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The Houfe adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning.
*Thurfday^ June \\y 1767.

The Houfe met.

A Petition TOa« prrfentprl fn the Houfe. fignerl fiy many of the Inhabitants of
Somerfet, Hunterdon, Middle/ex, and others, fetting forth the calamitous Condition of
the Province, for Want of fufficient circulating Cafti; and praying that a Sum of
Money, in Bills of Credit, may be ftruck, to be let on Land Security, as has hereto-
fore been done; and if His Majefty's Aflent cannot be had thereto, to make its
lawful Tender; then the Petitioners humbly pray, that the Bills of Credit may be
only a Currency on the Credit of the Province, and to be let on Land Security;
which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. 7. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in the
followino- Report of what Matters are referred to this Seflion, and of what Laws are
expired, or are near expiring, viz.

Matters referred at the laft Seffion of Affembly, in June, 17 66, for the Conftderation of

the prefent Seffion.

1 . A Petition from Ifaac Bunting, concerning Afftfconk Creek. .

2. A Petition from the County of Gloucefter, praying an A6t to allow the Coroners
of the feveral Counties Compenfation for executing that Office.

3. A Petition from John Dorfey, concerning the Utility of an Air-Furnance, for
running down Iron Ore.

4. A Petition from the Inhabitants of Monmouth County, praying an Alteration in
the A£t for regulating Roads and Bridges.

5. A Petition againft fixing the Lines of Middlefex and Somerfet Counties, praying
the Middlefex Commiflioners might be firft heard, &c.

6. A Petition from the Inhabitants of Woodbridge, complaining of an unequal
Taxation.

7. A Petition from fames Brooks, Efq; praying Relief in fundry Actions of
Eicape brought againft him.

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Laws expired, or near expiring.

1. Support of Government, expired.

2. The Six Pound Law will expire the next Seffion of Affembly after the 28th of
November, 1767.

3. The Militia Law will expire the i ft Day of July, 1768.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, figned by ^^ of the Inhabitants of Morris
and EJfex, fetting forth, that the Rates taken by the Owners and PolTeflbrs of the
Ferries over the Rivers Pajfaic and Hackinfack, are, in the Opinion of the Petitioners,
extravagant, a great Impofition upon the Publick, and univerfally complained of by
Travellers-, therefore the Petitioners humbly pray, that the Rates of Ferriages over
the faid Rivers, may be taken into Confideration, and fettled, as the Houfe in their
Wifdom ftiall think fit; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

His Excellency's Speech, together wth all the Papers fent therewith, were read the
fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the v/hole Houfe.

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on his
Excellency's Speech -, and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the
Chair, and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee
had gone through his Excellency's Speech, and had come to fundry Refolutions ; which
he was ready to report, whenever the Houfe wiil pleafe to receive the lame.
Ordered, . ■* » 1 -

That the faid Report be made immediately.

.Whereupon Mr. F//?J^/" reported the Refolutions of the Committee, as follows, viz.

1. Refolved,

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his favourable
Speech. To which the Houfe agreed.

2. Refolved,

That all fiich Sums as have been advanced in providing Neceflaries for the Troops
m xht: BTiUZZ^^s &\. Amboy 2.ndi Elizabeth-'Tcwn, bereimburled; and that Provifion be
made by Law, for defraying the neceflary Expence of the Troops quartered in tliis
Colony. To which the Houfe agreed.

3. Refolved,

That proper Compenfation be made to the Perfons v/ho apprehended the Murderers

of the two Indian Stjuawa, mentioned in hia Ekcc11cih-^'» 3jJCCl.li. TO which thC

Houfe agreed.

4. Refolved.^

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that his Excellency having ifTued his
Proclamation on the Murderer of the Oneida Indian, and therein offered a Reward,
that his Excellency is fully impowered by Law to draw Money for that Purpofe from
the Treafury. To which the Houfe agreed.

5. Refolved,

That His Majefty's Government of this Colony be honourably fupported for one
Year, from the 21ft of May laft. To which the Houfe agreed.

Ordered,
That Mr. IFetherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Mller, Mr. Ogden and Mr. Hart, be a
Comim.ittee, to prepare and bring in the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency, in
Anfwer to his Speech.
Ordered,
That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Reading and Mr. Runyon, be a Committee, to prepare and
bring in a Bill for the defraying incidental Charges.
Ordered,
That Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Keaflr;/ and Mr. John Lawrence, be a
Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Support of Government.
Ordered,
That Mr. Borden, Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Crane, Mr. Bey, Mr. Clement
and Mr. Anderfon, be a Committee, to fettle and adjuft all fuch publick Accounts as
may come before the Houfe this Seffion.

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

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The Houfe met.

The Petition from the chofen Freeholders, and others, of the County of GlouceJie;\
againfl; allowing Coroners any Fees for holding their Inquefts ; was read the fecond
Time.

And the Petition prefented laft Seffion, from the Judges, Juftices of the Peace,
Sheriff, Grand- Jury, and principal Freeholders of Gloucejier, for allowing the faid
Fees, was alfo read; and on the Qiieftion, Whether the faid Petition for allowing the
Fees, do lie on the Table, or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral of the Proprietors of the
patented Land, called Seacmcus, in the Townfhip of Bergen, in the County of Bergen^
fetting forth, that the Commifiloners appointed by the Adl for finally fettling the
feveral Rights to the Common Lands of Bergen, did meet, and locate for the faid
Patent of Seacaucus, a certain Part of the faid Common Lands ; andaltho' they made
Sub-Divifions of many of the other Trafts, yet they omitted to make any Partitions
or Sub-Divifions of the Common Lands fo laid out for Seacaucus; and praying a Law
to appoint other Commifiloners for finally fettling the feveral Rights and Claims to
the faid Common Lands of Seacaucus; which Petition was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Cornelius Brinkerhoff, ahd other
Inhabitants of Bergen, complaining of Hardfhips he fuffers by a Road lately laid out
from the South- Welle rmofl Point of Bergen, along \\^Ne-i.vark Bay, to Paulus-Hook;
and' praying a Law to alter fome Part of that Road; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a very large Number of the Freeholders
and Inhabitants of the County of Salem, fetting forth the Difadvantages the Petitioners
and others are under, from the Want of Fairs there; and praying a Repeal of the
late Adl for fuppreffing their Fairs, under fuch Regulations as the Houfe fhall judge
proper; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from Ephraim 'Philips, of Burlingtony
fettino- forth, that the Petitioner was at a great Expence in fetching into this Province,
and fubfifdng one Jofeph Byllings, who was committed by the Honourable Charles
Read, Efq; on Sufpicion of counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of the Province; and
that the Petitioner exhibited his Account to the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of
Burlington County, who refufed to pay it : And further, that the Petitioner has been
put to a confiderable Expence, in removing the two Lathams, and Rofecrants, from
Burlington to Amboy, for their Trial, on Sufpicion of the Crime aforefaid ; which
Expence the faid Board alfo refufed to pay; and praying Relief in the Premifes.

And an Account was exhibited to the Houfe, from John Carty, of Burlington, of
his Expences in conveying Rofecrants, and the two Lathams, from Maryland to the
City of Burlington, in this Province; both which were read, and referred to the
Committee on the Publick Accounts.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from feveral Inhabitants of
the County of Monmouth, prefented laft Seffion, praying an Alteration in the Adb,
entitled. An A£t for regulating Roads and Bridges ; which Petition was read ; and on
the Queftion, W^hether the Confideration of the fame be referred tiU next Seffion, or
not ? It was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred till next Seffion.

Ordered,
That Mr. Cooper and Mr. John Lawrence, be a Committee to prepare arid bring iflr
at the next Seffion, the Draught of an Aft for regulating Roads and Bridges.
Ordered,
That Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Johnfton, and Mr. Runyon, be a Committee to prepare
and brixTg in at the next Seffion, the Draught of an Aft for the Relief of the Poor.

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The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Petition from Woodbridge, prefented
laft Seflion, complaining of an unequal Taxation throughout this Province ; which
\^as read; and on the Queftion, referred to next Sefiion.

On a Motion made.

Ordered, ,

That Mr. Doughty and Mr. J. Lawrence, bea Committee to prepare and bring in a
Bill, to lay a Duty upon the Importation of Negro and Mulatto Slaves into this
Province.

On a Motion made.
Ordered,
That the Addrefs of this Houfe, of the 19th of June laft, to His Majefty, and
the Letter of the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne, to his Excellency the
Governor, relating to it, be iniertcd in the Minutes of this Houfe; and the fame are
as follows, viz.

rO the king's Moji Excellent MAJESTY.

May it pleafe Tour Majejly,
£ C Y-T TE Your Majefty's Mofi dutiful and loyal Subjefts, the Reprefentativfes of

YY the Colony of New-Jerfey, in General AfTembly met, humbly beg Leave
" to approach Your Royal Ferfon, and with the moft unfeigned Gratitude, to thank
*' Your Majefty, for Your great Condefcenfion and Goodnefs, in giving Your AfTent
" to the Repeal of the Aft granting certain Stamp Duties in America.

*' It is has been invariably the Principle of Your Royal Houfe, to govern your
*' People according to the Conftitution, and their Glory to rule over a Nation of
*' Freemen.

" Your faithful Americans have ever beert free, and with the moft unbounded
*' Loyalty and Affeftion to Your Majefty, and Reipeft and Veneration for the Parlia-
" ment of their Mother Country, they were moft fenfibly affefted, when they faw a
" Law pafied, that endangered both their Liberty and Property. Their Struggles
*' on this Occafion (unt^i' t'hpir Ccifp rniilrl hpl^''^ f^efoi-e Your IMajefVy dud the Parlia-
*' ment) however they may appear or are" reprefented, were not thofe of Rebellion or
« Dilaffeftion, but thofe of Freemen, attached to Your Majefty's Perfon and
*' Government.

" It is with the greateft Satisfaflion, that we fee Your Majefty, Your prefent worthy
*' Miniftry, and Your Parliament, penetrating the true Caufe of our Uneafinefs, and
*' relieving us from the Burthen of an impolitic Law. The Wifdom and Juftice of
*' this Meafure, will henceforth, we doubt not, induce Your American Subjefts to
*' place the greateft Confidence in Your Majefty, and the Britijh Parliament; and be
" a lure Means of conciliating the AfFedions of the People of both Countries.

" Permit us, Moft Gracious Sovereign, at the fame Time that we prefent our
*' fincere and humble Thanks to Your Majefty, for the Repeal of this Law, to afTure
*' Your Majefty, that as we have heretofore granted Aids to the Crown, fuitable to
" our Circumftances ; fo, whenever Requifitions are made for that Purpofe, in the
*' ancient and accuftomed Manner, our Duty to Your Majefty, and Concern for the
*' Glory and Intereft of Britain, will ever induce us chearfuUy to comply therewith,
*' to the Utmoft of our Abilities. — And as no Danger can approach Britain, without
*' living us the moft fenfible Alarm; fo Your Majefty may be affured, that with filial
*' Duty we (hall ever be ready to afford all the Aftiftance in our Power, and ftand or
*' fall with that Kingdom ; from which we boaft our Defcent, and to which we are
*' attached by the ftrongeft Ties of Duty, Gratitude and Affeftion.

<' Perth.Amboy, 1 By Order of the Houfe,

••7««/x9. >766. 1 CORTLAND SKINNER, Speaker.

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TO His Excellency Governor FRANKLIN.
"5/i?, Whitehall, September i'^, 1-/66.

' ^ T HAVE laid before the King your Letter of the 19th of Jurie laft, together
X with the Addrefles therein inclofed from the Council and from the Aflembly
" of New-Jerfey, on Occafion of the Repeal of the late Stamp Aft; which could not
*' fail of being very agreeable to His Majefty.

" His Majefty is greatly pleafed with the dutiful and prudent Behaviour of his loyal
Colony of New-Jerfey, during the late Difturbances in America ; and I have the
Pleafure to acquaint you, Sir, of His Majefty's gracious Approbation of youf
Conduft.

" The Eafe and Honour of His Majefty's Government in America, will greatly
" depend on the Temper and Wifdom of thofe who are intrufted with the Adminiftration
"there: ACondudt regulated by juft and liberal Principles, fuffering no Encroach-
" ment on the one Hand, on His Majefty's juft and la\vful Prerogative ; and on the
" other Hand, beholding with Pleafure, the prudent and decent Exercife of that
" Freedom which belongs to the People, cannot fail of engaging the Hearts of His
" Majefty's American Subjedts; and of continuing in Neiv-Jerfey that dutiful Difpo-
" fition towards His Majefty, and Confidence in Government, which you reprefent lb
" much to its Honour, to have prevailed there.

/ aniy with great Truth and Regard, SIR,

Tour moft obedient humble Servant,

SHE.LBURNE.

Nine Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Prifoners for Debt, in the
Gaols of Burlington, Amboy, Monmouth and Morris, fetting forth their diftrelTed
Circumftances-, and praying for an Infolvent Aft; all which were read, and ordered
fecond Readings.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read.
" Gentlemen,
" T HAVE juft received the Memorial fent herewith, from Col. Sir John St. Clair, ^

_|_ Bart. Commander of His Majefty's 28th Regiment of Foot, relative to a
" Matter now before you, and which I recommend to your particular Attention.
" One of the Barrack-Mafters of Elizabeth-Town is now here, of whom you can
" make fuch Enquiries as may be neceflary for your further Information.

".yr'''?"^^' } W. FRANKLIN.

And the faid Meflage and Memorial therewith fent, were read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

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

Friday y June 12, 1767.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Keefe, late a Serjeant in the New-
Jerfey Regiment, fetting forth, that he was taken at the Surrender of Ofwego, and
carried to Fr^w?-, and praying proper Allov/ance of Pay; and feveral^Certificates^ were
alfo prefented relating to it; all which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a
Bill for the Support of Government ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of Somerfet, Hun-
terdon, Mddlefex, and others, fetting forth the Diftrefs of the Colony for Want of a
fufficient Quantity of circulating Caih; and praying a Law to ftrike aSum of Money
to be let out on Land Security; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe and read, from Jacob Bergen, Robert Stockton,
Benjamin Morgan and Jofeph Steckton, junior; praying, that the Divifion Line between

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Mddlefex and Somerfet, may remain as now fixed, from Onion's t erry, to wnere it
crofles the Divifion Line of Eaji and Weji-Jerfey ; which was ordered to have a fecond
Reading.

A Petition was prcfented to the Houfe, from Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, of
Salem, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Barring of a certain Intail of Lands in
this Province, on account of the particular Circumftances attending the Cafe of the
Petitioners ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Three Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Freeholders
and Inhabitants of the County of Somerfet, fetting forth divers Reafons, why the
Court-Houfe fhould not be removed from Milftone to any other Part of the County;
which were read, and ordered fecond Readings.

The Petition from Middle/ex, praying a Law to regulate Carriages, was read the
fecond Time-, and on the Qucftion, whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or
not ? It was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered, _

That iVIr. Reading and Mr. Borden^ be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill
accordingly.

The feveral Petitions from the Townfhips of Deptford and Greenwich, in the County
of Gloucejler, praying a Law to repair their Highways by Taxj were read the fecond
Time, and on the Qiieftion;
Ordered,

That Mr. Cooper and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill
accordingly.

The Petition from Ejfex and Morris, for lowering the Rates of Ferriages over the
Rivers Pajfaic and Hackinfack; was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That a Bill be brought in at the next SefTions for that Purpofe.

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from the Freeholders and Inhabitants
of the County of Somerfet, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribcd, praying a Law to
re-fettle the Quotas of the feveral Counties throughout this Province ; and complaining
of Hardfhips they fuffer at prefcnt in the Premifes ; which were read^. and ordered
fecond Readings.

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Freeholders, and others,
of the County of Somerfet ; praying a Law to impower Juftices of the Peace, to try
civil Caufes of ;^.i5, and under; and fetting forth divers Confiderations, why their
Prayer ought to be granted; which were read, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

The Petition from the major Part of the Owners and Occupants of the Elizabeth-
'Town Great Meadows, for a Law to prevent the Turning of Creatures on faid Meadows,
was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Petitioners have Leave
to bring in a Bill or not? it pafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

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

The Petiton from feveral of the Proprietors of Seacaucus, in the County of Bergen.,
for a Law to fubdivide the Common Land allotted to the Patent of Seacaucus, was
read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion, Whether the Prayer of the Petition be
granted or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

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

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

The Houfe met.

The Petition of Cornelius Brinkerhoff, and others, of Bergen, praying for an Altera-'
tion in the Road from Bergen-Point to Paulus-Heok, was read the fecond Time ; and
on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the Confidcration ther«of be rcfcrrsd to next Seflion.' The



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The feveral Petitions prefented this Seffion, from Prifoners for Debt, praying for
an Infolvent Aft, were read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the faid Petitions do lie on the Table.

Thereupon a Motion being made, that a Bill be brought in, to compel Creditors to
make a fmall Weekly Allowance to Prifoners under particular Circumftances ; after
Debate, thereon, and the Queftion put, it was carried in the Negative.

His Excellency's MefTage of Yeftcrday, together with Sir John St. Clair's Memorial,
were read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. Rodman, do wait upon his Excellency, and
inforrn him. That the Houfe have taken his MefTage of Yefterday into Confideration,
and will pay due Attendon to it; and make every proper Inquiry into the fubjeft Matter
of the Memorial accompanying the Meflao-e.

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in 3
Bill, entitled. An K&. for laying a Duty upon Negro and Mulatto Slaves; \^ich was
read, and ordered a fceond Reading.

Mr. Crane, in Behalf of the Petitioners, and in Purfuance of the Leave granted
this Morning, brought in a Bill, entitled, Jn Ad: to prevent the Pajiuring the Elizabtth-
Town Great Meadows in Common; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition of John Keefe, late a Serjeant in the Jerfey Regiment, praying an
Allowance of Pay from the Time of his Captivity at Ofivego, and Certificates, wer6
read the fecond Time -, and the Confideration thereof is referred till To-Morrow
Morning.

The Houfe adjo\irn'd till Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning,

Saturday, yu?:: 13, 1767.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townihip
of Pequanack, in the County of JHcrris^ whofe Namcs are fubfcribed thereunto, fetting
forth the Harfliips and Inconveniencies of repairing the Highways of that Townlhip,
by the Labour of the Inhabitants ; and praying a Law to repair the fame by Tax ;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Aft for fupplyingthe feveral Barracks ereSled in this Colony with Neceffaries
for accommodating the King's Troops in, or marching through this Colony; and for defraying
other incidental Charges, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read,
and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of
the County of Middlefex, fetting forth, that he preferred a Petition laft SefTion, for a
Law to relieve him from certain Aftions for Efcapes ; which was referred to the Con-
fideration of this SefTion ; and praying the Houfe will now pleafe to take the fame
into their Notice, with the additional Circumftanccs fuggefted in the prcfent Petition,
and grant fuch Relief as may be proper; which was read; and his former Petition was
alfo read.

Ordered,

That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill to ftay Execution upon Judgments
already obtained, and the further Proceedings on Aftions for the Efcape of thofc
Perfons who were in Cuftody of the Sheriff of Middlefex, at the Time of the Gaol
being burned at Perth- Amboy, and until a new Gaol was erefted.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of John Keefe's Petition, for an Allowance
of Pay during the Time of his Captivity; and on the Queftion, what fhall be allowed
to him? It was carried for ssl- 5s. 6d.
Ordered,
That he be allowed that Sum accordingly.

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The Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent the Pajlurihg the Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows
in Common; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Leaming and Mr.
Richard Lawrence.

The two Petitions from Somerfet, for a Law to re-fettle the Quotas throughout the
feveral Counties ; were read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the Confideration thereof be referred till next Seffion.

Mr. Rodman reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence and himfelf, according to Order,
delivered the Meflage of Yefterday to his Excellency.

Mr. Reading, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled, An Act to afcertain the IVidth or 'Track of Carriages of Burthen in the Colony of
Ncw-Jerfey; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An Ad for laying a Duty upon Negro and Mulatto Slaves, was
read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Richard Lawrence and Mr. Clement.

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

MONDAY, June 15, 1767.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Inhabitants of the Southern Parts
of the Townlhip of Shrewjbury, in the County of Momnouth, whofe Names are thereto
fubfcribed; praying for fundry Reafons, that a Law maybe pafled to divide the
Townlhip of Shrewfbury, by a Line drawn from Cranhury Inlet, to the Mouth of
Metetecunk River-, thence up the River to the firft Bridge -, thence a Weft Courfe as
far as the laid Townlhip of Shrewfbury extends, and all that Part South of faid Line,
be a new Townlhip, and called by the Name of Dover; which Petition was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition from the Townlhip of Pequanack, in the County of Morris, for a
Law to repair the Highways of that Townlhip by Tax> was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Confideration of the Prayer of this Petition be deferred until the next
Seffion -, and that Mr. Ogden and Mr. Dey, do inquire into the Merits of the faid



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