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|Souvenir of Loretto Centenary|
“Be it remembered that on the tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, before me, the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County of Cambria, personally appeared the Rev. D. A. Gallitzin, and acknowledged the within plan of the town of Loretto to be his act and deed, for the end the same may be recorded as such according to law. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year aforesaid.
LUKE McGUIREThough laid out in 1816, the town was not incorporated as a borough until 1845.
ACT OF INCORPORATION
An Act to Incorporate the Village of Loretto, in Cambria County, into a Borough.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the village of Loretto, in the County of Cambria, shall be and the same is hereby erected into a borough, which shall be called the Borough of Loretto, and shall be bounded and limited as follows, viz: Beginning at a point on the Philipsburg road, six perches north of the widow Walter's house; thence east to a point which includes the church and parsonage of St. Michael's: thence south to a point from which the line running west will include the town lots laying south of St. Mary's street; thence west to a point opposite to the place of beginning; thence north to the place of beginning.
SECTION 2. That the inhabitants of the said borough entitled to vote for members of the general assembly, having resided within the bounds of said borough at least six months immediately preceding the election, shall have power, on the Friday preceding the third Saturday in March next, to meet