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laft Seffion ; and divers Inhabitants of Nottingham attending, were called in, and their
Allegations were fully heard 5 and the Confideration thereof is referred till To-naorrow
Morning.

A Peddon was prefented to the Houfe from Richard Cor bin. Soldier in the Jerfey
Regiment laft Campaign, fetting forth his hard Condition during his Service, and
praying Relief-, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning.

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Saturday, May 25, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The Petition of Aaron Mattifon, of AmwelU praying Allowance of Wages till his
Return home, was read the fecond Time i and on the Queftion,
Refolved,

That Provifioh Be made for the Petitioner's Wages till the 1 6th of April, 1 765.

The Petition of Ijaac Andrews^ and others, Owners and PofTefTors of Meadow on
Litde Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, praying a Law to regulate the faid
Meadow, was read .the fecond Timej and on the Qiieftion, whether Leave be granted
to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered^

Th^t the Petitioners have Leave to bring in faid Bill accordingly.

And Mr. Cooper^ in Behalf of the faid Petitioners, in Purfance of the Leave now
granted, brought in a Bill, intituled, Ayi Aft to enable the Ozvners arid Pojfejfors of the
Meadow and Swamp, /j/;;^ c;; Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucejt.r, to keep
up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, and to
keep the Water Courfe thereof open and dear; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Readino-.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from Nottingham, praying a
Law for building the Trenton Bridge of Stone; and on the Queftion, whether the
Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not? it was carried in
the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.

The Petition irom Leonard Gibbon, and others, Owners and Poffeflbrs of Meadows
on Newport Creek, in the County of Cumberland, praying a Law to regulate the faid
Meadows, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Quellion, whether Leave ffiould
be given to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not.^ it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the Pedtioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe.

Accordingly Mr. Miller, in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable
the Owners and Poffeffors of the MarfJj aud Swamp lying on a f mall Creek called New-
port, ^f/wffw Stow-Creek fiW Greenwich, in the County of Qnmhtdz.n^, to erect and
tnamtam a Bank, Bam, and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to pre-
-vent the Tide from overflowing the fame -, which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading,

The Weftern Treafurer, agreeable to an Order of the Houfe of Yefterdav, laid his
Accounts before the Houfe,
<!)rdved.

That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Fifljer, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Borden and Mr. Hart, or
any Three of them, be a Committee to join a Committee of the Council, to infpeft
the Weftern Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled Monty in his Hands, and
make report to the Houfe; and that Mr. Hoghland and Mr. Dey do inform the Council
thereof, and defire the Council to appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, and Time
and Place of Meeting-.

The Bill, entitled. An Kdc for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of
Effex, to the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, en Hudfon'j
River, in the County of Bergen; and for the ereSling and efiabliflnng Ferries acrofs the
Rivers Pafiaick and Hackinfack, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr.
Borden, Mr. Cooper, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. J. Ogden and Mr. Dey.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the 'Treafurer s of this Colony, or either of them,
to receive and pay cntain Sums of Money therein mentioned, and give a proper Difcharge
for the Sum received; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fifl:er and Mr.
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. In Purfuance of the Leave given laft Seffion, Mr. Borden, in Behalf of fundrj^
Inhabitants of Chefierfidd and Nottingham^ in the County of Burlington, praying for
8 Law, declaring Ct ojfivich Cxtck irom I Fat Jon's. Ferry' down to the, Mouth of the
.fame, a good and lawful Fence, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, brought
in a Bill, intituled. An AS. to conjiitttte and make C rolfwick'j Cr^^;^ a good and lawful
Fence, from the Place knoivn by the Name of Watfon's Ferry, down to the Mouih of the
fame; which was resd, and ordered a fecond Reading.

■ Mr. John Lawrence had Leave of Abfence on extraordinary Occafions, for a few
Days the enfuing Week.

Mr. Hoghk-ndK^onzd, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Meffage with them
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

A Memorial was ptefented to the Houfe from Jofiah Banks, late a Captain in the
Service of the Province, fecdng forth his Services, and the Deficiency of his Pay;
and that lie was ordered to cut Umber for removing and repairing the Block Houfe ac
the Head-Qiiarters, and that after the Memorialill had engaged the Artificers, cue
the Timber, and got it ready, Juftice Kofecrants claimed the Block Houfe, and would
not permit him to remove the fame ; upon which Mr. Arifon refufed to pay the
Memorialill, alledging, that the Work was not compleated ; whereby the Memorialill
condnues liable, and expefts to be fued by the People he employed; and therefore
praying the Houfe to take his Cafe into their ferious Confideration, and allow him the
•Pay by him requefted, and enable him to difcharge the ^^counts againfl; him; which
Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-.

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Monday Afternoon, Three o'Clock.

MONDAY, May 27, 1765.

The Houfe met,

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom was committed the BiH, entitled, An Adl
to enable the T'reafurers of this Colony, or either of them, to receive and pay certain Sums
cf Money therein mentioned, and g-ive a proper Bifcharge for the Sum received, reported
the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; which Bill was read, and the Amend-
ments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bills as amended be
engrofled, or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the fsid Bill as amended, be engrbfTed.

The Bill, entitled. An Act to enable the Owners and Foffeffors of the Marfh and
Swamp lying on a fmall Creek called Newport, between the Townfhips of Stow-Creek and
Greenwich, in the County of Cumberland, to ereS and maintain a Bank, Dam, and
ether Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the 'Tide from overflowing
the fame; was read the lecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Cooper.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pofjcffors of the l^eadows and
Swamp, lying on Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep up and
maintain the Dam, Bank, and other Water Works acrofs the faid Creek, and to keep the
Water Coiirfe thereof open and clear ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to
Mr. Skinner and Mr. Miller.

The Pedtion of divers Inhabitants of the County of Gloucefter, refpecling huntino
on unimproved Lands, was read the fecond Time. °

And the Petition from the Inhabitants of Little Egg Harbour, reladno- to their
Privileges, was alfo read the fecond Time ; and on the Quellion, whether the Petiti-
oners have Leave to bring in a Bill, or not.? it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Skinner, do bring in the Draught of a Ball accordingly.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from theCommiffioners appointed by Law for
building Bridges over Ceopep's and Penpaukin Creeks, &c. and for overfeeing the new

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■Hbad from Burlington to Phi'cdelphia, letting forth, that they have endeavoured to the
utmoil of their Power, to have the Road opened and made ftraitsr on the Hill near
the \Veft End of Cooper's Creek Caufcway-, which is now confined to the Space of
about ten or twelve Feet-, which narrow Palllige is nlfo in a ccnfiderable Elbow or Bend
in the Road ; and the Ov/ner of the Land thro-jgh which faid Road mufl: run, will not
confent to have any proper ^.Ireraiion ; and furcner fctcing forth, that the two Cooper^
Ferries are charged equally towards the Building and Maintaining of Coopi)-'s and
i^enjhaukin Bridges and Caufeways, and therefore ought to Hand an equal Chance as to
Travellers-, and altho' the Petitioners have taken all the Pains in their Power, to get
the Owners of the Lands thro' which the Road muft run, and the Owners of the
iaid Ferries to agree where Benjamin Cooper's Road fhall ftrike off, they cannot effeit
it; and praying the Koufe will appoint fome Peribns to lay out and afcertain the faid
Roads •, and fetting forth fome other Matters in the faid Petition ; which was read.
Ordered,
That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes in the above Petition fet forth
on Saturday next •, provided a Copy of this Order fliall be ferved upon Ifaac Cooper^
in the mean Time, and no reafonable Objedion ftali then apoear againft the fame.

A Petition was prefentedto the Houfe, from Jofeph Graishury, Jacob Stokes, and
BenjanuiiGraisbury, of Gloucejter County, praying a Law to make up, repair and
fopport two Dams on Newton Creek and Atmore's Creek, in faid County, and for
'draining the Meadows belonging thereto ; which was read.
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly on Saturday next;
provided a Copy of this Order {hall be in the mean Time, ferved upon all the
Parties concerned, and no reafonable Objeflion ihall then appear againft the fame.

A Letter was prefented, addrefled to the Houfe, from J'Fllliam Morris of Trenton,
Efq-, fetting forth, among other Things, the dangerous Situation of the Bridge over
AJfanpink, at 'Trenton, and praying, that the Townlhip of Nottingham may build one
Third of the propofed Stone Bridge, as by Law they are already obliged ; and further
praying the Houfe to take into Confideration, a perpetual Infolvenj Adl; and like-
wife to limit the Rights of Poffeffion, to Thirty, Forty or Fifty Years; and fetting
forth alfo, that in the Opinion of the Letter Writer, it is now a very improper Time
to remove the Court Houfe or divide the County of Hunterdon ; which was read,
and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from James Flanagan, a Soldier in the Jerfeyi
Troops, laft Campaign, fetting forth, that he has received only £. 5-6-S of his Pay,
when there was £. 14-6-8 due to him, and praying Redrefs; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Remonftrance was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabi-
tants of Trenton, and Townfhips adjacent, in the County of Hunterdon, fetting forth,
that the Remonftrants have feen in the Pennfyhania Gazette^ an Advertifement advifing
that a Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the upper Part of that County, was intended
to be exhibited to this Houfe, for a Divilioii of faid County, or an Erection of a
new Court Houfe in, and Removal of the Sittings of the Courts, to the more interior
Parts of the County ; and praying, for divers Reafons contained in the faid Remort-
ftrance, that the Prayer of the above mentioned Petition may not be granted, unlefs
upon certain Conditions in the faid Rcmonftrance fpecified ; and further obferving,
that tiie Grievance of Mileage may eafily be remedied by adjufting it from the Center ;
which Remonftrance was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Floufe adjourn'd nil Eight o'Glocli To-Morrow Mojning.

Ttiefday, May 28, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engrolTcd Bill, entided, JnAA enable the Treafuren of this Colony, or either
cf them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein mentioned^ and give a proper
jDifcbarge for the Sum received, v/as read and <;ompared ; and on tht Queftion :

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Refohed,
That the fame dopafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. IFetherill and Mr. Hart do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Con»
"currence.

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, An
Aft to enable the Owners and Poffejors of the Marjh and Swamp lying on a Jmall Creek
called Newport, between the 'Townjloips of Stow-Creek and Greenwich, in the County
of Cumberland, to ere^ and maintain a Bank, D.vn, and ether IVater IVorks acrofs the
faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame, reported the fame
<vith feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments
in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed
or not .'' it palfed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed.

Mr. Spicer, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before theHoufe fundry
Letters to and from the Agent ; which were read.

. . The Petition from MefTrs. Clark and others, praying a Law for Leave to build a
Mill or Mills-over Raway River, and the Papers therewith fent, were read the fecond
Time j and the Petition of Edward Frazi:e againfl: it, was alfo read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes in the above
Petition fet forth, on Tuefday next ; provided a Copy of this Order fhall be ferved in
the mean Time uvon Edward Frazee, and the Objeftions now offered, or then to
be offered on his Parr, are not fufficientagainftit.

Mr. Fifhcr, from the Committee appointed to enquire what Laws are expired, or
are near expiring, made the following Report •, to wit. That the Bill, entitled. An K6t
for better fettling and regulating the Militia of this , Colony of New-Jerfey, for the
repelling Invafiins^ and fuppreffng Infurre£iions and Rebellions, will expire at the End of
tnis Seffion ; that the Aft, entitled, An Aft for the Relief of Infolvent Debtors, is
expired •, that the Aft, entitled, An Aft for preventing the Wafle of Timber, Pine and
Cedar Trees and Plies within this Province of Kew-Jerfcy, and to lay a Duty upon all
Pipe and Hogfhead Stave's exported out of the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonits,
will expire at the End of this Ssffion ; and that the Aft, entitled. An Aft to raife a
Fund for defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey, is expired.
Ordered,

That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill,,
for Revival of the Aft, entitled. An Aft for preven.'ing the IVofte of Timbir, Pine and
Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey, and to lay a Duty upon all
Pipe and Hogfhead Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonies'.
Ordered,

That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Reading and Mr. Doughty, be a Committee
to prepare and bring in a Bill, for the Revival of the Aft, intitUrd, An Aft to raife a
Fund for defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey.
Ordered,

That F.y/J(f?-, Mr. //<??•/,- Mr. 7. 0_g-i/v'w zn^LMr. Richai'd Lawrence, be a Committee
to bring in the Draught of an Infolvent Aft.

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from William Afai Donald, late Major and
Commander of the Regiment in ths Pay of this Province, fetting forth, that the Service
the Memorialift was ordered upon to Detroit and the Lakes, was of fuch a Nature,
that hf. could not return within the Time limited by Law; that he has advanced further
Pay to the Men, and depends that the Houie will as ufual, approve of his Conduft
therein; and further fetting forth, that on the Return over Lake Erie, on the i8di
cf Oelcher laft, at Night, by a f.idden Sea rolling in, without a Wind, the BattoeS

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vere afl driven on Shore, many loft, and moft of the Troops loft thein Cloaths, and
every little Neceflary they had ; Vi^hich, with theLofs of the Ammunition and Provifions,
reduced the Troops to the greateftDiftrcfs-, and by a like Misfortune, the fmall Re-
mains of their Etfefts were totally loft in the Snow Johnjon, caft away near Ofwego ;
and praying the Houfe to take into their ferious Confideration, the Misfortunes and
Services of the Troops, who the Memoriliaft hopes have acquitted themfelves with
Reputation, and order them fuch further Pay as to the Houfe ihall feem meet ; which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjournM for an Hour.
The Houfe met.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed to confer witli a Committee of the
Council, on the calamitous Situation of the Province, &c. reported, that the faid
Committees had met feveral Times in free Conference, and had mutually agreed upon
certain Heads of a Bill, to be entitled, An Aft for the regulating the Practice of the
Law, &c. which Heads, by Leave of the Houfe, he repofted ; and they were refpec-
tively read and agreed to.
Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Spicer, be a Committee to bring in a
Draught of a Bill, agreeable to the faid Heads.

Mr. Fijber, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of an Infolvent
Aft, brought in a Bill, entitled. An A-ztfor the Relief of Infolvent Delators; which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A MefTage from the Council by Mr. Ladd, in thefe Words, viz.

' Ordered,
' That Mr. Afoficld and Mr. Stevens, be a Committee, tojom a Committee of the
' Houfe of Aflembly, to infpec^ the Treafurer's Accounts, and burn the cancelled
' Money ; and that the Committees do meet for that Purpoie, at the Treafury, on
* Wednefday Morning, at Eight o'Clock.
' Ordered,
» That Mr. Lcdd, do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly therewith .

Council Chamber, By Order of the Houfe,

May 27, 1765. J. Read, D. Clerk. *

The Petition from the Rev. Colin Camphell, of Burlington, praying a Law to fell
certain Lands in the County of Somerfet, devifed to the Miniftry of the Church at
Burlington, and to purchafe other Lands near the City of Burlington, and for other
Purpofes in the Will oi Thomas Leciter, the Donor mentioned; was read the fecond
Time; and on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M.

The Houfe met.

The Petition from Capt. Joftah Banks, praying Redrefs for the Grievances in the
faid Petition mentioned ; was read a fecond Time, and on the Queftion,
Refolved,

That the two firft Prayers in the Petition abovefiid, be rejefted ; and that as to the
laft Prayer, concerning the Pay of the Men for working on the Block-Houfe, the Peti-
tioner be referred to John Arifon, the Commiflary, for his Determination, as by Law
authorized.

Mr. IVetherill reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill with them
entrufted, tto the Speaker in Council.

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Oivners and Poffeffors of the Marfh
end Swamp lying on a fmall Creek called Newport, het-jjecn the Townjhips of Stow-Cretk
<i«rf Greenwich, in the County of Cumberhnd, to ere^ and maintain a Bank, Bam, and
other JVater-JVorks acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from cverfloivir.g the
fame; was read, and compared •, andon theQiieftion,

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Refolv^d,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Dey and Mr. Keajhey, do carrj' the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence:

Mr. Bcrden, in Purfuance of the Leave granted, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Act
for building a Stone Bridge over Aflanpink, near Robert Lettis Hooper's Mills ; which
was read ; and on the Queftion, whether the Proportions to be fixed in and by the faid
Bill, be the fame between the County of Hunterdon and Townfhip of Nottingham, as
already fixed by Law ; or whether the faid Proponion be altered ? it was carried as follows.

For the Proportion as already fixed. For altering the Proportion.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. fan Gtifon, Mr. R. La'-j.-rcn::,

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Diy, Mr. ArJerfan,

Mr. Welherill, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. Smith,

Mr. J. OgiUn, Mr. Reading, Mr. Doughty,

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart, Mr. Borden,

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Ceoper,

, . Ui.MilUr.

Ordered, •
That the Proportion be as already fixed by Law ; and that the faid Bill have %
fecond Reading.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed laft SefTion to bring in the Draught of
a Bill, to prevent Frauds by Mortgage Deeds, brought in the Draught of a Bill, intitled
as aforefaid ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition from Gloucefter, for a Bridge over the Mouth of Raccoon Creek, was
read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Petitioners have Leave to
bring in a Bill for that Purpofe, or not .? it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Peritinners have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.

hndMv. Cooper, in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An AQ: for building
and mainjatning a Draw Bridge over Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near
the Mouth of faid Creek ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Houze, fetting forth, that the
Petitioner is a foreign Protsftant, born under the Allegiance of a foreign Power in
Amity with Great-Britain ; but hath refided in this Province upwards often Years ; and
praying a Law for his Naturalization ; which Pedtion was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Four Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from the Towndiips of A,-n-jvelI, Alex-
er.dria, Kingivood, and Lebanon, in the County of Hunterdon, feverally, figned by a
large Number of People -, praying, for the Reafons in the faid Peutions fet forth,
a Removal of the Court-Houfe and Goal, from Trenton to the Center of the County;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers Freeholders of the County of'
Burlington, including the Grand Jury of that County, fetting forth, the Difficulty,
Expence and great Hardlhip of Coroners in performing their Duty; and praying fuch
Fees and Rewards may be allowed them as are adequate to the Burdien and Charge of
the Office ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petidon was prefsnted to the Houfe from five Juftices and four chofen Freeholders
of the County of Middkfex, fetting forth the Burning of their Court Houfe and Goal,
and praying a Law to rebuild the fame in fuch Manner as to the Houfe fhall feem meet;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition from divers Inhabitants of the Townfhip of Bergen, was prefented to
the Houfe, praying a Law for appointing Commiuioners to lay out a Road from
Bergen Yoinx. along up the Bay, in the moll fuitable Place, into the Road that leads to
Paulas Hook; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

And a Petition was prefented from feveral Inhabitants of EU%aheth-'To''Jun, in the
County of £//t'x, containing, for the Reafons therein fet forth, the like Prayer; which
was alio read, and ordered a fecond Reading. A.



A Petition was prefcnted to the Houfo, from the Rev. Nathan Krr, Mlnifter of the
Gofpel at Springfield, in the County of EJex, fitting forth, that the Pttuioner did,
in the Year 1763, form an Acquaintance with ont'Anna Livennore; of Springfield
aforefaid, then elteemed a young Woman of an unblemlfhed Reputation ; that he
being'at that Time a fingle Man, proceeded with tl\e moil honourable Intentions to make
to her Fropolals Qt Marriage j thefe being readily acceded \o on her P^rt, the
Petitioner was, on the 8th Day of November \ii?i, in the Prefcnceof fundry compaenc
Witncfles, joined to her the faid y:/««^. Lrjcrmore, in the la^AiulBandsof iViatnmony ;
but very foon al'ter, all his Profpecls of future Eafe and Comfort at once evan;lhed,
by difcovering Reafons to fufped, that his faid Wife was then and had been in prtgn.mt
Circumftances at the Time of their Intermarriage v to which, confclous of his own Inno-
cency, he knew he had not himfelf been acceflary ; that he did, on the 26th of December
follow'ing, inform her what had been his Sufpicions, and whereof he was then pofitively
afllired i°whereupbn the Petitioner's Wife did immediately, and without the ieatt Ccm-
pulfion or Perfuafion, make a frank and-voluntary Confeflion, that (be was with Child
hy ont Nathaniel Potter, her own Sifter's Hulband >• foon aitcr which, fhe Jid, at the
Requeftof the Petitioner, voluntarily declare upon Oath btrtore tw« Magiftratcs, tnat
the faid Potter was the Father of the' Child ; and that (be became pregnant atter her
At^rcement of Marriage with the Peticioncr, appears by her own voluntary Contemon
before two creditable WitnefTes ; that the Petitioner did from that Time entirely leparate
himfelf from her; and ftie was afterwards, in February laft, delivered ot hir fpunous
"TfTue; which, with the Mother, the unhappy Petitioner is reduced to the Neccffityof



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