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ings thereafter, shall be held on the second Tuesday of March, annually, at such place as the electors of the said township shall, from time to time, direct and appoint.
AN ACT to institute a Market at the city of New
Brunswick for the sale of live-stock.
Passed November 23, 1802.
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 and may be lawful to hold a public market for the sale of live-stock ; namely, Market for horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, in the months the the sale of April and November, annually, at such place stock, within the limits of the corporation of the city of New Brunswick, from the hour of seven when to be in the forenoon till the hour of four in the after- held; noon, of any number of successive days, not exceeding four, in the said months respectively, as the corporation of the said city shall, from time to time, appoint.
2. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporation to pass ordi
and bow nances and bye-laws for the regulation of the be regusaid market ; Provided always, That the same be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state.
AN ACT to regulate the payment of pensions to
invalids and widows.
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 person or persons whatsoever, who are or shall be entitled to receive from the treasurer of this state, any money on account of warrants to widows or invalid pensioners, shall receive the same, except in cases of arrearages of pensions due at the time of the death of an invalid,
or at the marriage or death of a widow, unless Affidavit he or she produce to the said treasurer the affito be pro- davits of two reputable freeholders of the coun.
ty in which he or she resides, setting forth, that of their own knowledge, the person named in said warrant is at the time living, and if a widow, that to the best of their knowledge and belief, she is still the widow of the deceased person mentioned in the said warrant.
AN ACT to regulate the repacking of Beef and
Pork for exportation.
Passed December 2, 1802.
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 governor, or person administering the government of this state, for the time being, on the application and recommendation of the common council of any city or town corporate, or the committee of any township within this
state, shall appoint and commission one or Inspectors more inspectors and repackers of beef and &c. how to pork, (who shall not be dealers in the said ar-commisticles) in such parts of the state as may be sioned. deemed necessary and expedient.
2. And be it enacted, That each and every inspector and repacker of beef and pork, appointed and commissioned as aforesaid, shall, before he enter upon the execution of the said office, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation, before one of the justices of the supreme court of this state, or before one of the judges of the court of commonpleas in and for the county in which the duties of such office are to be exercised, viz.
“I, A. B. do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully, truly and impartially, ac- Oath to be cording to the best of my judgment, skill and taken, understanding, execute the office and duty of an inspector and repacker of beef and pork, according to the true intent and meaning of the laws of this state relative to the same, and that I will not directly or indirectly, brand or suffer to be branded, any casks of beef or pork, but what shall be sound and merchantable agreeably to the said laws.”
A copy of which said oath or affirmation, subscribed by the person appointed as aforesaid, and signed by the officer by whom it was administered, shall be filed in the office of the
and filed. clerk of the county where the said inspector and repacker usually resides.
3. And be it enacted, That the inspectors and repackers who may be appointed by virtue of this act, shall provide themselves with good and sufficient stores, capable of receiving be providand storing such beef and pork as may be ed. brought to them for inspection and repacking
4. And be it enacted, That all barrels or
half-barrels in which any beef or pork shall be Barrels
repacked, shall be made of good, well-seasonhow to be ed white-oak staves and heading, and that
every merchantable barrel of salted beef, which shall be inspected and repacked by any of the inspectors and repackers appointed or to be appointed by virtue of this act, shall be of the gauge to hold not less than twenty-eight gallons, nor more than thirty gallons, wine measure; and every barrel of merchantable pork shall be of the guage to hold not less than twenty-nine gallons, nor more than thirty-one gallons, of the measure aforesaid, and both shall contain two hundred pounds of cured meat; and every merchantable half-barrel of salted beef and pork shall be of the gauge to hold fifteen gallons of the measure aforesaid, and shall contain one hundred pounds of cured meat ; each barrel and half-barrel shall have thereon at least twelve good and substantial hoops, the bilge hoops shall be secured by wooden pins or pegs, and the hoops at cach end by iron nails; the heads of each barrel and half-barrel shall be flagged, and so completely coopered, that in the opinion of the inspector and repacker, it shall be sufficiently tight to prevent the pickle from leaking out; the barrels shall be as nearly straight as possible.
5. And be it enacted, That there shall be Beef how three denominations or qualities of beef. The
first to be denominated “ Mess-Beef,” to consorted,
sist of choice pieces, without hocks, shanks or necks; the second to be denominated “ PrimeBeef,” shall not contain more than half a neck and two shanks, with the hocks cut off; the third to be denominated “ Cargo-Beef,” shall not have in a barrel more than half a neck and
to be as
three shanks—all to be good sound beef of cattle well fatted. There shall not be any shanks or boney pieces put into any of the barrels as merchantable, from which the meat has been cut for smoaking ; no beef shall be how pack.
ed repacked until it has been in salt a sufficient length of time, and each barrel shall be repacked with at least three half pecks of salt, not inferior to Lisbon salt, and half-barrels half the same quantity of salt. The first denomination
and how shall be branded “ New Jersey Mess-Beef,” branded. and the initial of the inspector's christian name, and his surname at full length, together with the name of the place where repacked. The second denomination shall be branded “ New. Jersey Prime-Beef,” and the third “NewJersey Cargo-Beef;" with the name of the in. spector and place whereinspected and repacked, as aforesaid, on both the last mentioned denominations; and half-barrels shall contain half the quantity of each description, and shall be branded as the whole barrels.
6. And be it enacted, That the said inspect. Pork how ors and repackers shall carefully examine all to be aspork to be by them repacked, and such only sorted, as is well fatted shall be branded by them as merchantable : " Mess-Pork” shall consist of the sides only of good fat hogs, and the barrels containing it shall be branded on one of the heads “ New Jersey Mess-Pork,” and the ini- and brandtial of the repacker's christian name, and his surname in full length, with the name of the place where repacked.
The second quality shall be denominated
Prime-Pork," and shall consist of good, sound, fat pork, of which there shall not be in a barrel more than three shoulders with the legs cut off at the knees, and not more than