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STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
An act to authorize the sale of certain real estate of John T.
Halsey, deceased, late of Elizabethtown, in the county of
WHEREAS Margaret Halsey, widow of John T. Halsey, late
Preamble. of the township of Elizabeth, in the county of Essex, deceased, and nominated guardian of his children and heirs at-law, Anna M., Mary P., James O., Julia S., Emelie F., Augustus O., William F., and Cornelia Halsey, hath, by her petition, set forth, that her said husband died seized of a farm and premises, situate in the said township of Elizabeth, containing about ninety-five acres of land, including eighteen acres of salt meadow, leaving his said children and heirs-at-law minors under the age of lwenty-one years; that the said land and premises are situated in the immediate vicinity of Elizabethtown aforesaid, the buildings large and commodious, which constitute its principal value; and that if the said land and premises were sold at such price as can readily be obtained for the same, and the proceeds of such sale securely invested, the interest of such investment, together with that of the personal property left, at his decease, by her said husband, would afford a comfortable sup
port for herself and family. And whereas the said Margaret Halsey further represents, that her said husband was, by the nature of his last illness, during the whole of the same, rendered incapable of making a last will and testament-therefore,
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 James F. Meeker, and his executor or ex
ecutors, be, and he is hereby constituted and appointed a trusTrustee authorized to sell cer- tee, with full powers to sell and dispose of, at public or private tain real estate. sale, as shall be most conducive to the interests of those con
cerned, all the homestead farm and premises whereof John T. Halsey, late of Elizabethtown, in the county of Essex, died seized, situate, lying, and being in the said township of Elizabeth, containing seventy-seven acres, more or less, of upland, bounded by lands of James S. Taylor, Philip Ward, Stephen Magie, the heirs of Joseph Collet, and others, and eighteen acres of salt meadow, either in the whole or such parts as will cause most to be realized from the said land and premises, and to make and execute to the purchaser or purchasers
thereof good and lawful deed or deeds of conveyance for the Trustee to make same; and such deed or deeds shall vest in the said purchaser
esting in- or purchasers, his, her, or their heirs and assigns, for ever, all terest in pur
right, title, and interest which the said John T. Halsey had in
ecutor or executors shall keep a fair account of the sale or
ex: sales made by him under this act, and exhibit, under oath or hibit accounts to orphans court affirmation, such account to the orphans court of the said
county of Essex, within six months after such sale or sales • ty:
shall be made, to be filed and recorded by the surrogate of the
said county; and, after deducting all legal costs and expenses Balance of pro
and commissions, to be allowed by the said court, to place the ceeds of sales, whole amount of the balance arising upon such sale or sales how to be dis
at interest upon good and sufficient real estate security; and shall appropriate two-thirds of the interest money arising thereon, annually ; and such part of the two-thirds of the proceeds of such sale or sales as shall be required for the comfortable support and maintenance of the children and heirs-atlaw of the said John T. Halsey, or any of them, after all their part, or the part of any of them, of the personal property left at his decease by their said father shall have been expended for their equal use and benefit, and pay the interest of the remaining third of the said proceeds to Margaret Halsey, widow of the said John T. Halsey, for and during her natural life; and shall pay over to each of the said children, as they shall seve
Trustee to ex
of Essex coun
rally arrive at the age of twenty-one years, the portion, or the balance of the portion, of each child that may remain of the two-thirds of the said proceeds, after such use and appropriation; and the said remaining third part, of which the said Margaret Halsey is to receive the yearly interest during her natural life: in case of her death, the said trustee shall pay to the person or persons entitled to the same by law, or to their lawful guardian or guardians; and the said trustee, or his executor or executors, shall, in all things, account for the same as guardians are now by law required to do of the moneys and ésiates of their respective wards.
Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That before the said trustee, or Trustee to enhis executor or executors, shall make and execute the deed or ter into bond to
the governor. deeds aforesaid, or enter upon any of the trusts reposed in him or them by this act, he or they shall enter into bonds to the governor of this state, with such security as shall be approv. ed of by the orphans court of the said county of Essex, conditioned for the faithful performance of the several trusts reposed in him or them by virtue of this act; which bond shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of this state.
Sec. 4. Ind be it enacted, That nothing in this act contain- Descent of the ed shall affect the descent of the proceeds of the sales of the pop said real estate, or the balance thereof, but the same shall de- to he affected scend as the said real estate would have done, had this act not by been passed.
Passed November 4, 1842.
proceeds of the
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An act to divorce John W. Walling, of the county of Mon
mouth, from his wife Rachel Walling.
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 marriage contract heretofore existing between John W. Walling, of the county of Monmouth, and John W. and.
and Rachel Walling Rachel his wife, be, and the same is hereby dissolved, as fully, divorced. to all intents and purposes, as if they had never been joined together in matrimony.
Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the issue born of the said Issue declared Rachel, during her coverture with the said John W. Walling, illegitimate. is hereby declared to be illegitimate.
Passed November 4, 1842..
· An Act relative to the borough of Princeton.
Sec, 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General As sembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act entitled, “An act for the incorpora,
tion of the town of Princeton," passed the twenty-seventh day Former acts extonded.
of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-two, and extended and continued by the act of the thirty-firstbof October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same is hereby extended and declared to be continued until the twenty-seventh day of No. vember, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and until altered or repealed by the legislature of this state,
Sec. 2, And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
common council of the said borough of Princeton, on the first Common coug Mondov
Ma. Monday of March, in each and every year, to make and excil to make
hibit a full and correct statement of the receipts and expendiexpenditures,
tures of the said borough during the preceding year, and to cause a copy of said statement to be published, for three successive weeks prior to the annual town meeting, in a newspaper printed and published in said borough.
Passed November 4, 1842.
An Act to repeal certain acts therein named.
WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature, on behalf of the
inhabitants of the townships of Fairfield and Greenwich, in the county of Cumberland, that the road and ferry established by virtue of an act entitled, “ An act to lay out a road on the southerly side of Cohansie creek, in the county of Cumberland, and to establish a ferry across the said creek, from the town of Greenwich to the said road," passed the twenty-eighth day of June, seventeen hundred and sixty-six, are no longer necessary—therefore,
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 act entitled, “ An act to lay out a road on
Certain acts re
the southerly side of Cohansie creek, in the county of Cumberland, and to establish a ferry across the said creek, from the town of Greenwich to the said road," passed the twentyeighth day of June, seventeen hundred and sixty-six, and the supplement thereto, passed the thirteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. Ind be it enacted, That this act shall go into ope- Act, when to ration immediately after the passage thereof.
Passed November 8, 1842.
Ax Act 10 authorize the administrators of William Bishop,
deceased, to convey certain real estate.
WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature, that Joseph Bish
op, senior, late of the county of Hunterdon, deceased, de- Preamble: parted this life in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, having duly made and published his last will and testament, which was afterwards duly proved and recorded in the surrogate's office of said county, by the executors thereof, by which, among other things, he bequeathed to his daughter, Ann Holcomb, the wife of Samuel Holcomb, a distributive share of his estate, and did order his executors, therein named, that before they should pay the said share of the said Ann Holcomb to her and her husband, they should take good and sufficient security of the said Samuel Hol. comb, her said husband, for the repayment of the same to them, provided they should find it necessary to require it : and if they should find that the said Samuel was likely to squander and waste the said share, that they should recover the same into their own hands, and put it to interest for the use of the said Ann and her children, giving unto them, from time to time, such portion of the principal or interest as might be sufficient for their comfortable support; but no part of said share at any time to be subject to the debts and charges of the said Samuel Holcomb; and if the said Samuel Holcomb should die before the said Ann, the money then to be given to her and her children; but if she should die hrst, then the money to be reserved for the support of her
vided husband securitand her bay the sa execut