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STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

CHA PTER I.

A stoppleMENT to an act entitled “An act to alter and amend the charter of the borough of Bordentown, in the county of Burlington,” approved February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of ..." the State of New Jersey, That the common council of said to:: borough shall have the sole and exclusive power of licensing all beer or oyster saloons, rooms, houses, or other places of refreshments within the limits of said borough, in the same manner as they are authorized to license oyster cellars and inns and taverns by their original charter. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately. HENRY W. SPEER, President of the Senate. DANIEL Hols.MAN, Speaker of the House of Assembly. Approved January 29, 1858. WILLIAM A. NEWELL,

... CHAPTER II. A surrowest to an act entitled “An act to authorize the inhabitants of the townships of Hanover and Pequannack, in the county of Morris,

... to vote by ballot at their town meetings.”

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*1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of

the State of New Jersey, That the overseers of the highways of the several road districts in the townships of Hanover and Pequannack, in the county of Morris, shall be elected by the legal voters of the several districts as they may be arranged from time to time by the township committee in said townships; and for the purpose of carrying this provision into effect, it shall be the duty of the township committee of the said townships to give public notice of the time and place of holding the first district road meetings under this act, and which meetings shall be held on the Saturday next previous to the annual town meetings in said townships; and shall cause notice thereof to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such district, at least five days before the time of holding any such meeting, which shall be some convenient place in the district, when and where the legal voters in the townships residing in such road district, shall assemble for the purpose of such election; and at which time and place such legal voters assembled, having been called to order by any legal voter of the road district, shall proceed viva voce, by the holding up of hands, or by count, to elect a moderator of such meeting, by plurality of votes; and being so organized, the meeting shall proceed as in the election of the moderator, to elect an overseer of the highway for such road district; the moderator of each district meeting shall notify the township committee at their first meeting after such election, in writing, of the election of such overseer; and in case of the failure of any district to elect an overseer, or of the person so elected to accept of the appointment, the township committee shall fill such vacancy, and shall fur

nish a list of the names of said overseers of the highway so elected or appointed, to the clerk of the township, and it shall be his duty to publish the same, with the names of the officers and proceedings of said first town meeting after the election of said overseers. 2. And be it enacted, That all subsequent district road jo".

district road meetings in said townships shall be called by the overseers ...f.

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of the respective road districts, upon notice posted up in some conspicuous place in such road district, at least ten days before the time of holding such meeting; and all such subsequent district road meetings shall be held on Saturday preceding the annual town meetings in said townships; and should the overseer of any district fail to call such meeting, or the individual elected refuse to accept such appointment, or in case of a vacancy arising from any other cause, the township committee shall fill such vacancy, and cause the names of the persons so elected or appointed to be published as aforesaid.

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

Approved January 29, 1858.

CHAPTER III.

An Act concerning firemen of the borough of Bordentown, and county of
Burlington.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of .*.* empt from

the State of New Jersey, That the members of the several joint. fire engine companies, hook and ladder companies, and

Names of corporators.

First directors.

hose companies, which now are or hereafter may be organized under the direction of the corporate authorities of the said borough of Bordentown, shall be exempt from serving as jurors in any of the courts of this State; provided, that not more than thirty-five members shall be enrolled in any one company.

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

Approved February 1, 1858.

CHA PTER IV.

AN ACT to incorporate the Matavan and Keyport Bridge Company.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Obadiah Clark, Eusebius Walling, Thomas W. Arrowsmith, John E. Kuhns, and William Mincesheimer and their associates and successors, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of the Matavan and Keyport Bridge Company, for the purpose of building a draw or swing bridge over and across Matavan or Middletown Point Creek, at or near where the ferry of John E. Kuhns is now located.

2. And be it enacted, That the stock, property, and concerns of said corporation shall be managed by five directors, being stockholders (one of whom shall be president), who shall hold their offices for one year, and until others are appointed; and a majority of the directors shall be a quorum for transacting the business of the company; and

that the said Obadiah Clark, Eusebius Walling, Thomas
W. Arrowsmith, John E. Kuhns, and William Mincesheimer
shall be the first directors of the said corporation, and
shall hold their offices for one year, and until others are
legally chosen; and that the time and manner of electing
future directors, and of filling vacancies, and all other mat-
ters appertaining to the concerns of the said corporation,
shall be managed, governed and regulated by the by-laws
of the said corporation.
3. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of said cor-
poration shall be five thousand dollars, in shares of twenty-
five dollars each, with the privilege of increasing the said
capital stock to ten thousand dollars. *
4. And be it enacted, That the books of subscription to
the said capital stock shall be opened under the direction
of the board of directors, and subject to such rules and
regulations as they may prescribe; and it shall be lawful
for the directors, or a majority of them, from time to time,
to call for and demand from the stockholders, respectively,
all such sums of money by them subscribed, at such times,
and in such proportions as they shall deem proper, under
the penalty of forfeiting the shares and all previous pay-
ments thereon, if such payment shall not be made within
thirty days after the day fixed for that purpose, by a notice
in writing previously served on each stockholder or their
representatives, or left at their usual place of abode, desig-
nating the proportion or amount of such payment, and the
time when, and the place where, and to whom the same
shall be made; and that the stock of the said corporation
shall be deemed personal property, and transferable on the
books of the company in such manner as the by-laws may
provide.
5. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful and the duty
of the said company to build said bridge at least twelve
feet in width, with good and sufficient side rails, for the
safety of travellers, and construct a convenient draw or
swing therein, of at least forty feet opening, to be placed
in the most convenient place for the navigation of said

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Amount of capital stock.

Books of subscription to be opened.

Description of bridge.

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