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CHAPTER LVI.

A SUPPLEMENT to the charter of Trenton Monument Association, approved

March eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-four.

corporators.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Names of the State of New Jersey, That the name of the said incorporation shall be changed to and hereafter known as the “New Jersey Monument Association," and that A. O. Zabriskie and Edwin A. Stevens, of Hudson county; John P. Jackson and Archer Gifford, of Essex county; Benjamin Williamson and John J. Chetwood, of Union county; John Huyler and David Terhune, of Bergen county; Benjamin Buckley and Samuel Pope, of Passaic county; Henry A. Ford and Edward W. Whelpley, of Morris county; Daniel Haines and David Ryerson, of Sussex county; Caleb H. Valentine and Wm. P. Robeson, of Warren county; Alexander Wurts and John Runk, of Hunterdon county; George H. Brown and Wm. G. Steele, of Somerset county; Theodore Frelinghuysen and Littleton Kirkpatrick, of Middlesex county; Wm. A. Newell and Wm. H. Hendrickson, of Monmouth county; James W. Wall and John L. N. Stratton, of Burlington county; George F. Fort and Joel Hay. wood, of Ocean county; David B. Somers and George S. Woodhull, of Atlantic county ; Abraham Browning and Albert W. Markley, of Camden county; T. Jones Yorke and Joseph S. Risley, of Salem county; Joseph Franklin and John R. Sickler, of Gloucester county; John T. Nixon and John L. Sharp, of Cumberland county; Downs Ed. munds and Samuel S. Marcy, of Cape May county; and Richard S. Feld, Charles Chauncey Haven, Jacob R. Freese, Thomas S. Allison, Rodman M. Price, Joseph F. Randolph, William L. Dayton, Philemon Dickinson, Edward W. Scudder, Jas. B. Coleman, Thomas J. Stryker, Robert F. Stockton, Jr., and James S. Green, of Mercer county, be added to the surviving corporators named in said act, and that C.

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C. Haven, J. R. Freese, and E. W. Scudder may call the first meeting of said association.

2. And be it enacted, That the object of this incorporation shall be the construction of a monument at Trenton, to commemorate the battles in New Jersey fought by the revolutionary army; and for that purpose that the corporation hereby authorized have all the powers set forth in the original bill, and also to receive from the treasurer under the original act all funds now in his hands, and appropriate them for the object named in this supplement.

3. And be it enacted, That this shall be considered a public act, and shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 8, 1859.

Public act.

CHAPTER LVII.

An Act to authorize the inhabitants of the township of Pittsgrove, in the

county of Salem, to vote by ballot at their town meetings.

Omicers to be elected by ballot.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the inhabitants of the town. ship of Pittsgrove, in the county of Salem, authorized by law to vote at their town meeting, are hereby authorized and required to elect by ballot, and not otherwise, at their annual town meetings, the following officers until otherwise required by law, whose qualifications shall be the same as are now or hereafter may be fixed by law, that is in said

township: a township clerk, a judge of election, an assessor, a collector, two chosen freeholders, two surveyors of the highway, three commissioners of appeal, one or more overseers of the poor, as many overseers of the roads as there are road districts, a town committee consisting of five persons, a superintendent of common schools, as many justices of the peace as the respective townships may be constitutionally entitled to elect, one or more constables, one or more pound keepers, and all such other officers as the inhabitants of the said township now are or hereafter may be authorized to elect; and also upon the same ballot designate the place for holding the next town meeting.

2. And be it enacted, That the officers now authorized by Oficers of law to receive and canvass the votes for justice of the peace, in the said township of Pittsgrove, shall be and are hereby authorized and required to receive and canvass, at the same time and in the same manner, the votes for the several township officers as aforesaid; and shall make a return of the result of the said vote to the clerk of the township, and publish a list thereof in the same manner as is now required by law; provided, however, that when no justice or Proviso. justices of the peace are to be elected, it shall be lawful for the officers aforesaid to open the polls at nine o'clock A. M. and close the same at three o'clock P. M. the same day.

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

Approved March 8, 1859.

CHAPTER LVIII.

FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled "An act to authorize the inha

bitants of the township of Plainfield, in the county of Essex, the inhabitants of the township of Vernon, in the county of Sussex, and the inhabitants of the township of Independence, in the county of Warren, to vote by ballot at their town meetings,” approved February ninth, A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Election of overseers of the highway.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the overseer of the highways of the several road districts in the township of Wantage, in the county of Sussex, shall be elected by the legal voters of the several districts, as the same may be arranged from time to time by the township committee in said township, and for the purpose of carrying this provision into effect; it shall be the duty of the township committee of the said township, to give public notice of the time and place of holding the first district road meetings under this act, and which meetings shall be held on the Saturday next previous to the annual town meeting in said township, and shall cause notice thereof to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such districts respectively, at least five days before the time of holding any such meeting, which shall be some convenient place in the district, when and where the legal voters in the township, residing in such road district shall assemble for the purpose of such election, and when so assembled, the said voters having been called to order by any one of their number, shall proceed by the holding up of hands to elect a moderator of such meeting by a plurality of votes, and being thus organized, the meeting shall proceed in the same manner, by the holding up of hands, to elect an overseer of the highway for such road district, and the moderator of such first meeting shall, at the first annual town meeting next after the said election, notify in writing the township committee of the said township of the said

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election, and of the name of the person so elected overseer; and in case of the failure of any district to elect an overseer, or of the person so elected to accept of his appointment, the said township committee shall fill such vacancy, and shall furnish a list of the names of said overseers of the highways, so elected or appointed, to the clerk of the township, and he shall publish the same with the names of the officers and the proceedings of the said first town meeting held after such election.

2. And be it enacted, That all subsequent district road Notice to he meetings in said township shall be called by the overseers trict road

meetings. of said road districts respectively, upon notice to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such road district, at least ten days before the time of holding such meeting, and all such subsequent district road meetings shall be held on Saturday next preceding the annual town meeting in said township, and should the overseer of any district fail to call such meeting, or should the individual elected refuse to accept said appointment, or in case of a vacancy arising from any other cause, the township committee shall fill such vacancy, and cause the names of the persons so elected or appointed to be published as aforesaid by the clerk of said township, upon their receiving from the moderators of such subsequent meetings respectively the names of the persons so elected thereat, and which said moderators are hereby required to notify in writing, said township committee, of the names of the persons so elected at the said annual town meeting next after such election.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme. diately.

Approved March 8, 1859.

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