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

Mr. Skinner, in Purfuance of Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable
the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows o« EfTifconck or Birch Creek, to deeptn and
widen the faid Creek, from an old Mill Dam formerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the
Forks, and from thence up the South or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the upper Part
of Barker'^ Land, and up the North or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head of Black'j
Place, occupied by Benjamin Gibbs ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for regulating the PraSlice of the Law, and other Pur-
fofes therein-mentioned ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of
the whole Houfe.

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bill,
entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Pcfjefforsof the Meadows lying on Newtowa
Crak^ mar the Head thereof^ in the County of Gloucelter, l^c. The Bill, entitled. An

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Ai^ to rfjlve and- amend en ASi, entitled, /f/z Acf. to raife a Fund for defraying Dc7:icges dene .
ly Dogs in the Province of Nevv-Jerley. The Biil, entitled, An Act to enable the Rev.
Mr. Colin Campbell, the prefent ReStor of Sjint MaryV Church in Huilington, uitb
the Church -iVardens and Veflry- Men of fud Church, or the major Tart cf than, to fell
iTroj? Hm'.dred and Six Acres of Land i',! Scfmerll't Ccz/w/)', devifed to the Minijlry of
faid Church ; and to enable Trujlees to put the fame to Intereft, until a convenient Glebe
c'an-btpnrchafed near the faid Church; and other Purpofes therein tnentioned. And the
Bill, entitled, An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the TcivvfJoip of Chefterneld, in
//v C^KW/y 0/ Burlington, by a Tat^ en -the Inhabitants of the fame \ have palled the
Houfe this Day, without any Amendment.

" The Houfe r^folved itfclf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for
it^ulating the Praftice of the Law •, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fiflier Chairman of the Committee reported, that the
Committee had made f»me Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leaye
to fit again. To which the Houfe apreed.






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

luefday., June ir, 1765.

i.. .. ,, , The Houfe met.

. T^eengrolTed Bill, entitled, An Aft for building a Court Houfe and Gaol in the County

cf Ivliddlefex ; 'was read and compared ; and on the Queflion,
Refohed,
T-hat the fame dopafs.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. ff^etheriU, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Skinner,

Mr. R. Ln-arenci, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Jchufion,

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Keajhey-, Mr. J. Ogdtn,

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Borden,

Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Reading, Mr. Miller,

Mr. Dry. Mr. Hart. Mr. Lemning.

Ordered.,
That Mr. fVetheriU zad Mr. Hoghland, do carry the farrc to the Council for Con-
currence.

The Billi entitled. An Aft to prevent TFafle from being committed upon the common
Land allotted to the Patent of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen ; was read the fe-
cond Time, and committed to Mr. Skinner and Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Spicer, in Purfuance of Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the
Honourable Charles Read, Efq; to ere£l a Dam over Batftow Creek, and alfo to enable
John Eftell to ereil a Dam over Atfion River ; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Mr. IFetherill, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A
Supplementary A£i to the AEl, entitled. An Aft for preventing the Wafle of Timber, 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 cf the fame, to any of the neighbouring Colonies \
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 engrofled or not ^ it was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofied.

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Parker, informing the Houfe, that the Council
have made fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An ASt to explain and amend an
ASl, entitled, A Supplementary A£l to the A^, entitled. An AH to regulate the Size cf
Traps, &c. and to prohibit the Watching with a Gun in the Night Time, and other Pur-
pofes therein mentioned; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe •, and Mr,
Parker brought alfo the faid Bill and Amendments.

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. tPctmonwaspretod toth-m^^^ ^^ ^^^

of ^ y^^.Jcrfo;, %"5^ by the F rdiaenr fettmg forth, the bad Confequences to which
the ^. '^"^'; «* ^h'^ C/'l'^g! 7,^ ''^ble from the Taverns in and about Fn.ce^on, and
pray in §^ Laj" I'J'^ /' u r^"' '^^"^"""S Taverns, whereby the Courts of Quarter
sdon. -c't the Peace tor the Counties of M^^Jkfex and Somr/et, fhall be prohibited
fromgr. ^^ong any Licence to any Perfon for keeping a Tavern, or Pubhc Houfe ia
Prhufwt, orwirhmoneM.e, unleis fuch Perfon be recommended by the Prefidenr
and other c ^^«rs of the College, tor the Time being, and fo many of the Truftees of
the iaid Col. '^t^,' ""' ^.^'1 b^ '■f^^^^"^ '" '^^ 1^'d Town of Princeioi, for the T>me being
or the major * ^" «* ^"^^ Trullees ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecon'd



Reading.



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



The Bill, entitle '-^s /nn^ to explain and amend a>i A% entitled, A Supplementary J5l
to the Act, mkled, ^If' ^0 '^Z^f'^ '^^l ^J^ of -Traps, &c. was read, and the Council's
Amendments in theii ^If^^ •' ^nd on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the
firll Amendment or nc ^^ ^ '^ ^^s carried in the Negative.

Then the Queftion v. '^s put, whether the Houle agrees to the fecond Amendment or
not? itpaflldintheNco anve.

Ordered, ,

That Mr. eV/V^r and Mr. Lo^T^^r co carry the faid Bill to the Council, and acquaint
them, that this Home difigr^'" to their Amendments, and adheres to the Bill,

The engroffed Bill, ciAtiticd, A Supplementary Aa to the Aif, entitled. An Aft for

preventing the JVaJle of tiVJber, Pine and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province bf

New-Jcriey, and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogjhead Staves exported out of the

fane, to ^ny of tie neigbboumci Colcnus ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftionj.

Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,

That Mr. %«randMr. Cooper, do. carry the fame to the Council foi- Concurrence^.

The Bill, entitled, An A(fl to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows ott
FfTifconck or Birch Creek, to deepen and widen the Jaid Creek, from an old Mill Dam
frrmerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the Forkr, and from thence up the South or Mata-
penny Brcnih, as far as the upper Part of Barker'.f Land, and up the North or Petticoat
firancb, as far as the Head of BlackV Place, occupied by Benjamin Gibbs ; was read the
fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Borden and Mr. Doughty.

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Hoghland and himfelf, delivered the Bill with thetti'
intrufted, totheSpeaker in Council.

Mr, Spicer reported, that Mr. Co^er and himfelf, delivered the Two Bills, and' the
MelTage with them intrufted, to the speaker in Council.

The Bill, entitled. An Act to fupprefs Fairs in the Town o/ Greenwich ; was read
the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, agreed to and ordered to be engrofled..

The Bill, e'ntitled. An A&: for the Prefervation of Fipin the River D^aw9.fc ein^
to prevent ObfiruBicnis in the Navigation thereof; was read the fccorid Time' and'
committed to Mr. Cooper, Mr. Borden, and Mr. Reading.

The Bill, entided. An Aft to emend and revive an A^, entitled^ An Aft for
letter fettling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling
Liva/tons, and fuppreffmg Infurreaions and Rebellions ; was read the fecond Time and
committed to Mr. fVetherill and Mr. Learning.

Mr. Fifloer, from the Committee, appointed for that Purpofe, brought in th^
Draught of an Anfwer to his Excellency's Meflage of Thurfday laft j which
Draught was read, agreed to, and is as follows, viz.
' Ordered,
* That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Doughty do wait on his Excellency, and in Anfwer to
♦ his MetTage of Thurfday laft, inform him that altho'^no Place is provided by the

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* Province in either Divifion, for the Rcfidence of a Governor ; yet the Aflembly

* this Cjbny have al.vays given to tlie Governor an annual Sam to e.iaols hiin co h
' a Houfe, with a Provilb they judged neceirary -, that the Sum given to his Exec

* Icncy, has been the fame as herecotore hath been given to his PreuecelFors, and tK.s

* ever been deemed fufEcient for the Piirpofe intended -, at the fame 1 ime, alfuring his
' Excellency, that it is with Reluiflance the Houfe find themfelves under a Necdiity of

* differing from him in Sentiment, and dechning a Compliance with his Mefiage.'

The Bill, entitled, J Supplementary Aft to tke A51, entitled. An A6i forreftraining
• the burning of the fVoods, Marjhes and Meadows j was read the fecond Time, a.id
committed to Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. Keajbey.

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from the Honourable Charles Read, Efq;
znd Peter Bard, in Behalf of themfelves, and others j fetting forth, that the Petitioners
have eredled, and intend to erect fundry Works for the Manufacturing of Iron ; and
as the licencing of Taverns near the faid Works, hath been found very Inconvenient to
the Petitioners, they pray that an AcT; may be palfed prohibiting a Licence to be granted
to anyPerfon, to keep a Tavern within three Miles of any Iron Works within this
Province, without a Recommendation to the Jullices at their SefTions, firft had and
obtained from the Owners of fuch Works, or the major Part of them ; and that all
Debts above Five Shillings, contracted at fuch Taverns, on any Pretence whatfoever,
Ihall not be recoverable ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by 40 Names, fetting forth, that
the Petitioners were inlifted into the Frontier Service, and ferved from the Time of
their Inliftment, until the 20th Day of March paft, at which Time the Forces on the
Frontiers, were reduced to Sixty Men ; and that they were fome of the firft that did
Duty in that Service, and have not received any Pay \ and praying the Houfe to take
the fame into Confideration •, and a Certificate of the Truth of the Fafts, was prelentcd
from Hezekiah Dunn and Ifaac Hull, Officers on the Frontiers ; both which were
tead, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning,
Wednefday^ 'June 12, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engroflfed Bill, entitled. An A<5t to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of Greenwich j
■was read and compared i and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Johnflon, do carr^he faid Bill to the Council fcr Con-
currence.

Mr. R. Lawrence, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled,
A Supplementary A6t to the A5i, entitled. An AEl for refiraining the burning of the IVoodSy
Marjhes and Meadows ; reported the fame with feveral Amendments thereto-, and tiie
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 be engrolTeu or
not ? it pafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled.

Mr. Cooper reported, that Mr. Johnjlon and himfelf delivered the Bill with them in-
trufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Johnjion, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A
Supplementary AQ. to feveral former Atls of this Province, for enabling the Owners^
Proprietors and Poffeffors of the Aleadows on Burlington Creek, including ChrittophT
"WetherillV, Jofeph NobleV, and fuch Part 0/ Daniel SmithV, as formerly belonged
te his Father Daniel Smith, deceafnd^ and extending from thanu te the Lcwer-Sluut

Lank,



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Bank, called and known by the Name of the Lower-Sluice Company, to fupport and main'
tain the Banks, Sluices and Flood-Gates already made, ere£l and make fuch new Ones as
■may be neccjfary for draining the faid Meadoisjs ; reported the fame with feveral Amend-
ments 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 is amended be engrofled.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An
A&. to prevent IVafte from being committed upon the Common Land allotted to the
Patent of Seacaucus, in the Corporation of Bergen ; 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 fajd Bill as amended be engrofled or not? it was
•Carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled.

Mr. Spiitr reported, that Mr. Doughty and himfelf, waited on his Excellency with'
the Meflage of Yefterday ; who was pleafed to fay, he would take the fame into Con-
fideration.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom was committed, the Bill, entitled, Jn
Aft to regulate the Method of taking Fijh in the River Delaware, ^c. reported, the
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amend-
ments in their Places ; and on the Quefl:ion, whether the faid Bill as amended be en-
grofled or not .-* it pafl^ed in the Affirmative.

YEAS. YEAS." YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. R. Lanjurence,

Mr. Jchnfton, Mr. Doughy. Mr. Learning, Mr. Hoghland,

Mr. V/etherill, Mr. Borden, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Van Gicfon,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr Cooper, Mr. Hart. Mr. Dey,

Mr. J. Qgden, Mr. MiUer, Mr. Reading,

Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended be engrofl"ed.

Mr. Learning, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An Ad: for the Relief
»/ Infolvent Debtors, was committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendm.ents
thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places, and the Bill
farther amended in the Houfe ; and on the Queftion, whether the fame as amended be
engroflfed or not ? it paflTed ia the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofl"ed.

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

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An
Aft to amend and r reive an Avt, e7ititled, an ASf for better fettling and regulating the
Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for the repelling Invaftons, and fuppreffmg Infur^
reSions and Rebellions, 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 engrofl"ed or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled.



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Mr. Borden, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An.
Aft to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the Meadows on Effifconck or Birch Creek,
to deepen and widen the faid Creek, from an old Mill Dam formerly owned by Job Lippin-
cott, to tbe Forks, and from thence up the South or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the
upper Part of BarkerV Land, and up the North or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head
of Bhck's Place, occupied by Benja.imn G'lhhs, reported the fame, with feveral Amend-
ments thereto, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places ; and on
the Qoeftion, whether the faid Bill as amended be engrofled or not ? it paflTed in the Af-
firmative. O Ordered,



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Ordered. ...

I'hat the laid Bill as amended be engrofil-d.

The enprofied Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Kdi to the ASl, entitled. An ASl for re-
fir ahiing the burning of PVoods, Marjhes and Meadows; was read and compared j and
on the Qiieftion ;
Rcfolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The'engrofTed Bill, entitled. An Adi to prevent H^afie from leitio; co-mm' ted upon the
Cc'iJimoii Land allotted to the Patent of Scacaucus, in the Ccrpcraiion of Bergen \ was
read and compared ; and on the Queftion ;
Refolvedy

That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,

That Mi-". V'an Giefon and Mr. t>ey do carry thi faid Bills to the Council for Con-
currence.

Mr. Vart Giefon reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them
intrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Afhfield, acquainting the Houfe, that the Bills,
entitled, A Suppknibit to an AHpaJfed in the Firfi Tear of King George the Third, entitled^
An Adl for building and maintaining a Bridge over CooperV Creek, and rebuilding and
mainlaining other Bridges on the great Roads from Burlington County to CooperV Ferries ;
and for keeping the new Road from Burlington to the faid Ferries in Repair ; An Aft
for granting a Bounty "upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting of Mulberry Trees
in this Colony for raiftng of Raw Silk; An A6t to alter fo much of the Road leading
from Elizabeth-Town to the Point commonly called Elizabeth-Town Point, as goes
through the Tratl called the Point TraSi, and laying dut a ftrait Road through the fame ;
and, 'An Aft for the Support of Government of his Majefiy's Colony of Nev/- jerky, to com-
mence the Twenty-frfl Day of May, One T'joufand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five, and
to end the Tweitty-firft Day of May, One Thoiifand Seven Hundred and Sixty-fix ; and
to difchcrge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof; have paffed the Council
this Day.

And another MelTage from the Council, by Mr. Afl:field, acquainting the Houfe,
that the Council have receded from their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft
to explain and amend an A£f, entitled, A Supplementary ASi to the A'ct, entitled. An A5i
to regulate the Size of Traps, and to prohibit the IFatching with a Gun in the Night Time,
and other Purpofes therein mentioned.

A MefTage from the Council, by Mr. Stevens, dcfiring the Concurrence of this
Houfe to their Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Ai^ for preventing Frauds by
Mortgages which fijall be made and executed after the Firfi Day of January, 1766; and
Mr. Stevens alfo brought the faid Bill and Amendments.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill
for regulating the Praftice of the Law, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fifijer, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the
Committee had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defir-
cd Leave to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock, To-m,orrow Morning.
Ihurfday, 'Jime 13, 1765.

The Houfe met.

The engrofied Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate the Method of taking FiJIj in the
River Delaware, and to prevent Obftruiiicns in the Navigation thereof, and for other
Purpofes therein mentioned ; was read and compared ; and on the Qiieftion ;
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

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Tlie engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to amend and revive an A^i^ entitled. An
Aft for bitter fettling and regulating the Milttia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, for .the
repelling Invafions, and fiipprejjmg InfurreSions and Rebellions ; was read and compared j
and on the Queftion }
Refolved-,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Borden md Mr. Hoghland, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for Con-
currence.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for preventing Frauds by Mortgages -which fhall be made
and executed after the Firji Day c/ January, 1766; was read, and the' Council's
Amendments in their Places; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe' agrees to the faid
Amendments or not ? it palled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill be re-engrofled with the Council's Amendments.

The Petition of John IFilliams, fctting forth his Hurt in the Service of the Province,'
was read the fecond Time.

Refolved,
That the Petitioner be allowed Five Pounds.

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Hoghlaiid and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them
intruded, to the Speaker in Council.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, defiring the Concurrence of this Houfc
to their Amendments to the Bill, entitled, An Aft appointing Commjffwners to take Care
of, and Let the Barracks ereiied in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fucb Times as the famt '
fhall not be needed for the life of Soldiers ; and to fell fuch Articles therein contained as
are perijhable, and have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony ; and Mr. Read
brought alfo the faid BUI and Amendments.

And another Meflage from the Council by Mr. Read, informing the Houfe, that the
Bill, entitled, A Supplementary AB to 'the Ail, entitled. An Aft for preventing the
Wafie of Timber, Pine and Cedar Trees and Poles within this Province of New-Jerfey,
and to lay a Duty upon all Pipe and Hogflnad Staves exported out of the fame, to any of the
neighbouring Colonies : And the Bill, entided, An A&. to fupprefs Fairs in the Town of
Greenwich ; have pafl^d the Council this Day, without Amendment.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill
for regulating the Praftice of the Law -, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mu
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fifljer, Chairman of the Committee, reported,
that the Committee had made fome fu.rtherProgrefs in the Matters to them referred,
and defired Leave to fit again. To v/hich the Houfe agreed.

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Three P. M.

The Houfe met.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing Ccmmijfwners to take Care of, and Let the
Barracks ereBed in this Colony of New-Jerfey, at fuch Times as the farne ffpall not be
needed for the Ufe of Soldiers-, and to fell fucb Articles therein contained as , are perifh^
able, and have been purchafed at the Expence of the faid Colony; was read, and the '^
Council's Amendments thereto in their Places ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the
Houfe agrees to faid Amendments or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill be re-engrofled, with the Council's Aniendments.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Proprietors and Owners of the
Meadows on Effifconk or Birch Cr^^^, to deepen and widen the faid Creek, from an old
Mill Bam formerly owned by Job Lippincott, to the Forks, and from thence up the South
or Matacopenny Branch, as far as the upper Part of Barker'j LrtwJ, and up the North
or Petticoat Branch, as far as the Head of ^ Black'j P/cf^, occupied ^7 Benjamin Gibbs 5
was read and compared, and on the Queftion, ■ ■ -^•*-^- - •■'■'■ .

Refolved,



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Refolvedy
That the lame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Van Giefon, do carry the fame to the Council foi- Coii-

rrence.

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Fan Giefon and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them

xufted, to the Speaker in Council.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of
'oucejler County, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed •, praying Leave for the
A eafons therein contained, to build a Bridge at their own Expence, over the North
.3ranch of Big-Tiniher Creek, in the faid County.
Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Seffion of General
Affembly; provided Notice. of their Application and this Order, be intertcd in the
'^ennfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before the next Seflion, and no reafonable
")bjeaion fhall then appear againft the fanrie.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Smith, defining the Concurrence of this Houle
/ ) their Amendments to the Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Ad to the A£l, entitled. An
v(5t for rejlraining the burning of the Woods, Marfhes and Meadows ; and Mr. Smith
brought alfo the faid Bill and Amendments.

The Bill re-engrofled with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An Ad: for prevent-
ing Frauds by Mortgages -which fhall be made and executed after the Firfi Bay of January,
1766 ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion.
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Keafbey, do cafry the faid Bill to the Council.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'clock To-morrow Morning.
Friday, ytme 14, 1765.

The Houfe met.

Mr. Borden reported. That Mr. Keafbey and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
intrufted, toyix. Smith, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for
regulating the Pradice of the Law, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker
refumed the Chair; and Mr. F//2?fr, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the



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