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ously be divided between the said widow and heirs, nor jointly held by them consistently with the interest of the said minors; and that a part thereof is comparatively unproductive and decreasing in value, and that so much only as will be required to pay the debts of the said intestate, cannot be sold without prejudice to all parties concerned— 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 Henry T. Darrah and Richard E. Darrah be, and Trustees ap-' they, or the survivor of them, are hereby appointed trustees, pointed to sell with full power and authority to sell and convey the real estate certain real., whereof the said William Darrah died seized, or to which he estate of William Darrah, may have had any right or title, at the time of his death, at deceased. such time and in such parcels as to them shall seem expedient,

and shall be to the true interest of the parties concerned therein, and to make, execute, and deliver a good and sufficient deed or deeds of conveyance for the same; which said deed or deeds shall vest in the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs and assigns, for ever, all the estate, right, title, and interest which the said William Darrah, deceased, had of, in, and to the said premises, with the appurtenances, at the time of his death.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the said trustees shall, with How proceeds the proceeds of such sale or sales, pay off all the just debts and

be disposed demands against the said intestate; and, after deducting the of.

expenses of the said sale or sales, together with such reason

able charges for their services as shall be allowed by the orWidow's phans' court of the said county of Sussex, shall distribute the dower not to surplus monkey among the said heirs, according to law: Probe affected. vided, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as in any

wise to affect the widow's right of dower in said lands, or any part, thereof.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That before the said trustees, or Trustees to either of them, enter upon the trusts herein before created, give bond to they, or the survivor of them, shall execute, to the governor the governor. of this state for the time being, a bond, in such sum, and with

such security, as the orphans' court of the said county shall direct and approve, conditioned faithfully and honestly to per

form the duties, and discharge the trusts, herein before created Account ren, and enjoined; and that the said trustees, or the survivor of dered to sur- them, shall, within one year after any such sale and conveyrogate of Sus- ance under this act, make and exhibit, under oath or affirma

tion, to the surrogate of the said county of Sussex, to be duly kept and filed by him in his office, a true statement of such sale or sales, and of all the expenses thereof.

Passed January 22, 1833.

sex.

AN ACT to dissolve the marriage contract between Joseph Snyder and

Charlotte bis wife.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assem- Joseph Sny." bly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the der and Charsame, That the marriage contract between Joseph Snyder, of :

divorced. the county of Hunterdon, and Charlotte his wife be, and the same is hereby declared to be dissolved.

Passed January 22, 1833.

AN ACT to appoint trustees to sell certain lands therein named.

same. That Soshand it is here the Council an

WHEREAS it appears to the legislature, that Beverly Beardslee, Preamble

late of Hardyston, in the county of Sussex, died intestate, and seized of a considerable real estate in the said county of Sussex, which has, since his death, been divided among his children and heirs at law; and that the part set off to Getty Beardslee, one of the said children and heirs, consists of about forty-one acres of land, a part whereof is now unproductive and depreciating in value; and that the said Getty is deaf and dumb, and has not sufficient capacity to sell or dispose of the said 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 Joshua D. A. Beardslee and James Perry, or the Trustees, survivor of them, be, and they are hereby appointed, trustees thorized to of the said Getty Beardslee, with full power and authority to sell lands of sell and convey the said lands and premises, being the share, Getty part, or portion set off and assigned to her in the division of the real estate of the said Beverly Beardslee, deceased, and to execute and deliver, in due form of law, a good and sufficient deed or deeds for the same; which said deed or deeds shall vest in the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs and assigns for ever, all the estate, right, title, and interest whatsoerer of the said Getty Beardslee of, in, and to the said premises and the appurtenances, and every part thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That before the said Joshua D. A. Beardslee and James Perry, or either of them, enter upon the trusts reposed in them by this act, they, or the survivor of To give them, shall enter into bond to the governor of this state, in such

oooh to the gover. sum, and in such security, as the judges of the orphans' court of the county of Sussex shall approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of all the said trusts; which said bond shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of this state.

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Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said trustees, or the surTo account to vivor of them, shall, within six months after the sale of the said

surrogate lands and real estate, make and exhibit, under oath or affirmaof Sussex.

tion, to the surrogate of the said county of Sussex, a true statement of amount of such sales, to be, by him, recorded and filed; and that the said trustees, after deducting from the amount of said sales such resasonable expenses and compensation as shall be allowed by the said orphans' court, shall place the same at interest, and apply the said interest, and such

part of the principal as may be required for that purpose, for ace mo. and towards the support and maintenance of the said Getty, neys at inter- during her life, and after her death pay over to her legal re

presentatives whatever amount there may then be thereof.

Passed January 23, 1823.

est.

AN ACT to authorize the sale of certain real estate in the county of So

merset.

WHEREAS, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three, Preamble. Elsie, late the wife of Colonel Peter D. Vroom, deceased,

died seized of a certain farm or plantation, situate in the township of Hillsborough, and county of Somerset aforesaid, which thereupon descended to her heirs at law ;-AND WHEREAS, in consequence of the death of some of the said heirs, and the minority of some who are now entitled, but not as immediate heirs of the said decedent, no division can be made by agreement, nor can the orphans' court order a sale of the said property, although a present sale would be greatly for the benefit of all persons interested ;-And WHEREAS all those who are of age, and the guardian of those who are under age, have united in a petition that the legislature would authorize a sale—Now 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 Commission

same, That Peter Z. Elmendorf and John W. Hall, of the county ers authorized of Somerset, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to sell certain with full power and authority to sell the farm or plantation lands of E. aforesaid at public sale, to the highest bidder, upon giving four Vroom, dec.

weeks' notice of the time and place of said sale in four of the most public places in the said county, and also in one of the public newspapers circulating therein; and, upon making such sale, the said commissioners shall make report of the same to the orphans' court of the said county, at its next stated term, for confirmation; and, upon the said sale being confirmed, shall make all necessary and proper conveyances to the pur- To account to chaser or purchasers, under the direction of the said court; orphans'court which said conveyances shall transfer to, and vest in, the pur- of Somers chaser or purchasers of said premises all the right and interest of the parties now having title thereto; and the said commissioners shall also render to the said court an account of the sale of said property, and, under its direction, make distribu- To distribute tion of the proceeds among the said heirs at law, and those proceeds of claiming under them, according to their respective rights.

sale, Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners, be- re. fore making such sale, shall give bond to the ordinary or sur- to the goverrogate general of the state, in such sum, and with such secu- nor. rity, as the surrogate of the county of Somerset shall approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of the trust confided to them; which bond shall be filed in the office of the said surrogate, for the benefit of all persons concerned.

Passed January 23, 1833.

ond

AN ACT for the relief of Ephraim Carll, of the county of Salem.

WHEREAS it has been made satisfactory to appear to the le- Preamble.

gislature of this state, that Ephraim Carll, of the county of Salem, has expended the sum of twenty-six dollars, in pursuing, apprehending, and bringing back, from the state of . New York, a horse thief.—AND WHEREAS no part of the said eum of twenty-six dollars has been paid back, or in any wise refunded to the said Ephraim Carll;—AND WHEREAS the amount of moneys expended by the said Ephraim Carll is much less than would have been necessary, if an application had been made, according to law, to the executive of the state of New York, for the delivery of the said horse thiefTherefore,

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 treasurer of this state be, and he is hereby au- Treasurer dithorized and directed to pay to Ephraim Carll, of the county rec

unty rected to pay

coumy E. Carll, for of Salem, or to his order, the sum of twenty-six dollars, to re- apprehending munerate him for the amount of moneys actually expended by horse thief. him in pursuing, apprehending, and bringing back a horse thief from the state of New York.

Passed January 23, 1833.

AN ACT to dissolve the marriage contract between Catharine Van Mid

dlesworth and Tunis Van Middlesworth.

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 marriage contract between Catharine Van r. Van Mid. Middlesworth and Tunis Van Middlesworth, of the county of dlesworth and Somerset, be, and the same is hereby dissolved and made void C. Van Mid- and of no effect, as fully as if they had never been joined in

dlesworth di- matrimony.

vorced.

Passed January 23, 1833.

AN ACT to restore the charter, powers, and privileges of the Pennington

Academy.

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 charter, powers, and privileges of " the Pen

nington Academy," intended to be derived from an act of the Charter re

legislature of this state, to incorporate societies for the promostored.

tion of learning, passed the twenty-seventh day of November, seventeen hundred and ninety-four, and the supplements thereto, passed on the sixth day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty, and on the twenty-seventh day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, shall be considered as in progressive force and operation, notwithstanding any defects in its incorporation, or any want of election or elections of trustees annu

ally, in the depressed state of its funds: and that its conveyCertain convevances con. ances of real estate to the First Presbyterian Congregation of firmed. Hopewell, on the first of January, eighteen hundred and twen

ty, and the south half part of the academic lot, on the seventh of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, to extinguish its debts, shall be valid and effectual.

Passed January 25, 1833.

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