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payment thereof at and after the rate of ten per centum per annum, from the time of such demand and until the same be paid, or otherwise satisfied; and the president and directors President an of said corporation, shall individually and jointly, and seve- directors indirally, be liable to every creditor, for the payment of any bills, i

vidually responobligatory or of credit, note or notes, that they or any of them, may issue and circulate; and upon demand of payment being made at the bank during the usual hours of business, and refusal thereof, an action may be brought against the said president and directors of the said company, jointly or severally; and it shall be lawful for the plaintiff or plaintiffs to declare therein generally for money had and received, with a specification of the dates, sums, payees and number of the said bills or notes so demanded, and payment whereof hath been neglected or refused; and upon judgment being rendered, execution shall issue thereon.

Sec. 14. And be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the said bank to issue any notes or bills, until an affidavit, by w the president and cashier, shall have been made and filed in paid in, to be the office of the secretary of state, stating that fifty thousand dollars of the capital stock of the said corporation shall have been subscribed and paid in, conformably to this act.

Sec. 15. And be it enacted, That this act shall be, and Limitation of continue in force, until the first day of January, one thousand ach. eight hundred and fifty-five, and no longer; and further, that it shall and may be lawful for the legislature of this state, at any time hereafter, to alter, modify or repeal this act, whenever, in their opinion, the public good requires it.

Passed February 19, 1834.

Affidavit of stocks

filed.

AN ACT to set off a new township, from the townships of

Newark, Orange, Elizabeth and Union, in the county of
Essex, to be called the township of Clinton.

Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all those parts of the townships of Newark, Orange, Boundaries of Elizabeth and Union, in the county of Essex, lying and being the township of within the following limits, viz: beginning at the old dock, on Bound Creek, thence running along the edge of the Salt Marsh, to the most easterly point of a lot of land belonging to the

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township of Newark, lying on the east side of the road leading from Newark to Elizabethtown; thence along the several courses of the said lot to the said road; thence in a straight line to the southeasterly corner of lands lying on the westerly side of said road, belonging to the township of Newark; thence westwardly, northwardly and eastwardly, following the boundaries of said lands, and of two lots in the rear thereof, belonging to Stepben Johnson, so as to leave said two lots in the township of Newark, to the said road at the northeasterly corner of said last mentioned lands; thence to the northwest corner of said lot of land, first mentioned, belonging to the township of Newark; thence following the several courses thereof, to the said easterinost point thereof; thence running northerly along the edge of the salt marsh, to the brook, east of David Hayse; thence along said brook to the stone bridge, east of David Hayse; thence northerly to the point at which the south side line of the turnpike road, leading from south Orange to Newark, intersects the line of the township of Orange; thence in a direct line to the junction of Freeman's Saw Mill brook, with the east branch of the Rahway River, excepting out of the same, the poor house farm belonging to the township of Orange; thence in a direct line until it intersects the Springfield township line at Keen's Mill; thence along the said township line until it intersects the east branch of the Rahway river; thence down the middle of the said river, until it intersects the Union township line; thence following the line of Union to the east side of the upper road, leading from Newark to Elizabethtown; thence in a direct line to a small bridge in the old road leading from Newark to Elizabethtown, south of and near Benjamin Waldrons ; thence in a direct line to the north west side of the turnpike road leading from Elizabethtown to Newark at the north easterly point of a lot of land, formerly the property of Baker Woodruff, deceased ; thence in a direct line to the intersection of Woodruff's and Bound's creeks ; thence up Bound creek to the place of beginning, shall be, and the same is hereby set off from the townships aforesaid and established a separate township, to be called and known by the name of the township of Clinton.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the said township of Clinton be, and they and their successors

are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the Corporate name name of ihe - Inhabitants of the township of Clinton, in the and powers.

county of Essex,” and shall be and are hereby in their corporate capacity, invested with and entitled to the same rights, powers, privileges and authorities, and 'made subject to the same regulations, duties and government, as by law are vested in and prescribed for the several other townships in the county of Essex.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the said

township of Clinton, shall hold their first town meeting at the inn now kept by Jabez B. Hedden, in Camptown, in said Time and place township, at the time appointed by law for holding the an- of first town

meeting. nual town meetings in the other townships, in the county of Essex.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That on the first Tuesday in May next, the town committees of the said townships of Newark and Clinton, shall meet at the inn now kept by Stephen Roff, in Newark, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, and shall then and there proceed by writing, signed by a ner of division

Time and manmajority of those present, io allot, divide and assign to the of property, and

me of poor, of town. said township of Clinton, such proportion of all surplus mo

portion of all surplus mo- ship of Clinton neys of the said township of Newark, then on hand, due or and Newark. owing, arising from taxes on dogs, road taxes, taxes for the support of the poor, and for the education of poor children, as the taxable property, and ratables of that part of the said township of Clinton, which is taken off from the township of Newark, bears to the whole taxable property and ratables of the present township of Newark, according to the last assessment, and shall then and there also allot, divide and assign to the said township of Clinton, a like proportion of the sum of eight hundred dollars, levied and raised by the said township of Newark in the last year, for the support of the fire engine department, and of the moneys on hand, belonging to the street commissioner's fund, and the like proportion of the value of the poor house farm; and of the two new burying lots belonging to the said township of Newark, the burying lot adjacent to the railroad to be estimated at two hundred and fifty dollars per acre, and the other new burying lot to be estimated at the cost price; the said township of Clinton to remain liable to pay a like proportion of the debts of the township of Newark, if any there should be at that time; and that the said township committees, shall then and there also proceed to make a distribution, between the said two town. ships of Newark and Clinton, of such poor persons as shall be chargeable upon the said township of Newark, at or immediately preceding the time at which this act is to take effect, and that in the division and distribution of the said poor, the said two townships respectively, shall be governed by the same laws, rules and regulations, by which they would have been governed had they heretofore existed as separate townships ; and if in relation to any such poor, it be uncertain to which of the said two townships they of right, and by law belong, then the said two committees shall divide the same between the said two townships, according to the rule of proportion herein before given : provided, that if any of the members of the said township committees, or either of them, shall neglect to attend at the time and place aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for such members of said committees or either of them as shall attend, to proceed to such division of pro

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perty and distribution of poor, as is by this section prescribed, and a decision of a majority of those present shall be final and conclusive.

Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the town committees of each of the said townships of Orange, Elizabeth, and Union, singly, and for the township it represents, shall meet the town committee of the said township of Clinton, at such time and place as shall be designated by the town committee, of the township of Clinton, ten days previous notice being given of the time and place of such meeting to the town clerks of said townships of Orange, Elizabeth and Union, respectively, and at such meeting the two committees so convened, shall proceed by writing, signed by a majority of those present, to allot, divide, and assign, to the said township of Clinton, its just proportion of the property and surplus moneys of the other

townships then represented in that meeting, upon principles Time and man. similar to those prescribed in the preceding section for the

division of property, between the townships of Newark and poor, &c. Clinton, and also to make distribution of the poor, in the man

ner prescribed in the preceding section, for distributing the poor, between the townships of Newark and Clinton, the decision of a majority of the members of such two town committees so convened, who shall attend such meeting, to be final and conclusive: Provided, that the township of Clinton shall not be entitled to receive from either of the townships of Orange, Elizabeth or Union,'any portion of the value of the real estate of the said several townships, except their poor house farms.

Sec. 6. And be it enacted, That so much of the act entitled “ An act to establish and confirm the charter, rights and privileges of the borough of Elizabeth," passed the twenty

eighth day of November, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, Part of former and of all subsequent acts, relating to said borough so far as act repealed. the said acts relate to that part of the said horough, included

within the limits of the said township of Clinton be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect on and after the second Monday of April next,

Passed February 19, 1834.

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AN ACT relating to bridges, in Burlington, and Somerset.

Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assem. bly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the

at a faster gait than a walk.

same, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons, to drive any wagon, cart, sled, or sleigh, or any other kind of carriage or vehicle, or ride, lead or drive any horse or horses, mule or mules, or any description of cattle, over or upon any truss or lattice bridge, Truss bridges in (or any bridge, the arch of which is constructed of wood) Burlington and at a faster gait than a walk, such bridge or bridges being in be driven over the counties of either Burlington or Somerset, and every in person or persons so offending, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, with costs of suit, in any court of competent jurisdiction, by any person being a member of the board of chosen freeholders of the county in which any such bridge or bridges may be, for the use of said county ; Provided always, That this act shall not apply to any physician or person going for any physician, or to any person riding express by order of any public officer of this state, or of the United States, or to any person pursuing a fugitive fleeing from justice; And provided further, That the Proviso. board of chosen freeholders respectively, of each of said counties, shall cause to be fixed up at each end of such bridge in their counties respectively, in some conspicuous place, in plain letters, five dollars fine, for travelling over this bridge at a faster gait than a walk; and on neglect of such notice the fine aforesaid shall not be incurred.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That if any person or persons shall wilfully deface such letters or any of them as afore- Penalty for den said, he, she or they, so offending, shall forfeit and pay five facing sign, dollars, to be recovered in the manner directed by the first section of this act, for the use of said county,

Passed February 20, 1834.

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AN ACT to incorporate the Trenton Manufacturing Com

pany. Sec. I. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Dr. John Wilson, Zachariah Rossell, Joseph B. Style of incorpoDorrence, William P. Sherman, and their associates, and their successors, shall be, and they are hereby incorporated and made a body politic, by the name and style of “The Trenton Manufacturing Company," and shall have power to raise by subscription, in shares of one hundred dollars each, a capital

ration.

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