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Commencement and completion of road.

by him shall proceed to make such appraisement, which shall be binding on the said company; or in case the said six commissioners shall be appointed as aforesaid, and they cannot agree upon the seventh man, then upon two weeks' notice to the said company, the said chief justice shall appoint such seventh man as aforesaid, to make such appraisement as aforesaid, and thereupon the state shall have the privilege, for three years, of taking the said road, upon the payment to the company of the amount of the said report, within one year after electing to take said road; which report shall be filed in the office of the secretary of this state, and the whole property and interest of said road, and the appendages thereof, shall be vested in the state of New Jersey, upon the payment of the amount so reported to the said company; and that it shall be the duty of the president of the company to lay before the legislature, under oath or affirmation, when they shall so request, a full and fair statement of the cost of the said road, and of all the receipts and disbursements of the company; provided always, that the aforesaid valuation shall be made without reference to the receipts and disbursements of the company or advance of the stock; and the said valuation shall in no case exceed the first cost of valuation of said road, with the lands and appendages thereof.

18. And be it enacted, That if the said railroad shall not be completed and in use at the expiration of ten years from the fourth day of June next ensuing, that then and in that case this act shall be void.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

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A suppleMENT to the act entitled “An act to secure to mechanics and others payment for their labor and materials in erecting any building,” approved March eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-three.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of o the State of New Jersey, That the lien given by the act to tended. which this is a supplement, shall be and is hereby extended to all buildings of whatever description within this state, and to the lots of land and curtilages whereon the same are erected, for all debts contracted by the owner or owners thereof, or by any other person with the consent of such owner or owners in writing, for work done or materials furnished for or about the repairing of such buildings, or any of them; provided, the agreement be made a matter of Proviso. record in the office of the clerk of the county; provided also, that said lien shall not be valid against a bona fide purchaser or mortgagee before said lien is filed in the office of the clerk of the county.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

Preamble.

Commissioners to lay out street,

Return and map to be filed.

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AN ACT relative to Main street, in the town of Greenwich, in the county of Cumberland.

WHEREAs, in the original location of the town of Green-
wich, in the county of Cumberland, Thomas Chalkley
laid out and dedicated to the public use the Main street
of said town, one hundred feet in width; AND where.As,
the precise location of said street or road has been lost,
in consequence of which the public has no adequate
means of protection against the encroachments of the
land owners adjoining said street; AND WHEREAs, the
inhabitants of said township, at the last annual town
meeting, appointed Samuel C. Fithian, John F. Keen
and Ercurius B. Fithian, esquires, a committee to apply
to the legislature of New Jersey for an act appointing
three commissioners to locate the said public street:
1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of
the State of New Jersey, That Belford M. Bonham, David
Tomlin and Ercurius B. Fithian, be and they are hereby
appointed commissioners to ascertain the location of said
street, and to lay out the same by courses and distances;
but in case the said location and courses and distances
cannot be found, then re-lay out said street as follows:
beginning at Cohansey creek and laying the same to the
late residence of Charles B. Fithian, deceased, not less than
ninety feet in width; thence to John Tyler's house not
less than eighty-five feet in width; thence to Samuel Mul.
ford's stone house not less than eighty feet in width; thence
to Pine Mount Run not less than four rods in width, and
there to end.
2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners shall
cause the street so laid out to be marked at proper dis.
tances in the line of the same, and make return thereof,
with a map or draught of the same, with the courses and

distances, to the clerk of the court of common pleas of the said county of Cumberland, who is hereby required to record the said return in the road book of said county; which said street, from the time of recording the same as aforesaid, shall be a public highway, and as such to be repaired and kept in good order.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

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AN Act to authorize the inhabitants of the township of Lower Alloway's
Creek, in the county of Salem, to vote by ballot at their town meetings.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of of !” the State of New Jersey, That the inhabitants of the town- ballot. ship of Lower Alloway's Creek, in the county of Salem, authorized by law to vote at their town meetings, are hereby authorized and required to elect by ballot, and not otherwise, at their annual town meetings, the following officers, until otherwise required by law, whose qualifications shall be the same as are now, or hereafter may be, fixed by law; that is, in the said township, a township clerk, a judge of election, an assessor, a collector, two chosen freeholders, two surveyors of the highway, three commissioners of appeal, one or two overseers of the poor,

Officers of election.

Proviso.

as many overseers of the roads as there are road districts, a town committee consisting of five persons, a superintendent of common schools, as many justices of the peace as the respective township may be constitutionally entitled to elect, one or more constables, one or more pound keepers, and all such other officers as the inhabitants of the said township now are or hereafter may be authorized to elect, and also upon the same ballot designate the place for holding the next town meeting.

2. And be it enacted, That the officers now authorized by law to receive and canvass the votes for justice of the peace, in the said township of Lower Alloway's Creek, shall be, and are hereby, authorized and required to receive and canvass at the same time, and in the same manner, the votes for the several township officers as aforesaid; and shall make a return of the result of the said vote to the clerk of the township, and publish a list thereof in the same manner as is now required by law; provided, how. ever, that when no justice or justices of the peace are to be elected, it shall be lawful for the officers aforesaid to open the polls at nine o'clock A. M., and close the same at two o'clock P.M., the same day.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

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