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.