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2. And be it enacted, That the stock, property and con. First direccerns of said corporation shall be managed by seven directors, being stockholders (one of whom shall be president), who shall hold their offices for one year and until others are appointed, and a majority of the directors shall be a quorum for the transacting the business of the company; and that the said Samuel Whitehead, Thomas Booream, Thomas McDowell, John Whitehead, Thomas Peterson, John R. Reid and John I. Snedeker, shall be the first directors of the said corporation, shall hold their offices for one year and until others are legally chosen, and that the time and manner of electing future directors, and of filling vacancies, and all other matters appertaining to the concerns of the said corporation, shall be managed, governed and regulated by the by-laws of the said corpo. ration.
3. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of said cor. Amonnt of poration shall be two thousand dollars, in shares of ten stock. dollars each, with the privilege of increasing the said capital stock to three thousand dollars.
4. And be it enacted, That the books of subscription to the Directors to said capital stock shall be opened under the direction of a subscripthe board of directors, and subject to such rules and regulations as they may prescribe; and it shall be lawful for the directors or a majority of them, from time to time, to call for and demand from the stockholders respectively, all such sums of money by them subscribed, at such times and in such proportions as they shall deem proper, under the penalty of forfeiting the shares and all previous pay. ments thereon, if such payment shall not be made within thirty days after the day fixed for that purpose, by a notice in writing previously served on each stockholder or their representatives, or left at their usual place of abode, desig. nating the proportion or amount of such payment and the time when and the place where and to whom the same shall be made, and the stock of the said corporation shall be deemed personal property, and transferable on the books of the company in such manner as the by-laws may provide.
Description of bridge.
Company to keep bridge
5. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful and the duty of the said company to build said bridge at least twelve feet in width, with good and sufficient side rails, for the safety of travellers, and construct a convenient draw or swing therein of at least forty feet opening, with good and sufficient wings, at least twelve feet, planked upon each side of said draw, to be placed in the most convenient place for the navigation of said creek, and provide a suitable person to open the said draw at all times for the passage of masted vessels, so that the full and free navigation of said creek shall not any time be obstructed or impeded; and on failure to attend said draw and open the same for the free passage of such vessels on their arrival at said bridge, the said company shall be liable to an indictment in the county of Middlesex, and if convicted to be fined, in the discretion of the court, in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars, and also liable to an action of damages at the suit of the party aggrieved.
6. And be it enacted, That the said company shall at all times, after building the said bridge, support, uphold and maintain the same, and at all times keep it in good repair and safe for those who may have occasion to pass over said bridge with their horses and carriages or otherwise, and may at their discretion, if the said bridge should be carried away by any cause, rebuild the same.
7. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said
mule or oxen, three cents.
sleds, four cents.
Rates of toll.
For all four horse, mule or ox carriages, of every kind, six
cents. For all cattle or horses, one cent. For all hogs, calves and sheep, half cent. And all other articles and things not herein enumerated, to be in equitable proportion; provided always, that said Proviso, directors have power to reduce said rates.
8. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any toll- Travellers gatherer having charge of said bridge to stop any person until toll on foot, every person, horse or mule, with or without is paid. wagons, carts, sleighs or sleds, all pleasure wagons, and all cattle, horses, hogs, calves and sheep from passing over said bridge until the toll as above specified shall have been paid.
9. And be it enacted, That if any person or persons having Penalty for the command of any vessel shall do any damage to said works. bridge or draw, or keep it open more than fifteen minutes, when the same is not absolutely necessary for the passage of some masted vessel or boat, shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty-five dollars, and also be liable for all damage that may be done to said bridge or draw, to be recovered in any action of debt before any court having competent jurisdiction, with costs of suit.
10. And be it enacted, That the said corporation shall General possess the general powers and be subject to the restrictions and liabilities contained in the act entitled "An act concerning corporations," approved the fourteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and the acts supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof, as far as the same are applicable.
11. And be it enacted, That the said company may con- Company struct roads on the salt meadows, on either side of said struct roads. creek from the said bridge to the upland, and put and keep the said roads in good condition and repair, in order to maintain a good and safe way for the passage of public travel.
12. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect im. mediately.
Approved March 16, 1859.
An Act to annex part of the township of Alexandria, in the county of
Hunterdon, to the township of Bethlehem, in said county.
Boundaries of part annexed.
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That all that part of the township of Alexandria, in the county of Hunterdon, embraced within the following limits, be annexed to the township of Bethlehem, in said county: beginning at a point in the line of the township of Alexandria and Bethlehem, where the line of land of John R. Smith and James M. Train crosses the same; thence a westerly course along the line of land of John R. Smith, David F. Ween, Philip L. Hawk and Spencer C. Smith, to the pine hollow brook; thence down said brook to the Musconetcong creek; thence up the said creek to the corner of the township of Bethlehem; thence along the line of the township of Bethlehem to the beginning.
2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme., diately.
Approved March 16, 1859.
A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to “An act to authorize the construction of works
for the supplying of Jersey City and the places adjacent with pure and wholesome water," approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two.
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of commisthe State of New Jersey, That the words "within the corpo- expend rate limits of Jersey City,"contained in section sixteen of works bea supplement to the act entitled “ An act to authorize the Passaic and construction of works for supplying Jersey City and places rivers. adjacent with pure and wholesome water," approved sixteenth of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, shall not be construed so as to prevent the water commissioners of Jersey City from expending any necessary moneys authorized to be raised and appropriated by the original act or supplement above mentioned upon any portion of the line of their works between the Passaic and Hudson rivers.
Approved March 16, 1859.