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ACTS

OF THE

EIGHTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

OP THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

CHAPTER I.

A SUPPLEMENT 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

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beer and the State of New Jersey, That the common council of said yster saborough 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 cel. lars and inns and taverns by their original charter.

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

HENRY V. SPEER,

President of the Senate.
DANIEL HOLSMAN,

Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Approved January 29, 1858.

WILLIAM A. NEWELL.

CHAPTER II.

A SUPPLEMENT to an act entitled "An act to authorize the inhabitants of

the towrships of Hanover and Pequannack, in the county of Morris, to vote by ballot at their town meetings."

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

pays, loin the State of New Jersey, That the overseers of the highways elected

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, baving 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 elecVacancies, tion, in writing, of the election of such overseer; and in how sup

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

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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 Subsequent meetings in said townships shall be called by the overseers nownfied. 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.

Ax Act concerning firemen of the borough of Bordentown, and county of

Burlington.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Firemen exthe State of New Jersey, That the members of the several jury duty. fire engine companies, hook and ladder companies, and

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 imme

diately.

Approved February 1, 1858.

CHAPTER IV.

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An act to incorporate the Matavan and Keyport Bridge Company.

Names of corporators.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That Obadiah Clark, Eusebius Walling, Thomas V. 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

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that the said Obadiah Clark, Eusebius Walling, Thomas V. 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 matters 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- Amount of poration shall be five thousand dollars, in shares of twenty- stock. 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 Books of the said capital stock shall be opened under the direction to be opened. 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, designating 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 Description 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

of bridge.

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