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AN ACT

For annexing the Loganian Library to the Library belonging to the Library

Company of Philadelphia, and for other purposes therein mentioned. WHEREAS James Logan, formerly of Stenton, in the county of Preamble. Philadelphia, Esquire, influenced by the patriotic desire of extending the benefits of learning among his fellow citizens, by deed, bearing date the 8th day of March, one thousand seven hundred and forty-five, conveyed to certain trustees, therein named, a lot of ground, situate on the west side of Sixth street, in the city of Phi. ladelphia, between Chestnut and Walnut streets, with the building thereon erected, and a large and valuable collection of books, for the use of the inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia ; and for the support of the said institution, by the same deed, he vested in the said trustees certain rents charge therein described, and reserved to himself the right of altering or cancelling the said deed ; and afterwards proposing to settle other rents charge, and appoint other trustees for the same purposes, he cancelled the said deed, and partly prepared another, which he did not live to complete; and by his last will and testament, bearing date the twenty-fifth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and forty-nine, the said James Logan reserved from his residuary estate, and devised the two rents charge thereafter mentioned, declaring them to be intended for the use of the said institution; and since his death, William Logan and James Logan, sons of James Logan aforesaid, John Smith and Hannah his wife, the said Hannah Smith being the surviving daughter of James Logan, the elder, and the said William Logan, James Logan and John Smith, being the surviving executors of his last will and testament, induced by the same laudable motives, and desirous of carrying the intention of their father into effect, by deed, bearing date the twenty-eighth day of August, in the year one thousand seven red and fifty-four, between the said parties, on the one part, and Israel Pemberton, junior, William Allen, Richard Peters, and Benjamin Franklin, of the other part, conveyed to, and vested in, the said Israel Pemberton, junior, Wil. liam Allen, Richard Peters, and Benjamin Franklin, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said William Logan, James Logan, John Smith, Israel Pemberton, junior, William Allen, Richard Peters, and Benjamin Franklin, their heirs and assigns for ever, in trust for the purposes hereafter mentioned, the messuage and lot of ground before mentioned, situate on the west side of Sixth street, between Chestnut and Walnut streets, in the city of Philadelphia, in the said deed particularly described, with all and singular the books therein deposited, according to the catalogue thereof, the uses and trusts of which settlement were in substance as follow: that is to say, “ That there should be a perpetual succession of trustees, part of whom should be of the descendants of the said James Logan, the elder, preferring the male line to the female, as long as any of his descendants remained; that one of his male descendants, taken in priority of birth, and preferring the male line to the female line, should be Librarian of the said public library, with a power of employing deputies; that the library should be opened for the public

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use of the citizens, and that books might be borrowed thereout,
under certain restrictions;" and for supporting the expense of the
institution, and enlarging the collection by the purchase of other
books, from time to time, the said parties of the first part, by the
same deed conveyed to the said parties of the second part, to the use
aforesaid, on the trusts aforesaid, the said rents charge, devised in
the said last will and testament of the said James Logan, the elder,
to wit, a 'certain rent charge of twenty-one pounds sterling per an-
num,* with clauses of increase, at stated periods, according to the
valuation of disinterested men, issuing out of a certain tract of
land, situate in Solebury township, Bucks county, containing three
hundred and ninety-six acres and three quarters of an acre, which
by deed, dated the first day of May, in the year one thousand seven
hundred and fifty, was granted by the same James Logan, the elder,
to Jonathan Ingham, in fee simple, and also a certain rent charge
of ten pounds sterling per annum, with the like clauses of increase,
issuing out of a certain other tract of land in the same township
and county, containing two hundred acres, which by deed, dated
the twenty-sixth day of May, in the year one thousand seven hun-
dred and fifty, was granted by the said James Logan, the elder, to
Jacob Dean, in fee simple: And whereas the said library was there-
upon opened for public use, according to the provisions in the said
settlement contained; but since the death of the said William Lo-
gan, who was the first Librarian, the avocations of the other trus-
tees, the situation of public affairs, and other causes, have suspended
the provisions of this liberal institution, although the books are
found, upon examination, to be in good condition: and whereas an
addition has been made to the said collection, for the same purposes,
of near one thousand volumes, by the will of the said William Lo-
gan, and the whole now consists of about three thousand five hun-
dred volumes : And whereas James Logan, the only surviving
trustee of the said institution, hath requested the Legislature, that,
pursuant to an agreement made between him and the Directors of
the Library Company of Philadelphia, the said messuage, lot of
ground, two rents charge, and the books and other things in the
said messuage contained, may be vested in the Library Company
of Philadelphia, and that power may be given to make such
provisions as may tend most effectually to render the said institu-
tion beneficial to the public, consistently with the design of the
founder;

and it appears to the Legislature proper to aid him therein:
The property of
the "Loganian

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-
Library vested tatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assem-
Company of bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,
Philadelphia. That all and singular the aforesaid messuage and lot of ground,

two rents charge, with all and every the arrearages thereof, and
the books and other property in the said messuage contained, shall
be, and they are hereby, vested in the Library Company of Phila-
delphia, their successors and assigns, for ever, in trust for the sup-

port and increase of the said Loganian Library.
Trustees of the Section II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
Loganian Li.
brary and their That the Directors of the said Library Company of Philadelphia, sor

the time being, together with James Logan, and such two other
trustees as he shall appoint, a majority of the whole of whom shall
be a quorum, shall be trustees of the said Loganian Library, and

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* Afterwards increased to and now twenty-five pounds sterling.

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may and shall, from time to time, make such by-laws, rules and regulations, for the preservation and management thereof, as consistently as may be with the meaning and instructions of the said donors, as occasion shall require. Provided always, That the said The books of books and other property now in the said messuage, and such ad- Library to be ditions thereto as may be made, shall always be kept separate and from those of apart from the books belonging to the Library Company of Phila- the Library

Conipany. delphia, and to be called by the name of The LOGANIAN LIBRARY, agreeably to the intention of the donor, and for continuing a succession of trustees, composed of the descendants of the said James Logan, the elder, or of persons appointed by such descendants.

Section III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, What descen; That upon the demise of the said James Logan, son of James Lo- Logan shall be gan, the elder, the next heir male of the said James Logan, the trustee : elder, if resident in the city of Philadelphia, or within seven miles thereof, preferring the issue of the eldest son to the issue of the second or other son, and the male line to the female line, and in case of the extinction of the male line, then the eldest heir male in the female line, shall always be one of the trustees of the said institution, and shall have power to supply vacancies, in case of the his power. death or resignation of any of the said associate trustees; and in case such male heir shall not be resident in the said city of Phila- minority or delphia, or within seven miles thereof, or shall be in his minority, absence. the survivor or survivors of such associate trustees shall supply such vacancy, as it shall happen.

Section IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, The trustees That the said trustees shall have power to dispose of, at public sale, apply the prothe said messuage and lot of ground in Sixth street aforesaid, the ceeds of cer. proceeds whereof shall be applied to the general purposes intended and recover by the donors, and to demand, and by all lawful ways and means

charge. levy, recover and receive all and every the arrears of the said rents charge, whether the same accrued before the passing of this act, or shall hereafter accrue, by distress or action, in the corporate name of The LIBRARY COMPANY OF PhiladeLPHIA.

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WILLIAM BINGHAM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SAMUEL POWELL,

Speaker of the Senate.
Approved, March the thirty-first, 1792.

THOMAS MIFFLIN,
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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*** The deed of trust requiring that a record of the names of the descend. ants of the Founder should be kept, “ as long as any of them remained,” for the purpose of ascertaining who is the appointing trustee, the following is deemed appropriate to accompany the present publication.

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CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE ALBANUS LOGAN.

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1. William, left one son, who died without issue. 1. Sarah, married John Dickinson, author of 2. Sarah, married Thomas Fisher.

the “ Farmers Letters," and left two daugh3. Dr. George, married *Deborah Norris. ters, 1. *Sally Norris, 2. *Maria, married Al4. *Charles, married Mary Pleasants, of Vir. banus Logan, son of Dr. George Logan. ginia.

CHILDREN OF HANNAH LOGAN AND JOHN SMITH. CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE DR. GEORGE LOGAN,

1. Sarah Logan Smith, married William Dill1. *Albanus, married Maria Dickinson.

wyn, and left one daughter, married to 2. Gustavus, died at the age of 14.

Samuel Emlen. 3. Algernon Sydney, died unmarried.

2. James Smith,Jr.married Hester Hulings, and

left sons, John J. Smith and *James Logan
Smith. The sons of John J. are, 1. *George

Roberts Smith, 2. * Alexander and, 3. *Harry. 1. *Mary.

Hannah, daughter of James Smith, married 2. •Elizabeth, married Dr. Thomas Betton, Henry Drinker, and left sons, *Henry and 3. *Gustavus.

*Sandwith. *Sarah, married Hugh Ro4. *Jolin Dickinson.

berts. Elizabeth married Mordecai Lewis,
and has sons, *James, *Joseph, *Charles,

*Henry and * Mordecai.

3. Hannah Smith, married to John Cox; died *Charles, married Sarah Robeson, and has a son, leaving one child, a daughter, married to Dr. 1. *James Logan.

Isaac Davis. 2. A daughter, *Sarah.

4. John Smith, married Gulielma M. Morris,

and left sons, 1. Richard M. Smith, who left DESCENDANTS OP SARAH LOGAN, DAUGIITER OF a son, * Dillwyn Smith, 2. *John J. Smith, Jr. WILLIAM, AND THOMAS FISHER.

who has sons, viz. *Lloyd P. *Albanus,

*Robert P. and *Horace J. 3. Morris Smith, 1. Joshua Fisher, married Elizabeth P. Francis,

who left one child, *Richard M. Sunith. The and left a son, *Joshua Francis Fisher.

daughters of John Smith, married to Samuel 2. *William Logan Fisher, residing at Wake.

Hilles and George Stewardson, have also each field, near Germantown, has sons, *Thomas

*male descendants. R., *Lindley and *Charles W. 3. *Hannah Logan Fisher, married James

Smith.
4. James Logan Fisher, married Eliza George,

and left sons, 1. *Sydney George Fisher. 2.
Dr. James Logan Fisher, and 3. * Henry I For a complete family Tree, see record
Fisher.

kept in the Loganian Library. 5. *Esther Fisher.

SON OF THE ABOVE CHARLES LOGAN.

* Those having this mark attached to their names are living, September, 1837.

RULES

REGULATING THE MANNER OF

OPENING AND CONDUCTING THE LOGANIAN LIBRARY.

I. The Library shall be open daily (Sundays excepted) at the same hours as those of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

II. The Librarian shall deliver books to such persons as shall come to the Library in order to read them, and receive them again, previous to shutting up the room, first examining whether they are damaged. At the time of delivering a book to the person desirous of reading at the Library, he shall require his name, and enter it in a book to be kept for that purpose, together with the name of the book so delivered to him, which entry shall be cancelled when the book is returned. No person shall be permitted to take a book out of the room, before he has signed a promissory note to return the same, undefaced, within the time limited, viz. five weeks for a Folio, three weeks for a Quarto, and two weeks for those of smaller size, and shall, also, deposit double the value of the book with the Librarian until the same is returned. The borrower may, on producing the book to the Librarian, renew his note for the like time.

III. Any person keeping a book beyond the limited time shall pay to the Librarian, for the use of the institution, twenty-five cents, per week for a Folio, eighteen cents and three-quarters per week for a Quarto, and twelve cents and a half per week for any book of smaller size, to be deducted out of his deposit; and if the book shall be kept out so long, as that the fines shall amount to more than the sum deposited, then the signer of the note, shall be liable to the payment of the surplus; which terms shall be expressed in the form of the note.

IV. Any person injuring a book, and refusing to make compensation for it, or otherwise infringing the rules, shall be excluded from future access to the books, until the next meeting of the trustees, when it shall be the duty of the Librarian to report, and of the trustees to take order, thereon.

V. All persons residing out of the city of Philadelphia who wish to take any book out of the Library, must first obtain permission in writing, from at least one of the trustees; if they reside more than seven miles from the city, they may retain a book double the time allowed an inhabitant within the city, without incurring a fine.

VI. The trustees shall, from time to time, determine what books shall not be permitted to be taken out of the Library.

By-law of the Loganian Library adopted February 14, 1833.The members of the Library Company of Philadelphia shall be permitted to take out books from the Loganian Library upon signing a promissory note to return the same undefaced within the time limited by the existing by-law, and upon pledging at the same time their respective shares in the Company as security for such return

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