FRAUDS STATUTE OF AND REPOSE Act of Apr. 22, 1856, P.L. 532, No. 568 Cl. 33 AN ACT For the greater certainty of title and more secure enjoyments of Real Estate. Compiler's Note: Section 2(a) of Act 53 of 1978 provided that Act 568 is repealed except for section 4 which was saved from repeal. WHEREAS, Public and private prosperity and happiness require that titles to real estate should be certain and secure, and that the people should acquire, hold and improve their homesteads and estates in the confidence that they will not be lost by secret and unknown claims, or by fraud and perjury, and also alienate them at their full value without abatement for legal doubts and uncertainties: Section 4. Declaration of trusts and grants thereof to be in writing All declarations or creations of trusts or confidences of any lands, tenements or hereditaments, and all grants and assignments thereof, shall be manifested by writing, signed by the party holding the title thereof, or by his last will in writing, or else to be void: Provided, That where any conveyance shall be made of any lands or tenements by which a trust or confidence shall or may arise or result by implication or construction of law, or be transferred or extinguished by act or operation of law, then and in every such case such trust or confidence shall be of the like force and effect as if this act had not been passed. 1856, April 22, P.L. 532, Sec. 4.