GOVERNMENT - PROVIDE FOR PAYMENT OF ORDINARY EXPENSES Act of Mar. 16, 1847, P.L. 431, No. 350 Cl. 72 AN ACT To provide for ordinary expenses of government, the repair of the canals and railroads belonging to the state, and the payment of other claims upon the commonwealth. Section 5. Commissions for collections from public defaulters The accounting officers are hereby authorized to allow, hereafter, such commissions as they shall deem reasonable for the collection of moneys due from public defaulters and their sureties, not exceeding five per cent. Upon sums under one thousand dollars; four per cent upon sums of one thousand dollars and not exceeding two thousand dollars; and upon all sums above that amount not exceeding three per cent. 1847, March 16, P.L. 431, Sec. 5.