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tered into the book of the company, and certified on such policy by the secretary.

13. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Duties of secretary to give notice of all meetings of the corporation, to attend the same, to keep a faithful record of their proceedings, also an account of profit and loss, fill up all policies of insurance, countersign and seal the same with the seal of said corporation, certify all drafts or orders of the president for the payment of money, and such other duties as the company, or board, from time to time, by their by-laws may direct.

14. And be it enacted, That the directors of the said cor. Directors not poration shall not take or receive any compensation for compensatheir services as directors.

15. And be it enacted, That the operations and business Place of of the corporation shall be carried on, and conducted at such place in Holmdel township, as shall be designated by a majority of the directors present at any regular meeting.

16. And be it enacted, That at every meeting of the said Annual company, the directors for the time being shall make and be made. exhibit a full and true statement of the affairs and business of the said company for the preceding year, for the general satisfaction of the members of said company.

17. And be it enacted, That chartered privileges, hereby Chartera may granted, do not include banking privileges, and if the privileges hereby granted shall at any time prove injurious to the public welfare, it shall be lawful for the legislature to amend, modify, or repeal the same; provided, that no Proviso. contract made by said company, before such repeal, shall be affected thereby, and that the said company shall have a reasonable time to bring their accounts to a final settlement.

18. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect im. mediately after its passage.

Approved March 12, 1858.

CHAPTER CXXXIX.

An Act to authorize the trustees of the first Presbyterian church in New

ark to increase the assessments or rents upon pews in said church.

Trustees may assess tax upon pews.

be sold for non-pay

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the trustees of the first Presbyterian church in Newark be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to assess such tax or sum upon the

pews in said church, over and above the sums heretofore charged upon the same, as a majority of the said congregation present, at their annual meeting, shall determine necessary to meet so much of their yearly current expenses as may exceed the ordinary nett income of said congregation, arising from their property, and to be payable at such times, and in such a manner, as they shall at such meeting

direct. Pews may

2. And be it enacted, That if default shall be made in the

payment of the tax, or sum so assessed, for the space of ment of tax.

ten months next after such assessment is made, it shall be lawful for the said trustees to sell the said pew or pews at public vendue, after ten days' public notice, next before such sale, for the shortest period of time for which any person will take the same, and pay the said tax or sum,

and expenses of said sale. Trustees to 3. And be it enacted, That the said trustees shall execute lease to pur- a lease of said pew or pews to the purchaser, which shall

give to such purchaser full right and authority to occupy the same agreeably to such sale, subject, however, to be redeemed, as may be done by the owner after one year from said sale (in case the same shall be sold for more than one year), by notice, in writing, to the purchaser, and to the said trustees, thirty days before the expiration of said first year, that said owner will pay the said assessments thereafter to be made thereon, as before provided.

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4. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 12, 1858.

CHAPTER CXL.

As act to extend the provisions of the act entitled "An act to prevent

horses, cattle, sheep, and swine from running at large in the townships of Hackensack and Harrington, in the county of Bergen,” approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, to the township of Downg, in the county of Cumberland, and the townships of Shrewsbary and Ocean, in the county of Monmouth, and the townships of Aquackanonk and Manchester, in the county of Passaic, and the townships of Princeton, Lawrence, and West Windsor, in the county of Mercer, and the townships of Orange, Caldwell, Livingston, and Millburn, in the county of Essex.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Provisions the State of New Jersey, That the act entitled "An act to extended. prevent horses, cattle, sheep, and swine from running at large in the townships of Hackensack and Harrington, in the county of Bergen," approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and all the benefits and provisions of the said act, be and the same are hereby extended to the township of Downs, in the county of Cumberland, and the townships of Shrewsbury and Ocean, in the county of Monmouth, and the townships of Aquackanonk and Manchester, in the county of Passaic, and the townships of Princeton, Lawrence, and West Windsor, in the county of Mercer, and the townships of Orange, Caldwell, Livingston, and Millburn, in the county of Essex; provided, that Proviso.

no fees shall be paid to any person for driving or convey. ing any horses, cattle, sheep, or swine to the public pound in either of said townships, by virtue of this act, unless he or she shall be at the time a freeholder or householder of the said township, or is authorized in writing by such freeholder or householder.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 12, 1858.

CHAPTER CXLI.

AN ACT SUPPLEMENTAL to the charter of the Reformed Protestant Dutch

church of Bergen Point.

Consistory authorized to assess rent on Pews.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the consistory of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Bergen Point be, and.they are hereby authorized and empowered to assess such sums of money as a ground rent, upon all the pews of their church, as may be necessary to defray the annual current expenses of the congregation; to be made payable in such manner as the said consistory, by their by-laws, may direct; and in default of the payment of said assessment, or ground rent, so assessed as aforesaid, for the space of one year, the said pew or pews may be sold for the shortest period of time practicable, under the direction of said consistory, to pay all arrears due thereon.

Approved March 12, 1858.

CHAPTER CXLII.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of

Rahway."

WHEREAS, by an act of the legislature of this state entitled Preamble.

"An act to incorporate the Rahway Fire Company,”
passed December five, eighteen hundred and twenty-
three, and the supplements thereto, a company have
been organized and become possessed of valuable real
estate, engine-houses, engines, and other fire apparatus,
as provided in said act and supplements; and whereas
the said Rahway Fire Company are desirous of disposing
of their property, so acquired, to the city of Rahway,
and cease to exercise their powers as an independent
corporation-therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Fire compa-
the State of New Jersey, That it shall and may be lawful for ized to con
the Rahway Fire Company to sell, convey, and otherwise ty to city.
dispose of to "the mayor and common council of the city
of Rahway,” hereafter to be elected by virtue of the provi-
sions of the act entitled "An act incorporating the city of
Rahway," upon such terms as shall be agreed upon between
them, all real estate, engine-houses, engines, reservoirs of
water, ladders, buckets, fire-hooks, and other implements
and machines, as they may now possess, to the sole use and
benefit of the said city of Rahway.

2. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for City authorthe said “the mayor and common council of the city of money by Rahway," and they are hereby authorized, to raise by tax, in addition to the amount limited in the eighteenth section of the act to which this is a supplement, any sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, for the purpose of purchasing the said property of the said "the Rahway Fire Company."

3. And be it enacted, That upon the purchase by the said Fire compa. " the mayor and common council of the city of Rahway,” ed upon pur

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