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That from and after the passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to rake, tong or otherwise gather or carry away, any oysters, other than wading in and picking up by hand the same, within the following bounds in the river commonly called or known by the name of the North or Navesink river, laying within the county of Monmouth, and dividing the township of Shrewsbury from the township of Middletown, above a direct line from the store-house of Barnes I. Smock on the Shrewsbury side of said river, to the dwelling house of Thomas Layton on the Middletown side of the river aforesaid, for the term of ten years from the passing of this act; and if any person or persons shall be found offending against the true intent and meaning of this act, he, she or they so offending shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of ten dollars, to be prosecuted for in an action of debt with costs of suit, before any justice of the peace in the county of Monmouth, by any person who shall sue for the same, the one half to and for the use of the prosecutor, and the other half to be paid to the county collector to and for the use of the poor of said county, any thing in the above recited act to which this is a supplement to the contrary notwithstanding.

(Rev. 329]

A supplement to the act entitled “ An act for sup

pressing Vice and Immorality," passed March sixteenth; seventeen hundred and ninety-eight.

Passed February 21, 1811.

Preamble.

WHEREAS it

appears from experience that the law for suppressing vice and immorality,

to which this is a supplement, has not had the desired effect, part:cularly with respect to persons who interrupt or disturb any assembly of people met for religious worship _Therefore

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is disturbing

Penalty for hereby enacted by the authority of the same, religious That if any person or persons whatsoever,

worship either on the first day of the week, called Sunday, or on any other day or time, shall wilfully and of purpose disquiet, interrupt or disturb any assembly of people met for religious worship, either by making a noise or by rude and indecent behavior or prophane discourse; whether within their place of worship or out of it so near the same as to disturb the order and solemnity of the meeting, then every person so offending and being thereof legally convicted before any justice of the peace of the county, or any mayor, recorder or alderman of any city or town corporate where the offence shall be committed, upon the view or personal knowledge of the said justice, or confession of the offender, or proof of any witness or witnesses, upon oath or affirmation, shall for every such offence forfeit and pay to the use of the poor of the township where such offence shall be committed the sum of ten dollars, to be levied, recovered and applied in the manner and form prescribed in the first section of the act to which this is a supplement; and in case no distress can be had whereby to levy the said forfeitures, as in the said section is prescribed, thenevery suchoffender shall, by a warrant under the hand and seal of the said justice, or the said mayor, recorder or alderman, be

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committed to the common jail for said county, city or town corporate, where the offence shall be committed, to be certainly expressed in said warrant for a term not exceeding ten days.

And whereas it may so happen that persons from a distance or from another county or statemay disturb or interrupt a religious meeting, and no magistrate being at hand to issue, or no constable to serve a warrant for his or their apprehension, the offender or offenders may escape punishment,

2. Be it enacted, That any member of any apprehend church or religious society which may be offenders.

disturbed or interrupted in their meetings, or any other person or persons being citizens of this state and freeholders within the same, shall be and are hereby authorized to apprehend any and every such person so disturbing and interrupting them, immediately, and take him or them before a magistrate as soon as conveniently may be, in order that he or they so offending may be dealt with according to law, and every such member or citizen as aforesaid, who may hereafter perform this service, shall be entitled to the same assistance and protection, and shall be under the same restrictions and liabilities, as a constable would be on the same occasion.

3. And be it enacted, That if any person or Offenders on Sunday persons shall disturh or interrupt any religious

meeting as aforesaid on the first day of the week, called Sunday, it shall be lawful for any constable or member of the meeting, and a citizen or freeholder as aforesaid, to apprehend such person or persons immediately, and detain him or them until the next day, then to be dealt with according to law, unless said of. fender or offenders shall give sufficient securi

may be

detained.

ty before some magistrate, to appear at any time and place that he may direct, to answer the charges preferred against him or them, in which case it shall be lawful for said magistrate to discharge such offender or offenders.

4. And be it enacted, That the thirteenth (Rev. 332) section of the act entitled “ An act for sup. 13th secpressing vice and immorality,” and so much tion of for. of the same or any other act as comes within mer act the purview of this act, be, and the same is repealed. hereby repealed.

AN ACT concerning writs of error and writs of

certiorari.

limited to 18 months.

Passed February 22, 1811. 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 no writ of certiorari shall be allowed or certiorari brought on any judgment, order or proceeding, that shall have been entered or obtained in any court of record of this state, unless the same is issued and returned in eighteen months after the passing of this act, and on all judgments, orders or proceedings, that may here. after be entered or obtained, unless the same is issued and returned in eighteen months after entering the same.

2. And be it enacted, That no appeal from the decrees of the court of chancery, or writs of error, shall be brought or allowed on any years. decree or judgment, that shall have been entered or obtained, unless the same shall be within three years after the passing of this act, and on all decrees or judgments that may

Writs of
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hereafter be obtained, unless, the same be brought within three years after rendering the said decree or judgment : Provided, That where the person entitled to such appeal or writ of error, be an infant, seme covert, or in, sane, then within three years after such disa

bility. [Rev. 346]

3. And be it enacted, That so much of all such acts and parts of acts as comes within the purview of this act, be and the same is hereby repealed.

[Rev.454]

A Supplement to the act entitled « An act direct

ing the mode of entering judgments upon bonds with warrants to confess judgments,” passed the ninth of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight,

Passed February 22, 1811.

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 bonds and other obligations given for

the payment of money only, together with a How to be warrant to confess judgment thereon, shall be entered.

entered asin and by the first and second sections of the act to which this is a supplement is directed, and not otherwise ; and that the following and no other fees shall be allowed, viz. to the plaintiff for the copy of the bond and warrant, entering the proceedings thereon, attending upon the judge to obtain the judgment,

and delivering the same to the clerk to be filed, Fees.

two dollars ; to the justice or judge for inspecting the bond and warrant, examining the copies and entering and signing the judgment,

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