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Petition, and make Report thereon at the faid Seffion.

In Purfuance of the Leave granted, Mr. J. Lawrence, in Behalf of the Petitioners,
brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an AEl, entitled. An Aft appointing
Commijfioners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles, and Claims
to the Common Lands of the Townflnp of Bergen ; and for making a Partition thereof in
jufi and equitable Proportions amongSl thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid Commiffwners
to be entitled to the fame; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

In Purfuance of Leave granted, Mr. J. Lawrence, for the Petitioner, brought in
a Bill, entitled. An A.6i for the Relief of James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of Middlcfex,
-with RefpeSi to certain Efcapes; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Aft to impower the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Greenwich and Deptford,
in the County of Gloucefter, t9 repair their publick Highways by Hire, and to raift
Money for that Purpofe; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders
of the County of Burlington, fetting forth, that in Purfuance of Law, they purchafed
a Lot in the City of Burlington, whereon to build a new Gaol, and a Deed was
accordingly made-, but as it fince appeared inconvenient, the Grantor was willing to
receive a Rc-Conveyance -, and praying a Law to impower the Petitioners to re-convey
the fame: And further reprefenting, that there is no Houfe provided in the City of
Burlington, for the Sitting of AlTembly ; and that they humbly conceive, that out of
the upper Rooms of the Court-Houfe, there might be a Room made large and

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commodious for that Purpofc ; and as a Sum of Money has been granted for fuch a Ufe
in the City of Perth- Amboy, the Petitioners are emboldened to afk the fame Favour-,
which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

On a Motion made.
Ordered,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Miller, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a
Bill to take away Certioraries ; and to alter the Mode of determining Appeals in fmall
Caufcs.

On a Motion made.

Ordered,
That Mr. Leamir.g and Mr. Johnjion^ be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill
for Triennial Aflemblies.

Ordered,
That a Committee of Grievances fit every Tuefday, if there be Occafion; and that
faid Committee be a Committee of the whole Houfe.

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an Addrefa
to his Excellency, brought in a Draught accordingly; which by Order of the Houfe
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Fill,
entitled. An Adl for the Triennial electing Representatives to ferve in the General AJfemblj
of New-Jerfeyv which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Jopua'Bifpham, John Cox, and Samuel
Atkinfon, jun. of Burlington Count)-, praying a resfonable Compenfation for their
Trouble and Expence in taking the Murderers of the two Indian Squaws at Moores-
Town; and attending the Trial, and entertaining upwards of 30 Indians two Days;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Commitfee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a
Bill, entitled. An Aft to take away Certioraries, and to alter the Mode of determininp
Appeals in fmall Caufes; which was read, and ordered a fecond Rcadino-.

Mr. Learning, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent the
Paftwring the Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows in Cominon, was committed; reported the
fame, with feveral Amendments thereto; and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments
in their Places; and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe; and on the Queftion
whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not ? It paffed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed.

The Bill, entitled. An K&. for the Triennial eleHing Reprefentatives, and Meeting of
the General Affembly of New-Jerfey; was read the fecond Time, and committed to a
Committee of the whole Houfe,

The Petition of Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, of Salem, praying a Law to barr a
certain Intail of Land in this Province, was read the fecond Time ; and the Petitioners
attending, were called in, and heard in Support of their Petition; and on the Queftion
whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not? It paffed in the Affirmative. *
Ordered,

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

Mr. R. Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled.
An Aft for laying a Duty upon the Pur chafers of Slaves imported into this' Province-
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto ; and the faid Bill was read, and
the Amendments in their Places; and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe-
and on the Qiieftion, whether the faid Bill as amended, be engroffed or not? It paffed
m the Affirmative, '^

D Ordered,



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Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled.

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to afcertnin the IVidth or Track of Carriages of Burthen
in the Colony of New-Jerfey, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Cooper
and Mr. Rodman.

A Meflage from His Excellency, by Mr. Secretary Read.

" Gentlemen,
" TT LAY before you a Letter I have received from his Excellency Genera] G^'j-if,
" X and recommend it to you to make the neceflary Provifion for the Troops therein
" mentioned.

" Burlmgtc«, June 15, 1767. W. FRANKLINr

Which MeflTage, together with the Papers therewith fent, were read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

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

Tuefdaj/y ^ure 16, 1767.

The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying a Duty on the Purchafers of Slaves
imported into this Province, was read and compared j and on ciic Qucltion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Joknfton, Mr. CUrr.nt, Mr. IVetheril',

Mr. Runyon, Mr. Miller, Mr Ogden,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Kir.jl-y, Mr. Crane,

Mr. J. Laucrence, Mr Reading, Mr. Fijber,

Mr. Rodman, Mr. Hart. Mr. Fan Giefin,

Mr. Doughty, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Borden, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Cooper, Mr. Stilivell,

Ordered,
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Rodman, do carry the fold Bill to the Council for Con-
currence.

The engrofl'ed Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to prevent the Pajluring the Elizabeth-Town
Great Meadows in Common ; was read and compared ; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered, ^

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Rodman, do carry the fame to the Council for Concur-
rence.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft to regulate
Carriages of Burthen -jjithin this Colony, was committed; reported the fame, with feveral
Amendments thereto-, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places;
and the Bill was further amended in the Houfe; and on the Queftion, whether the
faid Bill as amended, be engrofied or not? It palled in the Affirmative,
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofled.

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Rodman and himfelf delivered the two Bills with
them intrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to An Aft, entitled. An Aft appointing
Commiffioners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles and Claims to
the Common Lands of the Townjhip of Bergen, ^c. was read the fecond Time, and
committed to Mr. Fifher and Mr. Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief cf James Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff of
Middlefex, with Refpe^ to certain Efcapes; was read the fecond Time, and committed
to Mr. johnjion and Mr. Crane.

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The Bill, entitled. An Aft lompower the Inhabitants cf the I'civnjhip of Greenwich
and Deptford, in the County cf Gloucefter, to repair their publick Higfnvays by Hire^
&c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr, ACller and Mr. Clement.

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to reftrain the bringing Certioraries, and to alter the Mode
of determining Appeals in frnall Caufes; was read the fecond Time, and committed to
Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Johnjlon.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from George Remer, late Sheriff of Somerfet,
fetting forth, that all his Eflate has been fold on Executions for Efcapes, and that his
Perfon is now confined in the Gaol of Somerfet., on the fame Account; and that he is in
a very infirm State of Health, and has a large Family of Imall Children; and praying
fuch Relief as the Houfe in their WLfdom Ihall think proper; which was read. °
Ordered,

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table, "**

A Petition was prelented'to the Houfe, from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the
Townfhip of Freehold, in Monmouth County, praying for fundry Reafons contained in
their Petition, that the Legiflarure will make no Alteration in the Bounds of that
Townlhip; which was read, and ordered a fecond Readino-.

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

, The Houfe met.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate Carriages of Burthen "xilbin this
Colony^ was read and compared ; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Johijfon, Mr. Dey, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Lraming, Mr. Rur^on,

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. J. Laturence, Mr. Clement, Mr. Stil^eU, Mr. O^ken,

Mr. R. Laiurtnce, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Milier, Mr. Reading, Mr. ttjber,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Dougbtj, Mr. Keajby, Mr. Hart. Mr. Fan Geifcn.

Ordered.,
That Mr. Dey and Mr. Clemrnt^ do carry the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townfhip
of Upper Freehold., in the County of Monmouth, fignilying, that they are willino- that
the Townfhip of Shrewjbury fhould be divided in any Manner as to the Houfe'' may
feem meet, lb that the Bounds of Upper Freehold are not altered; which was read
and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the
County of Somerfet, whofe Names are thereto fubfcribed, praying Leave to brincr in a
Bill for building a new Court-Houfe at or near Bcund-Brook, tor divers Reafons therein
advanced; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hoiife, on the Grievances
of the Colony; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair,
and Mr. Fiper, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had
made fome Progrefs in the Matters before them, anddefired Leave to fit again.
Ordered,

That the faid Committee do fit again on Thurfday next.

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Clement and himfelf, delivered the Bill v/ith them
intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Bill, entitled. An' A6k for the Support of Government, fc?r. was read the fecond
Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Perfons of Burlington County,
fetting forth Reafons why Solomon Rockhill, a Prifoner for Debt in Burlington Gaol,
fliould be indulged with aninfolvent Aft; which Petition was read.
Ordered,
That the faid Petition do lie on the Table,

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A Petition was prcfentcd to the Houfe, from Ifaac Rogers, in Behalf of himfelf and
his Brother, Devizees of their Father Samue! Rogers, late of Aliens-Town, deceafed;
fetting forth the particular Circumftances relating to the Duty of maintaining and
keeping in Repair a certain Bridge over Crojfivicks Creek, in the County of Monmouth,
and praying Relief in the Premifes ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

And a Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Richard Brown, and others, of the
County of Monmouth, containing a different Detail of Facts refpedting the maintaining
of the fame Bridge ; and praying Redrefs ; which was alfo read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for
Triennial Aflembles; and the Bill for Support of Government; and after fome Time
fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fijher, Chairman of the
Committee, reported, that the Committee 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 Nine o'Clock To-Morrow Morning.
Wedmfday^ yufie 17, 1767.

The Houfe met.

Mr. Crane being much indifpofed, had Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the
Sefiion.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of the Townfhip
of TVoolwich, in the County of Gloucejler, praying a Law to repair the Hi 'hways of
that Townfhip by Tax-, which was read, and referred to the Comnaittee on \iieGreen-
ivich and Deptfcrd Bill.

Mr. Speaker, one of the Committee of Correfpondence, laid before the Houfe
fundry Letters to and from the Agent and others; which were read.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from divers Inhabitants of Newark, in the
County of EJfex, praying a Law to dam out a Branch of Mnple-IJland Creek, to cut
Ditches and put in Shiices to rlrain the Meadow bcfwcen Tf^^eclcr's Point, Maple IJland

and Tompkins's Point; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading:

Mr. John Lawrence, in Purfuance of Leave, and in Behalf of the Petitioners,
brought in a Bill, entitled, An Act for barring the Eftate Tail, in certain Lands and
Tenements, in the Province of 'New-Jerfey, lately belonging to Anthony Shdirp, the Elder,
deceafed; and alfo for vejiing the fame in Ifaac Sharp and Jofeph Sharp, his Grandfons,
their Heirs and AffgnS, purfuant to an Agreement made with the Tenant in Tail; which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, An A(5t to reflrain
the bringing Certioraries, and to alter the Mode of determining Appeals in frnall Caufes,
was committed, reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto; and the laid
■ Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether
the faid Bill as amended, be engrolTed or not.'' ItpafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended, be engrolTed.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from William Gerrard, of the County of
Gloucejler, praying, for fundry Reafons therein mentioned, a Law to inveft him with
the Fee in the Profits of the Toll-Bridge in faid County, and Liberty to eredl: a
Dwelling- Houfe within the Bounds of the Road ; and a Certificate was alio prefented
from the CommilTioners appointed in the Aft for laying out a Road from Little-Timber-
Creek to Cooper's Ferries, relating to the faid Petition; both which were read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from jfames Olden and Azariah Dunham,
fetting forth, that in Purfuance of Law, they were ordered by the Board of Juftices
and Freeholders of Middlefex, to furvey the Line of Divifion between the Counties of

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Middle/ex and Somer/et; which Line they run out accordingly, in the Prefence of a
Surveyor and two other Perfons on the Part of Sonierfet ; fince wliich the So^nerfet
People have taken Meafures to afcertain a different Line ; and praying fuch Determina-
tion in the Premifes as to the Houie fhall feem meet-, which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of
Stafford, in the County pf JVfo»ffjtf«/^, praying to be heard by their Council at the Bar
of the Houfe, why the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sbrewjhiiry lliould not be granted;
which prefent Petition was read ; and the other Petitions prefented this SefTion for and
againft annexing the upper Part of Sh-rewjhury to Upper and Lower Freehold^ were
alfo read; and all the Parties attending, were called in, and their feveral Proofs and
Allegations fully heard ; and on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That Mr. Richard Lawrence and Mr. Anderfon, be a Committee to prepare and
bring in a Bill to divide the Southern Part of the Townfliip of Shrewjbtiry, by a Weft
Line from Metetecunk Bridge, to Keith's Line -, and to ereft the faid Southern Part
into a Townfhip, and to annex the Weftern Part of Shretvjbury to the Townlhips of
Upper and Lower Freehold. - - • ^ | «

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

The Houfe met.

The engrofTed Bill, entitled, An Aft to rejlrain the bringing Cerlicraries, and to alter
the Mode of determining Appeals in fmall Caufes, was read and compared ; and on the
Queition,

Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. R. Lawrence do carry the faid Bill to the Council
for Concurrence.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A
Supplementary Aft to an AB, entitled^ An Aft appointing Commijp.oners for finally fettling
arid determining the feveral Rights, 'Titles, and Claims to theCojnmon Lands of the Townfhip
of Bergen, 13 c. 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 engrofTed or not ? It pafTed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be engrofTed.

Three Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Freeholders
and Inhabitants of the County of Cumberland, praying that Fairs may be eftablifhed
by Law, to be held at Bridgetown, in that County-, which were read, and ordered
fecond Readings.

A MeflTage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, informing the Houfe, that the
Council have this Day pafTed the Bill, entitled, An Aft to prevent the Pafiuring the
• Elizabeth-Town Great Meadows in Common, without any Amendment ; and that they
have rnade fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled. An Aft to regulate Carriages of
Burthen within this Colony; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe; and
the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in their Places; and on the Queftion,
whether the faid Bill be re-engrofTed with the Council's Amendments, or not? It was
carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended by the Council, be re-engrofTed.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry Inhabitants of Somerfet, prayino-,
for the Reafons contained in their Petition, that the Bill preferred lafl Seilion for
fettling the Boundary Line between Middlefex and Somerfet, may now pafs into a Law;
which was read ; and the feveral Petitions prefented this and laft SefTion, reipefting the
faid Line, were alfo read; and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe will now go into

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the Confideratlon thereof, or refer the fame to the next Se.Tion ? It was carried lor
referring.

Ordered,
That the Confideration thereof be deferred till next Seffion.

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

A MeflTage from the Council, bv Mr. S. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council have made fundry Amendments to the Bill, entitled, An Aft for laying a
Duty on the Purchasers of Slaves imported into this Province; to which they defire the
Concurrence of this Houfe •, and the faid Bill was read, and the Amendments in
their Places-, and on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees to the Council's Amend-
ments or not ? It paffed in the AfBrmative,
Ordered,

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

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

Thurfdayy June iS, 1767. >'-"

The Houfe met.

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to an Aft, entitled, en Aft
appointing Commijftoners for finally fettling and determining the feveral Rights, Titles
and Claims to the Common Lands of the Townfhip of Bergen, and for making a Partition
thereof in jufi and equitable Proportions amotigff thofe who fhall be adjudged by the faid
Commiffwners to be intitled to the fame, was read and compared i and on the Queftion,
Refohed, Nemine Contradicente,

That the faid Bill do pafs.
Ordered,

That Mr. Van Giefon and Mr. Stilivell, do carry the faid Bill to the Council for
Concurrence.

The Bill re-engrofied with the Council's Amendments, entitled, ^ft Aft /or regulating
Carriages of Burthen within this Colony, was read and compared; and on the Queftion,
Refohed,
That the fame do pafs.

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

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for barring the EJiate Tail, in certain Lands and Tent-
ments, in the Province of New-Jerfey, &c. was read the fecond Time, and committed
to Mr. Miller and Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Van Giefon reported, that Mr. Stilwell and himfelf, delivered the Bill witli
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

The Petition of William Gerrard, of Gloucefter County, and Certificate for inverting
him with the Profits of the Toll-Bridge, and Liberty to ereft a Dwelling-Houfe in the
Road, were read the fecond Time ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Petitioner have
Leave to bring in a Bill, or not ? It paffed in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

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

Mr. Miller, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled, Ait Aft to impower
the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Greenwich, Deptford and Woolwich, in the County
of Gloucefter, to repair their publick Highways by Hire, &c. was committed, reported
the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto-, and the faid Bill was read, and the
Amendments in their Places-, and on the Qiieftion, whether the fiiid Bill as amended,
be engroffed or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill as amended, be cngrofled.

Mr.



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Mr. R. Lawrence, according to Order, brought in a Bill, entitled. An KOi to ereii
the Southern Part of the 'To"j}nJhip of Shrewfbury, in the County of Monmouth, into a
new Townfhip^-and to annex the Northivefterly Part of f aid 'To'-jonfhif to the 1ov:nfhifsof
Upper and Lorjoer Freehold \ which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

The Bill, entitled. An Aft re-appointing the Commiffwners for fuppl'jing the fever al
Barracks ereiled in the Colony of New-Jerfey, ivith Furniture, and other Neceffaries for
accommodating the King's Troops, in or marching through the fame-, for fupplying Deficien-
cies, and defraying other incidental Charges; was read the fecond Time, and commit-
ted to Mr. Borden and Mr. J. La-jjrence.

Mr. Johnjion, from the Committee, to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, A71
Aft for the Relief of James Brooks, Eff, late Sheriff of Middlefex, with RefpeSl to
certain Efcapes, reported the fame without any Amendment ; and the faid Bill was
read, and on the Queftion, whether the fame be engrofTed or not ? It paffed in the
Affirmative.

Ordered,

That the faid Bill be engrolTed.

The Petition of the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of Burlington County, for a
Law to impower them to re-convey certain Lands, and to enable them to convert the
upper Room of the Court-Houfe into a Room for the Ufe of the AfTembly, was read
the fecond Time ; and on the Qiieftion, whether the Houfe will now grant the Prayer
of the Petition, or refer the Confideration thereof to next Seflion ? L was carried for
referring.

Ordered,

That the Confideration thereof be referred to next Seflion.

The feveral Petitions of Richard Brown and others, and Ifaac Rogers, refpefting
the Duty ot maintaining a certain Bridge over Croffvjicks Creek, in Monmouth County 5
were read the fecond Time,
Ordered,
I Thdit Richard Broiun have Leave to bring in a Bill forJiis Relief in the PremHea,
at the next Seffion, provided he gives publick Notice of his Application, and this
Order, at leaft fix Weeks before the laid Seflion, in the Pennfylvania Gazette, and no
reafonable Objeftions Ihall then appear againft the fame.

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

The Houfe met.

The engrofl*ed Bill, entitled, An AQ: for the Relief of Jzmes Brooks, Efq; late Sheriff
ef Middlefex, with RefpeSl to certain Efcapes, was read and compared; and on the
Queftion,

Refolved, Nemine Contradiceiite,

That the fame do pafs.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to impower the Inhabitants of the Townfhip of
Greenwich, Deptford and Woolwich, in the County of Gloucefter, to repair their
publick Highways by Hire, and raife Money for that Purpofe, was read and compared ;
and on the Queftion,



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