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a majority of the electors present, and voting by ballot,
determine to adopt the same; such meeting shall be called
forthwith by the mayor of the said city, to be held under
the direction of the officers at the last annual state election
held in said city, and at the same places and during the
same hours, of which time and places, the mayor aforesaid
shall give at least one week's previous notice by advertise.
ment in the newspaper of said city, and posting it in the
respective wards; and the electors entitled to vote, who are
in favor of this act, shall each deposit a ballot with the
word "Supplement" written or printed thereon; and those
who are opposed shall each deposit a ballot with the words
“No supplement” written or printed thereon; and a can-
vass and a return of the votes shall be made by the judges
of election, to the mayor of said city, who shall lay the
same before the city council at their next meeting, where-
upon said council shall by a resolution declare the result.

Approved March 12, 1858.


SCPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act relative to the Court of


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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Part of forthe State of New Jersey, That so much of the first section of pealed. the act to which this is supplementary, as requires the court of pardons to meet statedly at Trenton, on the third day of each regular term of the court of errors and appeals, be and the same is hereby repealed.

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2. And be it enacted, That whenever any person is senbe presented tenced to the state prison, it shall be the duty of the pronoy general secuting attorney of the county in which such person was

convicted, to make a brief statement of the evidence upon which he or she was convicted, which statement shall be signed by the judge who presided at the trial, and forward to the attorney general of this state, who shall attend every session of the court of pardons, upon notice from the secretary of state, and on behalf of the state, present to the court the evidence upon which any applicant for pardon shall have been convicted.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 12, 1858.

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A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled "An act to enable the owners

of the swamps and bog meadows lying on the east and west branches of the Paulings Kill, in the township of Newton, in the county of Sussex, to drain the same," passed March first, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.


WHEREAS, by means of death and other causes, the mana

gers heretofore appointed under the original act, have ceased to act, and whereas the original act and supplement are deemed ineffectual in several respects to carry out the object contemplated thereby, therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Andrew Shiner, John Baxter,

Managers appointed.

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John Snyder, Jacob Cox, and Harman Hockenberry, be, and they are hereby appointed managers under the said act and supplements thereto, until others may be appointed in their stead, with all the powers and authority given to managers appointed by virtue of the said act, to proceed in the premises.

2. And be it enacted, That the commissioners directed by Appointthe supplement to the said act to be appointed by the court missioners. of common pleas of the county of Sussex, may be appointed by any one of the judges of the said court, upon ten days' notice to be given, as in the said supplement is directed.

3. And whereas, there are also large bodies of bog mea. Provisions dows and swamps lying on tributaries or parts of the west bill extendbranch of said kill, both above and below the great or big spring in said meadows, mentioned in the ninth séction of the original act to which the provisions of said act will not apply, therefore, be it enacted, that the provisions of the said original bill be extended so as to apply to said meadows and swamp lands, lying on said tributaries or parts of the west branch of said kill, and that the said managers, or a majority of them, are hereby invested with full power and authority to remove all obstructions from the said tributaries or parts of the west branch of said kill, as far up as a majority of the said owners and possessors of the meadows thereon shall elect and determine, and to widen, deepen, and straighten the said tributaries, or parts of said west branch, as to them shall seem from time to time expedient and necessary, to keep the same open, and the flowage thereof clear of obstructions, so as continually to drain the said meadows and swamps on said tributaries respectively; and the said commissioners shall ascertain and assess, and the said managers shall collect in the mode and manner in said act and supplement provided, from the several owners and possessors of the meadows and swamp lying and being on said tributaries, exclusively, all such sums of money as may be necessary to pay the expenses of making such improvements aforesaid on the said tributaries, and for that purpose the said commissioners, and the said mana

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gers shall have the same powers, and the said lands, and the owners and possessors thereof, shall be liable for the said assessments, in the same manner as is in said ori. ginal act and supplement provided for the lands embraced therein.

4. And be it enacted, That the time for the annual meeting for the choice of managers (as authorized by the supplement passed March seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven), shall be, and is hereby changed from the first Monday in April to the first Monday in May annually.

5. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately on the passage thereof; and that the said original act and supplement thereto, together with this supplement, shall be, and are hereby declared to be, public acts, and shall be received and have effect as such in all courts of law or equity in this state.

Approved March 12, 1958.

Public act.


An Act to incorporate the National Fertilizing Company.

Names of corporators.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Dudley S. Gregory, Charles F. Speiker, James B. Pinneo, Truman Smith, Lewis Harper, Robert Hartshorne, Thomas Arrowsmith, and their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name of "The National Fertilizing Company,” for the purpose of manufacturing ferti


lizers from marl and other substances, and buying and selling the same, with power to lease, purchase, and hold marl General beds, and real and personal estate, in fee or otherwise, as may by said corporation be deemed necessary and advantageous for carrying on said business; and to sell, lease, and mortgage the same, or any portion thereof, together with all the powers and privileges, and subject to such restrictions, limitations, and conditions, as are specified in the act entitled "An act concerning corporations,” approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, except as otherwise provided in and by this act of incorporation.

2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of this com- amount of pany shall be two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, di- stock. vided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and the said shares shall be deemed and considered personal estate; and it shall be lawful for said company to grant certificates of shares in full or part payment for the real and personal estate that may be purchased or leased by said company; and it shall be lawful for said company to commence business when ten thousand dollars shall have been subscribed to the capital stock.

3. And be it enacted, That the property and affairs of this First direccompany shall be managed and conducted by a board of directors of not less than three, nor more than seven (as may be fixed by the by-laws of said company), being shareholders, a majority of whom shall be residents of this state; and said board shall organize by appointing one of their number president, and a suitable person secretary; and Dudley S. Gregory, Charles F. Speiker, Truman Smith, James B. Pinneo, and Lewis Harper shall be the first directors to organize and manage the affairs of said company, and shall continue in office until the first Tuesday of June next, and until others are elected in their stead,

4. And be it enacted, That said company be and is hereby Place of authorized to establish their principal office at such point, in this statè, as they may see fit; and that the location of



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