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CHAPTER XLIX.

An Act to authorize the trustees of "the First Methodist Episcopal

Church of Newton," to sell and convey certain real estate, situate in the village of Newton, in the county of Sussex.

1. Be IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Trustoos the State of New Jersey, That the present trustees of “the to sell land. First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newton," or their successors in office be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey, either at public or private. sale, all that lot of land situate in the village of Newton, in the county of Sussex, which was conveyed by John H. Hall, and Elizabeth his wife, to Samuel Ingersoll, James Iliff, Azariah Davis, Francis Moran, Lewis M. Decamp, Ira Beade, and the said John H. Hall, trustees, by deed bearing date the nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, with the appartenances, and the deed or deeds of the present trustees of "the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newton," or of their successors in office, duly executed and acknowledged, shall convey and assure to the purchaser or purchasers thereof as good, perfect and absolute an estate in fee simple in said land and premises, as if the same were, or had been sold and conveyed in the manner and for the purposes mentioned in said deed of John H. Hall and wife to said Samuel Ingersoll and others, trustees.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER L.

An act to establish a new township in the county of Camden, to be called

the township of Monroe.

Boundaries 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of of township of Monroe.' the State of New Jersey, That all that part of the township

of Washington, contained within the following bounds, that is to say: Beginning at a point where the Glassborough and Cross Keys road intersects the boundary line between the counties of Camden and Gloucester, thence along said line to the boundary line between the counties of Camden and Atlantic; thence along said last mentioned line to a point on Great Egg Harbor river, where the boundary line between the townships of Washington and Winslow com. mences; thence along said last mentioned line to a point where the Cross Keys and Long-a-Coming road crosses said line; thence along said road to Cross Keys; thence along the Glassborough and Cross Keys road aforesaid, to the place of beginning, be and the same is hereby set off

into a new township to be called the township of Monroe. Inhabitants 2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the town

ship of Monroe are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate in law, and shall be styled and known by the name of "the inhabitants of the township of Monroe, in the county of Camden," and shall be entitled to all the rights, powers, authority, privileges and advantages, and subject to the same regulations, government and liabilities, as the inhabitants of the other townships in the said county of Camden are or may be entitled or subjected to by exist

ing laws of this state. First town 3. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the township

of Monroe hold their first town meeting at the inn of Charles W. Husted, at Williamstown, in the said towniship of Monroe, on the second Wednesday in March next, and after

incorporated.

meeting

property.

wards in each year at such places as the inhabitants of said township shall determine.

4. And be it enacted, That the township committees of Township Washington and Monroe shall meet on the first Monday to divide in April next, at the house of William P. Garwood, at the Cross Keys, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and may adjourn from time to time, and then and there proceed by writing, signed by a majority of those present, to allot and divide between the said townships all properties and moneys on hand, due, or to become due, in proportion to the taxable property and ratables as taxed by the assessors, within their respective limits, at the last assessment; and the inhabitants of the township of Monroe shall be liable to pay their just proportion of the debts as ordered and directed at the last annual town meeting of the township of Washington, and if any of the persons comprising either of the township committees should neglect or refuse to meet as aforesaid, those assembled may proceed to make the said division, and the decision of a majority of those present shall be final and conclusive.

5. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be Sarplus construed to impair or in anywise affect the rights of the said township of Monroe in and to its just and legal portion of the surplus revenue of the general government, and the interest due or becoming due thereon.

6. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so commisconstrued so as to interfere with the officers now elected in officers not that part of the township set off and called Monroe, nor with the commissions of the justices of the peace, nor commissioners to take acknowledgments of deeds, until they shall expire by their own limitation.

7. And be it enacted, That the township of Monroe shall Assembly form part of the third assembly district, of the county of Camden, as heretofore, when included within the township of Washington.

8. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately.

Approved March 3, 1859.

revenue.

vacated.

CHAPTER LI.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled, "An act to incorporate the Gloucester

Manufacturing Company," approved March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

Price of shares reduced.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the capital stock of “The Gloucester Manufacturing Company,” shall be divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each, instead of five hundred dollars each, as provided for by the charter of said company; and the said company are hereby authorized to make and issue, to their several stockholders, certificates of stock for as many shares as, at the rate of twenty-five dollars per share, will equal the amount of stock respectively beld by them; to be in lieu of their present certificates, which shall continue in force until such new ones shall be issued in their stead.

Approved March 4, 1859.

CHAPTER LII.

An Act to incorporate the Boiling Spring Bleaching Works.

corporators.

powers.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Names of the State of New Jersey, That Lewis P. Mead, James Fisher Hind, and John R. Stewart, and the survivors and survivor of them, and all such persons as may be associated with them or the said survivors, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name and style of "The Boiling Spring Bleaching Company,” to be located in the township of Union, in the county of Bergen, and state of New Jersey, for the purpose of carrying on the business of bleaching and finishing cotton and woolen goods, and erecting and constructing buildings and such other improvements on their lands as may be useful or necessary for the purpose aforesaid; and by that name they General and their successors shall have succession and continue a body corporate and politic, and shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, suing, pleading, defending, and answering, and being sued, impleaded, defended, and answered unto, in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of actions, suits, and complaints, matters, and causes whatsoever, and of doing, and causing to be done, all acts needful for the proper management of the funds and property of said corporation, and carrying on the business for which the said corporation is created; and they and their successors may acquire, purchase, receive, have, hold, enjoy and sell or otherwise dispose of such personal and real estate as may be necessary or useful for the said cor. poration to carry on the manufacturing operations before mentioned; provided always, that the funds of the said Proviso. corporation, or any part thereof, shall not be used in bank. ing operations; and provided also, that the said the Boiling Proviso. Spring Bleaching Company shall not divert the water which

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