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CHAPTER XLVII.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act respecting the Orphans' Court

and the power and authority of Surrogates."

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Guardianthe State of New Jersey, That where an orphan is of the age minors me of fourteen years, or upwards, and resides out of this state, the state. and in some other state or territory of the United States, letters of guardianship shall be granted in this state, on petition to the orphans' court, signed by such orphan, in the presence of a judge of a court of record in the state or territory in which such orphan may reside, and which signature shall be acknowledged before said judge, in the same manner and form as acknowledgment of deeds are required to be acknowledged by the laws of this state, which guardians shall have the charge of property in this state as fully as the guardians of minors are now authorized by law.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

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CHAPTER XLVIII.

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

horses, cattle, sheep and swine from running at large in the township of Clinton, in the county of Essex, and the township of Rahway, in the county of Union,” to the township of Westfield, in the county of Union.

Provisions
of former act
extended.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to prevent horses, cattle, sheep and swine from running at large in the township of Clinton, in the county of Essex, and the township of Rahway, in the county of Union," approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, be and the same are hereby extended to the township of Westfield, in the county of Union.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER XLIX.

An Act to authorize the trustees of “the First Methodist Episcopal

Church of Newton," to sell and convey certain real estate, situate in the village of Newton, in the county of Sussex.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Trustees the State of New Jersey, That the present trustees of "the to sell land. First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newton," or their successors in office be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey, either at public or private sale, all that lot of land situate in the village of Newton, in the county of Sussex, which was conveyed by John H. Hall, and Elizabeth his wife, to Samuel Ingersoll, James Iliff, Azariah Davis, Francis Moran, Lewis M. Decamp, Ira Beade, and the said John H. Hall, trustees, by deed bearing date the nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, with the appurtenances, and the deed or deeds of the present trustees of “the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newton," or of their successors in office, duly executed and acknowledged, shall convey and assure to the purchaser or purchasers thereof as good, perfect and absolute an estate in fee simple in said land and premises, as if the same were, or had been sold and conveyed in the manner and for the purposes mentioned in said deed of John H. Hall and wife to said Samuel Ingersoll and others, trustees.

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

Approved March 1, 1859.

CHAPTER L.

An act to establish a new township in the county of Camden, to be called

the township of Monroe.

Boundaries of township

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of of Monroe. the State of New Jersey, That all that part of the township

of Washington, contained within the following bounds, that is to say: Beginning at a point where the Glassborough and Cross Keys road intersects the boundary line between the counties of Camden and Gloucester, thence along said line to the boundary line between the counties of Camden and Atlantic; thence along said last mentioned line to a point on Great Egg Harbor river, where the boundary line between the townships of Washington and Winslow commences; thence along said last mentioned line to a point where the Cross Keys and Long-a-Coming road crosses said line; thence along said road to Cross Keys; thence along the Glassborough and Cross Keys road aforesaid, to the place of beginning, be and the same is hereby set off into a new township to be called the township of Monroe.

2. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the township of Monroe are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate in law, and shall be styled and known by the name of "the inhabitants of the township of Monroe, in the county of Camden," and shall be entitled to all the rights, powers, authority, privileges and advantages, and subject to the same regulations, government and liabilities, as the inhabitants of the other townships in the said county of Camden are or may be entitled or subjected to by existing laws of this state.

3. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of the township of Monroe hold their first town meeting at the inn of Charles W. Husted, at Williamstown, in the said township of Monroe, on the second Wednesday in March next, and after.

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First town meeting.

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wards in each year at such places as the inhabitants of said township shall determine.

4. And be it enacted, That the township committees of Township Washington and Monroe shall meet on the first Monday to divide in April next, at the house of William P. Garwood, at the Cross Keys, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and may adjourn from time to time, and then and there proceed by writing, signed by a majority of those present, to allot and divide between the said townships all properties and moneys on hand, due, or to become due, in proportion to the taxable property and ratables as taxed by the assessors, within their respective limits, at the last assessment; and the inha. bitants of the township of Monroe shall be liable to pay their just proportion of the debts as ordered and directed at the last annual town meeting of the township of Washington, and if any of the persons comprising either of the township committees should neglect or refuse to meet as aforesaid, those assembled may proceed to make the said division, and the decision of a majority of those present shall be final and conclusive.

5. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be Surplus construed to impair or in anywise affect the rights of the said township of Monroe in and to its just and legal portion of the surplus revenue of the general government, and the interest due or becoming due thereon.

6. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so commis. construed so as to interfere with the officers now elected in otficers not that part of the township set off and called Monroe, nor with the commissions of the justices of the peace, nor commissioners to take acknowledgments of deeds, until they shall expire by their own limitation.

7. And be it enacted, That the township of Monroe sball Assembly form part of the third assembly district, of the county of Camden, as heretofore, when included within the township of Washington.

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

Approved March 3, 1859.

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