 7th judicial district, passed the 2d April, 1822.

70. An act for the relief of Conrad Hahnen.

71. An act for the relief of Lydia Lorain and children.

72. An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate the Juniata bridge company in the county of Huntingdon.

73 A further supplement to an act entitled, an act to incorporate the district of Spring Garden.

74. An act authorising supervisors to remove obstructions in navigable streams in the county of Tioga.

75. An act declaring the streets, lanes and alleys in the town of Danville, in Columbia county, public highways. (To be concluded.)

76. An act to erect the town of West Middletown, in the county of Washington, into a borough.

77. A supplement to the act, entitled an act authorising the holding of special courts in the counties of Bradford, Beaver, Alleheny and Tioga, and for other purposes.

78. An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for making a canal and lock navigation on the waters of the Susquehanna river; near the borough of Harrisburg, with power to the said company to supply the said borough with water, and to ensure against fire.

79. An act repealing the act, entitled an act to prevent fishing with nets, &c. in East Cononcocheague creek, in Franklin county.

80. A supplement to an act, entitled an act appointing commissioners to open and construct a raod in Lycoming county, from Carpenter's mill, in Loyalsock township, to Hogland's mill, in Elkland township, passed 2d April, 1821.

81. An act vacating a part of the old state road leading from the borough of Washington, Washington county, towards Wheeling, in Virginia.

82. A supplement to an act, entitled an act to incorporate the York county Manufacturing Company.

83. An act for the better employment, relief and support of the poor of the township of Bristol, in the county of Philadelphia.

84. An act to erect the town of Meadville, and its vicinity, in the county of Crawford, into a borough, and for other purposes.

85. An act to authorize the executors of the last will and testament of Robert Annan, deceased, to mortgage his real estate.

86. An act to authorize the settlement of certain accounts between the government of the United States and this commonwealth.

87. A supplement to the act, entitled an act to compel assigness to settle their accounts, and for other purposes.

88. An act to authorize the sale of the interest of minor children in certain real estate.

89. A supplement to the act entitled an act establishing an academy in the town of Ebensburg, and granting a sum of money thereto and for other purposes.

90. An act to extend the charter of the Philadelphia bank.

91. An act to authorize and empower Dorothea Smith, administratrix of Jacob Smith, deceased, to convey certain real estate.

92. An act authorising a review of part of a State road from Carlisle, through Roxbury, to the Burnt Cabins, and a part of the State road from Berrysburg to Reading.

93. An act suspending the opening of a part of the State road leading from the borough of Bedford through the borough of Indiana, to the town of Franklin, and for other purposes.

94. An act for the relief of Rebecca M'Fadden, widow of William M'Fadden, a revolutionary soldier.

95. An act for the relief of Catharine Cadwaliader, widow of John Cadwallader, deceased.

96. An act for the relief of Nancy Stackhouse, Margaret Lowry Morrison and Mary Brown, widows of soldiers of the revolutionary war.

97. An act to remove the obstructions at the entrance of the harbour of Presque Isle.

98. An act for the relief of Rachel M'Coy, widow of Neal M'Coy, an old soldier.

99. An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Allegheny, at the place where the Susquehanna and Waterford turnpike road crosses the said river, in the county of Venango; and to revive an act to authorize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the river Delaware near the town of Milford, in the county of Wayne.

100. An act supplementary to an act, entitled An act for the improvement of the state.

101. A supplement to the act, entitled An act to improve the navigation of the river Mohongahela.

102. An act to authorize the cleaning and repairing the public arms and military property of this commonwealth and for other purpose.

103. An act to authorize John Harrison and George Seltzer to sell and convey real estate therein mentioned.

104. A further supplement to the act entitled An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate the president, managers and company, of the Philadelphia and Great Bend turnpike road.

105. An act reducing the number of managers of the turnpike companies between Pittsburg and Meadville, and for other purpose.

106. A supplement to the act, entitled An act establishing an academy in the borough of Lebanon, in the county of Lebanon.

107. A further supplement to an act, entitled an act to declare and regulate es(?).

108. An act for the relief of Ann Maria Hubley and Rebecca Bower, widows of revolutionary officers.

109. An act to settle and adjust the accounts of Jacob Bishop, late jailor of Cumberland county.

110. An act authorizing the governor to incorporate the Columbia Water Company.

111. A further supplement to the act, entitled an act to incorporate the city of Lancaster.

112. An act to repeal an act, entitled an act to incorporate the old Columbia Water Company.

113. An act allowing compensation to Charles Widney, James Widney, James Adams and John Harman, for their services as commissioners for completing certain public roads.

114. An acto authorising the state treasurer to pay to Joseph Barnett, a contractor of the Berks and Dauphin turnpike road company, a certain sum of money.

115. An act for the relief of the heirs of Philip Wager, late of the city of Philadelphia, deceased.

116. An act supplementary to an act, entitled a supplemtn to an act, entitled an act erecting part of Cumberland county into a separate county, to be called Perry.

117. An act authorising the erection of slopes in the Loyalhanna and Yellow Breeches creek.

118. An act to authorize the executors of the last will of Robret Lemmon, deceased, to sell certain real estate of the estator.

119. An act authorising compensation for damages done by State roads.

120. An act to incorporate the Columbia, Chiques and Marietta road and bridge company.

121. An act to authorize the laying out a State road, from William Steen's tavern, on the turnpike road leading from Bedford to Washington, to Connellsville.

122. An act to cede and vest in the United States of America, certain premises in the county of Philadelphia, whereon an arsenal is erected.

123. A further supplement to an act, entitled an act to provide for the erection of an additional court within the city and county of Lancaster.

124. A supplement to the act, entitled an act to incorporate the trustees of the Newtown Common in the county of Bucks.

125. An act for the relief of William Willink, Hendrick Voltenhoven and Rutger Jan Schimmelpennick.

126. A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate that part of the township of the Northern Liberties, lying between the middle of Sixth street and the river Delaware, and between Vine Stret and Cohocksink creek, passed the sixteenth day of March, 1819, and for other purposes.

127. An act to authorize an extension of the Susquehanna and Tioga turnpike road.

128. An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate the president, managers and company of the Ararat turnpike road.

129. An act to extend the charter of the Bank of the Northern Liberties, in the county of Philadelphia.

130. An act erecting "Connelsville" township, in Fayette county, into a separate election district, and for other purposes

131. An act to authorize Catharien Ilgenfritz, executrix of the last will and testament of Martin Ilgenfritz, to sell certain real estate.

132. An act relative to actions of ejectment.

133. An act authorising the laying out a certain State road from Wilkesbarre, in the county of Luzerne, to the borough of Northampton, in the county of Lehigh.

134. A further supplement to an act, entitled an act for taking lands in execution for the payment of debt, and for confirming partitions in several instances heretofore made.

135. An act directing the survey of a route for a canal between lake Erie and French creek.

136. An act to authorize Thomas William Harper, to convey two small parcels of land, situate on Driftwood branch of Sinnemahoning, in the county of Clearfield.

137. An act authorizing the Governor to obtain money on loan, and for other purposes.

138. A supplement to the act, entitled an act to incorporate the town of West Chester, in the county of Chester, into a borough.

139. An act making appropriations to defray certain expenses of government therein mentioned.

140. An act incorporating the Pennsylvania Agricultural society.

141. An act relative to mortgages.

142. A supplement to the act, entitled An act authorizing the incorporation of the Pittsburg and Steubenville and Washington and Pittsburg turnpike road company.

143. An act establishing and altering certain election districts.

144. An act to improve the navigation of the river Susquehanna.

145. An act making copies of certain documents, records and papers evidence in courts of justice.

146. An act for the relief of the German Congregation in Moore township, Northampton county.

147. An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate the president, managers and company, of the Mount Pleasant free road, in Westmoreland county.

148. An act to incorporate a company to erect a mail road from Philadelphia to Columbia in Lancaster county.

149. An act to authorize the court of Common Pleas of Cumberland county, to grant a review of a part of the turnpike road from Hanover to Carlisle.

150. An act authorizing a review of certain state roads.

151. An act authorizing Joahn M'Meens and Edward Ritchey, to sell and convey certain lands in Centre county.

152. An act for the relief of the creditors of the Harrisburg, Carlisle and Chambersburg turnpike road.

153. An act for the relief of sundry soldiers of the revolutionary war.

154. A supplement to the act, entitled An act for the relief of certain owners of real estate in the district of sinwark, in the county of Philadelphia.

155. An act for the relief of Troy Coats

156. An act for the relief of (?) Duffy, a contractor for making the Hanover and Carlisle turnpike road.

157. An act appointing trustees to close the concerns of the Silver Lake Bank.

158. An act providing for the payment of an assistant surveyor employed in laying out a state road from Berrysburg to Reading.

159. A supplement to the act, entitled An act for the improvement of the state.

160. An act to exonerate the estate of the late James Hanna, Esq. deceased, from the payment of certain monies.

161. An act for the relief of Samuel Camble, supervisor of Fannett township, in Franklin county, and John Johnston, of Fayette township, Allegheny county.

162. A supplement to an act, entitled an act to provide for the education of children at the public expense within the city and incorporated boroughs of the county of Lancaster.

163. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Land Office, to grant patents for lands to persons who shall execute a mortgage thereon to secure the sums due the commonwealth and for other purposes.

164. An act authorizing Maxwell Kennedy, trustee of James Kennedy, who is non compis Mentis, to convey a certain lot of land. To authorize Josiah White and others, to convey a certain trust estate. And to authorize Francis Scott to convey a tract of land, of which Francis Armstrong died seized, and for other purposes.

165. An act for the relief of John Ford.

166. An act relative to turnpike roads and bridge companies.

167. An act providing for the recovery of fines assessed upon citizens of this State for the non-performance of militia duty during the late war with Great Britain, and for other purpose.

168. An act granting compensation to Joseph Reed, for superintending the publication of the sixth and seventh volumes of the laws; and fro the relief of John Bioren.

169. An act for the relief of sundry soldiers and widows of soldiers, of the revolutionary war.

171. An act authorizing the orphans' court of the county of Adams to appoint trustees under the last will and testament of Charles Stewart.

172. An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate the Shenango Canal Company.

173. An act relative to the entry of writs of testatum fieri faciea, service of writs of scire facieas, and relative to payment of costs on appeals from before justices of the peace, and for other purposes.

174. An act to annex part of Lycoming county to Clearfield county.

Resolution, Relative to the copper plates of the state map of Pennsylvania, and the printed maps of the state now in the hands of the representatives of the late John Melah, deceased.

Resolution, relative to the fines assessed for the non-performance of militia duty during the late war with Great Britain.

Resolution, relative to the 6th and 7th volumes of the revised laws of Pennsylvania.

Resolution, authorising the distribution of the sixth an seventh volumes of the laws of Pennsylvania, and pamphlet laws of congress.


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