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In Purfuance of the I^eave formerly granted, iVIr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Owners
and PolTefibrs of the IVIeadows and Marrhes fituate on the Eaft fide of Great Mantua
Creek, in the County of 'Cloucefter, brought in a Bill for regulating the faid Meadows 5
■which was read, and. ordered a kv;ond Reading.

In Purfuance of the Leave formerly granted by the Houfe, Mr. JohnLawrence, in
Behalf c#tiieOv/ners of the Meadows and Marlhes ficuate"on the South-Weft Side of
RackocnCrxk, in the Tov-hHi p of Green-jjich, m the County of Gloucejler, brought
in a Bill, cnritied, /in Aft fo enable the Oivners of feme Aleado'u.s and Mar/bes in Green-
wich T'o'-JUKlhip, on Rackoon Creek, in the County of Glouceiler, fo keep out the Tide
from oi-erflov:ir.g the fame ; v.'liich w;;s read, and ordered a iecond Readiiig.

Tlie Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M. ,• ■ ■

The Houle met.

A Petition was prefented to the HoUfe,, and read, from Ifrail Pancoaji, a Prifoner
for Debt in the Gaol at BurlingtqK, fetcing forth his diftrefied Circumftances, and
praying an inioivent Act. ' '

Ordered,
' That faid Petitron be. read a Second Tim'e.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe-'from the Inhabitants of the County of Bergen,
figned by 116 Hands, fetting forth, Th:ir the moi\ uUial and eafy Way for the Inhabi-
tanjfs or the County oi Berg-en, to go to and Worn Nca^-l'ork, is by the Road from
New-Barbadoes to V/eehock and Horjlmus, over a Ferry upwards of a Mile in Length,
snd which at ibme Sealons of -the Year is 'dangerous and inconvenient ; and praying a
Law, for making a Caufeway ij-om the Eaft Bank of Hackinfack River, about oppofite
to' the Houfe oi Jacob Vander Hoof, to the Land oi Cornelius Vr eland, bcirtg about
Haifa Mile, or io much thereof as may need a Caufeway, to make it fit for Travelling
over the Land and Meadow belonging to Abraha:.". Gcvtrneur, and others ; by which
M-ans,. there would be a Ferry direftiy acrois Hackinfack 'BJwtx ovAj ; which Petition
w as read, .and ordered a fecond Readin;::.

The Houfe refolved itfelf iato a Com.mittee .of the whole Houfe on his Excellency's
Speech : And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr.
Ha;icock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had come to
fevpral Refolves ; which he "was ready to report, whenever the Houle will pleafe to
receive the fame.

Ordered, « , -

That the Report be made immediately.

Whereupon Mr. Hancock reported the Relblutions of the Committee, as follows, vi%. .

1. Refolved,

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

2. Refolved, *

That purfuant to General Jmherflh Requeft, Provifion be forthwith made, for ^the
Inlifting, Cloathing, and Pay of Sixty- four private Men, Volunteers, and a Captain
and Lieutenant to command them ; the faid Cloathing and Pay, together with the
Bounty to be given, to begin the Second Day of November, 1 762, and the Pay to con-
tinue nil the Firft of iVoiw.'^^r, 1763; unleis the faid Men (hall be fooner difcharged.
To v/hich the Houfe agreed.

B 3 Refolved^



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3- Refolved,'
That as an Encouragement to mch of the Tropps already in the Pay of this Colony,
volvintarily to enter in the Service atorefaid, befides the Cloathing and Pay to be allowed
ihem, there be moreover paid a Bounty of Tiiree Pounds, to each of the faid Volun-
teers To inliiling, or in Cafe of Deficiency among them, to any other Volunteers that may
inlift in the Service, not exceeding the Number aforefaid. To which the Houfc agreed.

That the Oiilcers and Soldiers have the fame Pay, and the fame Cloathing (except
only a Watch Coat inftead of a clofe-bodied Coat) as the prefent Troops. To which
the fioufe j?reed.



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Ordered.,
' That Mr. Samuel Smilby Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hantock, Mr. Wetherill^z.nA Mx. Robert
O'^den, be a Gommittee, to prepare and bring in a Draught of an Addrefs to hit
Excellency.


Ordered,
That f.lr. Learning, Mr. Borden, Mr. JchnOgden, Mr. Hoghlund, and Mr. Reading,
be 3L Committee, to bring in a Bill to provide tor the Inlifting, Cloathing and Pay of
Sixty- fix ^fiedive Volunteers (Officers included) to be employed in his Majefly's Service
from and after the Firlt Day oi November next.

Mr. Lear,jiijg, fromthe Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill.,
entitled, An Ad to provide for the Liujhng, Cloathing end Pay of Sixiy-ftx effe£i~ivt
Volunteers, &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Learning, by Order of the Hpufe, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplement to
tfje Ad: tor regulating Roads and Bridges ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfc adjourn'd till Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning.
"Tkurjday, September i5, 1762.

The Houfc met.
Ordered,
That Mr. Hancock, Mr. Dey^ Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Reading, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr.
y. Lawrence, and Mr. Hart, be a Committee to fettle the pubhck Accounts, and report
to the Houfe.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplement to the A£i for regulathig Roads and Bridges, was
read the fecond Tim-?, and committed to Mr. Reading, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Cooper,
and Mr. Samuel Smith, ' ' ,

Two Petitions of the fame Tenor, figned by a large Number of the Inhabitants, of
the County of Bergen, were prefented to the Houfe, fetting forth,^ That the Petitioners
perceive by the Minutesof a former Seffion, that a Petition was prefcnted to theHoufe,
prayino- that a Law may be palTed for afcertaining one general and unalterable Rule for
the Conftrudbion of Land Carriages, whofe Wheels may exaftly revolve on each Axis
five Feet two Inches Diftance from each other ; and defiring, for the Reafons therein
V contained, that Bergen may be excepted out of the Adt ;• which two Petitions were read,

and referred to the Com.mittee on the Road Ad.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from Henry Moore, Robert Cummlngs and
Jcfepb Rue, purporting, That the Petitioners, by the Mifcarriage of the Bill for their
Relief, ataSelTionin Perth- Amboy, \n December 1761, are ftill left in a deplorable Situ-
ation ; and what ftill adds more to their Misfortune, is, that all Gordon's Lands have
adlually been fold by the Sheriff of Middlefex at publick Vendue j and that they have
now purfued the Steps which they w£re advifed fhould have beeo done before j and pray-
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ing the Legidature to {bafs a Bill of the fame Tenor as thatpafled before j which Petition
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

The Houfe met.

According to a former Order of the Houfe, the Parties for and againft the Draining
of the Maidenhead Meadows, attending, were called in, and their feveral Allegations
and Proofs fully heard ; and the Matter is reterred to be further confidered.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Freeholders of the
Townfhipof Ne-juton, mths CoMnty oiCIouceJiey, praying, that an Aft may not pafs
to erect a Dam acrois the Mouth ot Neivton Creek, in rhe faid County -, and.

According to a former Order, the Parties for and againft the erefting the faid Dam,
being attending, werc-called in, and their feverai Allegations and Proofs fully heard ;
and on the Qiieftion, Whether the Matter be referred to further Confideration or nOt ?
it pafled in the Affirmative.-
. Ordered,

That the faid Matter be referred to further Confiderstion. ^

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Inhabitants of Prince-Town,
fetting forth the liardfhips the Fetitioners and otiiers have fuffered, and are ftill hable
to fuft'er, by his Majelty's Troops paffingthro' Prhice-To'nti ; and praying fuch Relief •
in the PremiiTes as to the Houie fhall feem meef -, which was read, and ofdcred a fecond
Reading.



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Simon Sparks, of Gloucefler County,
letting forth, that Seventeen Men ot Captain If'illiat.i Palkncr^ Company, were billetted
on him for ibmerTime ; which Men on a Muftcr, were rejefted as fupernumerary ;
whereby the Petitioner is unable to recover v/h^it is due to him ; and praying Relief j
which was read, and ordered a iecond Reading

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Peter Gordon, reprefendng his unhappy
Circumft'ances refpefting his Lottery -, and praying for a Law to vacate his faidLottery,
and ereft a new One ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral of the Inhabitants of the Town-
fhip of Evejham, in the County of Burlington, fetting forth, that the Petitioners are
informed, that Michael Brav.in hath petitioned the Houfe for an Aft, to enable him to
ereft a Mill and Dam acrofs one of the South Branches of Ancocas-Creek ; which they
conceive would be vaftly detrimental to the Public in general, and themfelves in particu-
lar ; and praying, thv the faid Aft may not pafs ; which was read, and ordered a iecond
, Reading.

A Petition was preffented to the. Houfe, from feveral Inhabitants of the County of
Gloucejler, Owners of the Meadows on Woodbury Creek ; praying for a Law, to oblige
the feveral Owners ot the faid Meadows, to perform their equal Share of clearing the
faid Creek from the Dam called Mofes Ward's Dam, up the faid Creek as far as Mofes
^ar^'s upper Line, and alfo to oblige the Owners of the Meadows, below the faid Dam,
to clear out the faid Creek ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petidon from Captain Jonathan Stout, of the Provincial Regiment, was prefented
to the Houfe, and read ; ictdng forth, that the Petitioner inUfted Fifty-one able-bodied
Soldiers for the faid Regiment ; but that on the general Review of the Regiment, only
Fifteen of that Number were accepted, and the reft difcharged as fupernumerary ;
and praying an Allowance for his Expcnce and Trouble in inlifting the faid Men.

Ordered,



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That faid Pctldon have a fecond Reading-

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock.
Friday, Septcniber ly, 1762.

The Houfe met. •

The Bill^. entitled. An i\& to malic the Owners of the Meadows and Murfim cj
the Eafi Jldj of Great Mantua Creek,^ /;; the County c/,Gloucefter, to drain the faid
Marfbes^ end to keep their Tide Bank in proper Repair ; was read the fecond Time, and
committed to '^Av.. Hancock and Mr. Clement.

According to a former Order of the Hcufe, the Parties for and againft the Bill for
vacating Peter Gordon's Lottery, and the Council againit the Bill, -attending, -were called
in, -and their ItveraJ Allegations and Proofs fully heard ; and .on the Qiieftion, Whether
a BiU fliall be brought in to vacate the faid Lottery, 2nd to put all Perfons concef ncd
in the Sicuadon they, were in before erecting tnereot ? it palled mthe Afhrmati-ve, Neniine
CCntradiiente.

Ordered.,

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Lawrence, do bring in the faid Bilk

APetiiion was prefented to the Houfe, from the Truftees of the College of New-
jerfey^ .fetting*tbrth, the Benefits accruing to the Publick from that Inftitution, and the
Jnculgence chat Matters ota publick-Nature have received from the Legiflature ; and
prayir.g the Houfe wiil be pleafed to pafs an Act, enabling the Petitioners to erect a
Lottery vvit"hin this Province, for the raifing the Sum of £. 4000, for the Ufe of the
faia College; vv-hich was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. \



The Petition from feveral of the Inhabitants o{ Evejham, praying a Bill may not pafs, '
to tnA>\c Michael Braiik toertdtaMili on the South Branch of Ancocas Creek; was
feavi the fecond "Time, and the faid Bill was alfo read the fecond Time ; and.

The Parties foi- and agjtinil the faid Bill attending, were called in, and their feveral
Allegations and Proofs fully heard; and on the Queftion,- Whether the faid Bill be .
engroiii-c: or.not? it pafied in the Negative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. Al.

The Houfe met. ' ,

The Bill, entitled; An Adl to enable the Owners of fome Meadow f- and Mcrrfhe^ fttuaie
on the South-lVeft Side of Rackoon-Creek, &c. was itad the fecond Tinie, and com-
mitted to Mr- Clement and Mr. Cooper. '

- Thd Petition from the Owners of the Meadows nn Woodbury Creek, praying a Law,^
to oblige the laid Owners to clear out the faid Creek, Wa^ read the lecond Time.

Ordered, "

• That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their
Petition, at the next Seffion at Burlington for doing the publick Bufinefs ; provided
Notice of their Apphcation and this Order Ihall be given in the Pennfyhania Gazette,
iVt Jeafc Six V\''eeks before the faid Seffion, and no reafonable Objedlions fiiall then appear
againft the fame. * ' •

. The Petition from the County oi Bergen, for making a Cauleway from the Eaft Bank
of Ilackinfack R\ver, to xhe Lund of Cornelius Ireland, was read the fecond Time.
, , • Ordered,



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Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of their
Petition, at the next Seilion of Aflembly ; provided Notice of their Application and
this Order, be affixed at Tnree of the moil nubhck Places of the Neighbourhood of the
Place, at lead Six Weeks betore the laid Sej/ioQ, and no realbnable Objedions fhall then
appear againft die lame. '

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, ^n
Ad: to enable the Owners of the Mcadoivs end Marjhes on t be Eaft Side of Great Mantau
Creek, in the County of Gloiicelter, &c. reported the faid Bill, with leveral Amend-
ments ; which were read in their Places ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Bill as
asiended, be engrofled of not ? it palled in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill be ensrofled.



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Mr. Spicer, one of the Committee of Correfpondeftce, latid before the Houfe a Letter
he had received from the Agent j which was read.

Four Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of
Burlington, Trenton, Chcflerfield, Nottingham and Ne-jo-Windfor, fetting forth the great
Benefits that would accrue to the Pubiick, from a Draw -Bridge over Cro/zt^zV/^j Creek,
at WatforC% Ferry -, and praying a Law to build the fame by Subfcription j which were
read, and ordered a iecond Reading;

According to a former Order cf the Houfe, Mr. fohn Lawrence, on Behalf of the
Owners of the Meadows and Marllies lying on Pumptjjy or Walker's Creek, in theTown-
fiiip of Chejier, and County of Burli-gton, brought m a Bill, entitled, Jn Ad to enable
the Owners and Poffcffors of the Marfh and i^-ivnmp lying on a fmall Creek, called Pumpefly
$r Walker's Creek, i^c. which was read, and oracred a fecond Reading.

Mr. .S/<rt;i?«5, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill, entitled,
JnKQifortbe vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately wade by Peter Gordon, /or
the Sale ef certain La-ads lying in the County of Middiefex ; and to relieve and fecure
the Truftees and Managers of the faid Lottery againft any ASlion that is or may be brought
igatnjl tbem concerning the fame ; wiiich was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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

Saturday, September i8, 1762.

The Houfe met.

The engrolTed Bill, entitled. An Ad to enable the Owners of the Meadows and Marfhes on
the Eaft fide <?/ Great Mantua Creek, i^c. was read and compared ; and on the Queftion,

Refolved,
That the fame do pals.

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

The Bill, entitled. An Ad for the vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately made
by Peter Gordon, ^c. was read the iecond Time, and amended in the Houfe ; and on
the Queftion agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders
oiGlcuceJler County ; fetting forth that there are fundry Books of Surveys, ^c. in the
Plands of John Ladd, Efq-, of that County, which Occafions them to be looked on as
private Property, where by Law, the fame ought to be lodged in the Surveyor General's
Office ; and praying the Houle will afford fuch Relief in the Premifles, as to the HoulS
ihall feem meet ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

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Mr. Coope'- informed theHoufe, that he had informed John Laid, Efq; of the Order
of the Houleof March lo, 1762, relating to the Records and publick Papers in his
Hands.

T!ie Bill, entitled, An Aft to enable the Ovjners and Pojfejfors of the Marjh and Swamp
lying on a fmall Ocek called Pumpefly, er Walkcr'j CrifiT/^, iJc. was read the fecond
Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer and Mr. Clement.

Mr. Reading, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, J Supplement to the
A£l for regulating Roads and Bridges, was committed, reported the fame, with feveral
Amendments thereto ; and feveral additional Amendments being made to the fame in
the Houfe ; on the Queition, the faid BUI as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to
be engrofled.

The Petition from the Truftces of the College of Ne^ju-Jerfey, for a Lottery for the
Ufe of faid College, was read the fecond Time; the Queftion v/as demanded. Whether
the faid Lottery be allowed or not ? but on Motion, the previous Queftion being put,
Whether chat Queftion be now put or not ? it was carried as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Ste-veiis, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. 5. Smith, Mr. Hancock,

Mr. tVetherill, Mr. l^an Gicfon, Mr. J. La-wrence, Mr. Miller,

'hlr.R.Lamrence, Mr. Dey, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Learning,

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Clement, Mr. Sficer.

Mr. J. O'gden, Mr. Hart. Mr. Cooper,

Mr. Fijher,

Then the Queftion was put. Whether the Lottery, under certain Regulations, be

allowed or not .' it pafTed in the Affirmative.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Stei/ens, Mr. Fan Giefon, Mr. R. La-iurence, Mr. Coojer,

Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. S. Smith, Mr. Hancock,

Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Learning, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Miller,

Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Clement, Mr. Spicer.

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart.
Mr. Hoghland,

Ordered,
That Mr. Robert Ogden and Mr. Wetherill do bring in the faid Bill.

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

MONDAT, September 20, 1762.

The Houle met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to "vacate the Lottery lately made by Peter
Gordon, &c. was read and compared j and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entided, A Supplement to the AQ.for regulating Roads and Bridges ;
was read and compared; and on the Queftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Wetherill, do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for Con-
currence.

Mr. Wetherill, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An Aft to impower i^e Iruftees of the College of New-Jerfey, to raife by a
Lottery, a Sum of Money for the Ufe of faid College; which was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading.



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A Petition was prefentcd to the Houfe, from Peter Bard and others. Owners of the
Water-Works erefted on the North-Branch of Ancocas Creek, and a Canal cut out of
the fame, in tne County oi Burlington ; letting forth, that the i^etitioners, and thofe under
whom they claim, have been at a great Expence about the laid Works ; and that there
are Lands fitu ate on the faid Branch and Canal, on which Mills and other Works may
be eredtcd, which would greatly injure the Petitioners, and at fome Seafons intirely
hinder their working ; and praying an Ad of Aficmbly, to prohibit the Obftrudion or
Diverfion of the laid Streams ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft
to enable the Ozvners of Meadow's and Marjhes lying en the I'FeJierly fide of Raccoon
Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep out the Tide from overflowing the fame;
reported the fame, with feveral Amendments thereto, which were read in their Places ;
and on the Queftion, the faid Bill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

The Bill, entitled. An Aifl to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathing, and Pay of Sixty-fix
effeSiive Volunteers, ^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of
the whole Houfe.

The Houi'e accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the
faid Bill j and after fome Time fpcntiherem, Mr. Speaker rellimed the Chair, and Mr.
Hancock, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone thro' the
iaid Bill, and had made feveral Amendments thereto -, which he was ready to report
whenever the Houfe will plcafc to receive the fame.
Ordered,

That the faid P^eport be made immediutely.

Whereupon Mr. Hancock reported the faid Bill and Amendments, which were read
in their Places •, and on the Queftion, the Uid B.il as amended, was agreed to, and
ordered to be engrofled.

The Houfe adjourn'J till Tv/o, P. M.

The Houfe met.

Mr. Speaker communicated to the Houfe, a Letter he had received from Jofeph J'ard,
Efqv purporting that Sickneis hinders him trom attending rhe Houfe with his Accounts,
but that if Health permits, he will attend the next SeiHon.

The engrofl"ed Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the O-xners of Meadows and Marfhes
lying on the Wefterly fide of Raccoon Creek, in the County of Gloucefter, to keep out the
i'ide from cverfio'-^ing the fame ; was read and compared ; and on the Qiiefton,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Doughty and Mr. A^ller, do carry the fame to the Council for Concurrence*

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Wetberill and himfelf, delivered the two Bills with
them intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

Mr. Clement reported, that Mr. Cooper and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
intrufted, to Mr. Smith,'''onc of the Gentlemen of the Council.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Sixty-fix of the Inhabitants of Trenton,
and other Places, fetting forth the great Damage occafioned by Wears, Bafkets, Pounds,
and other Engines and Devices, in the River Delaware, for taking oi Fifli ; and praying
a Law to the like Purpofe, with the Aft lately pafled in Pennfyivania, for remedying the
fame Mifchief •, and alfo Four Affidavits concerning the Damage occafioned by the faid
Obftruftions : And alfo Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, figncd by One
Hundred and fifty Hands, againft the faid Law, and an Affidavit concerning the fame j
all which were read, and ordered fecond Readings.

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The Petition from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of the County of Glcucefier,
f elating to the Surveys, iSc. in the Hands of 'John Ladd, Eiq; was read the Iccond
Time, and referred to further Confideracion.

Mr. Spker, frem the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled. An Adt to enable the
Owners and PojJ;jJors of the Marfli and bwamp, lying en a Jmall Creek (died Pumpefly or
Walker's Creek, in the Townjhip o/Cheftcr, tn the County 0/ Burlington, i^e. was com-
mitted, reported the laid Billj with leveral Amendments ; which were read in their Places ;
and on the Queflion, the faidBill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to beengrofled.

Mr. Wetheril!^ by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Aft to prevent
Sheep being killed by Dogs ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to impower the Trufiees of the College of Ncw-Jerfey, ia
raife by a Lottery, a Sum of Money for theUfe of f aid College -, was read the fecond Time,
and on the Queilion, Whether tlic laid Bili be committed or not ? it was carried in the
Affirmative.

Ordered,

Th»t the faid Bill be committed to Mr. Tijher and Mr. J. Ogden.

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

Tuefday, September 21, 1762.

Tlie Houfe met.

The cngrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft /* enable the Owners and Pcffeffors of the Marfb
etnd Swamp, lying on a fmall Creek called Pumpefly cr Walker's Creek, in the Tcwnjhip
ef Chefter, in the County of Burlington, to ere£l and maintain a Bank, Dam, and other
Water-Works acrofs the faid Creek, in order to prevent the Tide from overflowing the fame ;
was read and compared ; and on the Qucilion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pals.

Ordered,
That Mr. Borden and Mr. Clemoit, do carry the faid Bill to thcCoundlfor Concurrence.

Mr. Deughty reported, that Mr. Miller and himfelf delivered the Bill with them
intrufted, to Mr. Smith, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

A Meflagc from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary.

* Gentlemen of the General Affemhl^ j

' C I N C E your laft Scffion, this Province has fuftained a great Lofs, by
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