1823-24 Title of Acts Passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania
Including Resolutions and Addresses

(Taken From the Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) April 7 and April 14 1824 )

Transcribed by Nancy Piper


List of Acts Passed at the Session of 1823-24

1. An act allowing Charles Treziyulny to copy certain drafts.

2. An act to authorize the executor of Elizabeth King, dec'd, to sell a certain house and lot.

3. A supplement to an act entitled "An act to establish an academy in the borough of Orwigsburg, in the county of Schuylkill, and to grant a sum of money thereto.

4. An act of the relief of Elizabeth Manson, widow of John Manson, a revolutionary soldier.

5. An act to vest in Margaret Davieson the estate of her son David M'Corkhill, late of the county of Chester, deceased.

6. An act authorizing Thomas Cadwallader, committee of the person and estate of Williamina Weems Travis, a lunatic, to sell her real estate.

7. A supplement to an act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the settlement of the public accounts, and the payment of the public monies, and for other purpose."

8. A supplement to an act entitled "An act giving additional powers to and changing the mode of appointment of the Inspectors of the prison of Philadelphia, and for other purposes, passed the 23d of February, 1809".

9. An act to repeal an act entitled, a supplement to an act entitled, "an act declaring the rivers Codores and Conewago, in the county of York, public highways, and for other purposes therein mentioned."

10. An act to authorize the provisional county of Jefferson to elect county commissioners and for other purposes.

11. An act vesting a title to a certain tract of land in trustees for the benefit of the Lutheran and Presbyterian congregations of Shade township, in the county of Somerset.

12. A supplement to an act entitled "an act concerning certain election districts."

13. An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate the President, Managers and Company of the Mount Pleasant turnpike road of Wayne county.

14. An act for the relief of Simon Krewson, Joseph Dearmon, and Joseph Black, revolutionary soldiers.

15. An act for the relief of John Waters, Edward Pearl, and Thomas Dobson, revolutionary soldiers.

16. An act for the relief of Mary Vanostrand.

17. An act authorizing the laying out a state road, commencing at Armat's landing on the Delaware river, in Northampton county, and to end on the Easton and Belmont turnpike, in Wayne county.

18. An act relating to taxes on real estate in the city and county of Philadelphia.

19. An act for the relief of John Huff, Michael Young, Henry Bush, and Andrew Alsworth, revolutionary soldiers.

20. An act appropriating a sum of money to the erection of public buildings in Warren county.

21. An act to increase the pension of Agness Crawford, widow of Major James Crawford, who served in the revolutionary war.

22. An act to enable executors, administrators, guardians, and other trustees, to invest their trust moneys.

23. An act declaring part of Fishing creek a public highway.

24. An act for the relief of John Kennedy, a revolutionary soldier.

25. An act authorizing the State Treasurer to pay Jonathan Pray a sum of money in lieu of a tract of donation land.

26. An act relative to the poor of Cumberland county.

27. A further supplement to the act entitled, "an act regulating arbitrations."

28. An act for the relief of Adam Frederick Roeser, a soldier of the revolutionary war.

29. An act for the relief of Richard B. Taylor and Charles Means.

30. An act authorizing the election of constables in certain boroughs and townships.

31. A supplement to the act entitled "an act laying a duty on retailers of foreign merchandize."

32. An act to authorize the governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for erecting a Bridge over the river Lehigh; near Biery's Mill, in the county of Lehigh.

33. An act to revive and continue in force certain acts incorporating certain turnpike roads.

34. An act making further appropriations to the erection of a penitentiary in the county of Philadelphia, and in the county of Allegheny, and for other purposes.

35. An act to aid the citizens of Erie county in re-building their Courthouse and public offices, which have been destroyed by fire, and for other purposes.

36. An act for the relief of Nathan Hilands and Benjamin Paul, revolutionary soldiers.

37. An act for the relief of Peter Cort, a revolutionary soldier.

38. An act vacating certain parts of state roads therein mentioned.

39. A supplement to the act entitled "an act to incorporate the Philadelphia saving fund society."

40. An act for the preservation of wooden bridges within this Commonwealth.

41. An act for the relief of Mary Fagan and Nancy Dempsey, widows of old soldiers of the revolutionary war.

42. An act for the relief of James Smith and Peter Korr, revolutionary soldiers.

43. A supplement to the act entitled, "an act to regulate the trial of contested elections."

44. An act for the relief of the representatives of John Melish, deceased.

45. An act to regulate the public printing.

46. An act for the relief of Wm. Gunn, senr., a revolutionary solder and the lineal heirs of Robert M'Bride.

47. An act to remedy the destruction and loss of the records of the count of Erie.

48. An act for the relief of Elizabeth M'Neal and others, widows of revolutionary soldiers.

49. An act to re-charter certain banks.

50. A further supplement to the act, entitled "An act to enable to governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company, for making an artificial or turnpike road from the intersection of the Bristol and Newtown roads, at the Rocks, in Oxford, through Bustleton and Smithfield, in the county of Philadelphia, to the Buck tavern, in Southampton,

51. An act for the relief of William Hinton, Mary M'Lain and Mary Shade.

52. An act for the relief of Mary Lorentz, widow of an old soldier.

53. An act for the further relief of the indigent deaf and dumb within this commonwealth.

54. An act authorizing the land officers to issue a patent for a tract of donation land to George Crow, a soldier of the revolutionary war.

55. A further supplement to the act, entitled "An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from the Springhouse Tavern, in Montgomery county, to the borough of Northampton, in the county of Lehigh, and to the town of Bethlehem, in the county of Northampton, and for other purposes."

56. A further supplement to an act, entitled "An act to incorporate that part of the Northern Liberties, lying between the middle of Sixth street and the river Delaware, and between Vine-street and the Cohocksink creek, and for other purposes."

57. An act to continue an act, entitled "An act to encourage the warranting and patenting of lands north and west of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny; and Conewango creek."

58. A further supplement to the act entitled "An act to declare and regulate escheats."

59. An act for the protection of Vineyards.

60. An act appointing commissioners to view and lay out certain state roads.

61. An act authorizing the laying out of a state road from Waynesburg, in Greene county, to intersect the national road in Fayette county.

62. An act providing for the appointment of a board of commissioners for the purpose of promoting the internal improvement of the state.

63. A further supplement to the act, entitled, "An act provisionally organizing the counties of Potter and M'Kean, and for other purposes," passed the 26th day of March, 1814.

64. An act to organize the provisional county of M'Kean, for judicial purposes, and to annex thereto the provisional county of Potter.

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66. An act relative to turnpike road and bridge companies, in which the state holds stock.

67. An act authorizing reviews of parts of certain state roads.

68. An act for the relief of Paul Maurer, Andrew Reed, and Thomas M'Henry, revolutionary soldiers.

69. An act authorizing the laying out a state raod, commencing at the town of Warren, in the county of Warren, and to end on the Susquehanna and Waterford turnpike, in Jefferson county.

70. An act to authorize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the river Lehigh, at or near Siegfried's ferry, in the county of Northampton.

71. An act for the relief of Martin Ziegler, John Kighler, and James Stewart, revolutionary soldiers.

72. A further supplement to the act, entitled "An act for taking lands in execution, of the payment of debts."

73. An act for the relief of Henry Miller, an officer of the revolutionary war.

74. An act authorizing the laying out a state road, commencing at Bell's Cross Roads, about two miles west of Jefferson, in Greene county, to West Alexandria, in Washington county.

75. A further supplement to the act, entitled "An act to improve the breed of sheep, in certain counties of this commonwealth.

76. An act for the relief of Capt. Henry Beges(?).

77. A supplement to an act, entitled "An act relative to the incorporation of a company for erecting a bridge over the river Delaware, at Columbia Glass Manufactory," passed 19th March, 1916.

78. A supplement to an act, entitled "An act establishing an academy in the borough of Huntingdon, in the county of Huntingdon, and one in the town of Montrose, in the county of Susquehanna."

79. An act to erect the town of Montrose, in the county of Susquehanna, into a borough.

80. An act to authorize the governor to take certain measures respecting the Pittsburgh and New Alexandria turnpike road.

81. An act for the relef of Samuel Carey, Thomas Allison and Edward M'Masters, revolutionary soldiers.

82. An act authorizing James M. Porter, administrator of the estate of John E. Parkee, deceased, and James Gibson, administrator of Peter M'Call, deceased, to sell and convey real estate.

83. An act for the relief of sundry widows of revolutionary soldiers.

84. A supplement to an act, entitled "an act for establishing a health office, and to secure the city and port of Philadelphia from the introduction of pestilential and contagious diseases, and fore other purposes.

85. An act for the relief of the widow and children of Titon Grelaud, deceased, late an auctioneer of the city of Philadelphia, and of John Filson, brigade inspector of Chester county.

86. An act for the relief of Jacob Wolf, and sundry other soldiers of the revolutionary war, and for other purposes.

87. A supplement to the act, entitled "an act to direct the manner, time, and place of holding elections for electors of President and vice President of the United States.

88. An act to provide more effectually for the education of the poor, gratis, and for laying the foundation of a general system of education throughout this commonwealth.

89. A further supplement to the act, entitled "an act directing the mode of selling unseated lands for taxes, and for other purposes."

90. An act for the relief of sundry soldiers and widows of soldiers.

91. An act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company, for the purpose of erecting a permanent bridge over the river Susquehanna, in the county of Dauphin, where the turnpike road crosses the same, near Clark's ferry.

92. A supplement to the act, entitled, "an act supplementary to the several acts of this commonwealth, concerning partitions, and for other purposes therein mentioned."

93. An act to authorize reviews of certain state roads.

94. An act to provide for the settlement of the concerns of the Marietta and Susquehanna trading company.

95. An act making appropriations to defray certain expenses of government therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

96. An act authorizing the laying out of a state road commencing at Bellefonte, in Centre county, and from thence by the nearest and best route through Sugar valley to the Susquehanna river, at or near the mouth of White Deer creek, in the county of Union, and for other purposes

97. An act to incorporate the first Presbyterian church, at Norristown, and for other purposes.

98. A further supplement to the several acts of the general assembly, respecting auctions and auctioneers.

99. An act granting compensation to the legal heirs and representatives of Ezekiel Shelcut, for a tract of donation land; and to Elizabeth Reed, widow of Archibald Reed, a lieutenant in the revolutionary war.

100. An act to prevent the destruction of timber, and supplementary to the act, entitled "an act to prevent the damages which may happen by firing woods." Passed 18th April, 1794.

101. A further supplement to the act, entitled "an act to amend and consolidate with its supplements, the act, entitled "an act for the recovery of debts and demands not exceeding one hundred dollars, before a justice of the peace, and for the election of constables, and for other purposes."

102. A supplement to an act, entitled "an act to authorize the governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company, for the purpose of making and erecting a bridge over the river Susquehanna, in the county of Lancaster, at or near the town of Columbia."

103. An act to establish a sixteenth judicial district, and for other purposes.

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

105. A supplement to an act, entitled "an act to improve the navigation of the Susquehanna river.

106. An act granting relief to Adam Menich, late supervisor of Cattawissa township, in the county of Columbia.

107. An act for the relief of sundry revolutionary soldiers.

108. An act to repeal an act, entitled "an act to enable and enforce the owners and possessors of a certain tract of marsh meadow, situate partly in the township of Lower Chichester, and the township of Chester, in the county of Delaware, adjoining the river Delaware, to keep the banks, dams, sluices and floodgates, in repair, and for other purposes," passed the 19th of March, 1824.

109. A supplement to the act, entitled "an act to enable the owners and occupiers of the Wiccoaoa meadows, in the county of Philadelphia, to keep the banks, dams, sluices and floodgates in repair, and to raise a fund to defray the expenses thereof."

110. An act to confer of George Brinton and others, the rights and privileges of persons born in lawful wedlock.

111. An act to annul the marriage of James M'Kibben, jun. and Polly, his wife.

112. An act declaring part of Wills' creek, in the county of Bedford, a public highway.

113. An act to provide for the erection of a house of employment, and support of the poor, in the county of Berks, and for other purposes.

114. An act for the relief of George Ullem.

115. An act for the relief of Jacob Borral, and others, revolutionary soldiers.

116. A further supplement to the act, entitled "an act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the river Susquehanna, at the borough of Wilkesbarre, in the county of Luzerns."

117. An act to authorize a loan, and for other purposes.

118. An act to incorporate the Franklin Institute of Pennsylvania, for the promotion of the mechanic arts.

119. An act directing certain books of record and indices to be paid for by the commissioners of Lancaster county.

120. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Sailhelmer, Sarah M'Mullen, Mary Dean and Hannah Elmore, widows of revolutionary soldiers, and William Cort, a revolutionary soldier.

121. An act for the relief of George Nolf, William Drennan, and other revolutionary soldiers.

122. An act to repeal an act incorporating the borough of Waynesburg, in the county of Franklin, and for other purposes.

123. An act concerning certain election districts and for other purposes.

124. A supplement to an act, entitled "an act making appropriation for certain internal improvements, and for other purposes.

125. An act authorizing the laying out a state road from Pennsborough, in Lycoming county to Meadsville, in Bedford county, and for other purposes.

126. An act for the relief of Garbut Fisher and of the estate of William Bingham, deceased.

127. An act respecting the Harrisburg and Millerstown, and Susquehanna and Waterford turnpike road companies.

128. An act authorizing the laying out a certain state raod from Perrysville, in the county of Allegheney, to the Butler turnpike, in the county of Butler.

129. A supplement to an act, entitled "an act laying a tax on dogs in certain counties, and for other purposes."

130. A supplement to the act, entitled "an act providing for the closing of the concerns of baking institutions."

Resolutions.

Addresses.


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