DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY - CLAIMS FOR PILOTAGE
                 Act of Mar. 24, 1851, P.L. 229, No. 168              Cl. 74
                                  AN ACT

     To incorporate the Somerset and Johnstown Plank Road Company,
        relating to the half pilotage law, and in relation to
        elections in Tioga county.

        Section 6.  Lien for sums due for pilotage; additional mode
     of recovery
        All sums due for pilotage, half-pilotage, and all other
     claims and penalties in the nature or in lieu thereof, shall, as
     they accrue, become and remain a lien upon the vessel chargeable
     therewith, her tackle, apparel and furniture, until they are
     paid; and for the recovery thereof, in addition to the remedies
     now provided, (and which shall remain as heretofore,) such
     process and proceedings shall issue and be had in the court of
     common pleas of Philadelphia County, or in any court possessing
     admiralty jurisdiction, as are usually had in courts of
     admiralty, for the recovery of seamen's wages.  And all half-
     pilotage forfeitures and penalties in the nature thereof,
     accruing by virtue of this act, and all other debts, claims and
     demands, to which ,,the society for the relief of distressed and
     decayed pilots, their widows and children, " shall be a party,
     no person shall be under any law whatsoever, shall be recovered
     in the name and for the use of the said society, to whom, or to
     whose agent, duly constituted, the same shall be paid: provided,
     that in all suits and proceedings, to which "the society for the
     relief of distressed and decayed pilots, their widows and
     children." shall be a party, no person shall be incompetent to
     testify as a witness, because of his being a member thereof.
     1851, March 24, P.L. 229, Sec. 6.