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Refblutions ; which tlie Committee was ready to report whenever the Houfe will pleafe
to receive the fame.

Ordered,
That the faid Report be made Immediately.

Whereupon Mr. //(zwof^'j in the Behalf of the Committee, reported the faid Re/bTu-
tions as follows, I'iz.

I. Refohed,



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1. Refolvtd,

That purfuant to General Amherst's Requeft, this Day communicated to the
Houfe, Prqajpon be forthwith made for the Inhlting, Cloathing and Pay of Sixty-four
private Men, Volunteers, and a Captain and Lieutenant to command them •, the faid
Cloathing and Pay, together with the Bounty to be given, to begin the fecond Day of
November, 1761 ; and the Pay to continue till the Fiift of November^ 1762, unlefs the
faid Men fhall be fooner difcharged. To which the Houle ao-reed.

2. Refohed,

^s an Encouragement to llich of the Troops already in the Pay of this Colony,
voluntarily to enter in the Sen/ice aforefaid, befides the Cloathing and Pay to be allowed
them, there be moreover paid a Bounty of Three Pounds, to each of the faid Volunteers
fo inlifting, or, in cafe of Deficiency among them, to any other Volunteers that may inlift
in the Service, not exceeding the Number aforefaid. To v/hich the Houfe agreed.

3. Refohed,

That the Officers and Soldiers, have the fame Pay and the lanae Cloathing (except
only a Watch Coat inftead of a clofe-bodied Coat) as the prefent Troops. To which the
Houfe agreed.

4. Refohed,

That an humble Addrefs be prefentedto his Excellency in Anfwer to his Speech; To
which the Houfe agreed.

A MelTage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary, in thefe Words.

*' Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen,

" T T 7 H I L S T you are now aflembled', I can't but recommend to yoii

" VV for feme further Provifion, Major MacDonald, an Officer who has

" ferved you faithfully for feveral Campaigns, and whofe Diligence in forward-

" ing the late Levies, and Attention in the Embarkation of them, I myfelf have

" experienced ; and lliould be very forry if an Officer who has deferved fo

" well of the Province, ffiould be upon a worfe Footing than in the former

" Campaign."

r H O. BOONE.

Ordered, ,

That Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Robert Ogden, Mr. John Lawrence, and Mr.
Richard Lawrence, be a Committee, to prepare an Addrefs to his Excellency, in Anfwer
to his Speech.
Ordered,
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Learning, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Reading, and Mr. Hart, be 3
Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill conformable to the above Relblves.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning 9 o'Clock.
Tluefday, July 7, 1761.

The Houfe met.

Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Draught
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, which, by Leave of the Houfe, he reported ; and the
faid Addrels was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Speaker communicated to the Houfe a Letter he had received from Andrew
Sinyth, Elq; a Member of this Houle, informing the Houfe of his being unable to
attend ; which being read.
Ordered,

That the faid Mr. Smyth have Leave to be abfent accordingly.

The Addrefs to his Excellency was read a fecond Time; and feme Amendment being
made thereto, was ordered to be engrolTed.

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Mr. Spictr, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, entitled,
u4n Aft to provide ftr the Inlijiing, Cloathing and Pay of Sixty-Jlx effeSlive Volunteers^
(Officers included) to be employed in his Majeftfs Service., from and after tb^Arfi Bay of
November next ; which was read and ordered a fecond Reading. if

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o'Clock, P. M.

The Houfe met.
The Bill, entitled. An Kdi to provide for the Inlijling, Cloathing and Pay of Siyly-fix
effective Volunteers., &c. was read the fecond Time ; and feveral Amendments being
made thereto in the Houfe, the lame as amended, on the Queftion, was agreed to, and
ordered to be engrolTed.

A Mefiage fromhis Excellency, by Mr. Secretary.

Mr. Speaker., His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of
the Houfe.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his Excel-
lency, and being return'd, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that the Houle
had waited upon his Excellency with their Addrefs, in the Words following, viz.

"To his Excellency THOMAS BOONE, Efq; Captain General and
Go'vemor in Chief in a?id over his Majeflys Province of New-Jerfey, and
'Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice-A4miral in the
fufne^ &c.

The Humble ADDRESS of the Houfe of Representatives of the faid
Province, in General Affembly convened.

May it pleafe your Excellency,
71/ E his Majejlys dutiful and hyal Subje£ls, the Repfefentati'ves o/"New-Jerfey,
*^' in General Affembly coiivened, have, without Delay, taken into Confideration
the providing for a Nimiber of Men to be inlifled, purfuant to the ExpeSiation of
his Excellency General Amherst, atid done therein according to his Defirey in
Confidgice of their being difchargcd at the Time limited.

Tho lue coidd not be fufjiciently affured, that the Number we provided for lafl
Spring, confidering the extreme Scarcity of Men among us, could he raifed ; it is
with Pleafure, tve now receive the Information your Excellency has given us,
that the Regiment is fo nearly compleated. We have not in the Courfe of this War
been remarkable for Deficiencies : We entered into the Service with a View of
giving our befi Afiftance, and with Hopes of future Security : We have, tho" deeply
in Debt, contijiued our Endeavours ; and as the falutary Profpe5i of a General
Peace feems at Hand, ?iotwithftanding we have had, and mufl hereafter fruggle
with heavy Taxes, when the important Point of Security agaijid French Perfidy
cfid Savage Cruelty is obtained, we doubt not of their being paid with Chcaifulnefs,
ajtd the Occaf on retained with grateful Admiration.

If common Report may be credited, this is likely to be our lafl Addrefs to your
Excellency ; unfollicited by any Applications, it may, we prefume be unexpected ;
yet permit us to remark, that as we have afked Nothing of you unbecoming his
Majeflys Reprefentative to grant, you have ref if ed us Nothing we have afked. If it
is honourable todijlinguiflj an Adminiflration, not only unfullied, but fublickly kind and
benevolent ; fuch an Adminiftration as yours, demands our grateful Acknowledg-
ments. The Shortnefs of the Time you have been among us, is an Objection not in
our Power to remedy : On your Succefior, therefore, mufl remain our future Hopes ;
whom we fall be happy to find equally fuccceding to cur Wifhes.

By Order of the Houfe,

BvRLiscTo."*, July 7, 176:, SAMUEL NE V I L L, Speaker.

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iro which his Excellency was pleafed to malce the following Anfwer.

'' Oenikmeti,

YOU have given a frefh Inrtanceof your Duty to the Crown, and Rca=
dinefs to promote his Majefty's Meafures, by fo chearful and fpeedy
Compliance with General Amherst's Requilitionj nor will your Confidence
*' be abufed.

" A common Report, Gentlemen, has been produdive of a very kind Com-
" phmenttome: I have difcharged my Duty faithfully; and am particularly
" happy, that a Condudl which I have purfued without Difficulty, fliould be
" looked upon by you with Approbation."

Burlington, July j, 1761. T H 0. BOONE.

The Houfe adjourn'd till 8 o'Clock> To-morrow Morning.
Wednefday, July 8, 1761.
^ The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathing and Pay
of Sixty-fix effeSfive Volunteers, (Officers included) to be employed in Us Majefifs Service
fror/t and after thefrji Day ef November next;, was read and compared : And on the
Qucftion, ^

Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Fifher, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for
Concurrence.

Mr. Laxvrenct reported, that Mr. Fifher and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
cntrufted, to Mr. Hude, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. ^ead, informing the Houfe, that the Council
have palTed the Bill, entitled, Jn Adt to provide for the Inlijling, Cltathing and Pay of
Sixty-fix effeSfive Volunteers, &c. without any Amendment.
Ordered, S

That Mr. Reading, and Mr. Borden doHvait upon the Council, and defire them to
acquaint this Houfe, whether they have any Bufinefs before them ; if not, that the
Houfe propofes to apply to his Excellency tor a Difmiffion.

Mr. Reading reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf waited upon the Council, agree^
able to the Order of the Houfe, who declare, that they have no Bufinefs before them.

A Meflage from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary ;

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the Attendance of
the Houfe.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, aiid with the Houfe waited upon his Excel-
lency, when his Excellency was pleafed to give his Aflent to the following Bill, enadting
the fame, viz.

An Aft to provide for the Inlijiing, Cioathi;:^ and Pay of Sixty-ftx effieBive Volunteers,
(Officers included) to be employed in his Majeftfs Service, from and after thefirfi Bay
of November next.

And then his Excellency prorogued the Houfe by the following Speech.

" Gentlemen



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" Qentlemen of the Ccuncil; Mr. Speaker^ and Gentlemen of the Houfe of

^" RepreJt7Uatives;

T T would be making you a very ill Return for the Difpatch you have

J[ given to the Bufinefs which called you together, to detain you at fuch a

bealbp one Minute longer than is neceflary ; I therefore prorogue this Affem-

bly tp the 8th of Auguji, then to meet at Perth- Amboy, and it is prorogued

acc6rdin<;ly.

^:SS1S 8. .,6.. ^HO. BOONE.




Y Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, I do
appoint yames Parkery of Woodbridge^ to
print thefe Votes.

SAMUEL NEVILL,

^ Speaker,



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V O T E S



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PROCEEDINGS



OF THE



General Affembly



O F T H ET



Province of NEW-yERSEY.



At a SESSION of Geniral Assembly held at Perth-Amboy,
began November 30, 176 1, and continued till the i2th Day of
December following.



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WooDBRiDGE, ' ?■« NEW- JERSEY:

Printed by James Parker,. Printer- to the King's Moll

Excellent Majefty, for the- Povince,

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V O T E S

OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY*

PERTH-AMBOY, Nvoember 30, 1761.

PURSUANT to feveral Prorogations .of the General Aflembly to this
Day, the Houfe met.
Ordered.,
■ That Mr. Samuel Smithy and Mr. Andrew Snr^tb, do wait on his ExceUency^
and inform him, that the Houfe is met, and ready to receive any Thing he may have to
lay before them.

Mr. Samuel Smith reported, that Mr. Andrew Smyth and himfelf, had perform'd the
Order of the HouJe •, and that his Excellency was plealed to fay, he would fend for the
Houfe To-morrow.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock;
luejdaj, "December 2, 1761.

The Houfe met.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, acquainting the Houfe, that hii
Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the Attendance of the Houfe
immediately : Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait
on his Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that
the Houfe had waited on his Excellency, who was pleaied to make a favourable Speech
to the Council and Houfe of General Aflembly, of which, Mr. Speaker faid, he had (to
prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy ; which by Order of the Houfe was read, and is in
the Words following :



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" Gentlemen of the Countily and Gtntlejnen- of the General Ajjembly.

tTIS Majefty having honour'd me with his Commiffion, to fcrve him as
X Governor of this Province, I cannot help exprelnng my particular
Satisfadion, to be placed at the Head of a People, whofe Condudl: in the
Courfe of this War, has manifeftcd a Zeal for his Majefty's Service, and
defcrvedly received the royal Approbation. From the Succefs of his Majefty's-
Arms in all Quarters of the World, and the Wifdoni of his Councils, wc
have the grcateft Reafon to cxpedt, that this juft, neceflary and glorious War,
will terminate in a Peace, honourable to Great-Britain^ fecure and permanent
to his Majefty's Allies, and particularly advantageous to thefe Colonies.



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" I come Into this Country, Gentlemen, with a Dirpofition much inclined to
*' Harmony, ami efteem it a peculiar Happinefs to be appointed io this high
" Station, by a King^ whofc principal View is to promote the Welfare of his
" People : Gratitude to my Sovereign, and my ov/n Inclinations, lead to confider
'' your Happinefs as one of the great Objeds of my Care j and at the fame
". Time, that the Duty of my Station requires from me a ftrenuous Exertion
" of his Majefty's royal Prerogative, yet you ms.y be affujed, that your Rights
" and Privileges will be-always, with me, facred and inviolable.

" As I have Nothing at prefent from hisMajefty's Miniftcrs to lay before
" you, and my Rcfidencc here has been too fliort to "enable me to enter into
'* any Particulars relative to the Province ; I fliall content myfelf, with recom-
" mending Unanimity and Difpatch, in any Meafur.es you may in the Courfc
" of this Seffioni, think-it neceffary toprcpofe.

" Gentlemen of the General ^ffembly ;

." -Altho' the Ad, for the Support of Government continues in Force till
•' May next, yet as- it makes Provifion only for fome of the Officers of Govcrn-
" ment ; I riiuft recommend that Matter to your Confideration ; and need not
" repeat what his Majcfty orders me to propofe to you on that Head, by the
" 23d Article of his Inftrudions, as I obferve that Inftrudtion is entered on
4' your Journals. The early Pfoofs wehare of his Majcfty 's parental AffedHon,
'■ demand anintire Confidence '^rom all his Subjeds ; and when we confider
■' the Blcliings we have a Prcfpe'fil of enjoying under his aufpicious Reign, I
" make no Doubt, |)ut you will tate every Opportunity of fhewing your Grati-'
' tude to the bell of Kings, b^ conftant Inftances of Duty, Fidelity and
'■'• Loyalty. ' •

" Gentlemen of the •Cou/icil, and Gentleinen of the General Affembly ;

" As I am perfuaded, thit Harmony among the three Branches of the
'■' Legiflatute, is the fare Means of fecuring the Welfare of the Publickj fo
" you may depend that I fhall moft readily join my Endeavours with yours, in
" every Meafiire that tends either to promote his Majefty's Service or tht Good
" of the Province j and I'pleafe myfelf with the Hope,, that with your
" Affiftance, my Adminiftratlon.will be rendered beneficial to thePcoplp."

JOSIAH HARDY.

Ordered^ : * ■ •

That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading in the Afternoon.

The Houfc adjourn'd till Two P. M.

The Houie met..

His Excellency's- Speech was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee
'A the vvhole Eloufc.

. A Petition -was prefented to the Houfe from J^lilcs Eunn, a Prifoner fgr Debt in
Pcrth-ylmbcy Goal, letting f^rth, . that he has been a long Time irt Confinement, but
hiippened.to be out on fpeoial Bail at the Timethe Jate A61 of Infolvency took Place,
tho' he was foon after confiijed, by which Means he loft the Benefit of iaid AGt ; fJr'aying
a Law for his Relief; which. was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.^

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A Petition was prcfcnted to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the Town-
ships of Greenwich and Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland^ fetting forth, that they
had formerly exhibited a Petition to this Houfe-, praying an Adl to enable them to
eftablifli a Road and Ferry from the Town of Greenwich, acrofs Cohanfey Creek ; which
Petition feemed not to be fatisfactory to all Parties concerned ; who, neV^ertheiefs,
concur in the Expediency of a Road and Ferry, properly eftablifhed ; praying, that
certain Perfons therein named, may be properly authorifed, by a Law to be pafTed for
that Purpofe, to lay out faiji Road : Which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Three feveral Petitions, all of one Tenor, were prefented to the Houfe, irom 'Trenton^
Borden-Town, and Bridgwater •, praying a Law for building a Bridge, by Subfcription^
over Crofswicks Creek, where a Ferry is now kept, known by the Name of Watfion^
Ferry ; which were read, and ordered fecond Readings.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of
Somerfet County, fetting forth. That a Petition was prefented to the HoUfe laft SefTion,
praying an Aft to enable the Petitioners to remove the Court-Houfe and Goal in faid
County, by Subfcription, to the Town of Bridgwater, or lome convenient Place between
Bound and Middle-Brook ; which Petition was far from being the general Requeft of faid
Inhabitants ; praying, that inafmuch as the Court-Houfe and Goal, where built, was
done by the Confent of the Majority of faid County, and no great Inconveniency.
hitherto arifing therefrom, they pray, that the former Petition may be rejefted, or the
prefent Petitioners have an Opportunity of being heard, in Anfwer to the Allegations
contained therein : Which Petition was read, and referred to be confidered of, at fuch
Time as the former Petition therein mentioned, fhall be had under Confideration.



A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers of the Juftices and Freeholders
of the County of Middlefex, and the Surveyors of the Highways, and others, fetting
forth, the great Haraihips the Petitioners lie under, by Virtue ot the late Aft for regu-
lating Roaas and Bridges, requiring noticing and attending on Duty ; praying, that fomc
Method may be fallen upon, to eafe or take off the Burdens they labour under in the
Premifes -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

• Mr. Samuel Smith, from the Committee appointed laft Spring Seflion, for that Purpofe,
brought, in a Bill, entided, An Aft /or laying a Duty on Negroes and Molattoe Slaves
irtported into this Province : Which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Wtdnejday, December 2, 1761.
The Houfe met.

The Houfe rcfolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excellency's
Speech: After fomeTime fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr.
Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Conynittee had made fome
Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again ; To which:
the Houfe agreed.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M.

The Houfe met.

The Houfe again relblved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel-
lency's Speech : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and
Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had made
fome fiirther Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again.
To which the Houfe agreed.

B Mr,



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YEA S.


YEAS.


Mr. Stt^-ens,


Mr. Clement,


Mr. A- Smyth,


Mr. Coo/i/r,


Mr. Holmes,


Mr. MilUr.


Mr. R. Lawrence,




Mr. S. Smith,




Mr. Dcughty,





Mr. Robert Ogden, by Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled, y^« Ad effeSlually t$
prevent Horfe-Racing and Gaming ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfc, from Robert Cummings, Jofeph Rue, and
Henry Moore, fetting forth, that out of Compaffion to Peter Gordon, they undertook to
be Managers of a Lottery, for converting into Money his real Eftate ; and in order to
expedite the Filling faid Lottery, they hadtrufted out many Tickets, thinking they were
countenanced by Law in faid Lottery ; that many of the Piychafers of Tickets, refufing
to pay for the fame, under Pretence of the faid Lottery's being unlawful ; and alfo,
that in numbering faid Tickets, by Mifi:ake,one Hundred thereof were double numbered ;
praying a Law for recc5vering the Money outitanding for Tickets fold, and for drawing
faid Lottery anew, or to make the fame void, by returning the Money back to the Perfons
purchafing Tick^s ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-rnorrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Thurfday, December 3, 1761.

The Houfe met.

The Bill, entitled,' An AGt for laying a Duty on Negroes, &c. was read the fecond
Time i and on the Qiieftion, Whether the Duties to be laid on Negro Slaves, fliall be io
high as to amount to a Prohibition or not ? It was carried in the Negative as follows.

NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. mtherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Borden,

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hanitci,

M(. Fijher, , Mr. Learning,

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Hart,

Mr. f^angefou, Mr. Reading.

Ordered,
That the faid Bill be committed to Mr. Fijher, Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Miller, Mr.
Cooper, and Mr. Hart.

Two Memorials were prefcnted to the Houfe, from Colonel Samuel Hunt \ the One
letting forth, that the Jerfey Regiment were necefiarily detained on Duty, longer
tlian the Continuation of their Pay by Law ; praying the Houfe to provide fuitable
Rehef in the Premifes : The other fetting forth, that the Officers of Jaid Regiment,
this prefent Year, were not provided with Tents at the Province Charge ; praying a
Reimburfement of the Expence they were necefiarily put to, in providing the iame.
Which Memorials were read, and ordered fecond Readings.

A Petition was "prefented .to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of Maiden-
head Townfhip, being a Majority of the Owners of that Tracl'of Meadow, called
Maidenhead Great Meadow ; praying a La^y, to oblige the Owners of faid Meadow to
keep open their Ditches and Drains in the moil: proper Places ; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his Excel-
lency's Speech. After fomc Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and
Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone
through the Matters to them referred, and come to ieveral Refolutions ; which, by
Leave, he reported as follows.
Rcfohcd,
That a humble Addrcfs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwcr to his favourable
Speech. To which the Houfc agreed.
Refolved,
That his Majefty's Government of New-Jerfey, be honourably fupported till the 2 ill
oiMay,'\n the Year 1763. On the Qiieftion, Whether the Houfe do agree to the

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raid Refolve,or that the prefent Governor's Salary be now onlr provided for till the
Tfoiw" Supporcof Governn.entends./ltwas carri Jd L the faid ReL*:

Mr. A. Smyth, Mr' z5«,1 v ' J^' Z",''"'"' ^- ^^"^'^

Mr. J. ol"n, Mr" c7^' ^'^ i' {rZ'""' Mr. Hnrt,' ■

^■Ur, Mr.nZTo'.,, Mr./fo^^W, Mr. J^^g.

Mr. Fangefiii, Mr. Ltaming.

Mr. Z)£y, . *

Ordered,

Co^ief —• ^^^-.f^^S^^^^^^ and M. *^„..^ B. .

Road, anda-dges, was read tl(= fecond T ' ' '' "" '""? ^a*" '^g^'aSng

That Mr. J. Smylb, Mr. WelhtrllL Mr Xmo.;™ Mr 17 z. j ..
a C0.™.ee, .0 bring . a .pple^enrar, fZX ^^ Sr-.;i^gSan1

pe^iSiTrtfoSofSr irtr.Sis :?rr? *^?-"^ ^""= • ^'^"- ^

was alib read. ^^«»?^«/^ Goal, of the fame Tenor with the above.

Ordered,

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P.M.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from a lsj-i„v>K«^ f'^i, "v , , • '
Townfhip of //^-../nV.,, fettin.. forT that trRn.H 75 V^^ Inhabitants of the
^F..^^^.,, to the £/.z4-5 L^FcC^ no^^ '"^ ^^""^ '^ ^^^^ Town of

Travellert. but has been f aid ouf Sn ly in a dLk MaZf ''r.'"p inconvenient for
-without any Penes of Compafs, and^couch'e"in vS u^cemSTermf ^""-''"'"f "'
for laymg out the fame, in lome more convenient Pkce ?Sn wL ^^ V P'"'^''"^ ^ L^^
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading ^^''' '^' ^"'"^ " "°^ "^^^^ -

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee appointed for thar Pnrr,^r» u u • o-,.

Ordered,

agSlble^fhe'SaT'o^'LtML''";^ '"■;?"■ " *= -« Seffion of AffimMy,
appear againft,he7ame'"' '^"""''^ "° """"""'1= Ol=>aions fliall then

CreVf*,lTcr„ty^rf awwe^fr'^f ^r.^^?™'" "^ Meadow on M.,,.»

>naBod,o„a;d.i:/crt^fe?;S'»hr^^^^^^^^



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hath gonff much to Decay ; praying a Law to oblige all the Owners conccrn'd, to keep
their Parts of faid Bank, and alfo the Sluices, in proper Repair ; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from diver's of the Owners of Marfh, Swamp,
and Meadow, joining Rackoen-Creek, in the County of Gloucejier ; praying, for the
Reafons therein contained, a Law for making and maintaining a good and fufficient
Bank to flop the Tide out of the fame, with proper Sluices and Water- works i which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Church- Wardens, Veftry-Mcn, and
Inhabitants oi Perth- Jmboy, letting forth, that they formerly exhibited to the' Houfe of



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