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case a majority of the stock is represented at such meeting, either in person or by proxy.

Sec. 9. And be it enacted, That this act shall be and conLimitation of tinue in full force for and during the term of thirty years from

the passing thereof, and from thence to the end of the next session of the legislature, and no longer.

Passed January 30, 1833.

act.

AN ACT empowering James Hodge, guardian of John Hodge, a lunatic,

to sell real estate. .

WHEREAS James Hodge, guardian of John Hodge, a lunatic, Preamble. has, by his petition, set forth, that the said John Hodge is

the owner of about forty-one acres of land, situate in the township of Bridgewater, in the county of Somerset, and that the said John Hodge had, a short time previous to his lunacy, agreed to sell a part of the real estate of which he was the owner.-AND WHEREAS it is represented, that the said John Hodge has personal estate to the amount of about six hundred dollars; and that the interest of the personal estate, together with the profits of the lands, are not sufficient to support him ;—AND WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature, that it would be greatly to the advantage of the lunatic's estate that the real estate, of which he is the owner, to be sold, if power be given therefor—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 the said James Hodge, guardian of the said John

Hodge, be, a... shereby authorized and empowered to James Hodge 8

grant, bargain, sell, and convey the lands, tenements, and real nthorized to estate aforesaid of the said John Hodge, his ward, in fee-simsell lands of ple, and execute a deed or deeds therefor to the purchaser; John Hodge. which said deed or deeds shall be as good and effectual to

grant, sell, convey, and assure the said lands, tenements, and real estate, and the hereditaments and appurtenances to the same, belonging to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, as if the said deed or deeds had been made by the said John Hodge

at any time before his lunacy, or which he, the said John Proviso. Hodge could, by any possibility, hereafter make, should he

ever return to his right mind: Provided, that the said James Hodge shall give such further or other security for the faithful performance of his guardianship as aforesaid, to the governor of the state of New Jersey, as the orphans' court of the county of Somerset shall deem proper.

Passed January 30, 1833.

AN ACT to incorporate the Delaware Fire Company of Bloomsbury,

Burlington county.

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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 Benjamin Fish, John B. Abbott, Marturin Redway, Style of inJacob B. James, Charles Skelton, Thomas N. Hamilton, Wil- corporation. liam B. Howell, John Phares, John Sunderland, and all other persons, not exceeding fifty in number, who now are, or hereafter shall become members of the Delaware Fire Company of Bloomsbury, Burlington county, be, and they are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in law, by the name of “the Delaware Fire Company of Bloomsbury," and, by such name, they shall have succession, 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 judicature whatsoever; and that they and their successors may have a Power common seal, and shall have power to make, change, and alter the same at their pleasure; and by their name as aforesaid, and under their common seal, may make, enter into, and execute any contracts or agreements touching and concerning the objects of said corporation; and shall have full power and authority to make, form, and adopt such a form of constitution, and such by-laws and regulations, for their government, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state or of the United States, as they shall thirk proper. SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of the said

Amount of company shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, capital stock. which shall be solely and exclusively applied to procuring, and how apmaintaining, and repairing such engines, hose, reservoirs of plied. water, ladders, buckets, fire-hooks, engine houses, and other implements and machines, and to such other incidental expenses, as shall to the said company appear best calculated to secure the property of their fellow citizens from injury or destruction by fire.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said company shall have of power to elect, annually, a president, out of their own body, elected. and such other officers and assistants as they shall deem necessary for conducting their affairs, according to their constitution and by-laws; and that the said president shall keep in his custody the common seal of said company, and, at the expiration of his term of office, shall deliver it over to his successor.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That all the privileges and ex- Pris emptions contained in an act entitled, “ An act for the encour- and exempagement of fire companies,” passed December fourteenth, eigh- tion of memteen hundred and twenty-six, be, and the same are hereby bers.

to be

extended to all persons who now are, or hereafter shall become and continue actual members of the said company.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Act may be for the council and general assembly of this state, at any time amended or hereafter, to amend, repeal, or modify this act, as they shall repealed.

think fit.

Passed January 31, 1833.

AN ACT to authorize the enclosure of a certain tract of woodland in the

township of New Barbadoes, in the county of Bergen.

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Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council und General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the

same, That it shall and may be lawful for the owners and pos

nds sessors of all that tract of woodland situate near New Milford, authorized to

in the township of New Barbadoes, in the county of Bergen, common. bounded on the east by the lands of John Cooper, Jacob Van

Wagoner, Isaac Voorhis, and Nicholas Voorhis; south by lands of Isaac Voorhis and the road leading from the Old Bridge to Paramus; on the west by the lands of Nicholas H. Voorhis and the road leading from Old Bridge to Paramus; and on the north by the lands of Nicholas H. Voorhis and the road leading from New Milford to Paramus, to fence the same in common, and to erect and maintain such swing-gates as they may deem proper; and that from and after the enclosing the same as aforesaid, no person or persons whatsoever shall drive

or let in any horses, cattle, or sheep, with intent to run at large Proviso. in said tract: Provided always that nothing in this act con

tained shall be construed so as to prevent any person or persons from turning his horses, cattle, or sheep on such part of the said tract as may belong to him, and as may be kept enclosed by a sufficient and lawful fence separate from the remainder of the tract. :

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That if any person whatever

shall drive or let in any horses, cattle, or sheep into the said Penalty for tract, after the same shall have been enclosed as aforesaid, exinjury to fen

cept as is provided for in the preceding section of this act, or ed grounds. shall wilfully break down any part of the fence around the

same, or any of the swing-gates thereon, he shall be liable to a penalty of ten dollars: and if any person or persons shall leave open any bars or 'swing-gates thereon, either negligently or wilfully, he shall be liable to the penalty of two dollars for each offence; any of which penalties may be sued for and recovered by the trustees herein after mentioned, or either

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of them, in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, in How to be an action of debt; and the proceeds thereof, after paying the applied. costs and expenses of suing for and recovering the same, shall be applied to making and repairing the fences and swing-gates around the said tract.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That if any horses, cattle, or sheep Horses, &c., be found running at large in said tract, it shall be lawful for trespassing, any person so finding them, to drive them to any public pound may be imin the township of New Barbadoes, leaving with the keeper of Po such pound an affidavit, that such horses, cattle, or sheep were found running at large on said tract; and it shall be the duty of such poundkeeper to receive and keep the horses, cattle, or sheep so delivered to him, until the owner thereof shall pay to him the costs and fees of impounding the same, together with damages, if any incurred; and such poundkeeper shall collect and receive the same in the same manner, and shall be entitled to the same fees, and be subject to the same penalties, and shall, in all matters, proceed as is directed by an act entitled, “ An act regulating fences," passed January twenty-third, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine.

SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That all the owners of any part Lands to be of the said tract shall meet on the first Tuesday of April next, valued. at the house of John Cooper, esquire, near New Milford, in the township of New Barbadoes, and on the first Tuesday of April in each year thereafter, at such place as a majority of them shall direct, and shall proceed, at their first meeting, to value their respective lands, either separately or collectively; and in case they cannot agree among themselves as to the valuation thereof, they, or a majority of them, shall proceed to choose three disinterested freeholders, residents of the county of Bergen, who shall assess the value thereof, and whose judgment or award shall be binding and conclusive: and the owners of the said lands, or a majority of them, shall choose, from among themselves, two persons to be trustees of said lands, and shall hold their office for the term of one year, or until others shall be appointed in like manner in each year, at such place as a majority of them shall direct, and choose, from their own number, two trustees, to be elected by a majority of the owners present, who shall hold their office until their successors shall be appointed.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the trustees elected as afore-
said, shall designate the line of the fence to be erected round te

apportioned the said tract, and shall assign, by marks and measurement, to among each of the owners of the said tract, a part of the said fence owners. to make and maintain, in proportion to the number of acres owned by him or her therein; and if after such assignment, and notice thereof, any of the said owners shall neglect to make and maintain the fence so assigned him or her, the said trustees shall make or repair the same, and shall be entitled to How to be sue for and recover the expenses from the person or persons maintained.

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so refusing, and their legal representatives, in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state; and it shall be the duty of such trustees to cause a lawful fence at all times to be kept up and maintained around the above said tract.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That when any person who now Partition fen- owns any part of the said tract of woodland, shall own lands

o be adjoining thereto, which are now enclosed by a fence, such maintained. "

person or persons shall keep up and maintain a good and lawful fence between such lands and the above mentioned tract, at his or her sole and separate expense; and if any other per. son may or shall own enclosed lands adjoining said tract of woodland, the said trustees may compel them to maintain their share of the partition fence between said tract and such enclosed lands, in the same manner as the said trustees might, by law, if they were the lawful owners of the whole of the said tract of woodland, and shall, in all things, be entitled to the same remedies, and may proceed in the same manner against them, as if they were the lawful owners of the whole of the aforesaid tract of woodland.

Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That each trustee shall be enti

tled to receive seventy-five cents per day for every day spent Pay of trus

in the above mentioned duties, to be paid by the owners of the tees.

said tract, in proportion to their interest therein, and shall be assessed, by the said trustees, according to the aforesaid valuation; and shall make out a duplicate list of the amount as

sessed upon the property of each individual, who, upon refusRecovery of

ing or neglecting to pay the same, after notice of the aforesaid assessments.

assessment being set up in three of the most public places near the premises, for the space of thirty days, shall be liable to prosecution before any court having competent jurisdiction of the same, in an action of debt, with costs of suit.

Passed January 31, 1833.

AN ACT to dissolve the marriage contract between Elizabeth Cooper

and Benjamin Cooper.

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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 E. Cooper same, That the marriage contract heretofore existing between and B. Coop. Elizabeth Cooper and Benjamin Cooper, of the county of

Gloucester, be, and the same is hereby dissolved and made void and of no effect, as fully as if they had never been joined in matrimony.

Passed February 1, 1833.

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