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Séc. 3. And be it enacted, That-the inhabitants of the
township of Delaware shall hold their first town meeting at First town
the school house at Ellisburgh, in the said township of DelaDelaware. ware, on the second Wednesday in March next.
Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the town
ship of Waterford, shall hold their next town meeting at the bung in Water Inn of Thomas B." Wright, at Longacomeing, in the said ford. township of Waterford, on the second Wednesday of March
Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the town committees of
the townships of Delaware and Waterford, shall meet on the Committees
Monday next after the annual town meeting in the said 10 apportion township of Delaware and Waterford, at the Inn of Joseph property,
Ellis, at Ellisburgh, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and then, debts, &c.
and there, proceed by writing, signed by a majority of those present, to allot and divide between the said townships, all properties and monies on hand or due, in proportion to the taxable property and rateables, as taxed by the assessor within their respective limits,' at the last assessment, and the inhabitants of the township of Delaware shall be liable to pay their just proportion of the debts, if any there should be ; and if any of the persons comprising either of the township committees should neglect or refuse to meet as aforesaid, those assembled may proceed to make the said division, and the decision of a majority of those present shall be final and con clusive.
Passed February 28, 1844.
An Act to set off a new township in the counties of Mon
mouth and 'Middlesex, to be called the township of Millstone.
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Sec, 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General AsBoundaries sembly of this State and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the town. of the same, That all that part of the toivnship of Upper ship of Mill. Freehold and "Freehold in the county of Monmouth, and of tone.
the township of Monroe, in the county of Middlesex, lying within the boundaries and descriptions following, to wit:Beginning in the middle of the Mount Holly road, near
Asher Smith's tavern, and where the road to Preston's factory
Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the said township of Millstone shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, and shall be styled and Inhabitants known by the name of “The inhabitants of the township of of township Millstone, in the county of Monmouth," and shall be entitled “ to all the rights, powers, authority, privileges and advantages,
said line shof Monmouth ded, That the
First town meeting.
and subject to the same regulations, government and liabili. ties, as the inhabitants of the other townships in the said county of Monmouth are or may be entitled or subject to by. the laws of this state.
Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the said townships of Millstone hereby created, shall hold their first annual town-meeting at the inn of Ezekiel Davison, in the village of Perrineville, in the said township of Millstone, on the day appointed. by law for holding the annual townmeetings in the other townships in the county of Monmouth.
Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That the poor house farm and
all other property now belonging to the said township of UpFarm and
per Freehold, shall hereafter belong to the townships of Millrover stone and Upper Freehold, in the proportion of the tax asty, how to be sessed to the inhabitants of the said township of Upper Freeheld. hold, now residing within the bounds of each of the said
townships, on the last duplicate, and shall be owned and held by them in common, and that the poor house farm and all other property now belonging to the said township of Freehold, shall hereafter belong to the townships of Millstone and Freehold, in the proportion of the tax assessed to the lohabitants of the said township of Freehold, now residing within the bounds of each of the said last named townships, on the last duplicate, and shall be owned and held by them in sommon.
Sec. 5. And be il enacted, That the town committees of Settlement of the said townships of Freehold, Upper Freehold, and Millpaupers.
stone, shall meet on the second Tuesday of April next, at the
clusive: provided, that it shall and may be lawful to adjonrn the above meeting to such time and place as a majority of those assembled as aforesaid may think proper,
Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That all the paupers now Paupers of chargeable to the township of Monroe, in the county of Mid." dlesex, whose settlements were acquired within the bounds of the said township of Millstone, shall be chargeable to, and supported by the said township of Millstone.
Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect and go into operation immediately after the passage thereof.
Passed February 28, 1844.
Act, when to take effect.
A supplement to the act entitled "An act to authorize the
owners and possessors of a certain tract of woodland therein named, to prevent horses, cattle and sheep from running at large thereon," passed February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and one, and "the supplement thereto,"! passed January thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixteen.!
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 southerly line of lands of John and Jacob M. Demott, of the township of Hackensack,
boundare of in the county of Bergen, shall from and after the passage of woodland. this act, constitute the southern boundary line of the tract of woodland mentioned in the first section of the act to which this is a supplement.
Sec. 2. And be it enacled, That if any horses, mules, cattle or sheep, shall be found running at large on any part of the tract enclosed, as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for any owner or possessor of any part of the said tract, to take and drive the same to any public pound in the townships of Hackensack or Harrington, and shall, as soon as may be, make an affidavit, to be taken before any justice of the peace in said county of Bergen, stating that the same were taken running at large in the said tract; and such affidavit shall state a description of the horses, mules, cattle or sheep.so taken, which affidavit shall be delivered to the pound keeper, when the horses,
mules, cattle or sheep are impounded; and the person impounding the said horses, mules or cattle, shall be entitled to receive for every head so taken and impounded, the sum of one dollar, and for every head of sheep, the sum of twelve and a half cents, to be collected by the pound keeper, of the owner, or from the sale of the said horses, mules, cattle or sheep, and the same shall be the measure of damages to be paid on such occasion ; and the pound keeper is directed to receive such beasts, and to proceed in the same manner, after the receipt of the same, as is directed in the case of distress for damage feasant by the twelfth section of the act entitled “ An Act regulating fences," passed the twenty-third day of January, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine; and he shall be entitled to the same fees and subject to the same penalties for neglect of duty, as are allowed and imposed in and by the said act; and all trespasses and damages recovered by virtue of this act, shall be applied towards making and repairing the fences for said enclosure.
Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That so much of the first section Part of forms of the act to which this is a supplement as is inconsistent with er act, re. the provisions of this act, together with the third section of
said act, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Act when to Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect take effect. on and after the first day of April next.
Passed February 27, 1844.
An Act to repeal so much of the act entitled, “An act to au
thorize the inhabitants of the township of South Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex, and the inhabitants of the township of Upper Freehold in the county of Monmouth, to vote hy ballot at their town meetings passed March 5th, 1841." as relates to or is binding upon the inhabitants of Upper Freehold, in the county of Monmouth.
Sec. 1. Be it ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this Slate, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That so much of the act entitled, "An act to authorise the inhabitants of the township of South