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relief of persons imprisoned for debt, passed the eighteenth of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, as is not repealed by the supplement passed November seventeenth one thousand eight hundred and nine, together with the said supplement, entitled A supple. Comp.214. ment to the act entitled An act to revive and extend the act entitled An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt, be and the same are hereby revived, and every matter and thing in said act and supplement contained, continued in force for the benefit of all and every person or persons who now are or hereafter may be in actual confinement for debt or dam. ages in the common prison of any county within this state.

[Rev. 184)

AN ACT to repeal in part an act entitled An act

for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,"
passed November first, one thousand eight hun-
dred and ten.

Passed February 11, 1811.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the coun. cil and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act entitled “An act for the relief of Comp. 216 persons imprisoned for debt,” passed the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten, be and the same is hereby repealed, so far forth as relates to debts contracted before the passing of the same-Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent those who are in ac. tual confinement at this time in any of the jails

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of this state from taking the benefit of the above recited act.

[It appears by the three foregoing acts, pages 212, to 218, of this Comp. that the act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,Rev. 184 to 189, is tended to all persons who hereafter may be iu actual confinement for debts contracted BEFORE Nov. 1, 1810.

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AN ACT to repeal part of two certain acts re

specting the great road leading from Perth-Amboy to Salem.

Passed November 24, 1809.

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328.]

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 so much of the eighteenth section of the act entitled An act making provision for work

ing and repairing the highways, passed the Sec. 18. sixteenth day of March seventeen hundred

and ninety-eight; and so much of the six[Rev.3897 teenth section of the act entitled An act rela

tive to the laying out, vacating and altering of roads, passed the first day of June, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, as confirms and de. clares unalterable the great road from PerthAmboy to Salem, be and the same is hereby repealed. And the said road shall hereafter be subject to be vacated and altered by the surveyors of the highways in the manner prescibed by the laws now or which hereafter may be in force for laying out and repairing the highways in this state. Provided always, That nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize contracting any part of the said road which passes through any town or village to a less width than is now opened and established.

AN ACT respecting writs of scire faciası

Passed November 28, 1809.

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, no judgment shall be entered in any of the courts of record in this state on suits which shall be commenced by writs of scire facias, or execution issue on judgments attempted to be re- Scire favived by scire facias, unless the sheriff or of. cias to be

served, ficer to whom the writ is directed, shall actual

have served the same, either personally on the defendant or by leaving a copy of the writ with some white person of the age of fourteen years at least at his or her usual place of abode, at least six entire days before its return, or as directed in the next section of this act. 2. And be it enacted, That whenever a writ

or publisko of scire facias shall issue either to recover a ed four forfeited recognizance, or to revive a judgment, weeks. and the defendant has removed out of the jurisdiction of the court issuing the process or cannot be found by the officer to whom the writ is directed, it shall be lawful for the plaintiff, after having caused the writ to be published at least four weeks in one of the public papers of this state and in one public paper in each of the states of New York and Pennsylvania; or after having caused a copy of the said writ to be served on the defendant at least twelve days before the return thereof; and on proof to the said court that the said notice has been given, or the said copy served as aforesaid, in either case to proceed as though the writ had been served in the manner prescribed by the first section of this act.

[3. Repeals the act of 14th March, 1806, of the same title of this law.]

[Rev.374)

A Supplement to an act entitled An act to issue

commissions for the examination of witnesses, and to take their depositions in certain cases, passed the eighteenth day of February, one thou. sand seven hundred and ninety-nine.

Passed November 29, 1809.

sions to take de,

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 if a material witness in any action or suit Quarter of a civil nature in the court of general-quarsessions may issue

ter sessions of the peace of this state reside out commis. of this state, or if in this state he ancient or very

infirm, or be sick, or bound on a voyage, or positions about to go out of this state, it shall and may of non-res- be lawful for the said court in which such acany suit of tion or suit is depending, on affidavit or proof a civil na- thereof to the satisfaction of the said court, and turę.

upon motion made by or in behalf of either party in open court, and on such terms as the said court shall direct, to award and issue under the seal of the said court a commission to such person or persons as the said court may think fit, authorizing such person or persons to proceed in taking such depositions in the same manner as is directed in the act to which

this is a supplement, for commissioners ap. [Rev.374] pointed by the superior courts, and every thing

therein contained respecting taking depositions to extend in as full and as ample a manner in all cases of a civil nature to the court of gen. eral quarter-sessions of the peace as is therein directed to the superior courts.

AN ACT authorizing the printed laws of this state

to be read in evidence in any court in this state.

Passed October 31, 1810.

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 the laws heretofore printed, and also that may hereafter be printed by the authority of this state, shall before any court in this state be received in evidence, any thing in any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

AN ACT to tax Bank-Stock.

Passed November 2, 1810.

Banks.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the coun. cil and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the president and directors of "the New. ark banking and insurance company;" the president and directors of the branch of the See alphaNewark banking and insurance company es-betical retablished at the city of Jersey, and commonly private called “the Jersey bank;" the president and laws, title directors of“ the Trenton banking company;" and “the president and directors of the NewBrunswick bank ;' be and they are hereby respectively required to pay or cause to be paid into the treasury of this state, on or before the first day of January next, and on or before the first day of January in every year thereafter, the one half of one per cent upon the whole amount of capital stock actually subscribed and paid in, and which shall hereafter

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