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Election of commissioners.

Taylor, and Albert J. Whitaker, shall constitute the first board of water commissioners, and shall at their first meeting determine, by lot or otherwise, the terms during which they shall hold their offices; and these shall be as follows: two of them shall remain in office one year, two of them two years, and two of them three years; all to be computed from the first day of July next.

18. And be it enacted, That the common council of said city shall in the month of June, at their regular monthly meeting, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty, and in the same month in every year thereafter, elect two commissioners, who shall hold their office for three years, to be computed from the first day of July next ensuing their election, and any vacancy that may occur in said commission, by death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled by the common council at a regular monthly meeting, but the person appointed to fill such vacancy shall hold his office only for the residue of the term for which he may be appointed; provided, that no member of common council shall be appointed a water commissioner, or act as such after his election as a member of said council.

19. And be it enacted, That all acts or parts of acts, conflicting with this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

Proviso.

Former acts repealed.

CHAPTER X VIII.

An Act to legalize certain acknowledgments of deeds taken or to be

taken in other states and territories of the United States, for lands and real estate in this state.

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Acknow. the State of New Jersey, That all acknowledgments of any deeds by deed or deeds, of, or for lands or real estate in this state, other states by any grantor or grantors, residing out of this state, heretofore made or taken, or hereafter to be made or taken, by or before any officer at the time of such proof or acknowledgment, authorized by the laws of the state or territory, where such grantor or grantors, at the time of making such acknowledgments resided, or shall reside, to take acknowledgments of deeds of lands, or real estate, in and for such state or territory, although not authorized or empowered to take the acknowledgment of deeds for this state, shall be deemed, and taken to be, to all intents and purposes, as good and valid, and effectual in law, and the record thereof admissible in evidence, as fully and completely as if such acknowledgment had been made, or taken by or before any person or officer by the laws of this state authorized to take acknowledgments of such deeds or conveyances of, or for lands and real estate in this state, in such other state or territory where such grantor or grantors at the time of such acknowledgment resided or shall reside; provided, that such acknowledg. Proviso. ment of any such deed or conveyance shall be in other respects in conformity with the laws of this state, and that the certificate thereof, shall have been or be accompanied by a certificate under the great seal of the state or territory, or under the seal of the circuit or other court of the county in which it was or shall be made, that the person before whom such acknowledgment was made, was such officer,

as in and by his certificate is claimed, which said lastpamed certificate shall have been or be recorded with such deed or conveyance.

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XIX.

An Act to revive “An act to incorporate the Belleville Railroad and

Transportation Company," and the several supplements to the same.

Former act revived.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the act to incorporate the Belleville Railroad and Transportation Company, and the several supplements thereto, is hereby revived, and that the time limited for the commencement and completion of the railroad, authorized by the said act and the supplements, shall be computed from the fourth day of July next.

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XX.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Newark Plank

Road and Ferry Company,” approved February twenty, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

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name.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Part of road the State of New Jersey, That it shall be lawful for the said of gravel, company to make one or more of the tracks of their road of stone gravel, or other hard substance, in place of plank, as required by their act of incorporation; provided, Proviso. the same is so constructed as to make a good and firm road.

2. And be it enacted, That the Newark Plank Road and Corporate Ferry Company, shall hereafter be known in fact, and in name, by the name of the “Newark Plank Road Company," and by that name, shall hereafter be a body politic and corporate, and shall possess and exercise all the corporate powers and franchises, and be subject to all the liabilities of the Newark Plank Road and Ferry Company.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XXI.

An 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 North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex.

Provisions of former act extended.

Proviso.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That 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, and all the benefits and provisions of the said act, be, and the same are hereby extended to the township of North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex; provided, that no fees shall be paid to any person, for driving or conveying any horses, cattle, sheep or swine, to the public pound, in the said township, 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 1, 1859.

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