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J meet for that Purpofe. at the Houle of fVilliam IVright, To-morrow Morning at
J Ten o'clock. '

Mr. ^f/^^nV/, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, cntituled, Jn hSt for the
Improvement of the Navigation of the South-Wefi Branch of Ancocas Creek, was
committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments, which, with the Amend-
ments, being read ;
Ordered,

That the fame beenaroffed.



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The Petition from the Honourable John Berrien, Efq*, Third Jufliceof the Su-
preme Court, fetting forth, certain Doubts in the Law for regulating the Fees of
the Juftices of the Supreme Court, &c. was read the fecond Time ; and on the
Queftion,

Ordered,

That the fame do lie on the Table.

The Bill for Support of Government was read the fecond Time, and committed
to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on
the aforefaid Bill i after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair,
and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee reported, that the Committee had made
fbme Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, aijd defired 'Lz.vf^ to fit again ) to
which the Houfe agreed.

The Houfe adjourned 'till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Wedtiefday, June 18, 1766.
The Houfe met.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee, appointed to bringina Bill, for preierving the
Filh in the River Raritan, &c. brought in the Draught ot ^ BUI, e^nrx'-d, Jn Aa

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io prohibit the fetting Nets, Seins, and other Devices in the Rivers Raritan and South
River, to prevent the Fijh from gcing up in the proper Seajons of the Tear, and to pre-
serve the young Fry and Brood of Ft/h froin betng deftroyed in faid Rivers ; which was
read, and orc.ered a fccojid Reading.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, y/a A6t to repeal an jia, entitled, hn A£i for the
Relief of Inlblvent Dcbtois, was read and con^pared, and on the ciyeition.
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. R. Lavjrcnce ?r.d Mr. Clement., do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence ihcicto.

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, Jn Afb to enable the Oiz-ners and Prffeffors of a certain
Body of Meadow and Ma.Jb, lung en the H ejterly btue oj Racoon <^rcek, l^c. to keep
and maintain ihe Banks ana other H aia li^otks around the jame, and to conftitute all
len Foot Ditches ther-.i,! lawfui Fences, was read and compareJ, ana on the
Queiiion;

Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engroiTid Bill, entitled, Jn AQ. for building and maintaining a Bridge over the
North Branch of great 'Tim jer Creek, in the Coumy oj Gloucelter, at Abraham Roe'j
Landing, was read and compared, and on the Qyeftion ;
Refolved,

That the iame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An AQ:for the Improvement of the Navigation of the
Sof.tb-lFefi Branch of Ancocas Creek, was read and compared, and on the Queitioti;
Refolved,
That tiie lame do pais.

Ordaed,
That Mr. Vangiefon and Mr. Crane, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence thereto.

The Petition of Jacob Hertel, and John Jacob Faijh, Foreigners, praying a Law
for their Naturalization, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill.



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William Bayard, Efq ; attending, and deliring to be heard, upon the Petitions for a
Bill for Commiiiioners to be appointed, to divide the common Lan. s appropriated to
the Patent of Seacaucus, was called in, and affigning leveral Reafons, v.hy he could not
further attend the houfe this Seflior.s, and the Houle taking the fame into Confi-
deracion ;

Ordered,

That a Bi.l be brought in for reviving and continuing the Bill for flaying Wafte
in the faid common Lands, inftead of the iiiil for appointing Commiirioncrs, purluanc
to the Prayer of the Petitioners.

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Adt to enable
the Owners and Pcffefj'ors cf the Meadows and Svjamps, lying on a jmad Branch of Ai-
loway's Creek, in the County of Salem, to keep up and tnaintain the Banks, Dams, and
liber IVater Works on the faid Meadows, and te keep the Water Courje thereof open and
clear., w<ts committed, reported the fame with feveral Amendments ; which was

read.

E Ordered,



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Orderedy
That tne lame, with the Amendmenu be engrcfled,

Mr. R Lawrence reported, that Mr. Clement i.nd.hxm'klf, delivered the Bill to
them .'ii: iuuaI lO .vir. li ad, onzoi the Genclemen of cae Council.

Mr. '/an Giefen reported, that Mr. Crane and, himfelf, dehvered the Bills to them
cniiuftcu, to the Speaker in Council.

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M.

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment.

The Petitions for ereding a new Townfhip in the upper Part of Shrev;fhury,
being agiin read, divers Inhabitants of bbrewjhury attenuing, ana being called in,
the Houle took the fame into Connderation, and as it appears to this houfe, that
ihrewjbury lays under great Difauvantagts trom us great Extent.
Ordered^

That the Petitioners have leave to bring in a Bill, at the next Seffion of Afiembly,
for annexing the faid upper Part of Shrtiijlury, to the Townfhip ot upper sn« lower
Freehold, and to the Townfliip of Staffgrd, unlefs the laft mentioned Townfhips, then
Ihew lufficient Reafons to the contrary ; and that Notice ot this Order, be fixed up ia
two or more publick Places, in each of the faid Townlhipa, fix Weeks butorc the laid
next Seflions.

Mr. Dey, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entit'ed. An Aft lo
Naturalize Jacob Hertel, end John Jacob Failh; which was reau, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented from a Number of the Inhabitants of the Townlhip of
Hanover, in the County oi Morris, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to amend their
Roads by a Tax; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Rrfohedy
That Henry Willmott, Efq; be appointed Agent for this Colony of New-Jerfey,
in the Place and Stead of Jofeph Sherwood, Elq; and that the Committee of Corref-
pondence, do inform, the faid 'Jojeph Sherwood of this Refolve, and defire that he
will tranllnit to them his Accounts with this Colony.

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee" of the whole
Houle, on the Bill for the Support of Government ; after fome Time fpeni therein,
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Ftjher, Chairman of the Committee,
reported, that the Committee had gone through the feid Bill, and came to fevcral
Refolutionsi which by Leave he reported as follov/s:

Refolved,
That in and ny the faid Bill, when pafied into a Law, there be paid to His Excel-
lency WiLLiA.M Franklin, Efq-, T-x-elve Hundred Pounds per Annum, to commence
f ;m the 2 1 tl Diy oi May laft pift ; and 0.1 the Q_ie;lion, whether the Houfe agreed
to laid ou.n, or not? It paflcd in tlic Affirmative, as follows:

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjitn, Mr. F-.Jhcr, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Lavirence,

Mr. Wctherill, Mr. Van Giefon, Mr. Keajbcy, Mr. Doughty,

Mr. Runyon, Mr. Dey, Mr. Slil-wefl, Mr. Clement,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laturence, Mr. Rtaiing, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart. Wko voted for ^. I0O»

Mr. Crane, Mr. Cooper,

To the Honnuurable Frederick Smyth, Efq; Chi-ef Juftice of this Colony, One
Hundred a72d Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21ft Day of Maj
laft ; and on tae Q^ieftion, whether the Houfe agreed to the faid Sum or not ? It
pafTed in the Affirmative, as follows :

YEAS.



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YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjton, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbey, Mr. Wetherill,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. J. Laiurcnct, Mr. Learning, Mr. Runyon,

Mr. Ogdtn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Sul-wcU, Mr. .R. La'wrence,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Cccper, Mr. Rei>d:ng, Mr, Bought-;,

Mr. /"i/^^r, Mr. A////irr, Mr. /far/. Mr. Clement.

Mr. Fan Ge.'/oK, Who voted for j/^. I oa.

To the Honourable Charles Read, Efcj Second Juftice of the Supreme Court of
this Colony, /^///y Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21 it ofyMa_y laft.
To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Honourable J cbn Berrien, Efq-, Third Juftice of the Supreme Court of
this Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 21ft Day of iWhy laft.
To which the Houfe agreed.

To Cortland Skinner, Eiq-, Attorney-Gereral of this Colony, Thirty Pounds per
jinnum, to commence from the t ift o May laft. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Samuel Smith and Stephen iiki.iner, Eiqrs; Treafurers of this Colony, each
Forty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the 2 ift Day of M^y laft. To which
the Houfe agreed.

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds per Anuum, to
comment-e from the 21ft of May laft. To which the Houfe agreed.
■ To Henry PViimctt, Efq; appointed Agent of this Colony, or to the Agent for
the Time bring, appointed by the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of One Hun-
dred Pounds p^r Annum. To which the Houfe agreed.

TaJofcphlFarrdl, Efq; Clerk of the Circuits of this Colony, T-juenty Pounds per
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Door-Kecper of the Council, Ten Pounds per Annum. To which the
Houfe agreed.

To his Excellency Willia.vi Frakklin, Efq-, Sixty Pounds, per Annum, for
Houfe Rent; provided he make Perth- Amboy, or Burlington, the Place of his
Refidence. To which the Houfe agreed.

To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts,
and Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in Manner prefcribcd by faid Aft, the Sum of
Ten Pounds, for each Time. To which the Houfcagreed.

And on the Queftion, whether the fecond Commiffioners of Oyer and Terminer,
&c. in each County, ihall ifilie at the Application of three Juftices of the Peace, of
the County ( ^torrtm unus ) without the Concurrence of the major Part of the
Freeholders, chofen by the Cojnty ; it pafied as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Chmeni, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon, Mr. Doughty,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Learning, Mr. R. La'-j.rence, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. J. Lar.vrenet, Mr. Stilwe.'l, Mr. Ogd n, Mr. Keajbey,

Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading. Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart.

The Votes being equal, the Speaker gave his Vote in the Affirmative.

To each of the Council, for t.he Time they may attend at any Sitting of General
Aftembly, within the Time, Six Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Jonathan Deare, one of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, or any
ether Clerk, for his Attendance, the Sum of Ten Shillings per Diem; alfo Four
Pence per Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, tor entering the Minutes
fair in the Book, and copying the Laws and Minutes for th-e Printer. To which the
Houfe agreed.

I'o the Secretary, for copying the Laws to fend home to England, during the
Continuance of this Aft, Four Pence per Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the
Sheet. To which the Houfe agreed.

To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, Six Pence per Pound, for exchanging
raggtd and torn Bills of Credit. To which the Houfe agreed.

To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch
Sums as John Johnfion, Hendrick Fijher, John PFethenll, Jthn Hoghland, John
Ogden, Daniel Doughty, zud John La-urence, Efqrs, or any two of them, Ihall agree
to be paid tor the fame. To which the Houfe agreed.

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To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who fhall attend the CouncU, the
Sun\ of T/jree Shillings per Diem. To wiiich the Hoiife agreed.

To the Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Houfe of Reprelentatives, the Sum
of '■Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Ho'-ife agreed.

To the Door-keeper Dt the Houfe of Reprefentatives for the Time being, who
fhall attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Sixpence per
\Diem. To which the Houfs agreed.

'I'o Jihfi JohnfioH, Efq; to pay for a Room for the Aflembly, Twenty Shillings
per IVeek : And alfo Fifteen Shillings per Week to pay for a Room for the Council,
during any Sitting widiin the faid Term. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Hend:i:k tifaer and Jofeph Borden, Efquires, for their Services and Expences,
in attending the late Congrefs at New-Tcrk^ Thirty-two Pounds each. To which
the Houfe agreed.

To Charles Read, El'q; for Exprefles fent to convene the Council, arid the Houfe of
Aflembly, at this and the laft Sitting at Burlington, the Sum of Twenty-two Pounds
Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence. To which the Houfe agreed.
Ordered,

That the laid Bill, as reported and agreed to, be engrofled.

A Petition was prefented from a Number of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the
County of Somerfet, praying Leave, to bring in a B.ll to enable them to build a new
Courc-Houfe, at the Town oi Bridgwater in faid County, which was read, and ordered
a lecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourned nil To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIcck.

thiirfday, June 19, 1766.

The Houfe met.

Hendrick Fifuery JElq; one of the Barrack Mailers for the Barracks at New-Brunf-
wick, laid before the Houfe, a Letter from the Secretary, by Order of his Excellency
and Council, directing Quarters to be prepared, agreeable to Law, for a Detachment
of Troops, which will immediately march through this Province ; which being read,
the Houfe took the fame into Confideration, and there being no Law of this Colony,
enabling the Barrack Matters of the feveral Barracks, to provide for Troops that
may be ordered to quarter in the fame.
Ordered,

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill, to
enable the Barrack Mafters of the feveral Barracks in this Colony, to make Provifion
for Troops quartered therein, agreeable to the former Laws pafs'd in this Colony
for that Purpofe ; and for providing for other incidental Charges.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to enable
the Owners and Pojfejfors of the Meadows and Marfhes, between Long Point and KilkoV
Honk, in Lower Penn's Neck, in the County of Salem, to flop out the Tide, &c. was
committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendments j which, with the Amend-
ments, were read, and ieveral Amendments being made in the Houfe;
Ordered,

That the fame be engrofied.

The Bill, entitled, Jn A6i to amend and further continue an ASf, entitled, K\i A5i
for better lettling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. was
read the fccond Time , and feveral Amendments being made thereto in the Houfe ;
Ordered,

That the fame be engrofled.

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The Bill, entitled, An A6t to prchilit the Jetting Nets, SeinSf end other Devices ih
the River Raritan and South River, to objiruli the Fijh going up in the proper Seafons
of the Tear, and to preferve the Fry and young Brood of Ftjh from being dejiroyed in
faid Rivers, was read the fecond Time ; and feveral Amendments being made thereto
in the Houle,

Ordered,

That the fame be engrofled.



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Mr. Cooper, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Act to ereEi the Townjhip of Hartford, in the County of Gloucefter ; which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M.
The Houfe met according to Adjournment.

Mr. Fijher, one of the Committee appointed laft Seffion, to examine the Eaftern
Treafurers Accounts, relative to the Credit of John Ten Brook's Accounts, reported,
that he had examined the fame, and that it agrees with the Report made by the
Committee that Seffions.
Ordered,

Tiiat the fame be allowed accordingly.

A Petition was prefented by Cornelius Van Voorfi, praying Leave to bring in a Bill
for eftablifliing a Ferry from Ahafimus, over to New-Tork ; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented by Jzariah Dunham, Ephraim TerriH, and Abraham
Clark, fetting forth, that they, with others, were, by a Law paffed the laft Seflions,
appointed Commiffioners to view the Ground, and report the Practicability of
fhortening the Roads from Borden Town to Second River, &c. and that they had
received no Satisfaftion for their Services and Expences ; and praying that Provifion
may be made for the Payment of the fame ; which was read.

It appearing to this Houfe, that the Law pafled laft Seflions, fu.fliciently impowers
tlie Commiffioners therein named, to defray any Expences that they may be put toj
Orde-red,

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table.

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council have paffed the Bill, entitled, An A£t to repeal an A£t, entitled. An A£l fot
the Relief ot Infolvent Debtors ; v/ithout any Amendment.

The feveral Petitions for and againfl; a Road being laid out from Bergen Point, along
up Nezvark Bay, to Paulus Hook, were read the fecond Time : Alfo the Petitions of
the Inhabitants of Newark, in the County of Effex, praying that Commiflioners
may be appointed, to lay out a Four Rod Road, from fuch Part of the Road, leading
from Bergen Feint to Bergen Town, and to join faid Road leading frona the Town
of Bergen, to Ahafimus, at Paulus Hook, &c. wete read :
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, appbinting Commiffioners to
lay out and fix the fame : Whereupon Mr. Ogden, in Behalf of the Petitioners,
btouoht in a Bill, entitled. An Ad for laying out and ejiablijhing a Road from Bergcn-
Point along ap Newark-Bay, and from thence to Paulus-Hook, which was read, and
ordered a iecond Reading.

The Petition of the Jufticcs and Freeholders of the County oi Burlington, praying
a Law, to purchaie a Lot of Land, and erefting a Gaol for faid County, and fuch other
public Buildings, was read the fecond Time.

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Ordered,
'That Mr. J. Lawrence znd Mr. Borden, be a Committee to bring in a Bill for that
-Turpofe, purluant to the Prayer of the Petitioners.

The Petition from the Judges, Juftices, and principal Freeholders of the County
of Gloucejier, praying an A&, to allow the Coroners of the ieveral Counties, fufficient
Compenfation for executing that Office, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Confideration of this Matter be referred to the next Seffions, when the
Houfe will rcfume the Confideration thereof, and of other Petitions from other Coun-
ties to the fame Purpofe.

The feveral Petitions of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City of Perth- Amboy,
and County of Middle/ex, for andagainft the building a Court-Houfe and Gaol for
faid County, at Perth- Amboy, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Queflion,
whether the Court-Houfe be fixed at Perth-Ambty ox not? It pafTd in the Affirma-
tive as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Jobnfton, Mr. Clement, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. D.y,

Mr. Anderfoti, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon, Mr. Doighty,

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Learning, Mr. R. La'wrenct, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Stilwell, Mr. Fijhir, Mr. Keajbej.

Mr. J. Laiurtnce, Mr. Reading,

Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart.

Ordered,
That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee to bring in a Bill
■ accordingly.

The Houfc adjourned 'till To-m®rrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Friday, June 20, 1766.
The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A&.for the Support of Government of bis Majejiy's
Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. was read and compared ; and on the Queflion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,
. That Mr. Learning and Mr. Fifloer, do carry the fame to the Council, and dcfirc
their Concurrence thereto.

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs
to his Majefly, delivered a Draught, which was read, and amended •, and on the
Queflion, whether the fame be engrofled ? It paffed in the Affirmative.

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjlon, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Mille^, Mr. Learning.

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbey,

Mr. Runyon, Mr. J. Laiurcnce, Mr. Slil<well,

Mr. Anderfott, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading,

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Btnghty, Mr. Hart,

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Clement,

Ordered,
That the fame be engrofled.

Mr. fVetherill, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of an
Addrefs to his Excellency, delivered a Draught, which was read and amended ; and
on the Qvieftion, whether the fame be engrolTed .'' It pafied m the Affirmative,
Nemine Conlradicente.
Ordered,
That the fame be engroffed.

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The Bill, entitled. An Ad to ere£l the Tcwnfoip cf Hartford, in the County
of Gloucefter, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr, Keajbey and Mr.
Stil'-jjsll,

Mr. Johnjlon, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill,
entitled, An hSu for building a Court-Houfe and Gaol, for the County of Middleiex -,
which was read, and ordered 9 fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Southern
Part of Shrewfhury, praying an Aft for dividing and making the Southern Part
thereof into a Townlhip ; whch was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourned till Two P. M.

The Houfe met, according to Adjournment.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Ad: to eftahlifj a Ferry at the Tc-jun cf Greenwich, in the County of Cum-
berland, /o. crofs Cohanfey Creek, to a Point of Land belonging to Mark Reeves, and to
lay out a Road oh the Wejlerly Side of faid Point, to the Faft Land ; which was read,
and ordered a fecond Reading.

• The Petition of Jofeph Bergen, and others, Commiffioners for fettling the Divifion
Line, between the Counties of Middlefex and Somerfet, fetting forth, that a Dif-
agreement had happened between them, and the Commiffioners appointed on the
Part of Alidalefex, and as the Law, by Virtue of which the Commiffioners were
appointed, makes no Provifion in Cafe of fuch Difagreement, praying the Relief
of this Houle in the Premifes, was read the fecond Time: The Houfe taking the
fame into Confideration.
Ordered,
That Mr. Fifher and Mr. Reading, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill for fixing
the Divifion Line between Middlefex and Somerfet, from Inixn'i Ferry to the Mile-
Run.

The engrofled Addrels to his Majefty, being read and compared, was agreed to
by the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the Speaker do fign the fame, and deliver one Copy thereof to His Excellency,
to be tranfmitred to the Right Honourable Mr. Secretary Cc/waj, to be prefented
to His Majefty : And that one ether Copy be tranfmitted by the Speaker, to Henry
inilmott, Efqi the Agent of this Province, to be by him prefented to His Majefty,
in Cafe Mr. Secretary Conway (hould decline doing of it.

The engrofled Addrefs to His Excellency, being read and compared, was agreed
to by the Houle.
Ordered,

That Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Johnjlon do wait on His Excellency, and defire to
know when he will be waited upon with the Addrefs of this Houfe.

Mr. Lawrence, from, the Committee appointed for that Purpole, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Ad to impower the Jujlices and Freeholders cf the County cf Burlington,
to pur chafe a Lot of Ground to build a New Gaol, and other neceffary Buildings thereon^
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. y. Lawrenct, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a
Bill, entitled, An Ad for invejiing a Fee Simple EJlate, in the Toll Bridge lately
ereEled over Newton Creek, in William Gerrard, his Heirs and Affigns ; and to impower
the faid William Gerrard, to build a Houfe within the Bounds cf the Read, for the
more convenient receiving the Toll of faid Bridge; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading. Mr.



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Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Fijher and himfelf, delivered the Bill for
Support of Government, to them entrulted, to the Council.

Mr. y. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjion and himfelf, had waited on his
Excellency, to know when he would be waited on by the Houfe with their Addrefs ;
and that his Excellency was pleafed to lay, the Houle (hould hear from him in tialf
an Hour.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An A£t to enable the Owners and Pojfejfors cf the
Meadows and Swamps Ivng on a fmall Branch of Alloway'j Creek, in the County cf
Saiem, to keep up and maintain the Dams, &c. was read and compared ; and on the
Queftion,

Refohed,

That the fame do pafj.

The engroffed Bill, entitled, An Aft to amend a»d further continue an A3, entitled^
An Aft tor better lettling and regulating the Miiicia of this Colony of JNew-'ferJey,
&c. W2S read and compared ; and on the Queftion,
Refohed,

That the fame do pafs.

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, An A(5l to prohibit the fetting Nets, Seins, and other
Devices in the Rivers Rarican and South-Kiver, Sfc. bcin^ read and compared j
and on the Queftion,
Refclved,

That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Reading and Mr. Runycn, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence thereto.



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