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An Act respecting." The Paterson and Ramapo Rail

Road Company,” incorporated by an Act passed
March 10th, 1841.


WHEREAS, the subscribers to a majority of the stock of " the * Paterson and Ramapo Rail Road Company," have represent

ed by their petition, that it is necessary for effecting the objects of the incorporation, that the Company should be organized, although the whole capital is not yet subscribed for, and have asked that a law may be passed, authorising the same: THEREFORE,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General AsCommission. sembly of this Stute, and it is hereby eriacted by the authority ers author ized to call

oy of the same, That the Commissioners named in the act, inmeeting. corporating “The Paterson and Ramapo Rail Road Compa

ny," or a majority of them, may call a meeting of the present subscribers for the capital stock of the said company, to choose seven directors, in the same manner that they might do, if all the shares were subscribed for ; and that such election shall be conducted in all respects as is provided in the Charter of

the said Company. Act when to

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That this Act shall go into effect take effect.

immediately after the passage thereof. '.

Passed February 15, 1844.

An Act to divorce Mary Ann Disbrow, of the county of

Middlesex, from her husband, Samuel A. Disbrow.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General As

sembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the autMary Ann & Samuel A. thority of the same, That the marriage contract heretofore Disbrow di- existing between Mary Ann Disbrow, of the county of Midvorced.

dlesex, and Samuel A. her husband, be, and the same is hereby dissolved, as fully, to all intents and purposes, as if they had never been joined together in matrimony

Passed February 16, 1844.

ÁN Act to enable the Owners of Meadows.on Little Newton

Creek, in the county of Gloucester, to put and keep in repair, the Tide-bank and Water Works, protecting said Meadows on the river Delaware.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General As. sembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the author-1

mode of ap. ity of the same, That the owners of meadow on Little Newton

leadow on Lathe Newton pointing nan Creek, in the townships of Newton and Camden, in the county agers. of Gloucester, shall meet on the second Monday in March next, at the house of Ebenezer Toole, at Kaighn's Point, and there, between the hours of one and three in the afternoon, elect and choose, by a majority of votes, as hereinafter described, two of their number, to act as managers, to put and keep in repair said bank and water works, extending from the fast land of

Collector, Isaac Mickle, in the township of Newton, to the fast land of how appointCharles Kaighn, in the township of Camden; and also, in ed. the same manner, elect one of their number a collector, to collect and receive all such sum and sums of money as shall be assessed as hereinafter described ; and said officers shall serve until next meeting, or until their successors shall be appointed, which election shall be held at such time and place as a majority of said owners at their first meeting may determine. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That in all cases of an election

Election how for officers, or for other purposes, the manner of voting shall conducted. be by person, or proxy in writing, duły executed, in the following ratio : for every fifty dollars assessed value of meadow, marsh or swamp, within said bank, the owner thereof shall be entitled to one vote.... .

Sec. 3. And be it enacled, That the said owners shall meet on the second Monday in March in each and every year at Time of an

unual election such place as a majority at the last preceding meeting shall " have determined, and elect two of their number managers, and one of their number a collector, as aforesaid, who shall serve for one year, or imtil their successors be appointed, and may receive such compensation as a majority of said voters may agree upon.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That said managers when appointed at the first meeting, as aforesaid shall, as soon as may Duty of man. be, cause all the meadow, marsh and swamp, on said creek, ageis. and within said bank and water works, to be accurately surveyed and measured, and a plot or draught to be made, showing the quantity belonging to each owner; and said managers



shall also cause a valuation to be made of the said meadow;. marsh and, swamp, within the bank, held by each owner, separately: said valuation to be made by two disinterested persons, to be agreed upon by said owners, at their first meeting as aforesaid; and said appraisers shall be entitled to receive each such compensation, as a majority of said owners at the said meeting may determine...

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That said managers shall, as

soon as may be after their election as aforesaid, assess the Mwavers to sum or sums of money ordered by. said'owners to be raised as make assess- aforesaid, rateably on said meadow, marsh, and swamp, agree

ably to said valuation and quantity each owner may have within the bank, and shall state the said assessment in a: regular duplicate containing the names of the owners and possessors, the number of acres and parts of acres held by each ; the sumş assessed on them severally, and the time or times of payment;, which duplicate they shall deliver without any undue delay, to the collector chosen as aforesaid.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That the said collector on reI'roceedings in case of ceipt of said duplicate shall inform each owner or possessor, neglect or re. in person or by notice in writing, left at his or her usual place fusal to pay of abode, twenty days before the time of payment, of the sum

or sums assessed on his or her respective meadow or marsh swamp aforesaid ; and if any of the said owners or possessors stiallı neglect or refuse to pay the sum or sums assessed as aforesaid, for the space of twenty days after the time fixed for the payment thereof, it shall and may be lawful, to and for the said collector, on ten days notice being given by public advertisement in five of the most public places in the vicinity of said meadow, to sell at public vendue, so můch of the grass, herbage, or wood, on such delinquent owner's or possessor's meadow, marsh or swamp, as will be sufhcient to discharge said demand and costs, but if the grass, wood or-herbage on said meadow, marsh or swamp should not; be sufficient to satisfy the demand, then to lease at public vendue as aforesaid, so much of the said meadow, marsh or swamp of said owner or possessor as will be sufficient to discharge said demand, with all reasonable costs, to any person who will pay said demand in cash, at the close of the sale, for the shortest term; and it shall and may be lawful for said collector to make and execute a lease to such purchaser for such term, which lease shall be good and effectual in law, and shall vest the possession of said meadow, marsh or swamp in said purchaser, and bar the owner and all others during said term.

Sec.7,. And be it enacted, That said owners, by a majority Mauagers to

ir. vote aș aforesaid, may alter the course of said bank, and erect &c. and lay any new, sluice or erect any other waterworks that


may be necessary; and said managers, and their successors, shall attend and keep the whole in good repair; and to enable said managers to do and perform the same, and to execute the orders of said owners, passed as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for them to make assessments, from time to time, on the valuation of each owner's meadow, marsh or swamp within said bank; and every valuation or appraisement shall be made as hereinbefore direeted; which may be once in five years, at the option of said owners, but not oftener; and in ease any owners or possessors shall negleet or refuse to pay or discharge the sum for which he or she may be so charged on any such assessment, then it shall be lawful for the said colleetor for the time being, on the receipt of the duplicate as aforesaid, to proceed against him or her for the recovery thereof in the manner herein before directed, or by action of debt; in which case he shall produce the said assessment in evidence; and it shall be necessary in either case, before the said collector proceed, that the said assessment shall be attested by oath or affirmation of one or both of said managers before a justice of the peace; and said managers shall, at each and every annual meeting of said owners, 2 produce said assessment, together with an account of their expenditures for the preceding year, and pay over the balance, if any, in their possession, to their successors in office, to be appropriated to the purposes to which said assessments were made. TINA

Sec. S. And be it enacted, That said owners shall, at their first meeting aforesaid, and at every stated annual meeting thereafter elect and choose one of their number a clerk, who

who Duty urclerk shall enter in a book to be provided and kept for that purpose, all votes, proceedings, and orders made by said owliers, at any of their meetings.

Sec. 9. And be i, enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the executors or administrators of any person, deceased, to ..

It Executors,

guardians, whose estate a part of the meadow, marsh or swamp did be- de may vote. long, and to and for the guardians of minors, and to and for the agents of single women, or other persons who cannot attend the meetings of the said owners, such agents, being appointed in writing, to vote as aforesaid at said meetings.

Sec. 10. And be it enacted, That if either of the managers Vacancies. or collector should at'any time within the year for which they, how supplied or either of them may be elected, by death or other disability, become incapable of executing the duties required by this act, it shall and may be lawful for a manager or any three of the owners or possessors, to call a meeting by notice in writing left at the usual place of abode of each owner or possessor, or by advertising at three of the most public places in the vicinity, at least one week previous thereto, for the purpose of supplying

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the vacancy or vacancies: the persons appointed in conser. quence shall have the like powers for the rernainder of the year, as those had in whose place they may be appointed.

Sec. 11. And be it enacted, That said owners, or their

representatives, at the annual meetings, shall fix and determine, Owners to fix salaries.

from time to time, by vote as aforesaid, of a majority of those met, the wages or salaries to be paid to the managers, collector, and clerk, from year: to year.

Sec. 12. And be it enacled, That the expense of cleaning Assessments, out the said creek, or main water course, inside the bank or how made outside, or both, whenever said owners, by a majority vote as and collected aforesaid, shall deem it necessary, as well, as all other sums

ordered to be raised by said.owners in manner aforesaid, shall be equitably and rateably assessed as aforesaid, on all the meadow, marsh and swamp within said bank; and such sums and all others shall be collected by said collector in manner aforesaid and without any undue delay; which he, the said collector, shall pay out by order of the managers-for work done or services performed under their direction; and any balance in his 'possession, at the expiration of the time for which he may have been chosen, he shall pay to his successor in office.

Sec. 13. And be it enacted, That the act passed February

the thirteenth; A: D., one-thousand seven hundred and thir: Former act teen, entitled " An Act for enabling the owners of the mearepealed.

dows adjoining to the lands of Sarah Mickle, John Doyle, John Kaighn, Tobias Grisconi, and others, adjacent to Delaware river, in the township of Newton and county of Gloucester, to stop the tide from overflowing them," be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Passed February 16, 1844.

ÅN Acr for the relief of Anthony Chardavoyne, of the

county of Sussex.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and Generdi $62 per an. Assembly of this state and it is hereby enacted by the way num to be

to thority of the same, That the , treasurer of this state, be, and Chardaroyne he is hereby authorized : and directed to pay unto Antu

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