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3. And be it enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after March term next, and that from and after the same period, so much
Parts of of the act entitled “ An act ascertaining the former
acts retimes and places of holding the courts of com
pealed. mon pleas and general quarter sessions of the peace,” passed the eighth day of March, in the [Rev. 302] year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and so much of the act entitled “An act relative to the supreme and (Rev. 393) circuit courts,” passed the sixth day of June, in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, as is repugnant to this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.
AN ACT altering the time of holding the circuit
courts and courts of common pleas and general quarter sessions, in and for the county of Burlington.
Passed February 13, 1801. 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 from and after the passing of this act, the circuit courts, and courts of common pleas Courts and general
quarter sessions, in and for the when to be county of Burlington, shall be held on the fourth Tuesday of May and the first Tuesday of November, annually.
[Second section obsolete.]
3. And be it enacted, That so much of the act directing the circuit courts, and courts of Partoffor. common pleas and general quarter sessions, pealed. to be held for the county of Burlington on the
[Rev. 302, third Tuesday in May, be and the same is here 394] by repealed,
mer act re
AN ACT to alter the line and bounds between tho
townships of Evesham and Chester, in the county of Burlington.
Passed February 23, 1801.
WHEREAS the present lines of division of
the townships of Evesham and Chester, in the county of Burlington, are very crooked and not satisfactory to the inhabitants of said townships-For remedy whereof,
BE IT ENACTED by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from
and after the passing of this act, the division Division line between the townships of Evesham and
Chester, shall be as follows, to wit: Beginning at the mouth of Thomas Tallman's creek (so called) where it puts into Rancocus creek, and runs up the said Tallman's creek the several courses thereof to a small run of water eastwardly of Thomas Tallman's stone house, and runs from thence one direct course south, fiftythree degrees west, four hundred and ninetyeight chain, be the same more or less, until it strikes the pond of William Kaighn's fullingmill, two chains and fifty links to the southward of said Kaighn's dwelling-house, thence down the said pond and stream of water, until it intersects the south branch of Pensaukin creek, (near about ten chains) being the county line between the counties of Burlington and Gloucester, any act to the contrarywise notTvithstanding
AN ACT to alter and amend the charter of the city
Passed February 23, 1801.
WHEREAS it has been found by experience,
that the present charter of incorporation of the city of New Brunswick, is insufficient Preamble. to answer the good purposes thereby intended : 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 all that tract of land, situate, lying and being within the limits and boundaries hereinafter mentioned ; that is to say-Beginning on Bounds of the Raritan river, where Lawrence's brook the corpoempties into the same, thence up said brook, following the several courses thereof, to where Cornell's brook falls into the same; thence up the said last mentioned brook, following the several courses thereof, to George's road ; thence on a straight line to the most westwardly corner of Hermanus Cortleyou's plantation, on the post-road leading from New-Brunswick to Princeton ; thence eastwardly along said road, on the north side thereof, to a brook known by the name of the Mile-Run; thence down said brook as it runs to a bridge over the same, near the mouth thereof, on the road leading from Bound-Brook to New-Brunswick; thence along the said road, on the southwardly side thereof, to Garnet's gully ; thence down the said gully to Raritan river; thence crossing the same, on a straight line, to high water mark; thence down said river, on the north side thereof, the several courses of the
same, until it comes opposite to the mouth of said Lawrence's brook ; thence crossing the said river, on a straight line, to the place of beginning, shall be, and the same is hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be a city and town corporate, and shall henceforth be called, known and distinguished by the name of “ The City of New-Brunswick.”
2. And be it enacted, That for the better Cfficers of the corpo- ordering, ruling and governing the said city of
New-Brunswick and the inhabitants thereof, there shall henceforth be, in the said city, a mayor, who shall be keeper of the common seal ; a recorder, who, besides the office of recorder, shall, in case of the absence, death or other disability of the mayor, have, hold, use and execute, the several duties annexed to the mayoralty, and every of them, during such absence or other disability; three aldermen, six common-council men, and one town clerk; which mayor, recorder, aldermen and common-council men, shall be one body politic and corporate, in deed, fact and name, by the
name, style and title of “ The Mayor, RecordStyle.
er, Aldermen and Common-Council of the city of New-Brunswick,” and by the same name shall have perpetual succession, and they, and their successors, at all times hereafter, by the
name, style and title of, The Mayor, Recorder, May hold
Aldermen and Common-Council of the city of New-Brunswick, shall be able and capable in law, to have, purchase, take and receive, possess and enjoy, lands, tenements, hereditaments, liberties, franchises and jurisdictions, goods, chattels and effects, to them and their succes. sors, in fee simple, or otherwise : Provided always, That the annual income of such estate shall not exceed the sum of two thousand five
hundred dollars, and also, that they and their successors, by the name aforesaid, shall and may, under the seal of the said city, give, & convey grant, bargain, demise, assign, sell and convey, the same. or otherwise dispose of all or any of their messuages, houses, buildings, lands, tenements, possessions, or other real estate, and all other goods, chattels and things aforesaid, at any time belonging or to belong to the said city or corporation, in such manner and form as to them shall seem meet; and also, that they and their successors, by the name aforesaid, be, and they shall forever hereafter be able and ca- May sue & pable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be be sued. impleaded, appear, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all or any of the courts of judicature, either in law or equity, in this state or elsewhere, in all manner of actions, suits, plaints, pleas, causes, matters and demands, whatsoever, in as full and ample a manner and form as any of the free inhabitants of this state ; and also, that they, the said mayor, recorder, aldermen and common-council of the said city of New-Brunswick, and their successors, shall and may make and forever hereafter use one common seal, and the seal, &c. same may alter and break, and a new seal make, have and use as the common seal of the said city ; which said seal shall be used for the sealing of all and singular deeds, grants, conveyances, contracts, bonds, articles of agreement, assignments, powers and authorities, and all and singular other instruments, affairs and business, any way touching, concerning or relating to the said corporation, or to the certifying or assuring any matter or thing of a private nature necessary to be certified or assured by the
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