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advisable to re-organize the society by the election of its several officers, and the admission of the attending physicians as members, confiding in the clemency and wisdom of the legislature to ratify and confirm such their proceedings, and praying their aid in the premises : And whereas the legislature are desirous of again enabling the society to carry into effect the good purposes of their institution :- Wherefore,

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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 acts and proceedings of the Medical Society of New Jersey, consented and agreed Proceed. to at their meeting in the month of June last, ings of (so far forth as respects the choice of their sey

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confirmed. eral officers and the admission of a number of new members) shall be and the same are hereby declared to be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes as if done and executed by a quorum of the said society constituted agreeably to the fifth section of the act entitled "An act for incorporating a certain number of the physicians and surgeons of this state, by [Rev. 1013 the style and title of The Medical Society of New Jersey ;” any thing in the said act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

And to prevent the like inconvenience in future,

2. Be it further enacted, That the fifth section of the before recited act shall be and the

Numberto same hereby is repealed, and in lieu thereof, constitute It is enacted, That the said society or any nine a quorum. of the members when met, whereof the president or vice-president and one of the secretaries always to be a part, shall constitute a

quorum to do all business relative to the 50. ciety. Provided always, That no measure entered into at any meeting of the society, where not more than thirteen members are present, shall be binding, unless seven be consenting thereto; and in all other cases where more than thirteen are present a majority of the members shall decide.

3. And be it enacted, That so much of the fourth section of the before recited act as re

quires the annual choice of officers to be on Time of the first Tuesday in November, shall be and meeting the same is hereby repealed ; and henceforth

it shall and may be lawful for the members of the said society to meet and elect their officers and to transact the other business of the society on the second Tuesday in June yearly and every year.

AN ACT relative to the corporation for the relief

of the widows and children of clergymen in the communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America, and for instituting a new corporation in this state for similar purposes.

Passed December 3, 1807.

Preamble.

WHEREAS the corporation for the relief

of the widows and children of clergymen in the communion of the Protestant Episcopal church in America, consisting of members residing in the several states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, and having for its object to afford relief to the widows and children of clergymen of that description in those states has been

found too extensive, and the residence of the members in different states, many of them at a great distance from each other, renders the transaction of business difficult and precarious, and proves an obstacle to the due execution of their charitable insti. tution; for which reason the corporation have determined to divide their property, so as to create a separate fund for the relief of widows and children of clergymen of the above description, in cach of the said states, to be committed to the management of the members of the corporation and their successors, residing in the said states respectively. And whereas the aid of the legis. lature in the premises appears to be requisite ; Therefore,

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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 Henry Waddell, Charles H. Wharton, Corpora; John Croes, Samuel Meredith, Samuel Og. den, John Stevens, Joshua M. Wallace, Robert Morris, William Chetwood, William Coxe, Charles Higbee, Jonathan Rhea, Joseph M'Ilvaine, George Hancock, and James Parker, and all the other members of the said existing corporation, who now reside in the state of New Jersey, shall be, and become and are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic in the law by the name and style of “The corporation for the relief of widows and Name. children of clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state of New Jersey," and shall have the like succession, powers and ca- Powers, pacities, and be subject to the like restrictions, &c. laws and regulations as the said corporation is

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by law subject or entitled to; except that the said persons to be relieved by the said corporation hereby instituted, shall be the widows and children of clergymen of the above description, who resided, or shall hereafter have resided in this state, and no others.

2. And be it enacted, That Henry Waddell, Officers.

shall be the first president, William Coxe, the first treasurer, and John Croes, the first secretary of the said corporation.

3. And be it enacted, That when the said former corporation shall signify their assent

thereto, under their common seal, and deliver corpora

or assign to the corporation hereby created, their dividend or share of the said trust property, the said former corporation shall cease to exist within this state, to all intents and purposes soever.

And in order to facilitate the transaction of business by the said corporation hereby created,

4. Be it further enacted, That seven of the members of the said corporation duly assem

bled, shall be a sufficient number for the transQuorum. action of all business appertaining to their in

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tion to cease.

AN ACT for the better regulation of fishing in the Hackensack river in the county of Bergen.

Passed December 3, 1807.

WHEREAS the laws for regulating the fish

eries in Hackensack river, in the county of Preamble.

Bergen, heretofore passed are found to be

injurious to the inhabitants who are or may [Rev. 79) be entitled to the right of fishing in said

river: for remedy whereof,

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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, ObstrucThat from and after the passing of this act notions not person or persons whatsoever, shall be allowed to be

placed in to affix, fasten or set any net or nets or other the river. device or devices in said river that may tend to obstruct or hinder the fish from going up or down the same, which shall extend to more than one fourth part of the width of said river at any one place, leaving the river free and clear of any such obstruction. Provided always, That nothing in this act contained, shall extend to prevent any person or persons from drawing or sweeping with seines or nets as heretofore.

2. And be it enacted, That all and every person or persons whatsoever who shall fix, fasten, or set any net or nets, device or devices (or cause the same to be done) contrary to the provisions of the preceding section of this act, Penalty. shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifteen dollars for every such offence to be recovered by action of debt, before any justice of the peace of said county, with costs of suit, to be applied one half thereof to the use of the poor of the township where the offence shall have been committed, and the other half to any person or persons who shall sue for and prosecute the same to effect.

3. And be it enacted, That that the act enti-acts retled “ An act for the regulation of the fisheries pealed. in Hackensack river,” passed the second day of November, seventeen hundred and eighty

[Rev. 79] six, and the supplement thereto passed the twenty-seventh day of November eighteen hundred and six, be and the same are hereby repealed.

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