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CHAPTER CLIV.

An Act relative to Main street, in the town of Greenwich, in the county

of Cumberland.

Preamble.

Commisxioners to lay out street.

WHEREAS, in the original location of the town of Green

wich, in the county of Cumberland, Thomas Chalkley
laid out and dedicated to the public use the Main street
of said town, one hundred feet in width; AND WHEREAS,
the precise location of said street or road has been los
in consequence of which the public has no adequate
means of protection against the encroachments of the
land owners adjoining said street; AND WHEREAS, the
inhabitants of said township, at the last annual town
meeting, appointed Samuel C. Fithian, John F. Keen
and Ercurius B. Fithian, esquires, a committee to apply
to the legislature of New Jersey for an act appointing
three commissioners to locate the said public street:

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of
the State of New Jersey, That Belford M. Bonham, David
Tomlin and Ercurius B. Fithian, be and they are hereby
appointed commissioners to ascertain the location of said
street, and to lay out the same by courses and distances;
but in case the said location and courses and distances
cannot be found, then re-lay out said street as follows:
beginning at Cohansey creek and laying the same to the
late residence of Charles B. Fithian, deceased, not less than
ninety feet in width; thence to John Tyler's house not
less than eighty-five feet in width; thence to Samuel Mul-
ford's stone house not less than eighty feet in width; thence
to Pine Mount Run not less than four rods in width, and
there to end.

2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners shall cause the street so laid out to be marked at proper distances in the line of the same, and make return thereof, with a map or draught of the same, with the courses and

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Return and map to be filed.

distances, to the clerk of the court of common pleas of the said county of Cumberland, who is hereby required to record the said return in the road book of said county; which said street, from the time of recording the same as aforesaid, shall be a public highway, and as such to be repaired and kept in good order.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

CHAPTER CLV.

An Act to authorize the inhabitants of the township of Lower Alloway's

Creek, in the county of Salem, to vote by ballot at their town meetings.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of officers to be the State of New Jersey, That the inhabitants of the town. ballot. ship of Lower Alloway's Creek, in the county of Salem, authorized by law to vote at their town meetings, are hereby authorized and required to elect by ballot, and not otherwise, at their annual town meetings, the following officers, until otherwise required by law, whose qualifications shall be the same as are now, or hereafter may be, fixed by law; that is, in the said township, a township clerk, a judge of election, an assessor, a collector, two chosen freeholders, two surveyors of the highway, three commissioners of appeal, one or two overseers of the poor,

Officers of election.

as many overseers of the roads as there are road districts, a town committee consisting of five persons, a superintendent of common schools, as many justices of the peace as the respective township may be constitutionally entitled to elect, one or more constables, one or more pound keepers, and all such other officers as the inhabitants of the said township now are or hereafter may be authorized to elect, and also upon the same ballot designate the place for hold. ing the next town meeting.

2. And be it enacted, That the officers now authorized by law to receive and canvass the votes for justice of the peace, in the said township of Lower Alloway's Creek, shall be, and are hereby, authorized and required to receive and canvass at the same time, and in the same manner, the votes for the several township officers as aforesaid; and shall make a return of the result of the said vote to the clerk of the township, and publish a list thereof in the same manner as is now required by law; provided, however, that when no justice or justices of the peace are to be elected, it shall be lawful for the officers aforesaid to open the polls at nine o'clock A. M., and close the same at two o'clock P. M., the same day.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

Proviso.

CHAPTER CLVI.

SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Mount Holly

and Jobstown Turnpike Company."

road.

former act

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Company the State of New Jersey, That it shall and may be lawful for to construct the said company to construct and make extension of said. turnpike road, commencing at the termination of the afore. said road, in the village of Jobstown, and to extend from thence along the Monmouth road to the village of Plattsburg, in the county of Burlington, or so much and so far along said road as may be deemed advisable to extend and construct said turnpike road; the said company, in the construction thereof, to be governed and restricted in all respects as prescribed by said law to which this is a supplement, and to be entitled to all the privileges and benefits arising from the charter of said road, agreeably to said law.

2. And be it enacted, For the purpose of constructing the Part of extension of said turnpike, that such part and so much of repealed. the public highway as laid out by the commissioners appointed by the legislature of the state of New Jersey, under the act entitled “An act for appointing commissioners to lay out and open a direct road from the court-house, in the county of Monmouth, to Mount Holly, in the county of Burlington," passed March sixteenth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, be and the same is hereby repealed.

3. And be it enacted, That in case application be made Proceedings to one of the judges of the court of common pleas, for the is not kept appointment of three disinterested freeholders, to view said road, and see whether it is in such a state as the law requires to be kept, notice thereof in writing sball be served the treasurer, president, or one of the directors of said company, and if the toll gates be not opened to allow persons travelling to pass free of toll in twenty-four hours after

service of such notice, then it shall be lawful for said judge to appoint said freeholders to view said road, and in case the said company having opened said toll gates after the service of said notice shall close said gates, and demand and take toll from travellers, before said road is in proper order, then it shall be lawful for the said judge to appoint the freeholders to view said road, without further notice to said company, agreeably to the nineteenth section of said law, to which this is a supplement.

4. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately.

Approved March 16, 1859.

CHAPTER CLVII.

An Act to incorporate the Franklin Fire Engine Company of the city of

Burlington.

Names of corporators

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Thomas B. Sherman, Robert T. Willits, Amos Hutchin, Isaac R. Perkins, Charles Horn, Joseph N. Parker, Charles Hortsmann, Francis Inglin, Ellwood K. Matlack, James Harris, Alfred Inglin, Hugh Armstrong, William D. Cheeseman, Jacob B. Vanschuyver, Charles Ettinger, John T. Severn, Joseph H. Stiles, and all other persons, not exceeding one hundred in number, as now are or hereafter shall become associates of the Franklin

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