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cer before whom it was made, then every such instrument or deed of manumission, so acknowledged or proved and certified, shall be received in evidence in any court of this state, as if the same were then and there produced and proved.
3. And be it enacted, That it shall be the
duty of the clerk of the court of common pleas record in- of the county in which the owner of the slave Struments resided, at the time of executing the instru, mission. ment of manumission, to record in a well bound
book of good paper, to be provided for that purpose and carefully preserved, every such instrument or deed of manumission, acknowledged or proved, and certified to have been acknowledged or proved in manner aforesaid, together with the acknowledgment or proof, and certificate written on or under the same, which shall be delivered to him to be recorded, to which book every person shall have access at proper hours, and be entitled to transcripts from the same, on paying the fees allowed by law.
4. And be it enacted, That the record aforeSuch re. said of such instrument or deed of manumistranscript sion, and the transcript of such record, certi
fied to be a true transcript, by the clerk in certified
whose office the said record is kept, shall be clerk, to received in evidence, in any court of this state, be receiv. and be as good, effectual and available in law,
as if the original instrument or deed of manumission were then and there produced and
5. And be it enacted, That the said clerk give a cer: shall give a certificate to the person who shall every in. bring
any such instrument or deed of manustrument mission, mentioning therein the time when it mission, & was delivered to him, or brought to his office
to be recorded, its date, and the names of the when reparties to it, and shall certify on or under the corded re
turn such said instrument the day of the month and the instruyear when he received it, and the name and ment. number of the book, and page or pages, in which it is recorded, and shall, when recorded, deliver it to the party entitled to it, or his or her order.
6. And be it enacted, That for services done by virtue of this act, and the act to which it is a supplement, the following and no other fees shall be allowed :
For recording every deed of manumission Fees. with the acknowldgement or proof and certificate, for every sheet,
five cents. For every copy of the same or of the certificate, for each sheet,
five cents. For every receipt of a deed of manumission,
six cents. For every search,
seven cents. 7. And be it enacted, That if any clerk shall neglect or refuse to perform any service or
Penalty on duty required of him by this act, or by the act clerk. to which this is a supplement, he shall for every such neglect or refusal, forfeit and pay fifty dollars, to be recovered, with costs, by action of debt, by the county collector, and paid to the treasurer of this state, for the use of the state, and also shall be liable for all damages which the party aggrieved shall have sustained by reason of the non-performance of such service or duty.
AN ACT to repeal an act, entitled “ Anact to confirm
and establish the charter rights and privileges of the [Rev. 94]
Borough of Elizabeth,” so far as the same extends to that part of the said Borough lying within the limits of the township of Rahway.
Passed November 6, 1805.
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 act entitled “ An act to establish and confirm the charter rights and privileges of the Borough of Elizabeth,” passed the twentyeighth day of November, in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, so far as the said act includes and relates to that part of the said borough lying within the limits of the township of Rahway, be and the same is hereby repealed.
AN ACT to alter the time of holding the annual
town-meetings in the townships of Montague, Sandistown and Walpack in the county of Sussex.
Passed November 11, 1805.
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 annual town-meetings in the townships of Montague, Sandistown and Walpack, in the county of Sussex, shall be held on the second Monday in March annually, any law to the contrary notwithstanding,
AN ACT to erect and set off a new township from
the township of Mendham, in the county of Morris, to be known by the name of the township of Randolph.
Passed November 13, 1805.
WHEREAS a number of the inhabitants of Preamble?
the township of Mendham in the county of Morris, by their petition have set forth, that they have long labored 'under many and great difficulties by reason of the great length of the said township; for remedy whereof,
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 all that part of the township of Mendham Boundain the county of Morris, lying to the northward of the following line, to wit:-Beginning in the line of the township of Chester, at or near a bridge on the western side of the township of Mendham, known by the name of Horton's bridge, and thence running north eighty degrees forty-two minutes east, to a place one rod north of Nathaniel Clarke's dwelling-house, and from thence on the same course to the line of the township of Morris in said county, shall be set off from the township of Mendham, and the same shall be made a separate township, to be called and known by the name of “ The township of Randolph.” 2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants
Powers & of the said township of Randolph shall be, and
privileges. they are hereby vested with, and entitled to all the powers, privileges and authorities, and shall be and are hereby made subject to the like regulations and government which the inhabitants of the aforesaid township of Mend
hain are subject and entitled to, and that the inhabitants of the said township of Randolph shall be, and they are hereby incorporated, styled and known by the name of the inhabitants of the township of Randolph in the counof Morris, and entitled to all the privileges, authorities and advantages that the other townships in the said county are entitled to, by virtue of an act entitled An act incorporating the inhabitants of townships, designating their
powers and regulating their meetings, passed (Rev. 276] the twenty-first day of February, in the year of
our Lord, seventeen hundred and ninety-eight.
[Remainder of this act relates to the time and place of the township meetings, division of property and apa portionment of the poor.
AN ACT to alter the boundary line between the
townships of Randolph and Chester, in the county of Morris.
Passed March 5, 1806.
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, Comp. 145 That all that part of the township of Randolph
in the county of Morris, lying west of the following line, beginning at the bridge of William Coleman's, thence up the line between Thomas Logan and Barnabas Horton, until it strikes the road at the bridge near Elias Briants, thence up the road on the line of Barnabas Horton, until it strikes the line of the township of Chester, be and is hereby set off and annexed to the township of Chester.