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at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, and after taking an oath or affirmation before some justice of the peace of the said county of Gloucester, to faithfully, honestly and impartially perform the trust reposed in them by this act shall call before them the county collector of the county of Gloucester, whose duty it shall be to furnish the said commissioners with the abstract of the quotas of the tax fixed by the assessors of the said county of Gloucester, at their last stated meeting, and the said commissioners when met shall make ont a true statement of the quota of state tax as adjusted the last year, and shall in that proportion or ratio fix the quota of tax to be levied and collected in each township the present year for the State, and the said commissioners shall also settle with the said collector for all county moneys which may remain in his hands and shall value the buildings at Woodbury, and other property belonging to the county of Gloucester including the surplus revenue and the said commissioners for the county of Camden shall receive from the county collector of said county of Gloucester whose duty it shall be to pay the same to them, or to deliver bonds and mortgages for a portion thereof if he has not money sufficient, the proportion that will belong to the county of Camden, according to the ratio of population fixed by the last census of the United States, also their proportion of the value of the public buildings, surplus revenue and other public property afier making an equitaħle deduction of any debts which may be due by said county of Gloucester, and it shall be the duty of the said commissioners respectively to lay before the board of chosen freeholders of each county at their annual meeting in May next a statement of the valuation made by them of the public buildings at Woodbury, the surplus revenue and other public property, also the settlement aforesaid which settlement shall form the quota of state tax for each county for the present year, and the said co:nmissioners shall receive two dollars per day for their services while engaged in making such settlement to be paid by the county collector of the county of Gloucester.
Sec. 8. And; be it enacted, That the chosen freeholders holders of
" of the several townships of the county of Camden, shall be townships in, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate corporated in law, and shall be styled and known by the name of “The
Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Camden," and the said board shall have, hold, use and enjoy the like rights, powers and authority, and be subject to like rules and penalties as the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the other counties of this State are entitled and subject to, according to the ex: isting laws of this State, and the said board of chosen free. holders of the said county of Camden, shall meet at the court house of the city of Camden, on the day appointed by law, for the next annual meeting of the board of chosen freeholders in the other counties in this State, and afterwards, annually at. the same place at such times and under such regulations as the other boards of the other counties in this State.
Sec. 9. And be it enucted, That the circuit courts, courts Time & place of common pleas, quarter sessions of the peace, orphans' court, of holding and courts of oyer and terminer, shall be held in, and for the courts. county of Camden, at the court house in Camden, until otherwise ordered as hereinafter provided, on the fourth Tuesday in March, the fourth Tuesday in June, the fourth Tuesday in September, and the third Tuesday in December annually.
Sec. 10. And be it enacted, That all judgments already, Executions or that hereafter may be obtained in the said county of Glou- or suits now cester, upon any action, suit, or proceedings actually com- pending in menced or depending, before the sixteenth day of March instant, shall be deemed, esteemed and taken to be of the same cuted in force and effect, within the present bounds of the said county Camde o. of Gloucester, as if this act had not been passed ; and writs of execution or other legal process may be issued thereon, directed to the sheriff or other legal officer of the county of Gloucester, who are hereby authorized and directed to execute the same, within the limits of the county of Camden, as fully as if this act had not passed, and all writs of scire fiacias máy issue, as by law allowed in other cases.
Sec. 11. And be it enacted, That the militia of the said Militia of county of Camden, shall form a separate brigade, to be called Camdeo and the “Camden Brigade," and the militia of the county of Gloucester. Gloucester shall form a separate brigade, to be called the “Gloucester Brigade," and the said Camden and Gloucester brigades shall be severally attached to the first division of the militia of this state.
Sec. 12. And be it enacted, That the board of chosen free- Bosip holders of said county of Camden, shall, upon the call of the sen freehold. director of the board, or upon their own adjournments, from ers may adtime to time, as occasion may require, meet together at Camour from
s time to time, den, or such other places as they may appoint.
Board of cho.
Sec. 13. And be it enacted, That'until a sheriff shall be Sheriff of elected at the next annual election for the said county of Gloucester to Camden, and shall enter upon the duties of his office, it shall act for Cam. be the duty of the sheriff of the county of Gloucester, or in
den upth) next case of his disability, of the coroners of said county to sum-election.
mon according to law, the grand jurors of the said county of Camden, and also, to select the necessary number of jurors, to serve as such in the said county of Camden, to be empannelled in the manner prescribed by law.
Sec. 14. And be it enacted, That the said county of Cam
den shall have and enjoy all the jurisdiction, powers, privileRepresenta
Coun. ges, liberties and immunities which any other county in this cil & Assem. state doth or may enjoy; and the said county of Camden bly. shall elect one member to represent the said county in the
legislative council of this state, and two members to represent said county in the general assembly of this state, and the county of Gloucester shall hereafter elect one member to represent the said county in the legislative council of this state, and two members to represent said county in the general assembly of this staté.
Sec. 15. And be il enacted, That this act shall take effect Clerk, Surrv. from and after the passage thereof, and it shall and may be gate &c.when lawful for the joint meeting at any time after the passing of to enter upon this act, to appoint a clerk, surrogate, prosecutor of the pleas, duties of office.
and all other necessary and proper officers of the said county of Camden; who shall enter upon the duties of their respective offices upon taking the oaths of office.
Sec. 16. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for Clerk and the clerk and surrogate of said county of Camden, to submit Surrogate to their official bonds to one of the justices of the supreme court, give bond. and to take and subscribe their respective oaths or affirmations
of office before said justice of the supreme court, which said justice of the supreme court may receive such bonds as he shall approve, and transmit such bonds, together with the oaths of office, to the secretary of this State, to be filed in said secretary's office according to law; and after the approval of said bonds by said justice of the supreme court, the said clerk and surrogate shall be fully authorized to enter upon the
duties of their respective offices. Appropria Sec. 17. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of Lion of income the trustees of the school fund of this state to apportion to of school
the said county of Camden, on or before the first Monday of fund.
April next, its just share and proportion of the annual appropriation of the income of the school fund according to law.
Sec. 18. And be it enacted, That upon receiving the proportion of the surplus revenue to which the said county of Camden is entitled, the said board of chosen freeholders, shall within ninety days after receiving the same, deliver the certificate for the amount of such surplus revenue, signed by
the director of the said board of freeholders, expressing the usual legal obligation, and pledging the faith of the said Chosen free county of Camden, for the safe keeping and re-payment holders to thereof, to the Treasurer of this state; and in all things com- give obliga. ply with the act of the legislature of this state entitled "Antion on react making provision for the deposite and distribution of so se
surplus much of the surplus revenue of the United States as now is, revenue. or may hereafter be apportioned to, and received by this state," passed the 10th day of March, 1837.
Sec. 19. And be it enacted, That the board of chosen freeholders of the county of Gloucester may assign to the said board of chosen freeholders of the county of Camden, any such bonds and mortgages upon property within the limits of the said county of Camden, taken upon the loan of Bonds and the swplus revenue, as the said board of freeholders of the more
loan of our county of Camden, or the commissioners appointed by this plus rei eine act, in behalf of the said county of Camden, shall be willing may be to take in payment of the portion of the surplus revenue to assigned. which said county of Camden is entitled by this act, and the assignment and transfer thereof, shall be good in law, and shall vest in the board of chosen freeholders of the county of Camden, complete title to the same.
Sec. 20. And be it enacted, That the amount of money: received from the county of Gloucester, as the share of the county of Camden, for the public buildings and other public property, shall be expended whenever the board of chosen
Location of freeholders shall direct in the repair of the court house and bu
Olinecourt house and public build jail, in Camden, and in the building of public offices; but no ings, how money shall be raised or taxes assessed and collected from fixed. the inhabitants of the said county of Camden, for the erection of the public buildings in said.county.
Sec.'21. And be it enacted, Tthat the several Courts of the said county of Camden, shall be held at the times and place mentioned in the ninth section of this Act for one year, and after the expiration of one year the vote of the qualified electors of said county shall be taken at such time as the board of chosen freeholders, shall appoint to determine where the courts of said county shall be held and the public buildings permanently located, the said elecțion shall be conducted in the same manner as nearly as may be as is directed by: the Act authorising the court-house election in the county of Mercer, and when the location shall be determined upon by. such election and the public buildings erected, then the seyeral courts shall be held in the court-house erected in the
place located as aforesaid. Provided always, that a majority of the whole number of votes taken at such election shall be necessary to the choice of the place of location.
Passed March 13, 1844.
An Act to re-annex-the township of Hopewell, in the coun
ty of Mercer, to the county of Hunterdon, and to straighten the county lines between Cape May and Cumberland.
Sec. 1. Be IT ENACTED, by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the au
thority of the same, That all that part of the county of Ilopewell Mercer, embraced within the limits of the township of Hopetownhip re. well, shall be, and the same is hereby attached to and made annexed to hunterden. a part of the county of Hunterdon, and shall be subject to all
the laws which the county of Hunterdon now is, or may be subject to, and the boundary line between the township of Hopewell, and the adjoining townships of Lawrence and Ewing, shall be the boundary line between the county of Hunterdon and the county of Mercer, and the corporate name of the inhabitants of the said township of Hopewell, shall hereafter be "The inhabitants of the township of Hopewell, in the county of Hunterdon."
Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That judges, justices, and other
officers within the limits of the territory hereby attached to hold appoint
the county of Hunterdon, shall continue to hold, exercise, ments and and enjoy their several and respective offices and appointCourts 10 ex ments, with the powers and privileges thereto belonging, creise juris. within the limits of the said county of Mercer until the sec
eron lor a ond Monday of April next; and all courts at the time of the Leilaa time,
passing of ihis act, existing and being within the aforesaid limits of said county of Mercer, shall continue to have and exercise jurisdiction within the same until the second Monday of April next, in the same manner as if this act had not been passed ; and that on and after the second Monday of April next, and until their respective terms of office in the county of Mercer shall expire, all persons in office at the time of the passing of this act, resident within the township of