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for the Septenniel EleiJioii of Reprefentatives to frve in the General AffcmUy of the
Colony of New-Jerfey; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The .Petition of the Inhabitants of Burlington and Hunterdon, praying a Law to
leffen the Size of Melhes of Seins, during the Herring Fifbery, &c. was read the
fecond Time ;
Ordered,

That Mr. Hart and Mr. Borden, be a Co.mmittee to bring in a Bill, &c.

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The Petitions of the Tnhabitints of Bergen and EJfex, praying a Law to regulate
the Size of Mefhesof Fiih Nets, &c. was read the fecond Time-,
Order:d,

That Mr. Ogden and Mr. Dey., be a Committee to bring in a Bill.

V- hereupon Mr. Ogden delivered in a Bid at the 1 able, entitled. An Aft to
regulate the Fijhery, &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The engroffcd Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize John Lauterman, i£c. v/as
read and compared; and on the Queftion;
Rejolved,
That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to continue an Aft, entitled, an Aft for
-granting a Bounty upon the Raif.ng of Flax and Hemp, &c. was real and compared;
and on .he Queition, whether the fame do pafs? It was carried in the Affirmative.
YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjiofi, Mr. Fijber, Mr. Cocper, Mr. R. La^jurence,

yii. Wethaill, lAr. Van Nejls, Mr. Clement, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Rtinyon, Mr. Van Gnfen, Mr. Miller, Mr. Stilujell.

Mr. Andz-rfott, Mr. J . Laijurence, Mr. Keajley,

Mr. Ogiieifi Mr. Rodman, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart,

Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Keajby and Mr. Clement, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for their
;joncurren;e.

The Petition of a Number of Inhabitants of Monmouth and Burlington, prayino-
X Law allowing a Reward for killing red Foxes, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Confidc-ation of faid Petition be referred to the next Seffions.

A Mcflage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary ;

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

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait
upon :-Iis Excellency, and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and
reported, that the Houfe had prefented their Addrcfs to His Excellency in the
Words following, viz.

To his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Efq; Captain General, and
Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New- Jerfey, and Territories thereon
depending in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral in the Jame, &c.

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in General

AlTembly convened.

May it pleafe your Excellency,

TjF/'E His Majefifs dutiful and loyal Suhje£?s, the Reprefentatives of the Colony of

rw New- Jerfey, in General Affcmbly met. Thank your Excellency for calling us toge-
ther earlier than ufiial, as you thereby give us an Opportunity of conjidering the

Bufinefs referred at the loft SeJJion, and what may come before us in this, at a Seafon lefs

inconvenient to our domefiic Affairs.

Convinced of the Number, and unhappy Circumftances of the Prifoners confined in the
feveral Goals in this Colony ; we fhall endeavour to alleviate their Diflreffes. by adopting
fuch Meafures for their Relief, as we hope, will not be liable to the Mif chiefs that attended
the late Infolvent A£i.

We agree viith your Excellency, that a proper Regulation of the Public Roads within
this Colony, will much redound to the Advantage of the Public, and had ExpeBations, that
the Aa referred to in your Excellency's Speech, would have had the defired Effe£f, and
anfwered the good Purpofes thereby intended ; but are forry to find, that the Com-
mijfioners named in the All, have not been able to draw the Lottery granted, and that

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fireightning the Reads in many Places is itnpra£iicable^ from the Unfitnefs of the Soil for
Roads, and the too great Damage it would be to many of the Inhabitants; Objlades^
that at prefent we cannot conveniently remove.

^s we have heretofore fupported the Government of this Colony, and paid all due
Regard to His Majejly^s Requifitions, fo we have taken this Part of your Excellency's Speech
into ('onfideration, and fhall make fuch Provifton for the Support of the Government, and
fupplying the ^r oops quartered in this Colony, as are confiftent with our Duty to our Con-
fiituents, and our Loyalty and Zeal for His Majeflys Service.

Whenever your Excellency fhall think proper to inform us particularly, what Officers
cf the Court of Chancery there is any Neceffity to provide for, we fhall then take that Part
of your Excellency s Speech into further Confideration.

Jfril 19, 1768. By Order of the Houfe,

CORTLAND SKINNER, Speaker.

To which his Excellency was picafed to make the foUowing^nfwer.

' Gentlemen,

' X RETURN you my Thanks for this Addrefs. The Afluranccs you give m<
J[_ of providing for the King's Troops, and endeavouring to alleviate the Diftrcffe

• of the Debtors now under Confinement, are extremely agreeable.

' A Lift of the Officers ncceflary for a regular Court of Chancery in this Province

' fliall foon be laid before you.'

Mr. Learning, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Billl
entitled. An A£b fir chooftng Reprefentatives in the Counties of Morris, Cumberland,
«»^Suffcx; which was read, and ordered a iecond ReaOing.

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

Wednefday, April 20, 1768.
The Houfe met,

Mr. Keafby reported, that Mr. Clement and himfclf delivered the Bills to them
entrufted, to Mr. Ladd, one of the Gentlemen of the Council, the Council not
fitting.

The Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of the South Ward of Perth-Amhoy,
praying a Law to repair their Roads by a Tax, &c. was read the fecond Time ;
Ordered,

That Mr. Johnjlon and Mr. Borden, be a Committee to bring in a Bill, purfuant
to the Prayer of the Petitioners.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for chooftng Reprefentatives in the Counties of Cumber-
land, Morris, and Suflex, l£t. was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill be committted to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

Whereupon the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee ©f the whole Houfe on the
faid Bill ; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and
Mr. Fifher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone
through the faid Bill, and had made fundry Amendments thereto ; which he was
ready to report whenever the Houfe will pleafe to receive the fame.
Ordered,

That the Report be made immediately.

Whereupon Mr. Fifher reported the faid Bill, and Amendments ; which were
read in their Places; and on the Queftion, whether the Bill, as amended, be cngroffcd
or not ? it pafled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill, as amended, be engroflcd.

The feveral Petitions, for and againft a Law for repairing the Publick Highways,"
in the Townfliip of Pequanack, in the County of Morris, by a Tax, (^c. were read



the fecond Time j



Ordered,



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Ordered,



_ That the Parries be heard before the Houfe on Wednefday next, in the Afternoon ■
m Support of laid Petitions. *



A Petition from divers Inhabitants of the County of Monmouth prayin?
rellrain Luxury, t'r. was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. ' ^ ^ '



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

The Houfe met.

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe a Letter from the Agent of this Colony, dared
loth OHober, 1767, which was ordered to lie on the Table for the Infpeclion of the
Members.

The Bill, entitled, An Adl for the better laying out, regulating, and maintaining
the Publick High-j^ays and Bridges '■jcithin this Colony ; was read the fecond time.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.
The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to regulate the ftze of Mejhes of Seins, for catching Fifh
from the Mouth of Rariton Northwards, in this Colony ; was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the fame be committed to Mr. Crane and Mr. Hart.

The Bill, entitled, AnAStfor the Seftenniel EleSiion of Reprefentatives, to ferve in
the General Affembly, &c. was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the faid Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.
Whtreupon the Houfe reiblvcd itfeif into a Committee of the whole Houfe ; and,
after fomc Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Fifher^
Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through the
faid Bill, and was ready to report the fame, whenever the Houfe will pleafe to receive
tlie fame.

Ordered,
That the Report be made immediately.
Whereupon Mr. Fifccr reported the faid Bill, without any Amendment.

Ordered,
That the faid Bill be engroflcd.

The Bill, entitled. An Act for chocfing Reprefentatives in the Counties c/Morrisj
Cumberland and Sufiex i^c. being read and compared ; on the Queftion,
Refohed, Nemine Contradicente,
That the fame do pals.

Ordered,
That Mr. Mlkr and Mr. Hart do carry the faid Bill to the Council for their
Concurrence.

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

Thurfday, April 21, 1768.
The Houfe met.

Mr. Miller reported, that Mr. Hart and himfelf delivered the Bill to them intruded,
to Mr. Woodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council, the Council not fitting.

The Bill, entitled, ^K Aft /<:)r the Septenniel Ele^ion of ReprefentativeSy i^e.hiing
read, and compared ; on the Queftion,
Refohed, Nemine Contradicente,
<» That the fame do pafs.
Ordered,
That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Learning, Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnfion^
do carry the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

A Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the North Ward of Perth- Amboy^
praying a Law for repairing their Highways by a Tax, tff. on the Inhabitants ; was
read the firlt Time, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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Mr. Crme, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft io regulate the
ftzeofMeJhesofSeins,l^c. was committed, reported the fame, with fevcral Amend-
ments ; which were read; and feveral Amendments being made thereto ; on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the fame be engrolTed,

Mr. BordeiJ, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled, yln Aft to eretl and eftabl'ijh Courts in the feveral Counties of ibis Colony, for
the Trial of fmall Caufes; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Cooper, with Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft for the better regulat-
ing Conjiables, Vendues, and Taverns-, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The FeticioTis from Middlefcx, Monmouth, Somerfet, Morris and Hun tendon, pray-
ing, for Reafons therein fet forch, that a Law may be paffea for ftriking a Paper
Currency, ^c. were read the fecond Time.

The Houfe taking the fame into Confider.ition,
Ordered,

That Mr. fVetherill, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Crajte, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Learning, Mr. R.
Lavcrcnce and Mr. Miller, tje a Committee, to join a Committee of the Council, in a
free Conference upon the fubjeft Matter of the faid Petitions, and report to the
Houfe ; and the Speaker is requefted to affiil the faid Committee.

Ordered,
That Mr. Johnfion and Mr. Van Nejle, do wait on the Gentlemen of the Council,
with a Copy of the above Minute ; and defire, that they will appoint a Committee
of the Council, to confer with the Committee of this Houfe; and that they will
appoint the Time and Place of Conference.

A Meflage from His Excellency, hy the Deputy Secretary, in the following
words.
, ' A Lift of fuch Officers in Chancery for whom it is neceffary to provide Salaries.

* A Matter of the Rolls, and one other Mafter in Chancery, for one Divifion.

' Two Mailers in Chancery for the other Divifion.

' A Serjeant at Arms in each Divifion.

' It is thought that Perfons may be found to execute the Offices of Clerks, Regifters,
' and Examiners, in Chancery, without Salaries, as the Fees allowed them are deem.ed
' fufficient for their Services. W. Franklin.'

The Houfe adjournal till Three, P. M.

The Houfe met.

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled, yln Aft to impoiver the Inhabitants of Bridgevvater and Bedminfter, in the
County of Somerfet, to repair their puhlick High-sjays by Hire ; and to raife Money for
that Purpofe ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Borden, from the Committee apointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Aft to repair the puhlick Roads in the South IVard of Venh-Amhoy, in the
County of Middlefex, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of the fame; which was read, and
ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Johnfton reported, that Mr. Van Nefte and himfelf delivered the MefTage to
them entrulted, to Mr. Ladd, one of the Gentlemen of the Council, the Council
not fitting.

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Tetiuanack, in the County of Morris, praying
a Law to repeal the Aft for defraying Damages done by Dogs, as to the faid Town-
^v^oi Fequanack, &c. was read the fecond Time ;
Ordered,

That the faid Petition be referred to the next SefTions ; and that the Petitioners
have Leave to bring in a Bill, unlefs fome rcafonable Objefticns be made appear.

A Petition was prefented from the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Councilmen
of the City of Perth- Amboy, fctting forth, that the North and Weft Walls of the
Barracks in faid City, are very damp, and want Covering with Boards; and that

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Windows are wanting to the North, &c. and praying the Houfe would take the
fame into Condderation, &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An Acl to enable' the 0"j:ners and Pojfejfors of the lo-jver Meadows
on Woodbury Creei, in the County of Gloucefter, iic. to keep up and maintain
the Dam., B^nks, iyc. for draining and watering faid Meadows., &c. was read the
fecond Tip^e;
Ordered,
That tiie fame be cngroffed,

The Bill, entitled, Jn Act to regulate the Fifhery in that Part of the Eaftern Divifion.,
from the Mouth of Raricon River, Northward; being read and compared j on the
Quefticn •,

Refclved,
That tiie fame do pafs.

Orde-red,
That Mr. Van Ciefon and Mr. Ogden, do carry the Bill to the Council, for
their Concurrence.

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Fifiier, Mr. Learning, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr.
Johnjlon and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.
W'x. VanGiefon reported, that Mr. O^if;? and himfelf, delivered the Bill to therrt
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

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

Friday., April 22, 1768.
The Houfe met.

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the North Ward of Perth- Aniboy, for a Law
to repair their Roads and Highways, by a Tax, &c. was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,

That Mr. Johnfton and Mr. Rodman, be a Committee to bring in a Bill, purfuant
to the Prayer of the Petitioners.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to repair the publick Roads in the South Ward of Perth-
Amboy, ^c. by a l!ax, &cc. was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,
That the fame be committed to Mr. Rodmamnd Mr. Keafhy.

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to impcwer the Inhabitants of the Townfhips of Bridge-
water and Bedminfter, i£c. to repair their publick Highways by Hire, l£c. was read
the fecond Time;
Ordered,

That the fame be engrofled.

The Houfe taking into Confideration the Operations of the late Afts of Parlia-
ment, impofing Duties on the Colonies for the Purpofes of raifing a Revenue.
Refohed,
That this Houfe will go into a Committee of the whole Houfe thereupon.
The Houfe accordingly rcfolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe; 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 the
Bufinefs to them referred, and come to one Refolution, ; which he was ready to
report, whenever the Houfe will plcafc to receive the fame.
Ordered,
^ That the Report be made immediately.
Whereupon Mr. Fifher reported as follows:

Refoved,
That a humble, dutiful, and loyal Petition be prefented to His Majefly, humbly
befceching him to take the diftreflcd Condition of the Colonies in general, and this
in particular, into his paternal Confideration ; and therein making fuch Reprefentations
to His Majefly, as may bell tend to obtain Redrefs from the Laws complained of.
To which the Houfe agreed.

Ordered,



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Ordered,
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Learning, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. .?lf/7/fr, and Mr.
Borden, be a Committee, to prepare qnd bring in the Draught of faid Petition j and
Mr. Speaker is defired to affift the faid Committee.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, in Anfwer to
their Meflage of Yefterday, by Mr. Jolmjion and Mr. Van Nefte, that Mr. Ogden^
Lord Stirling, Mr. Read, Mr. Stevens, and Mr. Parker, or any Three or more of
them, are appointed a Committee from the Council, to meet the Committee of this
Houfe, in a free Conference on the fubjed Matter of the foregoing Meflage; and
that Five o'Clock this Afternoon, in the Council Chamber, is appointed as the Time
and Place of faid Conference.

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

A Petition from divers of the Claimers of the Common Lands allotted to the
Patent of Secaucus, in the County of Bergen, praying a Law to revive the Aft for
appointing Commiflioners, &c. was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill.

The Bill, entitled. An A.ck for the better regulating Conjlables, Vendues and Taverns -,
was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,
That the fame be committed to Mr. Borden and Mr. Crane.

Mr. Anderfon, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An K&. for the Relief of Infohent Debtors; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

Mr. Borden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled, A Supplementary A£f to an A5i, entitled. An hSi to regulate the Method of
takinz Fiflo in the River Delaware, and to prevent Obftru£lions in the Navigation
thereof; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

Mr. Johnfion, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
•entitled An Aft to build a Bridge over South-River, in the County of Middlefex;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Saturday^ April 23, 1768.
The Houfe met.
Mr. Rodman, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, An Aft to repair
the p'ublick Ronds in the South IVard of Fenh-Amboy, &c. by a Tax, i£c. reported
the fame, with feveral Amendments; and feveral Amendments being made thereto;
on the Queftion, whether the fame be engroflbd .? It palfed in the Affirmative. ■
YEAS. YEAS. N AY S. NAYS.

Mr lohnfton, Mr. Rodman, Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr Anderfon, Mr. Borden, Mr. Rumyon, Mr. Clement,

Mr. R. Uxvremce, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Learning,

Mr Ozden, Mr. Miller, Mr. Fan Nefte, Mr. Stihvell.

Mr! Crane, Mr. Keaft^ey, Mr. Van Gei/on,

Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Hart,

Ordered,
That the fame be engrofl^cd.

The cnt^roflTed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffejfors of the lower

Meadows °on Woodbury, in the County of Gloucefter, i£c. to keep up and maintain

the Dam, Banks, &c. for the more effeSiually draining and watering faid Meadows;

being read and compared ; on the Qiieftion,

Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,



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Ordered,
That ivir. Cooper and Mr. Clement, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for thtif
Concurrence.

Mr. Borden, from the Committee, to whom the Bill, entitled. An Aft for the
better regulating Conftables, Vendues and taverns, was committed, reported the lame,
wiih feveral Amendments; and feveral Amendments being made thereto by the
Houfej on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the fame be engroflcd.

The Houfc adjourn'd till Three, P. M.
The Houfe met.
Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to confer with a Committee of the
Co'jncil, on the fubjeft Matter of feveral Petitions for ftriking Bills of Credit, to be
iIT'.;ed on Loan, reported, that the Committee of both Houfes had accordingly met,
and after long Conference, were unanimoufly of Opinion, as well from the
Reafons alfigned in the faid Petitions, as their own Knowledge of the Situation of
the Inhabitants of this Colony, that a Paper Currency is neceflary to be emitted.

Whereupon the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to
confider of Ways and Means to ifTuc Bills of Credit, and a Fund to fink the fame:
Atter fome Time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr. Fijhery
Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through the
Matters to them referred, and came to one Refolution ; which he was ready to
report, whenever the Houfe will pleafc to receive the fame.
Ordered,
That the Report be made immediately.
Whereupon Mr. Fijher made the following Report.

Refolved,
That a Bill be brought in for ftriking ;^. 100,000, in Paper Bills of Credit, &c.
and on the Queftion, whether the Houfc agrees thereto ? ItpaiTed in the Affirmative.
YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Jshnfttn, Mr. fijher, Mr. Dty, Mr. Kmjby,

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Van Ne_fle, Mr. J. Lanjureiut, Mr. Stilwill.

Mr. Andirfon, Mr. I'^an Gei/oti, Mr. Cicfer, Who voted 'to poftponc

Mr. R. La-wrince, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Clement, the Bill for the prefent.

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Learning, Mr. Miller,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Hart.

Ordered,
That Mr. Learning, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Crane, and Mr. R. Lawrence,
be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill.

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

MONDAY, April 2s, 1768.

The Houfc met.

The engroflcd Bill, entitled, An Aft to impower the Inhabitants of Bridgewater
and Bedminfter, i£c. to repair their publick Highways, by Tax, &c. being read and
compared ; ©n the Queftion,
Refolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engrofl'ed Bill, entitled. An Aft to repair the publick Roads, in the South

Ward of the Corporation of Perth-Amboy, by a Tax, &c. being read and compared;
on the Queftion, whether the fame do pafs .'' It was carried in the Affirmative.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. BorJeM, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Andcrfsn, Mr. Cotptr, Mr. Ruayn, Mr. Clemtmt.

Mr. R Laiurence, Mr. Miller, Mr. Fifitr, Mr, Learning,

Mr. OgtLa, Mr. Keajhy, Mr. Van Ntjie,

Mr. Crane, Mr. Stillixiell, Mr. Van Ceifiii,

Mr. 7- Laivrtnce, Mr. Hart.

Mr. Rodtean,

Refolved,
That the fame do pals. £ Ordtrj^i



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Ordered,
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. johnjlon, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their
Concurrence.

A Petition from Nicholas Ott, praying a Law for his Naturalization ; was read,
and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Cooper reported, that Mr. Clement and himfelf delivered the Bill to them \
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. JohnJic7i and himfelf delivered the two Bills to them
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft for better regulating Conjiables, Vendues and
'Taverns ; being read and compared; on the Queftion,
Refelved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered, '

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Runyon, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their
Concurrence.

The Bill, entitled, An Aft to ereEi and ejiahlijh Courts in the feveral Counties in
this Colony, for the Trial of fmall Caufes ; was read the fecond Time, and committed
to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

A Petition from John Budd, for Reafons therein fet forth, praying a Law to free
him from Arreft, till he can fettle and accommodate his Affairs, &c. which was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Borden reported, jthat Mr. Runyon and himfelf delivered the Bill to them
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize John Lauterman, i£c. and alfo the Bill, entitled.
An Aft to continue an ASi for granting a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp,
and planting Mulberry Trees in this Colony, fo far as relates to Flax and Hemp; have
pafled the Council without Amendment.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary AB to an AB to regulate the Method of taking
Fifh in the River Delaware, &c. was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,
That the fame be committed to Mr. Cooper and Mr, J. Lawrence.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to build a Bridge over South-River, in the County of



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