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through the same; or if any person or persons shall cut, re- Penalty for inmore, or destroy any piece or pieces of timber, or any plank jaring bridge or planks, belonging thereto, or a part of said bridge, draw, or

draw open. posts, or piles, or shall remove any stone work belonging to said bridge, or oiherwise wilfully damage or do any act which may have a tendency to injure said bridge, or shall at any time lay his vessel along side of said bridge, for the purpose of loading or unloading any hay, straw, bricks, or lumber, of any kind whatşoever, he or they so offending, for each and every offence shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, besides all damage that may be done to said bridge, to be recovered, in an action of debt, before any court having competent jurisdiction, with costs of suit, by any person who shall sue for the same, one half of şaid sum to be for the use of the prosecutor, and the other half to be paid into the hands of the county, collector, for the use of said county where such damage may have been done.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That in case it should become Bridge may necessary for the protection of any bridge, and the accommo- be put in spedation of persons passing over or through any bridge, to have a the same put in the special care of some person suitable for pointed. said purpose, then and in that case it shall and may be lawful for the board of chosen freeholders of said county for the time being, where such bridge may be, to make such regulations as they shall deem necessary for the better protection and accommodation of the same: Provided they shall be in accordance with the preceding section of this act.

Passed February 27, 1833. !

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AN ACT to dissolve the marriage contract between Alpheus Coon and

Elizabeth Coon. Sec. 1. Be it ENACTED by the Council and General Assem. bly of this Slate, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the marriage contract heretofore existing between Alpheus and Alpheus Coon and Elizabeth Coon, of the county of Somerset, Elizabeth be, and the same is hereby dissolved and made void and of no Coon divora) effect, as fully as if they had never been joined in the bands of matrimony.

Passed February 27, 1833.

AN ACT to authorize Ann Newport and David Newport to sell and con

vey certain real estate of Benjamin Newport, deceased.

WHEREAS it is represented to this legislature, that Benjamin Preamble.

Newport, late of the Northern Liberties, of the city and county of Philadelphia, and commonwealth of Pennsylvania, now deceased, in his lifetime was the owner of certain real estate situate in the county of Salem, in this state. And WHEREAS the said Benjamin Newport, in his lifetime, did make and execute his last will and testament, in writing, and did order and direct his executors, therein naned, to sell the aforesaid real estate; and the executors, therein named, did decline taking upon themselves the execution of the said last will.—AND WHEREAS the aforesaid Ann Newport and David Newport did administer to the estate of the said Benjamin Newport, deceased, with the will annexed.--AND WHEREAS, in the progress of the execution of the provisions of said will, and from the manner in which the same was executed, doubts have arisen whether the said administrators, under the provisions of the said will, are legally authorized to sell and convey the aforesaid real estate, without legislative aid in the premises-- 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 Ann Newport and David Newport, administrators Administra. with the will annexed of Benjamin Newport, or the survivor tors of Benja. of them, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered deceased, au

on; to sell all the real estate whereof the said Benjamin Newport thorized to died seized, situate in the county of Salem, in this state, agreesell real es- ably to the direction and provisions of the last will and testatate.

ment of the said Benjamin Newport, deceased, and to execute, in due form of law, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, their heirs and assigns, a deed of conveyance of all the estate and interest of the said Benjamin Newport, deceased, to the said lands, situate as aforesaid; and that the said deed or deeds, so to be made and executed, shall convey and vest in the purchaser or purchasers thereof, their heirs and assigns, all the estate, right, title, and interest which the said Benjamin Newport, deceased, had, at the time of his death, of, in, and to the said lands, and shall be as valid and effectual for that purpose, as if made, executed, and acknowledged by the said Benjamin Newport during his lifetime.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the said Ann Newport and Distribution David Newport, or the survivor of them, in making the sale of proceeds of of the said real estate, and of the distribution of the proceeds sale.

of the sale thereof, shall, in all things, be governed by, and subject to, the provisions and instructions of the last will and testament of the said Benjamin Newport, deceased, respecting

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the sale of the said lands, and the distribution of the proceeds thereof, and shall fairly and justly account therefor in the settlement of his, her, or their accounts.

Passed February 27, 1833.

A further Supplement to an act entitled, “An act to regulate the election

of members of the legislative council and general assembly, sheriffs, and coroners of this state," passed June first, eighteen hundred and twenty.

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 the judge and inspectors of the elections, in the se- Election offiveral townships, shall, severally, have power to administer cers may adoaths and affirmations, and to examine persons touching the to voters.

ministor oaths qualifications of voters who shall offer to vote at any election authorized and directed by the laws of this state: and if any person, on such examination, shall knowingly swear falsely, he shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury,

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That if any person shall know- Penalty for ingly and wilfully offer to vote at any general or annual elec- offering to tion, when, by law, such person is not legally entitled to such

vote when

not entitled. vote, such person so offending shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars, to be recovered, with costs, in an action of debt, by any person who shall prosecute for the same, one half for the use of said prosecutor, and the other half for the use of the poor of the township where the offence shall be committed.

Passed February 27, 1833.

A further Supplement to the “ Act concerning Roads," passed February

the ninth, eighteen hundred and eighteen.

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, for the equitable distribution of any expense which Manner of may accrue in making and keeping in repair any private road keeping in or bridge, whereby two or more persons owning real estate repair pri

vate roads or may be benefited by the use of said road, in going to or from bei their said premises, it shall and may be lawful for any person 80 using said road to make and keep in repair said road or

bridge at any time when the same may be necessary; and the expense of said repairs shall, on the refusal of any individual to pay his proportion thereof, to the person from whom the money may be due, on the application to two freeholders, entirely disinterested in the same, be assessed by said freeholders after the valuation of said work upon the owner or owners benefited thereby, according to the advantages he or they may respectively receive. , .. "

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That upon the receipt of the said assessment, made out by the freeholders in manner aforesaid, the person who may have expended money in the making

or repairing any such private road or bridge shall, in person Money for or by notice in writing, left at the usual place of abode of repairs may each or any person or persons upon whom such assessment be recovered more

may be made, demand of the same the sum so assessed as from delinquents.

aforesaid; and if any person or persons upon whom any such assessment be made, shall neglect or refuse to pay the amount of said assessment for the space of twenty days after payment of the same shall have been demanded, it shall and may be lawful for the person who may have disbursed the said money, to sue for and recover from every such delinquent person or persons upon whom such assessment shall have been made, the amount of such assessment, together with the costs of suit, by action of debt, in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Passed February 27, 1833.

AN ACT establishing an independent regiment of horse artillery.

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 Independent same, That the officers now attached to the independent regiregiment of ment of horse artillery, and such other officers as may here. horse artillery ofter ola established.

ery after elect to join said regiment, shall be organized under the

name of the “ Independent Regiment of Horse Artillery;" that the regiment shall consist of two or four squadrons, and each

squadron shall consist of two or four troops, that the officers Officers. of the regiment shall consist of one colonel, one major to each

squadron, one surgeon, one judge advocate, one regimental adjutant, one adjutant to each squadron, one quarter-master and one paymaster; that each troop shall consist of one captain, four lieutenants, one surgeon's mate, one quartermaster sergeant, one orderly sergeant, four sergeants, and four corporals ; that the field officers of the regiment, shall constitute a regi. mental board, of which the regimental adjutant shall be clerk ; and shall be invested with all the powers of a battalion court of appeal, and brigade board, and authorized to receive and appropriate all fines incurred in said regiment, and to vary the days of exercise, and time of holding their courts of appeal, and to order extra parades, and appoint the staff and troop officers of said regiment.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the fines for non attend- Fines for non ance on parade shall b>, on a colonel, ten dollars, on a major, attendance. eight dollars, on all staff and commissioned officers, six dollars, and on all non commissioned officers, two dollars, and on supernumeraries or exempts, the same fines as are imposed by the existing laws of the state; that for the purpose of raising sufficient funds to defray the expenses incident to a corps of horse artillery, there shall be kept by the orderly sergeant of each troop, a regular muster roll, and that all persons signing the same, shall be considered as supernumerary or exempts; Exempts. not exceeding fifty men to each troop, and that the certificate of the regimental board, that any person belongs to the said supernumerary or exempts of said regiment, shall discharge him from all fines for the non-performance of military duty elsewhere; that the said regiment consist only of the field officers, staff officers, and commissioned officers, and non-commissioned officers, and that the same be established and con- . sidered as a corps of instruction; that the officers belonging corps of in. to the cavalry who may receive commissions in said regiment, struction. shall not be considered as having their commissions vacated, Commisby receiving such commission in said regiment, that the corr- sions of offi- ; manding officer shall report annually to the adjutant genera, cers of caval

ry not vacatthe armament, state and condition of the regiment; and the ed by receive said independent regiment in all other respects shall be regulat- ing commised and subject to the militia laws of the state.

sions in the Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the executive of this state

struction. be hereby authorized to effect of the general government either Com a loan of a park of light artillery consisting of twenty-four thorized to brass pieces of ordnance with their caissons and implements, loan a park of of the caliber of six pounders and adapted to the service of light artillery. horse artillery, or to receive such park of artillery in lieu of the proportion of small arms, now due or coming due from the general government to the state of New Jersey...,

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