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• ' * Kingflon, and from Brmifztick to Perth- Amboy ; and from Perth- Amboy to Elizabeth-
' T'c't.7?z, through IVocdbridge; or at leaft fo near ftrait Lines as the Nature of the

* Country, and of the Rivers and Streams, will admit of.

■' V'^*- And itis propofed to the Houfe of Aflembly, that Commiffioners be appointed

* to furvey and run out, the feveral Roads beforementioned ; that they carefully view

* the Nature of the Country through which they pafs, the Fitnefs of the Soil for Roads, ,
' and the Streams over which Bridges ftiould be erected, to make the Roads commodious : ^

* And that the faid Commiffioners do report their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe, ac
- * their next, Seffion ; with an Account of the Practicability of the Road, according

* to thofe ftrait Lines •, or with fuch Alterations ot the ftrait Lines, as they may think
' will make the-Roads more pracSiicable ; with an Eltimate of the Expence of the

- * Whole, and of the feveral Parts thereof •, and alio of the Damage it may occafion

* to any Perfon, through whofe Lands it may pals,

' It is alfo propofed to the Houfe of Aftembly, in order to eftablilh a Fund for

< defraying the Expence of making thefe Roads, or fuch of them as fhall hereafter be

;r 'tagreed to; that One, Two, or Three yearly Lotteries be ercdted, the Profits of

•y*. which to be placed in the Treafury, or in the Hands of Commiffioners; and alfo

* that thefe Commiffioners be impov/ered to receive Donations ; and all the Monies fo
' laifed or received, to be applied for thofe Purpofes, and the Commiffioners be made

* accountable for the fame.'
Junt 5, 1765. * By Order of the Committees,

Stirling, for the Council.

CoRT. Sk'iVner, fertheCommittHoftbt Affcmily.

And



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And the fml Report was read j and on the Queftion, whether a Commhtee (hall be
appointed to bring in a Bill, appointing CommifTioners to fiirvcy, run out, and report
a Suite of the Roads above-mentioned ? it was Citrried in the Affirmative.

Ordered, . .

That Mr. Skhmer and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee to bring in a CiW

accordingly.

Mr. Skimur according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Afl to alter fo
much of the Road leading from Elizabeth-Town, to the Point commonly called Elizabeth-
Town Point, as goes through the Point Tra£t, and laying out a fir ait Road through the
fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the
Reverend Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent RcSior of Saint Mary'j Church in Burlington,
■with the Church-lFardens and Vefiry-Mm of faid Church., or the major Part of them, to
fell Tivo Hundred and Six Acres of Land in Somerfet County, devifed te the Miniflry of
faid Church; and to enable Truftees to put the fame to Intereft, until a convenient Glebe
can be pur chafed near the faid Church ; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was com-
mitted, reported the fame with one Amendment; and the faid Bill was read, and the
Amendn-.ent in it's Place ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be
cngrofied or not ? it pafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill aS amended, be engrofTed.

The engrofied Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of the Mea-
dows lying on Newtown Creek, near the Head thereof, in the County of Glouceftcr, ta
repair' and maintain a Bank, and other IVater Works, heretofore ereSed and made acrofs
the faid Creek, and to keep the former Water Courfe of the faid Creek open and clear,
was read and compared 5 and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AA to explain and amend an ASf, entitled, A Sup«
elementary Aa to the Aft, entitled. An yfi? to regulate the Size of Traps, Wf. and
to prohibit the watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Purpofes therein
mentioned; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered, ., -. ^

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Keajhey, do carry the faid Bills to the Council tor Con-
currence.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Rowland Ellis, controverting fome of
theFafts fet forth in Edmond Milne's Petition preferred to this Houfe; and praying
that the Petitioner may not be debarred the Benefit of the Infol vent Aft ; which was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr Skinner from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill from the Council,
entitled ■ An het for the Prefervation of Fijh inthe RiverDdz^^rt; and to preventthe
Obfiru^ions in the Navigation thereof, reported the faid Bill without any AmendiT«ht j
and the faid Bill was read ; and on the Queftion, whether the fame be agreed to or not,,
it was carried in the Negative, as follows, viz. „ , ^ ^ m a v <;

YEAS YEAS. NAYS. „, ^

Ut Skinner, Mr. Cooper, Mr. IVefhcnll, ff'^'^',,

Mr 7ch2n, Mr. Mdler. Mr. R. Laurence, Mr. Doughty,

Ur-lold.n, Mr.Keafiey, Mr. Anderfon, ^f-^f'T^'

Mr. J. Laurence, Mr. Eoghland Mr. Hart.

Mr. Borden, , MuVanG.cfon,

Ordered, l>^

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. . *^""



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■■{^r.'Cooper reported, that Mr. X^^O" ^^^ h'"^^^'^ delivered the Ellis with tliem
entrufted, to Mr. P^.rker, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for buildir.g a Court Houfe and Gael in the Comty of Mid-
dlefex, was read the iecond Time, and committed to Mr. F^^.r, Mx. Borden and Mr.

Hart,

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

Friday-, June 7, 1765.

The Houfe met.
A Letter was laid before the Houfe, direfted to the Sneater, from the Rev^ Nathan
Ker, oi Elixo.beth.T:own, informing the Houfe, that when he returned, he found the
poor Lady mentioned in his Petition, mourning bitterly her unhappy Fortune; and he
making to her Propofals of Separation, flie told h.m, that if they muft feparate akho
to her ft was like Death, fhe would leave the Terms to him -. ^nd that upon the W hole,
her Behaviour was fuch as excited his tendereft Companion eipecially when he confi-
dered what an artful Man feduced her-, and her Polture, her Looks and Entreaties were
fuch, as. renders him incapable of proceeding-, and praying Leave to withdraw his
Petition -, which Letter was read j

Ordertd, ,
That he- hav£ Liberty to withdraw his Petition.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an An paffed in the firfl Tear of KtngGcoigt
the Third, entitled. An Aft for building and marntaining a Bridge over Cooper s Creek
and rebuilding and maintaining other Bridges en the great Roads from Burlington Coun.y
to Coo^zr^ s Ferries; and for keeping the new Road from Burlington tothefcMjes
in Repair, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Keafbey

Mr. Fifhtr, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, yf« AcT:
appointing Commiffwners to take Care of and Let the Barracks erefed ,n this Colony of
l^ew- Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame fhall not be needed for the hfe of Soldiers -and to
fell fuch Articles therein contained as are periJJ^alle, and have been piirchafedat the Expence^
cf the faid Colony, reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto-, and the faid
Bill was read -. and the "Amendments in their Places, and additional Amendments made
in the Houfe; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrolTed, or
not.^ it pafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled. , . .

■ The en-roffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Reverend Mr Co\\nCzxn^pht\\
the frefent\e£for of Saint Mary V Ch'urch in Burlingten, u'ith the Church fjrdens and
Veftry-Men of faid Church, or the major Part of them, tofellT'ivo Hundr^ and^Six
Acres of Land in Som^rkt County, devifed to the Minijuy of faid Church ■, and to enable
Truflees to put the fame to Inter eft, until a convenient Glebe can be purchajcd near the
faid Church; and other Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and compared ; and on
the Queftion,

- JRefolved,
j^ That the fame dopafs.

That m.'j.Lri'xreme and ^Borden, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for
Concurrence,

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to alter fo much of the Road leading from El'^beth-
Town, to the Point co-mmonly.. mlled Elizabeth-Town Point as goes through the Traff
called the Point Tran, and laying out a ftrait Road through the fame; was read the
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Johnfton and Mr. J. Ogden. ,

According to Order of Yefterday, Thomas Powell andfomeof his Creditors attend-
ing, wcrccatledin, and their levcral Allegations fully heard-, a.^d on tne Queltion,
the Confideration thereof is referred till the Afternoon.



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A MefTaoefrom the Council by Mr. Stevens, informing the Houfe, that the Couricil
have madelbndry Amendments to the Bill, entitled, y^n Aft/or laying out a Road front
Newark in tht County of Effex, to the publuk Read leading from Bergen-Point, to
Paulus-Hook, on Hudlon'j Rtver, &c. to which they dclired the Concurrence
oi' this Houfe : And Mr. Stevens alfo brought the faid Bill and Amendments.

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe from James Brooks, Efq-, Sheriff oF
Middlefcx County, fetting forth, that the Petitioner arrefted Peter Ten Eyck, for cori-
fiderable Sums, for which the faid Peter procured no Bail •, but contrary to the Petiti-
oner's Expeftation, abfconded and kept in the County of Somerfet; that the Petitioner
upon diligent Enquiry^ found and apprehended the faid Peter, who made his Efcape
when within a few Miles of the Gaol at Perth- Amboy ; fince which the Petitioner hath
in vain offered a Reward, and uf^d every Means to have him apprehended ; and now
finds that the faid Peter is fued and in Gaol in 5c?wr/>/ County, from whence he has
prayed to be relieved by the Legiflature ; to which the Petitioner has no other Objec-
tion, than that it may affecl him, and Judgment may be had againft him for the
Efcape, unlefs particular Provifion be made to fccu re the Petitioner from fuch Suits : -
The Petitioner relies on the Juftice and Equity of the Legiflature, and has no Doubt
but that when they extend Mercy to the Diftreffed, they will not involve an innocent
Man in the like Calamities they intended to relieve ; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three P. M.

The Houfe niet.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Juflices and chofeH Freeholders of the
County of Hunterdon, to ereSt anew and convenient mourt Houfe and Gaol in the faid
County ; WHS read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Miller, froiti the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A
Supplement to an Aa paffed in the Firfi Tear of King George the Third, entitled. An Aft
for building and maintaining a Bridge over Cooper'j Creek, and rebuilding and maintaining
ether Bridges on the great Road from Burlington County to CooperV Ferries ; and for
keeping the new Road from BurWngtoh to the faid Ferries in Repair; reported the fame
with 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 palTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed.

The Bill, entitled. Ah A61 for granting a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax andHemp;
and planting of Mulberry Trees in this Colony for raiftng of Raw Silk; was read the
fecond TimCj and committed to Mr. Miller and Mr. Borden.

Mr. Johnfton, from the Cotiimittee towhonti the Bill, entitled. An Aft to alter fo
much of the Road leading from Elizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Eliza-
beth-Town Point, Us goes through the TraSi called the Point Tra£l, and laying out a
trait Road through the fame, was committed -, reported the fame without any
Amendment; and the faid Bill was read, and on the Queftion, agreed to, and ordered
to be engroffed.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying out a Road from Newark, in the County of
Effex, to 'the publick Road leading from Bergen Point to Paulus Pook, on Hudfon'.f
River, in the County of Bergen; and for the ere£fing and eftabliflAng Ferries acrofs tht
Rivers Paffaick and Hackinfack ; was read, and the Council's Amendments thereto
in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Amendments
or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended be re-engroffed.

M Mr,



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Mr. F/)^vr, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. Ah Aft fer building i
Court Houfe and Gaol in the County of Mitldlefex, was committed ; reported the fame
with fiindry Amendments thereto -, and the i'aid Bill was read, and tlie Amendments irt
their Places j and on the Queftion, vviiei;her the laid Bill as amended be engrolTed or ,
not ? it was carried ii the Aifirmative.



YEAS.


YE.AS.


NAYS.


NAYS.


Mr. U'ethenll,


Mr. Doughty,


Mr. Skinner,


Mr. Borden,


Mr. R. Laurence,


Mr. Cooper,


Mr. Johnfton,


Mr. MilUr,


Mr. Fijher,


Mr. Kcajbcy,


Mr. Andcrfott,


Mr. Learning.


Mr. Hoghlaiid,


Mr. Spker,


Mr. J. Ogdm,




Mr. Van Gie/on,


Mr. Reading,


Mr. Smith,




Mr. Dty.


Mr. Hart.


Ml'. J. Lawrence,




Ordered,








That the faid Bill as amended be engrofTed.







yix. J.Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a
Bill, entitled, An Ad: for appointing Ccmnujjioners to view the Ground., and repcrt to
the next Seffion of General Ajfembly, of the PraSlicability of laying out firait Roads
through certain Parts of the Province of New- Jerley, and for eftabliflnng a Fund to
defray the Expence of the fame 5 which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Saturday, ^une 8, 1765.

The Houfe met.

Tfie eng'Tofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Support of Government of his Mafefifi
Colony of New-Jerfey, to commence the Twenty-firfi Day of May, One Tboufand Seve»
Hundred and Sixty-five, and to end the Twenty-firfl Bay of May, One 'Tboufand Seven
hundred and Sixty-fix ; and to difcharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges tbereofy
"was read and compared -, and on the Queftion,
Refolved, Nemine Contradicente.,

That the fame do pafs.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. Ah Kdi to alter fo much of the Road leading from
feiizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Elizabeth-Town Point, as goes through
the Point TraSi, and laying out a firait Road through thefame ; was read and compared )
and on the Queftion,

Refolved,
• That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Bcrden, and Mr. J. Ogden, do carry the
Yaid Bills to the Council for Concurrence.

Mr. Miller; from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for granting itt
Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting of Mulbeny Trees in this Colony
forraifmg of Raw Silk, was committed ; reported the fame, with feveral Amendments
^thereto •, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places -, and the Bill
■further amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the faid Bill as amended
.Ije engroflfed or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative;*. : ,,..,,' . .■_

YEAS. YEAS. " 5J' A Y S. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Johnpn, Mr. Cooper, . ^ Mr. Fijher, Mr. Spiiir,

Mr. Wetheritl, Mr. M;7/-•^' ' ' Mr. tioghland,

'' ■' Mr. Jnder/on, M:. Keajbey, Mr. fan Gie/an,

':■'■ . Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Dey,

C I ; .iVIr. Smith, Mr. Har/. Mr. Deughlj.

Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee co whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Au
Aift to repair the publick Roads in the Townfloip of Chefterfield, by a Tax on the

In-



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Inhabitants of the Jame^ reported the fame wkKfeveral Amendments thereto; and this
faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on the Queftion, whether
the faid Bill as amended be engroflcd or not ? it paffcd in the Affirmative.
Ordered^
That the faid Bill as Amended be engroffed.

"Mt. Skinner reported, that the other Members and himfelf, delivered the Bills with
them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. iJw/,'^, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^« Adt
fcr preventing Frauds by Mortgages which Jhall be made and executed dfter the Firji Day
«/ January, 1766; reported the fame wich feveral Amendments thereto; and the faid
Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill further amended in
the Houfe ; and on the Quellion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrolTed or not ?
it palTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be ehgrofTed.

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with
them intruded, to the Speaker in Council.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M.

The Houfe met.

A Mefiage from the Council by Mr. Smth, as follows :

' Ordered, CoimcU-Chamier, Jkn* t, 1 7 65.

* That Mr. Smith do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly, that the Bills, entitled. An
' Aft to naturalize John Houze, Peter Hendrick Striepcrs, and others i An A&for

* building and maintaining a Draw-Bridge over Raccoon Creek, near tbe Mouth thereof i

* &c. And An A<51 to conjiitute and make Croflwicks Creek a goad and lawful Fence^

* &c. have pafied this Houfe this Day, without Amendment.

' By Order of the Houfe,

J. Read, D. Clerk.

Tht engrort*ed Bill, entitled. An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the Townfhip of
Chcfterfield, in the County of Burlington, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of tbe fame ; was
read and compared ; and on the Queftion, •

Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered^
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Keajhey, db Carry the faid Bill to the Council for Con-
currence.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, and read, from the Owners of the Meadowi
©n the Creek furrounding the Ifland of Burlington, commonly called the Lower-Sluice
Company, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to regulate the faid Meadows.
Ordered,

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

"Whereupon Mr. 5»»//i6, on their Behalf, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary
Aft to feveral former A£}s of this Province, for enabling the Owners, Proprietors and Pof-
feffors of the Meadows on Burlington Creek, including Chriftopher WetherillV, Jofeph
NobleV, and fuch Part of Daniel Smith'j, as formerly belonged to his Father Daniel
Smith, deceafed, and extending from thence to the Lower-Sluice Bank, called and known
by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Company, to fupport and maintain the Banks, Sluices and
Flood-Gates already made, ereSt and make fuch new Ones as may be neceffary fer draining
the faid Meadozvs ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

On a Motion made^
Ordered,

That Mr. John Lawrence have Leave to bring in a Bill, to prevent Obftruftions in
the River Delaware, above the Flowing of the Tide.

Whereupon Mr. Lawrence brought in the faid Bill accordingly j which was read,J
and ordered a fecond Reading. Ordered^



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Vfdered,
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Lawrence, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to
prepare the Draught of an Anfwer to his Excellency's MelTage of Ihurjday laft.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary A5} to the A5t, entitled. An Aift for preventing
the Wafte of 'Timber, Pine and Cedar Tree's and Poles within this Province of New-Jcrfcy,
afid to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogfliead Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the
neighbouring Colonies ; was read the fetond Time, and committed to Mr. Smith and Mr.
Wetherill.

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

MONDAY, June 10, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An h-Si for granting a bounty upon the raijirg of Flav
and Hemp, and planting of Mulberry frees in this Colony for raifing of Raw Silk ; was
read arid corripared ; and on the Queftion ;
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A(5b for preventing Frauds by Mortgages which fhall
ie made and executed after the Firfi Day of January, 1766; was read and compared j
and on the Queftion ;
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AO: appointing Cofnmifftoners to take Care of, and let
the Barracks erected in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the fame foall not be
needed for the Ufe of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as are perifhabUy
end have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; was read and compared ; arid
on the Queftion \
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engroflTed Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an ASipaffed in the Firfi Tear of King
George the Third, entitled. An Aft for building and maintaining a Bridge over CooperV
Creek, and rebuilding and maintaining other Bridges on the great Roads from Burlington
County to Cooper's Ferries ; and for keeping the new Road from Burlington te the faid
Ferries in Repair ; was read and compared i and on the Queftion ;
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.
Ordered^

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Keafbey do carry the faid Bills to the Council for
Concurrrence.

The Bill, re-ingrofled, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Ad: for laying
mt a Road from Newark, in the County bf Eflex, to the publick Road leading from Ber-
gen Point to Paulus Hook, on Hudfon'j River, in the County of Bergen ; and fcr erect-
ing and efiablifhing Ferries acrofs the Rivers Paflaick and Hackinfack ; was read and
compared •, and on the Queftion j
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Keafbey do carry the fame to the Council.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to fever al former Alts of this Province, for
enabling the Owners, Proprietors and Pofjeffors of the Meadows on Burlington Creek, &c.
was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Jchnjlon.

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from John Williams, late a Serjeant in the
New-Jerfey Troops, fetting forth. That in the great Storm which happ;fned laft Year
on Lake Ontario^ the Petitioner's right Thumb was very much bruifea and ftiattered»

whereby



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whereby he is rendered incapable of getting his Bread, and praying Relief; and a Cer-
tiiiiatetrom Captain Dayton wzs prefented, confirming the Fadl therein mentioned;
both which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The feveral Petitions from Cumberland for and againft the Suppreflion of the Fairs
at Greenwich, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, whether the Prayer
ot the Petitioners for the Suppreffion, be granted or not? Ic was carried in the Affir-
mative, Nemine Contradicente.
Ordered,

That they have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.

The Petition from Salem, for a Revival of their Fairs, was read the fecond Time ;
and on the Queftion, whether the Prayer of the Petitioners fliall be granted or not ? ic
was carried in the Negative, Nemine Contradicente.
Ordered,

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table.

Thrn the ieveral Petitions, for fupprefTing the Fairs at Burlington, were read the fc-
cond Time, and it being motioned, that the Corporation of that Place now had it
under Confideration, to effectually regulate the Abufes complained of.
Ordered,

That a Bill be brought in next SelTion, for a general Suppreffion of Fairs throughout
the Province, if it then appears, that effectual Meafures have not in the Interim been
fallen upon, to remedy the Abufes attending them, relating to private Drinking-houfes,
or any Strong-drink being fold, otherwife than by licenfcd Taverns, Gaming and
Horfe Racing.

Mr. John Laurence repcrted, that Mr. Keajhey and himfelf had delivered Five
Bills with them entrulled, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Spicer, in Behalf of the Petitioners for fupprefTing Greenwich Fairs, brought in
a Bi!!, entitled. An Aft to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Greenwich; which was
read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

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

The Houfe met.

Mr. Van Giefon, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft to

prevent Wajle from being committed upon the Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Sea-
caucus, in the Corporation cf Bergen ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition of Charles Read, Efq; for Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to
build a Dam over Batflow Creek, in the County of Burlingtcn^ was read the fecond
Time,

Ordered, • .

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

The Petition of John Efell, for Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him to ereft Si
Dam acrofs Atjion Creek, in the County of Burlington, was read the fecond Time.



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