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CHAPTER LVIII.

FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled “An act to authorize the inha

bitants of the township of Plainfield, in the county of Essex, the inhabitants of the township of Vernon, in the county of Sussex, and the inhabitants of the township of Independence, in the county of Warren, to vote by ballot at their town meetings," approved February ninth, A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Election of orerseers of the highway.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the overseer of the highways of the several road districts in the township of Wantage, in the county of Sussex, shall be elected by the legal voters of the several districts, as the same may be arranged from time to time by the township committee in said township, and for the purpose of carrying this provision into effect; it shall be the duty of the township committee of the said township, to give public notice of the time and place of holding the first district road meetings under this act, and which meetings shall be held on the Saturday next previous to the annual town meeting in said township, and shall cause notice thereof to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such districts respectively, at least five days before the time of holding any such meeting, which shall be some convenient place in the district, when and where the legal voters in the township, residing in such road district shall assemble for the purpose of such election, and when so assembled, the said voters having been called to order by any one of their number, shall proceed by the holding up of hands to elect a moderator of such meeting by a plurality of votes, and being thus organized, the meeting shall proceed in the same manner, by the holding up of hands, to elect an overseer of the highway for such road district, and the moderator of such first meeting shall, at the first annual town meeting next after the said election, notify in writing the township committee of the said township of the said

meetings.

election, and of the name of the person so elected overseer; and in case of the failure of any district to elect an overseer, or of the person so elected to accept of his appointment, the said township committee shall fill such vacancy, and shall furnish a list of the names of said overseers of the highways, so elected or appointed, to the clerk of the township, and he shall publish the same with the names of the officers and the proceedings of the said first town meeting held after such election.

2. And be it enacted, That all subsequent district road Notice to be meetings in said township shall be called by the overseers trict road of said road districts respectively, upon notice to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such road district, at least ten days before the time of holding such meeting, and all such subsequent district road meetings shall be held on Saturday next preceding the annual town meeting in said township, and should the overseer of any district fail to call such meeting, or should the individual elected refuse to accept said appointment, or in case of a vacancy arising from any other cause, the township committee shall fill such vacancy, and cause the names of the persons so elected or appointed to be published as aforesaid by the clerk of said township, upon their receiving from the moderators of such subsequent meetings respectively the names of the persons so elected thereat, and which said moderators are hereby required to notify in writing, said township committee, of the names of the persons so elected at the said annual town meeting next after such election.

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

Approved March 8, 1859.

CHAPTER LIX.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Hopewell

and Ewing Turnpike Company," approved March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four.

Company authorized to extend road,

Proviso.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the Hopewell and Ewing Turnpike Company be, and they are hereby authorized to extend their road from their present terminus at the corpo. ration line of the city of Trenton, southerly to the junction of the Pennington road with Warren street; provided, that this act shall not take effect, until an ordinance is passed by the common council of the city of Trenton, assenting to such extension, and said ordinance filed in the office of the secretary of this state.

Approved March 8, 1859.

CHAPTER LX.

An act to incorporate the Millville Mutual Marine and Fire Insurance

Company.

Names of corporators.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, and it is hereby enacted by the

authority of the same, that Charles Sharp, Asia Haley,
Nathan Baner, Joseph Woodruff, Hezekiah Godfrey, Na-
thaniel Stratton, Ferdinan F. Sharp, Henry Lawrence,
Furman L. Mulford, and all other persons who may here.
after associate with them in the manner hereafter prescribed,
shall be a corporation by the name of the Millville Mutual
Marine and Fire Insurance Company, for the purpose of
insuring their respective vessels, buildings, household fur-
niture, merchandise, and other property against loss or
damage by sea or fire, and by that name they and their
successors may have perpetual succession and shall have
power to sue and be sued and to defend and be defended
in all courts whether in law or equity, and by that name
may also have, purchase, possess, and enjoy to them and to
their successors, lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods,
chattels, and effects of what nature and kind soever neces-
sary for the purpose of said corporation, and the same may
grant, demise, alien, and dispose of at pleasure for the
benefit of said company,

and
may

also have a common seal and alter and renew the same at pleasure, also may make and establish such by-laws and regulations, as to them shall seem necessary and expedient for the well ordering and government of the said company, and put the same into execution; provided, that they be not contrary to the Promisen constitution or laws of this state or of the United States.

2. And be it enacted, That all persons who shall insure Persons in with the said corporation, and also their heirs, executors, members administrators and assigns continuing to be insured in the same as hereinafter provided for shall thereby become members thereof during the period they remain insured by said corporation and no longer.

3. And be it enacted, That all the affairs, property and Affairs of concerns of said corporation shall be managed and con- to her managducted by nine directors, who shall continue in office one directors. year and until others shall be chosen in their place, all of whom shall be members of the said corporation, and shall take an oath or affirmation of office, and choose out of their body a president; all vacancies may be filled for the re

suring to be

First directors.

tou vi directors,

mainder of the year by such person or persons as a majority of the board of directors for the time being may appoint, and a majority of the whole shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

4. And be it enacted, That William Moore, Isaac B. Mulford, Nathaniel Stratton, Hezekiah W. Godfrey, Charles Sharp, Leaman Blew, Joseph Woodruff, Ferdinan F. Sharp,

Henry Lawrence, and Furman L. Mulford, shall be the first Annual cloc directors of said corporation, and that annually hereafter a

board of directors may be elected at such time and place in the town of Millville, county of Cumberland, and state of New Jersey, as the said corporation in their by-laws shall appoint: of each election due notice shall be given in at least one of the public newspapers printed in said county for two weeks immediately preceding such election, and it shall be the duty of the board of directors to appoint three discreet persons, not members of said board, to be inspectors of such election, and to count the votes that may be given in, and to declare the result of such election, which shall be by a plurality of the votes of the members or their proxies then present, allowing one vote to each member for every one hundred dollars insured in said company at the time of such election, and it shall be the duty of such inspectors or a majority of them to make and sign a certificate of the result of such election, stating who are elected by the greatest number of votes and deliver such certificate to the secretary of the company, for the time being, which certificate shall be filed and recorded by the secretary, and be conclusive evidence of the result of such election until set aside by some court having competent authority to do so.

5. And be it enacted, That the board of directors may appoint offi

appoint a secretary and such other officers and agents as may be requisite for effecting the business of said company, and allow them such compensation as may be agreed upon, and also determine the rates of insurance, the sum to be insured, and the sum to be deposited for any insurance.

Directors to

cer.

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