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The Com’ission of the Governors Councill was Read whose names were as followes vizt

Garven Lawrie Esq" ?
Major John Berry
Capt And: Hamilton
Capt Tho: Codrington
Capt Ric: Tormley } Councillors
Samil Winder gent
John Johnstone gent
David Mudy gent

( James Emott Sec The house of Deputyes sent here a Message that their Members Desired to see his Lordspps Com'ission for Dept Governor; wch was given to the Messingers, and after they had p’used the same in their house againe Returned the sd Com'ission.

The Members of Councill made their vsuall sub

scription here in open Councill &cA Bill for Repealeing of a late Act made for the Raizeing the value of money in this province, wch being Read, and the same being amended and Transcribed out, was againe sent to the house of Deputyes for their Concurrance &c

A Message to ye Deputyes was sent as ffollowes

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Whereas att the gen"all Assembly held att Amboy in the month of Aprill last past, it was proposed to the house of Deputyes by this board, That a Bill might bee Drawne by them for the Maintaineance of the Goverm, and the Considerac'on thereof being by [them) Differ'd till the meeting of this p'sent Assembly, This is againe to Renew the proposall to the sd house of Deputyes, to the intent a Bill may bee Drawne vp to Defray the same &c

Bill for Repealeing of a late Act made for the Raiseing of the value of money in this province, being sent here fairely Transcribed according to the amendmts and signed by the speaker,--wch being Read,—It's Agreed and ordered that the same be signed by his Lordspp for this boards Copcurrance, and was againe sent backe by m' Sam' Winder and major John Berry &c.—..

Adjourned till 2 Clocke afternoone

post post m'idiem A Bill for Enableing the ffreehold" in Each Respective Towne to meete, agree, and propose prudentiall orders, and to Choose and Towne Clarke, wch being read the Considerac'on Differd till next morneing'

Adjourned till 8 Clocke to morrow morneing

Att a Councill held att Amboy perth in East new Jersey the Twenty first day of October Anno Dni 1686

p'sent L' Neil Campbell Governor

Garuon Lawrie Esq"
Major John Berry
Capt And: Hamilton

į Councill
M' David Mudy
M' Sam Winder &

James Emott Secy ) A Bill touching ye Court of Sessions for the County of Middx sent here from the house of Deputyes was Read-and some alterations being therein made, the same was againe Returned to the house of Deputyes.

The Bill wch last night was brought here from the house of Deputyes to impower the ffreeholders in Each Respective Towne to meete & make Locall and prudentiall Lawes &c, -was againe Read—and being taken into mature Considerac'on it's the sence of this Board, that the thing Desired in the sd Bill is fully p’vided for in a former Act made the last Assembly.

Adjourned till 2 Clocke afternoone

2 The above sd Act touching the Court of Sessions in middx County was againe sent here, fairely Transcribed wth what amendmts was made by this Board and signed by the speaker to the house of Deputyes ; wch being Read-Agreed and ordered that the same bee signed by his Lordspp for this boards Concurrance, and to bee sent backe to the house of Deputyes by Major John Berry and James Emott wch was done accordingly

A Bill was sent here from the house of Deputyes for a penalty vpon such p’sons as shall for the ffuture Continue in the office of sheriffe above one yeare; wch being Read, and some small amendm's being made, the same was Retorned by m? Mudy.

A Message from the house of Deputyes Desireing a ffree Conferance touching the subject matter of the abovesd Bill Relateing to High Sheriffes. Agreed a ffree Conferance im’ediately bee had wth the house of Deputyes; and they Comeing before this board the same was ffreely debated. Whereupon it's was agreed and ordered by Consent of both houses, That the Secretary Im’ediately draw vp a new Bill, that noe Sheriffe shall Continue in the ed office above one yeare and that they shall always bee Com'issionated vpon the first Tuesday in the month of January yearely, wth a penalty of Twenty poundsthat shall Refuse to accept of such Com'ission &c

Adjourned till 8 Clocke to morrow morneing

Att a Councill held att Amboy the 22th day of gber Anno Dni 1686

p'sent La Neil Campbell Governor

Major John Berry
Cap' And: Hamilton. To

Councill
M' David Mudy &
James Emott Sec.

The Bill touching the office of Sheriffe was againe Drawne out by the Secretary, and here Read,-and ordered to bee sent to the house of Deputyes, wch was Done accordingly by Major John Berry.

A Bill touching the Courts of Sessions of this province in generall, wch was offered the last assembly, was sent here by the house of Deputyes,—and Read.

Agreed and ordered that the Message wch the ffirst day of this Assembly was Drawne vp, touching the maintenance of the Govermt bee sent to the house of Deputyes,—wch was done accordingly by major John Berry and Capt Andrew Hamilton.

Adjourned till 2 Clocke afternoone

A petic'on from the Inhabitants of the Towne of Amboy perth for a Com’ission for a Court of small Causes according to Act of generall assembly;—wch being Read-Agreed they have a Com'ission granted them and the Com'issioners be m" Benja Griffith m' James Armer and m' Benja Clarke

3 The Bill touching sheriffes, was againe brought here from the house of Deputyes wthout any alteration, signed by their speaker;—and being Read and signed by his Lordspp for this Boards Concurrance &c

a Conferance was had by a Com'ittee of the house of Deputves and this Councill, touching the Bill for setlemt of ffees, wch was wholy agreed vp, and ye same was Carryed backe to the house of Deputyes to bee fairely Ingrossed.

Adjourned till 8 Clocke to morrow morneing

Att a Councill held at Amboy Perth in the County of middx the 23d day of October Anno Dni 1686

p'sent Ld Neil Campbell Governor

Major John Berry
Capt Andrew Harnilton
Mr Ric: Tormely
M" David Mudy

{ Councill
Mr John Johnstone &
James Emott Sec.

Agreed that a Message bee sent to the house of Deputyes, to Recomend to them the Act made in the last Assembly touching the weareing of Armes, to the end the same may bee either Repealed or snch alterac'ons made therein as publicke Armes as swoards &c may not bee prohibited to any.--The Message sent by Capt Andrew Hamilton and Major John Berry.

The High Sheriffe of the County of Bergen brought here the boddyes of Rowley Vanderhide, Andresse Lawrenson, Lawrence Lawrenson, Dericke Eptkeyes, Cornelius Christianson, Hans Christianson, Eptkey Jacobs and weart Eptkey-pursuant to a proclamac'on issued out to the sd High Sheriffe for a Riote by them Comitted in the sd County, and for Refuseing to obey the Kings Authority there, and sundry Depositions being here Read, and also sundry warrts, and the Sheriffes Retorne therevpon, wherein appeares the great insolency of the so p’sons in breach of the Kings peace, and Contempt of the Lawes of this province--the p'misses being duely Considered and vpon mature Consideracion, It's vnanimously agreed and ordered that the abovesd p'sons and every of them stand Close Comitted to ye Com’on Gaole of Woodbridge there to Remaine vntill they shall give good and sufficient security, and that in the sume of Each of them one Hundred pounds, before some Justice of peace of this County, for their p’sonall appearance att the next Court of Com’on Right to bee held att the Towne of Amboy perth the second Tuesday in the month of Aprill now next ensueing, to Answer the p'misses, and that in the meane tyme to bee of the good

behaviour behaviour &c;-and also that Im’ediately bee Comitted to the hands and Custody of the High Sheriffe of middx, who is hereby Required in the Kings name to take the said p’sons into his Custody and them safely keepe vntill the shall give such security as above, or bee Discharged by due Course of Law.

It's also agreed and ordered that Major John Berry issue, out his warrt to the sheriffe of the County of Bergen, to take into his Custody the boddy of Lawrence Andress of Bergen and him safely keepe, soe that hee may lave his boddy att the next Court of Com'on Right to bee held att Amboy the second Tuesday in the month of Aprill next, to Answer to such Articles and things as shall bee objected ag' him vpon the p't and behalfe of our Lord the King &c

The Bill touching the Secretaryes and other ffees was brought here from the house of Deputyes, fairely Transcribed according to the last nights settlem:—wch being Read agreed and ordered that the same bee signed by his Lordspp for this boards Concurrance

Adjourned till Munday 2 Clocke afternoone

Att a Councill begun and held att Amboy the 25th day of October Anno Dni 1686

p'sent

Lord Neil Campbell Govr
Cap' And: Hamilton
Mr David Mudy
M" John stone
James Emott Sec:

Council

The Councill being meet according to the Adjournment, and there being Litle businesse offering, the house of Deputyes not being all Convein'd, agreed that this Councill bee adjourned till 8 Clocke tomorrow morneing

And this Councill adjourned accordingly

Att a Councill held att Amboy perth in East new Jersey the 26th day of g’ber Anno Dni 1686

p'esent L' neil Campbell Governor

Major John Berry
Capt Andrew Hamilton
Mr John Johnstone
Mr David Mudy
James Emott Sec

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