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Act to be sent Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That the governor of this state to governor is hereby requested to transmit an attested copy of this act to

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submit it to the legislature of that state.

Passed February 15, 1833.

AN ACT to enable the administrators of William M. Crowell, deceased,

to execute a contract made by him for the sale of real estate.

WHEREAS William M. Crowell, late of Perth Amboy, in the Preamble.

county of Middlesex, deceased, did, by writing under his hand and seal, dated the twenty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-six, covenant and agree to sell and convey unto one Abraham Bloodgood, for the sum of six hundred and forty-five dollars, a certain lot of land and premises, herein after mentioned, under which agreement the said Abraham Bloodgood has ever since occupied the said premises, and paid part of the consideration money.- AND WHEREAS the said William M. Crowell has since died without executing and delivering a deed for the same, and that Lewis Campbell and Thompson Crowell have been duly appointed administrators of his estate, and have prayed the aid of the legislature to enable them to execute the said agreement–Therefore,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Lewis Campbell and Thompson Crowell, administrators of said William M. Crowell, deceased, be, and they are

hereby authorized, in fulfilment of said agreement, to make, tors of W.M. Crowell em. execute, and deliver unto the said Abraham Bloodgood a good powered to and sufficient deed, conveying unto the said Abraham Bloodmake deed for good, and his heirs and assigns, all the title, interest, and estate land to A. Bloodgood.

of which the said William M. Crowell died seized, and in the lot of land and premises, with the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, in the said agreement named, situated in Perth Amboy, and bounded on the north by land formerly belonging to the widow Simon, and now owned by Smith Martin; on the east, by Amboy Bay; on the south, by land of Abraham Webb; and on the west, by land formerly belonging to estate of Austin Benton, deceased, together with all the right, title, claim, and demand of the said William M. Crowell, at the time of his death, of, in, and to the water rights and privileges in front of, and appendant to, the said premises, which said deed the said administrators are authorized to de

liver, upon the receipt, by them, of that part of the consideration money, with interest, which remained unpaid at the time of the death of the said William M. Crowell; and which money the said administrators are hereby directed to account for according to law, as a part of the personal estate of the said William M. Crowell, deceased.

Passed February 16, 1833.

AN ACT to incorporate the Camden New Jersey Benevolent Society. WHEREAS a number of citizens of the county of Gloucester, Preamble.

in this state, residing in the city of Camden and its vicinity, have formed themselves into an association, or society, to which they have given the name of the Camden New Jersey Benevolent Society," the object of which is, to raise a fund to be applied towards the relief or support of such of the members thereof as shall, by sickness, age, casualty or other cause, be rendered incapable of attending to their usual trade or calling, and also towards the decent interment of deceased members, or the deceased wives of members.—AND WHEREAs the said society have, by their petition presented to the legislature, prayed to be incorporated— Therefore,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assem- · bly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Isaac Cole, Richard Fetters, John Richardson, John Fetters, Ledden Davis, Chester Chattin, Ezekiel Hall, Andrew Jenkins, Doctor Thomas Lee, William Fortiner, Achilles Betts, George Bender, John Johnson, and all such other persons, not exceeding four hundred, as now are, or hereafter shall become members of the aforesaid association or society, and they are hereby ordained, constituted, and declared a body corporate and politic, in fact and in law, by the name, style, and title of the Camden New Jersey Benevolent Style of incorSociety," and, by such name, they shall have succession and poration. continuance, and be persons, in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts of law and equity whatsoever, in all manner of action and actions, Powers. suits, matters, complaints, and causes whatsoever; and that they and their successors may have and use a common seal, and shall have power to change and alter the same at pleasure; and, by their name as aforesaid, under their common seal, may make, enter into, form, and execute any contracts

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or agreements relating to, touching, and concerning the objects of said incorporation.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That, for the more effectual acTime and complishment of the objects of the said corporation, there shall manner of

be a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, assist

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ant secretary, four stewards, four directors, and two messengers, with such additional officers and assistants as may hereafter be deemed necessary, who shall hold their respective offices for one year from the time of their election, or until others shall be elected in their room; and that such elections shall be held at such times and places as the said corporation shall, by their constitution and by-laws, from time to time appoint and direct; and that all the aforesaid officers shall be elected by

ballot, bv a majority of the members present at such elections; Vacancies,

and that in case any vacancy or vacancies shall occur in either how filled. of the said offices, by death, resignation, or otherwise, such

vacancy or vacancies shall and may be filled, for the remainder of the term in which they shall respectively happen, by a special election for that purpose, to be held in the same manner as the said annual elections, and at such place and time as

shall be appointed by the constitution and by-laws of said corProviso. poration: Provided, that nothing in this act shall in any man

ner prejudice the appointment of officers hitherto made by the said society, and whose term of office is not yet expired; but that they shall be deemed and held, and are hereby declared to be officers thereof, until the expiration of the time for which they were elected, respectively, or until others shall be elected or appointed in their room, as aforesaid.

SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That the estate and property, of Property vest what kind soever the same may be, now held by the said soed in the com- ciety, shall be vested in the body politic and corporate hereby pany. constituted; which said body politic and corporate shall, by the

name and title aforesaid, be able and capable, in law, to purchase, receive, take, hold, and convey, for the use and benefit of said society, and for the purposes expressed in the preamble of this act, any lands, tenements, hereditaments, and any sum or sums of money, rights, securities, goods, and chattels, by gift, alienation, devise, bequest, or otherwise, of any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, legally authorized and

able to make the same: Provided, that the clear yearly value thereof limited.

or income of the real or personal estate of the said corporation shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That the said corporation be, May make and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make, constitution adopt, and use, and from time to time to alter, amend, or change, and by-laws. laws. ' as by them may be deemed expedient, such general form of a

constitution and such by-laws, for the transaction of business, and for effecting the purposes of the association aforesaid, as to the members of the said society, or the major part of them, duly met, shall be deemed right and proper: Provided, that nothing in

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the said constitution or by-laws be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States or of the state of New Jersey.

SEC. 5. And be it enacted, That the sole and exclusive ob- ri jects of the society hereby incorporated shall be, the relief of jects of inca its respective members, when sick or disabled by bodily infir- poration. mities, from pursuing their ordinary avocations, defraying the expenses incident to the decent interment of members or the deceased wives of members, as provided for in the constitution and by-laws of said society, and such other necessary expenses as will accrue by carrying into effect the objects set forth in the preamble, as well in this, as in the foregoing sections of this act: and no part of the funds of said corporation shall be used for banking purposes, or in any other way, except as provided for in this act.

Sec. 6.' And be it enacted, That it shall be-lawful for the Act may be council and general assembly of this state, at any time here- altered or reafter, to amend, repeal, or modify this act, as they shall think pealed. fit.

Passed February 16, 1833.,

AN ACT to incorporate the American Print Works. WAEREAS Andrew Gray hath, by his petition to this legisla- Preamble.

ture, represented that he is the proprietor of an extensive and valuable bleaching, printing, and dyeing establishment, located at Belleville, in the county of Essex; and that, by reason of the great extent of said establishment, and the large capital required to carry on the same with advantage, it is inconvenient and difficult to be managed by one individual; and praying the legislature to incorporate the said Andrew Gray and his associates for that purpose: and it appearing to the legislature that the prayer of the petitioner is reasonable, and that the encouragement of manufactures is calculated to promote the public good— Therefore, Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Samne, That the said Andrew Gray, George Harden, William Johnson, and William Smith, and such other persons as now are, or hereafter may be associated with them, and their successors, be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, in this state, by the name and style of “the Ameri- Style and obcan Print Works,” for the purpose of bleaching, printing, and jects of incordyeing woollen, cotton, and other kinds of goods, and that, by por that name, they and their successors shall have power and

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continue to be a body politic and corporate, and be capable, in law, of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, and defending and being defended, in all courts and places, and in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, and matters whatsoever; and they and their successors may have a common seal, and the same may make, alter, and change at their pleasure; and they and their successors, by their corporate name, shall, in law, be capable of buying, holding, and conveying any lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, wares, and merchandise, whatsoever, necessary or useful for the said corporation to carry on the manufacturing operations above mentioned, and all other real estate which shall have been bona fide mortgaged to the said corporation by way of security, or conveyed to the said corporation in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of dealings, or purchased at sales upon judgments which shall

have been obtained for such debts: Provided always, that the Not to engage funds of said corporation, or any part thereof, shall not be apin banking. plied, used, or employed, at any time, in banking operations.

Sec. 2. And be it' enacted, That the stock, property, concerns, and business of the said corporation shall be managed

and conducted by five directors, being stockholders, who shall 'Time and hold their offices for one year from the first day of May in mode of elect- every year; and that the said directors shall be clected on the ing directors. fourth Tuesday of April in every year, at such time of the day,

and at such place, as shall be fixed by the by-laws of the said corporation for that purpose; and public notice shall be given of the time and place of holding every such election, at least twenty days previous thereto, by an advertisement, to be inserted in one or more of the public newspapers printed and published nearest the place where the manufacturing establishment of said corporation shall be located, and also in one or more of the public newspapers printed and published in the city of New York; that such elections shall be made by such of the stockholders as shall attend for that purpose, either in person or by proxy; that all elections shall be by ballot, and each stockholder shall be entitled to as many votes as he shall hold shares of the capital stock of said corporation, and the persons having the greatest number of votes, being stockholders, shall be the directors; and if it shall happen, at any such election, that any two or more persons, legally qualified for directors, shall have an equal number of votes, there not being the number of five that have a plurality of votes, when the said number of five have not been elected, that then the said stockholders shall, in manner aforesaid, proceed to ballot a second time, and, by a plurality of votes, determine which of the persons having an equal number of votes shall be the director or directors, so as to complete the whole number of five.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said directors, as soon

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