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VOTE



AND



PROCEEDINGS






OF THE



GENERAL ASSEMBLY



OF THE



Colony of NEW-JERSEY.



At a session began at PERTH-AMBOY,
Wednesday, August ip*** 1772, and continued

UNTIL 1^.£ 26^^ DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING.



Being the eirst Session of the twenty-second Assembly

OF NEW- JERSEY.




'i*'




BURLINGTON,

Printed by ISAAC COLLINS, Printer to the King, for
the Province of New-Jersey, Mdcclxxii.



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Votes^ &c. of the General AJfembly.



NAMES OF THE



REPRESENTATIVES.



CITY of Perth- Amhoy,
Middhfex,

Monmouth,

Efex,

So?uerfet,

Bergen,

Morris,
City of Burlington,
County of Burlington,

Gloucejier,

Salem,

Cape-May,

Hunterdon,

Cumberland,

Suffex,



Cortland Skinner, Speaker,
John Wetherill,
Edward Taylor,
Stephen Crane,
Hendrick Fillier,
Theunis Day,
Jacob Ford,
James Kinfey,
Henry Paxfon,
John Hinchman,
Grant Gibbon,
Jonathan Hand,
Samuel Tucker,
John Sheppard,
Thomas Van Home,



John Combs,
John Moores,
Richard Lawrence,
Henry Garritfe,
John R.oy,
Johannes Deraareft,
William Winds,
Thomas P. Hewlings,
Anthony Sykes,
Robert F. Price,
BeDJamin Holme,

John Mehelm,
Theophilus Elmer,
Nathaniel Pettit.



PERTH-AMBOr, JVedneJday, Auguft 19, 1772.



PURSUANT to His Majefty's Writs for eledling Reprefentatives
to aflift in General Aflembly, returnable at Perth-Amboy on
the fecond of April laft, and to feveral Prorogations, from
Time to Time, until tlais Day, the Members returned met
accordingly.

Mr. Skinner and Mr, Kiitfey were defired to wait on the Governor,
inform him thereof, and defire he will pleafe to appoint fome Perfon or
Perfons to qualify the Members.

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Kinfey and himfelf waited on his
Excellency accordingly, who was pleafed to fay he would fend the
Dedimus Potejlatem by Mr. Pettit the Secretary.

The Secretary attending with a Dedimus, authoriiing Frederick Smyth,
Charles Read, and David Ogden, Efquires, Charles Pettit and Cortland
Skinner, Efquires, and each and every of them, to tender and admi-

nifter



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111 Pier an Oatli or AlTirmation to the Icveral Rcprefcntatives returned,
and to eaufe them to make and fubfcribe the Declaration accord-
ing to Law ; the fame was produced and read, and then Cortland
Skinner, Efquire, being quahlicd before Charles Pettit, Efquire,
John Coiubs, "John V/etbcrill, John Moores, Edivard Taylor, Stephen
Crane, Henry Garritfe, Ilendrick Fifjcr, "John Roy, Theunis Dey, Johannes
Dcmarejl, Jacob Ford, IVilliam Winds, Tho>7ias Polegreen Heivlings,
Robert Friend Price, Grant Gibbon, Beiijamin Holme, Theophilus Elnier^
Jonathan Hand, Eli Eldridgc, Samuel Tucker, John Mehelm, Thomas Van
Home, and Nathaniel Pettit, Efquires, were fworn ; and Richard
Lanvrence, James KinJ'ey, Henry Paxfon, Anthotiy Sykes, John Hinchman,
and John Sheppard, Efquires, being of the People called ^takers,
were dnlv affirmed, and they all made and liibfcribed the Declaration
according to Law, before Cortland Skinner, Efquire.

The Clerk of the Crown laid before the Houfe the feveral Writs for
cle'fting Repi*efentatives, with their Returns.

Mr. Fipoer and Mr. Vvetherill were defired, by the Members, to wait
on his Excellency and inform him of the Qualification of the Mem-
bers, and defii'e Leave to choofe a Speaker,

Mr. Fijfjer reported, that Mr. Wetherill and himfelf waited on thd
Governor accordingly, who was pleafed to fay the Members might pro-
ceed tQ the Choice of a Speaker :

Whereupon the Members proceeded to the Choice of a Speaker, when
Cortland Skinner, Efq. was chofen, and placed in the Chair accordingly.
(Jrdered,

TIii6t Mr. Dey and Mr. Taylor do wait upon his Excellency and inform
him of the Choice of a Speaker, and defire to know when the Houfe
Ihall attend his Excellency with their Speaker, for his Approbation.

Mr. ^Dey reported, that Mr. Taylor and himfelf waited on his Excel-
lenc}*; according to Order, who was pleafed to fay he would receive
the Houfe with their Speaker To-morrow Morning at Ten o'CIock.

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Ten o'CIock.

Thiirfday, Aiiguji 10, 1772.

The Houfe met.
A Meflage from His Excellency by the Deputy Secretary.

Gentlemen,

I S Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and ready to receive
the Prelentation of your Speaker :

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair and with the Houfe went to
wait upon his Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed
the Chair and reported, that the Houfe had waited on his Excellency,
and had preiented him as their Speaker, and that his Excellency was
picaled to approve of their Choice ; that he had requefled of the Gover-
nor, that the Houfe might be protedled at all Times in their ufual
Privileges, which was readily granted. Afterwards his Excellency was
plcaicd to make a Speech to the Council and Houfe of AiTembly, of

which




which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy ;
which, by Order of the Houfe, was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading, and is in the Words following, viz.

Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General Affcmhly,

IT affords me particular Pleafure to have it in my Power, at the
opening of this Seffion, to congratulate you on the Addition
which, by his Majeily's gracious Allowance, has been made to
the Number of Reprefentatives of the Good People of this Province,
An Event at which I the more rejoice, as I flatter myfelf it will be a
Means of uniting all the Parts of the Colony, in promoting many
Schemes of publick Utility, which have hitherto been too much ne-
gle6led. A fatal Sentiment has long unhappily prevailed in this Province,
that every Meafure which muft be attended with Expence, and has not a
Tendency to benefit every Part of the Province equally, ought not to
be adopted by the Legiflature. It is, however, fcarcely poffible tq
contrive any Scheme for the publick Advantage, which can have fo
extenfive an Effect. In the Nature of Things, Ibme Situations muft be
more immediately benefited than others ; yet whatever procures an
Advantage to any Part of the Province, which it did not enjoy before,
is ultimately a Benefit to the Whole. For want of a due Attention to
this Truth, this Province, which has equal natural Advantages with
any of the neighbouring Colonies, is, though one of the moft antienf,
IhamefuUy behind all the others in its Trade, Roads, Bridges, publick
Buildings, and fuch odier Improvements as denote a fenfibleandfpirited
People. Every unneceffary Expence fliould indeed be carefully avoided,
but it is neither confulting the Intereft nor Reputation of the Province
to decline any Expence wloich the publick Good does at any Time
require.

Gentlemen of the General AJfemblyy

In the Year 1763', the Affembly thought proper, on my Recommen-
dation, to grant a Bounty upon the raifing of Flax and Hemp, and
planting of Mulberry Trees in this Colony for raifing of raw Silk.
The Bounty on the two firft Articles has, I am told, been produdlive
of very good Effecfts ; but the Bounty on the latter has, I believe,
never -been applied for, owing to the People not being, till lately,
fenfible of the Advantages which might accrue to them from the
Culture of Silk. From the Succefs of the Trials which were made laft
Year in this Colony and Pennjjlvania (a particular Account of which is
printed in the Minutes of Afl'embly) there can be no doubt but that it
would be greatly to die Intereft of the Province to encourage the raifing
of that Article : I cannot therefore but recommend it as a Matter worthy
of your particular Attention ; and, for the fame Reafon, I m-uft like-
wife requeft that you' will continue the Bounty on Flax and Hemp,
which is near expiring, and grant others on die making of Wines
and Pot-afh in this Colony.

In providing for the Support of Government, I would wifli you to
confider how greatly inadequate the ufual Salaries allowed die publick
Officers of this Province are to the encreafed Expences of Living, and
to the encreafed Abilities of the Inhabitants, fince the Time they were

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firfc cfliibnihed. An ill-judged Parfimony has hitherto prevailed in this
Reipecl ; but I fhould think myl'elif wanting in real Regard for the
Province, if I did not warn you at this Time agaiull a Conducl, the
Continuance of which will moil probably be found to be as impolitic
as it is unbecoming the Honour of the Province you reprefent. On
this Head I am to inform you, that it has been figuilied to mc, that
the Chief- Juflice having been under a Nece/Tity of reprefenting the
Infutliciency of his Support to the King, " His Majefty has been graci-
" oufly pleafed to give him an adequate Salary, which Mark of his
" Majerty's Attention to the Dignity and Independance of that Officer,
" it is hoped will give great Satisfaction ; and as it is his Majefty's Plea-
" fure that. he fhould no longer accept any Allowance from the Aifem-
" bly, the Province will be relieved from any furdier Expence on
" Account of that Eitablilhment."

Geiitkfiien of the Council^ and Gentlemen of the General Affemhly^

I have nov/ only to exprefs my Wiflies, that an uninterrupted Harmo-
ny and good Underftanding may prevail in all your Deliberations for
the publick Welfare, and to affure you that you fliall ever find me
ready to exert myfelf to the utmoft in whatever may beft promote the
true Interefl of this Colony.

Council Chamber, 7 -wt -nr* a ■\.^tr•r txt

Auguji 20. , 772. 1 Wm. F R A N K L I N.

. Refolved^
That Henry Richards be appointed Door-keeper to this Houle.

Ordered alfo.
That Andrew Roblnfon be Sergeant at Arms to this Houfe.

Refolved,
That the Yeas and Nays of the Members be entered in the Minutes,
if requefled by any three Members.

Refolved,
Tliat the Speaker, with any two Members of this Houfe, be a fuffici-
cnt Number to meet and adjourn, from Time to Time ; but not lefs
than twenty be a fufficient Number to proceed to any other Bufinefs ; nor
Jefs than twenty-four, when any Money is to be raifed, or applied.

Refolved,
That Dr. Benjamin Franklin be, and he is hereby appointed Agent of
this Colony.

Ordered,
That Ifiac Collins do print the Votes of tliis Houfe, being firft exa-
mined and figned by the Speaker.

Refolved,
That a Committee of Grievances do fet every JVcdnefday, if Occafl-
on ; and that the faid Committee be a Committee of the whole Houfe.
Ordered,
That the Doors of this Houfe be open ; and all Perfbns may, if
they think proper, be prefcnt at any publick Debate, under the fame
Rules and Orders obfcrved in the Houfe of Commons.

The



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The Secretary laid before die Houfe feveral Papers relative to the
Speech, and alio a Difallowance of two Adls pafTed in 1770 ; vvhich
were read, and are as follows, to ivit,

At the Court of St. James's the 15th of January lyji.

PRESENT,
The king's Most Excellent Majesty.
Lord President, Viscount Barrincton,

Duke of Queensberry, Viscount Hinchinbrooke,

Lord Chamberlain, Lord North,

Earl of Denbigh, General Conway,

Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis, Esq.

Earl of Litchfield, Sir Gilbert Elliot,

Earl of Rochford, George Onslow, Esq.

Earl of Bristol, George Rice, Esq.

Viscount Falmouth,

Whereas by Commiffion under the Great Seal of Great-Britain, the
Governor, Council and AlTembly of his Majefly's Province of Neiv-
Jerfey, are authorized and impowered to make, conftitute and ordain
Laws, Statutes and Ordinances for the public Peace, Welfare and Good
Government of tlie faid Province ; which Laws, Statutes and Ordinan-
ces are to be, as near as conveniently may be, agreeable to the Laws
and Statutes of this Kingdom, and are to be tranfmitted for his Ma-
jefty's Royal Approbation or Difallowance. And Whereas, in Purfu-
ance of the faid Powers, two Acls were pafled in the faid Province in
Ocloher 1770, and tranfmitted, entitled as follows, 'uiz.

A Supplementary Ac5l to an Acl, entitled, An Aci for the better enabling of
Creditors to recover their jxifl Debts from Perfons ivho abfcond themfelves.

An Aft to enable Perfons 'who are his Majefly s liege Subje6ls, either
by Birth or Naturalization^ to inherit and hold Real EJiates, notivith-
Jlanding the Purchafe, Grant, or Devfe ivere made before Naturalization^
ivithin this Colojiy.

Which A(5ls, together with a Reprefentation from the Lords Com-
miflloners for Trade and Plantations thereupon, having been referred to
the Confideration of a Committee of the Lords of his Majefty's Mofl
Honourable Privy Council, the faid Lords of the Committee did this
Day report as their Opinion to his Majefty, that the faid A<5ts ought to
be difallowed. His Majefly taking the fame into Confideration, was
pleafed, with tlie Advice of his Privy Council, to declare his Difallow-
ance of the faid Acfts ; and purfuant to his Majefly's Royal Pleafvire
thereupon exprelTed, the faid Adts are hereby difallowed, declared
void and of none EfFedl. Whereof the Governbr or Commander in
Chief of his Majefly's faid Province of Neiv-Jerfey for the Time being,
and all others whom it may concern are to take Notice, and govern
themfelves accordmgly.

STEPHEN COTTRELL.

A



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from a Number of the Inha-
bitants of the Southern Ward of Pertb-Awboy, fetting forth, and com-
phiining as a Grievance, that John Cowbs, Efq. one of the Reprefen-
tatives returned for the City of Ferth-Amboy, is a Non-refident, and
that his Eftate lies in the County of Monmouth ; and praying the Houfe
to take the fame into Confideration, 6'^. which was read, and order-
ed a fecond Reading.

Mr. EH Eldrldge (late Sheriff of Cape-May) having returned him-
felf one of the Reprefentatives for Cape-May, which appears from the
Return of the Writ and Indenture, the Houl'e took the lame into Con-
lideration, and, after fome Debate, the Houfe deferred tlie Determi-
nation thereon until the Afternoon.

The Houle adjourned till Three, P. M.
The Houfe met.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Return of Eli Eldridge
as a Reprelentative for the County of Cape-May, and, after fome De-
bate thereon, on the Quefcion, Whether the faid Eli Eldridge is legal-
ly returned or not ? It palfed in the Negative, as follows,

YEAS. NAYS. N A Y S.

Mr. ll^ithcrill, Mr. Moores, Mr. Pax/on,

Mr. La-wrence, Mr. Tay/or, Mr. Sjhs,

Mr. Hand, Mr. Crane, Mr. Hinchnan,

Mr. Eline'r. Mr. Carritfe, Mr. Pr



'^nce.



Mr. Fijher, Mr. Cibbon,

Mr. Roy, Mr. Holme,

Mr. Dey, . Mr. Tucker,

Mr. Demarejl, Mr. Mehelm,

Mr. Ford, Mr. Sheppard,

Mr. Winds, Mr. Vaji Home,

Mr. Khifey, Mr. Pettit.

Mr. He-mlings,

Refol'ved,
That his Seat be vacated, and the Speaker ifTue his Warrant to the
Clerk of the Crown, for a Writ to ifTue for the Choice of a Reprefentative
in his Place.

The Petition againfl John Combs, who is returned as one of the Re-
prclentatives of the City of Perth-Amboy, being read the fecond Time,
Ordered,
That the Parties be heard before the Houfe on Monday next, at
Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Mr. Cotnbs having moved for Leave of Abfence j

Ordered,
That he hive Leave till Monday next.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from fundry Inhabitants of
the Counties of tl/Jex, Morris, and Bergen, praying a Law to enable the
feveral Owners of the Meadows and low Lands, lying near and adjoin-
ing the River PaJJ'aick, to remove certain Obftruclions of the Courfe of
faid River, <6'C. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Ordered,
That Mr. FiJI^r and Mr. Ford be a Committee to infpccT; the Mi-
nutes of the former Houfe of Reprefentatives, and report what Bufinefs
was referred for further Confideration.

Ordered,



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Ordered^
That Mr. Crane, Mr. Wetherill, and Mr. Kinfey, be a Committee to
infpedl what Laws are expired, or near expiring, and make Report to
the Houfe.

A Petition was prefented bv William Throckmorton, an iniblvent Deb-
tor, praying a Law for his Relief, o'f. which being read ; on the
Queflion, ordered a lecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from fundry Freeholders and
Inliabitants of Eff'ex and Bergen, fetting forth, that the flopping up
the River Pajjaick is greatly prejudicial to them, both in Filhing and
Navigation ; and praying a Law to remedy the fame ; which was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented by divers Freeholders and Inhabitants of
the County of Burlington, praying an Emiffion of Paper Currency ;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented by the Grand Inqueft for the Body of the
County of Burlington, fetting forth many Inconveniences attending
the Importation of Convicl Servants into this Colony, and praying a
Law to remedy the fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Read-
ing.

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Friday^ Aiigiift 21, 1772.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefemed by fundry Inhabitants of the City and
County of Burlington, praying that a Toll-Bridge may be eflablifhed
over Crojpwicks Creek ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Read-

Six feveral Petitions from the principal Inhabitants of the City and
County of Burlington were prefented, praying a Law to abolilli Fairs in
faid City ; which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented from divers Merchants and Inhabitants of
the County of Burlington praying a Law for die better regulating the
packing of Beef and Pork ; which was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

Two Petitions were prefented from the Owners and PofTefTors of the
Marfh or Meadow on both Sides of Rapapa Creek, in the County of Glou-
xejier, praying a Law to erecl a Bank, Dam, and Water-works, to pre-
vent the Tide from overflowing the fame ; alfo one other Petition op-
pofing it ; which were read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented from the Owners of Meadows and Marfhes
lying on Englijh\ Creek, in the County of Burlington, praying a Re-
peal or Alteration of the 8th Section of a Law obtained at the lafl Sefli-
ons, for flopping out the Tide from overflowing faid Meadows, <^c.
alfo another Petition againfl it ; which were read, and ordered a fe-
cond Reading.

A Petition was prefented from the Owners and PofTefTors of the Mea-

C dow



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<iow and Swamp lying on a Branch o^ Allozi-njs Creek, in the County
of Siilcm, praying a liipplementary A61 to an Adl, entitled Ati A(£l to
cmible the Oivners and Fojfejfors of /aid Meadoivs, to keep Jtp and viain-
tain the Bank, Dam, and other Water-'works in the /aid Meadoivs^ &c.
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

V/hereas the bringing in of Petitions, for private Bills, at any Time
during a Se/hon of Airembly, too often impedes the public Bufinefs,
Rtfolved,

That no Petitions for private Bills fliall be received during the Conti-
i^iance of this Affembly, unlefs the fame be delivered in, together
with a Draught of the Adl prayed for, within the firll ten Days of
any future SefTions.

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and committed
to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

The Houfe accordingly refolvcd itfelf into a Committee of the whole
Iloufc on his Excellency's Speech, and, after fome Time fpent there-
in, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. F'ljloer, Chairman of the
Committee, reported, that the Committee had made fomc Progrefs in
the Matters to them referred, and defired Leave to fit again ; to which
the Houfe agreed.

The Houfe adjourned till Three, P. M.

The Houfe met.

The Houfe again, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Com-
mittee of the whole Houfe on his Excellency's Speech, and, after
fome Time ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr.
Fifljer, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee
had gone through the Matters to them referred, and had come to
the following Refokitions, which he was ready to report, whenever
the Houfe would pleafe to receive the fame.
Ordered,

That the Report be made immediately ;

Whereupon Mr. Fi/ljcr reported the Refolutions of the Committee,
as follows.

1. Refoh'ed,

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in an-
fwer to his Speech : To which the Houfe agreed.

2. Refolded,

That the Government of this Colony be honourably fupported,
from the firfl Day o^ Odober next, to the firfl; Day of October, 1773 :
To which the Houfe agreed.

3. Refolved,

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, a Bounty on railing
Mulberry Trees, which will expire on the firft Day of Odober next,
be further continued : And, on the Queflion, Whether the Houfe
agrees thereto, or not ? It palfed in the Negative, as follows —

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr, Kinfcy, Mr. Eltner, Mr. Wetkerill, Mr. Demarcji,

Mr. Heivlhigs, Mr. Vtiii Home, Mr. Moores, Mr. Ford,

Mr. Vcix/i,!, Mr. Pct/i/. Mr. Taylor, Mr. IVhidj,

Mr. Price, Mr. Laivrencc, Mr. Sykes,

. , Mr.. Hand, Mr. Carritfe^ Mr. Hinchman,

Mr. Shepfard, Mr. Fiflotr, Mr. Gibbon,

■ ' - Mr. Roy, Mr. Holme,

Mr. Dey,



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Ordered,
That Mr. Fijljer, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Kinfey, Mr. Crane, and Mr.
Ford, be a Committee to prepare and bring in the Draught of an
Addrefs to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his Speech.

Ordered,
That Mr. Pax/on, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Laivrence, Mr. Gibbon, and Mr.
Price, be a Committee to prepare and bring in the Draught of a Bill
for Support of Government.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hinchman, Mr. Gibbon, Mr. HeivUngs, Mr.
Moores and Mr. Pettit, or any three of them, be a Committee to join
a Committee of the Coancil, to fettle the Eaftern Treafurer's Accounts,
and burn the Cancelled Money in his Hands, and make report to the
Houfe.

Ordered,
That Mr. Dey and Mr. Winds do inform the Council thereof, and
defire them to appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, together with
the Time and Place of meeting.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed to infpedl the Minutes
of the former Houfe of Reprefentatives, and report what Bufinefs was
r-eferred for further Coiifideration, made the following report :

1. A Petition for Morris Spring Road.

2. The Landing Bridge Petition.

3. A Bill for the Relief of the Poor.

4. A Bill for regulating Roads and Bridges.

5. The Encouragement of railing raw Silk.

6. Reuben Riinyoiis Account.

Ordered,
That Mr. Kinfey, Mr. Crane, and Mr. Tucker, be a Committee to bring
in a Bill for the Settlement and Relief of the Poor.

Ordered, '

That Mr. Hinchman, Mr. Sykes, Mr. Ford, Mr. Gibbon, and Mr.
Sheppard, be a Committee to bring in a Bill for regulating Roads and
Bridges.

Ordered,

That Mr. Hinchman, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Price, Mr. Holme,
and Mr. Van Home, or any three of them, be a Committee to adjuft all
Publick Accounts which may come before the Houfe this Sellion, and
to meet a Committee of the Council to fettle the Province Lottery
Accounts ;
Ordered,

That Mr. Dey and Mr. Wijjds do inform the Council thereof, and
defire they will appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, together with the
Time and Place of meeting.

The Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Saturday, Auguji ,22, 1772.
The Houfe met.

The



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The Petition of f'undry Inhabitants of the City and Couiiry of Bur-
Ungton, praying a Law for a Toll-bridge over Crojpwicks Creek, was
reatl the fecond Time ;
Onlcred,

That the fame be referred to the next SefTion at Burlington.

The Petition for and againft a Law to ere6t a Bank, Dam, and other
Water-works, to prevent the Tide from overflowing the Meadows and
Marlhes on a Branch of Rapapa Creek, in the County of Gloucejler ;
was read the fecond Time ;
Ordered^

That the fame be referred to the next Seilion at Burlington.

Mr. Dey reported, that Mr. Winds and himfelf deUvered the MefTages
with them intrulfed to Stephen Skinner, Efq. one of the Council.

The Petition for and againfl: a Law to repeal or alter the 8th Sedlion
of a Law obtained at the laft Seflion for flopping out the Tide from
overflowing the MarJhes and Meadows on EngliJJjs Creek, in the
County of Burlington ; was read the fecond Time,
Ordered,

That the Parties be heard before the Houfe on Friday next, the 28th
Inftant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon.

A Petition was prefented by Benjamin Jjers, an infolvent Debtor in
the Gaol of Cumberland County, praying a Law for his Relief, &c.
which was read. On the Queftion, ordered a fecond Reading.

On Motion made by Mr. Fax/on,
Ordered,

That he have Leave to bring in a Bill, at the next SefTion of AfTembly,



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