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Pence per Sheet, reckoning Ninety "Words to the Sheet, for entering the Minutes
fair in the Book, and copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer. And to the
faid Jonathan Deare, the Sum of Fifteen Pounds, for Pen, Ink and Paper, and
hiring Clerks to forward the Bufinefs of this Seffion. To which the Houfc agreed.

To the Secretary, for copying Laws to fend Home, 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
ragged and torn Bills of Credit. To which the Houfc agreed.

To lames Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch
Sums as John Johnjlon, Hendrick Fijher, John fVetherill, Abraham Van Nejie, and
John Ogden, Efquires, or any two of them, (hall agree to be paid for the fame. To
which the Houfe agreed.

To the Seijeant at Arms, for the Time being, who fliall attend the Council, the
Sum of Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Serjeant at Arms, who fhall attend the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the
Sum of Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed.

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

To John Johnjlon, Efq-, ;C- 3° • 3 • °' ^'^ P^Y ^^^ Chairs and Tables for the Aflembly
and Council Rooms, Fire-wood, and a Cheft to hold the Books and Papers.

To John Carty, for Expences in going Exprefles to convene the Council and
Houfe of Aflembly, the Sum of Fifteen pounds.

To Jabez Rogers, in full of his Wages, as a Soldier in the New-Jerfey Regiment,
and in Confideration of his being taken Prifoner and carried to England, /. 40 : 8 : o.

Ordered,
That the faid Bill, as reported and agreed to, be engroflTed.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council do recede from the Third and Sixth Amendments, by them made to the
Bill, entided, An Aft to ereH and eftablijh Courts in the Jeveral Counties for the Trial

tf fmall Caufes.

Ordered^



Dr. Tht Qelmy of New-JerTey, tt John Blanchard , ine of tht Rarrack-Mafters at Elizabeth-Town,
To fundryDisburfements for the Barracks, as per Vouchers, - - - - - - /• 587:11:11



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Ordered.,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Redman^ be a Committee, to prepare and bring
in a Bill for appointing Commiffioners, for fupplying the Barracks, ^c. Whereupon
Mr. J. Lawrence brought in a Bill, entitled, j^n Aft for appointing Commiffioners
for Supplying the feveral Barracks eretied in the Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. which
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-Morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Wednefday^ May 4, 1768.

The Houfe met.

Thecngroffed Bill, entitled, An KQ. for the Relief of Kohtn Lettice Hooper, jun.
being read and compared; on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

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

Mr. % Lawrence, from the Committee to prepare and bring in a Draught of a
Mcflage to His Excellency, in Anfwer to his Meffage of the i8th of April laftj
delivered a Draught; which was read ; and being amended in the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the fame be engrofled.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft appointing Commifftoners for Supplying the feveral Barracks
treated in the Colony of New-Jerfey, &c. was read the fecond Time ; on the Queftion,
Ordered,
That the fame be engrofled.

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

Mr. Borden and Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee on publick Accounts, made
the following Report. To which the Houfe agreed.



Dr. The Colony of New-Jerfey, to Cornelius Hetfield, one of the former Barrack-Mafters, at

Elizabeth-Town,

To the Amount of his Account from June 2, 1763, to June 2, 176^, - - - - f. zo ■ o ■ 1
To two Year's Salary, from June 2, 1763, to June 2, 1765, at which Time 7

Mr. Blamchard was appointed in his room, f " 20 : o : o

£.- 30 : o : 7



We the Sulfcrihtrs, being three of the Committee on fuilici Accounts, ha've carefully examined the Account and
Vouchers of Mr. Hetfield, and do find there is due to hin £. 30 .• o ; 7

Perth-Amboy, May 3, 1768. JOS. BORDEN,

N.B. Mr.Rex.he\A produced a Receipt from SK^htnSkianeTyEfqiTreafurer, THO. RODMAN

for the full Btllance of his Acciuttt, as fettled June 2. I763. JOHNHAR,T.



Contra



Cr.



1767, Seft. 5. By Cafli he received of StepbiM Skinner, Efq; Treafurer, - £. 500 : 00 : 03

Ballance due to Mr. Blanchard, - - 87 : 1 1 : 1 1

£. 587 : II : II



fTe the Subfcribers, being three if the Committee on publick Accounts, ha've carefully examined Mr. Joha
Blanchard's Account and Vouchers relative thereto, and do find a Ballance due to him from the Govern-
ment, »f Eighty-fe-jen Pounds, ele'veajhillings and eleven fence, JOS. BORDEN,

Perth-Amboy, Aprils;, 1768. REUNE RUNYON.

JOHN HART.

^— — ^ —



y



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Dr. the Colony of '^t\y-]tiky /o Hendrick Fifher, Efq; eue of tie Barraci-MaJlers/ir New-BtanCvu'ick,
To fondry Disburfements for the Barracks, as per his Vouchers, - . ^. ^gg ; 12 : i i

To Caih he paid fundry People for billeting Soldiers, while the whole Regiment 1 fifi ■ fi •

was &tB>unJkuick, in the Year 1767, 5 ' • ° = °3

To Ca(h he paid Reuben Runyon, the other Barrack-Mafter, - - - - 24 : 00 : oo

To Calh he paid Ditto. - - - - - - - 75: 00: 00

To hi5 Salary, as Barrack Mailer from July 1 , 1765, to May i, 1768, at 1 ,s „< a

^. 10, /«r^«««»i, two Years and ten Months, j zo.oo.cs

/. 693 :o; :o9i



Dr. The CoUny of New-Jerfey to Robert Ogden, Eff, one of the Barrack-Msfters at Elizabeth-Town,

To fundry Disburfements, that would have been included in his lail Settlement in \ /• -q . , . . ,1
1763, butwasrejefted at that Time forwant of proper Vouchers, | t- J • >• x

We the Suhfcyihers, being three of the Committee on publick Accounts, haiie examined the Accounts and
Vouchers of Robert Ogden, Efti; and do find the Sum «/" £• 30 ; 15 ; Ij due to him from iheGo-vera-
ment. JOS. BORDEN,

Perth- Amboy, April 28, 1768. THO. RODMAN,

JOHN LAWRENCE.

Dr. The Colony «/" Ne w- Jerfey, to John Arrifon, Faymajter atidViaualler of the Troops upon the Frontierst

To fundry Disburfements, as per his Vouchers, _ . _ - -
To Cafh retuni'd to Stephen Skinner, Efq; Treafurer, at feveral Times,
To Cafli paid Ditlo, per Receipt, - - - .

To Calh returned to Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer, per Receipt,

Ballance due to tte Government,



We the Subfcrihers, being three cf the Committee on publick Accounts, have examined Mr. John Arrifon s
Account, and Vouchers relati've thereto, and do find a Ballance due to the Gcvernment , of Tiuo hundred and
nine pounds, and one penny halfpenny. JOS. BORDEN,

HENDRICK FISHER,
JOHN HART.

Dr. The Colony of New-Jerfey, to Samuel Serjant, one of the Barrack-Mafters ttt Perth-Amboy,

To the Amount of his Difburfement for the Barracks, as per his Vouchers, his ] . 870- - • c^

Salary included, to M«rfA 17, 1768, j ^' ^ '^'^*

To a Ballance due to him lall Settlement, in 1763, - - - S-^-^i

Ballance due to the Government, - - 35:4:2!:



;• 4438 :


16:


if


250:


0,- :


9


S8:


•4:


;


4S:


; 00 :


:


209


: 00 :


: li


C- 5°°4


: 16


:



/■.9o8:8:2



IFe the Subfcribers, being three of the Cemtnittee on publick Accounts, have carefully examined the Account
and Vouchers relative thereto, of Mr. Samuel Serjant, and do find a Ballance due to the Go'vernment, tf
r „.,:2i JOS. BORDEN,

Perth-Ambov, April 27, 1768. JOHN LAWRENCE,

THO. RODMAN,
N. B. Mr. Serjant /2).f, there is about /". 6 : o : 0, outftanding,
for Giods fold belonging to the Barracks.



Dr. The Colony of New-Jerfey, to Reuben Runyon, one of the Barrack-Mafiers at New-Brunfwick.
To a Miftake in his lad Settlement, reported in Jaw, 1767. ' - £• 20:12:00

To Commiflions from Ja/ji i, 1765, to May i, 1768, two Year and ten Months, 7 2806-08

Zt £. 10 per Annum, . - - - J

To fundry Difburfements for the barracks, from 7'»6' • > 1765, toMfy i, 1768, - - 279:17:11

£. 328:16:07

N. B. Mr. Runyon had contraSed for a ctnfiderable Sluaniity of Wood, 'which •was not included in this
Account, as it •was not paid for luhen he had this Account fettled.



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from ]\ily t, 176 J, /fl April 27, 1768. Ctitfra Cn

By Cafh he received of 5/^/^fB S^/««r, E£^ ^rcafurer, - - - - ^: ico:oo:o

By Cafli he received for Goods fold belonging to the Barracks, - - . 20:10:2

By Ca(h he received of Stephen Siinner, - - - - - - . 350:00:0

By Ditto received of Ditto, - - - - - . 150:00:0

Ballance due to Mr. Fijier, - - - 72: 15: 7^

£. 693 : 05 : 9f

N.B. Mr. Fiflier fajs, there is a Sum of Money ytt tutftaniing for Goods fold helonging to the Barracks.
We the Subferiiers, being three of the Committee ok publick Accounts, have carefully examined the Account
and Vouchers of Hendrick Fifher, Efq; and do find a Ballanct duets Mr. Fiiher, of Se-venly-tnvo Pounds
Jifttin Jhillings and fe'ven pence halfpenny. JOS. BORDEN,

Perth-Amboy, April 27, 1768. THO. RODMAN,

JOHN HART.

Contra Cr.



in the Year 1 764. Centra Cr.

By Cafti he received of Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer, . - - £. 1200 : 00 : b

By Ditto, received of Ditto. . . . . . goo : 00 : o

By Ditto, rtceived of Ditto, - - - 500 : 00 : o

By Ditto, received of Ditto, - - - yj^ : 16 : o

By Ditto, received of Ditto, - - - 1000 : 00 : o

By Ditto, received of Stephen Skinner, Efq; Treafurer, ... - 750 : 00 : 00



£. 5004 : 16 : 00



from ]iiat '^, 1763, /•» April 27, 1768. Contra Cr.

By Caih he receiv'd of Stephen Skinner, Efq; Treafurer, - - - ^f . 6 : 00 : o

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - 59:17:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, . - . - . - 200 : co : o

By Ditto, of Ditto, - , - - - 50:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - - 50:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - 50:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - 50:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - - 50:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - 109:00:0

By Ditto, of Ditto, - - - - - 141:00:0
By Ditto, of Ditto, for which he gave his Note, and the Treafurer is now defired 7

to give it up, - - - I 90:00:0

By 1 Piece of Blankets more than wanted for the Barracks, - - 6 : 1 8 : 5^

By 2 Buf>iels of Lime more than was ufed for the Barracks, - - 0:02:0

By fundry Utenfils fold, belonging to the Barracks, - - 45:io:8|-



£. 908 : 08 : a



Contra Cr.

By Cafh he owed the Government, as per his Account fettled ^aw, 1767. - - ;f. 141:11:5

By Cafh he received of Mr. /'/y&^T, - - - - 24:00:0

By Cafh he received of Ditto, - - - - . 75:00:0

By Cafli lie received for Barrack Furniture and Wood, - - - 33:06:0

Ballance due te i?ira^M ^a»^fl», - - - 54:19:2

We the Subfcribers, Being three of the Committee on publick Acctunts, have carefully examined the Account and
Vouchers o/" Afr. Reuben Runyon, and find a Ballance due to Mr.Rany on of ^. 54.- ig.-2

Perth-Amboy, Mays, >768. JOS. BORDEN,

THO. RODMAN,
^ iJOHN HART.

H Dr,



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Dr. The Province of New-Jerfey, in Account ivith Thomas Skinner, tne »f the Barrack-Majlirs, from
To fundries expended, as per Vouchers and Account render'd in Proclamation Money, £. 763 : 1 2 : 1
N. B. Thomas Skinner alledges ht truftei William Ctllender for '

eirht Ctrd of Wood, 'which he hat not yet received.

We the Subfcribers, being three of the Comaiittee en publick Accounts, do report, that tue have examined the
Vouchers relating to tbo foregoing Account, and find a Ballance of Eighty three pounds and two pence
one farthing, Proclamation Money, due to Thomas Skinner from the Province.

April 29, 1768. JOHN LAWRENCE.

THO. RODMAN,
THEUNIS i)£Y.



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

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Stevens, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council have paffed the Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Trial of Sltives for Murder and
other Crimes, i^c. vrithout any Amendment •, and that they have paffed the bill,
entitled. An A£t for the Relief of Infolvent Debtors, with two Amendments thereunto
annexed to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe-, and delivered the laid
Bill and Amendments at the Table-, which being read in their Places ;
Ordered-

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Dey, do wait on the Council, and inform them, that
this Houfe agrees to the firft Amendment, but difagrees to the fecond, and in that
Part adheres to the Bill.

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf, delivered the Meflage to them
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

A Mcflacre from the Council, by Mr. Stevens, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council having coiifidered the Meflas:e of this Houfe, refpeding the fecond Amend-
ment to the Bill, entitled. An K6i for the Relief of Infolvent Det>tors ; they do recede
from the faid fecond Amendment.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill, with the Council's firft Amendment, be engrofled.

A Meflacre fom the Council, by Mr. Parker, acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Relief of Robert Lcttice
Hooper, jun. with an Amendment thereto annexed, and defire the Concurrence of
this Houfe to the faid Amendment 5 which being read, with the Amendment in its
Place J on the Queftion.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill, with the Council's Amendment, be engroflcd.

With Leave, Mr. J. Lawrence brought in a Bill, entitled, An Ad to enable Credi-
iers more eaftly to recover their Debts, from Joint-Partners within the Colony of New-
Jerfey -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Thurfdayt May 5, 1768.
The Houfe met.
The eno'toffed Bill, entitled. An Aft for making current One Hundred Thonfand
Pounds in Bills of Credit ; being read and compared i on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That ^T. teaming, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon and Mr.
Stilwell, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.

The re-engroflcd Bill, entitled. An A&for the Relief of Robert Lettice Hooper, Jun.
being read and compared ; on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs. The



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tie iStb »/ March, lj6j, fo tie agti ef Apiil, 1768. Contrtt Cr.

By fundry Sums received of Stephen Skinntr, Efq; Treafurer, Proclamation Money, ,^. £53:05 : o

By a Ballance due to the Province, as per Settlement in 1763, - '. 39:00:1

By five Cord of Wood fold the Indians, - - - 4:05:8^

By eight Cord of Ditto, fold William Callender, - - . 0: 17 : li

Proclamation Money, - ;^. 680: 1 1 : ic^

Ballance due to Thomas Skinner, - 83 : co : 02^

£■ 763: 12:01



The re-engrofled Bill, entitled, Jh Ad for the Relief of Infolvent Bcbtcrs ; bcin?
read, and compared ; on the Qucftion, ^

Refolved,
That the lame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Jobnjien, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for
their Concurrence.

The engrolifed M?flage to His Excellency, in Anfwer to his MefTage of the iSth
of April laft, being read and compared, was agreed to by the Houfe j and is as
fellows.

Ordered^

That iVIr. John Ogden and Mr. Runyon, do wait on his Excellency, and inform
him, That this Houfe having taken his Excellency's Mefiage of the iSth Ult. into ^
Confideration, with the Papers fent therewith, cannot join with his Excelle ncy, in
thinking it reafonable for the Colony to beat thcExpence of hiring a feparate Houfe
for the Commanding Officer of the Regiment ftationed in this Colony : And beg
Leave to obferve to his Excellency, that this Colony has been at a great Expence in
building Barracks for the Reception of fuch of His Majefty's Troops, as may at any
Time be ftationed therein ; with Appartmcnts for the Officers ; which, during the
late War were found fufficient, and no Complaint made. It is therefore a Matter of
Surprize and Concern to this Houfe, to be called upon to make Provifion of that Sort,
at a Time when the Colony is labouring under heavy Burdens contradted in the late
War, and very confiderable Sums annually expended in fupporting His Majefty's
Troops quartered in this Colony. Thar, by the Barrack Mafter's Accounts, and
other Informations receiv'd, it appears to this Houfe, that the Barracks are kept in
fuch Order, as to anfwer the Purpofes for which they were intended ; and that the
Troops are carefully fupply'd with fuch Neceflaries as have been heretofore ufual.
That this Houfe will pay Attention to the State of the Barracks, and provide for fuch
Repairs as appear to them neceflary. That, whenever a Review of the Regiment
quartered in this Colony, may be thought neceflary by the General, this Houfe
cannot think it any Part of their Duty, to make any Provifion for the Expence atten-
ding it.

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Fifher, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. Runyon,
Mr. Stilivell, and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them entrufted, to the Speaker in
Council.

The re-cngrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to ere£i and eftablifh Courts in the feveral
Counties for the Trial of fmall Caufes -, being read and compared; on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

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

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Jobnflon and himfelf delivered the Bills to
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. fobnjlon, from the Committee on publick Accounts, made the following
Report. To which the Houfe agreed.

the



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ThePrtvinct of New-Jeriey, to Hendrick Fiflier, Efq; Paynapr U the New-Jerfey Segment, j -q^

for the Mertth of November, 1762. J

1766, July 5. To Ca(h paid one Serjeant and two private Soldiers, per Vouchers, - ^. 6 : 02 :
' ^u^. 16. To Cathpaid Richar J Rei!y> a. Soldier, per Voxxchei, 1:13:



£■7 : ' 5 = 6

Perth^Amboy, May 5, 1768 Wi the Subfcrihers, three of the Cemmittee on puhlick Accounts, have
examined tie abo-ve Account, and Vouchers relative thereto, and report the fame a* abo've fated,
examinea JOHN JOHNSTON,

JOS. BORDEN,
THO. RODMAN,



Mr. iJ. Z-tfarf«« reported, that Mr. 5orJf« and himfelf, delivered the engrofled
Bill t© them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

, The Bill, entitled, An A6t to enable Creditors more eafily to recover their Debts from
Joint-Partners, &c. being read the fecond 1 imc •, on the Qucftion,
Ordered,
That the fame be engrofled.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft for the Support of Government, &c. being
read and compared ; on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Cooper, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Crane and Mr. Johnjlon, do
carry the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

The Treafurers having laid before the Houfe the Duplicates from the feveral
Counties.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Learning, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Johnfton, and Mr. Clement, be 2
Committee to infpeft the fame, and report to the Houfe thereon.
The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M.
The Houfe met.
Mr. ^^//?'m7/ reported, that Mr. Co(?/>^r, Mr. J.Lawrence, Mr. Crane, Mr. John-
fton and himfelf, delivered the Bill to them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Ogden reported, that Mr. Runyon and himfelf delivered the Mefl!agc to them
entrufted, to his Excellency.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A£t appointing Commiffioners for ftipplying the
feveral Barracks in the Colony of New-Jerfey, i^c. being read and compared ; on the
Queftion,

Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An A£l to enable Creditors more eafily to recover their
Debts from Joint-Partners, ^c. being read and compared ; on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Borden and Mr. J. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bills to the Council for
their Concurrence.

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee appointed to infpcft the Duplicates of the Taxes
returned to this Sefllon, reported, that they had examined the fame, and find that
they are in general fo irregularly made, that this Houfe cannot proceed to fettle the
Quotas of the feveral Counties; and therefore beg Leave to recommend that an A6t
be pafled, enforcing the Aft entitled, An Aft for levying a Fund at different Periods,
&c. under proper Penalties, &c.
Ordered,
That Mr. Learning, Mr, Cooper and Mr. J. Lawrence, be a Committee, for that
Purpofc.

Ordered,



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Ordered,
■ That the Comm'ttee of Ccrcfpondcnce, do colled all the printed Laws of this
■ Province, and deliver the fame to His Excellency, to be tranfmitted to the Right
Honourable the Earl of Hilljhorough.
Ordered,
That Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. Riinyon, do wait on His Excellency, and, in
i^nfwer to his Melikge of the 29th of April, inform him. That the Requell made by
the Right Honourable the Earl of hilljbdrough fhall be complied with -, for which
Purpole th s Houle hath appointed a Committee to colleft the printed Laws of this
Colony to the prci'ent Seffions -, which will, as foon as poiTible, be delivered to His
Excellency, to tranfmit to His Lordlhip -, But that, at the fame Time, this Houfe is
noc a little furprized at the Rcqueft, as they well know, that Tranfcripts of all the
Laws pafTed in this Co'.ony, fince the Surrender of the Government, have been regu-
larly tranfmitted under the Great Seal of the faid Colony to the Lords of Trade and
Plantations.

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. La-wrence and himfelf, delivered the Bills to therri
cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, laid before the Houfe
the Draught of a Petition to his Majeftyj which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Ordered,
That the Committee of Correfpondencc, do prepare, and lay before the Houfe,
the Drau. ht of a Letter to the Agent, particularly directing him, as well upon the
Subject of the Petition to his Majefty, as to the Rcftrainti on Paper Currency, and
other Matters relative to the A6ts of this Colony tranfmitted to the Board of Trade,
for His iVIajefty's AlTent.

The Houfe taking into Confideration, the Note at the Foot of the Account deli-
vered in by Stephen Crane, Efq ; and reported mjune, 1766.
Ordered,

That Affidavits taken before the Attorney General, relative to the Charge of
^T. 135 : 18 : 9, for which the faid Stephen Crane prayed an Allowance, belaid before
th- nixt SefTionof AfTembly, and th.t the Remainder of the Ballance be in the mean
time paid.

Mr. "^. Lawrence, from the Com.mittee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a
Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for more effeSfually Compelling the JJfeJfors within the federal
Cities, Townpips and PrecinSIs in this Colony, to return complete and exa£l Duplicates of
their refpeElive Affeffments ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Friday^ May 6, 1768.
The Houfe met.

Mr. R. Lawrence reported, that Mr, Runyon and himfelf, delivered the Meflage to
them entrufted, to His Excellency.

The Petition of Cornelius Brinkerhoff, praying an Alteration in the Road from
Bergen-Point to Paulus-Hook, and referred from the laft Seffion to this, was now read.
Ordered,
That the Petitioner have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Seffions of Aflembly.

The Petition from divers of the Inhabitants of the County of Monmouth, praying
1 Law to reftrain Luxury, ijjc. was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the fame be referred for further Confideration.

The Petition of divers cf the Claimers of the Common Lands, allotted to the
Patent of Secaucus, &c. was read the fecond Time.

And it appearing to the Houfe, that requifite Notice of this Application was not
given,

I Ordered^



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Ordered,
That the faid Petit'On be referred to the next SefTion of Aflembly; and that in the
mean Time lae Petitioner^, or ion:iv; of ihem, do give the Notice required on Apph-
cat.ons of this Kind.

The Petition it John Budd, for Reafons therein fet forth, praying a Law to free
him from A'refl: till he '.an Icttle and accommodate hit Affairs, &c. was read.
Ordered,
T at the laid Petition do lie on the Table.

The Bill, entitled, /^» Ad for the Settlement and Relief of the Poor ; was read the
fecond Time.

Ordered,
That the fame be referred to the next Seflions of Aflembly.

The Houfe being informed, that there is a Q^i ntity of Gun Powder an.1 LeaH, left
in the Care oi John Rofecrants, E\q; in the County of SuJJux, and alio a i- .iiber cf
Fire-Arms in tne Hands of Davtd Gano,zt New-Brunfuuitk, bdongmgzo .he l-'rovincc;



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