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ACTS

OF THE

SEVENTIETH LEGISLATURE

OF THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

An Act respecting highways in the township of Paterson, in

the county of Passaic.

mble,

It being represented to the legislature, by the petition of in- pre

habitants of Paterson, that public convenience requires an alteration in the laws respecting roads, as applicable to that township, and it appearing just and proper that their request in that matter should be granted—therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the township committee of the

Powers and dirtownship of Paterson, in the county of Passaic, shall be vest- ties of township ed with and exercise, in their corporate name, all the powers, committee. rights, privileges, and duties that the overseers of the highways in said township are now capable of exercising and performing; and shall have authority to regulate the streets and sidewalks, and to make and to enforce, by penalties, all ordinances necessary for the purposes aforesaid; and the members thereof shall be subject to the penalties existing against overseers for neglect of duties.

2. Ind be it enacted, That hereafter the inhabitants of said Inhabitants not township shall not élect overseers of the highways in said town to ship.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into operation on Act, when 10 the day of the next annual town meeting in the said township. take effect.

Approved, January 29, 1946.

to elect overseers.

A further supplement to an act entitled, “ An act securing to mechanics and others payment for their labour and materi. als, in erecting any house or other building within the limits therein mentioned,” passed February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and twenty.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of

the State of New Jersey, That from and after the passage of Writs of sci, fa. this act, it shall be lawful to issue a writ or writs of scire faway issue upon cias, either out of the circuit court or inferior court of common liens filed, &c.

pleas of the county of Camden, upon any lien heretofore filed and recorded, in pursuance of the act, and supplements thereto, to which this is a further supplement.

2. And be it enacted, That all judgments heretofore obtained Judgments upon scire facias, issued out of the inferior court of comheretofore ob., mon pleas of the county of Camden aforesaid, on any liens duly tained declared

filed and recorded, shall be of equal force, validity, and effect as if the same had been obtained in the inferior court of common pleas of the county of Gloucester, in this state; and sales of property founded upon such judgment are hereby declared valid in law, and are confirmed accordingly.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediAct, when to

ately after it becomes a law.

Approved, January 29, 1846

valid.

take effect.

A supplement to “ An act relative to ensurance companies,"

passed December twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty. six, and to an act to amend the same, passed March twentysixth, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

reduced.

i 1. Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of

the State of New Jersey, That the sum of five per centum, Rate of perceni. directed by the third section of said original act to be paid,

by way of tax,"by persons making or effecting, or causing to be made or effected, any ensurance by or on behalf of any. foreign ensurance company not incorporated by the laws of this state, is hereby reduced to two and a half per centum; and the said original act, and the said act to amend the same,

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shall have the like force and effect as if the third section of said original act were modified accordingly.

2. And be it enacted, That the provisions of said act shall Provisions of not extend to the premiums paid on policies of perpetual en- jer surance, when the premiums on deposit money, or the princi- ums on perpepal part thereof, are by the terms of such policy liable to be reclaimed at any time by the ensured.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme. Act, when 10 diately.

Approved, January 29, 1846.

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take effect.

AN ACT to authorize Isaac W. Elwell to excavate marl from

the public highway in the township of Stow Creek, county of Cumberland.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of. the State of New Jersey, That Isaac W. Elwell, of the town- 1. W. Elweli ship of Stow Creek, is hereby authorized and empowered to authorized to excavate the marl which lies in a public bighway in said town. ship, near the house of said Elwell, without let or hinderance from any person whatsoever, other than any person who may own the soil of such highway; provided nevertheless, that the said Isaac W. Elwell shall not enter upon the excavation until he shall have prepared a lateral road, as near as may be convenient to the before mentioned public highway, nor until he shall have given satisfactory security unto the township committee of Siow Creek, that said township shall be at no expense about the same; and that he will keep such lateral road in good order and repair for travelling, until the highway shall be returned to its present position, and, also, that the public highway shall be returned to its present position; in good order for travelling, in three years from the time the excavation shall commence.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme- Act, when ** diately.

take effect Approved, February 3, 1846.

An act to authorize the minister, elders, and deacons of the

Reformed Dutch Church in Harlingen, in the county of
Somerset, to sell and convey certain real estate.

Preamble.

sell real estate.

WHEREAS it has been represented, that the minister, elders,

and deacons of the Reformed Dutch Church and Congregation in Harlingen, in the county of Somerset, have been, and still are the owners and possessors of a certain tract of land or farm, situate in the townships of Montgomery and Hillsborough, in said county, known as the parsonage farm, bounded by lands of Peter Labagh, John R. Stryker, Court Sutphen, and others, containing one hundred and sixty acres; and whereas the said minister, elders, and deacons of the said church and congregation, believing that the interest and prosperity of the said church would be promoted by the sale of the said sarm, have, with the concurrence, and according to the recommendation of the said congrega. tion, petitioned the legislature to pass a law for that purpose -therefore,

1.. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of

the State of New Jersey, That the minister, elders, and deaMinister, &c.,

cons of the Reformed Dutch Church in Harlingen, in the authorized to county of Somerset aforesaid, are hereby authorized and em

le. powered, in their corporate name and capacity, to make sale

and conveyance of the aforesaid farm, or any part thereof, for the best price that can be obtained for the same, and to esecule good and sufficient deed or deeds for the same.

2. And be it enacted, That the said minister, elders, and Proceeds of sale deacons of the said church and congregation aforesaid, shall, w be invested. in their corporate name and capacity, safely invest the pro

ceeds arising from such sale or sales in bond and mortgage, and apply the interest thereof to the support of the minister of said church, as the profits and rents of said farm are now applied, and to no other purpose whatsoever; provided, that in case it may at any time be deemed advisable, they may apply a part of the said proceeds to purchase a small and more convenient parsonage for the use of the minister of said church.

3. And be it enacted, That the said minister, elders, and Statement o deacons shall, within one month after such sale or sales, make

a full statement in writing of all their proceedings relating be made.

thereto; which statement they shall cause to be read at a public meeting of the said congregation, to be by them duly called for the purpose, and also to be entered at length on the minutes of the said corporation.

Approved, February 6, 1846.

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A further supplement to the act entitled, “ An act to incorpo

rate the Paterson and Hamburg Turnpike Company," passed the third of March, eighteen hundred and six.

1. Be it ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the directors of the Paterson Directors auand Hamburg Turnpike Company be, and they are hereby thorized to alter

the course of authorized and empowered to alter the course of the Paterson

road. and Hamburg Turnpike road, so as to run from the top of the mountain, south-east from Hamburg, in the county of Sussex, near Hamilton's bog meadow, about a south-easterly course, to the road leading from Snufftown to the Franklin furnace; then to follow the course of the old road to Snufftown, as far as may be deemed expedient; and that they be also authorized and empowered to alter the course of said road, so as to run from near Hennion's bridge, in the county of Passaic, around the foot of the hill to near the house of Henry A. Vreeland; provideil, that the said directors shall first obtain the consent Proviso. of the owners of the land over which the alterations in the said road may run ; and provided also, that the said directors shall cause maps and surveys of the said alterations to be made and filed in the offices of the clerks of the counties of Sussex and Passaic; and provided also, that the said directors shall not put up, or cause to be put up, any gate on that part of the said turnpike which follows the course of the old Franklin and Souiltown road.

2. And he il enacted, That the said turnpike road, as at pre- Former road to -sent located, between the points where the routes of the same, be vacated. as altered, shall be vacated when and as soon as the alteralions aforesaid are made.

3. And be it enacted, That the directors of said turnpikem road be, and thcy are hereby authorized and empowered to be made and cause a map to be made of their said turnpike road, from the filed. survey now on file in the office of the secretary of state, or a certificd copy thereof; and that said map, when made and filed in the office of the secretary of state, shall have the same force, effect, and validity as the map directed to be made and filed in and by the act to which this is a supplement could or would have.

4. And be it enacted, That the account of receipts and ex. No forfeiture i penditures of said company, filed with the secretary of state, accrue for want be deemed and taken, and have the like force and effect, as the namon.

or loss of origiaccounts required to be filed by the directors at the end of every ten years, in and by the act to which this is a supplement, would or could have; and that no forfeiture or disability shall arise or accrue to the said Paterson and Hamburg Turn

of road to

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