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creek, and the said company shall, for the safety of persons navigating said creek, cause to be kept near the said draw, one or more lamps, which shall be lighted every evening thereafter before it grows dark, and continue to be lighted, until daylight, 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 at 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 the said bridge, the said company shall be liable to an indictment in the county of Monmouth, and, if convicted, to be fined, at 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. Bridge to be 6. And be it enacted, That the said company shall at all kept in repair by com- 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. Rates of toll. 7. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said
company at all times to take, demand, and receive of and
mule, or ox, five cents.
sleds, eight cents.
For all hogs, calves, and sheep, one 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. Persons may gatherer having charge of said bridge, to stop any person until toll is on foot, every person, horse or mule, with or without wagons, carts, sleighs or sleds, all pleasure wagons, and all horned cattle, horses, hogs, calves, and sheep from passing over said bridge until the toll as above specified shall have ,
9. And be it enacted, That if any person or persons hav- Penalty for ing the command of any vessel shall intentionally do any drive damage to said bridge or draw, or keep it up 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 an action of debt, before any court having competent jurisdiction, with costs of suit.
10. And be it enacted, That the said corporation shall Restrictions possess the general powers, and be subject to the restricties. tions 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, so 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 go into effect immediately.
Approved February 1, 1858.
An Act to change the name of the Independent Essex Brigade.
Name of Brigade changed.
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the name of the Independent Essex Brigade, of the militia of this State, be and the same is hereby changed to the Newark Brigade.
2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately
Approved February 2, 1858.
Ax act entitled an act incorporating the Young America Hook and Lad
der Fire 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 John Mitchell, Joseph F. Rowand, Aaron W. Haines, Ferdinand Brother, Joseph F. Bainbridge, William Limeburner, Edward F. Brother, George C. Burling, Richard B. Wilmot, Edward M. Walmsley, Joseph Butcher, A. J. Jordan, Henry M. Stowell, Allen Huffnagle, H. McDowell, H. B. Lippincott, and Joseph W. Martin, and all persons, not exceeding one hundred in number, as now are or hereafter shall become, associates of the Young America Hook and Ladder Fire Com. pany of the city of Burlington, be and they are hereby con
stituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in law, by the name of “The Young America Hook and Ladder Fire Company, of the city of Burlington," and by such name they shall have succession, and be General persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts of judicature whatsoever; and that they and their successors may have a common seal, make, enter into, and execute, any contracts or agreements touching or concerning the objects of said incorporation, and shall have full power and authority to make, form, and adopt, such form of constitution and such by-laws and regulations for their government, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States, as they shall think proper.
2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of the said Amount of company shall not exceed the sum of four thousand dol. stock. lars, which shall be applied to the purchase and holding real estate, to the procuring, maintaining, and repairing such fire engine, hose carriage, hose, ladders, buckets, fire hooks, engine house, or other property, and such implements and machines, and to such other incidental expenses as shall to the said company appear best calculated to secure the property of their fellow-citizens from injury or destruction by fire. 3. And be it enacted, That the said company shall have Oficers of
corporation. power to elect annually, or oftener, if necessary, a president out of their own body, and such other officers and assistants as they shall deem necessary for conducting their affairs, according to their constitution and by-laws, and that the said president shall keep in his custody the common seal of the said company, and at the expiration of his term of office, shall deliver it over to his successor; and in their corporate name may institute suits for the recovery of all fines, debts, and arrearages due the said company.
4. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme. Act may be diately, and shall be subject to be modified, altered, or re- repealed. pealed, at the pleasure of the legislature, at any time.
Approved February 2, 1858.
An Act to confirm certain conveyances of land situate in the township
of Greenwich, in the county of Gloucester, made by Joseph C. Gill and wife to Stephen H. Miller and others.
Sales and conveyances confirined.
WHEREAS, a large number of lots or tracts of land, situate
in the township of Greenwich, in the county of Gloucester, have been sold and the conveyances effected by the owners thereof, the same having been allotted among the purchasers by lot or ballot, or by the purchasers making partition thereof among themselves; and whereas, Joseph C. Gill, and Hannah his wife, did, by several deeds, convey to Stephen H. Miller and others, certain lots of land in the town plots of Mantua, in the said township of Greenwich; and whereas, it is desirable that the validity of the titles made in this manner be established and confirmed, therefore,
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the grants, sales and conveyances heretofore bona fide made and executed by the said Joseph C. Gill and Hannah his wife, to the said Stephen H. Miller and others, of lots of land situate, lying and being in Mantua, in the township of Greenwich aforesaid, under and by virtue of, and in pursuance of an allotment in manner aforesaid, or in any other manner, shall not be deemed, held or adjudged invalid or defective or insufficient in law, or avoided, or in any manner prejudiced by reason of the said grants, sales and conveyances having been made aş aforesaid, but shall be deemed as good, valid and effectual in law for transferring, passing and conveying the estate, right, title and interest of such grantors of, in and to the said lands, as if such grants, sales and conveyances had been made and effected without such allotment in manner aforesaid, or in any other manner inconsistent with any statute of this State.