CONSENTING TO THE ACQUISITION OF LAND BY THE UNITED STATES
                  Act of Apr. 4, 1945, P.L. 133, No. 60               Cl. 29
                                  AN ACT

     Giving the consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the
        acquisition by the United States of America of certain tracts
        of land in Chester County, Pennsylvania, for use in
        connection with the Valley Forge General Hospital, and ceding
        jurisdiction to the United States.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     is hereby granted in accordance with the seventeenth clause,
     eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the
     United States, to the acquisition by the United States of
     America of two tracts of land lying in the County of Chester,
     Pennsylvania, for use in connection with a military reservation
     officially designated Valley Forge General Hospital, the first
     being bounded and described as follows:
        Beginning at the beginning of the land described in a deed
     from Richard W. Foster et al., Executors and Trustees under the
     Will of Frank B. Foster, deceased, to the United States of
     America dated 22 June 1942, said place of beginning being also
     at the intersection of the public road leading from Phoenixville
     to Charlestown Village with the center line of the State Highway
     leading to Kimberton, and running thence with and binding on the
     center of the first above mentioned road the two (2) following
     courses and distances, viz: North 39 degrees 39' East 2265.33
     feet and North 40 degrees 30' East 583.18 feet, thence South 47
     degrees 17' East, binding on land now or formerly belonging to
     R. H. Vollmer, 1714.38 feet, thence North 42 degrees 59' East
     420 feet, thence south 47 degrees 17' East 1565.85 feet to the
     center line of Bridge Street, thence South 42 degrees 59' West
     binding thereon 420 feet to land now or formerly belonging to
     Luke T. Butt, thence binding on said Butt land the three (3)
     following courses and distances, viz: North 47 degrees 17' West
     210.05 feet, South 42 degrees 59' West 106.10 feet and South 47
     degrees 17' East 210.05 feet to the center line of Bridge Street
     aforesaid, thence with and binding thereon the two (2) following
     courses and distances, viz: South 42 degrees 59' West 546.55
     feet and South 43 degrees 30' West 1287.60 feet to the center
     line of Kimberton Road above mentioned, and thence with and
     binding thereon the eight (8) following courses and distances,
     viz: North 52 degrees 50' West 726.18 feet, North 53 degrees 50'
     West 527.25 feet, North 40 degrees 33' West 532.70 feet, North
     75 degrees 40' 30" West 49.07 feet, South 69 degrees 12' West
     320.15 feet, South 89 degrees 08' West 226.2 feet, North 67
     degrees 14' West 431.35 feet and North 68 degrees 10' West
     626.07 feet to the place of beginning, containing 180 acres of
     land, more or less.
        The second tract of land is bounded and described as follows:
        Beginning at a point, which point is North 47 degrees 38'
     West 35 feet from the end of the center line of the 10 foot
     easement for a right-of-way for a water line, said place of
     beginning being the Northwest corner of the herein described
     land, and running thence South 42 degrees 22' West 200 feet,
     South 47 degrees 38' East 200 feet, North 42 degrees 22' East
     200 feet and North 47 degrees 38' West 200 feet to the place of
     beginning, containing .918 acre of land, more or less.
        Section 2.  Exclusive jurisdiction in and over the aforesaid
     tracts of land is hereby ceded to the United States of America
     by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the erection of forts,
     magazines, arsenals, dock yards and other needful buildings, to
     be used by the United States for military and other public
     purposes, with the exception of roads abutting on said lands
     which are not already under the jurisdiction of the United
     States.
        Section 3.  The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States is
     granted upon the express condition that the Commonwealth of
     Pennsylvania shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with the
     United States in and over the lands and buildings aforesaid, in
     so far that civil process in all cases, and such criminal
     process as may issue under the authority of the Commonwealth of
     Pennsylvania against anyone charged with crime committed outside
     said land, may be executed thereon in the same manner as if this
     jurisdiction had not been ceded. The United States shall retain
     such jurisdiction so long as the said land shall be used for the
     purposes for which jurisdiction is ceded and no longer.
        Section 4.  The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States
     shall be upon the further condition that the Commonwealth
     reserves to itself and its political subdivisions whatever power
     of taxation it may constitutionally reserve, to levy and collect
     all taxes now or hereafter imposed by the Commonwealth and its
     political subdivisions upon property, persons, and franchises
     within the boundaries so ceded.
        Section 5.  This act shall become effective immediately upon
     its final enactment.