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wharf, extending a sufficient distance into said river for the accommodation of vessels navigating the same—therefore,

1. Be IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of C. G. Allen the State of New Jersey, That it shall and may be lawful for 10 Charles G. Allen, his heirs and assigns, to build, maintain, and dock. keep in repair a dock or wharf upon and in front of his own lands in the township of Shrewsbury, in the county of Monmouth, and from time to time to rebuild and repair the same, and to lay vessels at said dock or wharf, and receive dockage or wharfage therefor, from all persons using the same; provided, that this act shall not affect the legal rights of any person whatever.

2. And be it enacted, That if any person or persons shall in Penalty for any way injure the said dock or wharf, such person or persons inering shall be responsible, and shall make good all damage which the owners may sustain, recoverable by action of trespass in any court having jurisdiction of the same.

Approved February 26, 1847.

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A supplement to the act entitled, “ An act concerning Roads."

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1. Be it Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of Proceedthe State of New Jersey, That when a public road, or any al. 3 teration in a public road, shall be considered necessary, and out or al. the same shall run through, or be intended to be laid out in timp three different and adjacent counties, application in writing shall be made to the supreme court by ten persons in each of the said counties, being freeholders and residents therein, having first advertised such intended application, as also, the day on which such application is intended to be made, for at least three weeks, at four of the most public places in each of the said counties nearest the place where such road is to be laid out, vacated, or altered; and the supreme court, on such application, shall appoint three of the surveyors of the highways in each of the said counties, having a regard to the appointment of the surveyors of the highways of those townships where the said road shall be so applied for to be laid out, vacated, or altered, subject to the restrictions imposed by the second section of the act to which this is a supplement, who shall meet at such time and place as the said court shall direct;

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and the said applicants and surveyors shall thereupon proceed

in the manner prescribed in said section.

g. 2. And be it enacted, That when any person or persons grieved shall think him, her, or themselves injured or aggrieved by any

road which shall be hereafter laid out, vacated, or altered by
the said surveyors, where the said road shall be laid out or
situate in three different and adjacent counties, having entered
a caveat with the clerk of the supreme court, as prescribed
in the act to which this is a supplement, he, she, or they, or
their legal representatives, may make application in writing to
the supreme court next succeeding; and the said court shall
thereupon, during the term to which the said application is
made, appoint two of the chosen freeholders in each of the said
counties, designating the time and place of the meeting of said
freeholders, always having regard to the appointment of the
freeholders of the township or townships where the road shal
have been laid out, vacated, or altered, subject to the same
provisions and restrictions as in the seventh section of the act
to which this is a supplement; and the said applicants and
freeholders shall thereupon proceed as is directed and pre-

scribed in the ninth section of the said act. Majority of 3. And be it enacted, That the signature of a majority of surveyors, such surveyors or freeholders, one of whom shall be from each &c., to sign

of said counties, shall be necessary to render the return of any such road valid or effectual.

Approved February 26, 1847.

return.

AN ACT authorizing the administrators of Thomas Cocks, de

ceased, to fulfil a certain contract.

Preamble. WHEREAS it is represented that Thomas Cocks, deceased, in

his lifetime, and John S. Cocks, his brother, both of the county of Middlesex, in the state of New Jersey, in April,

eighteen hundred and forty-five, entered into an unwritten · agreement mutually to exchange title deeds and possession

of two several lots of land, situate in the township of South Brunswick, in the county aforesaid, the lot which belonged to the said John containing nearly fourteen acres, and adjoining lands of the said Thomas Cocks, deceased, David J. Perrine, and the road leading from the Plain tavern to Princeton; and the lot which belonged to the said Thomas,

containing eight acres, more or less, lying on the road leading from ihe Plain tavern to Stockton's mills, and adjoining lands of William and Apollo McCabe; and whereas, immediately after the making of said agreement, the said parties thereto exchanged possession af said lots of land, but before the title deeds for the same were executed the said Thomas Cocks died intestate, leaving a widow and three infant children; and whereas the said John is ready and willing to execute and deliver to the legal representatives of the said Thomas, deceased, a good and sufficient deed for the said fourteen acre lot, as soon as he shall receive a good and sufficient deed for the eight acre lot; and whereas it is represented that a fulfilment of said contract would be beneficial to the interests of the legal representatives of said Thomas Cocks, deceased, as the said fourteen acre lot is advantageously adjoining other lands of the estate of the said Thomas Cocks, deceased; and whereas Phebe Ann Cocks, the widow of the said deceased, and Aaron G. Cocks, to whom letters of administration of the said estate have been granted, have prayed for legislative aid in the premises—therefore,

1. Be it ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Administhe State of New Jersey, That Phebe Ann Cocks, administra. trators autrix, and Aaron G. Cocks, administrator of Thomas Cocks, de- make deed. ceased, are hereby authorized to make, execute, and deliver to the said John S. Cocks, his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient deed of conveyance of all the estate, right, title, and interest of the said Thomas Cocks of, in, and to the aforesaid eight acre lot of land, situate in the township of South Bruns. wick aforesaid; provided, the said John S. Cocks execute and deliver to the legal representatives of the said Thomas Cocks, deceased, a good and sufficient deed for the said fourteen acre lot of land as aforesaid; which said deeds shall be as valid and of the same effect in law as if they had been duly executed · by the parties to the said agreement, at the time of the entering into the same.

2. And be it enacted, That in case the said widow of the dower. said Thomas Cocks, deceased, shall release her right of dower in the aforesaid eight acre lot of land, she shall be entitled to dower in the said fourteen acre lot of land, as if the same had been conveyed to the said Thomas in his lifetime.

Approved February 26, 1847.

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An Act for the relief of Moses Samson, of the county of Morris.

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$50 per an- BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of

the State of New Jersey, That the treasurer of this state be authorized and required to pay to Moses Samson, of the county of Morris, a soldier of the Revolution, or his order, the sum of fifty dollars per annum during his natural life, in semiannual payments of twenty-five dollars each, the first para ment to be made on the fourth day of March next.

Approved February 26, 1847.

AN ACT to incorporate the Martinville Mining Company.

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Preamble. WHEREAS William K. Tucker has, in behalf of himself and his

future associates, by his petition set forth, that he is in possession of considerable mining districts near Martinville, in the county of Somerset, containing mines of copper and other minerals and metals, and has full right, by virtue thereof, to work the said inines, and has requested the legislature to pass an act incorporating the said petitioner and his future associates, for the purpose of enabling them to work the said mines, and also to manufacture the ores thereof, in

such manner as they may think proper—iherefore, Corpora

1. Be it ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That William K. Tucker, and such others as may hereafter be associated with him for the purposes aforesaid, shall be, and hereby are ordained, constituted,

and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in Sivle of in. name, by the name of “the President and Directors of the corporation Martinville Mining Company ;'” and, by that name, they and

tu their successors and assigns shall and may have continual suc

cession, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever, and in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters, and causes whatsoever, and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and make, change, and alter the same at their pleasure; and that they and their successors, by the same name and style, shall be capable of purchasing, holding, and conveying any lands, tenements, and hereditaments, in the county of Somerset, and such goods, chal.

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tels, wares, and merchandise as will be necessary to the object of the incorporation.

2. And be it enacted, That the stock, property, concerns, Time and and affairs of the said corporation shall be managed and con- mode of anducted by five directors, who shall be annually elected on ihe tion or die first Wednesday of July, at such time of the day, and at such rectors. place in the state of New Jersey, as the by-laws of the said corporation shall direct; and public notice shall be given of the time and place of holding such election, 'not less than thirty days previous thereto, in one of the newspapers printed at Somerville; and the election shall then and there be made by such of the stockholders as shall attend for that purpose, in person or by proxy; and all elections shall be by ballot, each share having one vote; and the persons who shall have the greatest number of votes shall be the directors; and the said directors, so soon as may be after their election, shall proceed, in like manner, to elect by ballot one of their number to be their president; and if any vacancy or vacancies shall at any time happen among the directors elected by the stockholders, by death, removal, resignation, or otherwise, such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the year in which they may happen by such person or persons as the remainder of the directors for the time being, or a majority of them, shall appoint.

3. And be it enacted, That in case it should at any time Corporahappen that an election of directors should not be made on the lion not disday that pursuant to this act it ought to be made, the said cor- failure to poration shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved ; elect on day

prescribed. but it shall and may be lawsul to hold such election on such other day, in the manner aforesaid, as shall be prescribed by the by-laws and ordinances of the said corporation.

4. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of the said Amount of corporation shall be the sum of fifty thousand dollars, with capi liberty to increase it to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and that a share in the said stock shall be fifty dollars; and it shall be lawful, for the president and directors of the said corporation to call for and demand of the stockholders, respectively, all such sums of money as are by them subscribed, at such time and in such proportion as they shall deem fit, not exceeding ten dollars on each share at any one time, under the pain of the forfeiture of their shares, and all previous payments made thereon, to the said corporation, always giving at least thirty days' previous notice of such call and demand in the newspaper before mentioned.

5. And be it enacted, That a majority of the directors for Powers and the time being, provided the said majority are owners of a ma-rectors.

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