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* is at leaft as good for Roads, as the Soil through which they now pafs. That your

* Comrnmittcc is of Opinion, that the eftablifhing Turnpikes on the new Roads, with.
*■ moderate Tolls on Horfes, Carriages, &c. will be very advantageous to this Province ;
' as by this Method, the publick Expence neceffary for making them, will be repaid

* by thofe who have the Ufeof them, and who are chiefly refident out of this Province.

* All which is liumbly fubmitted by your Committee.

C. Skfn-ner, from the Committee.*

And on the Queftion, whether a Committee (hall be appointed to confer with a Com^^
mittee of the Council, on the Expediency and Means of fhortening the faid Roads ? it^
was carried in the Affirmative. • •

Ordered,

That Mr. Sicimer, Mr. IFetherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. Fifoer^ Mr. Borden, Mr. Van
Ciefon, and Mr. Reading, be a Committee, to confer with a Committee of the Council
as aforefaid ; and that Mr. Anderfon and Mr. Dey, do wait upon the Council, and;
acquaint them therewith ; and defirc the Council to appoint a Committee to join with a
Committee of this Houfe, and to appoint Time and Place of Meeting.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. AJhfield, informing the Houfe, that the Council,
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Adl to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Mea-
dow and Swamp, lying on Little Mantua Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep
up and maintain the Dam, Bank and other Heater Works acrofs the fatd Creek, and to
keep the Water Cctirfe thereof open and clear ; without Amendment.

And alfo another Meflage by Mr. Afhfield, defiring the Concurrence of this Houfe,
to a Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Prefervation of FifJi in the River Delaware, and
to prevent Obfim^ions in the Navigation thereof ; which Bill was read, and ordered *
fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M.

The Houfe met. . . .'

Mr. Anderfon reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Meflage with them'
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council. . . t

In Purfuance of an Order of lad Seffion, Mr. Dfy brought in a Bill to obKgethfe^
OiScers to account for the Militia Fines i which was read, and referred to the'
Committee on the Militia Aft.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Ladd, in thefe Wordsf,' viz. '

' Ordered ' CoubcH Chamber, May 31, 1765,

' That Mr. Ladd do acquaint the Houfe of Afl^embly, that Lord Stirling, Mr. Smithy
' Mr. Stevens and Mr. Parker, are appointed a Committee to meet the Committee of
" the Houfe of Afiembly, on the fubject Matter of the Meflfage from the Aflembly this

* Day ; and that the Committees do meet in the Council Chamber at five o'Clock this

* Afternoon.

* By Order of the Houfe,

'J. Read, Z>. Clerk.' .

The Bill, entitled, An A&: for preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fball bemadi
end executed after the Firfi Day of January, One 'Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Ji'x^
\vas read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller, Mr. Johnjion and Mr. Haftl

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The leveral Petitions from the County of Middlefex, for re-building the Court-.
Houfe and Gaol, and for and againft removing the fame from Perth-Amboy ; were
read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, whether this Houfe will fix the Place
where the faid Courc-Houfe and Gaol fhall be or not ? it was carried in the Negative.

YEAS.



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YEAS.

Mr. Siinner,
Mr. JohnftoH,
Mr. AndcrloH,
Mr. J. OgJiH,
Mr. Smith,
Mr. Borden,



YEAS.
Mr. jV/7/^r,
Mr. Reading,



N A Y S.
Mr. IVtthtrill,
Mr. ^. La-wrenci,
Mr. /".yiJ-^-,
Mr. Hoghlaxd,
Mr. A'** Git/an,

Mr. I>£r,



NAYS.

Mr. Deugblj
Mr. Caofcr,
Mr. ifta/^,
Mr. Spicer,
Mr. /for/.



Ordered,

That Mr. fVetberili, Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. 6>/<r(rr, be a Committee to prepare
and bring in a Bill for the ereding a Court-Houfe and Gaol in the County of MiddleftXy
at fuch Place where the chofen Freeholders of that County, or a Majority of them,
Ihallchufe for that Purpofe.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers Inhabitants of the Townfhip of
Evejham, in the County of Burlington^ complaining of the Mifchiefs occafioned by-
Fairs in this ProTincet and praying for their total Abolition j which was read,' and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from a Number of the Inhabitants of this
Province, rtMir\gzt \ht Mini/inks, over the blue Mountains, praying, for the Reafons
contained in their Petition, that they may not be deprived of having the Privilege of
the Filhery in the River Df/awtfr^ above the Mountains, with Pounds, Wears, fcf<r.
And a Certificate was alfo prefented from John Rofecrants, and others whofe Names are
fubfcribed thereto, fetting forth, that the Subfcribcrs have ufed the Navigation of the
Delaware River for fomc Years paft, and that they have not at any Time met with any
Obflruftion in the Navigation aborve the Water Gap •, but at all Times when the Boats
can pafs the Falls and Rifts, they can with Eafe and Safety pafs over the Dams and
Pounds in the River j which Petition and Certificate were read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the
County of Hunterdon, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, fetting forth, that the
Planters of thefe Northern Colonics, have hitherto relied for their principal Support
upon the Provifions they have raifed for the JVeJi-India Markets, and while that Staple
could be vended in all the IQands indifcriminately, it bore a Price fufficient to enable
them to pay the vaft Sums for which they continually became indebted to Great Britatn^
for Cloathing and other Manufaftures ; that in Confcqucncc of the late Parliamentary
Rcftraints upon the Trade of the Continental Colonies, Provifions which can now only
be vended in the Britiih fVeJl-India Illands, have fo greatly funk in Value and Demand,
that the Northern Planters are in Danger of being cxpofed to the greaccft Diftrefs and
Mifery, unlefs fomc other more profitable Means of cultivating their Lands can be
fallen upon ; that the Petitioners conceive the raifing of Hemp would greatly relieve
the Country, and that it would be generally attempted and praftifed, if a Bounty was
given to the firft Adventurers; and therefore praying the LegiQature would eftablifh
fomc fuitable and fecure Bounty upon Hemp to be raifed within this Province j which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Saturday, June i, 1765.
The Houfe met.

The Petition for altering the Courfe of the River Pajfaick^ was read the fecond Time,
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe at next SefTion -,
provided Notice of their Application and this Order be inferred in the New-York Gazette,
and affixed at three adjoining Churches, at lead Six Weeks before faid S^ffion, and no
rcafonable Objedlions fliall then appear againft the fame.

Mr.Coofer, fromtheCommitteeto whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^« Aft
to conjiitute and make Croffwicks Creek a good and lawful Fence, from the Place known by
the Name of Watfon'j Ferry, down to the Mouth of the fame, reported the fame, witl}
fcvcral Amendments thereto > «nd the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their

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Places; ar.dmt'ie QOeRlon, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not? it
paflcd in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the iaid Bill as amended, be engrofled.

The engroffed Bill, entitled, yf« Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the
Xlounty of Effex, to the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Faulus Hook, on Hud-
son's River, in the County of Bergen ; and for the ereoling and eflablifhing Ferries acrcfs
the Rivers Fairaick. arid Hackinfack, was read and compared j and on the Queftion,
Refilved,
That tiie fome do pafs'.

Ordered, -

That Mr. J. Ogden and yir-VanGiefon, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for
Concurrence.

The Petition from the Townfhip of Chefierfield, In the County of Burlington, for
a Law to repair the Highways in that Townfhip by Tax ; was read the fecond Timej
and on the Queflion, whether Leave be granted to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe of
not ? it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

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

Whereupon Mr. Borden in their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to
re-pair the puhUck Reads in the Townfhip of Chefierfield, by a Tax on the Inhabitants
of the fame -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. John Ogden reported, that Mr. Van Giefon and himfelf, delivered the Bill
with them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Hoghland, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,"
entitled. An Aft to amend and revive an AEi, entitled. An Aft for better fettling and,.^-
regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invaftons, and
fupprejftng Infurre£iions and Rebellions ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition from Meffis. Bartow and Smyth, oi Pertb-Amboy, about their Lots
near the Barracks there j was read the fecond Time.

Ordered, .....,■

That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Johnflon, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to
bring in a Bill to remedy the Complaint in the faid Petition fet forth, and for appoint-
ing Perfons to take Care of the Barracks in this Colony, and the Furniture therein
contained, i^c.

The feveral Petitions from the Coroners of Burlington and Cumberland Counties,
praying a Law to fettle their Fees ; were read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the faid Petitions be referred to further Confideration.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, An
Aft to revive and amend an A£l, entitled. An Aft to raife a Fund for defraying
Damages done by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey -, reported the fame, with feveral
Amendments thereto -, which Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and
feveral additional Amendments made thereto in the Houfe •, and on the Queftion,
■whether the faid Bill as amended be cngrofTed Or not ? it palled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed.

According to Order, the Parties for and againfl a Dam over Newton Creek, in th^
County of Gloucefter, attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations fully
heard ; and on the Queftion, whether Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erefting
a Dam acrofs the faid Creek ? it pafTed in the Affirmative.

Ordered, ..

That Leave be given accordingly for a Bilt, in which Thomas Atmore he cxemptca
from any Part of the Expence of faid Dam.

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Accordmgto Order, the Parties for and againft a Bill for clearing oiit EJfifcoitk'
tret^k, in t\\<tQc)\M\Vj oi Burlington^ attending, were called in,- and their feveral Alle-
gations fully lieard ; and on the Queftion, whether the Petitioners for clearing the faid
Creek, have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Furpole or not •" it palled in the Affirma-
tive.

Ordered,

That the Petitonets have Leave to bring in a Bill.

The feveral Petitions from the Foreigners, praying to be naturalized ; were read
the fecond Time \ and the Petitioners produced a Certificate to the Houfe of their
having taken the ufual Oaths, and made and fublcribed the Declaration enjoined by
Law.

Ord&ed,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization.

Whereupon Mr. Fijher in their Behalf, brought irt a Bill, entitled. An Aft t9
naturalize John Houze, Peter Hendrick Striepers, John Herbergs, John William
P^lliTian, and Peter Kurtz.j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Letter was prefented to the Houfe, from the Honoiir'able Charles Read, Secrttiry
of this Colony, fetcing forth, that a Practice has obtained in this Province, of fending
Subpoenas Ducem Tecum to the Secretary, to bring to the Court in any County where
the Trial happens to be, fuch Books of Record as they mention ; which Praflice
fubjedls the Records to the Cafualties of Fire, as well as many other Accidents ; and
the very Carriage of heavy Books much hurts them; and praying the Legiflature to
reft'rain tharPradice, fo that the Records fhould not be removed out of the publick
Offices further than the Court held in the fame Town, but that Office or fworn
Gbpielfhould be as effeflual and valid, and allowed Evidence; and further praying,
for the Reafons therein contained, that upon Trials, the Titles to Eaji-Jerfey Landa
need not be deduced higher than from Sir George Carteret, and thole of Weftjerfej^
iiQtA Edward BylUnge \ v?hich Letter was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Nine o'Clock.

MONDAY, June 2, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engfoffed Bill, entided, Ati A6t to cottjlitute and make CroflTwicks Creek a good
and lawful Fence, from the Place known by the Name of Watibn'i Ferry, down to thi
Mouth of the fame, wias read and compared ; and on the Queition,
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entided, An A£t to revive and amend an AEt, entitled. An Act
t» raife a Fund for defraying Damages dons by Dogs in the Province of New-Jerfey, was
read and compared; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Johnfion and Mr. Keafbey, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for
Concurrence.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize John Houzc, Peter Hendrick Striepers^
John Herbergs, John William Pollman««J Peter Kurtz, was read the fecond Time j
and dn the Qiieftion,

Ordered,
"^ That the faid Bill be engrofled.

The engrofled Bill, entided. An Aft to n'afuralize John Houze, Peter Hendrick
Striepers, John Herbergs^ John William Pollman and Peter Kurtz, was read and
compared ; and on the Qjeftion,

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That the lame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Johnfton and Mr. Keajbey do carry the faid Bill to the Councilj for Con-
currence.

According to Leave, Mr. Coofer brought in a Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the

Oivners md Pcjjejfors of the Meadows lying on Newtown Creek, near the Head thertoK

in the County of Gloucefter, to repair and maintain a Bank and other Water Works^.

heretofore ereEled ayid make acrcfs the faid Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe

cf the faidCreek open and clear; which was read, and ordered a fecdnd Reading.

■ Mr. Fan Giefon,\n Purfuance of the Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled, yfa
Aft to prevent IVafie from being committed upon the common Land allotted to the Patent
of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Four Petitions were prefented to the Hbufe and read, from the Freeholders and
Inhabitants of the County of J?«r//«_g-/«7?/, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribedj,
fetting forth, the great Evils attending Fairs in this Province ; and praying, that they
may be totally fuppreffed ; which were ordered' a fecond Reading;

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a BilV
entitled. An Aft for granting a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting
t)f Mulberry Trees in this Colony for raifing 'of Rd^Silk; vfhich was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading.

Mr. Johnjlon reported, that Mr. keq/i?ey ind himfeif, delivered the three Bills witK
them intruded, to Mr. 5»2//^, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

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

Mr. Van Giefon^ from the Comttiittee appointed for that Purp'ofe, brought in a Bilff

entitled, yf;; Aft io provide for the Pay of thel^tyi-^trky Regiment, from thefirflDay
cf November, One "Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four, to the Twentieth Day of
"Dtcemher following; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented tb the Houfe, from James Collutn, fetting forth, that the
Petitioner hath for ihefe Eight Years laft paft, been under an Execution in a very
vexatious, and as he conceives a very unnatural Suit, brought againft him by Rebecca
Wells, his Mother-in-Law, who very foon after deceafed ; and by Virtueof an Infolvent
Aft, he was difcharged about Four Years ago •, butoneof the Juftices after faid Dif-
charge, not continuing in the fame Mind, it was ordered that the Petitioner fhould ftiH
ftand bo.und by the fr.id Execution ; that the Executors of the faid deceafed Plaintiff, arte
willing, and very defirous, that he may have Relief ; and tho' he hath not been clofely
confined, yet he is rendered incapable of engaging in any Bufinefs, as he has had fre-
quent Opportunities of doing within that Time; and praying the Houfe to take his
particular Cafe into their Confideration, and grant fuch Relief as in their Wifdom thejr
£hall think meet ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

On a Motion made,

Refehed, ■/»'!.''

Tlmtjohn Stevens, Efq; Paymafter of the Jerfey Troops, lii 1757, db allow tb
William Mac Cracketi, Serjeant in the faid Troops, £. 60, in full of Recbmpence for
his Pay and Time fpent in Captivity, and in returning to this Province.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Prefervation of Fifh in the River Delaware, and to
prevent Obflru£Jions in the Navigation thereof, was read the fecohd Time^ and comniitted
to Mr. Skinner and Mr. J. Lawrence.

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The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for the Support of Government of bis Majeflfs Colony cf
New-Jerfey, to commence the Twenty-firjt Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and
Sixty-five, and to end the Twenty -firji Day of May, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and
Sixty-ftx-, and todifchargethepublick Debts and contingent Charges thereof , was read the
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

TheHoufe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Comtriittee of the whole Houfe on the
Bill for Support of Government; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fiper, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the
Committee had made fome Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave
to fit again ; to which the Houfe agreed.

A Petition wis prefented to the Houfe froni feveral of the Creditors of Thomas
Powell, of Burlington, Schoolmafter, fetting forth Reafons why the Prayer of the
feid Powell's Petition for an infolvent Aft fhould not be granted ■, and praying to be heard
before the Houfe on the fubjeft Matter of that Petition ; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

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

. 7uefday\, June j[, '^7^5-

The Houfe met.

Mr. Spicer, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,,
entitled, An Aft appointing Commmiffioners to take Care of, and Let the Barracks ere^ed
in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame fhallnot he needed for iheUfe of
Stldiers\ and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as are perifhable, and have been
furchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

The Bill, eiititled. An Aft foY preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fhall be made
and executed of ter the FirflDay of January, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-fix,
•was read the fecond I'ime, arid committed to Mr. Smith and Mr. J. Ogden.

Mr. Wetberill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Aft /or ereaing a Court Houfe and Gaol in the County of Middlefex ; which was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

According to LeaVe, Mr. Skinner, in Behalf of the Rev. Colin Campbell, brought
in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Rev. Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent Re^or of
Saint Miry' s Church in Burlington, with the Church Wardens and Veflry-Men of faid
Church, or the major Part of them, to fell Two Hundred and Six Acres of Land in
Somerfet County, devifed to the Minijiry of faid Church ; and to enable Trujiees to put the
fame to Inter eft, until a convenient Glebe can be pur chafed near the faid Church; and other
Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An A€t to explain and amend an Aii, entitled, A Supplementary
'Aa to the Aft, entitled. An A^ to regulate the Size of Traps, tff. and to prohibit
the watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein mentioned ;
,t?as read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. R. Lawrence.

The Bill, entitled. An A£t to enable the Owners and PopJJbrs of the Meadows lying^
en Newtown Creek, near the Head thereof, in the County of Glouccfter, to repair and
maintain a Bank, and other Water Works, heretofore ere^ed and made acrofs the faii
Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear, was read
the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Doughty.

\ A Petition was prefented to the Houfe figned by Robert Pearfon, Ifaac Pearfon,
■Jofeph Saltar and John Watfon, praying a Law to make that Part of Delaware River^
between Duck Ifland and the Jerfey Shore, and Watfon's Creek, as far up as Mr. Saltar'i
Bank, a good and lawful Fence j which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, containing divers Remarks of a Committee
of the Inhabitants of the upper Part of the County oi Hunterdon, on the Remonftranca
of the Inhabitants of the Townlhips ofiTrew/o;;, &c. and repeating the former Prayers
for a Removal of the Court Houfe and Gaol from 1'renton to the Center of the County,
or for a new County ; which was read^ and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Hezekiah DuJm, fetting forth fundry
Services on the Frontiers, and praying Recompence therefor; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from fundry Magiftrates, Freeholders and
Inhabitants of the County of Monmouth, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribed, com-
plaining of the Mode of Taxation appointed by the late Adl for the Relief of the Poor;
and praying I'uch Alteration therein, as the Houfe in their Wifdom fliall think proper;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Ephraim Biggs, fetting forth, that the
Petitioner has lately been confined in Burlington Prifon on feveral Adions of Debt, by
certain of his Creditors refiding in Philadelphia ; which Creditors have falfely reported,
that he removed his Family into New-Jerfey with a Defign to defraud his faid Creditors j
but he had no fuch Defign, neither did he abfcond ; but to convince the World that he
is determined to do every Thing in his Power to fatisfy his Creditors, he is and will be
willino- to deliver up to fuch AlTignees as his Creditors (hall appoint, all and fingular his
EfFefts, as alfo his Bonds and Book Debts, and fliall give them convincing Proofs, as
well by Oath as otherwife, that he has afted candidly ; and alfo fetting forth, that he
has a Wife and Four Children, who will be reduced to great Diftrefs by the Confine-
ment of his Perfon •, and praying Relief-, which was jead, and ordered a fecond Reading.

And two Letters were laid before the Houfe, the One from Thomas Clifford, Creditor,
the other from James Kinfey, Elq ; his Attorney, fetting forth feveral Reafons why the
Prayer of the faid Biggs's Petition ought not to be granted; which were read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

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

The feveral Petitions and Remonflrance from //a;?/^r^o;^, for and againfl: removing
the Court Houfe and Gaol of that County from Trenton to the Center of the County,
or for^ new County, were again read ; and the Parties for and againft the faid
Removal attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations fully heard ; and on
the Queftion, the Confideration thereof is referred till To-morrow Morning.

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

Wednefday, 'June 5, 1765.

The Houle met.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petitions and Remonftrance froni
Hunterdon, for and againft the Removal of the Court-Houfe and Gaol from Trenton
to the Center of the County, or for a new County ; and on the Queftion, whether the
Court Houfe and Gaol fhall be removed from Trenton to the Center of the County, or
not ? it was carried as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. IVftheriU, Mr. Diy, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden,

Mr.R. Lawrenct, Mt. Cooper, Ur. John/Ion, Mr. Miller,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Hart.

Mr. Fijher, Mr. teaming, Mr. Smith,

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spictr, Mr. J. La-u/rence,

Mr. fan Giefon, Mr. Reading. Mr. Doughty,

Ordered,
That the Petitioners for the Removll, have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.



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