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Page 10 text:
Criginal Petition For Incorporation
The following is the copy of the original petition, with the signers thereon,
for the incorporation of the Borough of Hollidaysburg presented to the Court in
Huntingdon, Pa., in the year 1836. The following article was furnished by Mr. A. B.
Litz of the Hollidaysburg Register. The Register came into existence the same year.
Huntingdon County Court House Record Book, Vol. Z, No. 1.
Draft and Petition of Hollidaysburg.
To the Hon. Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Huntingdon
now composing a court of Quarter Sessions of the peace in and for said county of
April Sessions A. D. 1836. The petition of the subscribers a majority of the free-
holders of Hollidaysburg in the County of Huntingdon Respectfully Represents:-
That the said town of Hollidaysburg contains more than three hundred inhabitants
and that your Petitioners labour under great inconveniences from not having said
town incorporated. They therefore pray your Honours that said town may be erected
into a borough under the Style and name of the "Borough of Hollidaysburgv to be
included by the following metes and boundaries, Viz.: Beginning at the east end of
Weigh Lock thence north fifteen degrees west one hundred and eighty four perches
to a post thence south seventy five degrees west one hundred and four perches to a
post South Sixty one degrees West one hundred and six perches to a ,post on the
bank of the Beaver branch of the Juniata thence South thirty one degrees east one
hundred and twenty perches to the Viaduct thence South forty four degrees east
eighty perches to a cherry tree thence North Seventy five degrees east one hundred
and thirty two perches to a post South of the basin thence north twenty degrees west
twenty four perches to the beginning so as to include the Weigh Lock and they will
ever pray, Src.
Silas Moore, John Walker, J. A. Davidson, Jas. Crawford, C. Garber, Alex Lowry,
Jno. Dougherty, Wm. H. Davidson, John Irwin, John Mitchell, John Davis, M. C.
Garber, John Lytle, Jno. W. Canon, Jas. A. McCahan, R. Williams, Wm. L. Fenton,
Robt. Lowry, Sam'l Frampton, W. M. Shomo, S. F. Henry, J. M. McCord, John S.
Weistling, H. V. Bramwell, 1. Snyder, S. Smith, Israel Bar, A. M. McCormick,
Wm. M. McFarland, Jas. Clossin, Thos. 1. Kennedy, Pussel Cadle, Thos. B. Maurz,
Jno. B. Royer, Simon Brotherline, Jos. Adams, Jas. McCaan, Edward W. Burns,
Jas. Moorhead, E. Galbraith, Francis Smith, Wm. Delvin, John Murphy.
The Grand Inquest enquiring for the County of Huntingdon at April Term 1836
after full investigation of the case are unanimously of opinion that the conditions
prescribed by the Act of Assembly in such cases have been complied with and that
it is expedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners to incorporate the Borough of
Certified by Jno. Cresswell, Foreman.
And now to wit the 10 day of Aug. 1836 the court on due consideration confirm
the return and Judges of the Grand Jury and the court order and direct that the
first election of the citizens duly qualified to vote for borough officers be held at
the Brick School house in the borough of Hollidaysburg on the first Tuesday in
September next annually thereafter for oliicers of the corporation By the Court
T. B. .
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Board of Education, 1936
John M. Snyder ................................ President
Homer I. Smith ......... ........ V ice-President
Blanche M. Davis ....... ............. S ecretary
H. S. Smith ......... ......... T reasurer
B. F. Warfel ........................ ....... S olicitor
Harvey N. Hyle n Homer I. Smith
John A. Matthews John M. Snyder
Homer C. McKillip Dr. J. W. Stitzel
William H. Wade
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