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CHAPTER XX.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Newark Plank

Road and Ferry Company," approved February twenty, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Part of road the State of New Jersey, That it shall be lawful for the said of gravel, company to make one or more of the tracks of their road of stone gravel, or other hard substance, in place of plank, as required by their act of incorporation; provided, Proviso. the same is so constructed as to make a good and firm road.

2. And be it enacted, That the Newark Plank Road and Corporate Ferry Company, shall hereafter be known in fact, and in name, by the name of the “Newark Plank Road Company," and by that name, shall hereafter be a body politic and corporate, and shall possess and exercise all the corporate powers and franchises, and be subject to all the liabilities of the Newark Plank Road and Ferry Company.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XXI.

An act to extend the provisions of the act entitled an act to prevent

horses, cattle, sheep and swine from running at large in the townships of Hackensack and Harrington, in the county of Bergen, approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, to the township of North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex.

Provisions
of former act
extended.

Proviso.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the act entitled an act, to prevent horses, cattle, sheep and swine, from running at large, in the townships of Hackensack and Harrington, in the county of Bergen, approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and all the benefits and provisions of the said act, be, and the same are hereby extended to the township of North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex; provided, that no fees shall be paid to any person, for driving or conveying any horses, cattle, sheep or swine, to the public pound, in the said township, by virtue of this act, unless he or she, shall be at the time, a freeholder or householder of the said township, or is authorized in writing, by such freeholder or householder.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XXII.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled “An act concerning firemen of the

borough of Bordentown and county of Burlington,” approved February first, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

former act

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Part of the State of New Jersey, That the proviso in the first section repealed. of said act is hereby repealed; and that the first fifty acting members on the roll of said companies shall be exempt from serving as jurors in any of the courts of this state.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XXIII.

Ax Act to authorize the state treasurer to pay to Silas Thomas a certain

claim due to him by this state.

WHEREAS, the legislature, at its last session, did, on the Preamble.

eighteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, pass a resolution and preamble, in the following terms, to wit:

Preamble.

Preamble.

WHEREAS, Silas Thomas, of the town of Hancock, in the

state of New York, claims there is a balance due him for lumber furnished for the New Jersey state prison, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty four, which claim the present board of inspectors do not feel authorized to pay, without the direction of the legislature

Therefore, resolved (House of Assembly concurring), That the present inspectors of said prison be, and they are hereby authorized and directed, to examine into said claim, and if upon such examination, they find anything due to said Silas Thomas, they are hereby authorized and directed to pay

the same. AND WHEREAS, the inspectors of the state prison investi.

gated said claim, and did, on the twenty-fourth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, find that there was due and should be paid to the said Silas Thomas, for his said claim, the sum of four hundred and sixty-five dollars and thirty two cents, and did, there. upon, on the day last named, deliver to him a draft upon the treasurer of the state of New Jersey, for the said amount, which draft, upon presentation to the said officer, was refused payment, for want of authority by law authorizing him to pay the same out of moneys in the treasury, therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of to pay claim the State of New Jersey, That the state treasurer be, and he

is hereby authorized and directed, to pay to said Silas Thomas, or his order, the sum of four hundred and seventy dollars and seventy-five cents, the amount of said draft and charges thereon, found by the inspectors of the state prison, due to him, which sum shall be in full for all claims by him against said prison.

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

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CHAPTER XXIV.

An act to authorize the overseers of Road Districts in North Brunswick,

in the county of Middlesex, to remove dirt, stone or gravel, from one part of a district to another part.

Overseer authorized to remove dirt, &c.

WHEREAS, difficulty has arisen in the township of North Preamble.

Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex, concerning right to remove dirt, stone or gravel laying in the road, within a district, from one part of the said district to another part of the same district, now, therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That it shall be lawful for overseer of road districts in the township of North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex, to remove dirt, stone or gravel laying in the road within a district, from one part of the said district to another part of the same district, when necessary, in order to the better repairs and improvement of said road.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

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