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estate whereof the said Rachel Carson died seized, in the same
manner, and in the same proportions, as though the same had
belonged in fee-simple to the said Robert Carson, deceased, at
the time of his death, and the same had passed by the devise
and directions in said will in reference to his own lands, they,
the above named commissioners, first taking an oath or affir-
mation, before a justice of the peace, that they will honestly,
faithfully, fairly, and impartially execute and perform the du-
ties of the trust hereby reposed in them.
Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the above named commis-

To report to sioners shall, at the next orphans' court of the county of Mid- the orth dlesex after the execution of the duties hereby required of them, court of Midmake their report in writing, showing the manner in which dlesox. they have made their estimation, valuation, and division, and, upon the approval thereof by the said orphans' court, the same shall be filed and recorded upon the minutes of the said court, and shall be binding and conclusive upon the said Disbrow Carson, Doctor Ezekiel Wilson, and Rachel his wife, and their children, and upon the said Margaret Carson and the surviving children of the said Anthony Carson, deceased, as to their respective titles, interests, and estate in the real and personal estate of the said Robert Carson, deceased, devised and be. queathed in the said will, and of the real estate whereof the said Rachel Carson died seized as aforesaid.

Passed January 28, 1833.

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AN ACT to appoint a trustee for certain purposes therein named.

WHEREAS it appears that Benjamin Allegar, late of the town

ship of Readington, in the county of Hunterdon, deceased, Preamble. died intestate, leaving certain real estate, situate in the town. ship and county aforesaid, which descended to his children, as heirs at law, to wit, Benjamin, Thomas, James, David, George, Cicely, Catharine, and Nancy, and two grandchildren, the children of his daughter Elizabeth, deceased.--AND WHEREAS it appears that his daughter Catharine did, some eight or ten years since, intermarry with one Elias Wilson, by whom she had two children, who are now living; and that the said Elias Wilson, five or six years since, left the state of New Jersey, and has not since returned, during which time his said wife and children have been dependent upon the charities of friends for their support.—AND WHEREas it further appears, that commissioners for the sale of the real estate of said intestate have been appointed by the or

phans' court of the county of Hunterdon aforesaid—Therefore,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the

same, That so much of the proceeds of the sale of the estate Proceeds of

of lands of the said intestate, as may be due and payable to the said vested in a Catharine Wilson, as one of the heirs at law of the said intes. trustee, for tate, or to the said Elias Wilson, her husband, in right of his the use of Catharine

said wife Catharine, shall be vested in John Thompson, as Wilson

trustee for the said Catharine and her two children, who shall pay to the said Catharine, from time to time, the interest of the same, and so much of the principal as he may deem expedient for the support of the said Catharine and her two children, and, at the death of the said Catharine, to pay over the balance of said fund to her said two children, or the survivor of them.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That after the share of the said Trustee to ac- Catharine, or of her said husband, in her right, in the proceeds count to or of the sale as aforesaid, shall have been ascertained, the said phans' court

trustee shall account to the orphans' court of the county of of Hunterdon.

Hunterdon, at the term next succeeding, for the same; and, after a fair and just allowance of all costs, charges, and expenses, made and allowed by said court, shall invest the ba- lance of the same at interest, upon good and sufficient security.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said trustee shall, before

he enters on the duties prescribed by this act, enter into bond To give bond.

to the governor of this state, with one sufficient security, to be approved by the surrogate of the county of Hunterdon, con'ditioned for the faithful performance of said trust.

Passed January 28, 1833.

AN ACT to authorize the sale of part of the real estate, late of Josiah

Schenk, deceased.

Preamble.

WHEREAS it appears, that Josiah Schenk, late of the county of

Somerset, deceased, died intestate, leaving certain real estate, situate in the county aforesaid, which descended to his nine children, his heirs at law, as tenants in common;—that Elizabeth Staats, wife of Henry Staats, and one of the heirs at law of said deceased, departed this life after the death of said deceased, leaving the said Henry, her husband, and seven children, three of whom are minors, her surviving, to whom her undivided share in the real estate of said Josiah Schenk descended, subject to a life-estate in her said hus

band;—AND WHEREAS it appears to be for the interest of the said children that their undivided ninth part of the said real estate should be sold—Therefore,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Henry Staats be, and he hereby is appointed a trustee, with full power and authority, to sell and dispose of pointed a true

H. Staats apo the one equal undivided ninth part of the real estate of said tee to sell cer. Josiah Schenk, deceased, which descended to the said Eliza- tain real esbeth Staats, and, on her death, to her said minor children, at tate. public sale, by giving public notice thereof, as by law is re. quired of executors and administrators, for the best price that can be obtained for the same; and, after sale thereof, to make and execute a good and sufficient deed of conveyance to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, conveying all the title and interest of him, the said Henry Staats, and the children of the said Elizabeth Staats, in and to the said real estate. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the said trustee, after making ,

Mug To account to sale in manner aforesaid, shall account to the orphans' court,

court the orphans' of the county of Somerset, at the term next succeeding such court of sosale, for the proceeds of said sale; and, after a fair and just merset. allowance of all costs, charges, and expenses attending the sale, made and allowed by said court, shall invest the balance of said proceeds at interest, upon good and sufficient security, and shall be entitled to receive the interest thereon during his natural life, and, at his death, the principal to be divided between the said children, or their heirs, of the said Elizabeth Staats, deceased.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the said trustee shall, before to give bond he enters on the duties prescribed by this act, enter into bond to the goverto the governor of this state, with two sufficient sureties, to be nor. approved by the surrogate of the county of Somerset, conditioned for the faithful performance of said trust.

Passed January 29, 1833.

A Supplement to "An act concerning roads," passed the ninth of Febru

ary, eighteen hundred and eighteen.

Sec. 1. Be it ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Bride same, That it shall and may be lawful for the owner or own- be made over ers of any land or meadow, over which a private or by-road drains on primay pass, to erect, make, and maintain bridges on all ditches vate roads. and drains lying or running across said road.

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made, or heren

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That all bridges which are now

made, or hereafter may be made, across or over ditches or bridges to be drains in private and by-roads, lying on mud or miry bottom, considered with one or two doors or hoists, with at least three feet span, swinging and made of such light materials as may be hoisted or lowered gates.

with facility, shall be taken and considered as swinging-gates; Tando

and all persons leaving such gates down or laid, or who shall

cut, break, or destroy any such gate, bridge, or door, shall, for · every such offence, forfeit two dollars, to be recovered by ac

tion of debt, with costs, by any person who shall prosecute for the same, and shall also pay the owner of the soil, or his tenant, all damages which he may have sustained thereby, to be appraised by three neighboring freeholders, or a majority of them; which damages, so assessed, shall be recovered by action of debt, with costs.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the twelfth section of the act Part of former to which this is a supplement, authorizing the erection of swingact. extended ing-gates in private roads, is hereby extended to all by-roads. to this.

Passed January 30, 1833.

AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled, “ An act to incorporate the

Clinton Manufacturing Company,” passed February first, eighteen hun

dred and thirty. 1,"Is T ured a

SEC. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the

same, That the real estate mentioned in the proviso of the first Other lands

de section of the act to which this is a supplement, to be purmay be own. ed by compa. chased and holden by the corporation created by the said act. ny than spe- shall be not only such as was owned by the said William cified in for Jackson, at the time of the passing of said act, but such other mer act.

lands and real estate in this state, as may be necessary for the purposes for which the said corporation was established.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Company for the said corporation to commence their said business when may com

in and so soon as twenty thousand dollars of the capital stock ness when thereof shall have been subscribed for and paid, or secured to $20,000 paid be paid, instead of fifty thousand dollars, as mentioned in the in,

second section of the act to which this is a supplement.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for Choose dlthe commissioners named in the third section of the act to

which this is a supplement, or a majority of them, to call the first meeting of the said company for the choice of directors, when the sum of twenty thousand dollars shall have been sub

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in which this is a sus

scribed, instead of fifty thousand dollars, as directed in the said third section of said act.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That so much of the act to which Part of for. this is a supplement, as comes within the purview of this act, mer act reand inconsistent therewith, be, and the same is hereby repealed. pealed.

Passed January 30, 1833.

AN ACT to incorporate the Paterson Button Manufactory.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Style same, That Virgil Blackington, John Colt, Abraham Godwin, jects of incorjunior, Daniel Holsman, Francis Doremus, and such other poration. persons as may be hereafter associated with them, and their successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of “the Paterson Button Manufacturing Company,” for the sole purpose of manufacturing gilt and other buttons, and generally all articles manufactured from metal, bone, or wood, and their several and various branches; and, by the same name, they and their successors and assigns shall have power and continue a body politic and corporate, and be capable, in law, of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all courts of justice or any other place whatever; to make and use a common seal, and the same to alter and renew at pleasure; and they and their successors and assigns, in their corporate name, shall be able and capable to acquire, purchase, receive, have, hold, and enjoy any lands, May hold tenements, hereditaments, goods, and chattels, of whatever lane kind or quality soever, necessary or useful for the said corporation to carry on their manufacturing operations above mentioned, and all other real estate which shall have been bona fide mortgaged to the said corporation by way of security, or conveyed to them in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of business, or purchased at sales upon judgments which shall have been obtained for such debts: Provided

Proviso. always, that the funds of said corporation, or any part thereof, shall not be applied, used, or employed, at any time, in banking operations; and the said Virgil Blackington, John Colt, Abraham Godwin, junior, Daniel Holsman, and Francis Doremus, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to receive subscriptions to the capital stock of said company. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the stock, property, and

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tors and presiconcerns of the said company shall be managed and conducted dent to be by five directors, being stockholders, and one of whom to be chosen.

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