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the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, now on file in the office of the secretary of state.

6. And be it enacted, That before the treasurer shall pay ...” for the printing hereby directed, the secretary of state shall audit the bills and certify to him in writing that the work has been executed in all respects as herein directed.

7. 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 for the preservation of deer and other game, and to prevent trespassing with guns,” approved April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of *::::. the State of New Jersey, That hereafter if any person or per of sons shall kill, destroy, or take any partridge, moor-fowl, grouse, quail or rabbit, except only between the first day of November and the first day of January yearly and every year, or any woodcock, except only between the first day of September and the first day of January, yearly and every year, he, she, or they, so offending, shall forfeit and pay for every partridge, moor-fowl, grouse, quail, rabbit, or woodcock, the sum of five dollars, for each and every offence, to be sued for and recovered in an action of debt,

Commissioners to receive subscriptions.

with costs of suit, by any person who shall sue for the same, and on non-payment thereof shall be committed to the common jail of the county, for any period not exceed. ing sixty days, and until the fine and costs are paid; and any person in whose hands or custody any partridge, moor. fowl, grouse, quail, rabbit, or woodcock shall be found, that shall have been killed contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be deemed, taken and adjudged to be the killer and destroyer of said game, and liable to the penalties aforesaid.

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

Approved March 16, 1859.

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AN Act to incorporate the Long-a-Coming, May's Landing and Tuckerton
Turnpike Company.

. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That all such persons as shall be: come subscribers to the capital stock hereinafter mentioned, their successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby ordained, constituted, and made a body politic and corporate, in fact and in law, by the name of “The Long-a-Coming, May's Landing and Tuckerton Turnpike Company," and that Andrew K. Hay, Charles Wright, Samuel S. Cake,

Joshua Duble, Ezra Stokes, Nicholas Vanschoick, Samuel
Norcross, or a majority of them, are hereby appointed
commissioners to open the subscription books, and receive
subscriptions to the capital stock, at such times and places
as they, or a majority of them, may direct, giving notice
thereof, at least twenty days prior to the opening of said
books, by publishing the same in one of the newspapers
published in the city of Camden.
2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of said com-
pany shall be ten thousand dollars, with the privilege of
increasing it to any sum not exceeding twenty thousand
dollars, and shall be divided into shares of twenty-five
dollars each; and that, at the time of subscribing to said
stock, two dollars and fifty cents shall be paid upon each
share subscribed for, to the said commissioners, or any of
them, which money shall be paid over to the treasurer of
said company, as soon as one shall be appointed, and that
the residue of said stock shall be paid in such instalments,
and at such times and places, and to such person or per-
sons, as the board of directors of said company shall from
time to time direct; and upon failure of the payment there-
of, as so directed, the said board shall have power to forfeit
the shares of each and every person so failing to pay the
said instalments, or any of them, to and for the use of said
company; provided, that if the number of shares subscribed
for shall exceed the number of shares authorized by this
act, the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall
apportion the said stock among such subscribers, in pro-
portion to the amount or number of shares by them sub-
scribed for as aforesaid; but no subscription for less than
six shares of said stock shall be reduced by such appor.
tionment.
3. And be it enacted, That the affairs of said company
shall be managed by a board of seven directors, a majority
of whom shall be a quorum for the transaction of business,
but any less number may adjourn from time to time; that
when one hundred shares of said stock shall be subscribed
for the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall

Amount of capital stock.

Proviso.

Election of directors.

call a meeting of the stockholders, giving at least twenty days' notice of the time and place of said meeting in the newspaper aforesaid, at which meeting the subscription books shall be laid before the stockholders, who shall thereupon proceed to elect, by ballot, seven directors for the term of one year, and until others are chosen in their stead, a majority cf whom shall be citizens of this state, of which election the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall be judges; and that at the expiration of said term, and annually thereafter, upon like notice to be given by the board of directors for the time being, the stock. holders shall elect, by ballot, seven directors to hold as aforesaid; and the judge of said election shall be appointed by said board; at every such election, and in all other cases in which the stockholders shall be entitled to a vote, a vote may be given for each share, by the holder thereof, in person or by proxy; and that if three hundred shares of said stock shall not be subscribed for within one year, and the said road completed within three years from the passage of this act, then this act shall be null and void; and the said commissioners, after deducting thereout the expenses incurred, shall return to the respective subscribers, or their representatives, the residue of the money paid by them, in proportion to the sum paid. to or 4. And be it enacted, That as soon as conveniently may be, after the first and every subsequent annual election of directors, they shall elect a president, secretary and trea. surer of said company for the term of one year and until others shall be elected in their stead, who shall receive such compensation for their services as the board of di. rectors may direct; the president shall preside at all meetings of said board, and in case of his absence the said board shall appoint some one of their number, who, for the time being, shall possess the same power and authority and perform the like duties; and the board of directors may fill any vacancy that may occur therein until the next annual election, and may exact from the president, treasurer and other officers and agents of said company, such security

for the due performance of their respective duties and
trusts as they may deem expedient; and special meetings
of the stockholders may be called by the said board, or by
the stockholders owning one-fourth of the whole stock of
the company, by giving notice of the time and place of
holding the same, and the object for which such meeting
is called.
5. And be it enacted, That at the annual meeting of the
stockholders, the board of directors for the preceding year
shall exhibit to them a full and complete statement of the
affairs of the company during said year.
6. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for
said company to construct and make a turnpike road from
the southern end of the Long-a-Coming turnpike road, in
the county of Camden, by and through the village of
Winslow, to the town of May's Landing in the county of
Atlantic, and also to construct and make a branch from
said road, commencing at Winslow, to end at the town of
Tuckerton in the county of Burlington, at least thirty-two
feet in width, and not exceeding four rods, which said
turnpikes shall be sufficiently arched and drained to make
and keep the same dry; at least eighteen feet thereof shall
be sufficiently bedded and faced with stone, gravel, or other
material, to make a solid, firm and even road at all seasons
of the year; and shall be so graded, that in their progress
no part shall rise above an angle of four degrees with the
plane of the horizon; and the said company shall construct,
keep in repair, maintain, and make, good and sufficient
bridges along the line of said road or roads, not less than
twenty feet in width; and whenever the said road or roads
shall be raised so much at the margin or side as to render
carriages passing thereon liable to overset, the said com-
pany shall cause good and sufficient railing to be erected
and maintained on the sides, so as to prevent horses and
carriages from running off; and the said company may, by
their officers, agents, or other persons in their employ, enter,
from time to time, and at all times, upon all lands, to search
for stone, gravel, sand, or clay, for constructing and im-

Annual statement to be made.

Company authorized to make road.

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