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Officers of election.

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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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SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Mount Holly and Jobstown Turnpike Company.”

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

the State of New Jersey, That it shall and may be lawful for on-true: the said company to construct and make extension of said . " turnpike road, commencing at the termination of the aforesaid road, in the village of Jobstown, and to extend from thence along the Monmouth road to the village of Platts. burg, in the county of Burlington, or so much and so far along said road as may be deemed advisable to extend and construct said turnpike road; the said company, in the construction thereof, to be governed and restricted in all respects as prescribed by said law to which this is a supplement, and to be entitled to all the privileges and benefits arising from the charter of said road, agreeably to said law. 2. And be it enacted, For the purpose of constructing the roof. extension of said turnpike, that such part and so much of repealed. the public highway as laid out by the commissioners appointed by the legislature of the state of New Jersey, under the act entitled “An act for appointing commissioners to lay out and open a direct road from the court-house, in the county of Monmouth, to Mount Holly, in the county of Burlington,” passed March sixteenth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, be and the same is hereby repealed. 3. And be it enacted, That in case application be made Proceeding,

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to one of the judges of the court of common pleas, for the # o appointment of three disinterested freeholders, to view said road, and see whether it is in such a state as the law requires to be kept, notice thereof in writing shall be served the treasurer, president, or one of the directors of said company, and if the toll gates be not opened to allow persons

travelling to pass free of toll in twenty-four hours after

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service of such notice, then it shall be lawful for said judge
to appoint said freeholders to view said road, and in case
the said company having opened said toll gates after the
service of said notice shall close said gates, and demand
and take toll from travellers, before said road is in proper
order, then it shall be lawful for the said judge to appoint
the freeholders to view said road, without further notice to
said company, agreeably to the nineteenth section of said
law, to which this is a supplement.
4. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect im.

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AN Act to incorporate the Franklin Fire Engine Company of the city of
Burlington.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Thomas B. Sherman, Robert T. Willits, Amos Hutchin, Isaac R. Perkins, Charles Horn, Joseph N. Parker, Charles Hortsmann, Francis Inglin, Ellwood K. Matlack, James Harris, Alfred Inglin, Hugh Armstrong, William D. Cheeseman, Jacob B. Wanschuyver, Charles Ettinger, John T. Severn, Joseph H. Stiles, and all other persons, not exceeding one hundred in number, as now are or hereafter shall become associates of the Franklin Fire Engine Company of the city of Burlington, be and they are hereby constituted and declared to be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in law, by the name of the Franklin Fire Engine Company of the city of Burlington.

2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of the said of company shall not exceed the sum of four thousand dollars, * which shall be applied to the purchase of real estate, the erection of an engine house or houses thereon, and the procuring, maintaining and repairing such fire engines, hose carriages, hose, ladders, buckets, fire hooks, and such other 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; and shall have power to borrow such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to pay for the same, and to secure the payment thereof by bond and mortgage or otherwise on the said real and personal estate.

3. And be it enacted, That the said company shall have o: 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 the 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 the first thirty acting members ol. enrolled in this company shall be exempt from serving as on jurors in any of the courts in this state.

5. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for *...* the Senate and General Assembly of this state at any time, to amend, modify or repeal this act, as they shall think proper.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

C H A PTER CLV III.

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 Springfield in the county of Union.’”

o. 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 Springfield in the county of Union. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme. diately. Approved March 16, 1859.

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