PA LAWS AFFECTING WASHINGTON COUNTY PA



These open to PDF Files.  Gives nice historical account of laws.

 

Vol Year Act Subject Size (KB)
10 1781 0931 Erecting part of the county of Westmoreland into a separate county (named Washington) 549
10 1782 0973 Redress certain grievances within the counties of Westmoreland and Washington 222
11 1784 1114 Giving further time to the inhabitants of Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette counties to record their certificates obtained from the state of Virginia when under jurisdiction of the same 139
11 1784 1087 Destroying squirrels in the counties of Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette 129
11 1784 1089 Regulate fences and to appoint appraisers in each township in the counties of Bedford, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette and to encourage the raising of swine 364
12 1787 1310 Divide Washington county into election districts 214
12 1787 1314 Incorporate and endow an academy or public school in the town of Washington 387
13 1788 1359 Erecting certain parts of the counties of Westmoreland and Washington into a separate county (named Allegheny) 450
13 1788 1360 Supplement to an act entitled "An act to divide Washington county into election districts." 61
13 1788 1363 Exonerate the frontier inhabitants of Washington county from the payment of taxes 136
13 1789 1435 Annexing part of the county of Washington to the county of Allegheny 162
13 1790 1486 Reimburse Gabriel Cox, George Valendigham and Andrew Sweringen for moneys advanced by them in the defense of the frontiers of Washington county 151
13 1790 1491 Alter the place of holding elections in the second district of Washington county 141
14 1791 1549 Erecting the remainder of Shauchan's and part of Bentley's district in Washington county into a separate election district 56
14 1791 1577 Supplement to an act entitled "An act for erecting certain parts of the counties of Westmoreland and Washington into a separate county (named Allegheny)." 145
14 1792 1632 Unite the fifth and sixth election districts in the county of Washington 61
14 1793 1674 Enabling the trustees of Washington Academy and the trustees of Pittsburg Academy to locate the lands granted said academies west of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers if they shall think proper 64
15 1794 1734 Erect an additional election district in Washington county 140
15 1794 1735 Provide for the settlement of the accounts of divers officers of the militia of the counties of Westmoreland and Washington and for other purposes therein mentioned 203
15 1795 1825 Erect the township of Green in the county of Washington into a separate election district 61
15 1796 1870 Erect part of Washington county into a separate county (named Greene) 440
15 1797 1930 Afford relief to Washington Academy in the county of Washington 121
16 1798 2003 Altering the times of holding the courts of common pleas and general quarter sessions of the peace in the county of Washington 270
16 1799 2075 Erect certain election districts in the counties of Washington, Northampton and Luzerne 131
16 1800 2133 Grant a sum of money to the trustees of the academy of Canonsburg in Washington county 143
16 1800 2115 Erect the township of Washington in the county of Franklin into a separate election district and to remove the place of holding the annual elections in the district composed of Plum and Versailles townships in the county of Allegheny 122
16 1800 2130 Erect certain parts of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington and Lycoming counties into separate counties (named Beaver, Butler, Mercer, Crawford, Erie, Warren, Venango and Armstrong) 1074
16 1800 2154 Erecting two election districts and enlarging the bounds of another district in the county of Washington within this commonwealth 142
17 1802 2244 Erect the town of Canonsburg in the county of Washington into a borough 482
17 1802 2265 Continue certain suits entered in the court of common pleas for the county of Washington in the name of Thomas Mifflin, late Governor, and John Nicholson, late comptroller general of Pennsylvania 717
17 1802 2217 Establishment of a college at Canonsburg in the county of Washington in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania 652
17 1802 2223 Supplement to the act entitled "An act to erect part of Washington county into a separate county (named Greene)." 195
17 1805 2527 Enlarging the bounds of the ninth election district in the county of Washington 136
18 1806 2648 Repeal an act entitled "An act declaring Chartier's Creek in the counties of Washington and Allegheny a public highway." 1330
18 1806 2657 Granting a sum of money to the trustees of Jefferson College in the county of Washington 231
18 1806 2701 Establishment of a college at the town of Washington in the county of Washington in the state of Pennsylvania 653
18 1806 2724 Appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of opening and improving a public road between Somerset and Washington on the Laurel Hill 139
18 1807 2738 Supplement to the act entitled "An act to alter the judiciary system of this commonwealth" and to alter the time of holding the courts of common pleas and quarter sessions and orphans' court in the county of Washington 290
18 1807 2796 Supplement to an act entitled "An act to erect the town of Canonsburg in the county of Washington into a borough." 72
18 1808 2973 Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to erect the town of Cannonsburg in the county of Washington into a borough." 807
18 1808 2993 Repeal the act entitled "An act to regulate fences and encourage the raising of swine and for other purposes" so far as respects the counties of Washington and Allegheny 77
18 1809 3059 Authorize the governor to appoint commissioners for the purpose of laying out a road from the Strasburg road in Chester county by M'Call's Ferry on the Susquehanna to the Maryland line in a direction to the city of Washington and also an intersecting road 146
18 1809 3074 Authorize the governor to appoint commissioners for the purpose of laying out a road beginning at or near Kelso's ferry in Cumberland county through York and Adams counties to the Maryland line in a direction to the city of Washington 1091

From Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau

 

 

 

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NOTE: I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this copy, and they were not always in alpha order. You can obtain a xerox through Citizens Library, 55 College St., Washington PA 15301. Please don't ask me to re-check my copy. 

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