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bridges not kept
obstructed in his or her passage, and will sue for the same,
13. And be it enacted, That if the said company shall not Proceedings
made free on
rected to the toll-gatherer, permit the gates or turnpikes to be shut, and the toll to be collected as before, and the said fees shall be allowed and paid as before directed; but if, on the first view, as before mentioned, the report of the persons appointed, or a majority of them, shall be in favor of the company, the same fees shall be allowed as before prescribed, and paid by the persons making the complaint; and in case three of the township committee aforesaid are not disinterested, then the said justice shall appoint, in the same manner above described, one or more respectable persons in the township or townships who may be disin. terested, to serve in the place and stead of any member or number of members of the township committee so dis
qualified. Road may be •14. And be it enacted, That if the board of chosen freePayment of holders of the county of Cumberland shall desire so to do,
they may, by paying to the stockholders the original cost of constructing said turnpike road as aforesaid, make the same free; and that nothing in this act shall be construed to effect the title of the owners to the land on which the said turnpike road passes, or from whence the material for its construction may be taken.
15. And be it enacted, That before the company hereby filed.
incorporated shall be entitled to collect the tolls authorized to be collected by the eighth section of this act, the president thereof shall file, under oath or affirmation, in the office of the clerk of the county of Cumberland, a full and
perfect statement of the costs of construction of said road. Township
16. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the inhabitants of the township of Fairfield, in said county, in their corporate capacity, to subscribe for the capital stock of the said company, to any amount not exceeding the costs of constructing the same within the limits of the said township, the legal voters at the annual town-meeting having first determined the amount to be subscribed; and it shall be further lawful for the amount of said subscription to be assessed, levied, and collected in the same manner as the money ordered to be raised in said township
Statement of costs to be
may subscribe for stock.
for the use of the roads, is now assessed, levied, and col-
17. And be it enacted, That this act shall not take effect Act, when to
18. And be it enacted, That the said corporation shall General possess the several powers, and be subject to the restrictions and liabilities contained in the act entitled "An act concerning Corporations,” approved the fourteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, so far as the same is applicable.
Approved March 6, 1858.
An act to authorize certain streets, marked out on a plan of the city of
Hoboken, to be changed.
WHEREAS, on a plan of the city of Hoboken, filed in Ber. Preamble.
gen county clerk's office, on the eighth day of April,
can never be opened and graded to any proper city grade, except at a cost that will exceed the value of the lots when graded, and thus destroy the value of the land; AND WHEREAS, other streets can be planned and laid over said lands, more adapted to the natural grade of the surface, that will greatly add to the value of the said lands; AND WHEREAS, no streets have been opened or lots sold in said part of said lands, and no individual has acquired any right in said lands, except the owners of the same, but it is suggested that, by reason of the filing of said map and the sales thereby, that the public may have acquired a claim to call for the opening of said streets, and Edwin A. Stevens and the other owners of said lands, have applied for a law annulling any right that might exist in the public or any body or person whatever, to require said streets to be opened, and authorizing them to lay out other streets, to be laid out in the place of the same, and it appearing that such change will be beneficial to the public and all parties interested; therefore
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That all that part of the street marked out on the said plan of the city of Hoboken, next east of Hudson street and parallel thereto, and north of Seventh street, and all that part of the Second street, east of Hudson street, and parallel thereto, and north of Sixth street, and all that part of Seventh street, east of the street next east of Hudson street, and all that part of Eighth street east of Hudson street, are hereby vacated and made void; and it shall not be lawful for any public or municipal authorities, or any person whatever, to open or use the same as public streets; and the lands shall be held by the owners of the fee, free from any easement or right of a street or road over the same.
2. And be it enacted, That the owners of the lands across and over which said streets are laid out, are hereby authorized and required to lay out, in lieu of said streets so vacated, on said lands, and on the lands north of and adja
Parts of certain streets vacated.
New streets to be laid out.
cent thereto, other streets, in such manner as shall be, in
Approved March 6, 1858.
As act to vest in the trustees of School District No. I., in the town of
Bergen, the lands and tenements known as the Old Academy lot, and
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Property the State of New Jersey, That the property known as the trustees. old academy, consisting of the building and the lot whereon the same stands, in the town of Bergen, in the county of Hudson, is hereby vested in the trustees of school district number one in said town, in trust for the use of said school district.
2. And be it enacted, That the trustees of said district be, Trustees auand they are authorized to erect a building upon the lot build school