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the Council and General Assembly of this State, at any time hereafter, to amend, repeal, or modify this act, as they shall think fit.

Passed February 25, 1835.

AN ACT authorizing the sale of a part of the State Lands

at Paterson. 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 the Attorney General be, and he is hereby au. thorized to sell and convey in behalf of this State, unto the A lot at Palor. Trustees of the first particular Baptist Church of Paterson, son a plot, not exceeding two acres, of the land at Paterson, belonging to the State, for the uses and purposes of a burial ground; and that he fix the price of the same, agreeably to the present just and proper value thereof.

Passed February 26, 1835.

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A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to the Act entitled “ An

Act for the punishment of crimes.” WHEREAS, several instances of the degrading practice of prize. Proambien

fighting, have lately occurred in this state, and the existing laws are believed to be inadequate effectually to prevent the introduction and prevalence of this evil; Therefore,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General As. sembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That every person who shall be engaged in any fight or combat, with fists, commonly denominated prize-fight- Penalts for prize ing, whether such fight or combat be for money or any other fighting. valuable thing, or merely to test the skill or bodily powers of the pugilists or combatants, and every person who shall be aiding, assisting or abetting, in any such fight or combat,

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shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding two years, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or both.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That if any captain, commandant or owner of any steam boat, or other vessel, shall knowingly permit such boat or vessel to be used in, or for the conveyance or transportation of persons into this state, for the purpose of being engaged in, or aiding, assisting, abetting or witnessing any such fight or combat, as is mentioned in

the first section of this act, he or she shall be deemed guilty bringing persons of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punishinto the state for fighting.

ed by imprisonment, not exceeding two years, or by fine, not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That every person who shall Penalty for be present at any such fight or combat, as is mentioned in being present at the first section of this act, coming from a foreign state for a prize fight.

the purpose of witnessing the same, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment, not exceeding one year and one day, or by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or both.

Passed February 26, 1835.

AN ACT to provide for a Geological and Mineralogical Sur

vey of the state of New-Jersey.

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 or person administering the government of this state, be, and he is hereby empowered,

to employ some suitable and scientific person or persons to A geological and make a Geological and Mineralogical survey of the state, and mineralogical make a report thereon to the next session of the Legislature, survey of the state authorized and that he be authorized to draw upon the Treasurer, for

any sum, not exceeding in the whole, one thousand dollars, in order to defray the expenses of the same.

Passed February 26, 1835.

to be made.

AN ACT for the relief of Nathan Bolles. WAEREAS Eliza Clapp, wife of Henry W. Clapp, late of the

town of Newark, in the county of Essex and state of NewJersey, died seized of a small lot of land, lying in the said town of Newark, being butted and bounded as follows: beginning at a corner of a lot set off to Abby J. Bolles ; thence running along her line, south sixty-five degrees east nine chains and forty-six links to Joseph Baldwin's corner Preamble. thence southwesterly along his line to the corner of a lot set off to Mary T. Norris ; thence along her line north sixty-five degrees west nine chains and forty-six links, tɔ a corner of a lot set off to Abby J. Bolles; thence along her line north twenty-six degrees east sixty-three links, to the place of beginning; the above described lot being designated as lot No. 2, on map No. 9, as set off to the said Eliza Clapp, by commissioners appointed to make partition of the real estate of Ezra Baldwin, deceased, among his children: AND WHEREAS, the said Eliza Clapp, left Caroline M., Cornelia W., Henry B. and Elizabeth I. Clapp, her children and heirs at law, being minors under the age of fourteen years; AND WHEREAS, it was much for the interest and advantage of said minor children, that the said lot of land and premises which was wholly unproductive and waste, should be sold, and the proceeds thereof invested in some productive funds for the use and benefit of said infant children: AND WHEREAS, the said Henry W. Clapp, the father and guardian of said minor children, did on the seventeenth day of April, A. D. eighteen hundred and thirty-three, sell and convey the said lot of land and premises to the said Nathan Bolles, in fee simple; Therefore,

Sec. 1. Be IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority Title of Nathan of the same, That the title of the said Nathan Bolles, in and Bolles to certain

lands confirmedha to the above described lot of land and premises, be, and the same is hereby confirmed, and made valid and effectual in hins, his heirs and assigns forever.

Passed February 26, 1825.

AN ACT to authorize the sale of the Wood and Timber

standing on certain Real Estate, of Peter Drummond, of

the county of Monmouth, a lunatic. WHEREAS, Peter Drummond, of the county of Monmouth, a

timber.

lunatic, is seized of a large tract of woodland, situate in the township of Shrewsbury, in said county : AND WHEREAs, Edmund Throckmorton and Edmund T. Williams, of said county, are the guardians of the person and estate of the said lunatic : AND WHEREAS, it is represented it would be to the interest of the estate of the said lunatic, if the wood and timber fit for market, standing and growing on said premises were sold; and that by the existing laws of the state, neither the said guardians, nor any other person, can sell or dispose of the same; for remedy whereof,

Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General As

sembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority Guardians au

of the same, That the said Edmund Throckmorton and Edthorized to sell mund T. Williams, guardians of the said lunatic, be, and

they are hereby authorized and empowered, to make sale at public vendue, to the highest bidder, of such and so much of the wood and timber, standing and being on the said land, belonging to the said lunatic, as in the opinion of the said guardians, will be ripe and fit for market, and be for the benefit of the said lunatic and his estate, giving at least one month's previous notice, by advertisements, in five of the most public places in the township of Shrewsbury, in said county; and cause the same to be published for the same period of time, in one of the newspapers printed in said county, and circulating in the vicinity of such lands; and to invest the net proceeds of such sale or sales, in some safe securities, drawing interest under the direction of the

Orphans' Court, of the said county of Monmouth, for the Proviso.

use and benefit of the said lunatic and his estate: provided nevertheless, that before said guardians make sale as aforesaid, they give bond to the Governor of this state, in such sum and with such security, as the Orphans' Court of said county, may direct and approve.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That in the event of the per. Proceeds of sonal estate of the said lunatic, being insufficient for his Ale to be accounted for to maintenance and support, that the proceeds of the sale of the Orphans' court said wood and timber, may, under the direction of the said of Monmouth.

Orphans' Court, be applied to his maintenance and support, so far as may be necessary; and that the said guardians, account for the proceeds of said sale, to the said Orphans' Court, in the same manner, as though such proceeds were part of the personal estate of said lunatic.

Passed February 26, 1835.

AN ACT to incorporate the Mechanics' Hall Association in

the town of Newark, New-Jersey. Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Prudden Alling, Caleb Carter, John S. Darcy, .. Jabez G. Goble, and Richard Sweasy, be appointed commis- Commissioners sioners 10 open books of subscription at Newark, to raise the to open subsum of seventy-five thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred scription for

stock. dollars each ; the said commissioners to give notice of the time and place of opening books of subscription, by advertising the same in one of the newspapers printed in Newark, for at least four weeks next previous to such time; the books to continue open five days in succession, unless the stock should be sooner taken.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That all such persons as shall become subscribers to the capital stock in the preceding section mentioned, their successors and assigns shall be, and are hereby created and made a corporation and body politic, by the name and style of “The President, Directors and Company Style of corpo of the Mechanics' Hall Association, in Newark,” and by ration. that name shall be, and are hereby made capable in law to have and purchase, receive and possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors, lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever ; and the same to grant, demise, pledge, alien, or dispose of; Powers of incorsue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, answer and be poration, answered unto, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever; and also to make, have, and use a common seal, and the same to alter and renew at their pleasure, and also to ordain, establish, and put in execution, such bylaws, ordinances and regulations as shall seem necessary and convenient for the government of said corporation : provided, Provino. they be not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, and of the United States, or with this charter; and also to appoint all such officers, agents and servants as shall be necessary to carry into effect the powers of this act vested in said corporation, and allow them such compensation for their services, as shall be deemed reasonable by the board of directors.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the sum subscribed shall be paid in manner following, that is to say : five dollars on each share at the time of subscribing, to the persons receiving subscriptions, and the remainder in instalments of five dol. lars on each share, when called for by the president and directors of said company, appointed and chosen in the manner hereinafter prescribed, upon thirty days previous notice being given by the secretary of said company, in one of the newspapers printed in Newark, and any person, corporation or body politic, failing to pay any instalment, or any part thereof,

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