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· hopewell, and all and every of them shall hold, exercise and

enjoy their respective offices, with all the powers, privileges and emoluments thereto belonging, within the limits of the county of Hunterdon, as officers of said county, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes, as if they had been elected and appointed to their said offices respectively, within Proviso, the said county of Hunterdon; Provided, that all judges of the court of common pleas, and all justices of the peace, shall take and subscribe the official oaths or affirmations required by law, within the said county of Hunterdon, on or before the first day of May next, and before they act in their respective offices, as officers of the county of Hunterdon.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That all actions, suits, appeals, prosecutions, and other legal proceedings, commenced or de inco

** Action, &c., pending in the supreme court of this state, or in any court, or to be affected before any justice of the peace within the county of Mercer, as the same stood before the passing of this act, before the second Monday of April next, shall be in no wise affected by this act, but the same shall and may be prosecuted in said county, and before said courts in the same manner as if this act had not been passed, any thing herein contained to the

Proviso. contrary notwithstanding; Provided, that in all such causes pending in the supreme court, where the defendant in any transitory action shall at the time when this act takes effect, reside within the limits of the township of Hopewell, or where in any local action the cause of action arose within that township, either party, may, at his election, on application to said court for that purpose, have the venue in said action changed to the said county of Hunterdon, and the cause tried therein, as if the said action had originally been commenced in said county.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That all judgments obtained,, or that may hereafter be obtained in any of the courts of the

the Judgmente, county of Mercer, upon any action, suit or proceedipg, actu- in Mercer co. ally commenced, or depending before the second Monday of to be of same April next, shall be of the same force and effect within the force in said township of Hopewell, as if this act had not been passed, and writs of execution or other legal process may be issued thereon, and directed to the sheriff or other lawful officer of said county, who is hereby authorized and directed to execute the same within the limits of the said county of Hunterdon, in the same manner as he should by law have done, in case this act had not been passed ; and upon such judgment or judgments, a writ or writs of scire facias may issue, as allowed by law in other cases, directed as aforesaid, and thereupon such further proceedings shall be had therein, as the party prosecuting the same, would have been entitled to in other,

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cases, and in the same manner as if this act had not been passed.

Sec. 5. And be il enacted, That all persons at present Residents of residing within the limits of the township of Hopewell, who vote in Hun

ho would have been entitled to vote at all ensuing elections in leruoti,

the county of Mercer, if this act had not been passed, shall be, and the same are hereby declared to be entitled to vote at all ensuing elections in the county of Hunterdon.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That the right and interest of lule: est of the said township of Hopewell, in and to such portions of the township in surplus revenue of the general government as have been or surplus reve. pue not to be may be paid, and all interest money which has acerued, or mis aired. may accrue thereon, shall not be deemed to be in any wise

lessened or impaired by this act.

Menner in Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That the presont member of the Council to legislative council from the county of Mercer shall be and remain re.

remain the representative in council of the county of Mercer, pre entalive till next

until the meeting of the next legislature of this state, and be meetin; of entitled to and exercise all the privileges, powers and immuthe Legisla- nities as a member of council, as fully in all respects as if this tule.

act had not been passed.

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Sec. 8. And be it enacted, That so much of the township of rice rever Maurice River, in the county of Cumberland, as lies adjacent township an- to the county of Cape May and within the following bounds, nexed to to wit: beginning at the Cumberland and Cape May line Cape May.

where the old Cape May road intersects the same; and running thence a northwardly course along said road to a station formerly called Souder place; thence north wardly the most direct course to the Cumberland and Atlantic line; thence by the Atlantic line and the Cape May line to the beginning, shall be annexed to and constitute a part of the Upper township in the county of Cape May, and that Francis Lee, James Ward and James L. Smith be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to run sajd line.

Sec. 9. And be it enacted, That the township committees Township of the townships of Maurice River and Upper Township, shall committees to make divi, meet on the third Monday in April next, in Marshalville at sion of prce the house now occupied by Edward Thomas, at ten o'clock perty, &c. in the forengon, ard shall then and there, or as soon thereafter

as may be, proceed by writing, signed by a majority of the members of each committee, to allot to the said Upper Township, such proportion of the property, money on hand or due, and belonging to the township of Maurice River, as the rate· ables and taxable property hereby set off to the said Upper

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Township, have to the dateables and taxable property of the township of Maurice River, as the same shall remain after the passage of this act; and if any of the persons composing 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 conclusive; Provided, that said meeting may adjourn to, such time and place as a majority shall deem proper

Sec. 10. And be it enacted, That all persons residing within (nhabitantsło the territory hereby set off to the Upper Township, who by vote in Upper the laws of this state, would have been entitled to vote at any township. ensuing election in the county of Cumberland, the same shall be entitled to vote at any such election, to be held in said Upper Township, the same as though they had always resided in said township.

Sec. 11. And be it enacted, That judges, justices, and other officers within the limits of the territory hereby attached to the county of Cape May, shall continue to hold, exercise, officers to and enjoy their sereral and respective offices and appoint- hold appointments with the powers and privileges thereto belonging, with- ments and in the limits of the said county of Cumberland, until the

Cercise juris. second Monday of April next; and all courts at the time of diction for the passing of this act, existipg and being within the aforesaid certain time. limits of said, county of Cumberland, shall continue to have and exercise jurisdiction within the same, lunul 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 Cumberland shall expire, all persons in office at the time of the passing of this act, resident within the territory hereby attached to Cape May, and all and every of them, shall hold, exercise and enjoy their respective offices, with all the powers, privileges, and emoluments thereto belonging within the limits of the county of Cape May as officers of said county, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes, as if they had been elected and appointed to their said offices respectively, within the said county of Cape May; Provided that all judges of the court of common pleas, and all proviso. justices of the peace, shall take and subscribe the official oaths or affirmations required by law, within the said county of Cape May, on or before the first day of May next, and before the act in their respective -offices as officers of the county of Cape May.

Sec. 12. And be it enacted, That all actions, suits, appeals, prosecutions and other legal proceedings, commenced or depending in the supreme court of this state, or in any

Judgments court, or before any justice of the peace within the county of obtained in Cumberland, as the same stood before the passing of this act, Cumberland

Peame before the second Monday of April next, shall be in no wise force in Cape affected by this act, but the same shall, and may be prosecutMay. ed in said county and before said courts in the same manner

as if this act had not been passed, anything herein contained

to the contrary notwitstanding; provided, that in all such Proviso,

causes pending in the supreme court where the defendant in any transitory action shall at the time when this act takes effect reside within the limits of the territory hereby annexed to Cape May, or where in any local action the cause of action arose within that territory, either party may at his election, on application to said court, for that purpose have the venue in said, action, changed to the said county of Cape Dựay and the cause tried therein as if the said action had originally been commenced in said county. .

Sec. 13. And be it enacted, That all judgments obtained,

or that may hereafter be obtained in any of the courts in the Actions, &c.

· county of Cumberland upon any action, suit, or proceeding, in Cumberand not to be actually commenced or depending before the second Monday a flected. of April next, shall be of ihe same force and effect within

the said ; territory hereby annexed to Cape May as if this act had not been passed, and writs of execution or other legal process may be issued thereon and directed to the sheriff' or other lawful officer of said county, who is hereby authorized and directed to execute the same within the limits of the said county of Cape May in the same manner as he should by law have done in case this act had not been passed, and upon such judgment or judgments a writ or writs of scire facias may issue, as allowed by law in other cases .directed as aforesaid and thereupon such further proceedings shall be had therein as the party prosecuting the same would have been entitled to in other cases and in the same manner as if this act had not been passed:

Sec. 14. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into Bake effect.

* effect immediately after the passage thereof,

Passed March 13, 1844.

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AT ACT to establish a uniform standard of weights and meas.

ures in this State.

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Sec. 1. BE. IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacled by the authority of the same, That the standard of weights and measures of the United States, now deposited in the Se. cretary's office at Trenton, shall be the standard of weights and measures of this State, for the approving and sealing of the same in the several counties thereof, and the said si Secretary of State is hereby enjoined to preserve and pare and adtake care of the same, and to allow and assist such per- just county son or persons, authorized by the chosen freeholders of standards. each county of this Ştate, to compare and adjust a corresponding standard of weights and measures for each and every county, and shall give to such person or persons so authorized, a certificate under the seal of his of. fice, of their correctness, as compared with the standard in his office; and the said Secretary of State shall procure a seal, upon which shall be imprinted the letters S. S., and shall mark with the said seal each and every article so compared, for which he shall receive a reasonable com. pensation from the Treasurer of this State, upon the cere tificate of the Governor thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the chosen freeholders of each and every county, shall, at the expense of the several counties in this State, provide within ten months Chosen freefrom the passage of this aci, a set of brass weights, from no

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ou procure half an ounce up to fifty pounds avoirdupois, and measures weights and from one pint up to a gallon, and from a quarter of a peck measures. to half a bushel, and a yard stick, of good, permanent and durable consirction, according to the standard above mentioned, proved and sealed by the Secretary of this State, and likewise a seal upon which shall be imprinted the letters C. S., who shall deposite the same with the clerk of the county they represent; who is.and shall be hereby constituted the sealer of weights, and measures for said county, and shall keep the same in his office in good order and repair, and shall take on entering on the duties of his office the following oath, (or affirmation,) vizi

do swear, (or affirm,) that I will not Oath of stamp, seal or give any certificate for any weights or Clerk. measures, but such as shall, as nearly as possible, agree

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