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Hunterdon county, upon any action, suit or proceeding actually commenced or depending before the second Monday of April next, shall be of the same force and effect within the Executions former limits of said county as if this act had not been passed; now dependand writs of execution and other legal process may be issued ing in Hnnthereon, and directed to the sheriff or other lawful officer of terdon Co.

may be said county, who is hereby authorized and directed to execute es the same, within the limits of the county of Somerset, in the Somerset. same manner as he should 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. S. And be it enacted, That all persons residing within the limits of the township of Tewksbury, in the corinty of Inhaljanis Hunterdon, who would have been entitled to vote at the next of

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to vote in annual, or any other election in the county of Hunterdon, if Somerset. this act had not been passed, shall be, and the same are hereby declared to be entitled to vote at the next annual election, in the county of Somerset, or any other election to be held - therein after this act shall go into operation.

Sec. 9. And be it enacleil, That the right and interest of the said township of Tewksbury in and to such portions of the surplus revenue of the general government, as have been or may be paid, and all interest money which has accrued or may accrue thereon, shall not be deemed to be in any wise lessened or impaired by this act.

Sec. 10. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effeci Act when to

take effect. on and after the second Monday in April next.

Sec. 11. And be it enacted. That the counties of Hunter- vumber don and Somerset shall hereafter respectively elect the same Representanumber of representatives as they are at present entitled to, tives, antil otherwise regulated by law. • Passed March 13, 1844.

A Further SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled " An Act to

regulate elections," passed March 12th, in the year of our Lord 1839.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Council and General AsQualification sembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the auof voters. thority of the same, That every free white male citizen of

the United States, who shall have resided one year in any county of this state next preceding any election, which shall be held by virtue of the constitution or laws of this state, and who shall in other respects be entitled to vote at such election shall be deemed and taken to be worth fifty pounds proclama

tion money. Persons chal- Sec. 2. Anıl be it enacted, That if any person shall be lenged to challenged as not qualified or entitled to vote, and the person aliirmation

of challenging him shall specify a ground of such challenge to

be, that the person so challenged is an alien, the chairman of
the board of election shall forth with tender to him an oath or
affirmation in the following form: "you do swear for affirm,
as the case may be,] that to the best of your knowledge, in-
formation or belief, you were born a citizen of the United
States, and that you do not owe allegiance, to any foreign prince,
potentate, state or sovereignty;" and if the person so challen-
ged shall refuse to take the oath or affirmation so tendered to
him, he shall be deemed and taken to be an alien, unless he
shall produce at the time of claiming his vote, to such board
a lawful certificate, issued out, and under the seal of some
court of record having authority to admit aliens to the rights
of a citizen of the United States, showing, in case the person
producing the same, shall claim to be the person named there-
in, that he has been admitted to the rights of a citizen of the
United States; or in case the person producing the same shall
claim to have derived the rights of such citizen through the
naturalization of his parent, then, that the person alleged to
be such parent has been admitted to the rights of such citizen,
or unless one or more of the board of election, shall have seen
and examined said certificate at some previous election, or
unless he shall take an oath or affirmation which shall be
tendered to him by the chairman of the board of election ac-
cording to the circumstances of the case in the following form:
" You do swear, for affirm as the case may be, that you have
been admitted to the rights of a citizen of the United States,
by a certificate of naturalization, issued out, and under the
geal of a court of record in the United States," or in the fol-

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lowing form : **You do.swear, for affirm as the case may bę, that you have seen the certificate of naturalization by which your parent was recognized as a naturalized citizen of the United States; and that at the time of the naturalization of your parent you were under the age of twenty-one years, and resident in the United States ;" And it is hereby provided, that no such certificate of naturalization, produced as aforesaid shall be disregarded for, or on account of any alleged technical informality, or upon any pretence that the court issuing the same was, or is not a competent court of record ; Provided, that it shall so appear on said certificate

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Sec. 3. And be it enacter', That if any person shall be Penalty for guilty of wilful and corrupt false swearing or affirming, in taking an oath or affirmation under this act, he shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of perjury, and may be prosecuted and punished accordingly.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That if any person shall, in any Bribery, penway, directly or indirectly, offer, promise, procure, confer, or alty for. give any money, property, thing in action, victuals, drink, preferment or any other consideration, to any person, for giving or refusing to give his vote, in, or at any election mentioned in the said act to which this is a supplement; or if any -person shall at any such election, by menace or other corrupt means or device, directly or indirectly, attempt to influence, deter, or dissuade any person in giving or refusing to give huis vote thereat every person so offering, promising, procuring, conferring, or given as aforesaid, or attempting to influence, deter, or dissuade as aforesaid, shall be adjudged to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment at hard labor in the state prison, or both, in the discretion of the court before whom ihe offender shall be convicted, the fine in no case to be less

than one hundred dollars, and the imprisonment not to ex-.ceed the term of eighteen months.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That no person shall, at any such election, knowingly and wilfully make any false asser- Penalty for tion, or propagate any false report concerning any person who making false shall be a candidate thereat, which shall have a tendency to reports conprevent his election, or with a view thereto, nor shall any

Y didate, &c. officer or any other person summon, call out, or request any company or body of militia to appear, parade or exercise on the day of any such election, except in case of invasion or insurrection; and if any person or persons shall offend against any of the provisions of this section declared unlaw· ful, he or they, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and

on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine or imprison

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ment at hard labor, in the state prison, or both, in the discretion of the court before which such conviction shall be had, the fine not to exceed the sum of three hundred dollars, or such imprisonment, the term of eighteen months.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That if any person shall offend Additional penalties for against any or either of the provisions contained in the foreoffences going fourth and fifth sections of this supplement, he shallagainst 4th in addition to the pains and punishments in those sections and 5th sec

mentioned, forfeit and pay the sum of thirty dollars, to be retions.

covered in an action of debt, in the corporate name of any township in the county where such offence shall have been committed with costs of suit, before any court of competent jurisdiction, upon the complaint of any person that will institute such suit, one half of said penalty to be paid to the person complaining, and the other half to the collector of the township where such suit shall be brought, for the use of said township, and that the person complaining shall be a competent witness in such action.

. Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That in all cases where any per

son or persons have left or shall hereafter leave their home Leroong at. tendius cols or place where they reside, to attend any academy, college, leges, &c. not theological seminary or other literary institution in any townentitled to ship, borough or city of this state for the purpose of obtainvote.

ing an education or instruction, that absence for such purpose while so attending such academy, college, theological seminary or other- literary institution, shall not constitute a change of the place of residence of such person or persons so as to make him or them liable to be taxed, or to entitle him or them to vote at any election, in such township, borough'or city, where such college, academy, theological seminary, or

other literary institution is situated. Part of form Sec. 8. And be it enacted, That the third, forty third, forer act repeal ty-fifth, hundred and sixth and hundred and seventh sections ed

of the act to which this is a further supplement, and the third section of the act entitled a further supplement to the act entitled, “An act to regulate elections," passed March ninth, eighteen hundred and forty two, and the act entitled “A further supplement to the act entitled an act to regulate elections," passed February twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty

three, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Act when to Sec. 9. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect take effect. immediately after the passage thereof.

Passed March 13, 1844.

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AN ACT to raise by tax the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars:

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state and it is hereby enacted by the Me $40.000 tas thority of the same, That there shall be assessed, levied to be raises, and collected, on the inhabitants of this State, their goods and chattels, and on the lands and tenements within the same, the sum of forty thousand dollars, money of the United States, which sum shall be paid into the treasury of this State, on or before the twentieth day January, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That that the said sum of for- Proportions ty thousand dollars shall be paid by the several counties of counties. of this state, in the proportion following, that is to say:

The county of Bergen shall pay the sum of thirteen hundred and thirty lour dollars.

The county of Hudson shall pay the sum of eight hun. dred and twenty dollars.

The county of Essex shall pay the sum of thirty-five hundred and fifty-two dollars.

The county of Passaic shall pay the sum ten hundred and twenty-four dollars.

The county of Morris shall pay the sum of thirty one hundred and thirty six dollars.

The county of Sussex shall pay the sum twenty hundred and twenty six dollars.

The county of Warren shall pay the sum twenty one hundred and eighty five dollars.

The county of Hunterdon shall pay the sum of thirty two hundred and eighty two dollars.

The county of Somerset shall pay the sum of twenty seven hundred and thirty two dollars.

The county of Middlesex shall pay the sum of twenty seven bundred and thlrty two dollars.

The county of Monmouth shall pay the sum of thirty seven hundred and twenty four dollars.

The county of Burlington shall pay the sum of thirty eight hundred and ten dollars.

The county of Gloucester shall pay the sum of thirteen hundred and sixty two. dollars.

The county of Cumberland shall pay the sum of fifteen and-sixty six dollars.

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