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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Book Q, Volume 1, pg. 505-506

SEAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

Tho. Wharton, Junr., COUNCIL of the said Prest. PENNSYLVANIA.

IN THE NAME and by the authority of the Freemen of the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania. THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE Commonwealth, to Emanuel Carpenter, Zaccheus Davis, Timothy Green, John Henry, Joshua Elder, Moses Irwin, Joseph Miller, James Jacks, Samuel Jones, John Thom, Philip Greenawald, Jacob Cook, James Bailey, STEWART HERBERT, Adam Neffs, Henry Slaymaker, John Craig, John Whitehill and Henry Shaffer of the County of Lancaster in the State of Pennsylvania Esquires GREETING. REPOSING Special trust and confidence in your patriotism Prudence integrity and abilities. KNOW YE That we have assigned you jointly and severally and every of you, Justices the Peace in the County aforesaid to keep, and all laws and ordinances made for the good of the Peace and for the conservation of the same to keep and cause to be kept, and to chastize and punish all persons offending against them laws and ordinances with the said County as the law doth or shall direct. We have also assigned you or any three or more of you Justices to enquire by the oaths and affirmations of good and lawful men of the said County by whom the truth of the matter may be better known of all and all manner of felonies and other diddeeds and offences whatsoever of which Justices of Assize, Justices of Oyer and Terminer or of Gaol, delivery or Justices of the peace according to the laws of this Government may or ought to enquire. And to inspect all indictments before you or any of you taken or to be taken or taken before others late Justices of the Peace of the said County, and not yet determined or discharged and to make and continue the process there upon. And to hear and determine according to law all crimes and offences whatsoever properly determinable before you according to the laws usages and customs of this Government and suck statutes of the Kingdom of Great Britain as are to this state extended, and to chastize and punish all persons offending in the premises by fine forfeiture or otherwise as law doth or shall direct. AND THEREFORE you are hereby strictly commanded that you attend the keeping the Peace laws and ordinances and all and singular the premises. And at certain days times and places which by the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth are appointed, you make enquity upon the premises, and hear determine perform and fulfill the same, doing therein that which to Justice according to law shall appertain. AND we have also assigned you the said Emanuel Carpenter, Zaccheus Davis, Timothy Green, John Henry, Joshua Elder, Moses Irwin, Joseph Miller, James Jacks, Sameul Jones, John Thom, Philip Grenawald, Jacob Cook, James Bailey, STEWART HERBERT, Adam Neffs, Henry Slaymaker, John Craig, John Whitehill, and Henry Shaffer, Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the said County, requiring and commanding you or any three or more of you to hold pleas of assize, scire, facias, replevins and to hear and determine all and all manner pleas, actions, suits, and causes civil, personal real and mixt now depending or which shall hereafter be commenced or brought in the said Court according to law. And also to hold special Courts for them or speedy determination of causes of such defendants as are about to depart this Commonwealth pursuant to the said laws. AND we have also assigned you the said Samuel Carpenter, Zacheus Davis, Timothy Green, John Henry, Joshua Elder, Moses Irwin, Joseph Miller, James Jacks, Samuel Jones, John Thom, Philip Grenawald, Jacob Cook, James Bailey, STEWART HERBERT, Adam Neffs, Henry Slaymaker, John Craig, John Whitehill and Henry Shaffer, Justices of the Orphans Court for the said County, requiring you or any three or more of you to hold Orphan's Courts to hear and determine all matters and things now depending or which shall hereafter be commenced or brought in the said Court, make orders and do and perform all matters and things to the said Court, appertaining and by law directed. This Commission to be in force agreeable to the Constitution of this Commonwealth. Given under the seal of the Commonwealth at Philadelphia this thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven. Attest. Ty. Matlack, Secy.

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