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§ 2. When any citizen of this State shall reside elsewhere, and in good faith become a citizen of some other State of this Union, or the citizen or subject of a foreign State or sovereign, he shall not, while the citizen of another State, or the citizen or subject of a foreign State or sovereign, be deemed a citizen of this State.

3. No such act of becoming the citizen or subject of a foreign State or sovereign, and no act under the section but one next preceding, shall have any effect, if done while this State or the United States shall be at war with a foreign power.


Aliens, Certain Rights of.

§ 1. An alien, not being an enemy, shall, after he has declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, according to the forms required by law, be enabled to recover, inherit, hold, and pass by descent, devise, or otherwise, any interest in real or personal property, in the same manner as if he were a citizen of this Commonwealth. (a)

§ 2. Any alien who shall have purchased, or contracted to purchase, any real estate, or who shall hold or have title thereto, and who shall become a citizen of the United States before the same is escheated by a proper procedure, and such person who shall hold or have title to any such estate, who shall sell, lease, or devise the same, or die seized or possessed thereof, before any proceeding shall be instituted for the purpose of escheating the same, such person in the first case, and in the second the purchaser, lessee, heir, or devisee, from him, if a citizen of the United States, shall take and hold the same, free and released from any right or claim of the Commonwealth, by reason of such person's having been an alien.

3. Any woman whose husband is or shall be a citizen of the United States, and any person whose father or mother, at the time of his birth, was or shall be a citizen thereof, although born out of the United States, may take and hold real or personal estate, by devise, purchase, descent, or distribution.

R. S., 239. naturalized be

When an alien fore estate es

cheated may take deceased. any

and hold of one

§4. An alien, the subject or citizen of a friendly State, may take and hold any personal property, except chattels

When an alien

S. A. 1867, 98. may inherit, &c.

Rights of women

and others whose

parents were born protected.

out of U. S.

What an alien citizen of a friend

ly State or one resident here may


(a) Kindred of an alien, whose lands have escheated, cannot acquire title thereto by being afterwards naturalized. (White vs. White, 2 Metcalfe, 191.)

The right of a

decedent non-res

ident alien-how

protected to his heir or devisee.

1 R. S., 240. Claims-how and to whom paid.

§ 5. If real estate within this Commonwealth shall pass How long rights to a non-resident alien by descent or devise, the same may,

of non-resident aliens in real estate passed to

for the period of eight years next after the final settlement

them protected. of the estate of the decedent from whom it was acquired,

real; and any such alien, if he reside within this State, may take and hold any lands for the purposes of residence, or of occupation by him or his servants, or for the purpose of any business, trade, or manufacture, for a term not exceeding twenty-one years. An alien so taking and holding shall have like rights, remedies, and exemptions, touching such property, as if he were a citizen of the United States.

be held and alienated by such non-resident alien. If the heir or devisee aforesaid be a minor, the real estate aforesaid may be held for his benefit by a guardian or curator, and may be sold by proper proceeding had in conformity with the laws regulating sales of infant's real estate, if commenced within the period first above specified.

§ 6. If a non-resident alien hath obtained possession of real estate acquired by descent or devise, and shall die before the expiration of the period limiting his right of enjoyment or sale, the right thus acquired shall pass by descent or devise: if to an alien, to be held for or disposed of within the period aforenamed; but if to a citizen of the United States, then such person shall take the title as fully as if the ancestor had himself been a citizen.

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ART. I. Mode of authenticating Claims.


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2. Claims allowed or approved by Court.

3. Claims of Sheriffs.

4. Claims of Constables, Coroners, Elisors, and Jailers.

5. Claims in Criminal Prosecutions, of the Sergeant, Tipstaff, and Janitor. 6. Claims, Miscellaneous.


The mode of authenticating Claims by the Governor and other
State Officers, payable at the Treasury.

§ 1. The claims upon the Treasury specified in this chapter shall be paid when due, by the Treasurer, to the persons entitled to the same; the warrant to be issued by the Aud

itor or other officer, upon such proof of the service or

demand as is herein required.

be computed.

§ 2. When allowance is made for mileage, the number of Mileage, how to miles shall be computed upon that route which is most usually traveled.

3. The pay and mileage of the Speakers and members Expenses of General Assembly. of both Houses of the General Assembly, the compensation to the officers of the two Houses, except the chief clerks thereof, to be made on the certificate of the respective clerks of the amount due; the compensation of the chief clerks. upon the order of each House, stating the amount due; all other contingent expenses of the General Assembly, upon the production of the vouchers, countersigned by the clerks of the respective Houses.

§ 4. Each elector of President and Vice President of the United States, for each day he attends at the seat of government as an elector, shall receive the same per diem and mileage as may at the time be allowed to a member of the General Assembly.

Pay & mileage of

electors of Presi


by Governor.

§ 5. The reward offered by the Governor of this Common- Rewards offered wealth, not exceeding five hundred dollars, for the apprehension and delivery into the custody of the proper officer named in the proclamation, a fugitive from the justice of this Commonwealth, upon the production of the officer's receipt of the fugitive, approved and certified by the circuit court of the county of his residence.


§ 6. Such allowances, not exceeding six and a fourth cents Allowance to an per mile of necessary travel, as the Governor shall certify to be due to any person employed by him as an express, to carry his dispatches to any place in or out of this State.


§ 7. Such sums of money as the Governor shall certify to Notices, &c., by be necessary, and required by the Auditor to enable him to give notices and perform other necessary acts and duties to enforce from the sheriffs or other persons in default, the collection of the money due to the Commonwealth.

§ 8. The costs of fuel, blank books, stationery, and presses Fuel, books, &c. and implements necessary for the use of the public offices of the Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Register, and State Librarian, upon the certificate and approval of the Governor, accompanied by the vouchers for the same.

§ 9. The costs of transportation and other expenses of


Cost of transportation.

Legal postage.

1. The amount paid or agreed to be paid for the binding Binding of books of books in the office of Secretary of State, and other exec

for Secretary of State.

utive officers at the seat of government.

2. The amount of legal postage charged upon the public and official correspondence of the Commonwealth.

3. The costs of all repairs made by the keeper of the State House, by the directions and advice of the Governor, and upon the public buildings and inclosures on the State House square. The amount due for any of the objects aforesaid to be certified and approved by the Governor, accompanied by the vouchers.

Repairs on pub in State House

lic buildings, &c.,


Salaries, &c.

books, papers, and other articles, transmitted on public account to the Executive of this State, from the authorities of the United States, or of any State, or from the government of any foreign State.

Official seal.

§ 10. The salaries and compensations to public officers or agents, when fixed or prescribed by law, shall be paid on the warrant of the Auditor, except the salary of the Auditor; that shall be paid upon the warrant of the Auditor, when approved by the Governor.


Claims allowed or approved by Court.

respect of claims.

1. Within twenty days after the termination of each Duty of clerks in session of the Court of Appeals, circuit court, chancery court, court of common pleas, criminal court, and county court, their respective clerks shall make out and certify an alphabetical list of all claims payable out of the public Treasury, which have been allowed by the court, and transmit the same, by mail or otherwise, to the Auditor of Public Accounts. No warrant for a claim requiring the approval of a court shall be issued until such list shall have been received by the Auditor. The Auditor shall keep separate records of all claims allowed in each county, noting the number and amount of each warrant issued therefor.

1. To the clerk of each court named in the first section

Blank books for of this article, such reasonable sums as he may have paid,

clerks' offices.

or contracted to pay, for necessary blank blooks, for the use of his office, each item to be separately stated.

2. And, also, not exceeding ten dollars for an official seal, when necessary to obtain one for the use of his office.

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Claims of Sheriffs.

§ 1. For the execution of sentence inflicting capital pun- Inflicting capital ishment, six dollars


1. For summoning and attending a jury in a case of felony, Summoning jury, one dollar and fifty cents.

2. For apprehending a person on a charge of felony, or a Apprehending a fugitive from justice, two dollars.


3. For executing process for contempt of court in a crim- Contempts. inal case, when the court excuses the contempt, sixty cents.

§ 2. When the sheriff or other person has performed the duties of jailer, the same fees and allowances shall be paid to him that are prescribed for jailers.


Claims of Constables, Coroners, Elisors, and Failers

§1. To a constable or other peace officer, for apprehend- Constable. ing a person on a charge of felony, or a fugitive from justice,

two dollars.

2. Putting a prisoner in irons, besides the costs of the irons, fifty cents.

3. For each day he attends the circuit court when in session, two dollars.

The allowance to acting as jailer.

sheriff, &c., when

1. Executing a summons upon a witness in behalf of the Commonwealth, in a case of felony, twenty cents.

2. For conveying a prisoner under a charge of felony to the jail of the county in which he was apprehended, four cents per mile for each mile traveled in going to and returning.


§ 2. To a coroner or an elisor when they have been re- Coroner or eliquired to perform the services of sheriff, the same amount for the services performed as if performed by a sheriff.

3. To jailers for imprisoning and releasing a prisoner Jailers. charged with felony or contempt, sixty cents.

1. Keeping and providing for a prisoner, under like charge, per day, seventy-five cents.

4. The amount allowed by the circuit court for fuel and light furnished for the court during the term, not exceeding two dollars per day.

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