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AN ACT to renew the charter of the Farmers and Merchants

Bank of Middletown Point.

1. Be it ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of

Charter exthe State of New Jersey, That the act entitled, “ An act to in- ended! corporate the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Middletown Point," passed February the third, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, be, and the same is hereby continued and extended for and during the term of twenty years from and after the time by the said act limited for its continuance. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect imme-,

Act, when diately upon the expiration of the term in and by the said act, to take et. entitled, “ An act to incorporate the Farmers and Merchants fect. Bank of Middletown Point," limited for the continuance thereof.

Approved January 28, 1847.

An Act relative to sheriffs.

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Accounts of 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of sheriffs to the State of New Jersey, That the sheriff of each county in this be examin. ed by clerk. state shall keep a true account of all the moneys by him paid

out under the directions of the thirtieth section of an act entitled, “ Ar act relative to juries and verdicts," approved April seventeentis, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and submit the same for examination to the clerk of the court, who is hereby

required to examine said account, and certify the same, if " found correct; and the said sheriff, upon the production of said

account, so certified, to the county collector, shall be paid the amount so due him by said collector, who shall be entitled to an allowance for the same in the settlement of his accounts

with the board of chosen freeholders of his county. Sheriff to 2. And be it enacted, That in case of a sale on execution

is made by a sheriff, under-sheriff, coroner, or other officer, he mount due shall, within thirty days thereafter, file in the clerk's office of tions, &c.

.the court out of which the execution issued a true statement

and calculation, in order of time, of the execution or executions in his hands upon which such sale was made, and the amount due thereon, respectively, at the time of such sale, mentioning the time or times of sale, as also the amount of sales, certified under his hand, together with his bill of costs or execution fees, for which service he shall be entitled to one dollar; provided, that such statement, so filed, shall not be conclusive against any person other than such officer; and provided, that if there be more sales than one, such statement

shall be made and filed within thirty days after the final sale. Coroners to 3. And be it enacted, That where any sheriff, before the exof death,

use piration of his term of office, shall die or remove out of the juris

P! &c., ofshe- diction of the state, or otherwise become disabled by law to ex

ecute the office, the coroners of the county, or either of them, in addition to the powers conferred by Revised Laws, Title xxx. chap. 14, shall have full power and authority to execute all the other duties of such office of sheriff until another sheriff be elected and qualified to act; and such coroners or coroner executing such powers shall be answerable for the due execution of the same during such interval, in like manner as the sheriff would have been.

Approved February 1, 1847.

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A supplement to an act entitled, “ An act to incorporate the Ame

rican Mutual Fire Insurance Company at Plainfield.”

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BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the Certain sec. State of New Jersey, That section second of the act to which tions of forthis is a supplement be, and the same is hereby so amended, mended. that, at the next and every subsequent election, thirteen directors shall be chosen, who shall transact the business of said company; and that section seventh of said act be, and the same is hereby so amended, that the authorized assessment on the members of the corporation shall in no case exceed the amount of the note or obligation given by each member, any thing in the said act to which this is a supplement to the contrary notwithstanding

Approved February 2, 1847. .

A supplement to the act entitled, “ An act to incorporate the Pa

terson Gas Light Company," passed the ninth day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-five.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Capital inthe State of New Jersey, That the capital stock of said corpo-creased. ration be increased twenty-five thousand dollars, and that each share in the same shall be five dollars, and the subscriptions 10 the same be opened by the appointment, and under the direction of Andrew Parsons, John Colt, James Van Blarcom, Abraham Godwin, and Robert King, the surviving directors of said company, or a majority of them, subject to such rules, limitations, and conditions as they, or the future directors of the said company, shall prescribe; that the additional capital stock, hereby authorized, shall be entitled to the same privi. leges, and be subject to the same conditions, limitations, and prohibitions, as are contained and prescribed in the act to which this is a supplement.

2. And be it enacted, That the stock, property, and concerns Times of the said corporation shall be ordered and managed under nual electhe direction of seven directors, being stockholders; and a ma-tion of

rectors. jority of them shall be residents of the town of Paterson, and shall hold their offices for one year, and shall be elected on the second Monday of March in each year, at such time and

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place in the said town of Paterson as a majority of the direct

ors for the time being may appoint. Part of for. 3. And be it enacted, That so much of the third section of iner act re- the act to which this is a supplement, as prescribes the number

of directors, the time from which they hold their offices, and the time of the annual election, be, and the same is hereby re. pealed.

Approved February 2, 1847,

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AN ACT to change the names of James H. Turk and Catharine

Turk, his wife, of the county of Essex.

Preamble. WHEREAS James H. Turk and Catharine Turk, his wife, have

presented their petition to the legislature, praying that their names may be respectively changed to James H. Irving and Catharine Irving, and in such petition have stated satisfactory reasons why their prayer therein contained should be

granted—therefore, Names of BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the James H. State of New Jersey, That the name of James H. Turk, of Esand Catharine Turk sex county, be changed to James H. Irving, and that the name changed. of Catharine Turk, his wife, be changed to Catharine Irving;

and that henceforth all business and other transactions had by or with the said James and Catharine, or by and with either of them, shall be in the name or names given them respectively by this act, and that by such names they shall respectively be known, in as full a manner as if the name of Irving had been the paternal name of the said James; provided nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall in any manner affect any matter, thing, or transaction heretofore had by or with, in favour of or adverse to the said James and Catharine, or either of them.

Approved February 2, 1847.

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