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annually, to be paid by the treasurer of this state, on a certificate signed by the governor or vice-president, by order of council, seven of whom shall be a quorum.

AN ACT to revive and continue in force an act

entitled “ An act to authorize aliens to purchase and hold real estate within this state.”

Passed November 17, 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, [Rev. 123. That the act entitled An act to authorize aliens 452] to purchase and hold real estates within this

state, passed the sixth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, be, and the same is hereby revived and continued in force for five years, * and from thence to the end of the next session of the legislature : Provided always nevertheless, That any foreigner or foreigners, alien or aliens, shall, previously to such purchase or purchases, declare his or their intention to become a citizen or citizens, agreeably to the existing laws of the United States on that subject.

* Will expire in 1812.

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AN ACT to incorporate a part of the township of

Newark, in the county of Essex, in a separate
township, to be called the township of Orange.

Passed November 26, 1806.

Boundaries.

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 Newark, in the county of Essex, lying and being within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a spring called the Boiling Spring, on the land of Stephen D. Day, running thence in a straight line southwardly to the bridge in the highway near David Peck's; thence running southwardly in a straight line to a bridge in the highway near Sayres Roberts, in Camptown; thence southwardly in a straight line to Elizabeth township line, where it crosses Elizabeth river ; thence along the line of Elizabeth-township to the line of Springfield township; thence along the same to the line of Caldwell township ; thence along the line of said township to a point on the first mountain called Stephen Crane's Notch; thence southwardly to Turkey Eagle rock; thence castwardly to a bridge in the highway near Phineas Crane’s; thence eastwardly to a bridge in the highway between the house of Silas Dod and Nathaniel Dod; thence in a straight line to the Boiling Spring, the place of be. ginning; shall be and the same is hereby set off from the township of Newark, and the same is hereby established a separate township, to be called the township of Orange.

2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the township of Orange shall be and are hereby invested with and entitled to all the

Name.

&c.

Powers, powers, privilegss and authorities, and shall privileges, be and are hereby made subject to the like

regulations and government which the inhabi. tants of the aforesaid township of Newark were subject and entitled to; and that the inhabitants of the township of Orange be and are hereby incorporated, styled and known by the name of the inhabitants of the township of Orange, in the county of Essex, and entitled to all the privileges, advantages, and authorities that the

other townships in the said county are entitled [Rev. 276] to by virtue of an act entitled An act incorpo

rating the inhabitants of townships, designating their powers, and regulating their meetings, passed the twenty-first day of February, one thousand seven hindred and ninety-eight.

[Rest of the act, relates to town-meetings, division of money and poor.]

AN ACT concerning the eastern boundary of

the state of New-Jersey.

Passed November 21, 1806.

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WHEREAS king Charles the second, granta Preamble. ed to James, duke of York sundry tracts of

land in America whereof the now state of New Jersey and the now state of New York were then part, together with all the islands, soils, rivers, waters, harbors, royalties and certain

government in and over the same : And whereas James duke of York granted the then province and now state of New-Jersey, being described in the said grant as a tract of land adjacent to NewEngland, and lying and being to the westward of Long-Island and Manhattan's-Island, and bounded on the east in part by the main sea and in part by Hudson river, to

gether with the said royalties and powers of government over the same, to John lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret, and their assigns, who used and exersised all such royalties and powers of government until they surrendered the same unto the crown of Great Britain: And whereas afterwards the said respective provinces of New Jersey and New-York became several independentsove. reign states, in virtue whercof and of the premises aforesaid the said state of New Jersey became vested with full right and lawful authority to exercise jurisdiction in and over the said Hudson river and the said main sea, and all the ports, harbors and havens lying adjacent to and along the Jersey shore and coast in such manner as belongs to a sovereign and independent state to use and exercise : And whereas it is highly expedient that the state of New-York and the , state of New Jersey should enter into a mu. tual agreement in respect to the exercise of their several and respective jurisdictions and their several claims of territory wherever they may be supposed to interfere, in such way as may best promote mutual accommodation, harmony and good understanding between them forever : To these ends, therefore,

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 Aaron Ogden, William S. Pennington, Commis. James Parker, Lewis Condict, and Alexander sioners, C. Macwhorter, esquires, or a majority of them, their pow be commissioners with full power and authority in behalf of New Jersey, to meet and make

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a final agreement in regard to the premises, with commissioners in behalf of the state of New-York, to be appointed by a law of that state with like full powers, if to them it shall seem expedient, in such manner as finally to settle the limits and extent within which they shall exercise their rights of jurisdiction respectively in and over all the waters lying and being between the shores of the said states respectively, and further, finally to settle and determine the eastern boundary line of the state of New Jersey as to them by mutual agreement may seem just and reasonable ; which agreement in writing, signed and sealed by the said commissioners respectively, if made on or before the fifteenth day of Novem. ber next, shall become binding on this state when confirmed by the respective legislatures of New-York and New-Jersey.

2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners do meet at such times and places as may be mutually agreed on between them.

3. And be it enacted, That the governor of

this state shall immediately transmit to the Dnty of governor of New-York a copy of this act, duly governor. certified, in order that he may lay the same be

fore the legislature of that state at their next session ; and that the said governor of this state, have power to appoint a commissioner or commissioners for the purposes aforesaid in behalf of the state of New-Jersey in the room of any commissioner or commissioners named herein who may die or decline to act as such.

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