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to the collector of the county, for the use of the poor thereof, and the other half to the person or persons who shall sue for and prosecute the same to effeet.

Passed February 2, 1833.

AN ACT to authorize the board of chosen freeholders of the county of

Burlington to erect a bridge over Pennshawkin creek.

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 board of chosen freeholders of the county of Bridge to be Burlington be, and they are hereby authorized to erect, at their wuilt over

" Pennshawk. discretion, a bridge over the North Branch of Pennshawkin in creek: creek, in the township of Chester, in said county, about six rods below the main stopping of the tide water of said creek, so that it may correspond with a public road, which has been lately laid out, leading to the Poplar Landing, on the South Branch of said Pennshawkin creek, in the said township of Chester.

Passed February 2, 1833.

AN ACT to dissolve the marriage contract between James Clayton and

Elizabeth his wife.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the James Claysame, That the marriage contract now existing between James ton and EliClayton and Elizabeth his wife, of the county of Monmouth, zabeth Clay:

ton divorced. be, and the same is hereby dissolved, in as full and perfect a matner as if they never had been joined in the bands of matrimony.

Passed February 4, 1833. .

AN ACT for the settlement of the territorial limits and jurisdiction be

tween the states of New Jersey and New York. WHEREAS the legislature of the state of New York have rePreamble. cently passed a law authorizing the governor of that state

to appoint commissioners to meet commissioners on the part of this state, to negotiate and agree respecting the territorial limits and jurisdiction of the state of New Jersey and the state of New York.—AND WHEREAS it is expedient and desirable that the difference heretofore existing on this subject should be amicably and speedily adjusted— 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 governor of this state, or the person adminisGovernor au- tering the government of the same, be, and he is hereby authorized to

thorized to appoint three commissioners, with full power, appoint commissioners. on the part of New Jersey, to meet commissioners, appoint

ed or to be appointed under or by virtue of a law of New York, passed January the eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, and with them to negotiate and agree respecting the territorial limits and jurisdiction between the said states, as to them may seem just; and if, by death, resignation, or otherwise, a vacancy do happen among those appointed by the state of New Jersey, the governor, or person administering the government of this state, is hereby authorized to supply the same.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners on

the part of the state of New Jersey, or a major part of them, Powers and duties of com

shall have full power and authority to agree upon, settle, and missioners. determine the limits of territory and jurisdiction between the

said states, as to them may seem just; and their agreement in the premises, in writing, signed and sealed by the said commis. sioners of both states, or a majority of them, respectively, if made on or before the first Tuesday of January next, shall become binding on this state, when confirmed by the respective legislatures of New Jersey and New York and approved by congress.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners shall Pay and mile- meet at such time and place as they may agree upon, and shall

each be entitled to receive five dollars per day, for every day they may be employed in discharging their duties under this act, and fifteen cents per mile for every mile they shall necessarily travel in going to, and returning from, any meeting of the said commissioners, to be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the governor or person administering the government of this state.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That the governor or person adAct to be sent ministering the government of this state, shall transmit to the foto governor of the state of New York a copy of this act.

Passed February 6, 1833.

age,

AN ACT supplementary to '“ An act for manufacturing and other pur

poses."

WHEREAS certain stockholders of “the Society for Establish

ing Useful Manufactures,” owning two thousand two hun- Preamble. dred and six shares of the stock of the said society, out of the whole number of two thousand two hundred and sixtynine shares, have prayed that the number of directors to manage the concerns of that institution may be reduced to seven-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

Seven directsame, That at every election of directors of the said society of hereafter to be held, there shall be chosen, by ballot, seven di- sen, four of rectors, to manage the affairs of the said society, and that any whom, in cerfour of said directors, the governor, or, in his absence, the tain cases, a

legal board. deputy governor being one, shall be a legal board for the transaction of business, and that so much of the original act of incorporation, or supplement thereto, as comes within the purview of this act shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That this supplement shall be ta- Public act. ken and considered as a public act.

Passed February 6, 1833.

AN ACT to divide the township of Newark, in the county of Esssex, into

wards or districts, and for other purposes.

WHEREAS the inhabitants of the township of Newark, in the Preamble.

county of Essex, have become so numerous that it is impracticable for them to meet and transact the township business, at their annual and other town meetings, with convenience and good order in one assembly-For remedy thereof,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assem- Township of bly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Newark disame, That the township of Newark, in the county of Essex. vided into

· four wards. shall be, and the same is hereby divided into four wards, in the following manner, that is to say:-All that part of the said Boundaries of township lying north of a line beginning at the Passaic river, North Ward. at a point opposite the middle of the street now called Centre street, and which leads from the east corner of the Military Commons to the new wharf, called Centre Wharf; and from

such point or place of beginning, running up and along the middle of said street, until it intersects the eastern branch of Broad street, which runs along the east side of the Military Commons; and thence, running in a straight line across the said Commons, to the middle of New street, where the same intersects Broad street; thence, along the middle of New street, to Washington street; and from thence, continuing the same course or line last aforesaid, until it intersects the division line between the township of Newark and the township of Orange, shall constitute the North Ward of the township of Newark aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That all that part of the said Boundaries of township of Newark, lying south of a line commencing at such South Ward. a point in the division line between the townships of Newark

and Orange, as would be intersected by the continuation of a line running through the middle of William street to the said division line; and, from such point or place of beginning, to run, in a straight line, to the middle of William street, where the same intersects the Springfield turnpike; and from thence, through William street, the several courses thereof, to Broad street; thence, in a direct line, to the middle of Fair street, where it intersects Broad street; thence, along the middle of Fair street, to Mulberry street; and from thence, continuing the same course or line last aforesaid, until it intersects the Passaic river or Newark Bay, shall constitute the South Ward or district of the said township of Newark.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That so much of the remainder Boundaries of of the said township of Newark as lies west of a line running West Ward. along the middle of Broad street, and extending from the line

which constitutes the north boundary of the South Ward, where it crosses Broad street, to the liberty pole, standing on the south point or corner of the Military Commons; and from thence, running up the middle of said Commons, until it intersects the line which constitutes the south boundary of the North Ward, where it crosses the said Commons, shall constitute the West Ward of the said township of Newark.

Sec 4. And be it enacted, That all that part of the said townBoundaries of ship of Newark which is not included in the North, South, and East Ward. West Wards, or in either of them, as the same are herein be.

fore bounded and described, and which remaining part lies east of the line prescribed in the last preceding section as con

stituting the east boundary of the West Ward, shall constitute Proviso. the East Ward of the said township of Newark: Provided al

ways, that if any of the division lines aforesaid shall intersect. any dwelling house, such house shall be considered as included in and belonging to the ward in which the largest portion of such dwelling house shall happen to lie.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the townPersons qual

vote at ship of Newark, who by law now are, or may be qualified and town meet- entitled to vote at townmeetings, shall meet in the wards within

which they respectively reside, on the second Monday in April ings, to meet next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, at such place in their rewithin the said wards as the township committee for the time spective being shall appoint, and of which they shall cause notices to be put up in at least three of the most public places in each ward, for at least two weeks previous to the time for meeting, and by causing the same to be published in one or more of the newspapers published in the said town of Newark, at least one week previous to such meetings; and the said inhabitants, when so assembled in their respective wards, or such of them as shall be present at the time and place of meeting, shall proceed to organize the meeting, by choosing a moderator thereof, and a clerk of the ward; which officers may be chosen viva voce or by ballot, as a majority of the voters present may determine, and, when so chosen, shall perform all the duties, exercise all and transact the authority, and be subject to the same penalties, as mode- b

ally done in rators and clerks of township meetings are required or author town meet. rized to do and perform, or subjected to, by the laws of this ings. state, except so far as shall be otherwise directed and provided for in this act: and the said meetings, when so organized, may adjourn to any other place, within their respective wards or districts, for the transaction of business; may meet, from time to time, upon their own adjournments, and may do and transact all such matters and things as may lawfully be done at annual towhship meetings, except so far as shall be otherwise directed and provided for in this act.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the said Time and wards shall meet annually, on the second Monday in April, at place of ward such place within their respective wards, and at such hour as meetings. shall have been agreed upon at the preceding annual ward meetings, for the transaction of such business as, under this act and the laws of this state, shall appertain to such meetings to be done: Provided nevertheless, that if, at any annual meet. Proviso. ing, a place shall be designated and agreed upon for holding the ward meetings, all subsequent meetings shall be held at such place, until another place shall be fixed upon at an annual meeting.

Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That at the first, and at each of subsequent annual meeting, to be held in the said wards, there chosen at shall be elected, by ballot, the following officers, that is to say: ward meetone fire warden, whose powers and duties may be, from time ings. to time, prescribed by a by-law or ordinance of the ward meeting; one or more constables, who, when chosen, shall give bonds, with securities, as is now required by law of other constables, and shall be considered constables of the township of Newark, bound to perform all the duties, entitled to the same compensation, and liable to all the penalties which by law are now, or may be required of, allowed to, or imposed upon the constables of the several townships in this state; also, two or more overseers of the highways, one or more overseers of the

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