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Act not to im- under and by virtue of this act, shall impair or in anywise pair the rights affect the rights or interests of any person or persons what. of any person,

in heirs ever, other than the heirs-at-law of the said Richard Jacques, of R. Jacques, deceased, and those claiming under them or either of them.

Passed February 1, 1843.

other than

A further supplement to the act entitled, “ An act for the pun

ishment of crimes,” passed the seventeenth of February, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine.

and

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 if any person or persons shall remove the Penalty for

body or bodies, or remains, of any deceased person or peropening graves sons, from his, her, or their grave or graves, tomb or tombs, bodies of de

eving or other place or places of sepulture, for the purpose of disceased persons, section or of any surgical or anatomical experiments, or for

the purpose of selling the same, or from mere wantonness, or shall open the grave, tomb, or other place of sepulture of any deceased person or persons, or the grave, tomb, or other place of sepulture where the body or bodies, or remains, of any deceased person or persons have been deposited, for the purpose of removing therefrom such body or bodies, or remains, of any deceased person or persons, for either of the purposes aforesaid, or from mere wantonness, without the consent of the surviving husband or wife, or, if there be no surviving husband or wife of the next of kindred of such deceased person or persons, or shall in any way aid, assist, or procure the same to be done, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine, not exceeding two thousand dollars, or imprisonment at hard labour, not more than five years, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately upon the passage thereof.

Passed February 3, 1843.

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A supplement to an act entitled, “ An act for the better regu

lation of fishing in Cohansey creek,” passed the twentyeighth of January, eighteen hundred and twenty.

Sec. 1. Be IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the uuthority of the same, Thai, from and after the passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to float, or otherwise make use of any gilling-seine or drift-net in the mouth Gilliug-seine or

drift-net pot to of Cohansey creek, in the county of Cumberland, or in the ri- be used, &c. ver Delaware, within one mile of the mouth of said creek, that may tend to prevent, obstruct, or hinder the fish from going into said creek, or from going up or down the same, except upon the usual fishing grounds for draw-seines or scoopnets, in the season for fishing, that are either now or may hereafter be established.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That if any person or persons shall offend against the provisions of this act, they shall forfeit

Penalty for of and pay the sum of thirty dollars, for each and every such of- fending. fence, to be recovered and applied in the manner pointed out in the second section of the act to which this is a supplement.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect and go into operation immediately after the passage thereof.

Passed February 3, 1843.

An Act to perfect the partition of certain real estate whereof

Philip Hendrickson died seized.

WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature that William Preamble.

Hendrickson, in his own right, and Israel Hendrickson, as trustee of Richard Hendrickson, were entitled, as tenants in common in fee-simple, each to one equal undivided moiety or half part of a certain farm or plantation, whereof Philip Hendrickson died seized, situate in the township of Law. rence, in the county of Mercer, and, being so seized thereof, did enter into an agreement, in writing, to make

partition of the said farm; in pursuance of which said agreement, a partition of the said farm was made into two equal shares or parts, and the metes and bounds of each share ascertained, but that no release was ever executed between the said parties, although the said lands have ever since been held in severalty, pursuant to said partition; and whereas the said William Hendrickson departed this life intestate, leaving Ann Hendrickson his widow, to whom letters of administration upon his estate have been granted, and three minor children his heirs-at-law; and whereas the said Israel Hendrickson, trustee as aforesaid, hath also departed this life, and his son, William Hendrickson, hath been duly appointed, in his stead, trustee of the said Richard Hendrickson; and whereas the said Richard Hendrickson hath, by his petition, prayed that the said partition may be ratified and confirmed, and the prayer of the said petition appearing to be just and proper--therefore,

&c.

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 Ann Hendrickson, administratrix of William Administrator

Hendrickson, deceased, be, and she is hereby authorized and authorized to empowered to make, execute, and deliver unto the said Wilexecute release , liam Hendrickson, trustee of Richard Hendrickson, a good

and sufficient release and quit-claim for all that part of the said farm or plantation whereof Philip Hendrickson died seized, which was assigned to Israel Hendrickson, trustee as aforesaid, under and by virtue of the agreement so as aforesaid entered into between the said Israel Hendrickson and William Hendrickson; which said deed of release, duly made and executed, shall be as good and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if executed by the said William Hendrickson in his lifetime.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the said William Hendrickauthor. son, trustee as aforesaid, be, and he is hereby authorized and ized to execute empowered to make, execute, and deliver to the heirs-at-law release, &c.

of the said William Hendrickson, deceased, a good and sufficient release and quit-claim for all that part of the said farm or plantation which was assigned to the said William Hendrickson, deceased, under and by virtue of the aforesaid agreement; which said deed of release, duly executed, shall be as good and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if executed by the owner of the said lands to the said William Hendrickson in his lifetime.

Passed February 3, 1843.

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A further supplement to the act entitled, “ An act to incorpo

rate the Paterson Fire Association."

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 number of firemen in each company, Number of firenow organized, or hereafter to be organized, by the fire ward- men may be inens, may be increased to any number not exceeding fifty; which firemen, while belonging to any of the said companies, shall be subject to all the liabilities and regulations, and shall be entitled to all the privileges and exemptions, which are provided for in the act of incorporation, and the supplements thereto; and that so much of the eighth section of the said act Part of former as comes within the purview of this supplement be, and the

act repealed. same is hereby repealed.

Passed February 3, 1843.

As act supplementary to the several acts relating to the par.

tition of real estate.

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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 in all cases where commissioners, appointed Re

1 Receipts and by any court, or by the judge or judges of any court in this discharges to be state, to make partition of real estate, shall have made, or shall rec

rogate's office. hereafter make sale thereof, by order of such court, judge, or judges, and shall have paid, or shall hereafter pay the net proceeds of such sale or sales to the persons entitled by law to receive the same, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners to produce the receipts and discharges therefor to the surrogate of the county in which the said real estate, or the more valuable part thereof, is situate; and the said surrogate shall immediately record the same in the book of receipts and discharges in his office, provided the same be first proved or acknowledged in the manner that deeds of conveyance of land are required to be proved or acknowledged, which proof or acknowledgment shall be recorded with such receipts and dis

charges; and the said surrogate shall endorse on' such receipts and discharges the book and page on which the same are recorded, with the time of recording the same, and sign his name thereto; and the said record, or a certified copy thereof, under the hand and seal of office of the said surrogate, shall be received in evidence in any court of record in this state, if it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of said court that the original receipt and discharge hath been lost, or that it is not in the power of the party offering the copy in evidence to produce the same; and the said surrogate shall be entitled to receive ten cents for recording every such receipt and discharge or proof and acknowledgment.

Passed February 3, 1843.

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An act for the relief of. John Carter, of the county of At

lantic.

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 treasurer of this state for the time being

shall, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay to John $40 per annum to be paid to J. Carter, of the aforesaid county, a soldier and guide in the serCarter.

vice of his country in the Revolutionary war, or to his order, the sum of forty dollars per annum, to be paid to the said John Carter, in half-yearly payments, from the passing of this act, during the lifetime of the said John Carter, the first payment to be made on the passage of this act; and the receipt of the said John Carter, or his order, shall be a sufficient voucher to the treasurer, for such sum or sums of money as he may pay by virtue of this act, in the settlement of his accounts.

Passed February 9, 1843.

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