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for the use of the roads, is now assessed, levied, and collected.

17. And be it enacted, That this act shall not take effect Act, when to until the public highways upon which the said turnpike road is authorized to be located and made, are vacated as public highways according to law.

18. And be it enacted, That the said corporation shall Genera. possess the several powers, and be subject to the restrictions and liabilities contained in the act entitled "An act concerning Corporations," approved the fourteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, so far as the same is applicable.

Approved March 6, 1858.

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As act to authorize certain streets, marked out on a plan of the city of

Hoboken, to be changed.

WHEREAS, on a plan of the city of Hoboken, filed in Ber. Preamble.

gen county clerk's office, on the eighth day of April, eighteen hundred and five, and by, which sales of lots have been made, a part of the land north of Sixth street and east of Hudson street, were laid out in lots, and streets were marked only on said plan, and without any actual survey or laying cut upon the ground; AND WHEREAS, the said lands are elevated at a great height above the grade of the other streets of the city, and consist of solid rock, and the streets, as plotted on said plan,

can never be opened and graded to any proper city grade, except at a cost that will exceed the value of the lots when graded, and thus destroy the value of the land; AND WHEREAS, other streets can be planned and laid over said lands, more adapted to the natural grade of the surface, that will greatly add to the value of the said lands; AND WHEREAS, no streets have been opened or lots sold in said part of said lands, and no individual has acquired any right in said lands, except the owners of the same, but it is suggested that, by reason of the filing of said map and the sales thereby, that the public may have acquired a claim to call for the opening of said streets, and Edwin A. Stevens and the other owners of said lands, have applied for a law annulling any right that might exist in the public or any body or person whatever, to require said streets to be opened, and authorizing them to lay out other streets, to be laid out in the place of the same, and it appearing that such change will be beneficial to the public and all parties interested; therefore

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That all that part of the street marked out on the said plan of the city of Hoboken, next east of Hudson street and parallel thereto, and north of Seventh street, and all that part of the Second street, east of Hudson street, and parallel thereto, and north of Sixth street, and all that part of Seventh street, east of the street next east of Hudson street, and all that part of Eighth street east of Hudson street, are hereby vacated and made void; and it shall not be lawful for any public or municipal authorities, or any person whatever, to open or use the same as public streets; and the lands shall be held by the owners of the fee, free from any easement or right of a street or road over the same.

2. And be it enacted, That the owners of the lands across and over which said streets are laid out, are hereby authorized and required to lay out, in lieu of said streets so vacated, on said lands, and on the lands north of and adja

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cent thereto, other streets, in such manner as shall be, in
their judgment, most beneficial to the public interest, said
new streets to contain as many superficial feet of land as
those do that are hereby declared vacant and void, and to
file a plan or map, designating such new streets, in the
office of the clerk of the county of Hudson, before the first
day of January next; and the filing of such map.shall be
an agreement to dedicate such new streets, so laid out
thereon, to public use; and they shall be public streets,
whenever the opening of the same may be called for by the
proper municipal authorities of the city of Hoboken.

Approved March 6, 1858.

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CHAPTER XCIX.

As act to vest in the trustees of School District No. I., in the town of

Bergen, the lands and tenements known as the Old Academy lot, and
to empower them to erect a building thereon, and to raise money for
the construction of the same.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Property the State of New Jersey, That the property known as the trustees. old academy, consisting of the building and the lot whereon the same stands, in the town of Bergen, in the county of Hudson, is hereby vested in the trustees of school district number one in said town, in trust for the use of said school district.

2. And be it enacted, That the trustees of said district be, Trustees auand they are authorized to erect a building upon the lot build school

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hereby vested in them as aforesaid, of sufficient dimensions

to be used for a school house, and also for a public hall. Trustees au 3. And be it enacted, That the said trustees, and their sucthorized to raise money. cessors in office, are hereby authorized and empowered to

raise money for the payment of the cost of erecting such building, and to secure the payment thereof by bond and mortgage on the said building and lot; provided, however, that such money to be raised shall not exceed the sum of

five thousand dollars. Building to

4. And be it enacted, That the said school house and public hall shall be under the sole direction and control of the trustees of said school district.

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

Approved March 6, 1858.

be under control of trustees.

CHAPTER C.

A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Princeton

Mutual Fire Insurance Company,” approved March tenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six.

Part of former act repealed.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That so much of the seventh section of the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Princeton Mutual Fire Insurance Company," approved March tenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, as requires twentyfive per centum of the premium notes for insurance, to be paid in cash at the time of effecting such insurance, be, and

the same is hereby repealed, and that the directors of said company shall have power to fix and determine the per centum to be paid in cash.

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

Approved March 6, 1858.

CHAPTER CI.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled “An act to authorize and enable the

city of Trenton to purchase a part or the whole of the capital stock of the Trenton Water-works Company," approved March second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Common the State of New Jersey, That it shall be lawful for the com- thorized to mon council of the city of Trenton, whenever it may seem ney. to them expedient so to do, to borrow such sums of money on the credit of the said city, as shall appear to them to be necessary, for the purpose of paying the expenses already incurred, or which may hereafter be incurred, in relaying, repairing, and extending the mains, and other works of the Trenton Water-works, and providing motive power for the same, and to loan such moneys to the president and directors of the Trenton Water-works, for the purposes aforesaid; provided, that the sums of money so to be borrowed shall Proviso. not exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.

2. And be it enacted, That to secure the payment of the Common loan authorized by this act, the said common council are thorized to hereby authorized to issue the bonds of the city for an

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