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power to change and alter the same at pleasure; and, by their name as aforesaid, and under their common seal, may make and enter into, form and execute, any contracts or agreements relating to, touching, and concerning the objects of the said

incorporation.

. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That, for the more effectual acOfficers to be complishment of the objects of the said corporation, there shall elected.

be a president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, and such other officers and assistants as shall be deemed necessary, who shall be elected by ballot, by a majority of members present at such election, at such times and places as the said corporation shall, by their constitution and by-laws, from time to time appoint and direct.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the estate and property, of

what kind soever the same may be, now held by the said soProperty vest- ciety, shall be vested in the body politic and corporate hereby ed in the company.

instituted; which said body politic and corporate shall, by the name and title aforesaid, be able and capable, in law, to purchase, receive, take, hold, and convey, for the use and benefit of said society, and for the purposes expressed in the preamble of this act, any land, tenements, hereditaments, and any sum or sums of money, rights, securities, goods, and chattels, by gift, alienation, devise, bequest, or otherwise, of any person or

persons, bodies politic or corporate, legally authorized and Amount able to make the same: Provided, that the clear yearly value thereof limit or income of the real and personal estate of the said corporaed.

tion shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That the said corporation be, Powers of

of and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make, company. adopt, and use, and from time to time alter, amend, or change,

as by them may be deemed expedient, such general form of a constitution and such by-laws, for the transaction of business, and for effecting the purposes of the society aforesaid, as to

the members of the society, or a major part of them, duly met, Proviso.

shall be deemed right and proper: Provided, that nothing in the said constitution and by-laws be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States or of the state of New Jersey.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the sole and exclusive obExclusive ob- jects of the society hereby incorporated shall be, the relief of jects of incor. its respective members, when sick or disabled by bodily infirporation.

mities, from pursuing their ordinary avocations, defraying the expenses incident to the decent interment of members or the deceased wives of members, as provided for in the constitution and by-laws of said society, and such other necessary expenses as will accrue by carrying into effect the objects set forth in the preamble, as well in this, as in the foregoing sections of this act: and no part of the funds of said corporation shall be used for banking purposes, or in any other way, except as provided for in this act.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the

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council and general assembly of this state, at any time here- Act may be after, to amend, repeal, or modify this act, as they shall think altered or reproper.

pealed. Passed February 13, 1833.

AN ACT to divorce Rhoda Allen from her husband David D. Allen.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the Devid D.AL same, That Rhoda Allen be, and she is hereby divorced from len and Rho. her husband David D. Allen, and that the marriage contract da Allen diheretofore existing between the said David D, Allen and Rhoda vorced. his wife be, and the same is hereby as fully and absolutely dissolved as if they had never been joined in matrimony.

Passed February 14, 1833.

AN ACT authorizing the sale of a part of the state lands at Paterson.

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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 attorney general be, and he is hereby au- Attorney gethorized to sell and convey, in behalf of this state, unto the neral empowe trustees of St. Paul's Church of Paterson, a plot, not exceeding five acres, of the land at Paterson, belonging to the state, for lands at Pathe uses and purposes of a burial ground; and that he fix the terson for buprice of the same, agreeably to the present just and proper va- rial ground. lue thereof.

Passed February 14, 1833.

AN ACT relative to incorporation, and other purposes.

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

Persons apbly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the plying for acts same, That when any association shall be formed for any pur- of incorpora

tion, or erec- pose whatever, after the fourth day of July next, or any pertion of bridg- son or persons shall be disposed to make application to the es, to advertise previous

legislature of this state for an act of incorporation, or any comly.

pany or association already incorporated shall be disposed to make application for a renewal of their charter, or any alteration in the law so incorporating them, or when any application shall hereafter be made for the purpose of obtaining a law authorizing the erection of a bridge over any navigable water in this state, it shall be the duty of such person or persons so applying or associated, or the directors or stockholders of such incorporation, or some of them, to signify his or their intention, by advertisement, to be inserted for at least six weeks, successively, previous to making such application, in one or more of the newspapers published in the county where the objects of such association or incorporation are carried, or intended to be carried into effect; and if no newspaper be published in such county, then in the newspaper or newspapers published nearest to the same, and specify the objects of such incorporation or applications, the amount of capital stock requisite to carry their objects into effect; and in case of an application for any alteration in any charter already granted, it shall be the duty of the stockholders or directors of such incorporation to state in such notice, specifically, the alteration so to be applied for, and that due proof shall be made of such notice having been published previous to leave being given to bring any bill to comply with such application.

Passed February 14, 1833.

AN ACT for the appointment of commissioners to make sale of the real

estate of Samuel Potter, deceased, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Preamble.

WHEREAS it is represented to the legislature, that Samuel

Potter, late of the township of Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, departed this life on or about the fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-one, intestate, seized of considerable real estate, situate in the counties of Somerset and Morris, in this state, and also possessed of considerable personal property, leaying issue Jonathan Potter, Sarah, the wife of Hugh Bartley, his children, and Samuel P. Mulford, Barnabas T. Mulford, William P. Mulford, Eleazer H. Mulford, Mahlon W. Mulford, and Mary Elizabeth Mulford, children of Thomas Mulford and Elizabeth his wife, which said Elizabeth was the daughter of the said Samuel Potter, deceased, and died in the lifetime of her father; that administration of the estate of the said Samuel Potter, deceased, hath ben granted to Elias Brown and John Frelinghuysen; that Samuel P. Mulford, one of the children of the said Thomas Mulford and Elizabeth his wife hath since died intestate and without issue; that administration of the estate of the said Samuel P. Mulford hath been granted to the said Barnabas T. Mulford and William P. Mulford; that the said Mahlon W. Mulford and Mary Elizabeth Mulford are minors, under the age of twenty-one years; and that guardianship of the person and estates of the said mingrs hath been granted to the said William P. Mulford ; that the said Jonathan Potter has also departed this life since the decease of his father, the said Samuel Potter, intestate, leaving tris widow', Hannah Potter, and issue Dennis Potter, Sering Potter, Samuel. Potter, Sarah, the wife of John McKinstry, junior, Than for the wife of Benvew Dunham, Jonathan Potter, and Mary Potter; that administration of the estate of the said Jonathan Potter deceased, hath been granted to Joseph Smith, Sering Potter, and John McKinstry, junior; that Dennis Potter, one of the sons of the said Jonathan Potter, deceased, hath since departed this life, intestate, leaving a widow, Mary Ann S. Potter, and issue a daughter, Margaret Malvina Potter, who is an infant under the age of twenty-one years; that administration of the estate of the said Dennis Potter, deceased, and also the guardianship of the person and estate of the said Margaret Malvina Potter, his only child and heir, have been granted to Philip Hiler; that the said Jonathan Potter and Mary Potter, children of the said Jonathan Potter, deceased, are infants under the age of twenty-one years; and that the guardianship of the persons and estates of the said infants hath been granted to the said Sering Potter-AnD WHEREAS the said Elias Brown and John Frelinghuysen, administrators of Samuel Potter, deceased; the said Hugh Bartley and Sarah his wife, Barnabas T. Mulford, William P. Mulford, Eleazer H. Mulford, the said Barnabas T. Mulford, and William P. Mulford, administrators of the said Samuel P. Mulford, deceased ; the said William P. Mulford, guardian of the person and estate of the said Mahlon W. Mulford and Mary Elizabeth Mulford, the said Joseph Smith, Sering Potter, and John McKinstry, junior, administrators of the said Jonathan Potter, deceased ; John McKinstry, junior, Sarah his wife, Benyew Duham and Thankful his wife, Sering Potter; the said Sering Potter, guardian of Jonathan Potter and Mary Potter; the said Philip Hilar, administrator of the estate of Dennis Potter deceased, and guardian of the person and estate of the said Margaret Malvina Potter; and the said Mary Ann S. Potter, have, by their petition, prayed for the passage of a law appointing Isaac Southard, of the county of Somerset,

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Isaac G. Farlee, of the county of Hunterdon, and Thomas Dickerson, of the county of Morris, commissioners, with full power and authority to make sale of all the real estate whereof the said Samuel Potter, deceased, died seized; to inquire into, ascertain, and finally determine the claims, rights, and shares of the several heirs and representatives of the said Samuel Potter, deceased, to his estate, both real and personal, and whether any advancements were made by the said Samuel Potter, deceased, to any of his children, and to charge them therewith; also to effect a settlement of all private claims of said heirs against said deceased, and claims of the estate of said deceased against the said heirs; and that said commissioners, haying made sale of said estate, and having ascertained the claims of said heirs, may be authorized to pay.the same to them— Therefore,

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

sama, :That Isaac Southard, of the county of Somerset, Isaac Commission. G. Farlee, of the county of Hunterdon, and Thomas Dickerers appointed son, of the county of Morris, be, and they are hereby appointto sell real es- ed commissioners, with full power and authority to sell and tate whereof s Potter died dispose of all the real estate whereof Samuel Potter, late of seized. the township of Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, de

ceased, died seized, situate in the counties of Somerset and Morris, in this state, for the highest and best price that can be reasonably obtained for the same, at public vendue, upon giving thirty days' notice of the time and place of the said sale, in four of the most public places in each of the said counties, and also in one of the public newspapers circulating in each county; and to make, execute, and deliver the purchaser or purchasers thereof, or to their heirs or assigns, deeds of conveyance in fee simple, sufficient in law to convey and assure to purchaser or purchasers, their heirs and assigns, all the estate, right, title and interest, which the said Samuel Potter, in his lifetime, and at the time of his death had, and which his heirs and their lawful representatives now have, of, in, and to the said premises; and that the said commissioners have full power and authority to ascertain and determine whether any, and what advancements of the real or personal estate hath been made by the said Samuel Potter, in his life time, to any, and which of his said children or issue, with which by law

they ought severally or respectively to be charged in the set

tain tlement and adjustment of their several and respective shares ments made of the real and personal estate of the said Samuel Potter, deto heirs. ceased, and to ascertain the amount of such advancements,

and charge the same to such children or issue, so advanced To settle all respectively; and also to inquire into, ascertain and determine, against the

* all private accounts, claims and demands of the said children estate. or issue, or any of them, respectively, against the said deceas

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