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A supplement to “ An act to establish a new township in the

county of Burlington, to be called the township of Coaxen,” passed February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fortyfive.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, as follows:

Sec. 1. The name of the township of Coaxen, in the county Corporate name of Burlington, shall be changed to Southampton, and the in. of township habitants of said township shall hereafter be styled and known on by the name of " the Inhabitants of the township of Southampton, in the county of Burlington.”

Sec. 2. All parts of the act to which this is a supplement, part of former not consistent herewith, shall be, and the same are hereby re- act repealed. pealed; and this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved, April 1, 1845.

A further supplement to the act entitled, “ An act for the go

vernment and regulation of the state prison," passed February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate und General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, as follows:

SEC. 1. The bond required to be given by the keeper, in the fifth section of the act to which this is a supplement, shall Amount of bonil hereafter be in the sum of five thousand dollars, instead of two thousand dollars, as therein prescribed. Sec. 2. The inspectors shall make their report of the state of

. Time of making the prison, to the legislature, as required in the sixth section of an the same act, on or before the third Tuesday of January, in each year, instead of the first Tuesday in November, as therein provided.

Sec. 3. The inspectors shall have power to remit the costs c. of prosecution of any prisoner, and any debt due from him to cution may be the state for his support in said prison, upon a recommenda- remitted tion from the keeper, certifying that such prisoner is, in his opinion, unable to earn more than is sufficient for his clothing

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and maintenance, or that such prisoner has conducted himself in an orderly and proper manner.

Sec. 4. The keeper of the prison shall have his accounts When annual ready for examination and seulement on the second Tuesday accounts may of January, in every year, and for that purpose may close his

accounts for the year on the thirty-first day of December previous.

Sec. 5. He shall prepare, on or before the second Tuesday Annual state- of January, annually, an abstract of all expenditures and rement of expend- ceipts of money for the prison, the amount of labour done, the

raw materials purchased, the articles manufactured or prepared and sold, all the bills of transportation, and the taxed bills of costs which have been certified by him, and shall lay the same before the committee annually appointed by the legislature to settle the accounts of the state prison, and before the legislature itself, at such times as it shall direct.

Sec. 6. So much of the act to which this is a supplement, as Part of former is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, is hereby react repealed. pealed. Act, when to Sec. 7. This act shall take effect immediately after it be.

comes a law.

Approved, April 1, 1845.

take effect.

An Ac'r to release to Betsey Cook the right and title of the

state of New Jersey to certain land and premises in the township of Saddle River, in the county of Bergen.

Preamble.

Whereas Robert Cook (a coloured man), late of the county

of Bergen, died intestate, possessed of a certain house and lot of ground, containing about one acre, situate in the township of Saddle River, in said county, and of some personal property; and whereas Robert S. Gould, esquire, of the said county of Bergen, hath taken out letters of administration upon the estate of said decedent, who hath exhausted all the personal property of said intestate in the payment of his debis, and there are other debts still remaining unpaid; and whereas it is represented that the said Robert Cook left

no heirs capable of inheriting the said real estate, and that
the same has escheated to the state of New Jersey, under
and by virtue of the laws in such case made and provided ;
and whereas it is also represented that the said real estate is
sufficient to satisfy said debts, and leave a small surplus;
and whereas the said Robert Cook has left a widow, with-
out the necessary means of support and maintenance; and
it being right that said debts should be paid out of said real
estate, and the balance secured for the benefit of said
widow; and whereas it is also represented that the said
Robert Cook, in his lifetime, conveyed away, by deed, said
house and lot, and that said conveyance was made and exe-
cuted by way of mortgage, and that the said Robert S.
Gould, as administrator as aforesaid, paid off and satisfied
the debt for which the same had been so conveyed, and,
upon such payment being made, the person to whom the
said real estate had been conveyed, as aforesaid, reconveyed
the same to the said Robert S. Gould, as administrator as
aforesaid, in whom the legal title is now vested—therefore,

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, as follows:

Sec. 1. All the right, title, interest, property, claim, and Right of state in demand of the state of New Jersey, of, in, and to the said certain lands re

leased. house and lot of land, with the appurtenances, situate in the township of Saddle River, in the county of Bergen aforesaid, of which the said Robert Cook died scized and possessed, is granted, remised, released, and confirmed unto the said Betsey Cook, widow of the said Robert Cook, and to her heirs and assigns for ever; and said administrator is hereby authorized to execute a good and sufficient deed therefor, to the said Betsey Cook ; provided nevertheless, that said deed shall not be executed to, nor the legal title vest in the said Betsey Cook, as aforesaid, until she shall have fully paid off and satisfied all the debts lawfully contracted by the said Robert Cook, in his lifetime, and now remaining unpaid ; and provided also, in case the said Betsey Cook shall neglect or refuse to pay and satisfy said debts and expenses of administration within one year from the time this act becomes a law, the said administrator is authorized and empowered to sell the said land and real estate, at public vendue, after giving the notice required by law to be given in cases of sales of real estate made by order of the orphans' court for the payment of debts, and shall execute a conveyance to the purchaser therefor, and, after satisfying said debts and all necessary expenses, pay the surplus, if any rea main, to the said Betsey Cook, her executors or administra tors.

Act, when to take effect.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately after it shall become a law.

Approved, April 2, 1845.

An Act to incorporate the Camden Water Works Company.

rators.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, as follows:

Sec. 1. Isaac Cole, Benjamin W. Cooper, Charles Kaighn,

Henry Allen, William Folwell, Nathan Davis, Benjamin T. Names of corpo.

Davis, John W. Mickle, and James Elwell, and their associates, are hereby authorized and empowered to introduce into, and supply the city of Camden, in ihis state, with pure water, under such terms, regulations, and conditions as the city council of said city shall, by ordinance, ordain and establish; and the said Isaac Cole, Benjamin W. Cooper, Charles Kaighn, Henry Allen, William Folwell, Nathan Davis, Benjamin T. Davis, John W. Mickle, and James Elwell, and their associates, are

hereby incorporated, as a body politic and corporate in law, Style of incor- under the name of “the Camden Water Works Company," poration.

with a capital of fifty thousand dollars; and may have a common seal, and may have, hold, occupy, and possess real estate, in the city of Camden, sufficient for ereciing water works necessary to supply said city with water; and shall have fuil power to lay pipes for conducting the water, and erecting their water works on and through the public streets, lanes, and alleys of said city, under such regulations as the city council shall direct, as aforesaid ; provided the consent of the owner or owners of any property to be taken for the erection of said works shall first be obtained.

Sec. 2. Subscription books to the capital stock of the said Subscription

company shall be opened, within thirty days after this act shall books to be become a law, by the said Isaac Cole, Benjamin W. Cooper,

and Henry Allen, who are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions of the said stock, at such times and places as they, or a majority of them, shall direct, giving at least two weeks' notice thereof in the newspapers printed in said

city of Camden. Capital stock to be divided into Sec. 3. The said, capital stock of fifty thousand dollars shall

be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and shall

opened.

shares.

be held as personal estate; five dollars shall be paid to the said commissioners, or some one of them, upon each share at the time of subscribing; and when two hundred shares shall be subscribed, the said commissioners shall call a meeting of the stockholders, at such time and place, in the city of Camden, as they, or a majority of them, shall direct, giving at least three weeks' notice of such meeting in the newspapers printed in said city of Camden; and the stockholders shall, at such

Five directors meeting, choose five directors, being stockholders, to manage to be chosen. the affairs of said company; the said commissioners shall appoint some fit person to be judge of such election; said direct. ors are hereby empowered to appoint a president, treasurer, secretary, and all such officers, agents, workmen, and labourers as may be necessary to carry into effect this act, and to take such bonds and security as said board of directors may deem proper ; in the election of directors, each share shall have one vote; all future elections shall be held at such times, in the city of Camden, as the by-laws of said company may prescribe and establish.

Sec. 4. The said company shall not employ any part of Restriction. their capital in banking operations.

Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time hereafter alter, Act may be reamend, or repeal this act.

pealed. Approved, April 2, 1845.

An act to authorize the sale of the school house and lot, in

school district number seven, in the township of Orange, in

the county of Essex, known as the Academy District. WHEREAS Abraham Harrison, Moses B. Canfield, Nelson Preamble.

Lindsley, Abner Winans, Edwin White, and Philip Kingsley, the president and trustees of said school district number seven, together with sundry others, inhabitants of said township of Orange, have by their petition set forth, that Matthew Condit, on the thirtieth day of December, A. D. seventeen hundred and eighty-five, by his deed of conveyance, duly executed, did convey unto the Rev. Jedediah Chapman, Col. John Condit, and Henry Squier, a certain lot of land in the township of Orange, in said county of Essex, in this state, of the dimensions following, to wit: one chain and thirty-six links front on Main-street in Orange aforesaid, and

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