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fupporting by the Laws of the Land, to his great Hardiblp and intolerable Grievance •,
and praying fuch Relief in the PremifTes, as the Nature of the Cafe may fuggeft, ar,d
as to the Wifdom of the Houfc fhall feem meet and right.

And a Reprefentation or Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Mini-
fters of the Gofpel, and others, whofe Names are thereto fublcribed, fetting forth, that
the Memorialifts are perfeftly well acquainted with the Rev. Mr. Nathan Ker, Minifter
of a Preft)yterian Church in the Borough of Elizabeth ; that the faid Mr. Ker, ever
fince his Appearance in the World, hath fuftained in excellent Charafter.^joth as i
Clerf^yman and private Gentleman-, that the Memorialifts are thoroughly informed of
his peculiar Circumftances and Hardftiips with RefpecT; to thefubjeft Matter of a Peti-
tion therewith prefented ; which Petition the Memorialifts having read, and knowing
the Truth of all the Fads therein fet forth, together with feveral other moft aggravating
Circumftances, on the Side of a perfidious Woman -, and commiferating Air. Ker's
unhappy Circumftances, moft humbly and earneftly beg Leave to recommend his Cale
to the ferious Confideration and public k Relief of the Legiflature, who only can
interpofeto the Diflblution of a matrimonial ContracT:; which, as the Memorialifts
conceive, by all the Laws of Equity and good Confcience, which are the Laws of God,
ought no longer to be obligatory upon him ; and the faid Petition and ReprefentatioQ
were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Eight o'Clock To-Morrow Morning.

Wedjujday^ May 29, 1765.
The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Godfrey Hancock, and fi.K otliers. Owners
and Pofleflbrs of Meadows on the lower Part of Jffifconck Creek, in the County of
Burlington, praying, for the Reafons therein contained, that the Petition prefented this
Seffion from the Owners and PoffefTors of Meadows on the upper Parts of the faid
Creek, for clearing out the fame, may not take Eftedt ; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading. ,

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
cntrufted, to Mv.lVcodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Thomas Pcivell, of Burlington, School-
Mafter, giving a particular Detail of his Misfortunes and unfortunate Circumftances,

and praying for the Reafons therein fet forth, to be included in the Infolvent Aft, of
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this SefTion, or if that is not praclicable, then to have a particular Aft for his Cafe |
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the
Tovvnfhip of Bethlehem, in the County of Hunterdon, praying, for divers Reafons
therein fet forth, a Removal of the Coort-Hcufe arid Gaol from Trenton to the Center
of the County, or for a Divifion of faid County, which was read, and ordered a
fecund Reading.

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe from the Rev. JVilliam Tennent, fetting forth,
that he wa? employed by the late Governor Bernard, to prepare the Indians for their
Removal from Cranbury to Brotherton, ana to attend them and fettle them there: That
accordingly he contradfed with Perfons for fupplying them with Waggons, and did
attend and fettle them at Brcthertcn: That the MemoriaHft has been informed the^
Expences of P.enioval have been paid, but that no Allowance has hitherto been made
to the Memorialiii, who expended a Fortnight at his own Charges in this Service -, and
praying proper Satisfaction therefor; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

On a Motion made.

Ordered,
That Mr. Miller, Mr. R. La-^renct and Mr. Spicer, be a Committee to infpeft the
State of the A(5f for the Relief of the Poor, and make Report to the Houfe.

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An
Aft to enable the Qn-ners and Pojfejfors of the Meadow and Swamp, lying on Little Mantua
Creek, ik the County of Gloucefter, to keep up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other
Water Works acrofs the faid Cresk, and to keep the Water Courfe thereof open and clear ;
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and
the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether tha faid Bill as
amended, be engrofled or not .'' it pafled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled.

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of a Bill for
the Prefervation of Deer, brought in the faid Draught accordingly, entitled.
An Aft to explain and amend an Act, entitled, A Supplementary A^ to the Aft,
entitled. An Acl to regulate the Size of Traps, (sfc^ and to prohibit the watching
with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; which was readj
and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition of Cornelius Van Vorfi, praying a Law authorizing the Petitioner
to eftablilh a Ferry from Pcwles-Hook to the City of Nnv-Tork ; was read the fecond
Time.

Ordered,

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill for the above Purpofe, at the next
Seffion of Aflrmbly ; provided pubRck Notice of his AppUcation and this Order, be
inferred in the Neiv-Tork Gazette, at leaft fix Weeks before the faid Seffion ; and no
jreafonable Objeftions fliall then appear againft the fame.

The feveral Petitions and Remonftrances for and againft removing the Court-Houft
and Gaol of Hunterdon, from Trenton to the Center of the County, or for a Divifion
of the County -, were read the fecond Time.

And the Confideration thereof is referred till Tuefday next, when the Parties con-
cerned may have an Opportunity of being heard.

The Bill, entitled. An A6t for building and maintaining a Draw Bridge ever Rac-
coon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near the Mouth of faid Creek j was read the
£:cond Time, and committed to Mr. Reading and Mr. Hart.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M.

The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Owners and Toffeffors of tbd
Meadows and Swa?np^ lying on Little Mantua Creek^ in the County of Gloucefter, to

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%eepup and mnintain the Dam^ Bank and other Water TFcrh acrofs the /aid Creek, and
to keep the Water Cotirfe open and clear ; was read and compared ; and on the Queilion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. Keajley, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for
Concurrence.

The Petition frorri the Owners of the Meadows on the upper Parts of Effifcunk
Creek, for clearing out the fame ; and the Petition from the Owners of the Meadows
on the lower Parts of the faid Creek againft it ; were read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Confideration thereof be referred till Saturday next, when the feveral Parties
concerned, may have an Opportunity of being heard.

The Petition from David Long, and others, praying a Law to regulate the Meadows
on the South Branch of 6'/(j'H;-Crd?i?/(', being the Divifion Line between Salem a.nd Cum-
berland ; was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, for the above Purpofe, at the
Rcxt Seffion of General Affcmbly ; provided publick Nonce of their Application and
this Order, be inferted in the Pennfyhania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before the faid
Seffion, and no reafonable Objections fhall then appear againll the fame.

Mr. Johnfton reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
intruded, to the Speaker in Council.

The Petition of the Rev. Nathan Ker, praying a Divorce from his prefent Wife,
•was read the fecond Time, together with the Memorial relating thereto -, and Mr.
Ker attending, was called in, and laid before the Houfe a Variety of Steps he had taken
to prove the Fadts alledged -, and that the requifite Notice of the Application to this
Houfe, had been given to his Wife, and publiflied in fix different Parifhes three
Sabbaths fucceffively ; that his Wife, according to a Certificate thereof, attefted by two
Witnefles, and laid before the Houfe, had without any Threats or Compulfion con-
fented thereto: And the Honourable Samuel Woodruff, Efq; of the Council attendin;;^,
■was alfo called in, and infoi-med the Houfe, he was prefent when fhe was interrogaa-d
•upon Oath, and that he folemnly put the Queftion to her, whether fhe defired her
Hufband to withdraw while fiie was examined, as to the Fads which fhe was abo jt to
Iwear ; pofiuvely fathering the Child with which fhe was then pregnant on her Sifter's
Hufband, and that fhe did not defire, though fhe was fb afked, any private Examina-
tion, and did not exprefs any Sign of Compulfion. Then the Gentlemen were defired
to withdraw.

The Houfe taking the fame into Confideration, and finding notwithftanding the
Proofs aforefaid, that the whole of the Woman's Character and Dependancc may or
may .lot reft upon it, according to fuch further Determinations as may now be gone
into, a Confideration too important in itfelf (and abundantly more fo in its Conle-
quences if drawn into Precedent) to be proceeded on, without giving the Party the
fullefl Opportunity of being heard in her own Deftnce; it is therefore
Ordered,

That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred until Wednefday next ; and
that Notice be in the mean Time given to the faid Anna Ker, then to attend this Houfe,
either herfejf or by fome Perfon on her Behalf, to make Objeiftions fif any fhe hath)
•why a Bill fhould not be brought in according to the Prayer of the faid P-cition ; and
that Proof of the Service of a Copy of this Order, at leall four Days before the faid
f^edne/day, be then made before the Houfe.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Honourable Charles Read, Efq;
praying Leave for the Realbns therein co itained, to bring in a Bill, foi enabling him to
ereft a Dam over Batjtow Creek, near Egg-Harbour^ m the County of Burlington -,
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

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l^kurfday^ May 30, 1765.
The Houfe met.
A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in thefe Words, "vizl
Gentlemen^

* J Acquainted you fome Time ago, that I had, with !he unanimous Advice of the
' Council, appointed M.v. Read Chief Juftice of this Province-, and I have great

* Reafon to think that he executed the Office to the entire Satisfaflion of the People,

* His Majefty has been fince pleafed to appoint the Honourable Frederick Smyth, Efq;

* to that Office, who, as appears by the ilrong Recommendations he has brought with
' him from the King's Minifters, is every way quahfied for the Station. Their Letters

* to me on the Occaiion I herewith communicate, together with a Memorial from five

* of the principal Lawyers of the Province. . The latter, who it muft be allowed are

* fome of the moft competent Judges here of Mr. Smyth's Qualifications for his Poft,
' are of Opinion, that the Salary of Chief Juftice is inadequate to his Merit, and to aa
' Office of fo great tTonfequence.. I have been long of the fame Sentiments, both with

* Refpeft to the Salary of Chief j liftice:, and of the other Juftices of the Supreme Court ;
' and therefore think it my Duty to recommend to you, to makefuch further Provifion

* for their Support as is equal to the Dignity and Importance of their refpedtive Offices.

* I cannot but hope, that when you confider how much the Lives and Eftates of every

* Man in the Province depend on the having proper Perfons to execute thofe Offices;

* you will not heficate to make it worth the while of Gentlemen of fuch Integrity and

* Abilities, as are the prefent Juftices of that Court, to continue in their Employments*

iV%30, 1765. JV. FRANKLIN.

. And the faid Meflage, and Memorial therein mentioned, together with feveral
Recommendations of the Chief Juftice, from the Right Honourable George Grenville^
and the Lords of Trade and Plantations ; were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Reading, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jtt
Aft for building and maintaining a Draiv Bridge over Raccoon Creek, in the County of
Gloucefter, near the Mouth of faid Creek ; reported the fame with feveral AmendmentsI
thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the
Queftion, whether the faid Bill, as amended, be engrofled or not ? it -pafled in the
Affirmative.
"^ Ordered, .

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled.



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A MelTage from the Council by Mr. P^r/^^r, informing the Houfe, that the Council
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Treafurers of this Colony, or either
of them, to receive and pay certain Sums of Money therein mentionedy and give a proper
Dif charge for the fame; without any Amendment.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, on his
Excellency's Speech-, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the
Chair, and Mr. Fipcr, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee
had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to
fit again; to which the Ploule agreed.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Teter Hendrick Stn'epers, John Bergers^
John H'Wiam Pollman and Peter Kurtz, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are Prote-
llants, born under the Allegiance of foreign Powers in Amity with Great -Britain.^
and praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization; which Petition was read,
»nd ordered a fecond Readmg.

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

The Houfe met.

. The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Comm.ittee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel-
lency's Speech ; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair,
&rAM:.FiJhery Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone

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\tirongh his Excellency's Speech, and had come to fL-veral Refolutiohs ; Which by-
Leave of the Houle, he reported, and they are as follows, viz.

1. Refohedi

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excelleicy, in Anfwer to his Speech.
To which the Houfe agreed. .

2. Refolved,

That his Majefty's Government of New-Jerfey be honourably fupported for one
Year, to commence the 21 it of M^j, 1765. To which the Houfe agreed.

3. Refolved,

That it will be neceflary to take into Confideratiori, fome Regulations refpediing the
Poll Roads through this Province, when the Committee appointed at laft Seirion, to
confider of a Method for that Purpofe, fhall make their Report. To which the Houfe
agreed.

4. Refolved,

That the Militia A61 be revi\?ed and amended. To which the Houfe agreed.

.,5. Refolved,

That Provifion be made for the Pay of the Regiment of this Colony, till their Re-
turn. To which the Houfe agreed.

6. Refolved,

That a Bounty be allowed on Flax raifed in this Province : On the Queftiori, whether

the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? it was carried as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Cooper, Mr. R. Lai.irence, Mr. Doughty,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Miller,

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. ^an Gie/on, Mr. Keajbey.

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart.
Mr. Smith,

, Then the Queftion was put in the Houfe, whether the faid Bounty be paid out of
the Trcafury, or that each County (hall raile it's own Bounty ? it was carried as foilo^vs;

Out of the Treafury. By the Counties refpedively for thcmfelves.

Mr. Skinner, Mr . Hart, Mr. Smith,

Mr. Johnfton^ Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Borden,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. R. La^<urence, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer,

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Fan Gtefon, Mr. Doughty,
Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey,
Mr. Miller, Mr. Keajbey.

7. Refolved.,

That a Bounty be allowed on Hemp raifed in this Province : On the QueftioHj

whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not .'' it was carried in the Affirmative.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, M*-. Cooper, Mr. Wetherill. Mr. f^an Gicfon,

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Miller, Mr. R . Laivrence, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Anderjon, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Doughty.

Mr J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Keafiey.

Mr, Smith, Mr. Hart.
Mr. Borden,

Then the Queftion was put, whether the fame be paid out of the Treafury, or that
the Counties refpedively, fhould pay their own Bounty ? it was carried as follows.
Out of the Treafury. By the Counties refpeftively for tiiemfclves.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. R. Laivrence, Mr. J. Ogden,

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Fijher, , Mr. Smith,

Mr. Anderjon, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Borden,

Mr. Miller, Mr. Fan Giejin, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey, Mr Doughty,

Mr. Hart, Mr. Keajhey, Mr. Spictr.

Mr. Wetherill,

8. Refolved^

That a Bounty be allowed on raifing Mulberry Trees, for the Sake of the Timber,
And the Culture of Silk within this Province. To which the Houfe a^^ie ;d.

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Ordered^
That Mr. Smith, Mr. tVetherill, Mr. Bart, Mr. Miller, and Mr. 7<>i&» 0^if», be
a, Committee to prepai'e thcDraughtof an Addrefs to his Excellency.
Ordered,
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Fijher, Mr. D^y, and Mr. Borden, be a Committee to prepare
and bring in a Bill, for the Support of Government.
Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Reading, and Mr. Johnfton, be a Committee
to bring' in the Draught of an Aft, for laying the Bounties aforefaid.
Ordered,
That Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Keajhey, Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Skinner, and Mr. D^, be a
Committee to prepare and bring in the Draught of a Billj to revive and amend the
Militia Law.

Ordered,
That Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Borden, and Mr. Johnfton, be a Committee to prepare
and bring in the Draught of a Bill, to provide for the Pay of the Regiment, till their
return Home.

Mr. IVetherill, from the Committee appointed to pi'cpare the Draught of a Bill for
the Prefervation of Sheep, brought in the Draught of a Bill, entitled. An Act to
revive and amend an AB, entitled. An Adl to raife a Fund fot defraying Damages
done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfcy; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfr, from the Honourable John Stevens, Efq; in
Behalf of himfelf and others, Proprietors of a Traft of Land in the Borough of
Elizabeth, in the County of £^Ar, commonly called the Point Tradt; praying, for
the Reafons therein contained, a Law to alter fo much of the Six Rod Road through
this Province as paflcs through the Trad aforefaid, by reducing a confiderable Bend
or Elbow therein, to one ftrait Line, from the North Side of the Point Houfe to the
Place where the Road from Elizabeth-Town enters the Trad: aforefaid i which was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Richard Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill,"
entitled. An Ad for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of Eflex, to the
fublick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Hook, on HudfonV River, in the
County of Bergen j and for the ereSiing and efiablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick
<z«t/ Hackinfack, reported the faid Bill, with fcveral Amendments thereto; andthefaid
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether
the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not.' it palTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, informing the Houfe, that the Bill,'
entitled. An Ad to enable the Owners and Pojejfors 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 ere£l and maintain a Bank, Dam, and other Water Works
acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fatne, pafled the
Council this Day without Amendment.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning.
Friday^ May 31, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad for building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge
ever Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, near tbi Mouth of faid Creeky wa»
read and compared ; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

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Ordered,
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. Dey do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for Co.i-
currence.

Mr. Spirer, from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for the Prefervation of
Timber, brought in a Bill, entitled, yi Supphtnentary Act to the Aii, entitled. An A<fl
for preventing the IVo.fte of timber. Pine and Cedar 'frees and Poles within this Province
of New-Jerley, and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hog/head Staves exported out of the
fame, to any of the nerghboiiring Colonies; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

A Petition w'as prefented to the Houfe from Jofeph Burr, jun. of Northampton, in
the County, of Burlington, fetting forth, that the Petitioner about the Year 1760,
ert-efled a Saw- Mill and Dam upon the South Branch of Ancocas Qxzz\^, called £v/Vj
Mill Creek; which Mill is ferviceable to the adjacent Neighbours ; and the Petitioner
hath kept, and hereafter for his own Intereft, muft and fnall keep and maintain good and
fuxficient Flood Gates and Water .Ways at his own Coll and Charge; but the Petitioner
has of late been informed, that an Ai^t of Affembly paifed in the Year 1755, entitled.
An A<ft to preferve the Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks ivitbin the Colony of New-
Jerfey; which Adt the Petitioner, until lately, was totally unacquainted with ; and
praying the Legiflature will be pleafed to uphold him in keeping up and maintaining
the faid Mil! Dam and Water Works ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill for
the Support of Goveniment; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the
whole Houfe.

Mr. Johnflon reported, that Mr. Bey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them
ehtrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. .Skir.'/ier, from the Committee appointed to bring in the Draught of a Bill to
regulate the PfaCtice of the Law, brought in a Bill, entitled. An A£t for regulating the
practice of the Law, and other Pwrpofes therein 7nentioned; which was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading,

[ The Bill, entitled, An Adl to revive and amend an ASf, entitled. An Aifl to raife a
Fiind fcr defraying Damages done by Dogs in the Provi?ue of Ncw-Jerfcy, was read the
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Smith and Mr. Borden.

; The Bill, entitled. An A& to conjlitute and make Croffwicks Creek a good and lawful
Fence, from the Place known by the Natne of Watfon'j Ferry, do'jon to the Mouth of the
fame, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Cooper isii\ Mr. Doughty..

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed laft Seffion to confider where the Poft
Roads of this Province may be Ihortened, made the following Report, viz.

' The Committee appointed by the Order of this Houfe on the 24th Day of February^
.•. 1764, do report,

' That in. Purfuance of faid Order, they have procured all the Information in their

* Power, relative to the great Roads leading through this Province, between Phila-

* delphia and Netv-Tork, and have procured adlual Surveys of the greateft Part thereof^

* which they have got reduced to a Map, and now lay before the Houfe for their better

* Information ; in which the pricked Lines reprefent the Roads as they now run, and

* the black Lines reprefent the ftrait Roads, which this Committee think practicable

* and commodious, as wellto the People of this Province, as to thofe of the neigh-

* bouring Governments pafling through it. — The Committee beg Leave to obfcrve,
' that by the propofed Method of laying out the Roads, the Diftance from Burlington
*■ to Perth- Amboy, the tv.;o Capitals of this Province, will- be reduced from 48 to about
*40 Miles and a Half; the Diftance from Borden-'Town to Perth- Amboy from nea.r

* 38 Miles to 32 Miles; and that the ftrait Road from Burlington to Perth- Amloy pafles

* through Borden-Town a.nd Cranbury, which are at convenient Diftances and commo-

* dious Stages for Travellers. That the propofed Road from Burlington to Elizabeth-

* Town, through Borden-Town, Kingfion and Nevo-Brunfixjick, will reduce the Diftance

* from Q^ Miles to ^i Miles j that the propofed Road from Trsnton to EUzabeth-foivn,

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'"through PrincetGwn^ Kiti^Jion and New-Bruvfwick, will reduce the Diftance from 50'
' to 42 Miles; that they apprehend the Bridges necefTary en the propoled Road will be

* few, and not attended with very great Expence— -That as to the Quality of the Soil

* through which the propoled Roads are to pafs, your Committee on the Whole think ic



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