HEALTH OFFICE ESTABLISHED PORT OF PHILADELPHIA - SECURE CITY FROM DISEASE Act of Feb. 3, 1848, P.L. 18, No. 21 Cl. 11 A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT To an act, entitled "An Act for establishing a health office, and to secure the city and port of Philadelphia from the introduction of pestilential and contagious diseases, and for other purposes," passed January twenty-nine, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and the several supplements thereto. Section 2. Recovery of indefinite penalties Whenever any penalty, given by law to the Board of Health, is not fixed and definite in amount, but varies at the discretion of the court, the same shall, in such cases, be collected and recovered only by indictment. 1848, Feb. 3, P.L. 18, Sec. 2.