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					1799]          The Statutes at Large of Pe~insylvan~a.                197


                       CHAPTER MMXXIX.



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF TWENTY-NINE THOU-
  SAND DOLLARS, BORROWED AND EXPENDED FOR THE USE OF THE
  INHABITANTS OP PHILADELPHIA AND ITS VICINITY, DURING THE
  PREVALENCE OF THE LATE MALIGNANT FEVER, AND ALSO FOR
  THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST THEREON.

   Whereas certain benevolent and public spirited citizens of
the commonwealth became bound for the repayment of twenty-
nine thousand dollars, borrowed from the several banks and ex-
pended in the removal and support of the indigent inhabitants
of the city of Philadelphia and its vicinity, during the prevalence
of the late malignant fever. And whereas the legislature are
willing, from principles of generosity and humanity, to relieve
them from the payment thereof. Therefore:
    [Section I.] (Section I, P. L.) Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Penn~
sylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by
the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for
the governor, and he is hereby authorized, to borrow a sum not
exceeding thirty-two thousand four hundred and eighty dollars,
upon the credit ofthe revenue arising from vendues, which reve-
nue he shall and may pledge, on such terms, and for such time
and times, as may be necessary to obtain the said loan, and to
secure the repayment thereof, and the proceeds of the said loan,
 as soon as the same is obtained, shall be paid into the treasury
 of the commonwealth, and be there held subject to the drafts
 of the governor, who is hereby authorized to make the same, for
the purpose of paying the sum of twenty-nine thousand dollars,
with the interest thereon, to the managers of the marine and
 city hospitals, or the board of health, as the case may be, to
enable them to repay the sum borrowed of the several banks, and
 expended in the removal and support of the indigent inhabitants
 of the city of Philadelphia and its vicinity, during the preva-
 lence of the late malignant fever.
        Passed March 8, 1799.   Recorded L. B. No. 6, p. 354.

				
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