LIENS FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST DUE COMMONWEALTH ON LANDS Act of Apr. 11, 1872, P.L. 51, No. 43 Cl. 68 A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT To an act directing the entry of liens for the principal and interest due the commonwealth for lands held by virtue of location of other office title, approved the twentieth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four. Section 1. Surveyor general to make out special lists of unpatented tracts For carrying into full effect the provisions of the act to which this is supplementary, it shall be the duty of the surveyor general to make out and forward to the several county surveyors respectively, from time to time, as the board of property may determine, special lists of warrantee names of unpatented tracts, or remaining parts of unpatented tracts, of lands within the several counties, as the same may appear upon the land lien dockets, with such other data relating thereto as he may deem necessary. 1872, April 11, P.L. 51, Sec. 1. Section 2. Duties of county surveyors It shall be the duty of the county surveyor of each county, to whom the surveyor general may send special lists of warrantee names of unpatented tracts or parts of tracts of land, and other data relating thereto, situate in the county for which such surveyor shall have been elected or appointed, to endeavor to ascertain the names and residences of the owners, agents or occupiers, and location of said tracts or parts of tracts, or any of them, and to give personal notice in writing to said owners, agents or occupiers, that said tracts or parts of tracts are unpatented, and that unless the arrearages shall have been paid within six months from the time of sending or serving said notice, the board of property may direct proceedings to be commenced by the attorney general to enforce payment under the provisions of the act to which this is a further supplement: Provided, That when unpatented lands as aforesaid are unoccupied, and the owners are non-residents of the county, and have no known agent or agents within the county, the said notice may be given by sending it by mail, addressed to the owners or agents, and directed to the post office nearest their place of residence or usual place of business: And provided further, That when lands as aforesaid are unseated, and have been sold for taxes, and the time limited for their redemption has not expired, it shall be the duty of the county surveyor to give notice, in the manner hereinbefore provided, to the purchasers or their agents, and also to the parties, or their agents, who last paid the taxes thereon previous to the sale. 1872, April 11, P.L. 51, Sec. 2. Section 3. County surveyor to make written report in duplicate It shall be the duty of the county surveyor to whom such special list shall have been sent as aforesaid, to make a written report in duplicate, within three months, to the surveyor general, filing a copy of the same in the prothonotary's office of each county, setting forth the names of warrantees, dates of warrants, location of tracts, and the names and residence of the owners, agents or occupiers of the unpatented tracts or parts of tracts, upon whom he has served the notices as aforesaid, together with the manner of service; and for serving such notices on all the owners, agents or occupiers of an original unpatented tract, or remaining part of an original unpatented tract, he shall be entitled to a fee of five dollars, to be paid out of the State Treasury, on warrants drawn by the Auditor General, upon the certificate of the surveyor general. 1872, April 11, P.L. 51, Sec. 3. Section 4. County surveyor to make return of survey of unpatented tract It shall be the duty of the county surveyor, upon the reasonable request of any owner, or his agent, of part of an original tract which has not been patented, to make and return a return of survey of such part to the surveyor general, and for which service his fees shall be the same as for executing a warrant of survey, as now provided by law for the same quantity of acres. 1872, April 11, P.L. 51, Sec. 4. Section 5. How suits shall be entered by Attorney General When any suits shall be entered by the Attorney General under the act to which this is a further supplement, it shall be by scire facias sur liens, which shall be directed for service to the sheriff of the county in which the land is situate; and if he finds it necessary to insure a service of said writ, he may call to his aid the county surveyor, who shall act as his deputy, for the purpose of serving such writ; and all such writs shall be made returnable to the court of common pleas of the county wherein such lands are situate, where all such suits shall be tried. 1872, April 11, P.L. 51, Sec. 5.