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voted for as aforesaid, together with the number of votes received for each of them, and shall transmit the same, at the expense of the state, to the governor or person administering the government, within seven days thereafter, having first caused a duplicate thereof to be filed in his office, together with the lists from the said townships.

5. And be it enacted, That the governor or person administering the government of this

state, shall within five days after receiving the of govern. said list, lay the same before a privy council to council.

be by him summoned for that purpose, and after casting up the whole number of votes from the several counties, for each candidate, the said

governor, or person administering the government, and privy council, shail determine the eight persons who have the greatest number of votes from the whole state, for electors; which eight persons the governor or person administering the government, shall forthwith commission under the great seal of the state, to meet and vote for president and vice-president of the United States ; and the governor or person administering the government, and privy-council, shall also determine the six persons who have the greatest number of votes from the whole state, for representatives in congress of the United States, from this state ; which six persons, the governor or person administering the government, shall forthwith commission, under the great seal of the state, to represent this state in the house of representatives of the congress of the United States during the eleventh congress.

6. And be it enacted, That if any vacancy Vacancies how to be or vacancies, hy death, removal or otherwise, filled. of such electors, shall happen between the

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time of their election and the day which shall
be fixed for the execution of the duties re-
quired of them by the constitution of the U.
nited States, it shall be lawful for the governor,
or person administering the government, to fill
up such vacancy or vacancies which may so
happen.
7. And be it enacted, That it shall be the

Future e. duty of the clerks of the courts of common

lections pleas, in the several counties of this state, on how to be the first Monday in September of every cond year, from the first Monday in September next, to receive nominations, in manner prescribed by the first section of this act, for persons to serve as representatives from this state in the congress of the United States, who shall be elected at the same time with the members of the state legislature, sheriffs and coroners, except when electors of president and vice-president are to be chosen, as is hereafter directed. And it shall be the duty of the said clerks, on the first Monday in September in

year, from the first Monday in September next, to receive nominations as aforesaid, for persons to serve as electors of president and vice-president of the United States. And in every fourth year when electors are to be chosen, the representatives in congress shall be elected at the same time with said electors, and the election shall on these occasions commence on the first Tuesday in November, following the day of nomination, and in all respects be conducted as the election authorized by this act, to be holden on said first Tuesday in November next, is directed to be conducted. And whenever the time shall arrive to nominate and elect said representatives or said electors and representatives, the same

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duties are hereby enjoined on the clerks of the several counties and townships in this state, on the officers of election, on the governor or person administering the government, the privycouncil, and all other persons concerned, as are herein before prescribed by this act, or as shall be required by any law then in force; and the same fees and compensations are allowed, the same penalties and forfeitures incurred, and the same provisions, restrictions and regulations shall be observed, as are by this act directed.

8. And be it enacted, That the number of Number of

electors and representatives to be chosen by represent. virtue of this act at any time after the next

election, shall be such as the state of New Jersey may by the then existing laws of the United States be authorized to appoint.

9. And be it enacted, That the electors so

chosen, shall meet in the state-house at TrenElectors, ton, on the day which the congress of the U.

nited States hath appointed, or shall appoint for that purpose, and shall then and there proceed

to execute the duties and services required of [Rev. 102] them by the constitution of the United States,

in the manner therein prescribed ; and the said electors shall receive for their services, the daily pay and other allowances which at such time

shall be allowed by law to the members of the Pay, legislature of this state, to be paid by the trea

surer of the state, on warrants to be signed by the president of said electors, and the warrant in favor of said president, signed by a majority of the electors.

10. And be it enacted, That all acts and Repealing parts of acts, coming within the purview of clause. this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

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lection.

This section repeals the act of 3rd March, 1806, except the sixth section, which is as follows :

And be it enacted, That if a vacancy or vacancies shall happen in the representation of Vacancies this state, in the house of representatives of gov, to or. the congress of the United States, by death or der an eotherwise, the governor or person

administer ing the government of the state, shall

, by proclation, direct a new election to fill up such vacancy or vacancies, at such time as to him shall seem proper, and shall also direct the times for the several clerks, judges and inspectors to perform the several duties of them required, and after receiving the list of the votes of the candidate or candidates, shall lay the same before a privy-council, and having with them, determined the person or persons duly elected, shall commission him or them accordingly.

A supplement to an act entitled " An act respecting

[Rev. 195) coroners,” passed the eight day of March, seventeen hundred and ninety-six.

Passed November 20, 1801.

WHEREAS inconveniences have arisen

where the bodies of persons have been found Preamble. dead, and lying for want of a coroner to hold an inquest over the same in due time :For remedy whereof,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the coun- In what cil and general assembly of this state, and it is tice of the hereby enacted by the authority of the same, peace may That if it shall at any time hereafter so happen, quests,&c. that a coroner cannot be had in due time to

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take inquests of deaths in prison, or any violent sudden or casual deaths within his county, then and in such case, it shall be the duty of any justice of the peace in the county where such death may happen, or dead body be found, on notice thereof, to make out a precept, directed to any constable of the county where such dead body is found, or lying, requiring him to summon a jury of good and lawful men, of the same county, to appear before him, at the time and place in such precept mentioned, to enquire in what manner the person then lying dead, came to his or her death, and of such other matters relating to the same as shall be lawfully required of them, according to the evidence. And it shall be the duty of said justice to do all and every other thing and things, in manner and form which is required of a coroner to do in the premises, and shall be entitled to the same fees for his services, and subject to the same fine for neglect of the duties required of him in this law; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

[Rev. 26]

A supplement to an act entitled “ An act for the set

tlement and relief of the poor.”

Passed November 23, 1801.

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, Who shall That the president of the board of trustees of poor chil. every poor-house now established, or that here

after may be established in any county of this state, and where no trustees are or shall be

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