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WHEREAS, the attention of the Legislature has been called
o Preamble. The Delaware and Raritan Canal, and the Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Companies, in regard to the construction of certain provisions in the charter of the said Companies :-Therefore,
Be it RESOLVED by the Council and General Assembly of this Siale, That the Treasurer of this State be directed to require from the Delaware and Raritan Canal and Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Companies the payment of a transit duty of ten cents for every passenger, and fifteen cents for every ton of goods, wares and merchandise beretofore transported, and ten cents for every passenger, and fifteen cents for every ton of goods, wares and merchandise hereafter to be transported on any rail transit duties
Amount of road or rail roads, belonging to the said Companies, from to be paid by Camden, Burlington, Bordentown, the Trenton Delaware Companies. Bridge, the City of Trenton, or any other point or place on tbe Delaware River, to South Amboy, the City of NewBrunswick, or any other point or place on the Raritan river or bay, and from South Amboy, the city of NewBrunswick or any other point or place on the Raritan river or bay to the city of Trenton, the Trenton Delaware bridge, Bordentown, Burlington, Camden, or any other point or place on the Delaware river, and that upon the payment thereof, the Treasurer be authorized and instructed to compute the yearly amount of all such transit duties so far as the same may be needed for that purpose as part of the sum of thirty thousand dollars mertioned in the third section of the supplement to the act relative to the said Com. panies, passed March second, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two. Provided, that the said Companies shall proviso. furnish said Treasurer, at his request, with the quarterly returns of all passengers, goods, wares and merchandise, heretofore transported upon the several rail roads of said Companies from and to the various points or places above named in this resolution, and that hereafter similar returus shall be made quarterly by the said Companies to the Treasurer of this State as required by law.
And be it Resolved, Tbat the forogoing resolution shall be deemed and taken as the true construction of the several acts and supplemental acts now in force which relate to the transit duties payable to the State from the rail roads belonging to the said Companies, and that the said resolution
when to to
Resolution, shall not go into effect, further than the same may be di
ke rectory to the Treasurer of this State, until the said Delaeffect.
ware and Raritan Canal Company and the Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Company shall respectively certify their acceptance of the above stated resoJution under the bands of the President and Secretary, and the corporate seals of the said Companies respectively, and
file the same in the office of the Secretary of State as evi. Proviso.
dence of their assent to the terms and provisions of the said resolution : Provided, if the said United Companies shall hereafter signify their acceptance of a supplemental act entitled "An additional supplement to the act entitled an act relative to the Delaware and Raritan Canal and the Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Companies, passed March fifteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty seven, the Treasurer of this State shall receive and collect from the said Companies, the one half of any sum over three dollars, they may charge for each passenger, carried on any of the Rail Roads of the said Companies to and from the cities of New York and Philadelphia, in addition to the transit duties before mentioned, agreeably to the first section of the last mentioned act.
Passed March 10, 1842.
WHEREAS, it appears to the legislature, that the number of
the Insane Poor in this state is very large, and is continually increasing ; AND WHEREAS, the present method of supporting them at public charge, by confining them in alms houses or in county gaols, is inhuman and expensive, and has no tendency to alleviate their sufferings or promote their recovery ; AND WHEREAS, the establishment of a State Lunatic Asylum, with suitable provisions for the comfort and medical treatment of these , unfortunate persons is demanded by the wishes of a large portion of the people of New Jersey, and by the dictates of humanity, and of enlightened public economy ; AND WHEREAS, it is desirable previous to the establishment of such an institution, that a commission should be appointad to investigate certain preliminary matters which may affect the final action of the legislature:-Therefore,
Be ir RESOLVED by the Council and General Assembly of Governor to this State, That the governor of this state shall appoint appoint three
"commission three commissioners of investigation on the subject of a ers. State Lunatic Asylum, whose duty it shall be:
First. To select, upon due examination, a site for the Duties of erection of a State Lunatic Asylum, combining the advan. commiss'rs. tages of a healthy location, easy of access from all parts of the state, and a sufficient quantity of land for farming purposes.
Second. To ascertain from the owner or owners of said site, the lowest amount for which the said owner or owners will agree to sell and convey the same to this state.
Third. To cause the plan and specifications of a Lunatic Asylum, of sufficient dimensions to accommodate two hundred lunatics and insane persons, to be prepared by a competent architect, or mechanic, whom the said commissioners are hereby authorized to employ, at the expense of the state.
Fourth. To receive proposals for building the said Lunatic Asylum, according to the plan and specifications . so prepared as aforesaid ; and to give public notice of the time when such proposals will be received ; and,
Fifth. To make a full report to the next legislature, of all their proceedings as commissioners, by virtue of this Joint Resolution, and of all such facts and particulars as will, in their opinion, conduce to enlightened action upon the important subject entrusted to them.
And be it further Resolved, That the said commissioners Compense shall receive such reasonable compensation not to exceed tion of comone hundred dollars each, as the next Legislature shall de missioners,&c termine to be equitable and just ; and the architect or mechanic employed to draft the plan and specifications as aforesaid, shall receive such compensation as the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall deterinine to be reasonable and just, to be paid by the treasurer, on a warrant produced to him, signed by the governor of this state, or the person administering the government thereof.
Passed March 11, 1842.
Be it RESOLVED by the Council and General Assembly of
this State, That the Governor of this State be, and he is Governor au- hereby authorized and requested to transinit to the executhorized to tive of cach state and territory within the United States, transmit copies of Law for the use of the executives and legislatures of the respecReports and tive states and territories, three bound copies of the reports Journals of of adjudged cases in the courts of law and equity, which the Legisla.
have been made and published under the authority of this Executive of state ; and also, to transmit as aforesaid, three bound coeach Slate. pies of the journals of the two houses of the legislature ;.
and further, to transmit as aforesaid, annually hereafter, three bound copies of the said reports and of the said journals which may hereafter be published under the authority of this state.
Passed March 11, 1942.
Treasurer authorized to borrow mo. ney.
RESOLVED by the Council and General Assembly of this Slate That the Treasurer of this State, be, and he is hereby authorized to borrow from time to time for the use of the state, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to meet the expenses authorized by law, not to exceed the sum of sixty-five thousand dollai's, and at a rate of interest not to exceed six per centumi per annum.
Passed March 11, 1842.
for the year A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-one,
Daniel Bills died seized,
An act concerning the last will and testament of George
Suffern, late of the city of New-York, deceased,
An act to divorce Leah Griggs, from her husband, Reu-
0. Stiles, of the township of Harmony, in the county
of Warren, and Phebe Maria, his wife,