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be sufficient to discharge such demand with reasonable cost, to any person who will pay such demand for the shortest term, and it shall be lawful for such manager to make and execute a lease to such purchaser for such term, which said lease shall be good and effectual in
law and shall vest the possession thereof in the Further duty of
purchaser, and bar the owner and all others managers. during the term. And in all places where a
sluice, dam, stopping or water-works is or shall be laid off, to be supported or upheld by a certain portion of said meadow or the owners or possessors thereof, it shall be the duty of any manager appointed as aforesaid, to stop any breach in such dam and to erect and lay any new sluice or erect any other water-works that may be necessary, and to keep the whole in good repair ; and to enable such manager to do and perform the same it shall be lawful for him to make assessments from time to time on the valuation of each owner's or possessor's meadow made by the commissioners under the before recited act, and in case any owner or possessor shall neglect or refuse to pay or discharge the sum for which he or she may be so charged on any such assessment, then it shall be lawful for the said manager to proceed against him or her for the recovery thereof, in the manner herein before mentioned, or by action of debt, in which case he shall produce the assessment in evidence, and it shall be necessay in either case before he shall proceed that his account shall be attested by his oath or affirmation. And that every such manager shall at the annual meeting of the said company produce such assessment, together with an account of his expenditures for the preceding year, and pay over the balance if any
in his hands to the succeeding manager or managers to be appropriated to the purposes for which such assessments were made.
5. And be it enacted, That in all cases in which the operation of this supplement shall be When this commenced in the manner directed in the first become a section, it shall become a law of this state, any law. thing in the before-recited act, to which this is a supplement, or any law, usage or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.
A Supplement to an act entitled “ An act respecto
ing suits for the recovery of monies due to the [Rev. 452]
Passed November 28, 1806.
WHEREAS it appears by the report of the
treasurer of this state, that there are divers accounts still unsettled on which monies are stated to be due to this state, and it is expedient that a settlement thereof be speedily effected: And whereas it may so happen that delinquencies may hereafter arise, and that fines and forfeitures made payable to the use of this state at the treasury office may be incurred, which it
may be necessary to prosccute for the recovery thereof
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 it shall be the duty of the treasurer of this state and of the secretary of state, in cases ap- Suits in pertaining to their offices, to commence suits the name in the name of the state of New Jersey, in the of the
supreme court of judicature, for the recovery of all sums of money now due or which may hereafter become due to this state, and the same to prosecute to final judgment in the said su. preme court, with costs of suit—any law to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
AN ACT to alter the time of holding the Februa
ry term of the courts of common pleas and quarter sessions of the peace in the county of Cumberland.
Passed November 19, 1807.
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 courts of common pleas and general (Rev.303]
quarter sessions of the peace in and for the county of Cumberland, shall be held annually on the third Tuesday of Februrry, instead of the last Tuesday, as heretofore, any thing in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding:
AN ACT to prohibit tavern-keepers, store-keep
ers, confectioners and hucksters, from entertaining minors, under the age of twenty-one years, at colleges, academies and schools, for the purposes of instruction, and from selling to them
Passed November 20, 1807.
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 from and after the passing of this act, it shall be unlawful for any tavern-keeper in this state, to receive and entertain at his or her house keepers of public entertainment, any minor under the not to en: age of twenty-one years, who is a scholar or nors, who member of any college, academy or school are schol: within this state. And if any such tavern-keeper shall receive and entertain any such minor or scholar, or sell, or directly or indirectly supply him with any wine, ardent spirits, porter, or strong drink of any kind, he or she shall for each offence forfeit and pay the sum of ten dol
Penalty lars, to be recovered by action of debt, with costs of suit, by the parent or guardian of such minor, or by any other person who shall sue for the same, one half of which penalty shall belong to the person so prosecuting, and the other half to the college, academy or school, of which such minor may be a member. Provided always, That nothing in this act, shall prevent the reasonable entertainment of such minor in coming to or returning from such college, academy, or school, and until he is provided with lodging and board, according to the usage and practice of such college, academy, or school.
2. And be it enacted, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall be unlawful for any store-keeper, confectioner, or huckster,
, • within this state, to sell, or directly or indirect- &c. not to
ly to supply any minor, who is a member of supply
pal master, or teacher, of the said college, academy, or school : and if any store-keeper, confectioner or huckster, shall sell, or directly or indirectly supply any such minor, with the said liquors, or any of them, without such permission, he or she shall for each offence forfeit
the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by acPenalty. tion of debt, with costs of suit, by any such
parent or guardian, or by any other person who shall sue for the same, one half of which penalty shall belong to the person so prosecuting, and the other half to the college, academy, or school, of which such minor is a member.
AN ACT to ratify and confirm the proceedings
of the Medical Society of New-Jersey.
Passed December 1, 1807.
THE Medical Society of New-Jersey, having
by their memorial to the legislature set forth, that by reason of the death of a considerable number of their members, the removal of
several others, and the present scattered sitPreamble,
uation of the remainder, it has become very difficult, if not impracticable, to convene the number requisite by their charter to form a quorum to transact thé ordinary business of the society, whereby several years have elapsed without their being able to constitute a board : And it being further represented, that by special notice a meeting was called to be held in the city of New-Brunswick in the month of June last when nine members only were assembled, (although a number of other respectable practitioners attended by invitation --notwithstanding, it was deemed