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The Conference was had and the members of Councill returned—reporting that the Conference desired was upon the bill to Rectify abuses in Some late Records

A Message from the Deputyes desireing a free Conferencewch was granted, the p'sons above ordered to manage the Same, and to Carry wth them the Entryes of pattents and Surveys recorded by Capt Vickers, and the Lady Cateretts order to pattent noe land after 25th March 1982 under a penny pr Acre

Adjourned to 7 A Clock tomorrow morning

Att a Councill held gth day of mo-l called March Anno Dni 1687

přgent Tho Rudyard D+ Governor & p'pr

Samol Groome p’pr
Coll Lewis Morris
Capt Sandford
Cap? Palmers of the Counc :
Capt Berry &
Ben Price

A Bill for severall Lawes in East Jersey read amended and agreed to bee Carryed to the house of Deputyes by Captn Palmer Capin Sandford and Ben Price

A Message from the Deputyes as followeth vizt An answer to a bill p'sented to this house March 8th 168} for the rectifieing abuses in some late Records—It is the Sence of this house, that there hath been many Erregular and vnjust Entreys made in the publick records of warrants Scertificates and pattents Since March 1682, And that the p’son or psons guilty thereof ought to receive punishmt according to the merritt of their Offence—And that noe p’son ought to bee disseased of his freehold or any wayes destroyed but by the Lawfull Judgmt of his peers March gth 1681-pr John Bound Speaker of the house of Deputyes

Adjourned till 2 afternoone

post Meridiem

Then p’vced and placed in order the pap's last had from Captn Vickers wch tooke vp all the afternoone Adjourned till 7 a Clock tomorrow moorneing

Att Att a Councill held the 10th Day of the mo—1, called March Anno Dni 168?

pr’sent

Tho Rudyard Dt Governor & p’pr
Sam" Groome p’pr
Coll Lewis Morris
Captn Berry
Captn Palmer of the Counc:
Captn Sandford
Ben Price

Vpon Consideration of the vrgency of business of some of the Councill to repaire whome this Day--It's agreed that the Councill bee Adjourned untill next second day moorneing 8 A Clock

And it is Adjourned untill next second day 8 a Clock in the moorncing

Att a Councill held the 12th of March Anno Dpi 168}

p’sent.

The Dty Governor
Captn Berry
Captn Palmer
Captn Sandford &

&
Benj“ Price

} of the Counc.

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Vpon Consideration of the Slow dispatch of business in this p'sent Generall Assembly—It's agreed and Ordered that a Message be sent from this board vnto the house of Deputyes p’poseing to have dureing the Sessions a free Conference in the Councill Chamber betw'ne the Governor and Councill and the house of Deputyes, every day of Sessions from the houre of Three unto the houre of four every afternoone, Where all mattsr, and things may bee freely p’posed and debated betw'ne them. But resoluc'ons suspended untill the Councill and Deputyes are ap't-Captn Berry and Captn Palmer to carry vp this piposall

* Agreed and Ordered that a Message bee sent to the Indian Sachems to Conferr wth them about their Entertainmt of Negro Servants—and that Captn Berry take care for the Conveyance thereof

A free Conference Agreed vpon by the house of Deputyeswho attended here accordingly, where was principally debated the method of Settleing Courts in this p’vince—And after some Considerable Tyme taken vp therein—Two bills for setling

some

some Courts brought downe here from the house of Deputyes and delivered in here last 7th day after the Councill were Adjourned were delivered back for their further Consideraton

X petic'on of John Robinson & al for land-read and the Debate thereof Adjourned till tomorrow moorneing

Adjourned to 7 a Clock tomorrow moorneing

Att a Councill held the 13th Day of the mo-l called March Anno Dni 1683

p'sent The Dt Governor

Captn Berry
Captn Palmer

of the Counc:
Captn Sandford you
Benj" Price

Agreed and Ordered that Captn Vickers be sent for to this board to resolue this board whether those books formerly delivered to the Deputy Governor now here p’sent and all of Captn Vickers's hand writeing bee the publick records of the p’vince, Entred and made by him dureing the tyme he was Secretary of this p’vince

Captn Vickers being p’sonally here p’sent and being ask the Question above p'scribed and *** the books above menc'oned Declared that those books contained those matters wch he recorded dureing the tyme hee was Secretary, and that hee never affirmed that they were not records, and that hee has not any other books of records, wch hee said hee gave for Answer

The petic'on of John Robinson Richard Jones & al being read they were called in and being asked the Question where the warrt or Order of the late Governor & Counc was for the Indian purchas—they answered that Saml Etsall had it, whereupon it was agreed that the petic'on be heard againe when Sam! Etsall comes here

A Conference wth the Deputyes, the discourse was onely about the Court for small Causes, the bill p’posed being that the ynder-sheriffe should serve all prosse—and it was necessary as they alledged there should bee two Courts, wee agreed two Courts in one County, two in every Towne and that an officer was pp for every Court

Edward Slater p’sented here a petic'on to have a bond delivered up wch he had given for paymt of a fine

Adjourned till 7 A Clock tomorrow moorneing

Att

Att a Councill held the 14th Day of March Anno Dni 186

p'sent The Dt Governor

Sam Groome
Coll Morris
Captn Berry
Captn Palmer

of the Counc:
Captn Sandford

Benja Price A bill for setleing Courts for Determination of small Causes brought downe from the house of Deputyes read and agreed that it be offered to the Deputyes to add in that bill a p’vision for the like Court to bee held in or about Hackinsack wth in Bergin County and setling the fees

A bill for setleing County Courts or Quarter Sessions brought downe from the house of Deputyes read and agreed that it be offered to the Deputyes to make p'vision therein to settle the fees of this Court

A bill for setleing a Court of Com’on Right brought downe from the house of Deputyes-agreed that it be offered to the house of Deputyes to agree to the amendmts now made in that Bill—and it's ordered that Captn Berry Captn Palmer and Captn Sandford forthwth carry downe the same Bills to the house of Deputyes, for their Concurrency in the p'misses

It's agreed and ordered that the p'sons hereinafter named Shall be the respective high Sherriffs for this Succeding yeare, vizt from the 25th day of this Instant month, That is to say Michael Smith for the County of Bergin, Isaac Kingsland for the County of Essex, Sam! Moore for the County of Midlesex and Lewis Morris Jun for the County of Monmouth.

The Bill for County Courts brough here wth some amendments

The Deputyes being here debated Severall pts of the bill for settleing of Small Courts and for the Court of Com’on Right

Then Adjourned to 7 A Clock to morrow-moorneing

Att a Councill held the 15th Day of March Anno Dni 1689

pʻsent

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The Dt Governor
Sam Groome
Coll Morris
Capt Berry
Captn Palmer
Captn Sandford
Benja Price

s of the Counc:

A Message from the house of Deputyes whether it was our sence that the Court of Com’on Right and Court of Chancery ought to be all in one and could not be in two,—Answer was that the generall Assembly might vse their freedome and make one or Two Courts thereof

The Deputyes sent downe the Bill for setleing Courts of small Causes, wch being read it's ordered that the Governor and Councill, Concur therein

The Deputyes sent downe the Bill for Setleing the Court of Com'on Right wch being read it's ordered that it bee p’posed to the Deputyes to make the Judges of this Court Twelve and not lesse than six and Captn Berry and Captn Palmer to carry vp the sense of this board

The bill for setleing the Court of Com’on Right brought downe read and amended as above p’posed and then agreed and ordered that the Govinor and Councill Concurr therewth

The petition of Edw Slaughter to have vp his bond given for the good behaviour &c—for a p’tended Ryott, the p'ceedure whereof is voyded by Act of the Generall Assembly--V pon reading and Consideration thereof, it's agreed that his request be granted as desired

The petic'on of John Gillman to have vp his bond for good behaviour being read its Ordered that hee have the same given up to him

It's alsoe Ordered and agreed that the bond wch Captn Sandford gave to pay the fine imposed upon him for a p’tended Ryott, wch p'ceedures are null’d by Act of the Generall Assembly bee delivered to him to bee Canceld—wch was done accordingly att this board

Adjourned till 7 Clock tomorrow moorneing Att a Councill held the 16th Day of March Anno Dni 168}

p'sent The Dept Governor

Samll Groome
Coll Morris
Captn Berry
Captn Palmer of the Counc
Captn Sandford & |

Benj” Price A Bill for the generall lawes of the p’vince sent here from the house of Deputyes—read and after some amendmts Agreed to bee Transcribed

The Deputyes here and Debated the Rules and Orders for the Court of Com’on Right, and some p'ticulers in the bill last menc'oned wch are to bee sent them to morrow

Then Adjourned till 7 A Clock tomorow-moorneing Att

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