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THE 



V O T E S 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



General ASSEMBLT 



O F T H E 



Province of Nevv-Jersey> 

Held 2LtPERrH-AMB0r on Mondav the 2oth of May iyi;u 




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PHILADELPHJA: 

Printed by W. Bradford, Printer to the King's Moft Excellent Ma jefty, 
for the Province of New-jerfey. 



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VOTES 



6 F T H E 



General ASSEMBLI 



Names of the Representatives. 



City of Perth-Amboy, 
County of Middlefex, 
Monmouth, 
Eflex, 
Somerfet, 
Bergen, 
City of Burlington, 
County of Burlington, 
Gloucefter, 
Salem and Cumberland, 

Cape May, 
Hunterdon and Morris, 



yohn Stevens, 

John Wetbenll, 

Robert Lawrence, 

yohn Low, 

John Van Middlefivorth, 

Derick Dye, 

Charles Read, Speaker, 

Willtam Cooke, 
William Mickle, 
William Hancock f 
Aaron Learnings 
William Mott, 



John Johnlion, 
Shobal Smith, 
James Holmes, 
Robert Ogden, 
Hendrick Fi/Jjer, 
Cornelius Vanvcrji, 
John Deacon, 
Barxillai Newbold, 
Jojeph Edis, 
Richard Wood, 
Jacob Spicer, 
John Emley. 




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MO N D A r, May 20, 1751. 

URSUANT to the Writs for ele(fling RcprefentaHves of the Coldny 
of New-Jerjey, to fcrve in General Aflembly, returnable at Perth- 
Amboy the 6th of April laft, and fundry Prorogations fince, to thii 
Day, twenty two of the Members met. 

Mr. FiJJjer and Mi*. Stevens were defired to wait On His Excellency, 
and acquaint him, that a fufficient Number of the Members to proceed up- 
on Bufinels are met, and pray him to appoint proper Perfons to quality 
theni. 

Mr Fijher reported, that Mr. Stevens and himfelf waited on his Excel- 
lency, who was pleafed to fay, he would do what was proper on the Oc- 
caiion. 



Mr. Seeritary brought from bis Excellency a Dedimus, appointing the 

Honourable 



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Honourable AnJre'-^^ John/ion, Jamei HuJe, and Charles Ready Efqrs. and 
William Hancock and John Low, Elqrs. or any two of them, to qualify 
the Members. 

And accordingly the Members prefent, being twenty-two in Number, 
were qualified, Mr. Hude, Mr. Read, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Low being 
prefent. 

Then Mr. Secretary inform'd the Members, that they were diredted-by 
his Excellency to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker. And they proceeded 
accordingly, and chofe the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; who was 
conduced to, and placed in the Chair. 

Ordered, , . ^ „ i r j j 

That Mr. Spicer and Mr. Jobnflon inform his Excellency thereof, and de- 
fire he will be pleafed to let the Houfe know when they may attend him 
to prefent their Speaker. 

••''■ Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Johnflon and himfelf had waited on his 
Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, that the Houfe might attend him to- 
morrow Morning at 1 1 o'Clock. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrOw Morning nine o'Clock, ^ 

Tuefday, May 21. 175 1. 
••^ The Houfe met. 

Mr. Kmley was qualified before Mr. Speaker, Mr. Low and Mr. Hancock. 

Ordered, 
That he take his Seat in the Houfe. 

A Meffage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary. 

* Gentlemen, 
' I am ordered to acquaint you, that his Excellency is ready to receive the 
' Prefentation of the Speaker. 

Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency. 

And being returned, Mw Speaker relumed the Chair and reported,' that 
the Houfe had prefented him to his Excellency, who was pleafed to;, ap- 
prove of their Ciioice : That he had requefted his Excellency, that the 
Houfe might be proteded in their ulual Privileges, and that the Speaker^ or 
any of the Members, might, by Order of the Houfe, have free acccfs to 
his Excellency, as often as the publick Affairs required it. 

To 



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To which his Excellency was pleafed to Anfwer, tlwt as he was tender 
of the Prerogatives of the Crown, fo he was equally tender of the Privilege;; 
of the People, that the Houfe fhould enjoy their juft Rights and Privileges, 
and that the Speaker, or any of the Members, fhould by the Diredtion of 
the Houie, have free accefs to him whenever they fliould think it ne~ 
cefTary for the good of the Community. 

Ordered^ 
That the Clerk of the Crown lay the Writs for eledling the prefent ke- 
prefentatives; with the Returns, before the Houfe in the Afternoon. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2. P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

According to Order, the Writs of Election and Returns, were laid be- 
fore the Houfe. 

A Motion was made, that a Refolve of the late Houfe, wherein it is 
Refolved, that not lefs than Twenty Members be a fufiicient Number to 
proceed when any Money is to be raifed or applyed, be a Refolve of this 
Houfe, and after fome Debate on the Queftion, it pafTed in the Affirma- 
tive. 

Yeas Yeas 

Mr. Wetherily Mr. Vanvorjl 

Mr. Smith, Mr. Cooke, 

Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Newbold, 

Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wood, 

Mr. Fan Middle/worth, Mr. Spicer, 
Mr. Fi/her, Mr, Mott. 

Mr. Deyi 



Nays 
Mr. Stevens, 
Mr. jfohnjion, 
Mr. Low, 
Mr. Ogden, 
Mr. Deacon, 



Naysi 
Mr. Mickel, 
Mr. Ellis, 
Mr. Hantock, 
Mr, Emley, 



Refolved, ■. ■ ■ ... ,. . 

That two of the Members of this Houfe, with the Speaker, be a fufHci- 
ent Number to meet and adjourn from time to time, but that not lefs than 
Sixteen be a fufficient Number to proceed to any other Bufinefs, nor lefs 
than Twenty when any Money is to be raifed or applyed. 

Refolved, . . , . '.,,:•.. 

That the Members Names to their Yeas arid Nays be entered in the Mi- 
nutes, if defired by any three Members. 

Refolved, , ,- 

That John Titus be Door-keeper of this Houfe. 

Ordered, , . , . - ^ 

That William Bradford of Philadelphia, Print the Votes of iht Houfe,' 
being iirft peruied and figned by the Speaker. 



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Refolved^ 



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that a Committee of Grievances do fit erery Wednefday, it there be 0&. 
cafion, and that faid Committee be a Committee ot the whole Houfe. 

Ordered, . „ „ ii • ^ u- 

That Mr Spicer and Mr. Ogden wait on his Excellency, and acquaint hins, 
that the Houfe are ready to receive any Thing he ftiall pleafe to lay before 
them. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Ogden atid himfelf performed the Order 
of the Houfe. 

A MeOage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary. 

* Mr.Speaker^ „ . , t /-, •» 

' His Excellency requires the Attendance of the Houfe m the Council 

* Chamber immediately. 

Mr Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency. And being returned. Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair and re- 
ported, that the Houfe had attended his Excellency, who was pleafed to 
make a Speech to both Houles, of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to 
prevent Miilakes, obtained a Copy. 

That his Excellency's Speech be read, and it was read, and is as follows. 
Gentlemen of the Council and of the General Affembly, 

THERE having lately been a Choice of a new Affembly, I have 
iudged it neceffary to the King's Honour and Service, as well as for 
« the real Intereft of the Province, to meet you as loon as conveniently 
'* might be. 

« Gentlemen of the General Jffembly, t^ . , i ^u^ 

* As it is more peculiarly your Privilege and your Duty, to make he 
neceffary and fufficient Supplies for Payment of the Debts of the 
Province, and for the Support of His Majefty's Government over you 
I muft defire you wifely and prudently to confider the prefling and diflref- 
fine Circumflances this Province is brought into, by an empty Treafury 
for near two Years pafl; and that while Juftice is circulating between JI^" 
and Man, and private People are obliged, by the Laws ot the Land to 
pay their' Debts one to another, the Creditors of the Province liave been 
left without Remedy, and for no other Caule but from the D^em^ce 
in Opinion between His Majefty's Council and the kte Houfe of AlTem- 
blv as to the Manner of raifmg of Monies. Surely this can be no fub- 
ftanVidReafonfor ftoping the Courfe of publick Juft.ce ; atleaftaBiU 
ought to pafs in Security to all that have Claims upon the Province. 

« And as I am furc there cannot be fct before you a better Example for 
*• your 



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* your Proceedings in the publick Affairs, than that of the Honourable 

* Houfe of Commons of Great-Britain, I muft obfcrve to you, that it is 

* their conftant Pradice, firft of all to Vote to HisMajefty an ample fupply of 

* Money, for Payment of the publkk Debts, and for the neceflary Support 

* of the Government, and tbereajter to confider of Ways and Means for 

* railing the (aid Monies ; and this has always proved a happy Means of 

* fecuring the juft Dues of the Subjed, and thereby of preferving Peace and 

* good Order between the LegiHature and the People. 

* Gentlemen of the Council and of the General AJfembly^ 
* I doubt not but you are now come together with good Difpolitions and 

* Relblutions to do all in your Power for the Support of the King's Govern- 

* ment, and for the Happinefs of this Province. As I have once and again 

* mentioned to former Aflemblies, fo I now do to you, tiiat in all your De- 

* bates and Deliberations, I heartily wifh the mofl pleaflng Harmony and 

* Agreement, and I (hall chcarfully put the lafl Hand to your wife Refults 

* in what I have now mentioned to you. 
Pertb-Amboyf 

May 21. 17 s^' J. BELCHER. 

Ordered, 
That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from the Prifoners for Debt in the Gaol of Perth-Amboy, was 
prcfented to the Houfe and read, praying an Adt for their Relief in fuch 
Manner as the Houle fhall think fit. 
Ordered, 

That the Petition have a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 
Wednejday^ May 22. 1751. 
The Hoiife met. 

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

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole 
Houfe, to confider his Excellency's Speech. And after fome Time fpent 
therein, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr; Hancocky Chairman of 
the Committee, reported, that the Houfe have gone through his Excel- 
lency's Speech, and come to a Refolution, that an humble Addrefs be 
prefented to him, in Anfwer thereto. To which the Houfe agreed, and 
lefolved accordingly. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Cooke, Mr. Lawrence^ Mr. Spicer, Mr. Vip^er, and Mr. We- 
tberij^ be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Draught of faid Addrefs. 



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The Petition of the Priloners in the Goal iri Perth-Amhoy was 
Vead a Second Time and referred "to further Confideration, 

The Houie adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Motion being niade that the Orders of the late Houfe oif the 
7th of February laftj made on the Report of a Committee appointed 
to inlpect the Laws, Records and other Fundamental Conflitucions, 
relating to the firft Settlement of this Colony^ fhould be reviv'd j the 
Houfe agreed thereto. 

Refohed, 
That the faid Orders be revived and be of full Force. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. Mott, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Low, Mr. Newbold and Mr. Emley, 
be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill Jor fupport of Govern- 
ment, 

The Houfe adjourn'd till eight ' o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

7hurfdayy May 23. 1751. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd to two Afternoon, 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition di'Jofeph Bonney was read, fetting forth, that he hath 
receiv'd no Satistadion in a Caufe fet forth in a Petition preferred to 
the late Houfe againft John Riddell, and praying the Houfe to endeavour 
that he may have Redrefs. 

Ordered. 
'That the Petition have a fecond reading, 

A Petition o^ Johannes Nevius, letting forth, that he thinks himfelf 
agriev'd by a Bill of Cofl drawn by an Attorney of Law in this Pro- 
vince, and praying Redrefs, was read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe taking into Confideration the Petition of the Prifoners 
tor Debt. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. Fan Middelfworth, Mr. Newbold, Mr. Smith, Mr. Stevens 
and Mr. Emley, be a Committee, to prepare a Bill for the Relief of In- 
Joh'ent Debtors. 

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The Houfc adj«urn'd till to-morow Morning sight of the Clock 

Friday May 24, 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr, Learnings return'd a Reprefcntative for Cape May, was qualifyed 
before Mr. Speaker, Mr. Hanccck, and Mr. Loiv thereunto duly autho- 
rized. 

Ordered. 
That he take his Seat in the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to Two P. M, 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition of fundry Foreigners born under the Allegiance of the 
Emperor of Germany, praying to be naturalized, was read, and ordered 
a iecond Reading. 

Ordered. = . . 

That yi^. Hancock and Vlr. Learning be added to the Committee for 
bringing in the Bill for Support of Government. 

Ordered. ^ 

That Mr. Fi^jer Mr. Jobnfion, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Ogden and IVTr. Stevens 
be a Commitee to prepa.Teznd bring m a Bill for a fcertaining tbe ^otas, cf 
the Jeveral Counties, on raifing a Provincial Tax. 

The Petition of "Johannes Ne'oius, for relief concerning a Bill of Coll: 
being read the fecond Time, the Houfe are of Opinion, that its remedia- 
ble in the Courts ot Juftice, and to them, the Houfe recommend it to 
apply a Remedy if the Complaint fhall be found to be iuil. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morow Morning eight of the Clock, 

Saturday May z^, iJSi- 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of fundiry Foreigners praying to be naturalized, was read 
a fecond Time, with a Certificate of their taking the Oaths, and making 
and fubfcribing the Declaration appointed by Law. -The Houfe grants leave 
to bring in a Bill for that purpole according to the Prayer of the Petitioners. 

And thereupon a Bill was prefented to the Houfe entitled, yin ASl for 
naturalizing Philip Young, Henry Croo, Johannes Fiflier, Jacob Winnackcr, 
Michael Shuatterly, and Jacob Kemper, which was received and read and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 



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The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine •Clock, 



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Monday Ma-^ 27 1751- 
The Houfe rner> 

Mr. Deacon prayed leave to bring in a Bill to inveft the Corporation of 
Burlington, with the Right of Ferriage from thence to the Town of Bnf- 

tcl. 

'Ordered, 
That he have leave to bring in fuch Bill at the beginning of next Sit- 
ting at Burlington, if it's then made appear, that one Copy of the above 
Prjiyer and this Order, has been affixed up at the Wharf, and another at 
the Court-Houfe in Burlington, at leaft one Month before faid Sitting, in 
Order that all Perfons may have Notice to make their ObjecCtions if any 
they have, to fuch Bill. 

The Houfe adjourned, to eight o'Clock to morrow Morning 

Tuefday May 28, 175 1. 

The Houle met. 

Mr. Cooke laid before the Houfe fundry Papers received from the Agent, 
which were read and ordered to lie on the Table for the Perufal of the 
Members. 

The Bill for naturclizing Philip Young, Henry Croo, Johannes Fifher, 
Jacob Winnacker, Michael Shuatterly, mid Jacob Kemper, was read a 
fecond Time, and conxmitted to Mr. FiJJxr, Mr. Van Middle/worth and 
Mr. Wethcrill. 

The Houfe adjourned to 2 P. M; 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. FiPoer from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill lo en- 
able the Legijlature to fettle the ^otas of the Jeveral Counties, reported, 
that they have prepared the fame. And it was received and read and order- 
ed a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Van Middlefworth from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, 

Jor the relief of Inlohent Debtors, reported, that they have prepared a Bill 

for that Purpofe, entituled. An Aol for the Revival and Continuance of an 

Acl, entitled. An Acl for the relief of poor di/lrejfed Prifoners for Debt, 

And it was received and read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourned, to eight o'Clock to morrow Morning. 

kViednefday 



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Wednefday May 29, 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

- Mr. Fifhtr from Committee to whom the Bill for naturalizing Philip 
Young, and others was committed, reported the fame without Amendr 
ment. And the faid Bill was read, and feveral Amendments made thereto in 
the Houfe, and on the Queftion. 

Ordered, That the Bill as amended be engrofled. 

The Bill to enable the Legijlature to fettle the ^ctas, &c. was read a fe- 
cond Time, and committed to a. Committee of the whole Houfe. 

t 
The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to 
confider the laid Bill. After fome Time fpent therein, Mr, Speaker reCnm^ 
ed the Chair, and Mr. Haiiccck, Chairman of the Committee, reported, 
that they have made fome Progrefs therein, and defire leave to fit again. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourned to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met, and refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole 
Houfe, to proceed on the Bill, to enable the Legijlature to fettle the ^ctas &,c. 
And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Hancock, Chairrr.an of the Committee, reported, that they have gone 
through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereto. And with leave 
he reported the fame. 

And the faid Amendment was, read, in .its place, and on the Queftion^ 
whether the Bill be engrcfTed with the faid Amendment ? It pafTed in the 
Afhrmiative. 
Ordered, 

That the Bill as amended be engrofled, 

The Bill to revive and continue an AB for the relief of poor di/lrefjed Pri- 
foners for Debt, was read a fecond time, and committed to Mr. Learning, 
Mr. Wood, Mr. Deacon, and Mr. Ellis, 

The Petition oijofeph Bcnney was read a fecond time j and the Houfe tak- 
ing the fame into Confideration, are inclinable to pafs aq A61 of General A(- 
fcmbly for his relief at next Sitting, upon the Principles of Mercy and Juflice, 
Provided no reafonable Objedious can be made againfl fuch Adl : Therefore 
Ordered, that Copies of this Minute be fet up at the Court Houfe in So- 
merjet County, at Prince-Town, at Neiv-Brunjivick, at the Clerks Office of 
faid County, and at Bound-Brook, for at leafi one Month preceeding fuch 
Sitting, that all Perfons concerned may have Notice thereof, and make their 
Objedlions, it any they have. 

The Houle adjourn'd till eight o' Clock to-morrow Morning. ^ 

fhurfday 



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Tlnirjday, May 30. 17'ji. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Learning from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Revival and 
Continuance of an A6i for the Relief of poor dijlrejjed Prifoners for Debt 
was committed, reported the lame with fome Amendments, which were 
read in their Places, and lome other Amendments made in the Houfe, 
and on the Queflion, 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be engrofled. 

The engroffed Bill entitled, An A5l to enable the Legijlature to fettle the 
^otas of the fever al Counties in this Colony in order for levying oft axes from 
Time to Time as Occafionnmy require, for payment &f the publick Debts, for fup- 
port of Government, and defraying the Contingent Charges thereof ^ was read 
and compared, and on the Qucftion, 
Refolved, nemine Contradicente^ 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 
/ 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifoer and Mr. Stevens carry the fame to the Council for their 

Concurrence. 

Mr. Fifer reported, that Mr. Strjens and himfclf delivered the faid 
Bill to the Speaker in Council. 

The engroffed Bill entitled, An A5i for naturalizing Philip Young, Henry 
Croo, Johannes Fifher, Jacob Winnaker, Michael Shuatterly and Jacob 
Kemper, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 

Rejohed, That the Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Fan Middlefworth and Mr. Smith carry the fame to the Council 
for their Concurrence. 

A Petition of John Noe, fetting forth, that he has been fome Years a 
Prifoncr in the Gaol at Perth- Ambcy, and that he owes {o great a Sum, that 
if an Ad: paffes for the Relief of diftrcfs'd Prifoners in the Manner it lately 
was, it will not relieve him, and praying an Adl for his Relief, was read and 
ordered a lecond Readinc;. 



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The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Van Middlefiuorth reported, that Mr. Smith and himfelf delivered the 
Bill with th.em entrufted, to Mr. Salter, one of the Gentlemen of the 
Council, 

Mr. 



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Mr. Moft from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for fup port of 
Government, reported that they have prepar'd the lame. And it was re- 
ceived and read, and ordered a fccond Reading. 

A McfTdge from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council, 
which was read , and is as tollows. 

Gentlemen of the Council and of the General Affembly^ 
'■ 'NL/'OU may remember that in the laft SeiTionof the late Affembly, one 

* _J_ J'^/'^p^ Bonney, then a Priioner in Somerfet Qa.o\, made his AppU- 

* cation to this Legiflature, for feme Redrefs und*er his diihcult Circumftances, 
' and I have this Day received his repeated Complaint of the (evcrity of his 
' Cale, which I now lay before you ; and upon reading it, I believe you 

* will think it will well become thiiLegiflature, as Fathers of the People, to 

* make a thorough and efJcdtual Examination into the Matter ; and this I 

* defire you to Co by a joint Committee of the Council and the Affembly, 
' as <oon as the more i.ecclTafy Affairs of this Sellion are dilparch'd ; and 

* when it is confiJer'd, how long the Man has been held in durance, I 

* hcpc this Court will not rife beiore they do what may be proper, on t;.eir 

* Part, for his Relief, or that he may i.ifome other Coorlc obtain Jullice. 
Pertb-Amboy. 

May 29. 175 1 • J. BELCHER. 

The Petition refcred to in his, Excellency's Meflirge was alfo read, 

Ordered, 
That the laid Meflage be read a fecond time. 



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The Petition of John N^ was read a fecond time, and referred to fiirthcr 
Confideration. 

The engroffcd Bill, entitled, An yl5f for the Revival and Continuance of 
an A5i, entitled, ^An Ad for the Relief of poor dijlreffed Prijojur^ jor Debt, 
was read and compared, and on the Queftion. 
Refohed, 
That the iaid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Deacon do carry the fame to the Council, for 
their Concurrence. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, delivered the faid 
Bill to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjoum'd till eight o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Friday, May 31. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

The "2)^1 jcr fupport of Gvoernmentt vtzs, read a fecond time, and com- 

P mitted 



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mitted to a Committee of the whole Houfe. The Houie accordingly rc- 
folved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider the faid 
Bill. And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker rciamed the Ciwir, 
and Mr. Cocke, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that they had made 
fome Progrefs in the Matter to them refered, and dcfired leave to fit again. 
To which the Houfe agreed, 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr, KembJe, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have paffed the Bill, entitled, Ati A51 to enable the Legijlature to 
fettle the ^otas, &c. without any Amendment. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

And refolvcd itfelf into a Committee of the v/hole Houfe, to proceed on 
the Bill to them referred. After fome time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker 
refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the Committee, reported, 
that they have made fome further Progrefs in the faid Bill, and defirc leave 
to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till eight o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, June i. 175 1. 

The Houfe met. 

And rcfolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to proceed on 
the Bill for fupport of Government. After feme time fpent thsrein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the Committee, 
reported, that they have made fome further Progrefs in the faid Bill, and 
defired leave to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2. P. M. 

The Houfe met, and refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole 
Houle, to proceed on the Bill for fupport of Gcvernment. After fome time 
fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cwke, Chairman of 
the Committee, reported, that they have gone through the Bill, and come 
to fundry Refolutions thereon, and with leave he reported the fame, as 
follows. 

Refohed, 
That the Government be fupported for two Year?, to commence the 
tenth Day of Juguft 1749, ^nd to End the tenth Day of Augu/l 175 1. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

Refohedy 
That in and by the faid Bill, when paflcd into a Law, there be paid, 

To 



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To hh Ex'cellency Jonathan Belcher, Efq; or to the Governor dt 
Commander in Chief for th^ Time being, for his Salary, the Sum of Om 
Ihoufimd Pounds per Annum., during the faid two Years. 

And on the Queflionj whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? It pals'd 
in the Affirmative. 

Yeas , Yeas Yeas Nays 

Mr. Jobnjion, Mr. Eifier, Mr. Mickely Mr, Laurerxe, 

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Hdmes, 

Mr. Smiih, Mr. Vcinijcrjl, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Motf. 

Mr. Lew, Mr. Deacon, Mr. Wood, who voted 

Mr, Ogden, 'Mr. Cocke, Mr. Learning, for 800 /. 

Mr. Van Middlc['-Jo:rth, Mr. NevMld, Mr. 6'/)/crr, 

To Robert Hunter Morris, Efqj Chief Juflice of the Supream Courti 
Twenty Pounds /ixteen Shillij-.gs and eight Pence, for his Salary to the Time 
he went out of the Province. 

To the Second and Third Judges of the Supream Court, for the Time 
being, the Sum of '■Tu>e}ity frje Pounds each per Annum. 

To the Trealurcrs, for the time being, Forty Pounds each, per Annum. 

To the Attorney Genera!, for the Time being, Forty Pounds per Annum. 

To the Clerk of the Council, for the Time being, Thirty Pounds per 
Annum. 

To Richard Partridge, Efqj or to the Agent for the Time being, eighty 
Pounds per Annum. 

To the Clerk of the Circuits, for the Time bei.ig, Tioenty Pcunds per 
Annum. 

To the Door-keeper of the Council, for the Time being, Ten Pounds 
per Annum. 

To his Excellency the Governor, or Commander in Chief for the Tims 
being, Sixty Pounds per Annum for Houfe Rent. 

To either of the Judges of the Supream Court, for attending Courts of 
Nifi Prius and Oyer and Terminer, purfuant to the Aft, Ten Pounds each 
Time. 

To the Collecfor of Cape-May County, Fifteen 'Pounds, for fo much 
paid one of the Judges for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer in the 
laid County. 

To the Council fix Shillings per diem, each, for the Time they have re- 
fpedtively attended, or fliall attend, at any Sittings of General Aflembly 
within faid two Years. 

To Thomas Barto%v, one of the ' Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefen- 
tatives, for his Attendance in manner aforclaid, eight Shillings per diem ; 
alfo Twenty Pounds for entering the Minutes of this and former Sittings at 
Amhoy, (unprovided for) fair in the Book, Copying the Laws and Minutes 
for the Printer, Pen, Ink and Paper; and Forty Shillings lor a Book already 
purchafed. 

To Samuel Smith, Efq; the other Clerk, for his Attendance, in manner a- 
forefaid at Burlington, eight Shillings per diem ; alio T-wenty two Pounds for 
entering the Minutes, &c. of the late Sittings at Burlington^ unprovided for. 

Td 



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To the iSergeant at Arms, for the time being, attending the Houfs of 
Reprefentatives, in manner atcrelaid, three Shi^tfigs per diem. 

To the Sergeant at Arms, for the Time being, attending the Council •&» 
manner aforelaid, three Shillings per diem. 

To the Door-keeper, for the Time being, attending the Houfe of Re- 
prefentatives in manner aforefaid, three Shillings per diem. 

To Andrew 'Johnfton^ Efq; to pay lor the Ule of a ' Room, Fire-Wood 
and Candle, for the Council, at the Sittings of General Aflembly within 
the faid two Years, fourteen Shillings per Week, 

To "Jonathan Thomas, for the Ule of a Room, Fire- Wood and Candle, 
for the Houfe of Reprefentatives, at two late Si tines at Burlington, Tioenty 
Shillings per Week : Alio Eighteen Shillings to pay 'Thomas Rogers for 
Firewood at ' a former Sitting. 

To William Bradford, or any other Printer, for printing the Votes and 
Laws at the Sittings within the two Years aforefaid, fuch Sum as Charles 
Read, William Cook, and Jofeph Ellis, Efqrs. or any two of them (hail 
agree for. 

To Charles Read, Efq; Secretary, for fundry ExprefTes, and for copying 
of Adfs of General AlTemblv to fend to Great-Britain, and other Services 
to the beginning of this Seflion, Sixty tnvo Pounds thirteen Shillings. 

To the Reprefentatives, Six Shillings per diem, each, for the Time they 
have refpedfively attended, or fhall attend, at any Sittings cf General Aflem- 
bly within faid two Years. 

To all which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That the Bill be filled up conformable to the faid Refolutions. Which 
being done, and feme other Amendments made to the faid Bill. 

Ordered. 
That the Bill, as amended, be engrofTed. 

; The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'CIock. 

Monday, 'June 3. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofTed Bill entitled, An AB for the Support of the Gcroernment 
of His Majefly's Colony of New-Jerley for t'Ji^o Tears, to commence the tenth 
Day of Augufl 1749, and to end ri»f tenth. Day of Augufl 175 1, and to 
difcharge the publick Debts and . the Arrearages, and Con^ngent Charges 
thereof, was read and compared, and on the Queflion, 
Refohed, 
That the Bill do pafs. 

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

Mr, 



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Mr La-wrence reported, that Mr. Smith and himfclf perfoimed the (aid 
Order. 

The Hoafc adjourned, to eight o'Clock to morrow Morning 

Tuefday Jtme 4. 175 1, 

The Houle met. 

Mr. Cooke from the Committee appointed to prepare a Draught of ari 
Add rel's to his Excellency, reported, that they have prepared the lame j and 
with leave he delivered it in at the Table. And it was received and read^ 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That all Perfons who have any Demands upon the Colony, lay their Ac= 
counts, duly proved, before the Houfc within eight Days after the firft Day 
of the next Sitting of General Aflembly. 

Ordered. 
That the Treafurcrs lay their Accounts before the Houfe within the Time 
abovefaid. 

The Houfe adjourned to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Leonard brought back from the Council, the Bill for naturalizing 
Philip Young and others, with one Amendment, for the Concurrence of 
this Houfe. He alfo brought back the Bill for the Revival and Continu- 
ance of an Acf for the relief of poor difireffed Prifoners for Debt, with 
one Amendment, for the Concurrence of this Houfe. 

And the faid Amendments being feverally read in their Places, the Houfe' 
agreed thereto. 

Ordered, . ^ 

That the faid Bills as amended be engrofled. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the upper Parts of the County of Morris; 
was read, praying to be made a feparate County, divided by the River 
Mujkonetcunk. 

Alfo a Petition of the Inhabitants of the lower Parts of the County of 
Morris was read, praying the fame, and that they may be enabled to build 
a Court-Houfe and Gaol. 

Ordered, , _ , 

That the Petitions have a fecond Readmg at the next Sitting of Genefal^ 
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A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Hude, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have this Day paffed'the Eiliyor the Support of the Government 
of His Majejifs Colony of New- Jerfey for two Tears, to commence the tenth 
hay of Auguft 1749, and to end the tenth Day of Auguft ij^i^ without 
Amendment. 

The Addrefs to his Excellency was read a fecond Time, and then read 
Paragraph by Paragraph, and Debates arifing on Parts of the fcveral Para- 
graphs, on the Queftion, it paffed that they remain ; and fome Amend- 
ments being made in the Form of the Words, the Queftion was put, whe- 
ther the Houfe agrees to the Addrefs or not ? And it paffed in the Affirma- 
tive. 



Yeas 
Mr. Cooke, 
Mr. Mickle, 
Mr. Edis, 
Mr. Learning, 
Mr. Spicer, 
Mr. Mott, 
Mr. Emley. 



Mr. 


Nays 
Stevens, 


Mr. 
Mr. 


yohtilion. 
Smith, 


Mr. 


Lew, 


Mr. 
Mr. 


Ogden, 
Deacon, 


Mr. 


Hancock, 


Mr. 


Wood. 



Yeas 
Mr. Wetherill, 
Mr. Lawrence, 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. VanMiddlefworth, 
Mr. FiP:)er, 
Mr. Dye, 
Mr. Vanruorjl, 

Ordered^ 
That the Addrefs be engroffed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morow Morning eight of the Clock. 

Wednefday 'June 5. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill re-engrofTcd, with the Councils Amendment, entitled. An Aci 
for naturalizing Philip Young, Henry Croo, Johannes Fifher, Jacob Win- 
nacker, Michael Shuatterly, and Jacob Kemper, was read and compared, 
and on the Queftion, 

Kefolved, 
That the fame dopafs. 

The Bill re-engroffed with the Councils Amendment, entitled. An A£i 
for the Revival and Continuance of an A5l, entitled. An ASl for the Relief 
of poor dijlreffed Prifoners Jor Debt, was read and compared, and on the 
Queftion, 

Refolved, 
That the fame do pafs. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. FiP:>er and Mr. Smith carry the faid Bills to the Council, and 
acquaint them, that the Houfe have agreed to their Amendment to each 
Bill, and have paffed the laid Bills re-engrofled as amended. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Fifier reported, that Mr. Smith and himfelf perform'd the faid Order, 
The Houfe adjourned to 2 P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The engrofTed Addrefs to his Excellency was read and compared^ 
Ordered. 

That Mr. Speaker fign the fame. 

, Ordered, 

That Mr. fPetheri/I znd Mr. Fanvcrji wait on his Excellency and acquaint 
him, that the Houfe have their Addrefs ready to prefent, whenever he ^ill' 
pleafe to receive it. 

Mr. Wetberill reported, that Mr. Vdnvorjl and himfelf, waited on his 
Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, that he would let the Houfe know 
fometime in the Forenoon to-morrow. 

I Ordsredy 

That the King's Printer of this Colony, do print 154. Copies of the Bill 
entitled, An ASl to enable the Legijlature to fettle the ^lotas of the fcveral 
Counties of this Colony, &c. if the fame fhall be pailed this Seflion. Which 
Copies are to be flitch'd fingly, and fcnt with all convenient Speed according 
as Mr. Speaker fhsiU Order. 

Which faid Copies arc to be diilributed by the Members in the Mannei' 
following, viz. 

One to each County Colledor. 

One to the Colleftor of each Town or Precindt. 

One to each AfTefTor. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Printer print 17O Sets ef the Laws which fhall be pa fled" 
this SefTion, to be flitch'd together, and fent as Mr. Speaker fhall dire^.- 



For the \J{e of Middle/ex 15 Burlington 


J 9' 


Monmouth 9 Gloucefier 


II 


EJfex 9 Saiem 


9 


Somerjef 9 Cumberland 


9 


Bergen ' 8 Cape-May 


7 


Hunterdon 


II 


Morris 


II 


To be difliributed in eac^ County as 


foil 


To the Members each 1 




Firfl Judge of the County i 




Clerk of the County i 




Clerk of each Precind i 




Mayors each 1 




Clerk of each Corporation t 





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And there /hall be given, 

To the Governor 4 Treafurers each j 

Each of the Council i Attorney General i 

Each of the Judges of ? Clerks of the Houfe each I 

the Supream Court S Clerk of the Council i 

Clerk of faid Court ? The Agent one 4. 

for each Office ^ 

Ordered, 
That the Printer print 244 Sets of the Votes, and fend 48 to the Trcft- 
furer of the Weftern Divifion to be diftributed as follows. 
• To the Governor 8 

Each of the Council 2 

The Agent 6 

The Officers of the Houfe? 
and Council each ^ 

And that the Printer deliver to the Members of the Houfe, or their Or-- 
der, as follows. 

For Perth- Amboy 10 Burlington City 10 

Middlejex 16 Burlington County 16 

Monmouth 20 Gloucejler 16 

R^ex 20 Salem ix. Cumberland 20 

Somerfef 16 Cape-May 12 

Bergen 1 6 Hunterdon & Morris 24 

The Houle adjourn'd till eight o'Clock to-morr©w Morning. 

Thurfday, June 6. 175 1. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Van Middlefworth and Mr, FiJJjer do wait on his Excellency 
and acquaint him, That the Houfe taking into Confideration his Excellency's 
MefTage of the 30th of lafl: Month, relating to the Petition of Jojeph 
Bonney, and upon reading the Proceedings of the late Aflembly upon that 
Affair, are of Opinion, that your Excellency is vefled with the Power of 
ordering a further enquiry and bringing the Delinquents to Juftice, and 
fhould have been pleafed that had been done before this Time, which is the 
only proper Way we at prefent know of for obtaining redrefs. 

Mr. Van Middlefworth reported, that Mr. Fijher and himfelf waited oh 
his Excellency, and delivered the faid Meflage. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 
Refohed, 
That it is the Opinion of this Houfe, that it is the Privilege of the Ge- 
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neral Afiembly, that all Bills for granting Money to His Majefly when 
pafTed by the General Ailembly and the Council, iLould be prefented to 
his Excellency the Governor, by the Hands of the Speaker of the Houfe 
of Reprefentatives. 

A Meffage from the Governor by the Deputy Secretary, 

" Mr. Speaker, 
" His Excellency has ordered me to acquaint you, that he is in the 
" Council Chamber ready to receive the Addrefs of the Houfe. 

Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his 
Excellency. And being return'd, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and re- 
ported, that the Houfe had attended his Excellency, and prefented their 
Addrefs in the following Words. 

To Mis Excellency JONATHAN BELCHER, Efq; Captain General and 
Governor in Chief, in and over His Majefty's Province of New-Jerfey, 
and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral 
in the Janie, Sec. 

The humble ADDRESS of the Houfe of Reprefentatives of die Colony 
of NcTsv-yerfey, in General Affembly convened. 

May it pleafe your Excellency, 

WE His Majefty's dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Reprefentatives of 
the Colony of New-Jerfey, agree with your Excellency it is more 
peculiarly our Privilege to make the necelTary Supplies (and in our Opinion 
to diredt the Method alfo of doing it) for Payment of the publick Debts, 
and for the Support of Governjiient, and when the true Ends of Govern- 
ment are fully anfwered, and the Officers kept flridly to their Duty in 
the Execution of the Laws, it then becomes a Duty incumbent on us^ in 
behalf of the People, to make Provifion for the Support of the Government^ 
as the grateful Acknowlegement of an obliged People • and we wifh wd 
could fay, thofe true Euds have been fully anfwered ; yet neverthelefs, we 
have pafled a Bill to enable the LegifMture to fettle the ^otas of each refpec- 
tive County in this Cohjy, as a neceflary previous Step for fupplying the 
Treafury ; which Bill is of the fame Tenor with isvcn Bills of the like 
Kind paft by the late Affemblies, faving only that we have added to the 
prefent Bill, a declaratory Claufe, to difcover our Intent of taxing Lands here- 
after according to value in Quantity and Quality, between limitted Suras to be 
hereafter fixt, and that all Lands purchafed from a larger Survey or Patent^ 
fhail be efteemed a feparate Trad, which being the proper Bulineis of a 
Taxation Bill, was not explain'd by either of the faid feven Bills : Befides 
which Bill, we have alio pafled a Bill for jupport oj Government, wherein 
as ample Provifion is made as ufual. 

As to what your Excellency recommended with refpedl to the Pradtice 
of the Honourable Hoitfe of Commons of Great-Britain, we may reply^ 

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that we have done all at prefent in our Power (coniifrent with Prudence 
and Juftice) not only for fupplying the Treafury, but alfo for the Payment 
of the publick Debts, and for fupporting the Government j and more than 
this we cannot fuppole that Auguft Body ever do upon the hke Occafions. 
However, we fliall always endeavour to imitate their vwife Examples as near 
as the Nature of our Affairs and Circumftances of the Colony will 
admit ; which wc find have been done by former Affemblies, and parti- 
cularly at a Sitting in O^ober 1749. ■^"^ while we are on this Subjecfl, 
permit us, with Submillion, to remark, that there cannot be fet before 
your Excellency, a better Exam.plc than that of our gracious Sove- 
reign, whofc Royal Authority is always exerted in the fpeedy redrefs of 
Grievances : And we fliould be glad your Excellency was of Opinion, that 
your Power of doing the like is not limited by the Royal Order, efpecially 
fo as to render you unable to remove a Julfice of the Peace without the Ad- 
vice and Confent of His Majefly's Council ; norwithftanding which we 
humbly conceive your Excellency may remove fuch Juflice, or other Officer, 
for fuch Reaions as were pointed out to you by a late AfTembly, ani»''for 
fuch other good and fufHcient Caufe to be fignified unto His Majefty and to 
His Commiiiioners for Trade and Planta:ions> 

From the vvho'e Tenor of our Condudl this Sitting, we prefume your 
Excellency mufl be convinced, we came together with the good Dilpofitions 
and Refolutions you feemed not to doubt of by your Speech, and that we 
have endeavour'd for a good Agreement among the Branches of the Legifla- 
ture ; and from your Excellency's former Readiuefs in paffing Bills, we have 
noReafon to doubt but you'll put the finifhing Hand to thofe we have 
pafTed this Sitting, and to fuch other as we fhall hereafter think proper 
to pafs for the good of the Colony. And we hope you'll yet Redrefs fuch 
Grievances as the late Aflembly did, and we do think proper to be redreffed, 
to the End the Laws of the Colony may be duly regarded, as a Handing 
invariable Rule for the good Government thereof 



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Several of the' Memocrs being of the ) By Order of the Houfe 

People called pualurt agree to the f -' ' . 

Subltance of this Addrefs, with ttrfir C 

ufuai Exception to the itiie. J Charles Read, Speaker. 

Mr. speaker further reported, that his Excellency was pleafed to give 
his AfTent to four Bills, enading the fame, entitled as follows. 

1 A Aci to enable the Legijlature to fettle the ^ofas of the feveral Coun- 
ties in this Colony, in order for levying of Taxes from time to time as Occa- 
Jion may require, for Payment of the publick Debts, for ftipport of Govern- 
ment j and defraying the Contingent Charges thereof. 

2. An A£l for the Support of the Government of His Majefifs Colony 
of New-Jerfey for two Tears, to commence the tenth Day of Augufl 1749, 
and to end /^i- tenth Day of Auguft ij^i,and to difcharge the publick t)ebts 
•and the Arrearages^ ajid Contingent Charges thereof. 

3. An 



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3 . y^fi \^£i for the Revival and Contimiance of an A6l, entitled, An Atr 
for the Relief of , poor dijlreffed Prifonersjor Debt. 

4. An AB for naturalizing Philip Young, Henry Croo, Johannes Fiiher^ 
Jacob Winnackerj Michael Shautterly and Jacob Kemper. 

And that then his Excellency made a Speech to both Iloufes, of which 
Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy, 
Ordered, 

That his Excellency's Speech be read^ and it was read accordingly, and is as 
jfollows. 

Gentlemen of the Council and of the General AjfemlJy, 
' ' ■ '•HE 28th of lafl Month I had the Honour to receive a Letter froiji 

* X his Grace the- Duke of Bedford, one of His Majefty's principal 

* Secretaries of State, of the aiil of March laft, and which is couch'd 

* in the following Terms, 

■.',(■ ' . ;■ ■ ' ■ " , 

" Sir . , . . . Whitehall, March 21. 1751. - 

" It is wjth great Concern that I am now to acquaint you with the Death 
" 1 of His Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales, who expired 
*• of a violent Plenritick Fever about 10 o'Clock laft Night. The 
" Grief upon this melancholy Occafion is great and General. . It is 
" however a great Comfort to His Majefty's faithful Servants,, to find that 
" His Health is entirely re-effablifhed, and that her Royal . Highnefs the 
'• Princefs of JFales, and all the reft of the Royal Family, are as vvell as 
" can be expeded in the prefent Circumftances. I moft heartily Condole 
" with you upon this unfortunate Occafion, and am 

Sir, Tour nwft Obedient 
" Governor "Belcher, Humble Servant, ■ ' \ 

" Niiii-Jerfey. BEDFORD. 

' The Death of this Prince, who, next under His Majefty, v^as the 
' Darling and Delight of the Britijh Nation, has drawn a gloomy Scen^ 

* for the Profpe(!l: of all His Majefty's Dorpinior.s ; and I think it my Duty 
' to fay, I fhall be glad to join with you, as (fpeedily as may be) in an 

* Addrels of Condolance to our molt gracious Sovereign upon this very 
' melancholy Occafion j and at the fame Time to congratulate Flis Majefty 
' upon the entire Re-eftabliftiment of His Health, (after his late Indilpofi- 
' tion) the Value of whofe precious Life is doubly enhanced, to all Hi^ 

* good and faithful Subjedfs, by the Death of the late Heir Apparent to 

* his Crown arid Kingdoms, 

ferth-Amboy. ^ 

^une(>. 175 1, j. BELCHER. 

Ordered, , _ . .,;,., ,^ 

That Mr. Fifl:)er, Mr. Spicer, Mr. Stevem and Mr. Ogden, be a Com-! 

mittee to confer with his Excellency and a Committee of the Council, at 

fuch Time and Place as his Excellency (hall appoint, in preparing an Ad- 

drefs 



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drels to His Maiefty, agreeable to his Excellency's Speech, and Mr. Speaker 
is delired to ailifl therein. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Lo'U' and Mr. Hancock do wait on his Excellency, and alfo 
on the Council, and inform them thereof. 

Mr. Low reported, that Mr. Hancock and himfelf performed the Order 
of the Houle. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker, Mr. Cook, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Spicer and Mr. We- 
tkeriil, do Correfpond with the Agent at the Court of Great-Britain, and 
that they lay betore the Houfe, from time to time, Copies of all Letters 
they or any of them n:iall write to him, and all Letters vvhicli fliall be 
received from him, relating to the Colony. 

A Mefilige from the Council by Mr. Leonard, acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council have appointed Mr. Hude and Mr. Kemble to confer with 
his Excellency and this Houfe, in preparing an Addreis to His Majefly, and 
that his Excellency has been plealed to appoint the Meeting of the Gjm- 
mittees to be at feven o'Clock this Evening at M:s. Sarjants, 

Ordered, 

That the prefent Members of the Houfe, enquire in their refpedtivc 
Counties, for all pubjick Records and Papers in the Hands of private Per- 
fons; aUo if any Books of Record are wanting in any of the Clerks Oiifices, 
and make report thereof to the Houfe at a future Sitting ; and that they 
have free Accefs to, and Infpeft the Records and other Papers in the Offices 
of faid Counties, and take Copies of liich as may relate to the Conflitu- 
tion of this Colony, correfpondent to the Orders of the 7th of February 
laft. 

Refclved, 

That the Houfe will provide for the Payment of the Fees lor Copies 
taken by Virtue of the Orders of the Houfe, and for the Time, Trou- 
ble and neceflary Expences of thofe employed by the Houfe. 

Ordered, 
That the Receipts of thofe taking faid Copies, fhall be look'd upon as 
proper Proofs that fuch Services were done. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Spicer wait on the Council and acquaint them, 
that this Houfe have no Bufinefs at prefent before them, except the Addreis 
to His Majcfly, and that as the Seafon of the Year makes it neceffary for 
the Members to attend their Domeflick Affairs, if the Council have nothing 
of Importance to lay before the Houfe, they intend to defire his Excellency 
to difmifs them as foon as the Addrefs fhall be finifhed. 

The Houfe adiourn'd till eight o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Friday 



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Friday, June y. ly^i. 

The Houfe met. 
Mr. Fijker from the Committee appointed to confer with his Excellency 
and a Committee of the Council, on a Draught of an Addrefs to His Ma- 
jefty, reported, that the Committees did agree on the Draught thereof and 
left it with his Excellency. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. HvJey acquainting the Houfe in 
Anfvver to their Meffage of Yefterday, that the Council have no Objedlion 
to their defiring his Excellency to difmifs them as foon as the Addrels fhall 
be finiflied, 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Johnjlon, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Draught of the Addrefs agreed on by his Excellency and the Committees 
of both Houfes, is agreed to by the Council, and that the fame be engroifed. 

And the faid Draught was read and agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered 
to be engroffed. 

, The engroffed Addrefs to His Majefly was read and compared, and his 
Excellency and the Speaker of the Council having lign'd it and a Duplicate 
thereof, 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker lign the fame. 

., Ordered, 
: That Mr. Hancock arid Mr, "Johnfion wait on his Excellency and inform 
him, that this Houfe have gone through the Bufinefs which was before 
them, and if his Excellency has nothing further to recommend, they hum- 
bly pray he will be pleafed to difmifs them. 

Mr. Hancock reported, that Mr. John/Ion and himfelf, waited on his Ex- 
cellency, vyho was pleafed to fay, that the Houfe fhould hear from him pre= 
iently. 

A Meffage from his Excellency by the Deputy Secretary. 
' Mr. Speaker, 

' I am ordered to acquaint you that his Excellency direcSs the Houfe 
' to adjourn themfelves to the tenth Day of July next.' 

And the Houfe accordingly adjourn'd till the tenth Day of July next. 



BY Virtue of an Order of the Houfe, 'I dd 
appoint William Bradford of Philadelphia, 
to print thefe Votes. 

Charles Read, Speaker. 



^JS 



THE 



V O T E S 



AND 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE* 



General ASSEMBLYl 

O F T H ]f 

Province of NEW-JERSEY 

Held at BURLINGTON on Tuefday the loth oi September 1751. 




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THILADELPHIA: 

iPrintcd by W. Bradford, Printer to the King's moft Excellent 
Majefty for the Province of New-Jerfey^ 



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VOTES 



OF THE 



General ASSEMBLY 



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BURLINGTON, Tuefday September lo. 1751. 

URSUANT to His Excellency's feveral Adjournments of the Ge- 
neral Aflembly to this Day, the Houfe met and adjourn'd till to- 
morrow Morning nine o'Clocfc. 



Wednesday, September 11. 1751. 

The Houfe met and adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine ©'Clock. 

Jhurfday, September 12. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Holmes do wait on his Excellency and ac- 
quaint him, that a fufficient Number of the Members to proceed to 
Bufinefs are now met and ready to receive any Thing he has to lay be- 
fore them. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Holmes and himfelf, had obeyed the 
above Order, and that his Excellency was pleas'd to fay, he would 
fend for the Houfe when there was a Quorum of the Council in 
Town. 

Refolved^ 
That JViUiam Norcrofs be appointed Door-keeper of this Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Friday 



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Friday, Sepember 15. 175 1. 
The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Hancock, according to the Directions of a former Houfe, 

have leave to bring in a Bill to build a Toll-Br'idge aver Salem Creek^ 

at the Tlantation late of Richard Woodnut deceas'd 
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The Petition from the Inhabitants of Kingfion, and Places adjacent, 
praying for an Amendment of the Law relating to Swine Trelpaffing 
(referr'd by a former Houfe) was now read, 
Ordered, 
That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till two o'Clocfc, P. M, 
The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cook, Mr. Hancock^ Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Stevens, and Mr. LffW br 
a Committee to bring in a Bill for the Su^ort of Government. 

The Petition of fundry Inhabitants within that part of the Burroligh 
of Elizabeth, lying in the County of Somerfet, (referred by a former 
Houfe) was now read and referred to the next fitting of General AC- 
fembly, 

The three Petitions, (referred by former Aficmblies) one from the 
Inhabitants of Nottingham ; one from Morris County, and the other from 
divers Inhabitants and Freeholders of the Counties of Burlington and 
Monmouth, complaining of the Deficiency of the Law for the Prefer- 
vation of Deer, and praying the fame may be amended, were all now 
read. 

Ordered, 
■ That Mr. Emley, Mr. Laivrence'zndi Mr. Vanrvorjl, be a Committee to 
bring in a Bill for the better Trefervation of Deer, and to regulate Jitnters 
in this Troroince. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Emley have leave to bring in a Bill, for amending the Ltim 
relating to the deftrqying of Wolves and T anthers. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Learnings Mr. Deacofk and Mr. Ne^uvbold, be a Committee- f 
prepare a B'A\ the better to prvent Shee^ being killed by Dogs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. 'Johnjlon, Mr. Ogdai, and Mr Shobal Smith, be a Ctramittcc 

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to prepare a Bill the wore efe&iially to frevent private Meetings of Ne- 
groes and Servants, and the Immoral'it'tes and Tro^hanenefi confequent 
tt^ort tilling HoufeSy and other private 'T laces ef Entertainment in this Tro- 
'*umce. 

The I^ition of the Inhabitants of the Townfliips of Greenwich and 
D^ptjord (referr'd by a former Houfe) and praying the two Bridges 
they maintain, may be made a County Charge, was now read, and re-, 
■ftrjed to further Confideration. 

The Petition of feveral of the Freeholders in the County of Mid- 
Mejex, (rcierr'd by a former Houie^ and praying to have the Size of Ditch 
.!Fentes in Marfh or Meadow Ground afccrtained, by Act of Aflembly, 
\vas row read, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Learning, Mr. ffood and Mr. ffctherill, he a Committee to 
bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, Septem'^er 14. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition from the Freeholders of Hunterdon and Burlington (prefer- 
red by a former Houfe) and praying for a Law to have Mortgages re- 
corded, was now read, 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cook, Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Hancock be a Committee t6 
prepare a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition. 

The Petition from fuch of the Inhabitants of Morris and Somerfet as 
live nigh Baskin-Ridge, (referred by a former Houfe) and praying for 
a Law the better to prevent Timber being unlawfully dcllroyed, was 
now read. • 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Mott, Mr. Holmes and Mr. Dye, be a Committee tQ pre- 
pare a Bill puriuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to Monday Morning nine o'Clock 

Monday, September 16. ly^i. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr.. Learning from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill entitled, An A^ for making Ditch Fences, which was read and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefcnted to the Houfe from divers of the Owners 

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of the Meadows within the City of Burtm^on^ fetting forth, that the 
Petitioners are informed, a Bill is ordered to be brought in to afcertain 
the Size of Ditch Fences in Marfh or Meadow Ground, and praying 
a Claufe may be incerted in faid Bill to afcertain what width the Creek 
or Drain in the faid Meadows fliall be kept open, to be a lawful Fence, 
and to oblige the feveral Owners to keep the faid natura"Creek or 
Drain open againft their refpective Meadows, fo as to let the Water 
have a conftant free Paffage through the faid Meadows, as well for the 
Bench t of the faid Owners as for the Health of the Inhabitants of the 
faid City in General \ which was read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. HzwcffC/^,. according to le^ve given him, brought in a Bill /<7r 
erectm^ a Toll- Bridge over Salem Creek^ which was read and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

A Meflage from His Excellency by the Clerk of the Council. 

" Gentlemen^ 
" His Rxcellency Is In the Council Chamber, and requires the Atten- 
" dance of this Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went 
to Wait upon his Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed 
the Chair, and reported, that the Houfe had attended his Excellency, 
who was pleafcd to make a Speech, of which, to prevent Miflakes, 
he had obtained a Copy. 

Ordered^ 
" That His Excellency's Speech be read, and it was read accordingly, 
and ordered a fecond Reading; and is as followcth, 

' Gentlemen ef the Council and oj the General JJfembly^ 
' IT is with much Plealure and Satisfadion that I look back upon 
*:,t the kind and friendly Intercourfe that fubfifted among you during 

* the laft Seflion, and which was produftive'of happy Confequences for 

* the better Security of the Government of this Province, and of the Wet 
' fare of the People. 

Gentlemen oj the ■ General /Jfembly. 
* A S this is the .Time fet for a return from the feveral Counties of 
' Lifts of the taxable Eftate of the Prevince, 1 hope you will 
immediately proceed upon flich a Bill as may be neceflary for paying 
off the Debts ot the Government, and for the future Support; where- 
of lam glad to find by the Minutes of your Houfe that you have 
in fonie Meifurc anticipated me in what I had intended to have faid to 
vou on this Head, lj?y your having already appointed" a Committee to 
bring in a Bill/w" the (upport of the Government. Your Readinefs and Ala- 
crity in this matter, I look upon as an Inltance of your Duty and Loyalty 
ro the beft of Kings, becaufc it muft have a tendency to the better 
E,ftabhnimcatof the Honour and Dignity of his' Majefty's Government 



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in this Province ; and it alfo fliews the juft regard and Care you are taking 
to preyent any Cry of injuftice from the Ojfficers of the Government fot 
want of their juft Dues : And while I am on this Head I think it my 
Duty to recommend to you, the extending of this Bill to fome reafonable 
Time, for the avoiding tedious Journey-ings and long Attendances up- 
on the frequent Sittings of the Aflembly, which muft be a detriment 
to your private Affairs, and alfo an Occafion. of making the Taxes more 
heavy and burthenfome upon the People. * 

. Gentlemen oj the Comicil and of the General 4ffmbly^ 
* I depend you wilP go through thefe material Things with diligence 
< and difpatch, and with a defirable Unanimity^ and if after they are com- 
« pleated you have any Thing to Uy before me, that may contribute to his 
' Majefty's Service and Intereft, and to the profperity of the People, I 
' fhall chearfully give Attention to it, having no Aims or Views in the 
' Courfe of my Adminiftration bat to make this a happy and flouriihmg 
* Province.' 

BurlhigtoH Stpember t^. 1751. BELCHER* 

Grdereu 
That Mr. La^jorence^ Mr. Cooke^ Mr. Learning, Mr. Midh, and Mr.- 
Wood, be a Committee to join a Committee cf the Council to infpect the 
Treafurers Accounts, and alfo to infpect and burn the cancel'd Bills, and 
make Report to the Houfe, and that Mr. Deacon and Mr. Hancock^ do 
inform the Council thereof, and defire them to appoint a Committee for 
that purpofe.- 

The Houfe adjourn'd, till to-morrow Morning p o'Clock. 

Tuefday September 17, 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

The Trcafurer of the Weftern Divifion laid before the Houfe the Lil^s 
of the Rateables in the refpective Townftiips in the Weftern Divifion. 
Ordered, 
That thefaid Lifts lie on the Table for the perufal of the Members. 

Mr. Hancod reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, delivered the 
MefTage of yefterday, to Mr. Hude, one of the Gentlemen of the Coun- 
cil . ■ 

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

A Remonftrance was prefented to the Houfe from Samiel NevHl, Efqi 
fecond Juftice of the Supream-Court, fetting forth, that by the Abfence 
of the Chief Juliic^ from the Province, fince the beginning of iVov'^w^^r 
1749, the Duty of that Office hath been chiefly performed by the faid 

Remonftranr, 



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Kcmonftrant, and therefore praying fuch a Recompence for thofe extraor- 
dinary Services, which hath been attended with great Trouble and Ex- 
pence, as the Houfc Ihall think they properly delerve, which was read 
and ordered a fecohd Reading 

The .Bill entitled, an AB for ereti'mg a Toll Bridge over Salem Creek* 
was rc^d, and on the Oueftion, committed to Mx. Wood, Mr. FiJJjer, and 
Mr. Learning. 

The Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion laid his Account and Vouchers, 
before the Houfe. ► 

Ordered^ 
That the faid Account lie on the Table, for the perufal of the Members. 

The Bill entitled, a7i ASl for making Ditch Femes, w?.s read the lecond 
tiiT,e, and committed to Mr. Hancock, Mr. Emky and Mr. Ellis. 

The Petition of the Owner of the Meadows within the City of Burling' 
ton, was reaa the fecond time. 

Ordered, 
That the laid Petitioners have leave to bring in a Bill for the pur- 
pofes they defire. 

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

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the Houfe, a Meflage he receiv'd after 
the Houfe adjourua'd this Morning from Mr. Leonard, one of the Gen- 
tlemen of the Council, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council have ap- 
pointed Mr. Rodman, Mr. Leonard and Mr. Salter, or any two ot them, 
to be a Committee to join the Committee of this Houfe, to infpeft the 
Treafurers Accounts, and the Infpedling and Burning the cancell'd Bills 
of Credit, and that the Committees do meet at the Houfe of John Tra^^ 
nail, for that purpofe on Tbirfday next at four, in the Afternoon. 

Mr. Emky, according to Icive, brought a Bill entitled, an Atl the 
better io encourage the killing of ffolves and Pafrthers, which Was" read and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition waS prefented to the Houfe from John Noe, a Prilbner 
in Amboy Gaol, fetting forth, that he owes fo great a Sum of Money, 
that the late Infolvent Ad will not relieve him, and praying the Houfe 
to take fuch other Meafures lor his Relief as Ihall be thought proper ; 
Avhich was read and ordered a lecond Reading 

Mr. Cooke, from the Committee appointed for that purpofe, brought 
in a Bill for the Support of Governmstit ; which was read arid ordered a 

fecond Reading. 

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Mr. Goke, from the late Committee of Correfpondence, laid before 
the Houfe a Letter receiv'd from the Agent by Mr. Richard Smith, dated 
the third of May, 175 1. . . 

The Houfe refolved it felf into -a Committee of the whole Houfe, 
to confider his Excellency's Speech : Aftef fome Time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Rvicock, chairman, reported, that 
the Committee had gone through the Matter to them referr'd, and had 
come to a Refolution, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Ex- 
cellency in anfvver to his Speech; to which Reiolution the Houic a- 
greed. 

Ordered, ' 

That Mr. Qoke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Lo-jo, Mr. trfher and Learning, 
be a Committee to prepare a Draught of the faid Addrefs. 

Mr Newhold, prayed leave to bring in a BiU, to repeal that Part of 
the Atiior la^mg out aftra'tght Roadfrom Burlington to Coopers terries, 
which obliges the Contributors to the Bridge orcir Coopers Creek, to give Secu- 
rity for the Maintenance of the faid Bridge, and he had leave accordingly. 

Wednefday, September 18. 175 1 

The Houfe met 

a 

That Ux..VanmddleJworth be added to the Committee on the Aa for 
the letter p-efervation oj Deer. 

The Bill entitled, An M the better to encourage the killing ofTTolves and 
Panthers ; was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. hjher, Mr. 
Vanvorft and Mr. Holmes. 

"Mr. Newbold, according to leave, brought ma Bill entitled, an Aci 
to repeal Tart of auAcl, entitled, an A^ for bmldmg'a Bridge o-ver Coo^- 
ers Creek, ^c. which was read and ordered a fecond Readmg. 

The Bill entitled, an Act for the Support of Governm-nt Kc was read 
the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houle. 

The Remonftrance oi Samuel NeviU. Efq; was read the fecond Time 
and refer'd to the Committee on the Support Bill. 

The. Petition of John Noe, was read the fecond Time, and. ordered to 
lie on the Table. 

TheHoufeadjourn'dtilla P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Hancock, from the Committee to whom ^Yas committed, the BUI, 

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entitled, an A5i for making Ditch Fences^ reported the fame with fome 
Amendments, which werfi read in their Places^ and on the Queftion 
whether the Bill be engrofled, or not j it pafTed in the Negative. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Owners of Blooma- 
ries in the County of Morris^ fetting forth, that they humbly conceive 
their Bloomaries are not comprehended in the late Law for returning the 
Taxables of the Province; and, that there are many Bloomaries in the 
faid County that don't make more than five or fix Tuns of Iron in a 
Year, and that therefore the Profits of fuch Forges cannot pay sny Tax, 
but many oF them on the contrary muft be obliged to let their Works 
fall if any iTax be laid on them ; and, praying the Houfe will rather en- 
courage lb publick 'a Benefit, and inftead of laying a Tax, grant a fmall 
Bounty upon every Tun of Barr-Iron fitted for Market, and a Receipt 
of the fame being fhipped for London produced to the Treafurer, accord- 
ing to a late A6t of Pariiamerttj which was read, and ordered a Second 
Reading. 

Mr. Johnjfony from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill, eT^itled, an Al t) reflra'm Tavern-ke&fers and others from felling 
Spir.tuoits Liquors to Servants^ Negroes and Molatto Slaves ^. which was 
read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning from the Committee to whom was commiH^d the Bill en- 
titled, an Act for making a Toll Bridge over Salem Creek ; reported the 
fame with feveral Amendments, which were read in their Plaees and a- 
greed to by the Houfe. 
Orderedy 

.That the faid Bill as amended be engrbffed. 

-The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine b'Clock. 

Thurfday, Se^ ember 15), 1751. 
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The Houfe met. 
Ordered^ 
That Mr. Cooke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Learmng^ Mr. Ftjher ahd Mr. Johnfion 
be a Committee to examine what Sum the Province is indebted for Mo- 
ney given and lent the Crown on the late Expeditions, and what is yet 
due from the Province for other Services, and make Report to the 
Houfe. 

The Engrofled Bill, entitled, An Al for ere&'mg a ToU-Bridge over 
Salem Creek, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 
Refolved, 
That the Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Hancock and Mr. W^od do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

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Mr. Hancock reported, That Mr. Wood and himfelf deiiyered the BIU 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The feveral Petitions from the Inhabitants of Morris County (reierr'd 
by a former Houfe) and praying for a Divifion of the faid County, were 
now read, and on the Queftion, whether the faid Petitions be referred 
to further Confideration ? It was carried in the Affirmative, 

Yeas. Yeas. Nays. 

John Stevens^ Johi Deacon^ Robert Lawrence y 

John Johnfton, ffilliam Cooke^ John Low^ 

John IVethcriU, Barzillai Newbdld, John Van MMefizvrth, 

Shobal Hmtthy William . Mickle, Dertck Dye^ 

James Holmes^ Jofefh Ellis^ • Wtlliam Hancock^ 

Robert Ogden^ Richard Hood, William Matt^ 

H^jidrick Fifhc-r, Aaron Leainin^, John Emley. 

Cornelius Vanvorfi^ 

The Bill entitled, Att A6i to repeal fart of an AEi, entitled^ An A£l 
for building a Bridge over Cooper's Creek^ &C. was read the fecond Time, 
arid committed to Mr. La'-JoretKe and Mr. Ellis* 

The Bill entitled, An Act for retraining Tavern-keepers^ &c. was ' 
read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Ftjber, Mr. Lo'j; and Mr. 
Stevens. .4|^.^.. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till two o'Clocfc, P. M, 
The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefehted to the Houfe from Mary Force^ fetting forth ^ 
that flie is a cbnfiderable Creditor to Jofeph Boney, and praying tor that 
and other Rcafons, therein given, that the Houfe will not pafs any 
Aft to releafe the faid Boney from his Confinement ; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Speaker at the defire of the Treafurer of the Eafterh Divifion, laid 
before the Houfe the rcfpeftive Lifts of the Rateables in the feveral 
Townlhips in the Eaftern Divifion. 
Ordered J 

That the laid Lifts do lie on the Table for the perufal of the Members. 

^ Mr. Eper from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill en- 
titled, Ah AB the better to encourage the killing •j Wolves and Panthers^ 
reported that they had made feveral Amendments to the Bill, and one 
to the Title, which were read in their Places, and on the Queftion whe- 
ther the fame be agreed to or nor? It palTcd in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

The H^ufe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clocfc. 

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-Friday J Sepember 20. 1751. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Lawrence from the •Committee to whom was committed the Bill 
entitled, A}i AEi to repeal ;p art of an A^^ entitled^ An A:t j or building a 
Bridge over Cooper's Creek^ &:c. reported the fame with feveral Amend- 
ments, which were read in their Places, and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered^ 

That the faid Bill as amended be EngrofTed. 

The Engroffed Bill, entitled, A Supplement to an A5i, entitled; Aji 
Act to encourage the killing of Jfolves and -P anther s^ was read and com- 
pared, 'and on the Qneftion, 
Refohed, 

That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Emley and Mr. Holmes do carry the fame to the Council for 

Concurrence. 

Mr. Emley reported, that Mr. Holmes and himfelf delivered the Bill 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Engro fled Bill, entitled, An Act to repeal fart of an Act, Cfititled, 
An Act to impo-juer fundry of the Inhabit ants 0} the Qunties of Burlington 
and Gloucefter and others, to erect and build a Dra-ju or Swinging Bridge 
over Cooi^ei's Creek, in the (aid County of Gloucefter, and jor appointing 
Commiffioners to lay out a more direct Road from Burlington to Cooper's 
Ferries, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 

. Refolved, 

That the Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Deacon and Mr. Ellis do carry the faid Bill to the Councillor 
Concurrence. 

The Houfe adiourn'd to 2 T. M\ 

, The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that he received from" Mr. Fjeonard^ 
the Bill entitled. An Act for erecting a Toll-Bridge ovr Salem Creek; to- 
gether with a Meflage acquainting the Houfe, that the Council have 
made feveral Amendments to the faid Bill, and one to the Title, which 
were read in their Places. 

Mr. Deacon reported, that Mr." Ellis and himielf delivered the BUI 
with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Deecon^ purfuant to Icaye, brought in a Bill entitled. An Act t» 

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vejl the Mayor ^ Recorder^ Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Bur 
ling ton tsjith the hrry from the faid Gty^ &c. which was read. 
Orderedy 
That the faid Bill have a fecond Reading next JVednefday ; and that 
. due Notice of the fame being before the Houfe, be in the mean Time 
given to Bowman Himlock^ that he may make his Objections, if any he 
has,- againft the palling laid Bill. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 
Saturday y ie^tember 21. 175 1. 

^ . ..• The Houfe met. 



The Bill entitled, An Act for erecting a Toll-Bridge over Salem Creek 
with the Councils Amendments thereto, was read the fecond Time, and 
the firft and fifth Amendments were agreed to, and an additional Amend- 
ment being made to the fixth, the lame was agreed to, and the Houfe 
adhered to the Bill in the other Parts amended. 
Ordered^ • , 

That Mr. Rwcock and Mr. If^ood do carry the faid Bill anl Amend- 
ments to the Council, and the above Agreement for their Concurrence, 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 
Monday y September 23. 175 1. 

The Houfe met. 

A Rcmonftrance was prefented to the Houfe from John Miln^ Surgeon 
of the Forces lately railed for the Redudion of Canada^ fetting forth, 
that he, by Directions of the Commiffioners, employed a Surgeon's 
Mate, and allowed him fix Shillingt fer Dicm^ and the Forces being un- 
commonly afflifted with many Maladies and Diforders, a greater Expence 
of Medicines than were provided by the Province, were necelTarily made 
tJfe of, and the Surplus fupplied out of his own Pocket, and 
therefore praying Provifion may be made for reimburfing the faid Ex- 
pcnces ; which was read, and • • 

Dr. Miln attending was called in, and laid before the Houfe his fe- 
vcral Vouchers, which, with the faid Remonftrance, were referred to 
the Committee on the ffit>p'ort Bill. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr. Fijher^ Mr. Stevens and Mr. Lo'Wy be a Committee to bring 
in a Bill to fr event the Ex^ortatioKof Flour not merchantable. 

Mr. Hancock reported, that Mr. iVood and himfelf, delivered the 
Bill andMeffage with them entrulted, to the Speaker in CounciL 

The Houfe adjourn'd, till to-morrow Morning 9 o'Clock. 

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Tuefday Se^ember zj^, ijS^- 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. CooJte, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an 
A Idrefs to his Excellency, prefentcd one for that Purpofe, which was 
reic', and feveral . Alterations mide thereto in the Houfe ; aiid on 
the Qiieftion whether the fame be engroflcd or not? It was carried in the 

Affirmative, Namme Cotitradice te. 

TheHoufe.adjourn'd to 2 T.M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Engroflcd Addrtfs to his Excellency was read ana compTci. 

That Mr. Speaker do. fign the fame. 
Ordered, ■ . • 

'That Mr. Fffijr and Mr. Mkkle do wait on his EjrrtUorcy and deHre 
to know, when he Will be picaled to reveive 4Uc laid AiJrcf:. • 

Mr. I'pxr from the Committe to whom was feferr'J the Bill en- 
titled, j^H j^ct to reft rMn Tavern- keepers and others, jrorn idling >iro;ig U* 
'quors to Servants , Negroes and Mulatto Uv^s, 6<.j. rcp)rieJ the l.une 
with feveral Amendments ; which were read in their riaccs, and foii.c 
additional Amendments made thereto in the Houfe. 

Ordered,, . • 

Thaa the faid Bill, as amended, be engroITed. 

Mr.^/^.^^ reported, that Mr. M:ckle and himfelf waited upon his Ex- 
cellcnej with the Meflage of the Houfe, who was pleated to fay, he 
would.'l^t the Houfe know when he would receive the Addrefs to-morrow 
in the' Forenoon. 

, The Petition of Mary Force, was read the fecond Time, and the Houfe 
refum.ipg the Confideration of the Affair of Jofe^h Boney, 
Ordered, 
That Air.iv/^raDd Vit.Van Middlefyvmh, do wait on his Excellency 
and defire to know, who were the Perfons that recommended John Rid" 
dell to be Sheriff of the County' of Somerjit, an i defire his hxcellency 
to furnilh the Houfe with a Copy of the faid Recommendation. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow morning. 

IVednefday, Septembeic 25. 175 1; 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofs'd Bill entitled, an Act to Rejirain Tavern-keepers and «- * 
ihers from felling firong Liquors to Servants, Negroes and Molatt-o Slaves ^ 

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and to prevent Negroes and Mohtto Slaves from Meeting in large Com fames 
jrorn Running about at K'ghu ardjrom Lunt/ng^ and carrying a Qnn on the 
Lords Day ; was reafi and compared, and on the Queftiori. 
R-jolvid, 

That the Bill do pafs. 
Order, d^ 
That Mr. Ogden and Mr. ^JohnfioHy do carry "the faid Bill to tht 
Coi ncil lor concurrence. 

•Vr. lijhcr reported, that Mr. Van Middle (worth and himfelf waited up- 
r, hi'^ i^xccilency with the Mcflage of yelterday, who was pleafed to 
lay, he vas willing to grant the requeft of the Houfe, ^ut that the 
rrtrtjrnfd Recommendation was gone with his Papers and (Goods to £- 
li&aou.} Town. 

e> 

A "Ndeflage from his Excellency by the Depr.ty Clerk of the Coun- 
cil. 

'' Mr. Speaker, 
' His Eyccikncy IS in the Council Chamber and ready to receive the 
' Addiefs of the Houlc. . • 

AVhereupon Mx.Spealer left tl e Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait 
ii[H->n his Excellency : Leir.g retum'd Mr- ^i^ahr rcfuni'd the Chair, and 
reported, that the Houfe had prefented their Addrefs to his Excellency ia 
the Words following. . - 

ro I-Tts FxceUency JONATHAN BELCHER, Efq- Captain Genera 
iind Corojiiior in Chief, in and ever His MajcjfiVs Province of New- 
Jerf y, and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice Admiral in the fame. 

May it pleafe your Excellency. 

* \/\/ ^ ^'^ Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Reprc- 
< y y fentatives of the Colony oiNew-jferfey, beg leave to Return your 

* Excellency our hearty 1 hanks for your kind Approbation of our Pro- 

* ceedings the laft Sitting, and hope your Meeting of the Ailemblies 

* for the Future will be alWays attended with the fame Pleafure and Sa- 
' tisfadion : And we affure your Excellency, that on our Parts we 

* fhall at all Times endeavour to continue (confiftent with the Truft 

* repofed in us) the fame Harmony which then fubfifted among the 

* Branches of the Lcgiflature, and hope it will be produdive of the like 

* good Confequences. 

* The Lifts of the Taxable Eftates of the feveral Counties of the Colo- 
' ny are now come to hand j and we alfure your Excellency, we Ihall 

* proceed with all' Diligence upon fuch a Bill or Bills as may be neceffary 

* for paying the Debts of the Colony, and for the Support of Govern- 
^^ment, -which we have be^ri always willing to do. 

VVhenj 



• When we ar6 on the fttpport B'tll^ we (hall extend it to fuch ft 
Length of Time as we may judge moft conducive to His Majefty's 
Service, and to the Benefit of our Conftituents. 

* We Return your Excellency our hearty Thanks for the kind AfTu- 
ranccs you are plealed to- give us^ but as we apprehend that the 
cleared Demonftrations that a Governor s Aims and Views are for the 
Happinefs and Benefit of the People, is not only the palling good 
Laws, but alfo to keep the Subordinate Officers ftricty to their Duty, 
in the Obfervance and Execut.on of them, and where any Tailure or 
Breach of their Duty appears, to remove fuch, or order fuch Proceed- 
ings againft them, as may effeftually prevent them, and deter others 
from committing the like Fault for the -future ; which we wiih we could 
fay had been efFefted : and whenever it is done, we are hurhbly of O- 
pinion will be the bol Encouragement to Affemblies to raife a Support 
the more freely.' 



Several of the Mfmt-erj being of the ") By Ordcr of thc Houfc, 

Peep e called Qtmktrs, concur to the Mat- i 

tcr and Subftjnce ot this Addiela, witb P" ■ . 

their ulualfxceptlwns to riie Stile. 3 ChARLES READ, Speaker, 

t 

. The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of thc whole Houfe, to 
proceed upon fetleing the Quotas of thc feveral Counties : After fomc 
Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed thc Chair, and Mr. Cooke^ Chair- 
man,' reported, that the Committee had made fome Progrcfs in the Mat- 
ter to them referr'^, and defired leave to fit again : To which the Houfc 
agreed. 

Mr. Ogdcn reported, that Mr. JoJmJIon and himfelf deliyer'd the BiH 
with them cntrufted to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe t» 
further proceed- upon Settling the Quota of thc fcvejal Counties .• After 
fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook.\ 
Chairman, reported, that the Committee had made fome furthex Progreis 
in the matter to them referred, and defired leave to fit again ; To "whidi 
thc Houfe agreed. 

Thc Houfc adjourn'd, till to-morrow Morning iiine o'Cloc k. 
Tbttrfi/ay, Seftemher i 6. 1751, 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefen ted to thc Houfe from Johannes i\J^»jfcHinj 
forth, that h« has taken the Advice, of the Houf» in applying" to the 

Court 



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Court for Relief againft ah extravagant Bill of Coft, but can meet with 
bo Re-drefs ^ and therefore praying the Houfe will grant him fuch Re- 
lief as they fhall think proper j which was read and ordered a 'fecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to 
further proceed upon Settling the Quotas: After fome Time fpent therein;, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke^ reported, that the Com- 
mittee haJ made lome further Progrefs in the matter to them refcrr'd, 
iand dcfir'd leave to fit again : To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd, till 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met; 

The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to 
toroceed upon Settling the Quotas : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr, 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke^ reported, that the Committee 
had made fome further Progrefs in the matter to them referr'd, and de- 
fired leave to fit again : To which the Houfe agreed. 



The Houfe adiourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

friday September 27. 1751. 

The Houfe met; 

The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to 
proceed lipon Settling the Quotas : After fome Tiirie fpent therein^ 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke reported, that the 
Committee had made fome further Progrefs in the matter to them re- 
ferr'd, and defired leave to fit again, and had come to fundry Refolutions, 
which he was ready to report when the Houfe would be pleafed to re- 
teivc them; 

Ordered.^ 
That the Report be rhade iihtnediately, and It wa§ made, and with 
fome Alterations agreed to by the Houfe^ 

Ordered;^ 
That Mr. Lawrence^ Mr. Spce^^ Mr. Jthnjion, Mr; Stevens Mr. Og- 
defty Mr. Learning and Mr. Ftjher^ be a Committee to ftate the Value 
of each refpe£tive County, purfuant to the faid Refolutions, and th'it a- 
hy of the other Members may attend the faid Committee; 

The Houfe adjourn'd till 1 P. M. 

'The Houfe met and adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clocfc; 

E Saturday 



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^ Saturday^ ^^ ember a 8. 1751. . 
, The Houfe met. ' 

Mr. La'U)rence'^xovs\ the Committee appointed to ftatc the Value of 
each refpedive County, reported, that they had perlormed the fame, 
which was read and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr. Sficer^ Mr. Jdhnjlon^ Mr. Stevens^ Mr. Ftpoer^ and Mr. Lea^ 
m'tn^^ be a Committee to draw up the neceflary Claufes for laying a 
Tax upon the Province, to be abided to the Support Bill. 

A Mcfliige from the Council by Mr. Kemble^ with the EngrdlTed Bill^ 
entitled, An Act j or erecting the Bridge o-cer SAcm Creek into a Toll-Brjdge^ 
acquainting the Houfe, that the Council had agreed to the Amendment 
of this Houfe to their fixth Amendment, and had receeded from their 
Amendments not agreed to by this Houfe • and the fame being read 
and compared,, 
Refolved, 

That the Bill do pali. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Kemhk^ acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council have paffed two Bills without any Amendment ^ the one 
the Bill entitled, A Supplement to an Act to encourage the killing of Wolves 
and Panthers ; and the other, the Bill, entitled, A i Act to repeal fart oj 
an Act, entitled, An Act to impo'Ji'er fundry of the Inhabitants oj the Cotm- 
ties of Burlington and Gloucelier, &c. to build a Bridge, &c. 

Mr. Fijher, according to leave, brought in a Bill entitled, An A£l 
to prevent the Exportation of unmerchantabU Flour, 5Cc. which was read 
and ordered a fecond Readiilg. 

Mr. Deacon brought a Bill entitled, A Supplementary Act to the . Act, 
entitled. An Acl for explaining and amending ah Act for enabling the Owners 
of the Meado-jDS and M.irfhes adjoining to and on both fides of the Creek 
that fwroimds the If and of Burlingt n, to (lop out the 'tiae from over- 
jio^Ji'ing them, which was read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Bill entitled. An Act to ved the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen ^nd 
Commonalty of the City of Burlington, 'with the Ferry from the faid Qty,bic, 
wss rc.\d the iecond Time, and committed to Mr. Deacon, Mr. Ogden, 
and Mr. fVetherill. . 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine 6'Clock. 

Monday^ September 30. 1 73 1 * 

The Houfe met. 

Mil Deacon^ from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill 

entitled 



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entitled, /.n Act U vejl the Miyor^ Recorder^ Aldermen and Gmmomlty 
0f the City of Burlington, with the Berry from the faid City, &c. reported 
the lame wirh feveral Amendments, which were read in their Places and 
on the Queltion, agreed to by the Houle. 
Ordered^ 
That the faid Bill as amended be Engroffed. 

The Bill entitled, A Supplefhe'ntary Act to the Act:, entitled An Act for 
explaining and amending an Act oj the General AJcmhly of this Trovttice'^ 
entttl^d^ An Act for enabling the Q-^ners of Meado^^-s^ SCc. in Burlington, 
to flop out the Tide, Kc. was read the fecond Tinle, and committed to 
Mr. C'joh^ Mr. JsL'jj'jold znd. Mr. Deacon. 

*rhe Bill entitled, An Act to prevent the Exportation cf unmerchantable^ 
Hour, 8Cc. was read the fecond time, and committed to Mr. Stevens^ Mr. 
^ohnjioji, and Mr.- Ogden. 

The Houfc acjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock* 

Tuefday October i. 1731. 

The Houfe met; 

Mr. Cooke^ from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill 
entitled, A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An Act for enabling 
the Owners of Meadows, &c. in Burlington, to jiop out the Tide, SCc re- 
ported the fame with feveral Amendments, which were read in their 
Places, and agreed to by the Houfe- 
Ordered, « 

That the faid Bill, as amended, be Engroffed. 

The Engroffed Bill entitled, A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled., 
An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the General A(Jenibly of this 
this Trovince, entitled. An Act for enabling the Owners of the Meadows 
and Marjjjes adjoining to, and on both fides the Cr-eek that furronnds' the l/Iand 
< of Burlington, to fiop out the Tide jrom overflowing theni^ was read and 
compared, and on the Queftion, 
Refoh<,dy 
That the Bill do pais. 

■ Ordered y 
That Mr. Newbold znd Mr. Deacon^ do carry the faid Bill to the 
Council for concurrence. 

The Houfc adjourn'd till twd ©'Clock, P. M. 
The Houfc met. 

The Engroffed Bill, entitled, An Act to vefl the Mayor, Recorder, Al- 
dermen and Cmmonalty of thff City of Burlington, wiih the Ferry from 

- the 



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the [aid Gty, t9 the Tmvn of NeW'^Briftol, was read and compared, and 
on the Queftion, 
Rejolvcd^ 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Rewbold zn^ Mf. Deacon do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Mr. Cooke hid before the Houfe, a Letter receiv*d from the Agent, 
dated the 3 1 ft of July laft. 

Mr. Ncwbold reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf delivered the Bill 
with them entruftcd, to the Speaker of the Council. 

The Houfe refuming the Confideration of the Affair of Jofefh Boney^ 
and the Petition of Mary Forcey 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Ftp?er^ Mr. Van Middlefworth, Mr. Eaisjrence and Mr. Lea-' 
ming be a Committee to bring in a Bill for the Relief oj the [aid Jofeph 
Boncy. 

The Houfe adjourn*d till niric o'dlock to-morrow morning. 

•v- fVedneJdayy October a. 1751* 

\ The Houfe met. 

Mr. Cooke laid before the Houfe a Letter from the Agent, dated the 
8th of Juguji laft. 

Mr. Motty from the Committee apjJointed for that Purpofe, brought in 
a Bill entitled, An A5i to prevent the fVafe of Timber,' &c. which was 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Ordered^ 
That the Treafurer of the Eaftcm Divifion do purchafe two Sets of 
the New~Tork Laws, one Set of each to be kept by the refpeftive Trea- 
furers, for the Ufc of the General Affembly. 

Mr. Cooke ^ from the Comriiittce appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill, entitled, An ASi for Recording of Mortgages ^ which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading; 

The Houfe adjourn'd to a T. M, 
^he Houfe met, and adjourned till to-morrow morning nine o'Clock. 

thtirjdcd 



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X.: 

Tburfdayy October 3, 1751. 
The Houfc met. 

The Bill entitled, An A^ to f recent ths Wafle of Ttmber^ fCc. was read 
the fecond Time, and on the Qiicftion, whether the fame be commit* 
fed or not ? It pafled in the Negative. 
Ordered^ ^ 

That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. 

A Remonftrance was prefented to the Houfe from fftlliam Fofler, Efq. 
fetf'ng forth, the grcit Inconveniencies attending the multiplicity of 
Taverns in this Province, and propofing a Scheme in fome Meafurc to 
remedv it. And alfo fetting forth the Diftrcfled and growing I^ifadvan- 
tages the Province lies under for want of a fufBcient Paper Currency, 
and praying the Houfe will duly confider the Premifes, which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Lawrence from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill entitled, A Sufflement to an Ac^ entitled^ An Act i$ prevent 
the killing of Deer out of Seafon^ &c. which was read, and ordered a fe* 
cond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 y. JW. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill entitled, An Act for Recording of Mortgages^ was read the 
fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, whether the fame be committed or 
not ? It paffed in the Negative. 
Ordered^ 

That the faid Bill do lie oh the Table. 

Mr. Fijher from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill, enritled. An Act for ths Relief of ■ Joieph Boney, which wa« i • 
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'CIock* 

Friday^ October 4. 1751. 

t 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill 'entitled, A Supfhmetft to an Act^ entitled^ An Act to pre- 
vent the killing of Deer, fiCc. was read the fecond time, and committed to 
Mr. fVethertlly Mr. Ftjberj and Mr. Newbold. 

M"-. Speaker informed the Houfe, that he receir'd a Meflage from 
the Council by Mr. Hide, to acquaint the Houfc, that the Council have 
paffed the Bill entitled, An Act to rejlrain Tavern-keefers^ 2<;c. without 
any Amendment. 

F A 



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A Mcffi^e from the Council by Mr. Rodman^ acquainting the Houfe; 
that the Council have paffed the Bill efititlcd, A Supplementary Jet to 
the /kt entitled^ An Act for explaining and amending an Act for enabling ths 
0-sjncrs of Mcado'sjs^ &c. in Burlington, to flop out the Tide^ &c. with- 
out any Amendment. • • 

Mr. Johnfion from the Gommitte;c to ivhoYn was committed the Bill 
entitled, An Act to prevent the Exportation of unmcrcbjvntable Honr^ Kc, 
reported the lame with feveral Amendments, which were read in their 
Places, and on the Queftion, agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ord^red^ . j_ 

That the faid Bill, as amended, be engrolied. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 1 T. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Th" Bill entitled, An Act for the Relief of Jofeph Boner, wag 
read the fecond Time, and committed to ^x. Lawrence^ Mr. ff ether lU 
and Mr. Cooke; 

Mr. Sprcer^ from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in certain Claufcs tor laying a Tax on the Province, to be added to the 
pipport Bill^ which were read and ordered a fecond Reading. 



The Engrofled- Bill entitled, An Act to 
unmerchantable hlour to foreign Markets^ was 
the Queftion, whether the fame do pafs or 
Affirmative. 

Yeas. Yeas. 

John Ste ens^ John Deacon^ 

John Johnflon^ ff'illiam Ceoke, 

Shobal Smithy IVtlliam Mickle^ 

John Low^ Jofeph Ellis^ 

Robert Ogden^ . Wtlliam Hancocki, 

John Van Middlefzziorthy Richard Woody 
Hendrick Fifher^ Jacob Spicer^ 

Derick Dti?, John Emley. 

Cornelius Vanvorfl^ .. 
Refohedi 

•That the Bill do pafs. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr; Fifhsy and Mr. Stevens do carry 
for Concurrence. 



prevent the Exportation of 
read and compared, and on 
not ? It was carried in tht 

Nays. 
John ^fVetherill, 
Robert Lawrence^ 
James Holmes^ 
Barzillai Newboldy 
Aaron Lsaminiy 
WUliafn Mm, 



the faid Bill ft the Council 



The Remonftrancc of William Foficry Efqj was read the fecond time, 
and deferred to* further Confidcration. 

The Houfe adjcufn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clocfc. 

. Saturdaf 



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Satar'ajfy O^ioher 5. 1751. 

The Houfc met. 

. A Petition was prefented to the Houfs from Wtll'iam Evelmhn, fet- 
ting forth, that he was born in Flandars^ under a foreign Allegiance, iti 
Amity with Greot-Bnta'in^ and praying to be naturalized ; and Certi- 
ficates being produced of his having taken the Qjalifications according 
to Law. • "» 

Ordered^ 
That the Petitioner have leave to bring in a Bill pnrfuant to th« 
Prayer of his Petition. And a 'S>'\\\ Jor natitmliztng William Fvelman, 
was accordingly brought in and read, and OKiered a fecc'nd Reading. 

The Claufes to be added to th? fupfort Bill, for laying a Tax on the 
Province, were nad the fecond time, and committed to the Committee 
on the fu^pt^ Bill. ^ ^ 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hcufe, 
to proceed upon XhQ^'iW for Ju^port of Government and feitli-igthj ^i a as : 
After fo.ne Time fpent therein, Mr. S^ea^er refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Cooke., Chairman, reported, that the Committee had made f^me Pro- 
grefs in tha matters to them referred, and defired leave to fit again: 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clocfc. 

Monday, October 7. 1 75 1 . . 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill entitled, Mn Act for enabling William Evelman to hold Lands\ 
2CC. w.as read the fecond time, and committed to Mr. La^j^rencc^ Mr. 
I'lfher^ and Mr. Holmes, 

The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to 
proceed upon the Bill for fupprt of Government, and fettling the ^otas : 
After fome Time fpent therein, Mr, Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Cooke^ reported, that the Committee had made fome further Progrefs 
in the Matter to them referr'd, and defired leave to fit again • To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

Mr. lifher reported, that Mr; Stevens and himfeif, delivered the Bill 
with them cntrufted, to Mr. Johnfion, one of the Gentlemen of the 
Council. 

The ttoufe adjourn'd till nine o'Clocfc to-morr#w Morning, 

Tuefday 



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Tuefdayy October 8. 1751. 

The Houfc met. 
The Houfe refolved it felf into a Commitree of the whole Houle, 
to proceed upon the Bill ior fitfport of Government, anc/ fettling thj Sl^otas: 
After fomc Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Cooke reported, that the Committee had made fome further Progrefs in 
the Matters to them referr'd, and defired leave to fit again: To which 
the Houfc agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to a P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfc refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to 
proceed upon the Bill for fupport of GoVirnmcvt, mtd fMhj^^the £luotas : 
After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Cobke^ reported, that the Committee had made fome farthe.r Progrefs 
in the matters to them refcn'd, and defired leave to fit again: To which 
the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd, till to-morrow Morriirig nine o'Clock. 
Wednesday , October 9. 1751 

» 

•The Houfe met 

The Houfe being iri formed, that one Dr. Billings had wrote and pub- 
lifhed a fcandalous Libel upon fundry Pcrfons, among which is the 
Speaker of this Houfe," 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant to the Serjeant at Arms, t6 
forthwith take the laid Dr. Billhr^s into Cuftody, ajid bring him to the 
Bar of this Houfe, to anfwcr fuch Matters as Ihall be alledged againft 
him. 

The Houfc refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfc, to 
proceed upon the Bill Jor fupport . of Government, and fettling the S^utas'. 
After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. 
Cooke, reported, that the Committee had made fome further Proirefs 
in the matters to them referr'd, and dcfir'd leave to fit again : To which 

the Houfc agreed. 

» 

The Serjeant at Arms, according to order, brought Dr. Billing^ to the 
Bar of the Houfe, and he acknowledging the Paper he, was charged 
with, to be his Hand writing, and asking Pardon of Mr. Speaker and 
the Houfe ; after being fuitably reprimanded, was difcharged, paying 
his Fees. ^ 

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

The 



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The Houfc met. . 
The Houfc ^efolved It felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to 
rroceed upon the Bill jor jii^port of Governm-:nU and jettltng tb^ ^otas : 
A^ter iome Time fpent thevem, Mr. Speaker relumed th^ Chair, and Mr. 
Cooh, reported, that the Committee had made iome further Progrefs m 
the matters to. them referr'd, and deliied leave to fit agam: To Nvhicn 

the Houfe agreed. 

« 
Therloufe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Tburfda}\ October lo. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

'yheKoufe rcfolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, 
to Droceed vY<y\ ^'^^ Bill /cr In^^ort of Go^cr}m;nt and fct ling the Sluotas : 
After fome Time Ipent th-'rcin,' Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, -and 
i^h. Cooke, reported, that the Co:'r.mittee had made, fome further Pro- 
.greis iri the matters to them referr'd, and defired leave to fit again: 
To w4iidi the Houfe agreed. • 

The Houfe . a Jjoxn'd to 2 T. M 

The Houfe met. 

• 
The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of of the \yhole Houfe, 
to Proceed upon the Bill for fupprt of Go'jermvcnt and jcttJingiL' Sluo- 
tas -■ After foaie Time fpent therein, Mr'. Speaker refumed the G^i'^ 
and Mr Cooke, reported, that the Committee had made fome fu$iBr 

• Prbgrcfi in the matters, to them referr'd, and defired leave to fit again : 
To wliich the Houfe afrreed. 

The Houfc adjourn'd till tb-morrpw Morning nine o'Clock. 

Friday- October 11. 175 1. 

The Houfe met. 
. ■ ■ . . • . » • 

Mr. ^^?;&mZ?, from thCj, Committee to whom was committed, the Bill 
Entitled, A fn^^plemntan Act to the A:ty mtitled^ ^m -Act to prc^jcnt th< 
kiU'ingof Deer out. of Seafofi,^c. reported the fame with feveral Amend- 
ments,, which were read in their Places, and ca the .Qiiefdon, agreed 
to by the Houfc: * 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be cngrolibd 

# ■ ' ' 

Mr. Ftper, from the Committee to whoiti.was committed the BiU^ 
to enable tVtlliam Evelrnan to hold Lands, cCc. reported the fame with 
feveral Amendments, which were read in their Plscesj and agreed to by- 
^he Houfe. 

Q Ordered', 



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Or a red y 
That the laid Bill as amended be enerofled. 



'&' 



The Houfe refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole Koufe, to 
proceed upon the B\\\ for fupportoj (jovernment and jctilingtbe 2jiotas: 
After ibme Time fpcht therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
Mr. Cooke^ reported, that the Committee had made feme further Pro- 
prels in the matters to them referr'd, and" defired leave to fit ao-ain : 
To which the Huufe agreed ■ 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Johijion, acquainting the Houfe 
that the Council have pafled the Eill entitled, An Jet' to fre^^nt^ the 
Exportation of unmcrchantahL' I'lour^ H.Q. without any Amendment. 



The Houfe adjourn'd till a P. M. 
The rloufc met. 

The Houfe rclblved it fe'f into a Committee of the whole Honfe, to 
proceed upon the 5ill for np fort oj Ccvcrnmeiit a::d fettling the' J^-jt..is: 
After fome Time fpent therein, Mr Speaker refumed the Qhair, and 
Mr. Cooke, reported, that the Cotumittee b'^d gone- throu2;h the Bill, 
and come to fundry Refolutions thereon j And with leJve he reported 
the lame as follows, . ' 

Rjiol-Jcd, 

That the Governrncnt be fupported for one Year and three Months, 
TD Conimence the Tenth Day of Augv-fi. itji. and to End the Tenth 
^M'"^ A'c/ztw^ffr J7ji. T.o which the Houfe agreed. 
w Rejohe^}, 

That in and by th^ faid Bill when paffed into a Law, there be 
paid. 

To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher., Efq; or to the Governor 
t)r Commander in Chief for the Time being, for his Salary, at the 
Rate of 0;/.' Thoufani 'Tounds per jHntnn, during the faid one Year 
and. three Months. " 

And on the Q^iefl-ion, whether tire Houfe agrees thereto or nor 
it pafs'd in the Affirmative. 

YeiJ. ' Yeas. Nays. 

yobn Ste ens^ ' f! illiarn Qoke, Robert Laitrence,, 

yob'i Jobn'h'i, _ Barz'ilM NiTJ^^bold^ James HoUnes, 

y hi l!^.JtbjrU\' ♦ JohnDeacen,. William Mott, 

M)'/kd Srmth^ ' JVill'iam Mkkle, . who- all voted 

f/ohn Low, Jofeph Ellis, for 8co /. 

Robert Ogdcfi, U^illiam Hancod, 

Join Van Mir}dlefj:;Qrtb, Richard JVood, 

fLndritk lifo:r^ .- ♦. A.iron Leau.in:, 

^\'rkk- Dye, ■ Jacob Spicer^ 

Cjr^H.tus ViiTJ orli John Emlt^\ 



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•To the Second and Third Judges of the Supream Court, for the 
Time being at the Rate of 'Twenty five 'Toioids, each per Annum. 

To the Trealurers for the time being, at the Rate of Forty psunds 
each pgr Annum. 

To the Attorney General. foT the Time being, at the Rate of 7"/?//'- 
ty Phuitds^ per Annum. ■• 

To the Clerk ot the Council for the time being, at the Rate of 
Thirty Pounds per Annum, 

To Pkhard 'Partridge^ Elq; or to the Agent fox the Time beirg, 
appointed by the Houfe t)f Reprelentatives, at the Kate of t.ij:ty 
ioimds^ per Annum. 

To the CleHc of the Circuits at the Rate of T%i^nty Pounds^ per 
Annum 

To the Door Keeper of the Council, at the Rate oVTnToutrds -^cx 
Annan?. 

To' the Governor, for the tim? being, for Houfe Ricnt at the Rate 
o^'^ixiy Pounds^ per Avnam^ . . . 

1o eirher. of the Jucges of the Supream .Ccurts for attcnc;ing Courts 
o{ Jiiji i rjis ;mC. Cytr ana FttrKiner^ purfuant to .the Act, Itu > uwids. ■ 

To the Council each ^ Six ^h'tU'ngiij fcr Dictn^ each, for the tirne they 
have jelpecb^iy attended, or ihail attend at any Sitting of GecGiul 
AiRmblv, within faiu one Year and three Months. 

To bLi'ihiul bmith^ one of the Clerks of the Koiife of Rcpfefcntative?, 
for his Attendance iii. manner aforelaid, Eigljf Sb.lHvgs, fir Dim, alfo 
lour Pt'fiw per Sheet, reckoning N.nety Words to ti.e Sheet, for Co^ 
pying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer, and entering th^ Yotes in 
the Journal of the Houfe this Seffion, and Ons 'Pound T^n Sh'.Uings 
for Pen, Ink and Paper. 

To 'IboMas Barto'Jj^ tfq; the other Clerk, . for his Attendan^rc- in. 
Manner aforefaid, e'lgbt Shillings per Diem. ' Alfu lourTence per Sheet^ 
rcc!>oning Ninety . Words to the Sheet, f^r entering the Minutes c.c. 
within the laid one Year and three Months. 

To the Serjeant at Arm^ for the time being, attending t he Houfo of 
Reprefcntatives in Manner aforefaid, .Three .Shillings, fer PPitm. 

To the Serjeant at Arms, for the Time being, attending the Council 
in manner aforefaid, Ibrce Shillings pr Dievi. 

To the Door Keeper, for the Time being, attending the Houfe of 
Reprefcntatives in manner aforefaid,, TZ^n-^ Shillings, fcrDicm.. 

To the Secretary 'for Services done to the beginning of this Seffion, 
three Tounds Thirteen Shillmgs and jonr Pence. 

To iVilliam -fi^i^rt/tfr^ for Printing Proclamations relating to Rioters and 
Iron Works, three Pounds : To all which the Houfe agreed. 

To [Pilliam Bradford, in Part of his Account for two Articles 
being Proclamations for two Days of Thankfgivings, and two Days of 
Falls. 

On the Queftion whether the faid Charges be allowed or not ? It 
pafled in Negative, 



( ^8 ) 



Teas. ■ Nays. Nays. 

Roh:ri Lawrence, ' . John Ste-jsns, BarziUa'i Reivbold 

'Ja^ics Holmes, 'John Johnfion, JVilDam Mckle, 

Jobn.Lo-^, John Weth^rill, Jo.feph Ellis, 

Robert Ogdcn, hhobal Smith, iVtUiam Hancock, ' 

J-j/jn Vanyfi-ddlef'-^ortb, D crick Dys^ Richard Wood, 

Handrkk Fijhsr, Ornislius Van-jorjl, Aaron Learning, 

* John Deacon, 'Jacob i^pcer, 

iViUiam Cooke, William Mott, 

"'£o S.rrn'.i:l SmHh, for two Sets . ol the Pcnfifyhania "Laws, puchafcd 
hy.him^ thre^ Tounds Thirteen Shillings and ,Jix-^cnce:' 

To Thomas Ragtrs, . for Fire' Wood^ one ^'toxoid Tiuch:' ■ShrJliHgs and 
f:x Tchcj. 

To Johi- DcacoUy Efq; ditto,- nhi-Jteen Sh'iUin^^s a^-d ^ix^rnce, and jb 
much cs he fhall agree to pay .for the Uie of a Rooni antl Cunolss for the 
Houfc, during this or any other Sitting in the fajd Time not exceeding 
T\Z!i-nty Shillings, per W-eek. 

To And.re'-JD johiilon, Efq, in full of his Aecount, for talcing Cpigers 
h^^Q^ ten 'toimAs hhven Sbillitigs and Seven Pence. » ' • 

To Mr. Richard Sjnifh, for Sundry Services in full of his Account, 
Sixty Six ''Tannds TenSh'Uings. • . 

■ To the Speaker "and each Member of the Houfe of Reprcfentatives, 
Six Shillings f-.r Di^mf\z\\, for the time they have refpeftivsly attend- 
ed, or. lliali attend at any Sittings of General AfTcmbiy, within the 
fa id one Year and three Months 

To William Bradford, or any other Printer, .for Printing ."the" Votes 
and Laws at the*' Sittings within the faid on* Year and three Months, . 
lujh Slim as Charles Read, William Cooke, and Jojcph Ellis, Efqrs. 
or any two of them ihall agree for; alfo the Sum of 7cc(? iiundre'd bounds, 
for one Hundred and Sixty bound Books of the. Laws pf this Co- 
lony, as agreed for- with iarmiel Neviil, Efq; When they fhall be de- 
livered, according to the Dire:aons of the General A ffembly. 

To J-'idre-jJ Juhnflon, Efq; the Sum oi' Fdurieen Shillings, per Week, 
for the "Uic of a Room, Firewood and Candle for the- Council, du- 
ring this or any other Sitting of General Aflembly, within the faid 
Term» 

To all which the Koufe asrrecd. 



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The Houib adiourn'd till to-morrow Morninjr nine o'Clocfc. 

S.zturday, Ccioher \z. 1751. 

The Koufe metv ■ 

■ The I-ioulcrcfurning the Gonfideration of the Bill •/(?/' fupl>Grt ej Govern^ 
'tKcnt, riud fettling the ^otas ; and a- Motion being made on that part of 
the grand Committees report, touching the Value of the fcveral Coun- 
ties, and the Quefcioh put, what the lo\iie{1: Value the Lands in each 
rc'pi-divc County inail be reckoned at? It was carried as follqws. 

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And the feveral Amendments made by the Grand Committee to the 
faid Bill for fnpport of Government^ and fettling tfoe Sjiotas^ being 
i>o\r read m their Places, and fome additional Amendments m.ade thereto 
in the Houie. 

Ordered^ 
That the faid Bill, as amended, be Engroffed. 

A Motion being made, that all the Laws of this Colony, paffed fincc 
the Colleftion made by Samuel Ncvill^ Efq; fhould be added and bound 
up with the One Flundred and Sixty Books of faid Laws, agreed for by 
a former Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That' a complea't Set of all the I aws pafTcd to the End of this Sefllon, 
be added and bound up with each Book of the faid Colleclion agre^cl 
f r by this Houfe, and that this Houfe will provide for the Expence' 
botii of the faid additional Laws and a fuitable Table made to be th'ereto. 

Mr. Spker had leave to be abfcnt on extraordinary Occafions. 

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

Monday, October 14. 1751. 

The Houfe met.. 

The Engroffed Bill, entitled, A Supplementary A61 to the J£i entitled. 
All ASi to prevent the killing oj Deer out of Sea [on, and againfl carrying 
of Guns and bunting by Terfons not qualificd,yf2LS read and compared, and 
on the Queftion, 

Refolvei, 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, • - 

That Mr. Emley and Mr. Holmes do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrovr Morning nine o'Clock. 

Tuesday October 15. 175 1. 

The Houfe met. 

The Engroffed Bill entitltd, An AB for the Support of Government aj 
His Mqjejly's Colony of New-Jcrfey, to commence the tenth Day of Auguft 
i[75i, and to End the tenth Day of November 175a. and to dijcharge 
the piiblick Debts and the Arrcar7iges and contingent Charges thereof, and 
for jdt ling the ^otas m the reflective Counties, and levying of a Trovincial 
Tax, was read and compared, and on the Queftioh, whether the fame 
do pafs or not ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 

Yeas 



( 31 ) 

Yeas, Yeas. Nays, 

Sobal Smith, William Cooke, 'John Stevens, 

Robert Lawrence, Barzillia N-.'wbold, John Jdlonflm, 

James Holmes, Will':am Hancock, 

John Low, Richard Wood, 

Robert Ogden, , \Aaron Learning, 

Hendrick kijher, William Mott, 

Derick Dye, John Emlcy. 
John Deacon, 
Rcfolved, 

That the laid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, • • ' 

That Mr. Mott, Mr. Lawrence, Mr, Learning and Mr. Hancock do 
carry the faid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. 

Thef EngrolTed Bill entitled, An J3 for jmtur alibiing William Evelman, 
was read and compared, and on the Queftion. 
R^o'.vcd, 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordcrea, 
That Mr. Emky and Mr. Holmes do carry the fuid Bi'l to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Mr. Emfey reporfed, that Mr. Holmes and himfelf delivered the Bills 
with them entrufted, to Mr. Alexander, one of the Gentlemen of the 
Council. _ 
fe 

Mr. ^ott reported, that IN'lr. Lawrejice, Mr. Leaming, Mr. Hancock 
and himfelf delivered the Bill with them entrufted, to Mr. Alexander, 
one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to a T. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. ZflO'and Mr. O^^^w had leave to be abfent on extraordinary Oc-= 
caiions. 

Ordered, 
That the Printer of this Colony do fend out of the 1 60 Bound Books 
of the Laws, agreed for by the General Ailembly, when they are linilhed, 
to the Members of each refpedive County, 

II 

9 . 
9 
7 
12 

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^For the Ufe of Middlefex 


15 


Gloucefter 


Monmouth 


9 


Salem 


Effix 


9 


Cumberland 


Somerjet ' 


9 


Cafe -May 


Bergen 


8 


Hunterdon 


JBurliugton 


^9 


Morris 



( 5^ ) 



To ,.bc diftrubuted in each County as follows. 

To the Members each i '^' 

Firft Judge of the County i 
Clerk of the County i 

To the Clerk of each Prccinft for the! 
Ufe of theFrceholders with the fame 3 

Mayors each I 

Clerk of each Corporation i 
And the remainder of the faid Law Books fhall be fcnt to either of 
the Treafurers to be diftributed as follows, 



To the Governor i 


Attorney General 


i 


Each of the Council i 


Clerks of the Houfe, 




Each of the Judges of 


for the Ufe of the 




the Supream Court i 


Houfe, each 


I 


Clerk of faid Court for 


Clerk of the Council 


I 


each Office i 


The Agent 


i 


Treafurers each i 







The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'CIocfc to-morrow morning. 

■ fVednefday^ October \6. '1751. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd to 2, T. M. 

The Houfe met. 
Mr. Lawrence from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill 
tntitled, Jn y^^ for the Relief of Joseph Boney, 2<:c. reported the fame 
with feveral Amendments, and lome additional Amendments being made 
' thereto in the Houfe, 

Ordered^ ^ 

That the faid Bill, as amended, be cngrofTed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Tlntrfday^ Gclober ij. 1 75 1 . 

The Houfe met. 

The Engroffed Bill entitled, AnAB for the Relief of Jok^h. Boney, 
a foor dijtrefjed Trifoner for Dehty in the Gaol of the County of Somerfet, 
was read and compared, and on the Queftion, 
Refolvedy 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Fijber and Mr. Van MiMlef-worth^ do carry the faid Bill to ihe 
Council for Concurrence. 
Ordered^ 
That the Committee appointed bjr the late AlFembly to fearch for Re- 
tords and other authcntick Inftruments relating to the fundamental Con- 
ftitutions of this Colony, or any three of them, do write to the Agent 

That 



( 33 ) 

of this Colony for Copies (properly attcfted) of all the Paocrs relat- 
Jng to the fiirrender of the Government to the Crown by the Proprietors 
and to inform the faid Agent, that this Houfe will by a fururc Law 
provide for the Expcnccs that may attend the procuring fuch Copies, 

The Houfe adjourn'd to a T. M. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning, 

Friday y October 18. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

Mn Fijher reported, that Mr, Van Mid£ef-j!;orth and himfelf delivered 
the Bill with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 
Ordered, 
That the King's Printer of this Colony, do print all the Laws that 
fiiall be paffed this Seflion, and lend them ftitch'd together, \yith all cori= 
Venient fpeed, to the fcveral Members cf this Houfe. 
For the Ufc of Mtddlejex^ 25 Glomejler 25 

Monmouth 30 i>alctn 21 

Lffex^ 15 Cumber I ind 21 

Somerset 20 Cafe- May 15 

Bergen 17 huntcrdou 29 . 

• «|l|^ EurliHgtm 50 Morris 50 

^ Td be diftributed in each County as follows, 
To the Members each i Clerk of each Corporation t 

Firft Judge of the County i To each AlfelTor i 

Clerk of the County i To the Colleftor of each 

Clerk of each Precinct i Precinct % 

Mayors, each ,^ i 

And there Ihall be given 
To the Governor 4 Treallirers each i 

Each of the Council 1 Attorney General i 

Each of the Judges of Clerks of the Hojfe each i 

the Supteam Court i Clerk of the Council i 

Clerk of faid Court for The Agent 4 

each Office I 

, Ordered^ That the faid Printer print 247 Sets of the Votes of the 
Jloufe this Seflion, and fend 48 to the Treafurer of the Weftern Di- 
i^ifion, to be difbributed as follows, to the Governor 8. To each of the 
Council 2. To the Agent 6. To the Officers of the Houfe and Coun- 
cil, each 1 And that the Printer deliver to the Members of the Houfe^ 
Or their Order,* as follows, 

'Perth- Ambqy 10 Somerfci ^ Glouce(ler iS 

Middkfex \6 Bergen ' 16 Salem ^^ Cumber lak J 20 

Monmouth 20 Burlington C\tY 10 'Cij>e-Miy 12 

Bffex 20 Burlington County 1 6 Hunterdon 2C J^Sorrls 25 

Mr. Cooke from the Committee appointed fur that Purpofe, made the;- 
following Report, which was read and agreed to by the iHoufe. 



( j4 ) 



Dr. The Colony of Nciv~Jerjey for Monies given and Lent His Majefty 

17'i.o %/» By Aifl paffed for making current £. 20C0 there was given towards 

the Weft-Iiitiia Expcdiiion, the Sum ot Z00« b tt 

Vide I^inutes of the Houfe Oclober 28 1741. 

^745 7n»- • Bv Aft of AITcmbly there was given towards the C^j/if-jPrWas Expedi- 
tion the Si-m of 2000 o • 
Vide Voces Oiioher 3d. 1 745 and March 8. 17+5-6. 

I746 Junt 9.8 By Aft to encourage thfe Inliftirg of 500 Freerten, &c. in th£ 

£.\pcdition a^aiiill Canadi:, See. there was given the Sum of 6000 o * 

1746 No'vcm. I B)' an .Aft to make current 850/. in Bills of Credit, there was given 

the farther Sum of 850 o o 

1747 May 9 By an Aft to make current 1000/. in Bills of Credit, there was ^ 

g:ien towards the iaid Crt«..jiJ'a E-\:pedicion, the further Sum of 1 000 o o 

Thefe Sums given in the Years 1740, 1746) and '747 were 
to be replaced by Intcreft ariSng from the Bills of Credit, 
but that t^nd failing, the faid Sums were left as Debts upon 
the Colony 

By Aft palTed in June 1746 for inaking current 10,000/ the 
whole, or any Part thereof which was needful, was lent to His 
Majcrty for Arming and Cloathing the Forces jraiftd-in this Colony 
on the E.xpedition againll Canada ; and it was then expefled ihat 
His Majelty would order the fame to be rM*id to this Colony. 
The Sum drawn out of the I'lealuries on that Occafion, was ^74^ 4 ^ 

f747 Fthruary By Bill for Snnport of Government, there was allowed fp Pfter and 
Fhilip Schuxhr on Account of the frovifions for the Forces raifed 
in this Colony, on th? Expedition againft Canada, the Sum of 625 I7 t 

Allowed bv the fam; Bill, for SubfiHance of faid Forces after the 
Day of Mufter, and which was not provided for by any other 
Law 476 ? O 

If it (hould be ths Will of the Honourable H.oufe to allow Mr. 
Pe.rtriage\ Account, mentioned and inciofedSfta his Letter to Ri' 
chara znd Duniel Smith, and M iitiaai CookH" Efqrs. oi February 
9. i'J5o. there will be a Deduftion of X- 7?5 4 '' Sterling, out 
of the Sum of /..2231 18 4 Sterling, which laft mentioned Sum 
was all that cou d be obtained in repayment for the abovefaid 
£. 8746 4 6 Proclamation, which faid Sum of ;^. 753- 4 11 Sterl. 
muft be in that Cafe provided for ; the fame reducedjio currency 
at lyo per Cent, amounts to . ^ 1246 10 6 

Of this Sum about £ <)7 54 was the Expences which unavoidably 
attended the negociating and receiving of the faid /. E231 '84 
Sterling, and may be julUy attributed to the Share Nfui-Jeijej had 
in the laid Wars. 

The remainder of the faid Ten Thoufand Pounds (ftruck to lend the 
Crown) being /. 1253 15 6 was applied towards Support of Go- 
vernment, by an A6t 10 fuhjeS certain parcels of Credit, &c. paffed 
February 1747- ^ >2S5 '5 ^ 

The condufting the Averal Matters herein mentioned, and other 
Things relating to faid Wars, have created feveral other Debts on 
fiid Colony, which has they have been heretofore provided for, 
r«nderi them Icfs needful to be particularized here. 



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( 5? ) 

in the late \^^ars with Spain and France per Contra CK 

1745 June The 2000 /. given towards the Cafe-Breton Expedition, was taken 

out of the Intereft 2000 ' o $ 

£747-8 Drawn out of the Intereft Money for difcharging Peter and PftiUp 

Scbuyler'i Accoants, as allowed by the Support Bill, palTed 1747 623 17 S 

The >^ub(i fiance Money after the Day of Matter, as allowed by tke 
laid Bill taken from the fame Fund 476 S 6 

1750 Sa'd to be paid (by His Majetty's Orders) to Mr. Vartridge, Agent 

for this C'olory at the Bhtiih Court, as per his Letter and Account 
of Ttbyuary 9. t750> the Sum of /. 2231 iS 4 Sterling, which 
feeing redjced to Currency at \jo per Cent, Exchange, amounts to 
3 '94 10 2 which was all that could be obtained on Account of 
the A 8-4 J 4. 6 lent the Crown, and there are even very large 
CeductiOiis frj:ii that Sum, as per Dr. Side of this Account 3794 10 * 

1746 June or that 6000 /. whirh vas giv"?n towards the Encoiragement of in- 
lifliiE; '500 Freeinen, the Sum of iooo /. was taken out of the 



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for wli.ch a finking Fiind mull be provided. '5302 o J 



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a 3^ ) 

^he Houfe cdjourn'd to 2 T. M. 

The Houfe met, 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Leonard^ Avith the Bill entjtlef^^ 
J fn^flementaryAci tothsA^l^ entitled^ An A^ to ^'revcnt the kiU'ing of Deer , 
kc. and acquainting the Houfe, that the Council have pafTed the lama 
with one Amendment, to which they deiire the Concurrence of this Houfe. 
Mr. Leonard alfo acquainted the Houfe, that the Council have pafTcd the 
Bill, entitled, An A£ljor Naturalizing William Evelman, without ony 
Amendment. And the faid Amendment to the faid Bill to prevent the bh 
ling oj Deer^ b^c. was read in its Place, and an additional Amendment being 
made thereto by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 
That^ Mr. Em ley zr)d Mr. Holmes do airy the faid Bill, and Amendment 
to the Councils Amendment, to the Council, and defire their Ccncuriencc 
. thereto. 

i^Mr. Emley reported, that Mr. Holmes and himfelf, delivered the Bill and 
MelTage with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe refuming the Gonfideration cfjohamies, Neviiis's Petition,- 
and the Complaint ht makes of not getting any Redrefs by his Applicati- 
on to Court on an extorticnate Bill of Ccfi, c'o refer his Cale to tie Judges 
bf the Supream. Court to be enquired»intD, and redrefs'd as far as is conlii- 
tent with Juftice and the Laws of the Colony. And the faid Judges are 
further defired, to fee that the Law for afcertainihg Fees, be in all Cafe3 
ifirictly^ut in Execution. 

The Houfe adjourn'd, till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock; 

Saturday, O^ohsr ip. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Leonard, with the Bill engroflcd.,- 
with the Amendments agreed upon by both Houfes, entitled, A Supfle- 
^entary A^ to the A^, entitled, An A6i to prevent the killing of Deer out 
bf iSeafou, tic. which was read, and on the Qucftion, 
Refohed, 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Emli^ and Bolmes do -return the faid Bill to the Council 
to be laid before the Governor. 

> A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Saltar, with the Bill entitled. Aft 
Act to ve ft the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen 07id Gmmonalty of the City of 
Burlington with the berry, &Cc. and acquainting the Houfe, that the 
Council have pafled the fame with one Amendment, which was read in 
its place, aod on the Qiieftion, agreed to by the Houfe* 

Ordered 



( 57 ) 

^Ordered, 

Th^t the fald BiH, as amended, be engroITcd; 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. Mi 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill entitled, An Act tsvefl the Mayor^ Recorder^ Aldsrnien and 
Commonalty i>f the City of Burlington, with the hrry from the faid Gty^ 5s.c. 
re-engfofled with the Councils Amendment, was read and comparedj 
and on the Queftion, 
Refolvedy 
That the lame dp pafs. ^ . 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Deacon and Mr. Neiabold do return the faid Bill to the 
Council. 

Mr. Emley reported, that Mr. Holmes and himfelf delivered the Bill 
with them entrufiied, to Mr. Leonard^, one of the Gentlemen of the 
Council. 

Mr. Deacon reported, that Mr, Ne^ji'bold and himfelf^ delivered the 
Bill with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

A MefTage from the Council by Mr/ Sj/tar^ with the Bill cntifkd, 
'An Aci for the Rel'icf of Jofeph Boney, &c. and acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council have pafled the fame with feverJ Amendments, to 
which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. And the faid Amend- 
ments b?ing read in their Places, on the Qneflion whether the Houie 
agrees thereto ot not ? It was carried in the Negative. 
Rcfolved^ 

That the laid Amendments be difagreed to, and that, the Houfe ad- 
heres to the Bill in the Parts amended* 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Fiffoer and Mr. Van Middlcp^-orth do carry the faid Bill and 
Amendments to the Council, and acquaint them with the Refolutions of 
the Houfe thereupon. 

Mr. Efrsr reported, that Mr. Van Middlef-j;orth and himfe'.f delivered 
the Bill with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 
Monday, October 21, 1751. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Spaker informed the Houfe, that he had received from the Council, 
bv Mr. 'altar, a Melfage to acquaint the Houfe, that the Council doth 
e.i^nimoufly adhere to their Amendments to the Bill entitled, An AH for 

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the Relief of Jofeph Boney, 6Cc. On the Queftion whether rlic r^ic^oji 
fliould defire a Conferrencc thereon, it was carried in the Affirmatrvc. 

Ordcre^l^ 

That Mr. Laiicrmce^ Mr. hfher^ Mr. Mott^ and Mr. Vati Middlefworth^ 
be a Committee to meet a Committee of the Council on a free Confer- 
rencc on the Subjeft Matter of the faid Bill ; and that Mr. Sttrjens and 
Mr. Smith do acquaint the Council therewith, and defire them to appoint 
a Coniniittee for that Purpofe, and appoint Time and Place. 

Air. ^tnhh reported, that Mr. Stevens and himfelf, delivered the Meflage 
with them entruftcd, to the Speaker in Council. 

• 

A McflTipic from the Council by Mr. Kemble, with the Bill entitled, 
An Acljor tk' J!,f[ort of Government of His Majejiy's Col-jny of New-Jerfey, 
Kc. acqininting' the I4oufe, that the Council have piflTed the fame, with 
fundry Amendments, to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfc. 
And the laid Aa endments were read in their Places, and on the Qiieftion 
whether the Houfe rcjecls the faid Amendments or not ? It palfcd in 
the Affirmative. 

Refolved^ nem'nie Contradicente^ 

That this Houfe doth rejeft the faid Amendments, and adhere to 
the Bill. 

A Mcffage from the Council by Mr. Kemble, acquainting the Houfe, 

•that the Council have appointed Mr. Hiide and Mr. Saltar^ a Committee 

to meet the Co.i mittee of this Houfc, on the free Conference propos'd, 

with relation to the Bill for thj Relief of jolcph Boney, £Cc. at the 

Houfe of tret'weli IVright^ at 3 o'Cloek this Afternoon. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till 2 P. M. 

The Houfc met. 

A Motion being made whether a MelTage be fent to his Excellency, 
to know when he will be pleafed to be waited upon by the Houle, 
in order to their prefenting the Bill for fupport of Governmettt. And on 
the Queflion, it was carried in the Affirmative. % 
Yeas. Yeas, Nays. 

^ohn iPetherill^ Derick Dye, John Stevens, 

Sobal Smith, Cornelius Vanvorjl Johti Johnfton^ 

Robert Lrjurencc, JFiUiam Mickle, Jolm Deacon, 

James Holmes, Richard IVood, H'iUiam Cooke, 

John Van Middlefworth, Aaron Learning, Barzillii Krdoboldj 

Bendrick Hjher, William Alottj J'f'-fb Ellis, 

* iVilliam Hancock, 

John Emky. 

Mr. Speaker defircd of the Houfe, that his Diifcnt might be enter'd 
to the above Motion, which was granted. 

Orderedy 



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Ordered^ 
That Mr. Lawrence^ Mr. Fijher^ Mr. Moit^ and Mr. Holmes^ do wait 
upon his Excellency, and know when he will be attended upon by this 
Houfe with the laid Bill. 
Ordered^ 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Dye do return to the Council their pro- 
pos'd Amendments to- the Bill entitled, An A£l jor jupport of Go em- 
ment, &c. and acquaint them, that this Houfe doth reject the lamc^ 
nerninc Cotitradicente^ and adhere to the Bill in the Farts amended. 

Mr. Lawrence reported, that the Gentlemen and himfelf delivered the 
Meflage with them entrufted, to the Governor ; who Avas pleafed tofaVj 
he would confidcr it and fend an Anfwer to morrow. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Dye and himfelf, delivered the MefTage 
and propos'd Amendments with them entrufted, to the Speaker in CounciL 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Tusfday October a a. 1731. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Speaker communicated to the Houfe a Meffage received from the 
Council by Mr. Kemble^ in the Words following. 

* Cuiincil-Chamber, OBober ai. 1751. 
* This Houfe having confider'd the Meflage of the Aflembly of this 

* Day by Mr. Learning and Mr. Dye^ with the Amendments which this 

* Houfe made and annexed to theBill entitled, AnAcl for jupport 0} Govern- 
' mcnt^ &Cc. and without the laid Bill itfelf, are inclined to fuppofe, that 

* the laid Amendments have been feparated from the faid Bill by lome 
' Miftake, for the Bill and Amendments made one entire Thing, the 
' Parts whereof could not lawfully be feparated without our Confent. 

' Ordi-red, That Mr. Kemble do carry a Copy of the ;^bove Minute to 

* the Houfe of Aflembly, and requefl: that they would inform this 

* Houfe, how the faid Amendments came to be feparated from the faid 

* Bill \ and as that Houfe has rcjeded the faid Amendments, that they 

* would fend back the faid Bill to this Houfe, that we may confidcr, 

* whether we ought to receede from or adhere to our Amendments afore- 

* faid. 

* By order of the Eou^e, 

Thomas Lloyd, Clerk. 

Mr. Laxi:rence f\ova the Committee appointed on a free Conferrencc with 
a Committee of the Council on the fubjecT: Matter of the Bill for the 
RelteJ of Jofeph Boney, SCc. reported, that the Committees met at the 
Place propos'd ; and the Committee of the Council adhering to the Coun- 
cils Amendments to the faid Bill, and the Committee of this Houfe 
dilagreeing thereto adhered unanimoufly to the Bill as pafs'd by thig 

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Moufe, and therefore could Come upon no Terms of Agreement. And 
on the Qiieftion; whether the Houfe agrees to the faid Report or not ? 
It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered^ 
That Mr. Niwbold and Mr. Wood do carry the Bill entitle:!, Jn A^ 
jor ihi Reliej of Joleph Boney, 6<:c. together with the Councils Amend- 
ments thereto, to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe hav- 
ing confider'd the Report of the Ccmniittee on the Conferrcrce on the 
Subjed Matter of the faid Bill and Amendments do agree thereto, and 
adhere to the Bill in the parts amended. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd to a T. M. 

» The Houfe met 

Mr. Ncwhold reported, that Mr. Wood and himfeTf delivered the Bill 
and Mcflage with them entrufted, to the , Speaker in Council. 

Oif a Motion made snd the Queftion put, whether the following Mef-^ 
fjge be fcnt to the Council or not ? It was carried as follows. 

Yeas. • .Yeas. N.'.ys. 

"lohn IJ't'th.r'iU^ Der'ick D".r, '^bhn Hl'-j^hs 

Shohald Sn.nh^ Cornelius Vawjorfiy Jo^m "John^m^ 

Robert La'jurencey Richard fVood^ J-''^^'^ Deacon^ 

Ja'n s Holmes^ Aaron Leamhtgy UiUiam Vook.^ 

John Vr.vmtddhjivorth^ IFtlliam Motty Barztlli i Niwboldj 

Hcidrkk [:JJxr . jVdl'iam Mkkley 

Jofc'fh LUis, 
Willi urn H.iJicoeky 
■ ' John EmLy, 

Mr. Speaker alfo defired his Diflent might bj entered to the faid Mef- 
fage, which was granted. 

The Houfe taking into Confideration ' the Meflage of the Council cf 
Yefterday by Mr. KemblCy 
Ordcredy 

That Mr. Lai^rence and Mr. Learning do \vait on the Council and ac- 
quaint them, that the propos'd Amendments to the Bill for fupport of 
Go-jernmcnty Kc. were feparated from the faid Bill by the Houfe of Af- 
fembly's unanimoufly rejefting them \ and as they could be of no Service 
to this Houfe, we knew of no Method more proper, than the returning 
them to the Council. 

That this Houfe has kept the laid Bill in order to be prefented to hi* 
Excellency by the Hands of our Speaker^ which the Affembly did in con- 
fur rity to that auguft Houfe ot Commons of England^ and the antient 
Pradice of the Alfemblies of New-Jerfiy. 

That upon fear- hing the Minutes of the General Affen.bly, we find 
the following Prefidents, viz. 

'■ April 



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. ' Jpril ij. "1722. The EngrofTed Bill cntftlca, yfn A6i foi" C»^pH 

* of his Mijejifs Government jor five Tears, being read in the Houfe', rhp 

* Q^ieftion was put, whether the faid Bill, as now Engroffed, do pais or 

* not ? It was carried in the Affimative, nem'me Contradiccnte. 

* Resolved, 

* That the faid Bill do pal's. 

* Qrdcrjd^ That Mr. Kinfcy and Mr. O^^tv; do wait on T>:s EKcellcncT, 

* and know when this Houte fliall attend him with the Bdljor /ufport ajf 

* Cj&vjrn^iut for five Tears. Mr. A/»/0' reported, that Mr. Cgc.en and 

* himl'lf had waited on his Excellency accordingly, who was piealcd to 

* fay, he would receive them immediately. 

* Mr. speaker, wjrh the Houfe, waited on his ExGellency, an^ deKve-ed 
' his Excellency in Counci', the BiU. for fapport of h's Mij;.\'s Uivj-r-. 

* mevt jor five Tears, which he \V3S plealed tb receive, and thankid the 
'.Houfe, becaufe it was done with an unufal and chearful Unanimity.' 

« ■ ' 

That the Tnftance above mentioned happened during the Adminiflrt- 
tJon of Governor Burnet^ and that Mr. Morris (alterwarcs Governor 
Morr'ii) prefixed that Day in Council. 

Thit tm the 22d. of N(rj;ihber i/i^, another Bill for fJp}ortofGov:rn- 
ment, was delivcr^;d to his fiid Excellency by the Hjn:.i 01 the Spec. Lie 
as aforefaid. That the Minutes of the Plolife ot AiTcnihlv of the i6t!i 
of Aiigvfl 1725, affoids us another Pielident of the Jame kind, to which 
Governor Burnet, in pathetick and lively Terms, prcfelTcd his'Satisfacl-iort 
and Pleafure: And that Mr. /ikxaiider was tljen one of the GentL-iuen A 
the faid Council. That the fame Praclice wa again repeated on the 4rh 
of J d\, 1730. And that two Money BjUs were delivered to the Gover- 
nor^on the 15th ot AuguH 1733, Mr. Kihfey being Speaker of the Af- 
fembly, in thcfe two lalt Inftances. 

The Concurrence of the Legiflature in this Fradlice fbrfuch a iferies of 
Years, When they had the AfTiftance of the Governors Burnet and Mjrr'ts^ 
Mr. Alexander and Mr. Kinfey, (whole extended knowledge of Govern- 
ment needs no Illuftration) we think fufficient PrefidenCs to juftify the 
Aflembly refpel.ing the Premifes. 

. ^Our fird fending the Bill in Queftion to the Council, proceeded frcni 
that Spirit of complacency and hearty defire of doing every Thmg in our 
Power to propagate a good harmony among the Branches of the Legifla- 
ture- and conildering the prelent unhappy Circumftances of this Colony, 
we. were even willing to fufpend fome of our Priviledges when that con- 
du^ fecmed to be moft fatisfaclnry to the Council j but the Bill return- 
ing with luch a train of Alterations to the Subftance thereof, lufEci- 
ently convinced . this Houfe, that the yielding oilt Priviledg^s was not: 
the Way to eftablilh Harmony ; therefore we returned the laid propofed 
Amendments to the Council, to whom they feemed moft irroperly ti 
belong; and retained the fiid Bill m order to prefent the fame by the 
Hatids of our Speaker to his Excellency, to be by his laid Excellenc/ 

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iaid before the Council for Concurencc This Honfc alfo tonfidcring, 
V'hile the old and approved Method of prefenting the fupport Bills to the 
Governor by the Speaker, was in Pradice, it generally hid a much hap- 
pier lifue than fince it hath been omitted •, ior than the Governor had 
an Opportunity of perufing thofe Bills, and confider the reafonablenefs of 
them, as well as the Council, and be a Witnefs of the Rcadinefs and 
Cheaifulnefs of the People to fopport His Majefty's Government, vhich 
ve conceive is highly reafonable for the Governor, as he is fo nearly con* 
ccrned therein, whereas on the contrary, if fuch Bills were firit fcnt t* 
the '^©uncil, and they Ihould refufe to pafs them, the Governor it is verjr 
probable may never read or confider them. 

A McfTage from the Council by Mr. Saltar in the Words following. 

' Ordered^ 
*■ That Mr. Saltar do carry back to the An*embly, the Bill entitled^ 

* An A[l for the Ra lief of Jofcph Bonney &q, together with the Amend- 

* ments of tfiis Houfe thereto, and acquaint them, that this Houfe 
*■ looks upon the laid Meffage of the Affemhly, and their fending hither 

* the laid Bill and Amendments in tlris Cafe to be unprecedented, ule- 

* lefs and irre^iular. 



"O" 



A MefTaeie from his Ejrcellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Coun- 
cil in the Words following. 

* Gentlemen oftbi General Affembly. 
have "confidered your Meflage of yeflerday, jefpedVing your bring- 
ing me the Bill paft in yonr Houfe, /cr tbs (up^ort of Govern^ 
meuty and for levying a 'Provincial Tax -^ and upon Examination of the 
publick Records of this Province, I can find no Inltance of any Bill 
having been laid before the Governor, after it had been fent up tothe 
Council and feveral Amendments made thereto by them, till it had 
theieafter the Concurrence of the Council; and therefore to bring 
this Bill to me, would be irregular and out of the conltant Couife of 
the Proceedings of the Aflemblies of this Province; nor do I think it 
could poffibly Anfwer any good Putpofe. I would alfo add, that I 
find by your Minutes of Yefterday, that you hare feparated the Amend- 
ments made by the Council from the Bill, and have fent them back to 
the Council, fo that you are not now polTefled of the Bdl fo far as 
it has been paffed by the Council and the AfTcmbly; and were npt 
this the Cafe, I could not receive the Bdl from you for the Reafoii 
before mentioned.' 
Burliniton^ 
Oclober i2, 1751. J. BELCHER. 

Mn Lav^rcnce reported, that Mr. Learning and hlmfclf delivered th^ 
iMeflfige with them erftruftcd, to the Speaker in Council. 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Emky and Mr. Ellis do carry the Bill, entitled, An ASt 
fw [upport of Government 6Cc. to the Council, that they may confider/ 

whether 



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-whether they ought to recede from or adhere to t'heir ArrT-nc'mcnt'Ji 
purfuanC to their Requeft to this Hoiife in their Meflage of Ycfteiddy. 

The Houfe adjcurn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'CIcck. 

fVe^nejdiiy^ October 13. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 



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Mr. Emky reported, that Mr. Ellis and himfelf delivered the Bil! 
and MeiTage with them' entrufled, to the Speaker in Council. 

A Memorial from about four Hundred and Thirty of the Freeho'.r'ers 
and Inhabirants of different Parts of the Weftern Divifion, fetting loithj 
that the Soil and Government of the Province of N^-'JV-Jcrjt.y^ wci^ 
granted by King Charles the fecond, to his Brother _7-?;«c?f^ Duke 
of Icrk • and bv him to 'John Lord Berkeley and Sir Geor^^e Chterety anl 
by them to under Proprietors, who entered into ConcelTiortJ an J Agree- 
ments with the hrft Sutlers j and for cartain ConfiJerations, granteJ t urn 
divers unallienable Privileges, by Virtue of which our Foicfiiiicrs w^re 
induced, at a great Hazard and Expence, to cultivate and imjiiOvc ihis 
then Wilderncfs Country. 

That the Province becoming very early, by an Agreement between 
the Proprietors, two diftindl Governments, by the Names Eiji anJ Ifejt 
JSle'-JJ-Jerfey^ each with a feparate Governor, Council and Alien; bly, and 
with different Privileges, Independent on each other, as lueh were ie[.c^ 
rately cultivated and improved, under different Govcinments and InteicU* 
and continued in this Situation many Years. 

That in Year 170! by an Agreement among the Proprietors of cacH 
Divifion, the Powers of Government where furrendred up to the Crownj 
but the Privileges' the Proprietors had in Virtiae of the Right oi tlie Cn wa 
conveyed to the firlt Settlers remained ■ arid were confirmed to ihcm and 
their Pofterity, and the faid Provinces becariie united under one Government^ 

That in Purfuancc of the Terms bf the faid Surrender, and conforriiabie 
to the faid granted Privileges, the King in his Inftructions to all the 
Governors ever (ihce, has (as the Memorialifts are informed) ftriclly 
commanded, that the Number ofthe Gentlemen of the Council in each 
Divifion, Ihould be equal ; the Reafon arid Neceffity bf which is plain,. 
that*as It is an InftruSibn to the Governor to take the Advice of 
Council in the Nominatiori of the feveral Officers of the Government^ 
and which are to be appointed, not. only in the different Divifions 
but in different Parts of thofe Divifions, that the Gentlemen ofthe Coun- 
cil, Ihculd be acquainted with the Perfons in the feveral Parts of the 
Province, that they are to be confulted about ; it being inipollible that: 
thofe appointed for the Eaftern Divifion, fhould be properly acquainteil 
ivith Perlbns lit for Officers in the Wcftern Divifion, which is in feveral 
tarts more thari a Hundred Miles diftantj and the recommending un- 
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'ifuitable Pcrfons to Offices of Truft in the Govemnient, carinot but be 
looked upon a great Oppreffion and Injury to the People. Befides the 
Gentlemen of the Council refiding in different Parts of the Province, 
will enable them to inform the Governor of the Circumftances of that 
Part where th:y refidc, of the Nature of Complaints againlt Officers 
in all Parts of the Province, and of other Matters that may come before 
him in Council. And as the Council is entrufted with a great Ihare of 
the Rights and Privileges of the People, and the Interelts of the two 
Divifions ate in iomc Gales different from eich other, the Inhabitants of 
cither Divifion muft 'COnfeqoently be unequally reprelented at that 
Honourable Board, whenever the Numbers from each are unequal. 

That for feveral Ye.irs paft, hnt f&ur Gentlemen .out of twelve have 
been approjnted in the VVeftern Diviiion ; and the Places of two of thefe 
lately becoming vacant, are now fillvd (as the Me:r.orhlifts ate inform- 
e. ) with two Gentlemen in the Eaflern Divifion, which there is realon 
to apprehend was done frorrt the Recommendation of private Gentle- 
men of the laid Divifion, without any previous Application to the Go- 
vernor, or Knowledge of his, tho' the Governor being on the Spot, and. 
rvell acquainted with the People and having (as they are informed^ the 
Ki~>g's Royal Command for that Purpofe, was not wanting in his Duty 
to the King and Province, in rccommcn 'ing fuitable Perions, agreeable 
to his Inftrucfions ; lb that of Twelve Gentlemen of the Council, there 
is now but two appointed in the Weftcrn Divifion. Nine of the faid 
Gentlemen, living and having their Interefts principally in the Eaftern 
Divifion ^ and one, contrary to all i rec;.dent, and the King's flricl Conir 
mands, refi 'ing in N.-j>-Tork. And alledging, that as thefe are well 
known Matters of Fad-, in themfelves obvioufly injurious and unequal^ 
and contrary to the Rights and Privileges granted to the Memorialifts 
Fore-fathers and their Polterity ■ fo they arc well affured, from the whole 
Tenure of our molt gracious Sovereigns juft and equal Adminiftration, 
diftinguifhed by every mark of GooJnefs to them his faithful Subjeds, 
they would foon be redrelfed if duly reprelented to the King's Mini- 
fters ; for which Reafon they pray the Houfe would take the important 
Premifes into Confideration, and purfue fuch Meafures for their Relief 
therein, as Ihall be thought moft confiftent with their Duty to the King 
iand the Intereft of the Provi..ce j was prefented to the Houfe and read. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Qoke^ Mr. L%-^rence^ Mr. Emlcy, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Mott, 
Mr. IVdhertll^ and Mr. Mickk, be a Committee to enquire into the Truth 
'of the Facts therein contained, and report their Sentiments to the Houfe 
at the next fitting of General Alfembly. 

A Mcllage from the Council by Mr. Kembk, in the Words following. 

. • * Giuncil Chamber^ O^ober 11. 1751. 

^ This Houfe having taken ihto Confideration the Meflagc of the Al^' 

* fembly of this Day by Mr. Lazi^ri fice znd Mr. Learning, are forry to 

* fmd thereby^ that the feparating our Amendments from the juffori. 



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* 5/7/, was not a miftakc as we were willing to fuppdie, but a delibe- 

* nte Act of rhe Hoiife of Ailemblv ; and are far from thinking that any 

* Th.ng in the faid Meflage fet foirh, doe^jufirity that unprecedented 

* Condud; and w^ are well aflured they cannot ftiow a Precedent of 

* that angnft Houfe of Commons of EngLmd to countenance fuch an 

* unlawfal Act, unlefs in that Houle that voted King and Lords ule- 

< lefs, n r do we know or ever heard of any fuch Piece of Practice 

< by any AflVmbly ot A'L'-ay-7^''/^>', anticnt or Modern, nor do the pre- 
« cecents cited by the Arfefribly, in the leaft Countenance fuch a Prac- 

* tice. As to whit the ACTcmbly favs, that they have fufpen 'ed and 

* }ielaed fome of their Privileges in Comp!actncy to this Houfe, we 

* Afilwer, that we never deiired them to do fo, and if they have cone fo 

* we are far from thanking them for betraying the Truft the People 

* has repofed in t!icm ■ affaring them, we fhali be always for maintaining 

* the Rights and Piiviltges ot tht 1 eople. 

' That Mr. Km''L' do deliver a Copy of the above Minute to the 

* Houfe of AlTembly. 

* By Order of the Houfe, 

' -Ihumas Lloyd Clexk: 

Mr. Kemble alfo communicated to th€ Houfe the following MelTagc 
from the Council. 

' Cotiv.c'tl Chamber^ Odoberiia 1751. 
' The Houfe of Alfembly having fent to this Houfe the 'S)\\\ for fiipprt 

* of Govtriinuut. 6Cc. purfuant to the Me{rage,.of thi^ Houle of Yelieroay, 

* and this Houfe having maturely confidcred the faid Bill, and Amend- 

* mentsof this Houfe thereto, do unanimoufly adhere to the faid A- 

* .mendnients. 

* Ord(,'red, 
* That Mr. Kemble do acquaint the Houfe of Aflembly with the 

* precteding Minute, and do acquaint them, that this Houfe Requevts, 
' a Conferrence on the Subjeft Matter of the faid Amendments; and 
' that this Houfe has appointed Mr. Alexander^ Mr. 'Jobnjlon and 

* Mr. Saltar to be a Committee to confer thereon, with a Committee 

* to be appointed by the Houfe of Affembly, and that the faid Com^ 

* mittees meet for that Purpofe at the Sign of the blue Anchor, at 

* the Hour of Eleven to morrow in the Forenoon, 

' By Order of the Houfe ^ 

' Thomas Lloyd Clerk.* 
Th3 Houfe having confidered the laft of the faid Meifages and the 
Queftion being put whether the Conference propofed, be agreed to, or 
not? it was carried in the Negative, nemhts- Contradiante. 
Rofohed, ncmitie Cotitradkente, 
That the Council have no Kight to amend a Money Bill, and therefore 
this Houfe doth unanimoufly refufe the Conferrence propofed. 
Ordt;red, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. "Johnjion do carry a Copy of the above 
Minute to the CouneiL # 

M Ordered 



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•* 



Orderea^ « 

That the Cprftniittee on the Treafurers Accounts have leave to dcfeVr 
■making their Report till next Seflions if they cannot conveniently do it 
this S'effion i and that Mr. itrjens and Mx. 'Johnjion do wait upon the 
Council with a Copy of this Minute, and deiirc to know, if they have 
any Objedions againft this Houle applying to His Excellency to be 
difmilTed. 
Ordered 

That Mr. L^-Jorence^ Mr. Cooke^ Mr. Leamhig, Mr. Mott and Mr. Fijk- 
er be a Committee to prepare a Draft of an humble Petition to lay trie 
Grievances of the Colony before His M^i-'fty for Redrefs, and make Re- 
port to the Houfe at the next Sitting of General. Affcmbly. 

The Houfe taking into Conlideration the Councils firft MefTage of 
Yefterday by Mr. IQmble. 

Rdfohedy * 

- That we have not yielded the Peoples or our Privileges, nor have 
wc faid fo in the MefTage cited. And as to the Councils fna'intainhig 
the Rights and "Trivikges of the Teople^ as its what we never heard of 
before, we are v»'illing they Ihould uninterruptedly enjoy the Praife they 
are pleafed to beftovv on themfelves. And notwithftanding their lugg- 
ing the Rebellious Parliament into this Debate, we would in Charity hope , 
they do not dcfire to introduce Confufions, which if they do, God avert. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Johnfion. and himfelf delivered the 
MefTdges with them entrufted to the Council. 

On a Motion made, and the Queftion put, that the above Refolu- 
tion, in Anfwer to the Councils firft MefTage of Yefterday, Ihould be 
taken off the Minutes ? It was carried as follows. 

Yeas. Nays, Navs. 

yohn Stevens ' y^hn fVetLrilt^ Derkk D\e, 

John Johiiftotty Shobald Smithy Cornelius Vanvorfl^ 

John Deacon, Robert La-Jirence^ Barzillia Njwboldy 

Williayn L.ook^ James Holmes, Richard Wood, 

Jofe^h Ellisy John Vanmiddlejivorth^ AaroK Learnings 

Eendrick tijloer William Mott. 

A MefTage from the Council by Mr. Kembls in the Words following 

• 

* This ifoufe taking into Gonfideration the Refolves of the AfTem- 

* t>ly that this Houfe has no Right to amend a Money Bill, are unani- 

* moufly of Opinion, that were their faid Refolves true, yet it is no 

* fufficient Realon to refufe the Conference requefted .• But that the Rc- 

* ibive is not true, will evidently appear from all the Royal Commiflions 

* to the Governors of this Province, fince the Surrender of the Government 

* to the Crown; and that we are right in our Conftrudions of thefe Com** 

* niiffions, we have better Authority than a mecr Say fo, as appears by 
" a Letter from the Lords Commiilioners for Trade and Plantations, in 

* the following Words/ , 

mitehall 



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IVhtUh'all^ Ariguji o.Oy 1741. 

* \T7 E are concerned to find, that notwithftanding what we laid Ii^ 

* V V ■ our laft to you, which you tell us, you communicated to fli'e 

* Aflembly, and notwithftanding all your own Endeavours to the con- 

* trary, they ftill perfift in their Obltinacy ofrefufing to let the Coui'- 
' cil amend Money Bills, to which they have an undoubted Right, ac- 

* cording to his Majefty's Determination upon like Difpute in the Hl- 
-* and of Jamaica: Wc commend your Zeal in the Steps you have al- 

* ready taken, and muit defire you will, on all Occafions, continue 

* the iarnc vigorous Oppofition to fuch unwarrantable Pretenfions. Wc 
' are your very loving Friends and humble Servants, 

JM Bladen^ 



' To the Hon. Le'-jois Morris^ Elqj 
* Governor of N&'W'ierfly.' 



R. T 



turner. 



Ja. BrudentU, 

* And we further fay, that if the Proceedings ofa Ne-j:j-Jerfey AfTembly 

* be any Authority, it will appear by them, that they have admitted the 
' Council had fuch Right, and particularly by their Proceedings of Kovem^ 

* ^t-r 2p and 30. 1704, where they agreed to fundry Amenuments nude 

* -by the Council to a Money J3ill. 

* Ordered^ • 

* That Mr. Kemble do carry to the Houfe of AlTsmbly a Copy dif 
" the above Minute. 

' By Order- of the Houfe, 

' Thomas Lloyd Clerk.' 

A McfTage from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council 

' Gentkmen^ 

* His Excellency is the Council Chamber, and defires to know if the 

* Houfe has any Thing furthicr to lay before him, before he fends for 

* them to porogup them, 

• 

Ordered, 
That Air. E/hcr and Mr. Stez'ens do wait on his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, die Houfe has nothing before them. 

Mr. 6irf=y^«j' reported, tJlat.Mr. Fijher and himfelf, delivered the Mel% 
fage with them entrufted, 'to his Excellency, who svas pleafed to lay, he 
would fend for the Houfe prefently. 

A Meffagc from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council. 

* Gentlemen, 

* His Excellency is in the Council CRamber and defires the Attendance 

* of the Houle; 

Whereupod 



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XVhereupnn Mr. Speaker left the Chairs and with the Honfc went to 
wait on his Excellency, who was plcafed to give his AlTent to the, Eight 
following Laws, vi^i. 

I. ^n Act for ere5iin^ the Badge over Salem Creek ^ into a Toll- Bridge. 

a. A: Act to repeal fart an Act., emit led., An Act to irr>po-j:cr fundry of thf 

Jnh.ihnants of the Comities of Burlington arid Glouceftvrr, and oth.rs^ 

to ireFi and build a Dnrjv or S-Ji>ingin{ Br/dge o~jer,. Coopo's Gnxk in the 

jnidCojitity 0/ Gloucefter, and for appointini^ Commi^ionas to L^ ottt amon 

' din£l Road from Builington to Cooper's hurtss. 

3. An AH. to reflrain Tavern-keepers and others from [.llhi^ ffr.vfr Uquors 
to Serv :nts., Negroes, and Mol.itta Slaves^ and to prevent N.o/ojs iv.d 
hlolatto Slaves from' tuedivg in Urge Cvnf auks., from rvhnmg ahuut 
at Night., and from buniivg or ccirryin^ a <^uu on the Lard's U.iV. 

\ A Enpplment to an Act entitled.. An AH io tncoirr.^ge the killing of IVdves 
and 1- anthers^ 

m 

5. ASuppkme'iary Act to the Act., entitUd., an Act forexphinvig and amend" 
ing an Act of the General yilfembly of this 'trovmce., cntitLd., An Act 
for enabling the Ozaners of the ^lendows and Matfhes acjommgto., and 
on both fides the Creek that jtirromds the ^/land of Burlington, to jlo^ out 
the Tide from overflowing them, 

6. An A51 to prevent the Exportation of unmerchantable Flour to foreign 
M-rkcts. 

7. An A61 for naturalizing William Evclman. 

S. A Supplementary A6i to the AB., entitled., An AEl to prevent the killing 
of Deer eutof Seafon, and againfi carrying of Guns and hunting iy 'Ferfons 
mt qualified. 

And then his Excellency was pleafed to porogue th? Aflembly to thtf 
45th D-y of November next. 



BY Virtue of an Order o^q Honfe, I do 
appoint William Bradfof'd oi Philadelphia, 
to print the(e Votes 
< Char'les Read, Speaker. 



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THE 



VOTES 

AND 

P R O C E E DINGS 

OF THE 

General ASSEMBLY 

OF THE 

Province of N E W ] E R S E Y, 

Held at P ERTH-A MBOT on Saturday the 2 ^th. of Jiinuary 1752- 

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'PHILADELPHIA:' 

Printed by W, Bradford, Printer to the King's Moft Excellent Majefty/ 1^ 
for the Province of NdM-Jerfey, ('; 

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VOTES 

O F T H E 

General ASSEMBLY 



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SATURDAT, January 25. 1752. 

URSUANT to fundry Porogations of the General Aflembly from time 
to time, untill this Day, the Houle met, and adjourn'd till Monday 
Morning nine o'Clock. 



Monday^ January 27. 1752. 

The Houle met, and adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock, 

Tuejday^ January 28. 1752. 

The Houle met. 
Ordered^ 
That Mr. Low and Mr. Hancock wait on his Excellency and acquaint him, 
that a fufficient Number of the Members to proceed upon Bufinefs are met, 
and arc ready to receive any Thing he fhall pleafe to lay before them. 

• 

Mr. Lew reported, xhzt '^v . Hancock and himfelf waited on his Excels 
Icncy, and that he was pleafed to fay, he expefted the Houfe to attend him 
at three o'Clock this Afternoon. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

And purfuant to his Excellency's Pleafure lignified this Morning, Mr. 
Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon his Excel- 
lency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, 
that the floufe had attended his Excellency in Council, and that he was 
plcafed to make a Speech to both Houfes, of which Mr. Speaker faid he 
kad, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy. 

Ordcredi 



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That ii!s Excellency's Speech be read, which was done accordingly, and 
is as followeth, 

r"s ' ' " ■""'^\ 

Gcntirmenof the'Qauncil and of t^e General AjJembN, \J' 

YOU are v\"cTt'i?ti owing th^ it is now going tJfi of three Yeats fince 
any lu|iply of Money has been made to the Trealury of the Pro- 
vince, and which )'0u mufl: be lenfible, is a great Dishonour to His Ma- 
ieftv's Government, as weU as .a ^reut hardfliip on all thofe that have 
anv Demands on the Province'"; and the longer Things continue in fuch 
a Situation, it muft necellArilv bring on a greater Weight of Tax, upon 
the good Peepi^ of the Pi-ovin(;e. ^ 



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* M;' Dnry^, taei^orc to, the King, together with :a '^qjiet(;' 
' thoic coiiiniitted' to our Care, and my Concern, that the Officers, 
' with all the other Creditors of the Province, may have Juftice done them, 

* require your more frequent Meeting, then I cou'd otherwife wifh. 

Gentlemen r,f the General Affembly, 
''To pt-eveHt for the future, the Danger and D'iffiirultieg'^'yeH^iTl 

* be the Con<emTef»e« of what I have laid, '1 bcHie''ytki r^i^ ^iti<^ 
' apply your eves to the paffingof a Bill, foi the-'Siippoff ■^:ihy'©6Vcrii 
' and lor the Payment of the Publick Debts. . 

' And another Biii, fo.r. laying a Tax tor railing Money, to anfv/erthofe 

* good Farpoles. 



...i. .Jit. '^ ' 



Gentlemen of the, Coujicil, and of .tfoe General Affembiy, 
• I hope you are now come together with' i publick Spirited Refo*- 

* lution, to become perfedV Strangers to. any Animofities or Differences among 

* yourlelves, in the Articles I have laid befttre'you, but that you will proceed, 

* in, ail.your EJtbates-and Determinations, with a fingje aim at ttie'Welfai'e.and 

* Profperity of the Province, which will render yoQ worthy of 'the'^HohOiif, 
' of being called the re'al Fathers of your Country. 

Verth-Amhoy, """ 

Jci.wary 28, 175-2. ' J. B E L C H E R. . 

Ordered, _ p:,-. ^3c;'J'fi.a9Tn'i :'c 

That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading tb-morrbw Morning; 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o' Clock, 

fFednefday, January 29. 1752. 

The Houfe met. 

A Motion beln| made, and the Queftlon puj:; that-rhpSerj^^nit, W %itis 
be fcnt .for three of theabfent Members j it paffed in the Afflrttt^i^p...^;;''" 

Ordered, 7 m J^fJ 

That the Serjeant at Arms forthwith acquaint y«6» Wctberitl, RmrtExrw- 

re72ce 



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rence and William Mickle, Efqrs. that the Houfe requires their Attendance 
without delay. 

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

A Petition of the Owners of the Glafs-Work in this Province was read, 
fetting forth, the Difficulty of carrying on the Undertaking, and the Bene- 
fits accruing to the Publick thereby, and that Promoters of new Manufac- 
tures more ufually receive Bounties than are burdened with Taxes, and pray- 
ing that the faid Glafs-Work may 4)e exempted therefrom. 
Ordered, 

That the Petition have a fecond Reading. 

The Houfc adjourn'd till two P. M. 
. The Houfe met and adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Thurfday^ January ^o. 1752. 
The Houfe met. 

A Petition of Henry Hertfog, was read, fetting forth, that he has been 
lometime and is fliU a Prifoner in the Gaol of Sornerfet County for Debt, 
and having twice applied for Relief by Virtue of the laft Aft for relief of 
poor Priioners, his Petition was rejefted, and praying the Hou;'e to look on 
his poor dirtrefTed Condition. 
Ordered, 

That the Petition have a fecond Reading. 

A Petition of Jofeph Boney was read, praying the Houfe to take his Cafd 
again into Confideration, and to make it appear to his Excellency, that John 
Riddel was not a lawful Sheriff, and that all his Ads are void ; and to ufe 
their Endeavours to obtain him fuitable Redrefs, according to his Grievances 
kid before the Houfe, or refer it to his Majeflv^ 

Ordered, That the Petition have a fecond Reading. 

A Memorial pf Samuel Nevill, Efq; fecond Juftice of this Colony, was 
read, fetting forth, that at the lafl SelTion he reprefented to the Houfe, that 
the Chief Juftice being abfent fince November 1749. the Duty of the Of- 
fice had been chiefly performed by him, and prayed fuch a Recompencs 
for thofe Services, as the Houfe fhould think proper ; but that, as he fuppofes, 
through the multiplicity of Bufineis the Houfc had not then time ferioufly 
to confider the fame ; he therefore now craves leave to offer fome Obferva- 
tions for the Confideration of the Houfe, as that the laid Office muff be 
attended with great Care and Affiduity; that a due Qualification for that 
important Tiufl requires great Trouble, Pains and Expence \ that he hum- 
bly conceives it his Duty to attend all the four Courts, if Health permits, 
which he fuppofes was not exoefted of the Puifne Judges wliile the 

B Chief 



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Chief Juftice was here ; and that as no Salary is allowed to the Chief 
Juftice, while Abfent, he hopes when the Houfc have ferioufly confidered 
his Cafe, they will do therein what appertains to Reafon and Juftice, and 
to the Honour and Credit oi the Province. 
Ordered, 
That the Memorial have a lecond Reading. 

A Letter from the Agent to Mr, Speaker, of the 28th of September laft, 
Was read. 

The Houfe adjourr^'d to nine o'Clock to-morrow Morninz. 



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Friday^ J actuary 2,1 • 1752. 

The Houfe met and refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hou(e, 
to confider his Excellency's Speech : Alter fome time ipent therein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Haticock, Chairman of the Committee, 
reported, that they have gone through the faid Speech, and have come to a 
Refolution, that an humble Addrcfs be prefented to his Excellency in An- 
fwcr thereto. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Cooke, Mr. FifJjer, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Low, and Mr. Holmes, be 
a Committee to prepare the faid Addrefs. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd to two P. M. 

The Houle met. 
Ordered, 
TlMA/Mi'C.Ogdcn, Mr.' Moit, Mr. Newboid, Mr. Fan Middle fivorth^ and. 
Mr. E-iuhy, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill for ratfing a ?rO' 
vincial lax jor jiipport of Gcvernment, and paying the Debts of the Colony. 

The Petition of Henry Hertfog, was read a fecond time, and referred to 
further Confideration. 

The Petition of Jofeph Boney was read a fecond time, and the Houfe 
taking the lame into Confideration, 

Ordered, ■ 
That Mr. Van MiddUfivorth and Mr. Fijhier wait on his Excellency with 
the faid Petition, and acquaint him, that this Houfe fee with Concern, that 
a proper Notice has not been taken of the MelTage of this Houfe of the 
fixth of '^iine lafl, and that this Houfe are flill ot Opinion, that his Ex- 
cellency is inverted with a Power of ordering a Profecution againfl fuch of 
the Officers of the County of Somerfet to whofc negleft the prefent unhap- 
py Circumflances of the faid Jofeph Boney are to be attributed, and to re- 
qu»fl his Excellency that he will be pleafed to iflue .thofe Orders. 

The Houfe adjoiirn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Saturday 



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Saturday J February i. ly^z. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Ogden from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill 
jor raifing a Provincial Tax Jor fiipport of Gover7inient, tec, pre'fented the 
fame to the Houle, and it was received and read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

Mr. Van Middlefworth reported, that Mr. Fip?er and himfelf, waited on 
his Excellency with the Mtflage of Yefterday, and that he was pleafed to 
fay, that he would do every Thing in his Power to comply with the Requefl 
of the Houfe. 

I'he Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 

Monday, February 3. 1752. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill for fupport of Gon)ernment, and for fettling the ^sfas in the 
refpeSlive Counties, and levying of a Provincial Tax, was read a lecond Time, 
and committed to a Committee of the whole Houle. 

The Houle refolvcd itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to conC= 
der t- e laid Bill. After fome time Ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 
Cliair, "^ ; Mr. Lawrence, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that they 
have rr. jde I'ome Progrefs in the Matter to them referred, and delired leave 
to tic again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Sergeant at Arms attending was called In, and acquainted the Houfe, 
that he hath performed the Order of Wcdnefday laft. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Ttiejday, February 4. 1752. 

The Houfe met. 

The Memorial of 6'flwwf/ MwV/, Efq; was reada fecond Time, and re- 
ferred to the Committee of the whple Houfe on the Bill for fupport vf Go- 
m.'nt, &c. 

The Petition of the Owners of the Glafs Work, was alfo read a fecond 
Time, and referred to the faid Committee, 

, Mr. Cooke, from, the Committee appointed to prepare a Draught of an Ad- 
3refs to his Excellency, reported, that they have prepared the fame, and it 

Was 



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Was received and read ; and then being read again, Paragraph by Paragraph, 
was agreed to by the Houle, and ordered to be engroffcd. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to pro- 
ceed on tlie Bill for fupport of Government and for fettling the ^otas, &c. 
and the other Matters to them referred. After fome time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr. Lawrence, Chairman cf the Committee, 
reported, that they have made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them 
reterred, and defired leave to fit again. To which the Houle agreed. 

The Houfe ad'ourn'd to two P, M. 
The Houfe met. 

The engrofled Addrefs to his Excellency was read and compared. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker fign the fame. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijhier and Mr. Stevens wait on his Exxellency and requeft him 
to inform the Houfe, when they may attend him with their Addrefs* 

The Houfe '•efolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle to pro- 
ceed on '.he Matters to them referred. After fome Time Ipent therein, Mr. 
Speaker relumed the Chair, and Mr. Lawience, Chairman of the Committee, 
reported, that they have made fome further Progrels in the Matters to them 
referred, ' and dcfired ieavc to fit again. To which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houle adjourn'd till to-nnorrow Morning nine o'Clock, 

Wednefday^ February 5. 1752. 

The Houfe met, and refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle 
to proceed on the Bi:l and other Matters to them referred. After fome time 
fpent therein, Mx. Speaker relumed the Chair, zndMr. Lawrence, Chairman 
of the Committee, reported, that they have made lome further Progrels in 
the Matters to them referred, and defired leave to fit again. To which the 
Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fip^er reported, that Mr. Stevens and himfelf waited on his Excel- 
lency with the MefiJage of Yefierday, in Anfwer to which he was pleafed 
to lay, that he would expedl the Houfe to-mOrrow Morning at 1 1 o'Clock. 

The Houle refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, to pro- 
ceed on tht Bill and other Matters to them referred. After fome time Ipcnt 
therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Lawrence, Chairman of 

the 



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the Committee, reported, that they have gone through the Matters to them 
referred, and have come to lundry Refolutions, which he is directed to report 
v^hen the Houfc will pleafe to receive it; 
Ordered, 
That the Report be made to-morrow Morning. 

The Houle adjourn'd till to- morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Thur/day, February 6. 1752. 

The Houle met. 

Mr. Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that his Excellency would fend the 
Deputy Clerk of the Council to inform them when- he is ready to receive 
their Addrefs. 

A Petition of divers of the Bolters of this Province, was prefented to the 
Houfe and read,, fetting forth, that it is almoft impradticable to comply with 
the Ad concerning Flour, becaufe much Wheat is threfhed on Earthen Floorsj 
and praying an Aft to prevent it. 

Ordered, 
• That the Petition have a fecond Reading, 

According to Order, Mr. Lawrence reportecf the Refolutions of the Cohi- 
rnittee of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for (upport of Government and let- 
ling the ^otas, fiCc. as follows, viz. 

'". ' '-Rcfelved, 

• That the Government be fupported for one Year and three Months, t6 
Commence the Tenth Day of ylugufl laft, and to End the Twenty-firfi Day 
of November next. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Refolved, ■ ■ 

That in and by the faid Bill, when pafTed into a Law, there be paid. 

To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Efq; or to the Governor 
or Commander in Chief for the Time being, at the Rate of One Thou/and 
Pounds per Annum. 

And on the Queftion whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? It paffcd 
in the Affirmative. 

Yeas, Yeas. Nays. 

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Deacon, Mr. Lawrence, 

Mr. Johnjlon, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Holmes, 

Mr. Low, Mr. Newbold, Mr. Mott. 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Mickle, Who all voted 

;Mr. Van Uiddlefworth, Mr. Ellts, for 800 / 

Mr. Fip^er, . Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. Bey, Mr. Wood,. 

Mr. Fanvorft, Mr. Etnley. 

cT e To 



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To the Second Judge of the Suprcam Court at the Rate of Twenty fioi 
"Pounds per Annum. • 

To the Third Judge of the Supream Court at the Rate of Twenty jhe 
Pounds per Annum. 

To the Attorney General at the Rate of Thirty Pounds per Annum. 

To each of the Trealurcrs at the Rate of Forty Pounds per Annum. 

To the Clerk of the Council, at" the Rate of Thirty Tounds, per Annum. 

To Richard Partridge, Efq; or the Agent for the Time being, appointed 
by the Hcufe, at the Rate of Eighty Powids per Annum. 

To the Clerk of the Circuits, at the Rate of Twenty Pounds per Annum. 

To the Door-keeper of the Council, at the Rate of Ten Pounds per Ann. 

To the Governor, or Commander in Chief tor the Time being, for Houfe 
Rent, at the Rate of St:<ty Pounds per Annum. 

To the Chief Juftice, or any one of the Juftices of the Supream Court, 
for attending Circuit Courts and Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Man- 
ner prefcribed by the Ad, the Sum of ten Pounds^ each Time. 

To each of the Council, for the Time they refpedtively have attended 
cr fhall attend at this or any other Sitting within the Time aforefaid. Six 
Shillings per Ditm. 

To each of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for their refpec- 
live attendance, the Sum of eight Shillings per Diem. Alfo Jour Pence per 
Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, for Entering the Minutes fair 
"in the Book, and Copying th* Laws and Minutes for the Printer. Alfo to 
Samuel Smith, one of the Clerks, thirty Shillings iov Pen, Ink and Paper, at 
the late Sitting at Burlington, and to fhomas Bartow, the other Clqk, twenty 
Shillings, for this Sitting. 

To fViliiam Bradford of Philadelphia, or any other Printer hereafter ap- 
pointed, for printing the Minutes of the Houfe and Laws p-fTed within the 
Time aforefaid, luch Sum as Coarles Read, Wtlliam Cooke, and Joffb Ellist 
Elqrs. or any two of them, (hall agree for. Alfo two Hundred Pounds for 
i6o bound Books of Laws, when delivered according to the Directions of 
the General Aflembly. 

To the Sergeant an Arms attending this Houfe withm the Time aforefaid, 
three Shillings per Diem. 

To the Sergeant at Arms attending the Council as aforefaid, three Shillings 

per Diem. 

To the Door-keeper attending this Houfe as aforefaid, three Shillings per 

Diem. 

To John Deacon, Efq; fo much as he (hall agree to pay for a Room and 
Candles for the Houfe at the lafl Sitting, not exceeding twenty Shillings per 

Week. 

To Thomas Fox, for the Ufe of a Room, Firewood and Candles for the 
Houfe this fitting, thirty Shillings per Week. 

To Andrew Johnllon, Efq; to pay for the Ufe of a Room^ &c. for the 
Council at the Sittings within the faid one Year and three Months, Fifteen 
Shillings per Week. 

To the Secretary for Services done to the Beginning of this Sitting, eight 
Pounds Jix Shillings and four Pence. 

To 



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To /if 7/?MW Br^^/cr^/ for printing Proclamations relating to the Riots and 
Iron Works, three Pounds, 

To S-:muel Smith, Efq; for two Sets of the Penrifylvania Laws, three 
Pounds thirteen jhillings andjix Pence. ' 

To Thomas Rogers for Fire Wood for the Ufe of the Houfe, one Vmnd 
twelve jl:ultngs and fix pence. 

To ^ohn Deacon, Efq; for the like, nineteen Jhillings and fix pence. 

To Andrew Johnjion, Efq; his Account for taking Coiners,, &c. ten 
pound eleven fJnllings and feven pence. 

To the Executors of Mt, Richard Smithy in full of his Account, ^x/J' 
fix Pounds te?i (hillings. 

To Samuel Nevill, Efq; fecond Juflicc of the Supream Court, for his 
attending the Courts at Burlington, xvithin the atorefaid one Year and three 
Months, during the abience of the Chief Juflice, fix Pounds each Court. 

To each of the Members of the Houfe, the Sum of fix fi.^illings per Diem, 
for the Time they have refpedlively attended, or fhall attend, at this or any 
other Sitting within the Time aforelaid, 

To all which Articles the Houfe feverally agreed. 

Mr, Laiurence further reported, that the Cdmmittee had made fundry 
Amendments to the Bill. 

And the faid Amendments were readj and a Debate arifing on the A- 
mendments touching the Limitation of the Difcretionary Values of Lands in 
the feveral Counties, which according to the faid Amendments are as fol- 
loweth, viz. 

Middlefex, between 40 and 8 jT. 

Monmouthi 45 and 9 

Elfex, 45 and 9 

Somerfety 45 and 9 

Bergen, 40 and 8 

Burlington^ 45 and 9 

Gloucefter 40 and 8 

Salem., 1^5 and 9 

Cape -May ^ 20 and 5 

Hunterdon, 40 and 8 

Morris, 20 and 5 

Cumberland, 30 and 6 

The Houfe agreed to the higheilSums. 

Then a Motion was made, that the Houfe alfo agree to the lowefl Sums j 
and on the Queflionj it pafled ia the Affirmative, in the Manner lollowing. 



"John 



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Mid. 


Mon. 


Eflex 


Som. 


Berg 


Burl. 


GIoc. 


Sal. 


CM 


Hunt Mor 


€«« 


yohn ^teveiiTy 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


yohn yohn/lM, 


8 


•9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


Shobal Sfnith, 


10 


15 


15 


15 


10 


10 


10 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


Robert Laivrence^ 


lO 


15 


15 


^S 


JO 


10 


10 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


James Holmes, 


lO 


15 


15 


15 


10 


10 


10 


ao 


5 


10 


5 


10 


Jckn Lou\ 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


Robert O^den, 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


J. Vawmddlepivorth i o 


15 


15 


15 


10 


10 


10 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


Hdndrick FiJJjery . 


10 


15 


15 


15 


10 


10 


10 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


Derick Dye, 


10 


15 


i5 


15 


10 


10 


lO 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


Cor. Vanvorfl, 


10 


^5 


15 


^5 


10 


10 


10 


20 


5 


10 


5 


10 


John Deacon, 


8 


9 


9 


9 


S 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


Wiliiam Cooke, 


8 


. 9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


8 


4 


6 


B. Newbo}d, 


8 


9 


P 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


5 


8 


5 


6 


JVtiliam Mickle, 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


5 


8 


4 


6 


Jolepb Ellis, 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


5 


8- 


i 


6 


William Hancock^ 


« 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


5 


8 


4 


5' 


Richard Wood, 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


5 


8 


5 


lO 


William Mott, 


lO 


15 


15 


15 


10 


10 


JO 


20 


5 


lo 


5 


JO 


John Emley^ 


8 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


4 


y 


4 


6 



Refolved, 
That the Houfe will proceed on the Report in the Afternoon. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition of fundry Inhabitants whofe Names are thereunto lubfcribed, 
was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth fundry Inconveniencies 
and Damages they fuffer by Cattle driven there at certain Seafons from other 
Counties, and praying an Aft to prevent it for the future. 
Ordered, 

That the Petition have a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe refuming the Confideration of the Report of the Committee; 
and the other Amendments made to the Bill, were read and agreed to, ex- 
cept the Amendment to the laft enading Claufe ; upon which a Debate a- 

• /* . t_ _ i"^ n ' . . *. 1 M^\ *A TT r ^ a1__ _-._ _ _.N 



nling, the Queftion was put, whether 
and it paffed in the Negative. 



the Houfe agrees thereto or not? 



Yeas. 
Mr. Stevens, 
Mr. Johnfton, 
Mr. Low, 
Mr. Ogden, 
Mr. Deacon, 
Mr. Mickle, 
Mr. Hancock, 



Nays. 
Mr. Smith 
Mr. Lawrence J 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Van Middle/worth, 
Mr. Fip^er, 
Mr. Dey, 
Mr. Vanvorjl, 



Mr. 
Mr. 

Mr. 
Mr. 
Mr. 



Nays. 

Cooke, 
Newbold, 
Ellis, . 
Wood, ■ 
Mott, 



Mr. Emley^ 



An4 



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And feveral Amendments to the faid Claufe being propofed in the Koufe, 

Refolved, 
That the Houfc will to-morrow Morning confider the fame. 

The Houle adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock, 

Friday y 'February 7. 1752. 

The Houle met. 

And proceeded to confider the Amendments propos'd yefternight ; and 
a Debate ariling on fome Words in an Amendment in the laft Claufe of 
faid Bi 1, the Queftion was put whether the Words ( for nvhat he Leafes) 
fhall be taken out, and the Words [en the Lands aforejaid) ihould be in- 
certed in their ftead ? It was carried in the Negative. 

' Yeas. Yeas. Nays. 

•Mr. Smithy Mr. D.y, Mr. Stevens, 

Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Vanvorjl Mr. Johnjfon, 



Mr. Holmes, Mr. Cooke, 

Mr. Fanmiddkfworth, Mr. Newbold, 
Mr. Bijher, Mr. Mott. 



Mr. Low, 
Mr. Ogden, 
Mr. Deacon, 



Nays. 
Mr. Mickle^ 
Mr. Ellis, 
Mr. Hancock, 
Mr. Wood, 
Mr. Emley. 



And the Votes being equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for the Negative. 



• Then a Motion 
added to the Bill, 

Yeas 
Mr. Stevens, Mr. 
Mr. Jobnjlon, Mr. 
Mr. Low, Mr. 
Mr. Ogden, Mr. 
Mr. Deacon, Mr. 
Mr. Cooke, Mr. 



was made, that one of the Amendments propos'd, be 
and on the Queftion, it pafled in the Affirinative, 



Yeas. Nays. 

Newbold, Mr. Smith, 

Mickle, Mr, Lawrence, 

Ellis, Mr. Holmes, 

Hancock, Mr. Van7niddlejworth, 

mod, Mr. FiJJjer,' 

Emley. Mr. Dey, 



Nays. 
Mr. Vanvorjl, 
Mr. Mott. 



And then the Queftion was put, whether the faid Bill as amended be 
EngrofTed or not ? and it paffed in the Affirmative. 



Yeas 
Mr. Stevens, 

- Mr. Johnjlon, 
Mr. Low, 
Mr. Ogden, 
Mr. Fijher, 
Mr. Dey, 
Mr. Deacon, 
Mr. Ceoke, 
Mr. Newboldi 
Mr. Mickle, 

■ Mr. Ellis, 
Mr. Hancock, 
Mr. Wood, 
Mr. Emley, 



Nays. 
Mr. Smith 
Mr. Lawrence^ 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Fan Middle/worth, 
Mr. Vanvorji, 
Mr. Mott, 



IWhofe fole Objedlion a- 
jEngrofling, was by Rea- 
)fon of fome Part of the 
>laft enadling Claufe, 



b 



Orderid 



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

The Houfe adjourn'd to two P. M. 

The Houic met. 

The Petitions for and againfl a Bridge over Raway River, near Marfie^s 
Mill, being read a fecond Time, 
Ordered, 

ThdC the Petitioners have Notice to attend this Houfe on Monday next at 
fsvo o'clock in the Atternoon, to lupport the Realons in the laid Petitions 
fet forth. 

The Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the County of Morris, com- 
plaining of the Inconveniencies they iuPer by having great Numbers of 
Cattle from the neighbouring Counties drove up into their County, 6pc. 
was read i fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the laid Petition be referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition to prevent threlhing on Earthen Floors, was read a fecond 
Time. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Petition be referred to further Confideration. 

His Excellency, agreeable to the Meflage of this Houfe of the 24th of 
September tafi, laid before this Houfe the Recommendations whereon he ap- 
pointed yohti Riddle Sheriff of the County of Somerfet, whereby it appears 
that the faid John Riddle was well recommended to his Excellency, by 
Thomas Leonard and others, altho not by mofl of the Magiflrates and prin- 
cipal Freeholders of the County of Somerjet, as Judge Leonard in his Anfwer 
to the Governor, entred in the Minutes of this Houfe on the 20th of Fe- 
bruary 1750. afferts. It alfo appears that his Excellency had the Advice of 
faid Thomas Leonard and three other Gentlemen of his Majefly's Council of 
this Province, for the Appointment of faid Riddle, founded (as appears bjr 
their Advice of the 7th of May 1748) on the above Recommendation. 

A MefTage from his Excellency by the Deputy Qerk of the Council. 

* Mr. Speaker, 
* His Excellency is in the Council Chamber ready to receive the Addrefs 
' of the Houfe. 

Whereupon Uv. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited on 
hiS Excellency, and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and re- 
ported, that the Houfe had prefented their Addrefs to his Excellency in the 
tojlowing Words. 



'( 'i^ ) 

-Tfl Mis Vlxceikncy JONATHAN BELCHER, £:fq; Captain General and 
■' Governor in CbieJ, in and over His Majefty's Province of New-Jerfey, 

and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor ana Vice Admiral 

in the Jame^ &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of the Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Colony 
-of Neia-Jerfeyy in General Allembly met. 

May it pleafe your Excellency. 

WE His Majefly's moft dutiful and loyal Subje(fls, the Reprefen- 
tatives of the Colony of Ne'w-'Jerfey, do agree with your Ex- 
cellency, that there has not been for fome time paft, a lufB- 
cient Supply of Money in the Treafury of this Colony, to difcharge 
the Publick Debts thereof j — but at the fame time we mud beg leave 
to fay, your Excellency well knows, the General Affembly in Othber 
laft, paffed a . Bill for the fupport of Government, for this prefent Year, 
and for levying a Tax on the goo4 People of this Province, whereby 
to fupply the Deficiencies of the Treafury, 

We have the fame Concern for Juftice with your Excellency, and 
though we are lorry you fhould think, k nccelfary to meet us, at this 
inclement Sealon of the Year, efpecially on luch fhort Notice, That it 
■was with DifHculty a fufficicnt Number has been got together, yet as 
the juft Debts of tlie Province are unpaid, we think them a luffici- 
ent Motive for us to do all in our power, (confident with our Duty 
to our Conftituents,) to get the ncceifary Supplies into the Treafury, and 
to effed^ that, we have already brought in a Bill for that Purpofe, 

We aflure your Excellency, we are come together with a fiiU Refd- 
lution, to adl with a becoming Harmony, in every thing we fhall at 
this time Judge necefLry, for the Honour of his Majefty, and the Wel- 
fare of the People we reprelcnt. 



Several of ?fie Memliers t>„ Qj-Jer of the Houle 

being ot the People called) .oy wruer oi uic nouic, 

©ijakers, agree to theSub- C 

mtice of this Addfefs, r r> -n oi z 

with their ulual excepti. 3 CHARLES READ, bpeaker. 

•n CO the Stile. 

The Houfe adjourn 'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Sutnrdayt February 8. 1752. 

The Houle met. 

The Engrofled Bill, entitle^, An ASi for the Support of Government of 
His Majejiys Colony of New-Jerley, to commence the Tenth Day of Auguft 
i7f I, and to End the Twenty firft Day of November .1752. and to difcharge 
thggublickDebU and the Arrearages afid contingent Charges thereof, and for fettling^ 



( (Jl ) 

iifthe^otai in the refpe5iive Counties, and levying of a VnvincialTaXy was read 
and compared, and on the Queftion whether the laid Bill pafs or not ? it 
Was carried in the Affirmativ e. 



Yeas. 
Mr. Coeke^ 
Mr. Newboldt 
Mr. Michey 
Mr. Elks, 
Mr. Hancock^ 
Mr. Wood, 
Mr. Emley. 



Nays. 
Mr. Lawrence^ 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Vanvorjiy 
Mr. Mott. 



Yeas. 
Mr. Stevens^ 
Mr. *Jchn(}on, 
Mr, iimith, 
Mr. Lew, 
Mr. 0^<;/f;7, 
Mr. i^?/Z)^r, 
Mr. Bey, 
Mr. Deacon, 

Refohed, 
That the Bill do Pafs. 

And a Motion being made that Come Members be ordered to carry thd 
fame to the Council for Coacurrence : A Debate arofe thereon, and the 
Queftion being put, whether the Bill be lent to the Governor or tO the 
Council ? It pafl=d to be lent to the Council. 



*ro the Governor. 
Robert Lawrence^ 
'James Holmes, 
Derick Dye, 
Cor. Vajtvorjl, 
William Mott, 



To the Council 
yohn Stevens, B. Neivbold, 



John yohnfion, 
Shobal Smith, 
"John Low, 
Robert Ogden, 
John Deacon, 
William Cooke, 



William Mickle^ 
Joleph Ellis, 
William Hancock^ 
Richard Wood, 
John Emley. 



Ordered, 
That Mr. Hancock, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Low and Mr. Deacon, do carry the 
faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence, 

Mr Hancock reported, that the other Members and himfelf went with 
the Bill to the Council Chamber, and delivered the fame, with the Mef- 
fage of the Houle, to Mr. jllexander, one of the Gentlemen of the Council 

T'he Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 

Monday, Februdry lo. 1752. 

The Houfe met. 

And according to the Order ot the Day, the P'etitioners for leave to 
bring in a Bill for building a Bridge over Raaway River near Marjhe's Mill, 
with their Opponents, attending, were called in, and the Petition for and 
againft the fame, were read> and the Parties were heard in fupport of the 
Allej^ations in their feveral Petitions, and then, by order, withdrew. 

The 



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The Houfe taking the fame into Con/ideration, and the Laws already in 
Force appearing lufficient to feme for the ReHef of the Petitioners ; a Debate 
arole thereon, and a Motion being made and the Queftion put, that the Pe- 
titioners have leave to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of tli-ir Petition 
,at the next meeting of the Gen eral Affcmbly ? It pailed in tiie Affirmative. 

Yeas. Yeas. Nays. Nays. 

Mr. Johnfton, Mr. Deacon, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Cooke, 

Mr. S}}2iih, Mr. Mott. Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Newlold, 

Mr. Low, Mr. Haficock, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Ellis, 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. Wood, Mr. Dey, Mr. Mickle, 

Mr. Ftjher, Mr. Emley. Mr. J^ajtvorji 

Refohed, 
■ That they have leave :iccordingly. 

The Committee appointed at laft Seffion to inquire into the Truth of the 
Fad:s contained in the Memorial of many Inhabitants of the Weffern Divi- 
iion concerning the Number of His Majefly's Council refiding tiiere, not 
being agreeable to the Articles of Surrender of the Gwernment to the Crown, 
reported, that they have not had Opportunity to enquire fully into the lame, 
but hope to be able to perform it by the next Sitting. 

Ordered, 
That they have until next Sitting of theGeneral AlTembly to perfeO: their 
Inquiry, aiid then report their Proceedings therein to the Houfe. 



A 



Petition of John Noe, a Prifoner for Debt, fetting forth his unhappy 
Con. ition, and praying an Aft may pafs for his Relief, was read and or- 
dered a kcond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o' Clock. 

Tuejday, February ii. 1752. 

The Houfe met. 

A Memorial from aboat 126 Inhabitants of the County of Cumberland, in 
the Weftern Diviiion of this Province, was prefented to the Houfe and read^ 
being the fame Tenor with one entered in the Minutes of the Houle at the 
kte SeiTion on the 23d. of OBobcr laft, and is referred to the Committee 
appointed to enquire into the Truth of Fads fet forth in faid Memorial. 

Mr. Lawrence, one the Committee appointed at the laft Seffion, in Con- 
junction with a Committee of the Council, to infped the Treasurers Accounts, 
Svc. and who had leave to defer making their Report until this Sitting, now 
reported, that one of the Committee being ahfent, they cannot yet comply 
with the Order of the Houfe, and therefore pray that the Time may be en- 
larged till next Seflion. , 

E • Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That the Time for making their Report be enlarged accordingly, and that 
Mr. Stevens and Mr. Low inform the Council thereof. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. JohTifioit, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have palTed the Bill entitled, An A£i for the fupport of Govern- 
ment of his Majejiy's Colony cj Ncw-Jerfey, ^c. without any Amendment. 

Mc Lawrence from the Committee appointed to prepare a Draught of an 
humble Petition to lay the Grievances of the Colony before his Majcfty for 
Redrefs, and to make Report thereof at this Seffion, reported, that one of 
the Committee being abfent and they not being prepared, pray that they 
may have leave to defer their Report till the next Sitting. 
Ordered, 

That the Report be deferred accordingly. 

A Petition from the Inhabitants of GrdTwW^^' and Deptferd in Gloucefter 
County, praying that two Bridge, one over Manta's Creek and the other 
over Racoon Creek, may be repaired at the Charge of the County, (which 
was referred to be confidercd at this Sefhon) was read. 

And a Motion being made, that leave be given to bring in a Bill for that 
Purpoic at the next Sitting of General Aflembly. 
Ordered^ 

That Notice of the faid Petition and Motion be given to the Inhabitants 
of faid County, that thole concerned may make their Objedlions if any iia.f^ 
have thereto. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Low and himfelf had obeyed the Order of 
this Morning. 

A Petition of Jokn V/aller, praying the Houl'e to take into Confideration, 
the letthng proper Fees and Methods for Vendue Mafters, was read and or- 
dered to lie upon tiie Table, 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Ogden^ in the following Words. 

Council -Chamber, February n. 1752. 
We Jind by a Law of this Province paffedinth^ Tear of our Lord 1748, <'«- 
titled. An Adl for empowering certain Perfons herein after named, to draw for 
and receive the Money lent the Crown for Arming and Cloathing the Forces 
lately railed in this Colony, and to apply the fame as herein is diredled. That 
Richard Smith^y^w, Daniel Smith, and William Cooke, E.fqrs. or any two of 
them, were thereby. directed, authorized and impoweredy as foor: astheyjkould 
htve Advice of Richjyd Partiidge , Efqi having received the Moncies he was 

impowered 



( IP ) 

impowered to receive fr the Ufe of this Province, mentioned in the faid A5i, to 
draw one or more Bill or Bills of Exchange upon the faid Richard PartrH2;e, 
for the laid Money. JFe alfo find by the printed Copy of the Minutes of your 
Houfe of your lajl SeJ/iom, that the faid Richard Partridge has acknowleged the 
Receipt of ^.zzn i8 4. Sterling Money of Great-Britain, by his Letter of 
the gxhof Febfuirv 1750. whereof ive have 710 Reafon to donbt but the j aid. 
Terfons appointed by jaid Aci have had Notice. 

fVe being alfo informed and believe that the fame Per fans have not as yet 
draiinfor faid Monies^ as by faid A5i they were particularly direSied and 
impowered, 'j:hereby the good Plirpofes provided for by Jaid A£l, are in f to wife 
a?ifwered : And as it is Incumbent on us to take proper Meafures to fee that a 
due Obeaience be paid to faid LaWy we would^ before we proceed therein ^ re- 
qiiefi the Houfe of Afjcmbly to tnention to us the Reajons, if any they have, why 
Jaid Money has not before this 'Time been drawn for^ and difpofed of according 
. to the Dire^lions of JaiJ) A51. 

By Order of the Houje^ 

Read, CUrf:. 

The Houfe taking the fame into Conlideration, 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Jobnfion and Mr. Deacon da wait on the Council and acquaint 
them, in Anlwer to their Mell u;e. That IVilliam ilooke, Efq; one of the 
Perlons appointed to draw for the Money mentioned in the laid M-ff.g j, in- 
forms the Houie, thutthe Reafon why the laid Money was not drawii tor, 
wt<^ from the Dcfferrence they payed to the Opinion ot the Majority ot rhe 
Members of this Houle at theiaft S.llion, who were conlu ted upon that 
O^cafion, whole Opinion was, that laid Money could not then be drawn 'or 
to fu^h Advantage as the publick. might expe(fi : But that upon coniu t. >g 
them thisMjrning on the fame Subject, they were ot Opinion, thai toe 
iam" (hould be drawn for as foorj as Opportunity offered, and had defi cd 
him to acquaint Daniel Smith, Efq; thereof; and therefore the Houil has 
Reafon to believe no further Delay than is abfoiutely necefTary wili be i>i this 
Affair. AKo Ordered, That the laid MefTengers acquaint the Council, th^t 
this Houfe defires to be informed, if they have any Thing further to lay be- 
fore them, becaufe if they have not, this Houfe being delirous to be dif^ 
miflcd. Intend to apply to his Excellency for that Purpofe. 

Mr. fohnflon reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, waited on the Coun- 
cil with the MefTage of the Houle and delivered the fame to the Speaker in 
Council. 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Leonard, acquainting the Houfe, 
that the Council have notliing further to lay before them. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

fFednefdajf 



r »r>. \ 



IVednelday^ February 12. 1752, 
The Houfe met. 



A Meflage from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council, in 
ihe following Words. 



'o 



Gentlemen of the Ge?ieral Afft'?n!)!)\ 
' T AM forry that what I have iaid to you, once and again, on the Affair 
"' J. of Joleph Bonny, a Priloner in Somerfet Gaol, has not been to your full 

* Satislaition ; but that you fhould fay to me, in your MefTagc of the 31ft of 
' "January, "That a proper Notice has not been taken of the Meffage of this Houfe 
' of the 6th 0/ June /a/i, fince I thought I had taken the proper Steps for tne 
' Relief of the faid Bonny. However, upon your bringing to me all the 

■ * Papers laying with you, relating; to this Matter, I will carefully perufe 
' them, and ihall do in Redrels thereof, what may be in my Power, conlif- 

* tent with His Majcfly's Royal Orders for my Dircftlon in fuch Cafes. 

* The Gentlemen who brought me your IMefTage, intimated, that they 
' thought it might bebefi: my Anfwer fliould not be made fo as to interrupt 
' or delay the Proceeding of the General Alfcmbly in the main Affairs of 

* this SefTion, or you would otherways have heard from me before nov7, on this 
' Head. 

Perth-Amboy, 

Feb. 12, 1752. J. BELCHER. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetheril, Mr. Learning and Mr. Spicer, Members of this Houfe, 
give their Reafons at the next Sitting of General Aflembly, why they have 
not attended at this Sefljon. 

The Houfe taking his Excellency's MefTagc into Conlideration, 

Ordered, ■ 

That the Clerk forthwith fearch the Papers of the Houfe relating to 
Bonny i Affair, and it any flich are found, to lay them before his Excellency. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Ogden do wait on his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that fundry Papers relating to the A fi'air mentioned in his Mefl^age, have 
"been from time to tiir.e laid lierore him, but that if any remain in the Houfe, 
they have- ordered their Clerk to lay them before his Excellency. Alio Or- 
dered, that they acquaint his Excellency, that at the requefl of the Houfe, 
the Council have fignified that they have nothing further to lay before them, 
and if his Excellency has nothing more to recommend to their Confideration, 
they humbly pray that he will be pleafed to diimifs them. • .• - '■'•. ■•■" A 

Orderedy 
That the King's Printer of this Colony, do foi thwith print 3 ih Copies of 
the Law which may be palfed this SefTion, and fend 29R of them as foon 

as Dofiible to the feveral Members of this Houfe, 

For 



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For theUfc of Mlddlefex 25 Gloucejier ^c 

Mormouth 30 Salem, a I 

^S'^ 15 Cape^May j. 

Somerfet 20 Hunterdon 20 

^. u^^'/^tl^"". -S" Curnberland 21 

T .T, ^yr u ^'^''^^"^^^ »" each County as follows. 
To the Members each « Colledlor of each County , 

" cll if\' °r ^' ^°""'^ ' CoUedtorofeachPrednd^ J 

Cerk of the County i Affeflors each \ 

Saforfercf"^^^^"^' / ^^^^k of each Corporation [ 

eo ^i:^:^, ^^" '^"' "^^ ^--^- ^° -^- of ^he Treafurers 
To the Governor 4 Treafurers each , 

Each of the Council , Attorney General J 

Each of the Judges of; Clerks of the Houfe each 

oJrlf fT!?r ^T' I ^^^^^ °f »he Council 

Clerk of faid Court for) The Agent 1 

each Office J ' t 

Ordered, 

fi J\1 fonn^''"* ^""'"" T',,'^^ ^'' ^'^ ^"^^ "^°^« of th*= Woufe this Sef- 
?T?^:i ^f °"''^"'*^"^^y ^^ ^^"> 2n<i fend 48 to the Trealurer of th.. 
Wellern Divifion, to be diilributed as follows. irealurer oi the 

To the Governor g 

Each of the Council 2 

The A^ent 5 
The Officers of the Houfe ? 

and Council each 5 ' 

as follows!' '^' ^""''' '^'"''' '° '^' '^'"'^''■' °'' ^^^ "°"^^» o^ tl^^'r O^der, 
Perth. Moy jo 5:.r%/c« City ,0 

M^J../.x 16 ^^.r/z/^^ro;; County ,6 

Monmouth 30 G;5«f^/i'^r ,6 

f^''-"^, 25 6alem i^ Cumberland 20 

Mr ^'/z'*^'" ^ u i^ Hnnterdon Sz Morris. ,6 

VK I fc''^°''^^' ^^^^ ^'■- ^<?'^^'' ^'■'^ himfelf waited on his Excellency 
withtheMe%eof the Houfe, and that he was pieaied to fey he wouS 
fend for the Houle as foon as he had a Council. , ^' 

A Meflage from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council. 
Mr. iipeaker, 

' immedfaSy!'"'^'''^"''" "^^ Attendance of this Houfe at his Chamber 
Mr. speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon His Ex- 
cellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair aS rfDorVcd 

oli^eSlnft^o'^'B'^' ^^^^"4"^ ^^^"^^^' -^ thatV wa^ pTeS 
to g.ve His AlTent to a Bill enafting the lame, entitled as follows. 

"^^^t ^Z f ' ^"^^'"U '^^"^rT"' 'f ^^ ^'J'fty'^ Colony of New* 
Jerfey- to commence th. Tenth Day of Auguft 175,, and to End the 

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Twenty firft Day of November 1752. a^id to di [charge the publick Dehti 
' and the Arrearages and contingent Charges tlxrco}, and for fettling- 
the ^ot as in the refpeSiive Counties, and levying of a Provincial Tax. 

And that His Excellency was pleafed to make the following Speech. 

Gentlemen of the Council and of the General Jffembly, 

IObfervc with much Satisfaaion, not only the Alacrity and Difpatch, 
but the good Agreement and HaFmony,with which you have gone through 
the*' Bufinefs of this fhortSeffion, of io much Importance to the Honour and 
Iptereft of -his Majefty's Governmtnt, as well as to the Eftabliihment of 
Juftice, and of Peace, and good order in the Province. 

I therefore in the firft Place, thank you. Gentlemen of the General 
Aflembly, from whom the Bill tor Support of Government, and for Lay- 
ing a Tax, to pay the Charges thereof, muft naturally Spring. 

And in the next Place, I thank you. Gentlemen of the Council, whofc 
Concurrence with the AfTembly, Is neccflary before it can come to mc, 
to pafs into a taw. 

Gentlemen, I cou'd have wifli'd, this Bill had been further Extended, > ' 
for you muft l)e fenfiblc, when ever there. is an empty Trealury, my 
Duty to the King, in a juft regard to his Government and People, , 
obliges me to be cal'ing you together, more frequently than I cou'd xyifli j ^ 
as it necefTarily multiplies Lhar^'e upon the Peopl«-, and may fometimes, 
Incommode your domeftick Affairs; however I with what you have now 
done, may be the" forerunner of lafling Tranquility to the Governmcnr 
4ind People. 

And as you are now returning to your Places of Abode, I hope y : 

, will in your feveral Stations, put the lalutary Laws, of the Province, ir.r.? 

2ood Execution, aeainfl all forts of Immorality and flagrant Difoiders ; 

So fhall vou not only become a "Terror to Evil Doers, and a Praife 

and Encouragement to thofe that do well" but you will alfo in this way, 

draw down BlefTings from Heaven on this People, and on yourfelves and 

Families; to each of which, I wifh vou in Safety, and with much Prof- 

perity, in all our private Affairs. 

Perth^Amboy, ppT PHFR 

February 12, J 75 2. J- ciil^'-tJiiK.. 

And then His Excellency was pleaied to fay that he had direded a Poro- 
gationtobe made out, whereby the General AfTembly would be porogued to 

the 1 2th Day of iVforfZ) next, „ ,^ 

tne i2in i^ y ^^^ ^^^^^ adjourn'd to two P. M. 

Note. The General Aflembly was accordingly porogued to the 12th of 
March mxi to meet at Burlington. 



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ELIZ ABETH-WWN, -Tburfday December 14. 1752. 

URSUANT to fundry Prorogations of the Genera! Aflembly of this 
Province from Time to Time until this Day, the Houle met, a.:ii ad- 
. journ'd to Friday Morning nine o'Clock. 



Friday ^ December 15. 1 75 2. 

The Houfc met and adj jurn'd till 9 o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Saturday, December 16. J 752. 

■The Hcufc met, and adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 

Monday, December 18. 1751. 

The Houfe met. 
I Ordered, 
That Mr. Low and Mr. Emley do wait on his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon Bufinefs are 
met, and are ready to receive any Thing he (hall pleafe to lay before them. 

Mr. Low reported, that Mr. Emley and himfeif had waited on His Ex- 
cellency, and that he was pleafcd to lay, that he would iend for the Houfe 
to-morrow Morning at Eleven o'Clock. 
Rejohed, 

That Nathaniel Davis be Door-keeper to this Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning ^ o|CIock. ' 

Tucfday, December 19. 1752. 

The Houfe met, ^ 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Letter from Mr. Bartow, one ot 
the CicrK* ot tua Caicral Aiicmbiy, informing him, that the Circumflance& 

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of hii Affairs were fuch, that he could not longer attend the Service of th« 
Houfc as their Clerk, and returning the Houfe his Thanks for the favoura- 
ble acceptance his part Endeavours have met with from them. 

Where upon it is ordered, that Mr. Low and Mr. Qgden do wait on hif 
Excellency and acquaint him, that the Houfe do recommend Mr Abraham 
Clark, jun. as one of the Clerks of this Houfe, and requeft his Excellency 
to grant him a Commiflion for the fame. 

A Mefliigc from his Excellency by the Clerk of the Council. 

* Mr. Speaker^ 
* His Excellency has commanded me to inform you, that he is in tht 

* Council Chamber, and rcquefts the Attendance of the Houfc immedi- 

* atcly. 

Whereupon the Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfc went to 
wait upon his Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker rcfumcd the 
Chair, and reported, that the Houfc had attended his Excellency in Coun» 
cil, and that he was pleafed to make a Speech to both Houfes, of which 
Mr. Speaker Taid he had obtained a Copy to prevent miftakes j which was 
ordered to be read, and is as follows. 

Gentlemen of the Council, ami of the General Ajfembly. 
^ r~> INCE our lull Meeting I have received His Majefty's Royal Ad- 
"^^ ditional InftrucClion, relpeding a Rcvifal of the Laws ofthisPro- 
*'Wj? vince, by which I am required and dirc^ed jointly with the 
" Comal and AJP'mbly, (of this His Majefty's Province of New- 

*' Jer/ey) Forthwith to confider the faid Inftruilion, and which I com- 
*' municated to His Majefty's Council at one of their ftated Meetings, 
** the latter end of laft Month: And in Obedience to His Majefty's 
*' laid Royal Order, I have conven'd you as loon as I conveniently could, 
*• that no Time might be loft in my laying it before you, and I fhjll 
" now dircdl the Secretary to deliver you a Copy thereof, together 
** with a Copy of an Ad pafTed in the Colony of Virginia, which came 
" to me with the faid Inftruftion, and is of the Nature of what Hi« 
*' Majcfty expedts from you; and as a clear and well digefted Body 
" of Laws muft have the beft Tendency for the Support of His Ma- 
" jefty's Authority and Intcreft, and for the promoting the Peace and 
'* Welfare of this Pro^nnct; I fhould think to raife a joint Committee 
" out of the Council and Ajfembly to Aft in this Matter would be high^ 
** ly prudent. 

•* You 'are fenfible Gentlemen that {everal of the Laws of the PfA- 
•• vince are expired, fomc amended or explained, and others repcalcdj 
*• it therefore you can agree to come into a Body of corredl and fa- 
«• lutary Laws, for the better Government of this .Provinct, you will be 
*' lure of aU my Affiftancc and ready confent thereto, as a Thing that 
•' will greatly Honour this Legillaturc, and confer the beft Advantages 
•* on the prcfcnt Inhabitants of the Province, as well as tranfmit thetn 
i" to their SuccefTors in all Times to come. I tlicrctore depend you will 

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•* take this His Majeny's Royal Order into your ferious. and moCt n-.a- 
" ture Confidtration. 

" I am in the next Place, Gentlemen, to mention to you (with Ab- 
•• horrence) the rifing of a fedetious pack of Villains in April uft, and 
" then breaking open the Kings Gaol at Ambcy, and deiivcnng irom 
" thence one Simon IVickcff, who flood there committed for Hi^b-Trca- 
'* Jon: Upon which I muft carneftiy recommend to you the pa/Tug 
" of a Good Law for the better Security of the Kings-GaoU, and for 
" the levere Punifhment of luch audacious Offenders for the future : — 
•' But if after lo many flagrant L.fl.mces of Mcbiig, Rioting and Brcak- 
*' ing open the Kings-Gaols iiT this 'Fr<yvinct^ you will do notaing to 
" prevent it, no M.^ns Life or Property can be lafc, nor can the Kings 
*' Aufhoriry be lupporred, and thole Things I am airaid will' in tiie 
*' End b.ing upon } ou His Majcfty's great Dilpleaiure. 

" Gentlemen of the General Ajj'mhiy, 
" You are lenfibie that tiic Provifion for the Support of the Govern*- 
" ment expir'd the laft Month, and as the publick Debts are paid up 
" to (hat Time, I fl.all not doubt your now taking the ntc-flary C:.re 
" to make an ample fupply of Money to the Trealury, that the Debts 
'* of the Province may be juflly paid from Time to Time as they may 
*' become due. 

" Gentlemen of the Council and cf the General Affembly. 

" The Arrival of His Majefby's Royal Order, which I have firft 
*' mentioned to you, with what elfe I now lay before you, has made 
" it abfolutely neceflary for me to meet you at this Time, altho it is 
*' a difficult Scafon of the Year, yet as it is but early in the Winter, you 
" may with clofe Attention give difpatch to the Things now laying bc- 
" fore you, before the Severity of the Weather fets in. I fhould have 
" been glad to have met you at Burlington, but by the Advice of my 
'• Th^ciens, I might not undertake fuch a Journey at this Time of 
*' the Year, and the calling you hither is exadly conformable to his Majef^ 

ty's Royal Order, .having received the Advice of His Majefty's Council 

therein, as to tlie Place of the Sittings of the AiTcmbly in any Cafe 

of any extraordinary NecefTity. 



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" As the hefl Concord and Unanimity will give Spirit and Strength 
" to all your Deliberations, fo I fhall look upon it as a happy Omen of 
" Peace and Profperity to the Province. 

hlizabeth 'Town, J. BELCHER. 

December the igtb 1752. 

The Houfe adjourned tell too P.M. 

The Houfe met. 

His Exccllencys Speech was read a fecond Time, and committed to 
% Comwiitce of the whole Houfe. 

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The Secretary laid before the Houfc the P.^pers referred to in His Excc'^ 
lency's Speech, which were read, and refcr'd to the aforefaid Com- 
mittee. 

Mr. Lo^J) reported, that in Obedience to the Order of this Morning, 
Mr. Ogden and himlelf had waited on His Excellency, and acquainted 
him that this Houfe recommended Abraham Clark jun. to be one of 
the Clerks of the Generdl JJfembly ; and His Excellency was pleafed to 
fay, he would order a CommMion accordingly. 

The Houfe refolved it felf unto a Committee of the whole Houfe, in 

Order to conlider his Excellency's Speech. After fomc Time {pent 

therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke, Chairman, of the 
Committee, reported, that th«y have gone through the faid Speech, to- 
gether with the Papers therein refer d to, and have come to a Refolution, 
that an humble Addrefs, be prefented to his Excellency in Anfwer there- 
to.— —To which theHoule agreed. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. Coohy Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Low, Mr. Fijker, and !*'&. 
Stevens, be a Committee to prepare a Draught of the faid Addrefs. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Wednsfday, "December 20. 17^2. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Cooke from the Committee appointed to prepare a Draught of an 
Addrefs to His Excellency, reported, that they htv; prepared the lame, 
and it was received and read, and ordered to be read again, Paragraph 
ty Paragraph, and after fundry Amendments made thereto, it was, nertiine 
Contradieente, agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be cngrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till two P, M, 

The Houfe met. 

The engrofed Addrefs to His Excellency was read and compar'd. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. Speaker Cgn the lame. 

Ordered. 
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Jobnjitm wait •n His Excellency, and 
requeft him to inform the Houfe, when they may attend him with their 
Addrefs. 

Mr- Learning reported, that Mr. yobnjion and himfelf waited on Hts 

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Excellency agreeable to the above Order, In anfwer to •which he was 
plealed to fay, that he would receive the Houfe to-morrow Morning, 

A Petition of St. George Talboi was read, fetting forth, that he has 
been agreived by the laying a Road lately through his Land in his ab- 
fence j praying the Houfe to take his Cafe ^into Confideration. 

Ordered. 
That the Petition have a fecond reading. 

A Motion was made that His Majefty's Additional Inftrucftion re- 
fcr'd to in His Excellencvs Speech, touching the rcvjfal of the Laws of 
this Colony, be entrcd on the Minutei of this Houle, and printed for 
ihe pcrufal of the Members and their Conftituents. 

Ordered. 

That tCe fame be entred thereon accordingly, and it is as 
follows. 

By the Lords Juftices. 

« Granville P. Gower. C. P. 5. 
** Malborough. Hjldernisse. 

Additional INSTRUCTION to Jonathan Belcher, E% Cc*fam 
*' General and Governor tn Chief of His Majefiys .Province of Nnva- 
*• Calarea, or New Jerfey, in America, or to tb^ Covunanaer in 
* Chief of the laiJ Province for the Time being. Glf^'EiV atV/WiK^ 
** Hall tie Sixteenth Day of April 17^2. in the Twenty Fifth Tear 
" 0/ Hit Majfff/s Reign. 




" TXTHERFAS many of the Laws heretofore paflTcd in his ^fajcfty•8 
** V w ^'^'^"'^5 *"*^ Plantations in America rcfpedively, have from 
«i w 1 Time to Time been either entirely or in p^irt repealed, and 
**. others oi thc{n are expired, altered, amended or explained, by means 
*» whereof Perfons not well acquainted "with the faid Laws, may be led 
** inte Miftakes, and great prejudice and Inconvenience may arife to hit 
" Majefty's Service. AND WHEREAS nothing can more effcaually 
" tend to promote Order and good Government, lecure the Properties and 
" PoflefTions of his Majefty's Subjedts, and prevent litigious Controverfies 
*' and Deputes, than clear and well digeftcd Body of the Laws ; ic 
** is therefore his Majefty's Will and Pleafure, and you are hereby re- 
" quir'd and diredled, jointly with the Council and AJfembly of his Ma- 
*' jefly's Province of Nevi-Jerfey^ under your Government, forthwith to 
•* confider and revife all and every the Laws, Statutes, and Ordinances, 
•* which are in Force within the iaid Province, excepting only luch aA 
** relates to private Property or are otherwife of a private Nature j and in 
'" Liei} thereof to frame and pafs a compleac and well digeflod Body of new 

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" Laws, tnkin^^efoscial Ca'-e t'hat • in "the paffirgof eich Law, dii'c Re- 
',',_ ^trd be had^ To the McthcK^s and Rf gulationi trcfcribcd by his Ma^ 
'• jTity's Jnffu iious to vou ; and that no Law ot anv kiiid whatluever 
'^ rnsiciag a Vm ct i'uch new Body of Laws, I e pa(T*d without a Claufe 
*' be JnTcrttd therein, fufpending and deternng the Execution thcrecfiini 
" tii his Majtft,!''j Rov-al Wiil and Pita'ure mav be known thcrfupoh/ 
" And it is hi6M.ijeay's{unh:r WlLLand PLEASURE, that when the Lid 
" r.ew B^y ol' Laws, (liall hdve been Jo framed and pi^lTtd as afore- 
" laid, you do fonhwith TranJmit, each Law ieparately under thie Seal 
*' of the lai.i Provi.icc of New-Jerjey, together, with v rv particular Oblcr- 
'' vjtions thereupon, to ihc Lords Commirtionerf for Trade and Pl,jntations, 
*' in O/dcr 10 be laid bff re his M-ijcfty in his privy Council for his 
" Roydl Approbation or Dilallowance." 

G. P, G. C. P. S. M. H. 

The Houfe adjourned till to-morrow Morning nine o'CIock. 
Tuefday December 21. 1752. 
The Iloufe met. 

Mr, Speaker, acquainted the Houfe that his Excellcncf would fend the 
Ccrk of the Couiicil to iniorm them when he is ready to receive their 
AddrCiS. 

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A MefTige from his Excellency by the Clerk of the Council. 

" Mr. Speaker^ 
" Hit Excellency is in the Council Chamber ready to receive the 
** Addrds cf this Houfe." 

Whereupon Mr- Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe wait^-d 
on his Excellency. And being returned, Mr. 6/>t'.i^tr relumed the Ch..ir, 
and reported, that the Houfe had prefcnted their Addrcls to his Excel- 
lency in . the following Words. 

*Iobis Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Efg\ Captain General and Governor in 
• Chief y in ana 6v:r his M'jeltfs Province of New-Jcrley, ana Territories 
. thenon dtpendvig in America, Chancellor and kice Mndrol in the 
jam^^ See. 

The humble Addrefs of the Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Colony 
of ■ New-Jerfey in General Allembly met. 

Mu\ pJeafe . your Excellency, 

"\ Tf /E Hii.Myelty's moft dutiful and. loyal Subjeds, the Reprefen- 

, V V . tativei or the Colony of New-Jerjey, do beg leave to cxprtls 

ourgratctul Acknowledgments of his Majefty's paternal Care over us, 

'ij leudiag to your Exccilcncy an Additional Inlltuctijn lor the rcvilai 

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of our Laws. But as they have been carefully collefted by Order of the 
General AfJcmbly at a great Expence, and all thole that are expired or 
repeal'd left cut, and thofe altered and amended or explai.ied, pointed 
out, ar>d References made by the Mariginal Notes, and a new Impreflion 
of them fo lately made, that they came out but a few Months ago, of 
which his M'ajcfty'i Minifters could not have Notice at the date of that 
Inftrudion ; and as they . have been from Time to Time tranfmitted 
to the Right Honourrble Lords Commiflioners for Trade and Plantations, 
and thole of the moft Importance have received his. Majefty's Roj'al Ap- 
probation, we are humbly of Opinion, that his Majefty will think, that 
we arc not under the like Neceffity of reviling our Liws as the Colony 
of Virginia, where their Laws were in-.great diforder and Confufi:);i, at 
they have ^fet forth by the . Preamble of their Adt : NevertheLek we 
■arc of Opinion that it is a Duty Incumbent on us, as it hath plealed his 
"Majefty to recommend the Matter to your Excellency by an additional 
'Infirudion, adcordiii^ tq yodr .Excellency's Advice, to give it our moft 
mature and ferioU5 Cdnfider^tion until our next Meeting ; and at that 
Time, with the Advice of our Conftitucnts, if any of thofe Inconveniences 
mentioned in the faid Inftrudlion do appear, wc Ihall do our Endeavour 
't» remedy it by preparing Ibme Bill or Bills to bs paft into x Law or 
Laws lor that Purpole. 

This Houfc'were in hopes, that as' for fome Years paft they have heard 
nothing of any Xjoals being broke open in this Colony by a Set of riotous 
Perfons ; that thole Peopie hadfcen their great Error, and voluntarily 
fubmitted Co the Laws ; and it is with Concern and Abhorrence of thjfe 
Fadls that we heard of a refh Crime CG^mmitted laft Ap'-il, in takin^ out 
aPrifoner at Aihhy, committed on an Indidment for High •Treafon:- B\it 
as he voluntarily in' a Ihort Time returned to that Goai and was bailed 
out in Augufl laft, by tne Supream Court ; v/e are ilill in hopes that the 
Laws will take Place, and that thofe wicked OJeadcrs will return to 
their Duty. 

We are very fenfiblc of the Expiration of the Ad for Support of the 
Governmfnt, and Hull willingly and chearfuUy make an adequate Al- 
lowance to all thofe whofe Services are benificial to the Publick, but as 
it will be convenient at the fame Time to difpatch the other neceflary 
Bufinefs of this Colony, and the S^alon of the Year is fo far advanced, 
that we exped the Severity of the Winter, which gives great Delay to 
the Bufinds of AlTemblyS; therefore we Ihou'd have taken it very greate- 
fully, if your iExcellency had delayed the calling us together till a more 
moderate Seafon. The calling us to any other Part of the Colony (be- 
iides Perth- Amboy and Burlington ) in Cafes of great Neccflity, with 
Advice of Council^ wc conceive may be agreeable to his Majefty's Royal 
Inftrudion ; but as we apprehend, there is no fuch Neceftity of calling 
Ds to this Place at thii Time, is the Reafon, together with the cold 
Seafon'$ coming on, that we do not incline to proceed to Bufinefs here. 

We Ihail always do our Endcarour to promote concord and Unani-e 

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mity among our felves and with the other Branches of the Legiflaturc, 
to give Strength and Spirit to all our Deliberations, which is the moft 
produ<flivc ot Peace and Profperity to the Colony. 



Several of the Memberl.of the 
HouTc being of the People called 
Qoakers, do concur to the Matter 
and iubftaHce of this Addrefs but 
make their ufual Acceptions to 
the Stile. 






By Order of the Houfe, 

Charles Read, Speaktr. 



The Houfe adjourn'd till two P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Whereas by Order of this Houfe in their laft Scflion at Perth- Amboy^ 
Mr. I^ctberill, Mr. Learning, and Mr. Spicer^ wtre direded to give their Rea- 
lons at the next Sitting xji the Houle, why they did not attend at that 
Seflion, and in Obedience to faid Order, Mr. Wetherill gave for Reafon 
of his not attending, his then Indifpofition of Body ; and Mr. Learning 
and Mr. Spicer gave' for P.:afon ot their not attending, the late Receipt 
of their Notice tor Aitendunce, particularly that Mr. Learning did r^pt 
receive his Notice until three Days before the rifing of that Huufe ; 
and Mr. Spicer having only received his Notice on the very Day of 
their rifing. Wherefore it was rendred impradicabie for them to attend ; 
which Retfons were thought iufficient by the Houlc to excufc their not 
attending. 

Ordered^ 

That Mr. Spicer, and Mr. Holmes do wait on his Excellency and 

acquaint him, that the Houle not being inclinable to proceed on Bufinefs 

here, they rcquefl the Favour of hi$ Excellency to difmils them. 

Mr. Spicer reported, that Mr. Holmts and himfelf had waited on Hi« 
Excellency agreeable to the above Order j in Anfwer to which his Excel- 
lency was plcafed to fay, that the Houfe fliould hear from him this Even- 
ing or to morrow Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn'd for half an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till [to-morrow Morning 9 o'Clock. 

Friday, Decembtr %z. 17$^* 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That the Committee of Correfpondence do direA the Agent of thu 
Province to purchale for the Ufe of this Province,onc Sett ofthePublicic 
Adts of Parliament of Great-Brttain^ lincc the Seventh Year of his prefent 

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Majefty, and tranfmit them to Philadelpbia ; together with two Sets of 
the Votes of the Honourable Houfe of Commons, for three Years paft, 
and to continue to tranfmit the publick Ads of Parliament and Votes 
as the fame fhall become printed. 

A Meffagc from his Excellency byhisCl«rk. 

•* Mr. Speaker. 
*' His Excellency demands the Attendance of this Houfe immcdlate- 
" ly at his own Houfe. 

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited 
on His Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, 
and reported, that the Houfe had attended hisExcellency,and that he was pleaf- 
cd to make a Speech to this Houfe, of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to 
prevent Millakes, obtained a Copy, which was ordered to be read and is 
as folJows. 

" Gentlemen of the General ^Jfembly. 
" TN Anfwcr to your Addrcfs, of yefterday, I am glad to find you are 
*' 1 ftnfible ofHis Majefty's paternal Care, in his Royal Inftrudion fent 
** ;ne, to ad jointly with His Majcfty's Council and with you, for a 
" Revilal of the Laws of this Province, and which Inftrudion you will 
" take into your more mature Confidcration at your next Meeting. 

*' The Anfwer you hjkve made me, as to making Provifion for 
*' the better S:;curity of the Kings-Goals of this Province, upon the leaft 
" Rcfledion you muft fee, is very foreign and no real genuine An- 
** fwer, to what- 1 mentioned relating to the Kings-Goals, and of an A£l to 
" punifh fuch, who in Defiance of His Majefty and the Laws, do at 
" their Pleafure, with Force and Violence, break open the Kings-Goals 
** and fet at Liberty, luch as ftand ccmmitted for the moft atrocious 
" Crimes. 

" The Prifoner who ftood committed at Amboy^ after being refcucd 
" from Godl^ returning Voluntarily thither, can be no Alleviation of the 
" Crime of that tumultuous and riotous gathering of thofe who delivered 
*' him J befides if the Prifoner returned of his own choice, he might 
" have chole other ways ; and in that Cafe Laws are made and Goah 
** ereded, in Order to the better Support of his Majcfty's Authority and 
** for preferving the Peace and Welfare of his Subjcds of this Province 
" quite in vain ; and I am afraid your Anfwer on this Head, will not 
" put you into that favourable Light, I wou'd wifh you might always 
** ftand with His Majefty. 

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*' Gentlemen, 
" I was in hopes what I faid to you, tt your in^ making a Houfe, 
*• wou'd have led you to a Proceeding an fuch Things as I laid before 
*• you, but I am now lorry, to hare the Occafion to communicate to you, 

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" the following Inftrudtion from His Majefty, relating to the Places of the 
" Sitting of the Ajjmbly, 

" OUR WILL and PLEASURE IS, that with all conKjenient Spetdf 
" you call together one General Ajfembly for the enabling of Laws 
" for the joint and mutual Good of the whole Trovir.ce ; that the firji^ 
** Meeting of the faid General AJfembly be at Pcith-Ainboj, in 
" Eift New-Jcrfey, in Cafe the laji was at Burlington, a»J that 
" future G'.ruraL Apmblys do meet and fit at one or the other of thoft 
" Places alternately, or otberwHe as you, with the Ad'Oict of cur aforC' 
" faid Council, Jkail think Jit, in Cafe of extraordinary Necejity to 
" appoint them." 

" Uy this you will fee, the King has abfolutely conin\itted to His 
" : Governor and Council^ the Alteration of the Place ot the Aflcmbly* 
" Sittings, upon an extraordinary Nece^Tity j nor ha* the King allow'4 
•* the Affembly to judge of that Necefiity ; however if you will confidePj 
*' that lam command^ by the Additional Inftrudion, to lay it forth A'ith 
*' before vou, and that the low State of my Health and Strength, wou'd 
" not pofliijly alloyv ot my making a Journey to Burlington. Therefore 
". the calling you hither at this Time you muft fee, is the -very Cale the 
" King has provided for, by hi.^ RSyal Inftrudtion, that his Service ( to- 
" gether with the AfFiirs of the Pnvince ) (liould find no Obftacle ; I ani 
** therefore furpriz'd, fi.icc you have got hither, that you wou'd come to 
*' a Refolution not to proceed upon Bufinefs. 

" Life and Health, arc in the Hands of the allwife, and fbvereign Difpofcr 
" of all Things, and it he ple^ks to fpare my L;fe, and to better my 
" Health and Strength, I will endeavour to meet you the next 6pring at 
" Burlington., but if it fliou'd be otherwife (according to common Courf* 

of Nature ) you can have no realonable Expcdtation of it. 



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" I heartily wifh you, to your feveral Places of Abode, in Health and 
«« Safety." 

Elizabeth-Town^ 

December 22. 1752. J. BELCHER. 

And then his Excellency was pleafed to fay, that he had dircded a Proro- 
gation to be made out, whereby the General Affembly would be proro- 
gued to the 22d. Day of February next. 

Th» Houfc adjourned till there P. M. 

Note, The General AflcmHly was accordingly prorogued to the sad. Day 
©f February next to meet at Burlington. 



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B U R L I N G T O X, IJ'edmfday May i(J. 1753. 

I'^'JRSUANT to his Excellency's feveral Prorogations, the Houfe met, 
-^ anJ adjOLira'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

ThurfJay, May ij. 1753. 

The Koulc met and adjourn'd till to-morrow morning nine o'CIock. 

Friday, May 18. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. WctheriU and Mr, llancock do wait upon his Excellency when 
he comes to Town, and acquaint him, that a fufficient Number of the 
Members to proceed to Bufinefs are met, and ready to receive any Thing he 
iijav have to Itiv before them. 

A Petition was prefetitcd to the Houfe from feveral Prifoncrs in Trenton 
Gao', fitting; forth, that tiisv have offered \.o deliver uo their Effedls to make 
their Creditors Satisfadticn j notwiihftanding wiiich they are flill kept in a 
tedious Confinement, and praying loms Mc^thod may be fallen upon either 
for their Difchargc, or to oblige their Creditors to maintain them there, 
which was read and ordered a fec-r.d Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from fevcra! Inhabitants of Salem 
Town, praying for a Supplementary AcS to farther enable the Owners of 
the Meadows and Marflies in the fiid Town, to flop out the Tide from o- 
verf.owing them, and to oblige them to keep the Creek clear, which was 
read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from divers of the Inhabitants and 
Freeholders of the County oi Middlefex, fctting fortli, that the Laws of this 

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The Houfe adjcurn'd to 2 P. M, 
irhe Hoofe^uet, atid,adjournd till to-morrow Morning ninco'Clock. 

Saturday, May 19, 1753- 
:.;;t The Houfe met. 

proceed to Bufinefs were met. 

Mr. speaker informed the Houfe, that his Excellency had ^^q-f ;^^^hnx, 
th t heha'dndtli'ing new to lay before them, but that as foon as a luffic.cnt 
Nlbcrof h G?mlemen of' the Council came to Town, he woukl -ake 
?;e Houfe a Speech, and that in the mean Time he recommended to the 
Houfe to go on with the necellAry Bafinels of the Colony. 

A Petition wasprefented from ^--^^y ^^^^^^^Z^" ^n^lor^ 
praying that fome Method may be fallen upon to d-lchargc them from theu 
gQnfinemepf ; whjcli \f^as read apd on^^red a fecond Reading. 

That MTL.«.n-.a-, Mr. Cook, Mr. Moa anS Mr. F//7..r be a Committee 
tp entire .what Laws ,are^expircd, or are nigh ^ exp.nng by the.r own L:- 

"" l¥ctitl^n- was prelented to the Hou(e fi'om fome of the principal Free- 
st sl^^the CouLty of, io^erjet, fetting forth the hardfl^jps the Survey^ 
Sfdietr.shwaysnow lie under, for want of fome Method to oblige the 
Per ons oncern-d to pay them for their Trouble; and alfo to obhge tnc 
Pe fon applvlng to have Roads alter'd, to give all the Surveyors the necefTary 
fee ifcaaof part of the Surveyors being themfelves obhged to give 
IcN^ict according to the prefent Praflice ; which was read and ordered 
"a Iecon(i.''Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Owners of .he Meadows 
..na Mir^ies adioiui^ae to and on .both Sides of Mamngtcn Creek, in the 
^C^M^^S^^^ for l.av.%bringin a Bill, more effeOua y to 
f^'Mh}cT\dz i6tovct^o^vmz them, which was read and ordered a 
"feconil llcading. 

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The Petirion from fcveral of the Inhabitants of Salem Town, was reaci 
the kcond Time. 

Ordered. 

Th .t Mr. Hancock Iiave leave to bring in a Bill purfuant to the prayer of 
the laid Petition. 

Mr. H.incock accor^ing-y brought in a Bill entitled, A fupplementar\ A5l f.9^ 
the JlB, entitkd, an A^l to enable the Owners of the Meaaows ar.a Marjhei 
bclo' gingto the 'Toisn cf Salem, to keep out the Tide from overjljiiin^ the 
fame j which was read and ordered a lecond Reading. 

The Houfe being informed that the Jurtices and Freeholders of the Coun- 
ty oi Hunterdon^ had laft Year negleded cancelling their Quota of the Bills 
of Credir, and that it would be f^tisfadory to the prclent Members who 
compofe that Board, to have the Opinion of this Houfc, whether they 
fliouid now cancel it or not? Tnis Houfe do therefore give their Op n on, that 
it is incumbent on the faid preient Board of Juftices and FreehoLtcrs, to can- 
cel the laid Money forthwith. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock, 

Monday^ May 21. 1753. 

The Houfc met. 

The Petition from the Inhabitants, Freeholders and Owners of the Mca» 
dows and Marfhes of Manington Creek, was read the fecond Time, 

Ordered^ 
That Mr. Hancock have leave to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer 
of faid Petition. 

Mr. Hancock accordingly brought In a Bill, entitled, An AB to enable the 
Owners of the Meadows adjoining to ar.d on both Sides of Manington Creek, 
to flop out the Tide jrom oxerjiowing them j which was read and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

The Bill entitled, A fupplementary A5i to the AB entitled, an A£f to en^ 
able the Owners of the Meadows and Marjhes belonging to the Town of Salem, 
&c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. fFood^ Mf, Micile 
and Mr. Learning. 

Tha Houfe adjourned till two P. M. 

The Houfc met. 

A Petition wa" prefented to the Houfe from fome of the Inhabitant* of 
the County of Gloucelier, fetting forth, that being informed, a Petition wat 
prefented to the Houfe by fome of the Inhabitants of (aid County, praying 

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rot'' an Al for the building and repairing of certain Bridges ,on the Gjfeat 
Road that leads through the laid County from Burlington to Sateni, to be 
made a County Charge ; which Aift if pafled they rdledge, will be a great 
OpLirsfUvi lipji the greatsfl Pirtotthe Iihibiranta, efpeciaily" up)ii th )le of 
Great Egg Harbour, and praying if the (iiid Act doth p..f^,'fhar the Bridgd 
oyer Great Trnber Creek, in the faid County, to b: made into a Tol'-Bridge, 
Ot'ierwifc to let the other Bridges ht mide and repaired bve^ch of the rc- 
^e6live Towr,(hip3 that fuch Biidges belong to, r-.s they have hitherto been,' 
Without any Alteration. ^ 

A Petition was likewlis prefentcd to the Houlc from the Inhabitants of 
Greet Egg Hcirbour to the lame Effed' ; which were both read, and ordered 

i lecond Reading. 

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X'-On a Motfontfiadel, vvhfethyr It iV'hot now necefTiry to reconfider certain 
Glaufes ih the Ad eiititled,' A jUppU-iJientdry AJl to the Aif entit:ed. An Act 
Pt^re'viiit-'tbe k'aTiHg' ef Dier o:it 'O'f'Se^on, &c. in drde • to obvia'e by a 
new Law the Inconvenicncics objedied againft tiierri: And the Lid Law being 
rcai Pafd graph by Paragraph,, and tne Qir:fti )n put, whether a B..I be 
brought in-ror that PurpuTc; 6r thai 'the Law be 'left as it is'ro expire by its 
owa Limitation ? It was carried in the Affirmative. 
Ordered, %'_ \ ! "- '. 

That Mr. JVetberill, Mr. Learning, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Deacon, and Mr. 
Mickie be a Committee to bring in a Bill to remedy the Inconveniences ob^ 
jc£lcd againft the laid Law. 

The BR! entitled, jin'J^Sffd enable theOxvneri of the Mcaslvn^s 'and Mar/hes, 
&c. on Manington Creek, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
Ehis^, Mt, Newi>oid and Mr. Smitb. 

Re/ohed, 
.^T|iat there be a Committee of Grievances, if Occafion be, to fet on every 

IVe^nepay iiihd that tfee MciiConhlMttce be aCoKimitteeofthe-wholeHoufc. 

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■^ The Houfe at^ourh'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning, 

Tuefday, Mat 22. I7c:. 

•^^' '■? H The "^u(b hiet. 

The Petition from the County of Mtddlefex, praying for a Law to put_ 
them upon the fame footing, refpeding the building and rtbuiiding ot 
Bridges, with the other Ccairities' Of &e Province, was read the lecond time* 

Ordered, 
• ThatlVlt. Smith have leave to being, in a Bill purfuant to the, Prayer of 
ffie faid Pctiuon. t ''^' 

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Mr. JVcod \:ri:w thz Committee 'to whotn was tommitteH the Bill entitled, 
A lupp'emmtary AEl to the A61 entislcd, an Acl to enable the Ownen of the 
Ih'tul'.'wi and Mdrp^fs of Salem, ^c: reported the fame with fnme Amencl- 
iiienti ; wliich wtjre read in their I'laces, and agreed to by the Houle. 

That t'e fi'id Bill, aS -■•amended, bs engro(Ted: 

Mr. L/i-jsrcnce from the Committee appointed to enquire, what Laws 
have expired, nr are near expiring by their own Limitation, reported, that 
the Act et;.titlcd,yf i^f? tQ prevent ASlimi of Fifteen Pounds, or under, from he- 
hig brought info the Sn'pn am Court ,■ and the Mtl'uia A51, wilt both expire at 
tha Eld of this SefTun j and that the \Gt Jor the Relief of poor dtjtrejfeti 
Prijoners for.Dcbji, is.ajready expired. 

^-; Ordered, ' ' -^ 

'' Th'at Mr. A'/);V('rand Mr. Coofi Be a Gommlttee to brin^ in a Bill to revive 
int ti(X fop' e'vcnt Adlionf of Fifteen Poimds, bf.'Unafrf. bein^ brought into 
the Supream Court. ''' " '-••—' -'-'•="■■ , • ' 

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""That Mr. Weiheriil &r\a Mr.' 'Motiptz. Co'mrriittee to'fcring In a Bill to re-" 

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That Mr. Fipjer and IVfr.'E^f^/bealQimmittec to bring in a Bill to 
vive the Infolvent Ad. 

""A retition was prefented to the Houfe from the Inhabitants zv\A Free- 
holders of the Count/ of l^onmoutfj^ fetting forth the Inconveniencics they 
labour under f r want of a Law to cilanlilh a publick Brand to mark. Cittlc 
in each Townlhip of this Province j which was read and ordered a fecoa4 
Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from the Freeholders of the Courj- 
ty of Cape-Mtiy, praying for a repeal of certain Claufes in the A61 entitled, 
J fupplementary ASl to the AH entitled, an A5f to prevent the Killing of 
Deer cut of Senfon, Sec. which was read, and referred to the Comtnittcc ap^ 
gqinted to bring in a Bill for thofe Purpofcs. 

The Petition from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Somerfef, praying 
tor an Alteration in the Law relating to Surveyors of the Highways, was 
rej.d the Iccond Time and referred to further Confideration. ' 

^ The Houfe adj6urn''d to 2 P, '^. 

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Wednefda)\ May 23. 17 13' 
The Houfe met. 

The Engroffed Bill entitled, A luffemmtary Adi to the A5l entitled, an 
A61 to enable the Owners of the Meadows and Mar Pies belonging to the Town 
of Salem, to keep out the Tide from overfiming the Jame, was read and com- 
pared, a!)d on the Q^icftion, 
Rejolved^ 
That the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered^ 
Thjt Mr. Hancock and Mr. IVood do carry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence, 

A Petition from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders for the County of 
Burlington was prefented to the Houle, letting forth, that the Inhabitants of 
£iid Couoty have in feveral inftances, within the(e few Years part, been put 
to a very great E\pence^ pccafion'd by divers Orenccs and Crimes having 
been committed by indented Servants and other indigent Pcrfons, who after 
Conviction being conmitted till Payment of their Fines and Fees, and their 
Mifters not being willing nor able to pay the fame, by which Means they 
haveremiined a long time in Gaol at the publick Expence, and praying the 
H m:e would take this Cafe into (hnfide.ation ; which was read and ordered 
a lecond Reading. 

Dr. John Miln, Surgeon of the Forces ralfed In Neiv-Jerfey for the Re- 
dudlion of Canada^ attending, laid before the Houfe fome Vouchers refped- 
ing Money advanc'd, and the Services of a Surgeons Mate, for which he 
formerly pray'd an Allowance from the Houfe, which were read and or- 
dered a fecond Reading. ;jj,^-, .- 

Mr, Wetherill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill entitled, An Acl to further continue an AB, entitled. An AB for 
better lettling and regulatir.g the Miiltia of this Colony, &c. which was read 
and ordered a fecond Reading. 

% Mr. TJancrck reported, that Mr. /fco^and himfelf delivered th: Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Tijfoer from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, cnticied. An ASl for the furtfjcr revival and continuance of an A5l^ en- 
titlen^ An A5i for the Relief of poor dijirejjid Trifoners for Debt, which was 
read and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought 
in a Bill, entitled, An AJi to prohibit Watching ana Bunting by Night, and 
to explain the Law entitled, a fupplementary AB to the A£l, entitled. An AB to 
prevent the Killing of Deer, &cc. which was read and ordered a fecond 



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Ordered, 
Tiiar the Sericint at Arms diO acquaint John Stevens, "Johi ychfijlon and 
7c^« Z/t'C, Erqr?, that the Hcufe cxpcdis their Attendance upon the Service 
of t!;e Colony f:(rth\viLh. 

Ordrred, 
That t'lc refpeftive Treafurers lay their Accounts and Vouchers before the 
Ilcufcon or bctore Monday next. 

The Petition frr>m tlie Inhabitants and Freeholders of Monmouth, praying 
for a Law to cftabii:]") a publick Brand, w:is read the lecond Time, and re- 
ferred to further Confideration. 

A Meffagc from his Excellency by the Clerk of the Council, acquainting 
the Houfe, that his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the 
Attendance of the Houfe. Whereupon Mr. Speaker with the Houfe, went 
to wait upon his Excellency. Being returned, Mr. Speaker relumed the 
Chair, anu reported, that his Excellency was pleafed to make a Speech to 
both Houfes, of which, to prevent Mift^kes, he had obtained a Copy, 
which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading ; and the faid Speech is as 
followeth. 

• Gentlemen of the Cciincil and of the General Ajjembly, 

* \ Greeable to what I faid in 'December lail:, when I parted with you at 

* £\^ Elizabeth Town, I am through the favour of God f'with much Dif- 

* ficulty) got to this Place. And the firft Thing I have to obferve to you^ 
' is that in Conformity to what the Aflembly faid in Anfwer to my Speech 

* at that Time, that you would now take into your moft mature and ferious 
' Confideration, His Majefty's paternal Goodncfs, in recommending to you 

* a revifal of all your Laws, and of doing in confequencc thereof, according 
' to the King's Roval Inflrudlion I then laid before you; and this I again re- 
' commend to your very particular Deliberation. 

* Andlmuft alio again mention to you, the old and unhappy Affair of 

* Riots and Tumults in this Province, and that you would once at laft cx- 

* ert yourfelves to the utm.oft of your Power, by paffing fome good Law or 

* Laws to fupprefs and extirpate inch wicked Proceedings : Nor do I think 

* you can in any one Thing, more recommend yourfelves to the Royal Fa- 

* vour, or more contributs to the Welltarc and Happinefs of yourfelves and 

* of your Pofterity. 

' Gentlemen, you will carefully inquire into what Laws are expired, and 

* fee what may be neceffiry to be revived, among which I believe the Mi- 

* litia Adt is one. 

* Gentlemen of the General Affemhly, 
< It is incumbent on you to make a careful and thorough Enquiry into the 
' State of your Paper Bills, and lay proper Funds for drawing in and fink- 

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' ing fuch of them, tiie Courle of whofe Currency is expired according to 

* Law. 

' I am alfo to obferve to you, that there is no Money in the pnblick Trea- 
' furv, appropruited for Payment of the pubiick Debts of the Province, i;i 
< remedy whereof I fhall not doubt your proceeding according to the good 
' Rules of Rcafon and Juflice. 

* Gentlemen of the Council and of the General Jffemb.'y, 
' As it will ioon be a very bufy Sealon of the Year, not only the general 

* Interefl: of the Province, but alfo that of your private Affairs, I hope will 

* lead yoa to the bell difpatch in all Things that may' tome before you this 
' Seffion for the pubiick good ; and to this End, I \\\(h the bed Candoar 
' and Harmony may fubfiit among yourlelves. 

* Burlington, May 

23.1753. J. BELCHER. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2. P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

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

The Houfe accordingly refolved it felf into a Committee of the whole 
Houfe, in Order to confider his Excellency's Speech. After lome Time fpent 
therein, Mr. Sfsaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr. Ccoke, Chairman, of the 
Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through the Matter 
to tiiem refer'd and had come to a Refolution, that an humble Addrels, 
be prelentcd to his Excellency in Anfwer to his Speech. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Mott, Mr. Spicer, and Mr. 
Ogden be a Committee to prepare a Draught of the laid Addrefs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Learning and Mr. Wood hi a Committee to prepare 
an Account of the prefent State of the Paper Currency in this Colony, and 
report the fame to the Houle. 

Mr. Learning, w"th leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, An 
A61 for chufmg overfeers of the Hightvays, which was read and ordered a fe- 
cond Reading. 

The Bill entitled. An Aui to prohibit watcbifig and hunting by Night, &c. 
was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole 
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The Bill entitled. An AB for the further revival and continuance of an 
Acl entitled. An Aci for the Relief of poor diftrejfed Prifonen for Debt, was 
reid ths fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Smith and Mr. 
Ogden» 

The Bill entitled, An A£f to further conUJiue an A51 entitled. An AB for 
the better (e'tltng and regtilating the Militia, 6cc. was read the fecond Time 
and committed to yh. Fanmiddlefivortb and Mr. Dye. 

The Petition of the Juftices and Freeholders of Burlington, for a Law 
to make lome Provifnn to defray the Expence of fuch indented Servants 
as are convided of Crimes, was read the fecond Time. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Coofi and Mr, Ncwbold do bring in a Bill for that Purpofe for 
the County of Eurliimton. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to pro- 
ceed in the Bill entitled, An AB to prohibit watching, &c. After fome 
time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Hancock.^ Chair- 
man, reported, that ths Committee had gone through the Matter to them 
referred, and had ma le feveral Amendments to faid Bill, which he was 
re.-id/ to report when the Houfe would be pleafed to receive the lame. 
Ordered, 

That the iaid Report be made tc-morrow Morning. 

The Houfs adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Glock. 

Tburld.jy, May 24. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was pref^nted to the Houfe from the Truftees of the College 
of Nciv-Jerfey, fetting forth the Advantages the faid College would be to 
the Province, and r'.quefting the Houle would fet forward a publick Lot- 
tery for the Benefit of faid College, the Deduction not to exceed Two 
Thoufand Pounds, Proclamation ; which was read and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Bill entitled, An AB for chiifing Overfeers of the Hi^hwaySy was 
read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Emley and Mr. Spicer. 

Mr. Vanmiddlefwortb from the Committee to whom was committed the 
Bill entitled. An AB to further continue an AB, entitled. An AB for bet-- 
tcr fettling andregulati?}g the Militia of this Colony, 6cc, reported the fame 
with one Amendment ; which was read in its Place, and with one other 
Amendment made thereto in the Houfe, was agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill, as Amended, be engrofTed, 

Ordered^ 



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Ordered, -..t-, '•-,.: 

That Mr, Cook, Mr. Leamir^.lJk... Molt, Mr. Splccr, and Mr. Ogdcn 
be a Comnnjtte to bring.i!>.^ BiilyV juppori of Government. 
Ordered.^ 
That the Treafurer of tlie Wedern Divifion, do purchafc one kl of tbe 
Laws of thisJ^f.ovince, , Bpund and.LeJtcr'd, and fend them- to th; Agent tof 
the Ule ot the Right HanWrable th^V'X>or^ CommifTioners for Trade and 
Plantations. _,;'.^ .:. . !j. . 

The Engraffid. Bill entitled, At ^ Jo jurlher contimie an Jet entitled. 
An Aci hr belter Jettiitig, end regulating the Militia of this Cohvy cf New- 
Jerfey, for the rcpelii>tg~,J{ivafiqns and fupprejfmg Infnrrecliom and Rebellions^ 
■pafjcd tn tbe Nineteenth tear cf tis prejent Majejlys Reigf7, was read and 
coQipared, and on the Qnellion, 
Relolvedtl , 

That tlie Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

Th&iMr^ IVetberUl 3J^d,- Mr. Vamiddlefwortk d.o carry tbe kid BiJI to 
the. f .Council,/or Concurrcnpe. ^■.. . • 

A Petitioii was prefented to the Houfe from the Inhabitants of Evefjam, 
exprtffing their Difficulties tor want of a fufficient Paper Currency ; wliich 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition from feveral Prifoners for Debt in Burfuigtr.n Gio\ praying for 
an Infolvent Aft, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the 
Committee oa the faid BUI. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M, 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Wetberid reported, that Mr. V anmiddlefworth and Lhnfelf, delivered 
the Bill with them entrufted to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. Hancock, purfuant to the Order of lafl: Night, reported the AtTicnd- 
ments of the Grand Committee to the Bill entitled, A-i AS} to prolibit 
watcbing, &c. whicli were read in their Places, and focne additicnil Amend- 
ments being made lo the faid Bill, and one to ehe Title, in the Houfe, 
on the Queftion whether the (aid Bill, as amended, be engroffed, it was 
carried as follows. 

Yeas. Yeas. Nays. 

John Wetherill, John Deacon, Robert Laivrence, 

Shobald Smith, William Cook, Barzilla Neivbold^ 

James Holmes, William Mickle-, Jofepj^ Ellis. 

Robert Ogden, WiUiam Hancock^ William Motf. 

John Vanmiddlejworth, Richard Wood, 
Hendrick Fijlxr^ Aaron Learning, 

Derick Dye, Jacob Spicer, 

Cornelius Fanvor/i, John Ernley, 

Crderedy 



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

Ordered. 
That Mr. Eliis have leave to be abfent till Monday next, on urgent Oc- 

Gafions. 

The C"^mmittee appointed to correfpond with the Agent, kid before the 
Houle his leveral Letters for about two Years paft ; and alio leveral Papers 
relating to the fundamental Conftitution of this Colony, tranfmitted by the 
laid Agent purluant to the Order of the Houfe ; which were read, and or- 
dered to lie on the Table for the perufal of the Members. 

The Houi'c adjourn'd till to-morrow morning nine 6'CIock. 

Friday, May 25. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. £»/7^v from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill en- 
titled, Jn JSl for chufnig Overjeers of the Highways, reported the lame with 
feveral Amendments, which were read in their Places, and agreed to by 
the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill, as amended, be EngrofTed. 

The Treafurer of the Wellern Divifion laid before the Houfe, the Dupli- 
cates of the two late Taxations, which he had received from the feveral 
Counties of the Wcflern Divifion. 

The EngrofTed Bill entitled. An AB to repeal and exf lain fart of an AH 
entitled, a fupplementary ASl to the AB, entitled, an ASi to prevent the kiU 
ling of Deer cut of Sea/on, and againfl carrying of Gum and bunting by 
Perfsm not qualified, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, whe^ 
ther the faid Bill do pafs or not ? It was carried as follows. 



Yeas. 
J. Wetherill, 
S. Smith, 
y. Holmes, 
R. Ogden, 
y. Vanmiddklivortb, 
H. Fifner, 
D. Dye, 
C. Vanvorjl, 



Yeas. 
y. Deacon, - 
W. Cook, 
W. Mickle, 
W. Hancock, 
R. Wood, 
A. Learning, 
y. Spicer, 
y. Emley, 



Nays. 
R. Lawrence^ 
B. NewMdf 
y, Ellis, 
m Mott. 



■hi 



Refohed, 
That the laid Bill do pafs. 



,h.; 



.ImlliIt' 



Qrd^tdt 



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^ 
y 



Ordered^ \ 

Thit Mr. Emhy and Air, Deacon do carry the faid Bill to tlie Council for 
Concurrence, 

Mr. Emley reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, delivered the Bill 
with them en truiltd, to the Speaker in Council. 

■'^x .'h^mrtnce from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill enr 
tided, An.A-^ for- the furih:r revival and continuance of an Aci^ entitled^ 
An A51 for the Redef of poor dijirepd 'Tnjoners for Debt, reported the Aime 
witlio'.it any Amendment, and lome Amendments being made thereto in 
the Houfe, '. . ; ;i.!;ii:; 

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

A Motion was made (by Mr, Spiccr) and the Qiieftion put, whether a 
Bill he brau'ht in foraiterins; the Frtmium on Wolves Heuds from three 
^jounds to Mtriy Sh^aig-s, It vva; carried in the Negiitive. -^ 

T- ■ ; h'iyz:^ ' ' ■ r.-^.j.'' [ . ...> 

' The Petition from the Inhabitants of EveJJmm, praying for a new Emif- 
fiin of a Pap:r Currency, was read the fecond Time, and cammued to a 
Committee of the whole Houfe. r'Miri iiu ,^j;jr.2a- , L;i,i i, 

-j^"li^-^'fe}^'tge from the Council by IS^t ■,Afl:ifeld, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the GioiHieil 'have 'pa/iid^ahe. BiH:enti,tkd, A fuppUmmary A£l to the A£i 
entitled, an Acl to enable the 0-^mers of the Meadi'-m and Mtfrfies bdon^^ 
ingto the Town 0/ Salem, without any Amendment, As alfo the Bill cntitu- 
^, -A'h.A^'-t'ifttf'thefsemtim^ aft A^ emtle4»(M. AB for ike kit^r J.<ttiing 
'■^'l^gimiingtbe'Muitis/M'C^,:., ;.. v y}.\ QVV.K v^v.\«jWi'.r><^\;\ a M-v\w^ 
X^ lv,■.-i^^^\ :.... -vJ^) \; .-,,; ^ V ^v^"^ .-.-'^ ^. -.^^^-'' ', -^W 

odw ,noiil3i/p or^lw Houfe'-adgqmescj jtillft^o P. iW".'. s ,;| 

.zwoiioi 3« t?;T!f;-5 2l.w3i iJCmO iscii 

The Houfe met. 

A Petitiea Was j)ik;lented to the Houte fron> all the Inhabitants (,Frer- 
hoiders and •TetVifttsf'refiding on the Tide piirt of Woodbury Creek, -^nA 
chiefly them abeV^ lii tlie Townfliip of Bepijord, Gloucejler County, letting 
forrii, that they tabour^ under great ^MudvAntagcs for want of the Ti^e 
being flopped out of the fiid Creek, aadpra^ying for a LOrW Qt LawsCto xe- 
medvthe Inconveniences complaiiied'Tjf^wijichbNyas read and ordere<3 a^^- 
cond RL-ading. / u .v Ci 

Mr. Cook from the Committee appointed for that Purpofc, brought m 
a Bill for fupport 0} Government, which was read and ord«i:cd * fecond 
Reading. .1., f -:;^ ^u v:.Cii . 

*'^"'''?f!f^ Smith, purfuantto leave givaa laft SefTion, brought in a Bill entitled, 

An 



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Jn AB for the huildi'^g and maintaining a Bridge coer Raway River near 
March's Miih, bet-.veen the Counties' of Middlelex and Effex, and directing 
the Method tor roifing of Money for the fame, which was read, and ordered 
a iecond Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Saturday, May 26. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

The EngroiTed Bill entitled, Jn ASi for chujing Overfeen of the Higbwayif 
was read and compared, and on the Queftion, y 

Tielolvcd, 

Thit the Bill do pafs. ' ' 

Ordered. 

Tiiat Mr. Learning and Mr. Neivbold do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

The Bill for fupporf of Goverment was read the fecond Time, and com- 
mitted to a Comai ttce of the whole Houle. ,. fr^ 

The Petition from the Owners of Meadows on Woodbury Creek, praying 
for a Law to ftop the Tide out of the lame, was read the lecoad TiiTic. vr 

Ordtred, ■ • -;-:;w^\' _;.: ■ ,.:,>i;-. , 

That the Petitioners, or fome oi them, do give Notice to Mafes tVard^ 

jobn Hopper, Habbakuk Ward, and fofeph Gibfon, and the other Parties 

concerned, that they attend this Hou(e with their Objections (if any they 

have) on Jfediiefday iiext in the Forenoon, a 

The Houfe refolverf itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to pr<> 
Ceed on the Bill jor juffort of Government. After fome Time fpent therein, 
Mr. Speaker rzinm^ the Chair, and M.r-. Cook, Chairman, reported, that the 
Committee had made fome Progrefe in the Matter- to them referred^ and.ii> 
iired leave to fit again : To which the Hjufe agreed. ..-:of!t\'if I h\,\ r^(\t. 

The Houfe adjourn'd tWVMon^day Morning- nine o'Clock, 

Monday, • May 28. 1753. 

b.bi' - r;p 3rfi ■ -rirnmoD ■. The- Honfe mee./ o-^ n^- M 

A Petition was prefenfeJ to the Houfe from divers of the Inhabitants o£ 
this Province, fetting forth, the great diftrefs the Province, labours under 
for want of a Medium in Trade ; which was read and committed to a 
Committee of the whole Houle, 

bis) srl? uA r 



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The Engrofled Bill cntitle^l, ^n A5l for the further revival and continuance 
of an ASi, entitled. An AB for the Relief of poor dilhefed Prifoners for 
Debt, was read and compared, and on the Queftion, whether the laid Bill 
do pafs or not ? it was carried as follows. 

Yeas. Nays. 

John Vanmiddlejivorth, John Wethcrill, 

Heniricfi Fijher, ' Sbobald Smith, 

John Deacon, . James Holmes, 

Barzilla Newbold, Robert Ogden, 

Jojeph Ellis. Derick Dye, 

Aaron Learning, Cornelius Vanvorfl, 

Jacob Spicer, ffilliam Hancock, 

John Emley. Ric/jard IVood, 

The Numbers being equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for the Affirmative 

'' Refolved, •> '^^-'- ' 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 
"■ That Mr. Emky and Mr. Fi/fjer do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Mr. Learning reported, that Mr. Newbold and himfelf delivered the ^Bill 
with them entrufled, to the Speaker in Council. . .^-i 

The Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion laid his Accounts and Vouchers 
before the Houle. r,'^ 

Mr. Spicer (rom the Committee appointed for that Purpofc, brought in a 
Bill entitled, An A'5l for continuing an Act, entitled. An Aot to prroent 
Actions of Fifteen Pounds, or under, being brought into the Supream 
Court of this Colony, which was read and ordered a Iccond Reading. 

• '-The Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion laid before the Houfe, the Dupli- 
cates of the Taxations which he had received from the fevcral Counties of 
the laid Divifion. 

' >' The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Ellis from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill entitled. 
An A£l to enable the Owners of the Meadows and MarfJjcs of Manington 
Creek, &c, reported the fame with one Amendment, and fome additionaj 
j Amendments being made thereto in the Houfe, 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill as amended be engroflcd. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Emley reported, that Mr. Fijler and himfclf, delivered the Bill with 
them cntrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. S(>icer from the Committee appointed to infped into the prefcnt State 
of the Paper Currency, nude the following Report, which was read and 
committed to a Committee of the whole Ilouie. 

Ordered^ 
That ydcob Sp'cer, Elq; from the Committee appointed to make Inquiry 
into the State of the Paper Bills of Credit iflued within this Province, do 
make die following report to the Houfe, rvz. 

That by Virtue of an Adl pafs'd the Legiflature in 17^0, confirmed by his 
Majcfty May 4. 1732. Paper Bills of Credit to the Value of £. 20,000 
were created and ilTued, to be current for the Space of Sixteen Years from 
the Dite of faid Bills between Man and Man, but fhould be received by the 
Commiffioners of the Loan Office, and the Treafurer of the refpedive Di- 
vifions of this Province, for fix Months thereaiter and no longer, as by the 
faid Adt doth appear : Which Bills are fully paid in, and funk according to 
the Tenor of (aid Adt by which they were fo created and ifTued as aforelaid. 

That by Virtue of an Adt pafs'd the Legiflature here in 1733, confirm'd 
by His Majefty May 4. 1735, Paper Bills of Credit to the Value of jT. 40,000 
were likewile created and iffued, to be Current for the Space of Sixteeen 
Years fi-om the Date of faid Bills between Man and Man, but (hould be 
received by the CommifHoners of the Loan Office, and the Trealmer of the 
refpcdive Divifions aforefaid, for fix Months thereafter, and no longer, as 
aforefaid ; as by the faid Aft doth appear. The Currency of which Bills 
laft mentioned, expired between Man and Man the 25th of March lafl O. S. 
But by the Tenor of faid Aft, thofe of them yet outflanding, are to be re- 
ceived by the Commiffioners of the Loan Office, and the Treafurer of the 
refpedlive Divilions as aforelaid, for fix Months after the faid 25th of Marchy 
in which Time the Co,nmittee have reafon to believe, they will be paid in 
and lunk purfuaot to the Dircdions of the faid Adf, by which they were fo 
created and ifiucd as. aforefaid : And then a final End will be put to the re- 
fpedive. Fuads emitted on Loan to the Inhabitants of this Province } in 
which i^ricl: pand'jality hath been obferved in Payment, and the Credit 
thereof maii-.tainsd to the general Service of the Publick. 

That by the Diredlions of the Adls aforefaid, Bills to the Value of 
£. 15.000 were printed for exchanging fuch of the laid Bills made Cur- 
rent by thofe Ads refpcdively, as fhould from Time to Time become fo 
ragged and torn as to render them unfit to pafs, as by the faid Ads doth 
appear. 

That by Virtue of an Ad pafs'd in July 1740, Bills to the Value of 
£. 2000 (part of the Bills fo printed for exchanging ragged and torn Bills as 
sforefaid) were made Current, and applied to His Majefty's Service, for 

£ defraying 



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dehaying the Expeiice ot viAualling and tranfporting the Forces ralfed with- 
in this Province upon the then intended Expedition to the fVi'/i Indies; which 
£. 2000 by the ACt aforefaid, was direded to have beeri funk &'y Luereft 
Money arifing from the Loans of the Bills of Credit ilUied as aforefaid, as 
by the faid Aft doth appear. 

That Interefl; Money to the Value of £. 2000 (as the Comir.ittee' doih 
underftand) was accordingly lodged in the Treafury for finking the faid 
£. 2000 lo made Current for His iMajefty's Service as aforefaid, where it re- 
maining, and his Majefty's Forces then employed in Befieging the impor- 
tant Fortrefs of Cape-Breton, among other Things needing (upplies of Prc- 
vifions, and the Legiflature of this Province having no other Fund to rely 
on, were obliged by an Ad pafs'd in 1745, '° appropriate the faid £. 2000 
of Interefl Money to the granting fuch Supplies ; ftill intending to link 
the faid £. 2000 made current as aforefaid, by Intereft Money thereafter a- 
rifing from the Loans of the Bills of Credit ifTued as aforefaid : But the faid 
Intereft Money being afterwards needed, in giving further aid to His Ma- 
jefly in the late intended Expeuition againft Canada, the linking the faid 
£. 2000 made current as aforefaid, by another Adt pafs'd in June 1746, was 
further poftponed, and flill directed to be funk by Interefl Money arifing as 
aforefaid, as by the faid Ad doth appear : And the faid Interefl Money 
being all needed in the Year 1747 for fupportof Government, and for pay- 
ment of certain Debts accrued upon Account of the faid Expedition againfl 
Canada^ not otherwife provided for by Law, and indeed in itsfelf infufii- 
cient for thole Purpofes, the linking the faid /. iooo made current ai afore- 
faid, was by an Ad pafs'd in the fame Year 1747, further poftpon'd ; 
which Ad alfo direded that the lame Ihould be funk by Interefl Money a- 
rtfing as aforefiid, as by the faid Ad doth apper ; which hath not as yet 
been done, for want of Interefl Money wherewith to do it, fo that the 
faid /. 2000 remains yet unfunk. 

That by the Ad aforefaid of June ij^6y another of November in the 
fame Year, and another of May 1747, the three following Sums of /. 4000 
,/. 850, and /. 1000, amounting in the whole to the Sum of /. 5850, was 
given as fiirther Aids to His Majefty for Bounty Money, Subfiftance, and 
Tranfportation provided for 500 Men, direded to be raifed within this Pro- 
vince for his Majefty's Service, upon the faid Expedition againft Canada : 
Which faid Sum of /. 5850, was defrayed (for want ot other Funds 
werewith to do it) by Bills printed for exchanging ragged and torn Bills as 
aforefaid, made current by the three Ads above recited ; which dire£led 
that the fame Ihould be funk by Intereft Money ariling from the Bills of 
Credit iffued as aforefaid, as therein doth appear. To which may be added 
the /. 1000 abovementioned, in the whole the Sum of /. 7850, direded by 
the feveral Ads aforefaid, to be funk by Intereft Money arifing as afore- 
faid- J no part of which hath as yet been funk, for want of luch Intereft 
Money wherewith to do it, io that the who'c now remains to be lunk fomc 
otherway. 

That 



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That by an Adl palled in the aforefaid Month of 'June 1746, for arm- 
ing and clouthing the Forces railed within this Province upon the laid Ex- 
pedition againft Canada, purfuant to His Majefty's Pleafure, fignificd by the 
Duke of Newca/llt', Bills of Credit to the;^ Value of /. 10,000, were ftruclc 
upon Loan to His Majefty, in full Confidence of a reimburfement for the 
fame ; which Rt-itnburlement was intended by the Legiflature here, to be 
the Fund for finking the laid Bills, as by the faid Adl doth appear : Which 
Bills were to be Current for the Space of Seven Years, to be computed from 
the 25fh Day of March (preceeding the Time of palling the laid A*^) be- 
tween Man and Man, and for fix Mor.ths thereafter to be received by the 
Commiirioners of the Loan Oflice, and by the Treafurer of each Divifion 
as alorclaid, and no longer. The firll: of which Periods is already expired, 
and the Money not as yet funk, for want of a finking Fund wherewith 
to do it : The Fund originally intended for that Purpofe principally fail- 
ing, faving only the Sum of /. 2231 18 4 Sterling, equal to /. 3794 10 2 
Currency, was provided lor by Parliament, znd^iiiA Richard Partridge, "Eic^i 
Agent to this Province, for the Ufe thereof; who retains in his Hands the 
Sum of A 7^3 4 11 Sterling, equal to /. 1246 10 6 Currency, inDifcharge 
of his Account againft the Province, in which he Charges for foliciting the 
Payment of the faid Money and for receiving the fame, and fhould his Ac- 
count be fullv allowed, then of the faid /. 3794 10 2 Currency, provided 
for by Parliament as aforefaid, no more than /. 2547 ip 8 will remain 
for the Ufe of the Province, to be applied towards finking the faid /. 10,000, 
which Sum of /. 2547 ip 8 being taken from the Sum of /. 8746 4 6 
(that Part of the faid /. 10,000 applied to His Majefly's Ufe for arming 
and cl oath ing the Forces aforefaid) leaves a Ballance yet outftanding upon 
that Head, and not provided for, to the amount of /. 6198 4 10, befides 
which the Sumof /. 1253 i ^ 6, (xhzX. part of the faid /. 10,000 not applied 
to his Majefty's Ufe) was appropriated by the Adt of 1747 aforefaid to the 
Support of Government: By which Aft the faid Sumof/. 1253 15 6 
was direded to be funk by Intereft Money, arifing as aforefaid, as by the faid 
Ad doth appear, which Intereft Money proving infufiicient, the faid Sum of 
''• '253 15 6 remains yet unfunk, which being added to the Sum of 
/. 6198 4 10 outftanding, and unprovided for as aforefaid, leaves a Ballance 
in the whole of /. 74J2 o 4, that part of the faid /. 10,000 which is not 
provided for ; and indeed the whole /. ro,ooo is yet in the Hands of the 
Community, and the Time of its Currency between Man and Man already 
expired. Now to the faid Sum of /. 7452 o 4 (that Part of the faid 
'. 10,000 ftruck upon Loan to His Majefly for the Ufe aforefaid, and not 
provided for) mufl be added the faid Sum of /. 7850, fo given to His' Ma- 
jefly as aforefaid, (out of the faid Bills printed for exchanging ragged and 
torn Bills) made current for that Purpofe by the Ads aforefaid, and by them 
directed to be funk, by Interefl Money as aforefaid ; both which Sums a- 
mount to the Sum of /, 15,302 o 4 the Provincial Debt; principally ac- 
crued upon Account of the late War with France and Spat\ (cxclufive of 
what is due for Support of Government in all its Branches) Befides which 
the faid Sum of /. 2547 198, the remaining Part of the faid /. 10,000 
muft be, funk, hv the remainder of the Money received by the Odd Richard 

?artridg^ 



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Tartridge on AccJouht of the Province as aforefaid, as a re-imhuriement 
in Part for the faid Sum of /. 8746 4 6, that part of the faid /. 10,000 fo 
applied to His Majefty's Ufe for apming and cloathing the Forces as aforefaid. 
Which laid Sum of /. 2^47 19 8 being added to the faid Sum of 
/. 15,302 o 4, the Provincial Debt accrued as aforefaid, makes the Sum 
Tota! /. 17S'50, of Paper Bills novsr in the PolTeflion of the Publick, who 
ought to be fecured againfl Lois therein : Therefore iome eftedual Fund 
fhould be provided for finking fuch Part thereof, wherein no Provifion is 
at prefent made. And as for the faid Sum of /. 2547 19 8, the remainder 
thereof, vrherein Provifion is at prefent made, that fhould be called in and 
funk as foon as conveniency will admit. But from whence will fuch finking 
Funds derive, fincc the Funds originally defigned and fet apart for that Pur- 
pofe hive failed. The publick Funds emitted on Loan to the Inhabitants 
of the Province are tot<iily expired. Well known Experience fully con- 
vinces, us that no lolid Dtpend^^nce can be placed en the foreign Specie to re* 
lieve us tor anv confiJerab.e Time in this Exigency, that being fo frequently 
purchafed by Merchant? i X making Remittances to Britain, who hath the 
Ballance of Trade againfl us, to be only difcharged by Specie or iofeign 
Bills of Exchange, when they can be purchaled and will fuit, which is not 
always the Cafe. Bendes this the Government remains now to be fuppor^ 
ted by publick Taxes, which till very lately was for a long ferie? of Time 
fupported by Intcrefl Money arifing from the publick Funds, (now expired 
as aforelaid and will yield no more) and even in that happy Exemption from 
publick Taxes, the' Province was otherwife free from Debt ; but i.ow much 
to the reverfe, groaning under the preffure of a heavy Debt, con radfed 
upon account of the late War : Wherefore in the prefent cillirefled Exigen- 
cies (.f the Province, fuch Debt, with great Difficulty, at beft can be only 
gradually difcharged, for Remedy whereof, as alio for the future Support of 
the Government, a further Emiffion of Paper Currency will be ablolutely 
neceflary ; the Intereff of which might not only be applied to our Relief in 
the Preijiifes, but the principal or capital Stock wou'd alio be greatly ad- 
vantageous and very lerviceable to the Inhabitants of this Province in the Cir- 
culation thereof, who are daily calling aloud in pathetick and moving Terms 
foi- fuch' a fealonable fupply, which touches the Committee with the higheft 
Senie of Compaffion towards them : And indeed fhould their Complaints 
be remedied, there is much Reafon to believe, even the Britifh Mer- 
chants themfelves would likewife fhare in the happy Effcd'= ; for by the 
help of. fuch Emiffion the Inhabitants would be the better able to difcharge 
their Debts to iuch Merchants, as alfo encouraged to deal with them more 
laigeiy for the future, for by this Means they would be Furnin^ed with a 
^« (urrency of their own not likely to be drawn from them until the legal Ex- 
piration thereof, and therefore could the better fpare what little foreign 
Specie they are pofTcfs'd of, not only in Payment of their Debts already 
contraftcd, but alfo in purchafifjg futb other of the Britifh Merchandize 
which they may hereafter need. But fhould fuch Emiffion be denycd them, 
t'jcii will they be prefTed by neccffity (the Mother of Invention, and the 
f^fongeft motive on Earth) to prtfcfve fuch little foreign Specie of which 
they are lo poflefTed, and to Husband it with the beft Oeconomy imagina- 
ble. 



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bie. And although this prodigious want of Money will greitr/ cramp their 
liicluftry in the Cultivation of their Lands, and lundry other ways much 
aficclthem, not cafy at prefent to account for ; yet at the {iiine Time it will 
undoubtedly oblige them to avoid any imprudent Confamption of Brit'tjh 
luperiluities, and necc'darily put them upon making greater Ufe of, and far- 
ther improving their own domeftick M^nufadures, which would certainly, 
in fome Meafure, uftcdl the Britijh Trade. So thit upon the whole, the 
Committee are humbly of Opinion, that it would be highly incumbent on 
the Hoale, to either pafs a Bill for (iriking ai:)ther Emiilion of Paper Cur- 
rency, with a Petition anex'd to fuch Bill, praying flis MaieRy's gracious 
Allent thereto : Or othcrvvife that the fioule do Petition His Maj.ftv' to giant 
his Royal leave to our Governor to pafs iach Bill ; th it by fuch Petition to 
be tranfmitced His M.jslly, either with or without laid Biil^ tne great nc- 
celliry of fuch Currency to this Province, and the advantage the Britif}) 
Merchant wuuld rtiare t! erein ((hould it be granted us) be properly reprelent- 
ed. Ail which is humbly lubmitted to the lerious Confideration of the Hon- 
oufidble Iloufe, by 

Richard iVood^ 
Jacob Spicer, 
Aaron Lcaz.tng. 

The Houfe refolved Itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to pro- 
ceed on the Bill for JHi'port of Government. After fome time ipent therein, 
Mr. 5/'C<7ii'r rt fumed the Chair, and Mr. Ceo/', Chairman, reported, that the 
Committee had made fome further Progrefs in the Matter to them rcier- 
red, and defired leave to fit again : To which the Huule agreed. 

Ordcredy 
That Mr. Spicer, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Ogden he a Committee to infpedl 
the Agents Accounts, and inake report thereof to the Houle. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 
i 

tuefday, Mav 29. 1753. 

The Houfe met. '^ftS.' 

The Engroffed Bill entitled, An A5iio enable the Owners of the Meadowi 
and Marffjes, adjoining to and on both Siaes of Manington Cree/:, to fiop out 
the 'Tide from overjiowing tlo^j, was read and compared^ and on the Quel- 
tion, 

Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Hancock and Mr. Wood do carry the faid Bill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

The Bill entitled. An A&. for continuing an ASl^ entitledts An, A£l to 

F ''''^"- prevent^ 



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p-'Tcent Atticm of Fifteen Pcirnds^ and under, being Irought into the '•^.upream 
Court of ttisColony ; was read ihe lecoud Time and co.ninuted to Mr. Leaniing 
and I\lr. Ogdcn. 

The Ferjeant at Anns attcrding wr^s called in, and uifcrmcd the Houfej 
that he ferved the Order ot the H jufe on all the ablent Mcuibers exLcpt 
'John Low, Efq; who v/as out of the Province, and that the two otiieis laid 
they v/ould attend the Service of the Ho'jie the beginning ot ti.is Week, 

Mr. Hancock reported, that Mr. IVood and hi:nfc!f, delivered the Bill 
with them entrufttd, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe relblved itfclf into a Committee of the \YhoIc Houfc, to pro- 
ceed on the Bill J or fupport of Lovenimeiit. After lome Time ipent therein, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook, Chai mm, reported,, that the 
Committee had made fome Jurther Progrtii- in the Matttr to them referred, 
and delired leave to ht again : To wiiich the Houfj agreed. 

The- Houfe adjourned till two P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefented to the Hou!e from divers o^ the upper Sett'erson 
Wooahury Creek, letting f )rth, that the A 'ppmg the Ti ie out ot the laid 
Creek, will be a great Damage to them, and praying an Afl: tor that Purpofe 
miv not pais; which w.is reaJ, and referred to be eonliJered tomorrow 
when the hearing ot that Affair comes on. 

The Hru'c refolved itfe'f into a Committee of the whole Houfe. to prr>- 
cce 1 on xht^xW for Support of Government. After lome time Ipent therein, 
]Vlr. .S'^,«'^At r'^fumed the Chair, and Mr. Coo/J, Chairm in, reported, rh.it the 
Committee had made lome further Progrels in the Matter to them reterreJ, 
ar.d defired leave to fit again : To which the Houfe agreed. 

Mr. Learning from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill en- 
titled, yln A61 ior continuing an ASi, entitled^ An A£t to prevent Acliom of 
hifteen Pounds, and under, from being brought into the Supream Quit, &c. 
reported the lame with one Amendment, wn.ch wras read in its Place, and 
agreed to by the Houle. 

Ordered^ , 

That the faid Bill, as Amended, be engrolkd. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Wednefday, May 50. I753« ^' ^ 



The Houfe met. 

is Accounts before the H 

The 



. " The Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion laid his Accounts before the Houfe. 



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The En.grofll'd B!!!, entitled, An A5i tor ccntinulng etn Ac}, en'itkd. An 
AB to prcvnt Anions of- Fifteen Toujids and under, being brought into the 
6u^riam Court cf tbis Colony, was read and compared, ai,d on the Queftion, 

Ref-Jved, Neniine Contradicente, 
TwUt the i.iid Bill do paft. 

Ordered. 

Tiut Mr. L'iivre?ice and Mr. Ntwbold do carry the faidBill to the Council 
for Concurrence. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Laivrefice, Mr. Cool:, Mr. Leajning, Mr. Mtchk and Mr. Wood 
be a Committee to join a Comtn"ttee of the Council, to infpeft the Trea- 
lurers Accounts; and aifo to inlpecl and burn the canceller Bills, and make 
report to the flcufe ; and that Vlr. Deacon :.nd Mr. Hancock do inform the 
Council thereof, and defire them to appoint a Committee for that Pu.pole. 

Mr. Laivrence reported, that Mr, Newlwld and himfelf, dtllvered the 
Bill with them entrufted, to ti:e Speaker in Council. 

Mr, Hancock reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, delivered the Met- 
fage with them entrulled, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe rcfolved itfe'f into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to con- 
fider the prcient State c_f tiie Paper Currency. After fome Time fpent there- 
in, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook, Chairman, reported, that 
they had made fome Progrefs in the Matter to them refered ; and that the 
Committee had come to a Refolution, that a Committee of this Houle fhould 
be appointed to join a Committee of the Council on a free Conference to 
confider ot the ir.oll eftj(!l:ual way to lay the calamitous Situation of the 
Province for want of luch Currency, before His Majefty, in order to ob- 
tain his Royal Aflcnt to a new Emiffiin of Paper Bills of Credit in this 
Colony, and that the Committee deiired leave to lit again : To both which 
the Houfe agreed. 



a 



Ordered, 
That Mr. Hancock, Mr. Fifcer, Mr. Lawrence.^ Mr. Learning, Mr. Ogderiy 
and Mr. Neivbola, be a Committee to join a Committee of the Council 
on the Affair above; and that the Report of the Committee of this Houfe, 
and the Petitions. On the lame Affair, be laid before them. And that Mr. 
ELh and Mr. Holmes do acquaint the Cornell tI>ereof, and defire them to 
appoint a Committee for that Purpoie, and prefix Time and Place. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. AJl:fteId, as follows. 

Ordered, 
«■ That Mr. Leonard^ Mr. Saltar, and Mr. AJ}?fieldy be a Committee of 

« this 



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* thi? Houfe to join the Cornmittec of the H:>a!e of Auiaibly, to in.fped the 
' Trcalurers Acw mnzs, an \ alf) to iiifpeil and burn the cancelled Bills, and ihat 

* Mr. AM-Jd do acquaint the Houfe ot Afiemblv therewith. 

' Bv Order of the Houie, 
' Cou77ci!'Cban:bcr, Mjy 30 1753. Richard Llo^d,D. Clk. 

Mr, Ellis reported, that Mr, Holma, and himfelf dehvercd t;ie McfLgc 
with them- entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Petitioners for and ag inft damming the Tide out o^ IFcodhury Creek, 
according to the Order of the Day, attending, were called in, and the Al- 
ienations on both Sides fully heard, and tlien they were ordered to withdriiw. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2. P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

The Hoqfe refumcd the ConfHeration of the Peti'ion> fjr and a- 
gai:ift flopping the Tide out of Woodbury Creek^ and the feveral Aiicgatipns 
on both Sides. 

Ordered, 
That the fa id Petition for floplng the Tide out of faid Creek he difmiiTed. 

Mf. Cook ffcm the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill, entitled, /In Ail for the Trio,!, i^un'J}v}ient aid Difcharge of ServaTjfs, 
and ether indi^etit Perfons, guilty of Larcenies, &c. which was read and or- 
dered a lecoad Reading, 

The Houfs adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Tburld^y, May -^i, iyS3- 

The Houfe met. 

Two Petitions were prefented to the Houfe, one from the upper Inhabl- 
tapts and the other from the lower Lihalpitants of the County of Morn's, re- 
Oi^vving ^heir Applications to have the iaid County divided, which were read 
aQ,(;i, ordered, s, lecon(^ Reading. 

A. Petition was prefented to the Houfe from many of the Inhabitants of 
the City of Burlington, ktting fjrth the Inconveniencies ot the Law for 
repairing Highways, 6cc. in Jaid City, and praying faid Law may be repeal- 
ed, which was read, 

Ordered, 
That the Members of faid City have leave to bring in a Bill purfuant to 
^<j_ Prayer of faid Petition. 
'''" The 



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The faid Members accordingly brought in a Bill entirled, An A51 io repeal 
en Acl entitled, an Acl jor the better repairing of High%vays, Sec. which was 
read tnd ordered a fccond Readinir. 



'D" 



A Petition trom Samuel Ne-cilU Efq; was prefented to the Houfe, pray- 
ing for an Allowance for printing the additional Laws in the Bound Book, ac- 
cording to a former Order oi V:iq lioufe j which was read and ordered a 
fec&nd iltadirig. 

The Bill entitled, An A5t for the Trval, TiiniP:ment and Di 'charge of Ser- 
vants, and other indigeht 'f-.rlms. Guilty of Larcenies and other O^ences 
a^cinjt the Crown, luitbjn tie City and County of Barlingfon, was rtad the 
iecoiid Time, and committed to Mr. Stevens and Mr. Deacon. 

Mr. Spicer from the Committee appointed to examine the Agents Accounts 
reported, tivat upon a lull Inlpedion into the laid Accountt:, according to 
the befl: Lights they could get in the Affair, they have fett'.ed the fame t3 
the 9th of t'cbriia'-y J750, and find a Ballance then due to faid Agent of 
jT. 25S 4 2, Sterling. To which Report the Houfe agreed. 
Ordered, 

That the laid Sum of [^. 250 4 2, Sterling, be allowed the faid Agent, 
and inferted in the Suppi>rt Bill. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf i.ito a Committee of the whole Houfe, to pro- 
ceed on .the Bill for jupport of Govsm^nent. After fome time fpent therein, 
Mr. ^/ir^/Jrr re fumed the Chair, and \\\-.Look\ Chairman, reported, that the 
Committee had gone through the Matter to them referred, and had come 
to iuu'lry Refolution?, which he is directed to report when the Houfe will 
pleale to receive the lame. 
Ordered, 

That the R.eport be made this A.'ternoon. 

The Hoii.fe adjourn'd to 2 P. A/, 

The Houfe met. 

According to Order, Mr. Co:k reported, the Rcfolutions of the Committee 
of the whole Houfe on the Bill for fupport op Government, and jettiing the 
^otas. Sec. as follows, viz. 
Refoived, 
That the Government be fupported for One Year and Six Months, to 
commence the Twenty-Jir/l Day of November laft, and to end the Twenty" 
fi'ji Day of May next. To which the Houfe agreed. 
Rejqlved, 
That in and by the faid BUI, when pafled into a Law, there be paid. 

To His Ex,cellency Jonathan Belcher, Efqj at the Rate of Qm 
Tboufand Pounds, per Annum. 

G And 



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And on the ■.'^. .ii;or). v.helher the " rlonfe agree ' "thcr: 'o cr not? It was 
pafTc.-l i:i t;;e .-.inrmative. • -• 

Yeas. ■ Yeas N?.v?. 

^rhn Si'fje/Hy BarziUa Newhold, Robert L.'^vrcncr, 

Robert Ogdcn, . , TVilUajn Mickle, 'James FIo'kic:, 

John Varmlidlej'iaorthfj^.., Joleph Ellis. 'tVilUdm M,tt. 

'HcJidrlck FiJJjrr, 'uniliam U:0:cod, v<\\o a^l vd:c.{ for 800 /. 

D crick Dv, Ricicrd JVcod, 

CorJicliusV'anvcr!} ylaron Leatninr, 

ydvi , Dc'iccn, y/iccb Spicer, 

WidikrKL Cock, ')'Qbn Errdcy. 

To Samuel Nevill^ Efq; Second Jufticc of the Sup; e;.m Cciirt, at thd 
Rate of Tivvnty five Pounds, per Annuin. 

'. To. CZ'^r/w /^crtrf.Elq;,- Third Jafi.ice or th.e Supream Court, at the Rate 
of TiKenty five Pounds- per Annum. 

i; To Joleph JP't^rreil, Eiq; Attorney General, at the Rate of Thirty Pounds 
per Ann'jm. 

To Aiidi^eio 'j'jbn;lc:7, and Samuel Smith, Efqrs. Treafurers of this Colony, 
■each •■at the Rate s^i' Forty Pounds, per Annum. 

To Ricbara Partridge, Elq; or tho Agent for the Time being, appointed 
by the Houib of Reprclentatives, at the Rate of Eighty Pounds, per Ann. 

To Claries' Read^ Efq-, Clerk of the Council, at tiie Rate of /y/r/v Pcw;?<^j, 
per Annum. ■ j 

'^' To Jofjn Smyth, Efq; Clerk of the Circuits, at. the Rate of TiccTtty Poufids 
per Annum. , 

To Anthtiriy Elton^ Dcor-kceper of the Council, at the Rateof Zt7z Pounds 
per Annual. 

To the Governor for Houfe Rent, at the Rate of Sixty Pourids, per Ann. 

To the Chief JuRice, or any one of the Jufcices of the Suprcam C.)urt, 
for attending Circuit Court , and Courts of Oyer and 'Terminer, in the Man- 
ner prcfcribed by the- Aft, tiie Sum of Ten Pounds each Time. 

To each of the Council, for the Time they rcfpedtively have attended or 
Hull attend, at trj'S or anv other fitting dunng the fitting of General AfTembly 
within the time atorefdd, Jix Jl:idings per Diem. 

To each ot the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for their refpec- 
tive Attendance, the Sum of eight finllings^ per Diem. Alfo four pence per 
Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, for entring the Minutes fair in 
the Book, and Copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer. Alfo to Sa- 
muel Smith, Efq; one of the Clerk?, for Pen, Ink and Paper, and extraor- 
dinary Services this Sefiion, Six Pounds ; and to Abraham Clark, jun. 
Tiventy Shillings, for the iate Sitting at Elizabctb-Tcwn. 

To fniiiam Bradford oi Philaielt-hia, or any other Printer hereafter ap- 
pointed, /or printing the Minutes, of the Houfe. and Laws, pafTcd within 
the Time aforelaid, fuch Sum as Charles Rend, Ji'illiam Ccok, and Jofeph 
* &lis, Efqrs. or any two of them, fliall agree for. 

To Samuel Nevill, Eiq; £.10 13 4 for fuch additional Laws as arc ad- 
t ded to the Bound Book. - L' 

To 



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To the Serjeant at AriViS attending this Iloufe within the time afoi'efaid, 
ihrce Jliilings per Hicm. . ■ 

To the StTjcant at Arms attending the Council as aforcfaid, three jhillingi 
per Diem. 

To the Door-keeper attending this Houle, as aforcfaid, three JlAlUngi and' 
fiX peixe per Diem. 

To Rdurt OgdiU^ Efq ; Forty Shil/ings, to pay Mary Dennis for tlie Ufe 
of a lloom, Firewood and Candles, f )r the Houfe, daring the 1. ft Sitting 
at Eiizabetb Tcxn, Alio Fifteen SLiUings for a Room for the Uie of the 
Council, duriiig the faid: Sitting. - 

To Andrei:) '^chiif.cn, Efq; the Sum of Fifteen Shilh'vgs per Week, to 
pay for the Ulc of a Room, Firewood and CandL-s for the Council, during 
this or any other Sitting of the General AlTcnibly within t e Lid Term. 

To each of the Memb';rs of the Houfe, the Sum of fix /killings per 
Diem, for the Time they have relpectivelv atterded, or fhall attend at this 
or any other Sitting within the Time aforelaid. 

To the Perfons procuring and copying Papers relating to the Fundamental 
Conflitu"ion ff th:E C dony, acco.ding to the Directions of the \(Xy pur 
fence half ferny per Sheer, rcckonii^g Ninety VVoid> to the Sheet. 
' To Richard Partridge^ E'q; in fuii of his Account to the 9th of Febru- 
^n '^7S'^'> jC- 25'i 4 2, Sterling. 

To ill! which Articles th; Houfe feverallv agreed. 

Ordered, 
Xhat the f.^d Bill, be EngrofTcd. 

Whereas it is Fart of the ConCitution of thi= Colony, and (we are in- 
fo.-med) hath been acknowledged as fuch in the Infliudionr to all the Go- 
vernors of this Prov nee ever fmce the furrender of the Government, that 
the AfTemblies of this Colony fliouid he called to fit alternately at Ainboya.nd 
Burlington, and the Governors Refiding it other Parts of the Pi oviuce has 
fometimes been the Means of the Ailembly's being called to fi: ellcvvhere, 

Refohed, Nemine Contradicente, 
That after the Death or Removal of the prel'ent Governor, it ought to be 
an Article in the Support Bills, that the Sums appropriated for the Gover- 
nor's Houfe Rent, be given on this Condition, that he refides at Amboy or 
Burlington. 

The Houfe refolved itfdf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to fur- 
ther confider the prefent State cf the Paper Currency. After fome Time fpent 
therein, Mr, Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook, Chairman, reported, 
that the Committee had come to a Refolution to link the whole Sum now- 
Current in Bills of Credit, by a Tax oi Fifteen liundred Pounds per Annum, 
provided a new Emillion of Bills of Credit cannot be got, and defired leave 
to fit again : To which the Houfe agreed. 



JO 53t Ordered^ 



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Ordered^ 
That Mr. Mott, Mr. Sp'icer, Mr. F//Z'cr, Mr. Hmccck and Mr. .Oj-(/c«, 
be a committee to bring in a Biil^or viaking Provifionto fmkthe Bilh cj Cre- 
dit of this Colony. 

The Bill entitled, An A51 for repealing an y^J? for repairing IJiglways, 
&c. in the Towt? of Buuins^on, was read the fccond Time, ana commitied 
Jo Mr, Ncwkld and Mr. Fanvorjl. 

The Houle adjoarn'd till to-morrow morning nine o'Clock. 

Friday, jfune i. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

The two Petition? from the County of Morris, praying for Liberty to 
build a Court Houle, or to have their County divided, was read the lecond 
Time. 

And Mr. Em/ey praying leave to bri;ig in a Bill purfuant to the faid 
Petition. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. kmley have leave accordingly. 

Mr. Emiey purfuant thereto, brought in a Bill entitled, /In A3 to ereB the 
Northrtn and IVefiern Parts of Morris County into a Jeparate Couiity^ which 
was read and ordered a lecoad Reading. 

„r-*r - r - ' • - * 

A Meffage from the Council by Mr. Saltar^ acquainting the Houfe, that 
t;he 'Council have pafled, the Bill entitled, An A£i for the further revival 
and continuance of an A5l entitled. An Acf for the Relief of poor di/irefjed 
Pr I /oners for Debt. 

And alio, the Bill entitled, An A5l to enable the Owners of the Meadows 
and Mar/Jjes adjoining to and on both fides of Manington Creefi, to flop out 
the Tide from overflowing them. 

**' And alio, the Bill, entitled, An A£l for continuing an ASl, entitled, An ASi 
to prevent ASiions of Fiftien bounds and under, being brought into the Su^ream 
Court of this Colony. 

Mr. Saltar alfo brought from the Council, the Bill entitled. An A5l for 
cfSuftng Overfeers of the Highways, with two Amendments thereto, which 
fifeingread in' tTieir Places, were agreed to by the Houfc. 
^- '''Ordered, 

That tlie faid Bill, as amended, be engrofled, 

,.:,rf-rrA » & 

Two Petitions from the Freeholders Inhabitants of the County of Middlefex^ 
praying for a new Emiflion of a P^per Currencv, for feveral juft and impor- 
tant Realons therein let forth, were read and referred to the Committee ap- 
p'blnied \o conHder the State of the Paper Currency, 

Mr. 



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Mr. Mott acqiSasnted thz Hoafe, that he had been credibly informed that 
a Cdnimlffioh had iffjed to Enoch Ariderjorh, appoirtting him Sheriff of the 
County of Himtirdoriy when the laid 'AtfderUjir was' not a Refident according 

Law. '" "'"-' " ■" ' ■ ' 

Ordered, 
That tiic fame be referred to the Committee of Grievances, 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2 P. M. 

The Houle met. 

The Bill entitled, An AEl'lo creSl the Northren and. V/eftern Tarts of the 
Ccanty of Movvhifiio a fcparate County, V!k^tts.d ihcitcondT'imey and com- 
mitted to Mr. Stevens and IVIr. jGhnlloji. 

Mr. New'wld (rom the Committee to whom was committed the Bill en' 
titled, An AJl to repeal an A£i entitled, an Acl jor repairing HighwaxSy 
&c. in the 'Town cf Burlington, reported the fc.ms with feveral Amend- 
ments, which vrere read in their Places and agreed to by the Houfe. 

'■» •jj'-;.v ■ , 

Ordered, 

That the laid Bill, as amended, be Engroffed. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe from feveral of the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the County of Monmouth, praying for a Law to encourage 
thie Killing of Crows and Black Birds, which was read and ordered a lecond 
Reading. 

The EngroiTed Bill entitled, An A5l for fupport of Government of His 
Maf^fly's Cc/o'ny of Kew-Jcrley, to commence the Twenty-firft Day of No- 
vember, One Jhoujand Seven Hundred and Fifty 'Two, and to end the Twenty fir/i 
Day of May One Tkoufand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four, ana to dif charge the 
publick Debts and the Arrearages and Contingent Charges thereof ; a'7d for 
fettling of the ^otas in the refpeSiive Counties and levying of a Provincial 
Tax, was read and compared, and on the QuefliOn, 
Refohed, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fifier, Mr. Wetheril, Mr. Emley and Mr. Newboldi do carry the 
jfaid Bill to the Council for Concurrence. 

Mr. Stevens from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, en- 
titled, yJn A51 for the Tryal and Punifhment of Servants, &c. conviBed of 
Critnes in the County of Burlington, reported the lame without any Amend- 
ment, and on t!ie Queftion whether the faid Bill be engrofled or not ? It 
was carried in the Negative, 
Ordered^ 
That the faid Bill do lie on the Table. 

H The 



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...Tbe EngroiTed Bi!lef;tltled, ^i« ^/.f? 'o repi-ni en /iti, entitled, Jn Jci 
for better repairing and amending tb: pubiich Highways, Roads, Streets^ IVharff^ 
and Bridges 'within the 'To'wn of Burlington, \va.s read and co!np«red, and on 
t.he Qaeftion, 
Relchcd, 
Th:t the Bill do p,\fs. 

Ordt-red^ ■. ^ 

Th.it Mr. Newbold and Mr. Deacon do c irry the faid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. :.. '>..i •' , 

, Mr., F/,*^r reported, ^that ^Tr. Pf'etberill, Mr. Emky, Mr. Newbold, and 
himielf, delivered the Bill with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council, 

Mr. Newhold reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf, delivered the 
Bill with thexiientruftcd, to the 'Speaker in Council. 

. ^i". Cook from, the Committee appoi.^ted for that Parpoie, brought in the 
JDraught of an Aiidrefs to his Exceiiency, which was read- Paragraph b/ 
Paragraph^ and f)n1e Amendments being made thereto in the Houlc. 
Ordered, 
That the fame, as amended, be engrofled. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Gock. 

'nl 
Saturday, June 2. 1753- 

The Houfe met. 

TFie Bill ^ngrofTed wltn the Councils Amendments, entitled, An A3 fcr 
ekufmg Overjeers of the Highways, was read and compared, and on the 
Queftion, 

Refohedj ., . - > 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. E'n'ey and Mr. Deacon do carry the laid Bill to the Council. 

The Engroffcd AdclreG to his Excellency was read and compared, 
, Ordered, , 
That the laid Addrefs be Signed by Mr, Speaker. 

Qrder^^, 

That %\x. WftheriU and Mr. Wood do wait on hiis Exceiiency, and detire 
to know wKcri lie will be waited on with the laid Addrcls. 

Mr. Wct^'ill reported, that Mr. iVood and himfcif, delivered the Mellige 
with them entruftcd to his Excellency, who was pleafed to lay, he would 
let the floufe know when he would reccivJ the Addrefs, as (oon as he 
had a fufficient Council in Town. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Mott frorr. the Committee appointed' for that Purpofe, brought in a 
Bill entirleH, An JlSi for levying a Fund, at different Periods by Provincial 
'Taxes, for finking the Hum of Fifteen Tl.^oufand Ffjree Hundred and two ^Pounds 
tnd four Pence, noiv out flandrv^ in Bills of Credit made Current for His 
Miijejty's Service in the: late War, wiiich was read and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Petition from tlie County of \Ionniofith, praying for a Law to encou- 
rage the Killing of Crows and Black. Birds, was read the lecond Time and 
referred to further Confideratioa. 

( 
Mr. Smith defired leave to poftpone the bringing in the Bill relating to 
Bridges ia Mlddlcjcx till next Scfiion, 
Ordered^ 
That Mri Smith have leave accordingly. 

The Hou(e adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 

Monday, June 4. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition was prefen*^ed to the Houfe from the Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of MonmQUth, praying for a new Emiihoa of Paper Currency, for 
feveral juft and important Reafons therein fet forth, which was read and. 
referred to the Committee appointed to coafider the State of the Paper Cur- 
rency. 

The Bill entitled An Aci for levying a Fund, Sec. for Jinking the Bills of 
Credit, &c. was read a fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of 
v.he whole Houfe, 

The Houfe refolved itfelr into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to con- 
fider on the Bill for providing d Fumi to fink the Bills of Credit. After fome 
time ipent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook^ Chairman, 
reported, that tficCommittee had gone through the Matter to them referred, 
and had made lundry Amendments to the ^aid Bill, which were read in 
their Places and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That iht faid Bill, as Amended, be engrofled* 

The Houfe adjourn'd till nine O'Clock to-mOrrow Morning. 

'^"(Jd^y, >«' 5. J753- 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Emley reported, tliat Mr. Dedcon and hitnfclf, deiivcred the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Mr. 



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Mr. Stevens from thtCon-imiti-ee to whom was comn-sitted the Bill forereSi- 
w^ibe upper PhrtS-vf Movr\^'-jhfo a jepnYate Coiinly, bft'ke 'Name oj SulTcx, re- 
ported the fame. ;vv.irh feveivthvAfeendmrenie, which were rend in their Places, 
and fevera! nthei'v:AmeridiSi.eii;ft' beir.g mude "tliereto i tithe Houfe, 
j.\V\ Qr'iie'red;-'<- '■■ ■ \ ^.\W>i I'i u Va »u - 
hiiTJiat thd faid Bill as- abiseflded" be'ER'gVoiTe'd, 

A Mefligc from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Coun.cil, ac- 
quatimng tlvi Houfe, thh't Ms Bxteliency is in the Council Chamber, ready \ 

to receive the -Addrds or' the Houfe. Wliercipon Mr. Speaker leh the 
Ci.air, a:id w'-tli the Houfe went to wait upon hi:5 Excellency. Being re* 
turned, Mr. Speaker returned the Chair, aiid reported, that he had dehvered 
tbeJdiii'Addrefs:to-lris EjicelteHcv, in the follow in » \Vords-. ■'- 

To His Excellnxy JONATHAN BELCFIER, £7; Captain General and 
Governor in Chief, in and over the PrSvihce of NcWa Caeierea or New-Jer- 
fcy, and •Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor ami Vice Ad- 
miral in the j-a:ne^ t\.\. 

The Plumbic ADDRESS of the Reprefentatives of the faid Province 

in General Allembly met. 

May it plcafe \'our KxccUency, 
▼ -71 ^' E HisMajeftv'smoi^ dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Reprefentatives of 
\' \ the Colony of iVe'ry-yfr/t^' in General AlTembly met, bcg'eave to obfervc 
to your Excellency, thatwe are'wellpleafed \our Healtliisfo f^r tnab;inied,asto 
eniible you to meefus at this Place, whereof Courfe the Aflembly ought to lit ac- 
cording to our prefent Conftitution, which being preferved inviolable, will al- 
ways be moft agree.;ble to us and thofe we reprcfent. And in conformity 
to what we faid to youf Excellency at our lad Sitting, refpeding a revifal 
of cur Laws, we have fince that taken the fame into our further and moft 
ferious Confideration, and have likewife confulted cur Conftituents thereon ; 
but do not find luch revifil ncceffary, feeing that hath been fo lately done, 
with which His M.ijefty could not be acquainted when the Inftrudlion to 
your E>cellency upon that Head was iflued : However to put this Matter be- 
yond a Doui)t, we have ordered a new Book containing the Body of our 
Laws, as revifed, to be tranfmitted the Lords. CommifTioners for Trade and 
Plantation ; whereby their Lordihips will fee our Laws are as well revifed as 
can be expefted from an Infant Colony ; which will, in our Opinion, in- 
duce them to believe nothing further upon this Head is at prefent neceflary. 
Hovvever we acknowlege with Gratitude His Maieily's paternal Care over 
us in this refpeifl j and return your ExceUency our Thanks for recommend- 
ing it to our mature Confideration. 

We are forry to hear fo often of the Riots and Tumults within this Colony, 
and beg leave to afTure your Excellency, that this Houfe have always looked 
upon thofe Dilorders with great Abhorrence : And muff obferve, that feveral 
Perpetrators of them have been confin'd in Gaol, and petition'd for fuch Tryals 

as 



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a^ hv the ordinnry courfe cf Juftice they efteemed thcmfclves entit'ed til* 
And riie late Houie of Aflcmbly on the 14th of 0£lcber 1749, app'itd to 
vour Excellency for ifluing a Ipecial CommiiTjon for trying tho!e Petitioneis, 
wN.ich vou did not fee proper to grant, iio": thinki ig it (as you was plc-.iled to 
lay) confilient ivith the Honour of His Miijc/ly's Gjvamr.ent, or the Peoc'e of 
the Pro"jince to to do, as by your Mefljge to tliat Hou(e of Frrbruaty 2 2d. 
1749-50 doth appear ; ^vheVein y^u inforrn'd them, that the Gentlemen of 
his Alajelly's Coajicil were o|- Opinion, iuch ConiinifTion might not be sr^int- 
ted. However the then Koufe by their Addrefs of 22d. of the lame Ichru- 
cr\\ appeared different jn Fentiment, and intimated the granting iu<^ Com- 
miirion as a, Matter of Importance towards fupprcfTii g the Sp'rit of Tu- 
mult ; ufgirig that fpeedy Trials tor the !^u,-,i(h:r.e: t of Vil!any, Iddom fat- 
ed of Iiaving a due effesft upon the Minds of the Populace ; with wh ch 
we at p efent concur. For when C^ffenders are fpeedily brou-^ht to Juftice, 
it mufl certainly deter others from committing the like OfR-nces : But if 
fufFered to_ efcape with Impunitv, it not only prompts them to perfevcre^ 
but alio m.;y induce otl.ers to imitate their evil Pradices, through the 
hopes cf Indulgence. No.v had that Comtr.ifTion beeii granted, and the Fer- 
foi.s who had petitioned therefor, been brought to Trial, und if found Gijiity 
rtc^ivei Punidiment adeq'i..tj to their Crimes, it might have greatlv con- 
duced t-o.vards lupprefliiig this Spirit of Tumult as al eady lugiicfted ; nay 
perhaps it might have prov:.d an eftedual Cure. And we.ituy further ob- 
krvc, that your EvceiLncy h.s neither acquainted us, nor have we been i.- - 
formed of anv Rijts being committed (on the old C)nte/l about Lands, the 
principal Spring of all thule Diloid.rs) fince the refcuing Siwo'i IV.aff frcrri 
out of Gaol, which you was pleafed to tell us of Jaft Winter at Eu2:u6ett~ 
Tcivn; which Facft was committed about thirteen Months part, and tho' fj' 
long fince committed, yet have we not hitherto heard of any of the PtrJons 
concerned therein, being brought to Punifhmcnt j nor do we underftaiidj 
tliat any Attempt has been madi for trying them, or any other of the Ri- 
oters : Which, in our humble Opinion, evidently imp'ics a failure in the Per- 
fons appointed to put the Laws in Execution, not to be extenuated bv any 
pretence for the waiit of a Law to juftify them in proceeding againfl thole 
Offenders ; for we apprehend it will be granted, the Laws now in bei. g are 
fufficient for that Purpofe : And therefore wc think it advifeable for your 
Excellency to prefs ti.e Trials of the Perpetrators of thofe Diiorders, upon 
the Officers intrufled with the Execution of the Laws. Until that be done, 
and they exert themfelves therein, we hope no further Application will be 
made to us on this Headj neither did we eflecm it neceflary at thi<^ Time, 
feeing the Colony is in a State of Tranquility, for any Thing we knenvj 
and why this Matter fliould be again recommended to us, we cannot tc1t, 
but are unwilling lo much as to imagine it can be done wjth any View, to 
flir up His Mujtfty's Refentment againft ns, with whom we would ever ftand 
in the moft favourable Light. And we doubt not but his Roval Wildom 
and Goodnefj, will gracioufly incline him to fearc'h out the true Caufe of 
thoie Lte unhappy Diloidcrs, and if he finds them to be owing to Matters 
of private Property, and a failure in the Execution of the Laws, a3 wc 
ellecm the Cale to be, then will he not impute any blame to us, or our Po'- 

I teri^ 



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terity, but botli wc and they muft flill ftand intercftcd in li!s Royal fa- 



vour. 



We have cirefully enquired into what Laws are already expired, and near j 

C'<'piring, and among tiie refl do find the Mititia /.cl is one, :,nd have paft ' 

Biils fjr reviving and continuing that, aiid all others under the hlic CiiCum- 
ftances } to which we pray your Excellency's Ailcnt. 

We have made a careful and thorough enquiry in'o the State of our Paper 
Bi.ls, and fin.i the C irrency of thole cm.tte i on Loan to the Ii hi- 
bitants of this Colony expired between Man and Man tlie 25'h of March 
iafl O. S. but are to be received bv the Comifiioncrs of the Loa'-Olilce, 
and the TreafuT^er of the relpedive Diviiions of this Colony, for fix Months 
thereafter, in which Time we h-ive rca!on to be/ieve they will be p«id 
ill according to the Tenor of the Laws by which they were iflj-d ; and 
then a Currency will be compleatly p.. id in, v^hich hath been of great 
Service t > this C)lonv, maintain d i.s Credit without F.udation, and the 
want of which will be bat too fvinfibly experienced. 

A? the Funds at firft defigncd for finking the Paper Bills (flruck on Loan to 
his X'Lj>.fty and orhervvife given to Aid liim in the late War) have 
p.i icipitlv failed, lo we hive ordered a Bill to be br u jht in, for fup- 
piying their Deficiency b^ raifiig a proper Fund h r finking all thofc 
Bills, wnereby the PodciT)rs thereof will lee they are in no dinger of lofs 
therein, which miy give Life to their Currency untiil the T'ime of their 
beiig (unk. But as the Colony is now gr^tely involved ii Debt upon Ac- 
count of the late War, the Paper Currency heretofore emitted on Loan 
to the Inhabitants thereof, is already expired, the Int.reft of which for a 
long (cries of Tim^ dilcharged the Provincial Taxes ; and feeing no folid dc- 
pendance can be placed en the foreign Specie, that being fo liable to be 
drawn hence tor making Remittances to Britain, and as the Inhabitants of 
the Colony art daily pra,'ing for another EmifTjon of Paper Currency, who 
have the truen Senfe of thjir own Wants; fo under all thele exigencies it 
is abfo.utely neceflary, not only for our Relief in the Premiles, and for grant- 
ing the Prayers of the People, but alio for the future Support of Govern- 
ment, that inch Emifiion (h ould be granted, and therefore we fliall not 
d jubt your Excellency 's beft Endeavours for obtaining it. 

We have part a Bill for fupport of Government, nni futply of the Treafury, 
vherein we hope all concerned, will believe we have aded according to 
the good Rules, of Reafon and Juftice. 

We readily confefs the general Intercfl: of the Colony, and that of pri- 
vate Affairs, naturally prets us to the fpeedieft Dilpatch in all fuch Things 
as have, or ihall come before us this Sefii,)n ; and to the End the fame may 
be fhort and beneficial, we on our Part not only have endeavoured, but 
ihall endeavour to promote the belt Candour and Harmony, hoping the other 

Brunches of the Legiflature will concur with u& heiciu. 

Th« 



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\ 
• 



The Engr.'fied Bill entitled, Ja A^ for levying of a Fund at i^f-revt 
Per-iods by Pro'-cu del Taxes, for Jinking the Sum of Fifteen Ikoujana Ljree 
Hundred and two Pcundi and four I'ence, no"J} outjtarding in BilU of Credit 
made Current for his Majejiy's Sef^ice in the late t'Fur, was read and coii.- 
pared, and on the Qusllion, 
Rejolved, 

Thit the Bill do pafs. 
Ordered^ 

That Mr. Deacon, Mr, Newbold, Mr. 0-den, and Mr. Holmes^ do ca-ry 
the faid Bid to the Council tor Concurrence. 

Mr, yfflfiAd brought from the Council the Bill entitled, /.n AEl to rrp"sl 
end exp'aiv f.irt of an JSl entitled, a JuppUnantary Acl to the Acl, entuud^ 
an Act to prevent the killing of Deer cut of Heafon, and againfi carrying of 
Guns and hunting by Perl'jns vot quahji'd, togctner wi.ti lundry ArncaU 
nients thereto, which were read in ihcir Piaccs and agreed to Hy the iloule. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill as amended by the Council be engrofled. 

Mr. AJl.jidd alfo brought the following Meflage from the Council. 

Ordered, 
' That Mr. A;lfteld 60 acquaint the Hon'e of AfTemblv, thaf this Hiufe 
' having taken into ConfiJeration the MciTage of that Houfe ot Tbundaf 

* laft, requefting a free Conference with a Committee o\ this H mfe, have 

* appointed Mr. Rodman, Mr. Johnflcn, and Mr. Saltar, to be a C )mmittee 

* of this Houfe for that Purpofe, and that four o*CIock this At ernoon, at th« 

* Houle of Jonathan Thomas, be the Time and Place of meeting. 

' By Order of the iloufe, 
* Council Chamber, June Sy 17 S3- Richard Lloyd, D. Clk. 

Mr, Ogden reported, that Mr. Deacon, Mr. Nnobold, Mr. Holmes and 
himfelf delivered the Bill with them entrufted to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till to-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Weinefday, June 6. I7^3« 

The Houfe met. 

The EngrofTd Bill entitled. An A£i for ereSfing the upper Parti of 
Morris County in New- Jerfey into a feparate County, to be called the County of 
SufTc^x, and for building a Court Houfe and Gaol in each of Jaid Louuties^ 
was read and compared, and on the QucflioD, 
Relolved, 
Th .t the Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. M'M and Mr. Emley do carry the iaid Bill to the Council for 
Concurrence. 



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!J'he Bill re-.cn^rQlTi'd \vlth the Councils Amcr.d.-r.ent?, entitled, Ai A5i 
ip r(^!eajaiid explain '^ a/ 1 of an A 51 £ntitU-a^ yl lupplemet.tary j^Jl to the 
u[if} e>i\4lf<^, An A5i,t.q prevent il:w. Killing ,0/- Dtercut cf Scajon,h.c. was 
read aiid conipired, a.nd .pu thsQueftiun, 

That the laid Bill do oafs. .' i' 

Oriiered, 
.,!J^-i^tjMf: J^fljp^/l M\d iMr. Deacon dp carry the iaiJ Bi'il to the Council' 

Mr. Mott reported, that Mr. E>nky a'ld hiiiifclr, ddivered the Bill with 
^^ei^i cii^triiftcd, to the Speaker. hv Council, 

,V,, / ■■ ■■■ ^v . 

'\i.^K':J(-SPWfi j;ep(^r^e,4 , Jthat Mr. Deacon and himfe'f, delivered the 
Bi'4 .wi^i ^l)g9i Pv^wfte^, iP the Speaker in (jouncil. "\*'-^ 

.-/ , : ^n's 'r ■ ' ' --> ■.;_■■ 
Mr. 5v////'" praved leave to have the fccond Reading of the Petition for a 

Bridge over Raf^iiy RfS''?r.. deferred till i.ex: bciriuil.- 

Ordcrfd, 

That if lp.£d§r9rrj4..^^<fojdJ0;gty. " 

A MelTige from the Council by M-. A/Jj/i-U, rc^uaintine the Houfe, that 
tbf, Ppp ifii h^ye [<.i%^ '•}];i£ Bill /c/t Support 0^ ti/vemmmf- -, and the Bill 

^^Kr/Mfik^S^'^V S'^ iH^^^M'4- -^^ ^^ hfthe repairing. anA amenuing thj Highw^is, 
&(R,//;^^^^'Wft;(?^ .^fJillgliQA, vviiihuut any Anie^ • 

: •;'-: ."I' J j: ^v' •'* .tj'".^/ ,• . ' f fit; •.•.^V'.'. ji\ .il/i . 

, llfir. )^,z^^ ,^pg^' ,i^i Con^mittge appoiiited ^r th.it Punpofe, ma<ie the 
fojfovving Kepp5^ , 

' Orderta. 
* Tfhi'it^l/^f^i^^-Pt^fffyL Efq; frcm the C9^nv.t^^® appointed to meet a 

* Committee of the Counc.l, to coiifi-ler the mv)^ efftdua! Means for ob- 

* tjilniiiig ^^e ^9^al ^^j^v'^.c, to a ne.\y EniifiiJa of IPiiper Currencv in this l^f'o- 
' vincj^, (^i^^-jjjii^jgk thp^ Gcftcfaj; Aff^nfibly, that the laid Co«iUTiit.tees-huv». 

* met and lerioully corifi-icred the M.aters to them referred ; and on the 
' wh )Ie thjf^Coyiii^iiiitte? ef^ft'era, ^t advilab^^ fjc the. Ifiouki of' Aflcmbly to 

* Petition His Majclly thu ht will be gracioufly p'cifed to give leave to his 

* Governor of this Coioivy. to pal,s_ a Law i.Qriui;h. Emiilion.' 

To which Report he Houfe'agreedi Nemine Contra3icentee, 

\, - (^d^'re^jt --^y^' t^V Wi 

TI^^tj\Jr^ LiffljTutjv^ ly^r. 5/>/V^ aftd' Mr. Emky be- a Gonimjctee' tp pts^, 
paf?,a, Pr^iug^ o| fuqlj, I^^tition. 

The Houfc refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfei tocpn- 

fider the Grievances of the Colony. After fome time. Ipenti therein, Wy. 

Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cook^ Ch lirman, reported, that the 

CfMtiMtf^^h>d;ConiJ,dfi;fdi tJ>eJtifoi;in,^tion rgfp.^i'jg thejAsppoiiUmtnt, of 

£,iiOcb Anderjon to be Sheriff of the County of Hunter don^ and^ that;; th^. 

Coinmittec 



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Committee are of Opinion, if the faid Anderfcn is appointed to that Sta- 
tion, it is a Grievance ; he not having been Refident in the faid County for 
three who!e Years immediately preceeding his being fo appointed, and there- 
fore contrary to the Direflions of an A£t of General AflembI /, entitled, 
An A£i to oblige the fevera! Sheriffs cf this Colony of New-Jerfev to grce 
!Securit\\ take the Oaths or Aff.nnations therein diretled for the Dilcbarge of 
their Offices, and to prevent their too long continuance therein : And as fuch 
appointment, if made, is not agreeable to the Diredions ot the faid A<3:, 
tliis Committee is of Opinion is a Grievance, and will report it to theHoufe 
to make Application to his Excellency to redrefs the lame. 

To which the Houfc agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Mott and Mr. EmJey do wait on his E>ccel!ency and acquaint 
h;m, that this Houle have been credibly informed, thit Enoch Anderlon hath 
received a Commi/rion for the Office of Sheriff lor the County of Hunterdon^ 
altho' he hath not been a Refident in the faid County for three whoie 
Years immediately preceedii^g his being appointed to the faid Office, which 
the Houfe are of Opinion, is contrary to the Diredlions of the late Sheriff 
A<ft, and a Grievance to the Publick, which the Houle prays his Excellency 
will Ipeedily Redrefs. 

The Houfe adjourned till two P. M. 

The Houl'c met and adjourn'd till to-morrow morning nine o'CIock. 

Thurfday, June j, lysS- 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Mott reported, that Mr. Emley and himfelf delivered the Meffige 
with them entrufted, to his Excellency, who was pleafed to lay, the Houle 
fhould hear from him. 

A MelTage from the Council by Mr. Leonard acquainting the Houle, that 
the Council have palled the Bill for levying of a Fund at different Perioas^ &c. 
and the Bill for diviaing Morris County, without any Amendment. 

Mr. Learning from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought ia 
a Draught of a Petition to His Majefly, which was read and ordered afecond 
Reading. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to 2. P. M. 

K The 



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The Hcufe met. 

The Draught of a Petition to His Majefty was read the fecond Time, and 
feveral Acnendmenii, being made thereto, 

Ordered^ 
That the fannse, as amended, be Engroffed. 

Mr; Ciokont of the Perfons appointed to draw for the Money in the A- 
gents Hands, inloroxed the Houle, that the Bills were moft of them (o'.d, 
and produced a Receipt from Andreiv "Jobnfion^ Efq; Treafurer of tl-.e Eaft- 
ern Divitijn, certifying that he had received the Sura of 'Thirteen Hundred 
end Forty Pounds^ Proclamation Money, on that Account. 

Ordered^ 
That die King's Printer of this Colony do forthwich Print three Hundred 
and thirty ioar Copies of tne Laws which may be puffed this Seniv>n, and 
fend iJrjree JHuadred and four of theoi as loon as poffibife to the Icveral 
IViembers of diis Houic, 



FoftbeUfe of Middkfex, 


25 


GkaceJJer 25. 


Mofifoontb, 


36 


Salem 1 1 


EJex 


16 


Cape- May j^ 


^inerfet 


«<» 


Hunterdon 3 1 


Bergen 


17 


Morris 30 


Burimgton 


50 


Cumberland 21. 



To be diflributed in each County as fisllows. 

To the Members each 1 CoHcdor of each County i 

Firtl Judge of the County i Colledor of each Precindt i 

derk of- the Countv i Aflefljrs each r 

"Gierk of' each Prcciad i Cleric of each Corporation r 



Mayors each 



£ 



And the f^id Printer fhall fend the Remainder to either of the Trealurers 

to be given as follows. ■■_ 

To the Governor 4 Treifurers each 1 

Eadi of the Council i Attorney General i 

Each of the Judges of the ? CkJiics of the Houfe each i 

Supream Court 5 ^ Clerk of the Council i 

Clerk of faid Court for ? The Agent 4 

each Oifice S ^ 

Ordered, 
That the faid Printer Print 273 Set of the Votes of the Houfe this 

Seffion 



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Seflion, as foon as conveniently he can, and fend 48 to the Treafurer of 
the Weftern Divifion, to be diftributed as follow?. 

To the Governor B 

Each of the Council 2 
The Agent 6 

The Officers of the 7 
Houfe and Council each ^ 

And that the Printer deliver to the Members of the Houfe, or their Or- 
der, as loUows, 



For Perth- Amboy 


10 


Burlington City 


lO 


MidJIefex 


iS 


Burlington County 


16 


Monmouth 


30 


Gloucefier 


16 


Ejjex 


^5 


Salem and Cumberland 


20 


bomerjet 


18 


Cape- May 


12 


Bergen 


16 


Hunterdon and Morris 


36 



The Houfe adjourn'd till nine o'Clock to-morrow Morning. 

Friday y June 8. 1753. 

The Houfe met. 

The Engrofied Petition to His Majefly was read and compared. 

Ordered^ 
That the fame be Signed by Mr. Speaker, and tranfmitted to the Agent of 
this Colony to be laid before his Majefty, by the Committee of Corre- 
Ijxjndents. 

And the faid Petition is as follows. 

To the KING'S moji Excellent Majejly. 

The Petition of the Houfe of Reprefentatives of the Colony of New-Jerfey 

in General AJjembly met, 

Moll humbly Sheivethy 

THAT the frequent Remittances to Great-Britain oi the foreign Specie, 
drains their Colony thereof, and renders a Currency of our own ab- 
fuiucely neceiTary ; which induced the Legiflature here in the Years 1730 
and 1733, to pals two Afts of General Allembly for emitting on Loaa 
'Sixty 'Jboufand Pounds in Bills of Credit, to both which Ads your Majefty 
was gracioufly p,!eafed to give your Royal Affent on the 4th of May jyj^t 
and the Bills emitted on tiie Adf of 1730, have long fince been funk ac- 
?,Qrditi!g to the Tenor of that Ad: And the Currency of thofe emitted oa 

the 



( 40 ) 

the AO: of 1733, expired between M.in ?.nd Man the 25th of Marco lafl, 
O. S. However by the Tenor ot fuid Aft thofe of them yet outOan ling, 
are to be received tor Six Months after, by the Commifhoners of the Loan 
Office and the Treafurers of the refpedfive Divifions of this Colony, in 
which Time there is no Pvcalon to doabt but that the fmali Part remaining 
will be fully paid in according to the Diredions of the laid Ad ; and then 
an End will be pnt to a Currency .which hath conftantly maintained its Cre- 
dit, and been of great Service to the Publick. 

That in Obedience to your Royal Pleafure, fignified by the Duke of New- 
cafile, and throu-jh a becoming Zeal for the Succels and Glory of your 
Majefl:y's Arm?, in the late War againft the Forces of hrance and Spain, 
this Colony hath exerted itfelf to the utmoft of its ability, and befide other 
Sums advanced on thole Occailois, is now aduallv invoked in Debt upon 
Account thereof the Sum of Fitteen Thouland three Hundred and two 
Pounds and four Pence, which for want ot other Funds wherewith to raife 
it, was difchargid by Paper Bills made Current at different Times for that 
Purpofe, yet remaining to be funk. 

That as no fure Dependance can be placed on the foreign Specie for 
finking tlie faid Bill, lolbrrie other Pro vifion more certain is abfolutely ne- 
ceflary to be made. 

That as the Intereft of the Paper Currency (which for a long feries of 
Time fupported the Government) will henceforth yield no further Relief, 
and as the Colony is involved in Debt upon Account of the late War, thofe 
Circumftances concurring, will render it unable to fupport Government fo 
amply as heretofore, unlcls efFedually relieved. 

That if the Colony is not timely fupplied with a Paper Currency, a fcene 
of Want and deep Diftrefs will inevitably enfue ; and indeed has already 
found utterance in th.e repeated Complaints of a needy People, exhibited to 
this Houfe by fundry Petitions, wherein they reprclent their Diftrefs (who 
have the trucll: Sei^ife of their own wants) and pray for another EmifTion of 
Paper Currency in Terms moft moving and truly afJeding to your Majefty's 
Petitioners, which excite our Pity and Compafhon towards them, and 
the rather becaufc we know their Complaints are genuine and unaffedled. 

That fuch EmifTion of Paper Currency, if granted, would not only yield 
Relief in the Premifes, bnc might alio prove Beneficial to the Britifh IVIer- 
chants themfelves, facing it will not only be ftruck upon a Ikble Founda- 
tion, and therefore not liable to fink in Value, but will alfo enable the In- 
habitants of this Colony to difcharge their Debts already contraded for 
Hritifh Merchandize, and likcvvife enable then) to deal more largely for fuch 
Merchandize for the future, then tliey could otherwife do ; for by this 
Means th.ey will be furnifhed with a Currency of their own, not liable to 
be drav/n from them until the legal Expiration thereof, and therefore can 



..ft 



the 



( 4f ) - 

the better fpare that little foreign Specie of which they are poflciTed ; not 
on'v in Paynient of fuch Debts alre.:dy cor.tradted, bu:: alfo in purchasing 
luch other of tlie EritiOi Merchandize which they may hereafccr need. 

May it pkafe your Majeft^y^ 

For crab'ing this Colony to fink the Bills of Credit aforefaid, made cur- 
rent for the .^'ervice of the late War ; alfo for enabhng the Colony to fupport 
Government as amply as heretofore ; likewife for relieving the Dhfrefles of 
a needy People, and finally for the real Advantage of the Britifli Merchants 
themlelves, we your Majcfty's Petitioners, with great Humility implore you 
to grant your Royal leave to our Governor, to give his Allent to a B.li for 
making Current Sixty Tboufjnd Powidi m Bills of Credit, upon the like 
footing of thofe heretofore emitted within this Colony by your Majefly's 
Confent : And we afTure curlelves your gracious Indulgence herein, will be 
efteemed by thole we have the Honour to Reprefent, as a lingular Liflance 
of your Majefty's paternal Care and Goodnefs towards them, and be received 
by us with the truefl Senfe of Gratitude, who as in Duty bound, fhall c- 
ver pray. 

By Order of the Houfe, 
June 8. 1753. Charles Read, Speaker. 



Mr. Learning from the Committee appointed on the Treafurers Accounts, 
made the following Report. 



The Committees appointed to Infpedl the Treafurers Accounts do a- 
gree that Aaron Learning do make the following Report to the General 
AfTembly 



/ 



ANDREW 



( 4i ) 

ANDREW JOHNSTON, Elq; Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion of the 
Province of New-yerfey, Dr, 

To the following Arrears as they were reported in 1-44 and 1747. 

MifMlcJex /. 18 iS 5i 

Diito in 1730 2; o o 

43 18 si 

Sct/iei-fct now paid in iS j o 

To fundry Arrears in the Interell Money »sper Report in 1744 and 1747. 

Bergen I. 21 4 9^: 

EJjex 12. 6 5«r 

Middle/ex 58 IZ '/k 

' 152 5 loj 

Sallanet as per Report in 1747 4777 '6 o4 

gallance 0* Arming and CloatliiBg per ditto Report 94; 1 8 o 

fntereR afifing from the £, aoooo- and £• 10,000 Emifiions in 

J74§ Bergen / III 12 9 

Ejfex 186 19 9 

AUadlefex I56 5 



Monmouth 255 *? 6 

SomerJ'ct 50 7 6 



1740 BergcK /. 80 18 6 



o 



MidJltfex 113 J <J 

A^ontmuth I72 3 10^ 

Somerfet 35 'J o 



On'ttie /. 40000 ^miffioB, the /. 20000 being expired in 1749. 

I7ro Bergen I. 62 8 O 

EJ[ex I04 12 o 

Middlifex 8(> 8 o 

iionmouth 1 3 2 I o 

Earner let 28 o o 



"4» 



537 19 'C-s 



J- J, Bergen I. 41 18 (i 

£^f* 70 II 6 

Middle/ex 57 '3 6 

Monmouth 89 1 3 3 

Samtrjet ' 1 8 5 o 

1752 and 175? Bergen /. 22 8 6 

Epx 39 I 6 

Midakjex, 29 3 6 

Msnmouth 52 2 J 

Somerfet, 7 5 O 



413 9 o 



150 



To Monies payable the loth of ^a'" '75^. 'i the/. 6000 Tax. From 

Bergen /. 595 7 !o| 

Epx ^6j 2 9I 

Middlefex 54? 1 6 5| 

Jjdonmouth 788 12 of 

tSemerJet 669 18 (Jf 



2864 17 6 



Payable on the aift of Kovemhcr 1752, in the / 2000 Tax. From 

Bergen I. 1 5 1 15 II 

Effex 155 14 si 

Middlefex 18I J 5 

Monmouth 262 17 4f 

Simerfet 225 6 2 



9)4 '9 »i 

1 1858 ' 8 of 



( 45 ) 

j^NDREir 'JOHNSTON, Efq; Treafurer of the Eaflcrn Divlfion of tlie 

Province of Ncw-yerfey. Cr. 

By the two Deficiencies ftill outftanding in AUdMefex 45 '^ j^ 



E/ fundry Deficiencies in the Intereft Motcy Cill outftanding, u by Reports in 

1/44 ^^-^ '747 „ , . 

Bergen /. 2 1 4 9 J 

Effex 72 6 5^ 

Middle/ex 58 12 7|: 

■^ 152 5 loi 



1745 The Sam of /. 826 lay i a the Hands of the Commiflioners of Middle/ex, 

for waJBtof Borrowers, by which there is a Deficiency in the Intereft, of 8 i^ 



By fundry ^'ouche^s examined, allowed and endorfed by the Committees 

Oaoher 5. lyjo, and Odober 4. 1751. amounting to ^Sj7 15 6 



By fimdry Voachers Examined, Allowed, aad Endorfed by the Committeot 

AJay 30. 1 7; J, amounting to 379S 4 * 



By two Deficiencies outftandiDg of the Intereft of the /. 40000, <f ««. 

Somerfit I. 73 14 O 

Efex 75 «4 5 

J49 8 5 



By a Deficiency of 20/ per Annum for three Years, Wa:. 1750, 1751, 
and 1752, occa£oned by a Mifcalcolation in the County of JS^rf^t 300 



By Ballancc due to the Colony H^ 9 ^i 



■^ - ■ - -1 UM 

C m8j8 8 o{ 



By Order of the Committee!^ 



Lewis M. Ashfield,' 
Aaron Leaming. 



The 



( 44 



Yhc Committees appoirtcd to infpe*!^ the Treafurers Accompfs, do a- 
s;ree that A iron Leamir.^ do make the following Report to the Hou'e of 
Affirably. 

The Executors of John Al'en, Ei'q; late Treafurer of the V/eftern Diviilon 

ot NLii;-jeijty, Dr. 



To Arrears in Vnrfin^.'en SiS the fair, e uas reported in 1747. /. 18 8 11 

"To two Deficiencies in tfe^ irnercft of the fi.-il 7 40000 <»s reported 
ia 1747, &c, viz 

Burlington /• '3 / ^1 



It H 10 



52 o g 



To the Ballance reported Anno 1747. tp be,- ift the faU Trcafurer«HaoJ', 2176 19 8 



To Monies received of the Weftern CommiiTioners for arming, ^c 
the rorcev " being the v?«oi, reptjrteJ in their Hand at lail 
■; iettlenient 17' '9 ^ 



To Inlcretl arlfing from the --/, zo.ocfo,": »tid /, 40,000 Emiffions 
and pa able in the Years 1748, t74gi» and 1750, from the fol- 
lowing Couacies. •v/X. HuxtciJun J. 220 5 • 

Burlington jSS 6 3 

Glouctjhr 264 9 4^ 

Salem 454 3 3 

Cape-May 90 9 o 

I4I7 11 I0£ 



To Monies Received of the Weftern CommiiTioners for Arming and ViaQalling 

r^ the Forces, bemg the 6u;n reported to be in their Hands i747_-{, (■- , 7*5 



To Monies received of the Weftern Commillioners for Arming and Cloathing 

': the forces, being the Sum reported to be ih their Hands 132 18 o 



L- 39^8 12 24 



( 4S ) 

The Executors of yohn Allen, Efq; late Treafurer of the Weftern Divlfion 

of Nciv-Jerfey, Cr. 



By d»e Arrears ar-d Deficiencies doe from Burlington and Cape May 

as per the Dr. Side, amoanting to 5209 



By Dcfcciencies on the Intereft of the /. 20,000 and /. 40,000 Emifiions, in the 
Yeaxs 1748, 1 749 and 1750 due from the following Counties, <viz. 

Glcuccjicr I. I J 6 I 

Salem, faid to be paid to Mr. Smith III i o 
Cape May, laid to be paid to ^ 

Air. Smith 5 12 4 o 

•'■ ■ — — i\6 II I 



By fundry Vouchers as examined and sccoanted for by the Committees in OBo- 

her 1750, amOsiEticg to 'hT^7' ^t ^ 



By an Allowance of / 5 14 S, being the Intereft of /. 114 13 10, which lay 

in the Hands of Burlington Loan Officers Anno 1746 for want of Borrower! 5 14 $ 



iV. B. The Troth of this Article we recommend to the Houfe farther to con- 
£der, it cot appearing clear to lu 



By Ballance due to the Colony 21$ 14 i\ 



1 



By Order of thi Committees 



Lewis M. Ashfield.' 
Aaron Leaming, 



M Th« 



( 4^^ ) 

The Committees nppoioted io examine the IVeafurers Accompts do agree 
that Aaron Learning do make the fol'owing Report. 

SAMUEL SMITH, Efq; Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion of the Pro- 
vince of Niw-jrrfeyy Y^t, 

To Arrtars in EnrHngTr.n County, as the fame was reported in 

the Years J 744 and 1747. /, iS 8 11 

To Deficiencies in the Intercft 0/ the firft/. 40 coo, as the fame 

was reported m 1744, &c. BarUi-.gtos /. 13 7 2^ 

Cape May 4 7!: 



13 It to 



To Deficiencies in the Intereft ia 1753, that ought to have bcca paid 

to Mr. JlltB, 'viz. HunUrdcii 

Glcucfjltr 

i>ah m 
Cafe Mv.j 



To Interett arifiog from the /. 40,000 Emlffiou, 

17 Jl BurVmgton 

(jlauccjltr 
Salem 
Cnpe Jlfay 
HuslaJoB 



1752 and 1755 Burlifigtoa 

Chucejhr 
S ha 
Cape J!af ' 
HutttirJaa 



To Calh of Mr. Goyrtja being one Moiety of the Forfeittire of a Pcidlar 

■By La«' for Support of GoyLrntnent. there is made Paj'ablc from the 
fol}ov>JngCoaaties to th« / 6000 Tax, on 

Jun«.:jB..i752. Fioai Burlington 750 2 3{- 

Ghtuefiar 469 I 7^ 

Salem 4J9 2 t\ 

Cape May 100 5 O 

tixnl^rJoit S50 13 



i 




% 


6 


^5 


6 


t 


11 1 


I 





■2.1 


4 





<?4 


z 


6 


43 


6 


.3 


75 


I 


6 


t4 


8 





3? 


10 





35 


12 


/ 
(J 


2Z 


6 


; 


42 


1 


6 


5 


S 





15 


10 






J45 \i 7 



23^ 8 



120 i% 



Monis 353 7 74 

CuzsherJand 212 10 24 



3135 2 4f 



Cn OSober 21. 1752. on tlie- /. 2000 Tax, From 



.GJHIT 



Buflingttix 250 o g 

Giottctjitr 156 7 zf 

5fl/t«( 139 14 2 

Capt May gj 8 jf 

Hvxtiraoa 283 It c{- 

Jkhrris III 2 6f 

Cumberland 70 16 g 



1045 o ici 
g"oBallanccducfrom theExecntonof Tr»afurer JiSVltsjas per Report ofthisJellion 26 14 af 

£. 4-40 II 3f 



( 47 ) 



SAMUEL SMITH, Efcj; Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion of the Pro- 
vince of New-Jer/ey. Cr. 



By dw two Detec'sECJes fn Earlisgtoa and one in Gf?^ /!% as per Dr. Side 



32 o 9 



By a DeficJcacy arifine ni the lotcreft from GhizeJIcr Coonty in 1 750, that 

ought :o lure been paid ^'.r. Mlea 13 6 1 



By Cajh p^ Da=:iJ IJatt fot 2 PenofylTania Law Books g 1 3 £ 



By finidry Voacbers Ezamraed, A1Io7»}, and Endorfed by the Committees 

JU(;> 3<- *7>}> unoaodBg ia liie wiiole to 4468 11 ix 



By ferenl Defidsecies in the Intereft arifing in 

1752, ■»»« Ca/^ <i&f /. I O O 

acd 1755 BkrlingioB 276 

Ghricpcr 8 9 

6 16 9 



ByaDeSciaicy in EtaierJin m the /6ccoTtx, ^ew 10. 1752 /. 6 o o 

Ditto in BMrlicglaa \aihe. I. 20Q0I ^x, Nai^anierZl. IJ$Z. 2 I2 4 

■ * 8 I2 4 



By BiQance due from the Eiecntor? of Treafurer Jllm, as per Report of this Seffion 26 14 if 
By Ballsace due to the Colony 180 15 ${ 



£ 4740 ' I 3f 



By Order of the Commit feesy 



Lewis M. Ashfield^ 
Aaron Leaming. 



\ 



And 



( 48 ) 

AhdUhe^ fmd- Gofnml^^s- bsihg, alfo wdered to infpc>Ii and" burn the 

car;C3£llied Biiis of Credit:, do- i-ofChep Report,. That thtrc ought to have 

been iunk o:i flic /,'. 20,000 and £■ 40,000 EmilTion?, in 174S, 1749, 

1750* i75'» 1752, and i/i;^, the fcliowing Sums i::i ihe follov/ing Coun- 
ties, viz.. 

Burli},gi:.u. Or, the 2C,ooo /. ;cS 15 o for 2 Yearj l?:^ 10 o 

On the 40GOO /. 617 lo- o for 6 Years 5705 o o 

I t ■— 45-2 10 

GI;:v:c(icr. On the Socoo /. 2:4-6 for 2 Year! 

On trie 40003/. 428 15 o for 6 Yearj 



Sdiim ;_! J On the 20000 /. jSo- j; d for 2 Years 

On tiie 4?ooo / 720 10 o for 6 Years 

A Dc/icicp.cy a<; per Rfiport in 1747 

Cape-Miiy On tha TOcboi- 7S o o for 2 Years 

!i -•! ^ -' 4-Cn the 4CO-0 A 1)^5 o o tor 6 Years 

Huttterdiii On the ZT.cco I. 1E5 o o for 2 Years 

On the 40000 .'. 370 00 for 6 Years 

A De£cieacy reported in 1747 



42S 


i^- 





2572 


10 





7-20 


10 





4>2? 


c 





I08I 


6 


6 


i-iS 








9>6 








570 








2220 








■> 


7 






3001 



6l2x 16 



2592 



And the faH Ccwimittees do further R.eport, that Mrs. ^I/en, Widow 
of trife htte Ti'eaTufer "■ y^Ikn : And Samuel Sfnitl.\ Elq; the prefent Weftern 
Trcalurer, laid before the faid Commitlecs the feveral Sums following, 
which were cancelisd in the Weftern Counties, And which faid Sums the 
fiid Committees deflro^isd by Burnmgy liz. 

Burlingtm. By Mrs. j}iL'n I Bundle containing 
By Mr. Sraith 3 Bundles, 

ShuceJ^cr Ev ^1'rV." Jlkii, ^ Uf^U " - 
By Mr. Sn-.iib, 2 bundles 

^^^«. ;^ : 3y ^'fs. J'len 3 bandies 
By Mr. S/K!!'} 6 bundles 

Cape-May. By Mrs, ^•sV/j* S bundles 
By Mr. 5A(ii/;& z bundles 

HuHterJott. By Mrs. ^^/Aa- 3 bundles 
!- If? Mr. Smith 10 bundles 

By whfcii it appears that in the aforefaid Six Yearj 

Burlington Ought to have cancelled /. ^.323 10 o 

They have cancelFd ^^^b'\\V.\\W,^3 •; ' ' I975 li o 

BurUngimi have not cancelled their Quotas by 1388 i8 o 

Bat it appears. S-M'-tB« faid ^iafiii^yV Accompts, that he has re- 
ceived of Rohivt Smith, Efq: ,dne ef-tie Commiffioners, in Bills 
of Credit not cancelled, Or.c Sum of 20 o < 

And another of 9} 17 6 

imA 113 18 O 

^rnreh the Committee are of Opinion ought to be allowed when the 

i^ime is cancelled according to Law. By which it appears, that the 

whole Deficicncv of Payment in Burlington, is the i>um of 1235 o • 

being the bums that ought to have been funk in 1752 and 1753. 

Cloucefitr 



926 ; 

2047 7 






2973 
2572 

4752 
gj6 


12 

9 

'9 





f;r4 ig 

S,-7 10 


9 





2161 19 
2591 



6 


9 
6 


624 
512 







540 II 

1900 17 


6 
6 





( 49 ) 



Gloitctjler Outht to have canceli'd 
They have canceli'd 
^o that Glourcjlcr is DeficieiK the Sum of — '• ■' — 1. tfaS 15 3 

SaUm Ought to have cancelled 

They hav» canceli'd 
&o \.\\ix. Saletn is Deficient ti;s Sum of ■ 137I 17 



3001 

2?72 


5 
9 



9 


6124 

475* 


16 
»9 


6 
6 


lOgz 
936 











2592 

^447 


7 
9 







Caps May Ought to have cancelled 
They have cancelled 
So that C.^/'i ^lj'^_; is Deficiest their Quota for 1755, being — — 156 

HunterJsn Ought to have caFicelled 
They have cancelled 
So that thefe Committees think Haw/frrfoB is Deficient —HI. 144 18 

But the Honourable John ReaJing, E!q; Commiffioner of the faid County, declared that it Is O- 
pin:on, there is a Miftake in this Calculation ; but as his Vouchers are not here, he delires leave 
to make the fame a-ipsar next Seffioa. 

And thefe Committees do further Report, it is their Opinions, that if the 
above mentioned old Deficiencies outftanding in the Counties of Middlefex^ 
Bergen^ EJjex, Burlington and Cape- May, are not fully difcharged by the next 
meeting ot General Aflembly, it will be advifeablc that Prokcutions be 
immediately carried on againfl the Delinquents; or that fome Law be 
provided for raifing the feveral Sums on the rcfpeftive Counties (o De- 
ficient. 

Burlington "June 8. 1753. 

By Order of the Committeeiy 

' Lewis M. Ashfield, 

Aaron Leamino. 

To which Report the Houlc agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Ogden do go to the Council, and defire to 
know if they have any Thing before them to hinder this Houfe from ap- 
plying to his Excellency to be dilmiffed. 

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Ogden «nd himfelf delivered the MefTage 
with them entrufled, to the Council, who laid they had nothing before 
them. 

Ordered, 

That the iame Gentlemen acquaint the Governor, that this Houfe have 
nothing before them, and defirc he will plcafe to difmifs them. Being re- 
turned, they reported, that his Excellency faid the Houfe fhould foon hear 
from him. 

A McfTagc from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council in 
the Words following. 

N Gentlemen 



'«' 



( 50 ) 

Gentlemen of the General Affcmhiy. 
N Anfvver to your Mcfl'ige of Yefterday I would obferve to you, that 
upon the late Appointment of IVitliam Deare, E(q; to be Sheriff of 
the County of Middlejrx, &c, the Koufe of AfTembly IceineJ by a Mcffage 
to me, to intimate th.it his Appointment was a breach of that Part oi the 
Sheriff Law, refpeding th^- Relidency ot fuch Perlons as might be appoinr- 
cd Sheriff"; the Anfwer whereto is upon your Records and to which I refer 
you. And the Cafe oi Enoch Anderjon, E'q; being fimi'ar to that of \ir. 
Deare's, I did not fuppofe the appointing him to be any Infraction upon the 
Law which I would always carefully avoid. 

You muff be fenfib'e, Gentlemen, after an Aft is pafb'd by the whole Le- 
gidaiure, no lincile brdrich can expound upon it, but that it is always en- 
tirely left to the Judges o\ the L md, an i others learned in ilw L^w; and 
to fuch a Dccitlon I am very ready to mbmit the picknt C-dk\ and if it 
fhould be then determined to be a Giievancc I will imediately icdiuls it. 
B'irlini^ton 
■June 8 ch 1753 % BELCHER 

' R?fohed, 

That it is the undoubted R-ght of thi=; Flou'e to enquire into and com- 
plain of the breach of any Law of this Province 

Refolved, 
That the Appointment of Enoch Andarjju^ as Sheriff of Hun^erJc;:, is 

againff a Law of this Province 

.i..i::i'in':x. ..'.. ■ \ ■ 

Wjm^d^,'- ' ■'■ ■ 

That the Governors Anfwer to the Meflage of this rioufe on that Occ.i- 
fion, is not Satisfadory: To which this Houfe will give a more particular 
Anfwer next Seffion. 

• A'^'MffTagc from his Excellency by the deputy Clerk of the Council, 
acqtwkieiTV* tl)e H«ufe, that his Excellency" is in the Council Chamber, 
and required the attendance of iht Houft. Whereupon Mr. Speaker left 
the Chair, and wifh the Houfe went to w.iit upon his Excellency, who was 
pieafed- to pals the following Laws U'J2. 
■*■ '^- -^ ci" nil AivfT 

1. An A^ for levying a Fund, at different Periods by Pro'sinciiil 
Taxeiyfor /inking the ^uni of 'fifteen Tljcufcvid Three Hundred r^id fwo ^Pounds 
and tiirj:r Pencil 'ito^ sutfland^'>rr/-in Btih" cf Gr-cdii made Current far' His 
MajeJff's.S^r'Vic&in.'ihe late War\ ■■ 

'••'"' ■ ■■■•■' • ■ -' - ■ ^I'i ^-... ,(; j;;-;jj 

2. An A5i for the fupport of Government of His i^'Iajeftys ' Cofoit^'-ntf 
New-Jeciey, to commence tJ.^e_ Tvv'cnty-firfl Day of November, Oitc 

"Thdujdnd'^ S-e<3en f-hindred and Fifty -^loo, and-'i^ md tfoi'^-'^^vmty firflt^Ddy 

of May One noufattd Seven Hundred and Fifty Four^Md to dijcljeirgdihe 

^ publicfi Debts and the Arrearages and Contingent Charges thsreoj ; and for 

fettling 



( -yi > 



fettling cj the '^oUn In the rcfpeBive Counties and levying of a Provincial 
"lay.. 

3. An Ja for contlmdng an ASl, entitled. An A£f to prevent Anions 
pf Fifteen Pounds and lauUr, being brought into the Siipream Court of 
this Cdoi.y. 

4. An A5i for chafing Overfeers of the HiglrMays. 

5. An /i^ to repcc^l and explain fart of an Acl entitled, a fupplementary 
Act to the Acl, entitled. An A5l to prevent the killing of Deer cut of Seajon^ 
and againfl carrying of Guns and bunting by Perjom not qualified. 

6. An Azl for the further rroival and continuance of an AB entitled^ 
An Acl J or the Relief oj poor dijlrcffed Prijoners for Debt. 

7. An Acl to further continue an ASl entitled. An ASl for better fettling 
and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-jerfev, for the repelling 
Invnflons and fupprefflng InlhrrcBions and Rebellions, pajfed in the Nine- 
teenth Tear of his prcfent Majefly's Reign. 

8. An A5i for ereSlin^ the upper Parts of Morris County in New- 
JeiTey into a fparate County, to he called the County of SufTex, and for build- 
ing a Court Htufe and Gaol i?i each of the faid Counties. 

9. An Acl to repeal an Act, entitled, an AJI for the better repair- 
ing and amending the public!: Highways, Roads, Streets, Wbarff and Bridges 
in the Toivh of Burlington. 

70. A fupplementary A5i to the A 51, entitled, an ASl to enable the 
Oivnrs of the Meadows and Marftjes belonging to the Town of Salem, to 
keep out the 'Tide from overfjwing the fame. 

ir. An Act to enable the Owners of the Meadows and Mar fJoes adjoining 
to and en both Sides oj Manington Creek, to flop out the Tide from (wer- 
fiowing them. 

And tbci^ the OWemor was pleafed to make a Speech, of which the 
following is a Copy. , 

Gentlerr.en of the -General ■ Affenibly, 

UP O iii what v'ou have (aid :o rhe in your Addrefe brought me the 5th 
InS?kt»t, rtiyinE. .proper to oTsferve to you, that upon a care tul bx- 
animation you will find, your Conftituton is wholly built upon the wife 
FoundstioTi of his Majefly's Royal CommifTion and his Collatoral Orders 
to his Governors; and while I am afting with Duty and Oiedience to thole, 
I am fjrc of my Royal Mafters Approbation, nor can I doubt, but that 
I fhall have your reafonable Plaudit alio in fo conducting my Admini- 
finition ; and while I fay I have thus done as to the following Articles, 

Of 



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Of my calling you the l.id Winter to Elizabeth To^vn. 

My laying befie you his Majefty's Inftrudboa about a rcvikl of 

i°!d mrprefTing upon you the making Tome more effedual Law 
for ftrengthening and 'guarding the Kings Goals, and for the fupprcffing 
any Pviots and Tumults in this Province for the future. 

I hope it will be a fatisfadory Anfwer to you, .relating to what you have 
laid tome on thole Heads, and Time muft difcover who wll have had 
the moft tender and paternal Regard to this People, by endeavouring to let 
them in the moft favourable Light to his Majefty. and thereby to pro- 
cure the beft Eftablifhment of the Government and the future well being 
and happinels of the People, which have been my greateft care and foli- 
citude from my firft arrival among you. 

I am glad to fee you have gone through the publick Affairs of the Pro- 
vbce with fo much Diligence and Difpatch, and that lo good an Agree- 
ment has fubfifted between his Majefty's Council and your Houfe in paffing 
the feveral Bills that have been laid before me, and to which I have given 
my AlTent 

And I now wifh you well to your feveral Places of abode, and much 
Profperity in your Domeftick Aflfairsj and I hope you will in your different 
Stations be promoting Peace and good Order in the Province to the utmofl 
of your Power. 

:^;'^"';V53. J. BELCHER 

And then the Governor was pleafed to prorogue the Houfe to the loth 
cf July next. 



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Charles Read, Speaker. 




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General AJJembly 



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Province of N EfP^-J ERS ET, 



Begun at Perth- Amboy, Wcdnefday April 17, 1754, and adjourn'd to 
Elizabeth-Town, Thurfday April 25, 1754. 




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Printed by James Parker, by Order of the General AfTembly, mdccliv. 







V O T E S 

OF THE 

GENERAL ASSEMBLT. 



P E R T H - A M B o Y, Wednsfday April ij, 1754. 

PURSUANT to fundry Prorogations of the General Aflembly of the 
Province of New-Jerfey, from Time to Time, until this Day, the Houfe 
meti and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Thurfday April 18, 1754. 
The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Friday April 19, 1754. 
The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o'Clock. 

Saturday April 10, 1754. 
The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till Monday Morning nine o'Clock. 

Monday April 22, 1754. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Low and Mr. Ogden, wait on his Excellency at Elizaiefh-To<wnj 
and acquaint him, that a fufficient Number of Members to proceed upon 
Bufinefs are met, and are ready to receive any Thing he fhall plcafe to lay 
before them. 

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

Tuefday April z^i J 754. 
The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till, two, P. M. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Low reports, that, according to the Order of the Houfe, Mr. Ogden 
and himfelf waited on his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, that as foon 
as there were a Council, the Houfe might expedl to hear from him imme- 
diately. 



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



Wednejday 



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fVednefday April 2^, 1754. ; 

The Houfe met. 
A McfTage from his Excellency by the Secretary. 
Gentlenmi of the General AJfemhly, 

Received your Meffage of the 22d Inflant, informing me, that on that 
Day you had a fufficient Number of your Houfe to go upon Bufmefs : 

* When I ordered Mr. Secretary to fend his circular Letters, to call ypu to- 
' gether, to meet at Perth- Amboy, I was in Hopes to be fo far reftored to 
' my Health and Strength, by the Time of meeting, as to have been able to 

* attend the prefent Seffions at that Place ; which wou'd have been moft 

* pleafing to me ; but my Recovery has been very flow, by Reafon of which 
' I am fo low and weak, that I cannot, without the Peril of my Life, under- 
' take a Journey fo far at this Time ; have therefore been under the Necef- 

* fity, to take Advice of Council, on my adjourning you to this Place, who 
' have concurred with me therein : As his Majefty's Service, and the Good 
' of the common Caufe, requires your fpeedy entring on Bufinefs of the 
' greateft Moment ; have therefore ordered Mr. Secretary, to adjourn the 
' Council and your Houfe, by Writ under the Seal of the Province, to meet 
' here To-morrow.' 

^*tJ;-;. J. BELCHER. 

Then Mr. Secretary read the Writ of Adjournment, under the Great Seal 
of the Province, whereby the Houfe is adjourn'd till To-morrow, to meet at 

'Elizabeth- Town . 

Elizabeth-Town, Thurfday April 2^, 1754' 
The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Wetherill, wait on His Excellency, and acquaint 
him, that, purfuant to the Adjournment of Yeftcrday, there are a fufficient 
Number of Members to proceed upon Bufinefs, met at Elizabeth-Tcwn ; and 
are ready to receive any Thing he Ihall pleafe to lay before them. 

Mr. Fifier reported, that Mr. Wetherill and himfelf, performed the Order 
of the Houfe. 

The Houfe adjourn'd for Half an Hour. 

The Houfe met. 

A Meffage from His Excellency by the Deputy Secretary ; 

Mr. Speaker, His Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, and requires the At- 
tendance of the Houfe immediately. 

Whereupon 



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Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfc, went to wait 
on His Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker relumed the Chair, 
and reported, that the Houfe had attended his Excellency, who was pleafed 
to make a Speech to both Houfes ; of which Mr. Speaker faid, he had, to 
prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy. 

Orderedy 
That his Excellency's Speech be read : And it was read, and is as follows, 

" Gentlemen of the Council, and of the General AJfembly, 

<c A LTHOUGH I am fenfible it is a bufy Seafon, yet his Majefty's 

,i _/\_ Royal Orders, have made it abfolutely neceflary to call you together 

<< at this Time ; and I have directed the Seceretary, to lay before you the 

«c following Letters. 

" One from the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernejfe, one of His 
" Majefly's principal Secretaries of State, dzXtd, Whitehall, Augujl z^, ^753- 

" And another from the Right Honourable the Lords Commiffioners for 
" Trade and Plantations, dated, Whitehall, September 18, 1753. 

" The firft Letter you will fee, relates to any hoftile Attempts or Incroach- 
" ments that fhould be made on the Limits of the King's Dominions. 

" And the other refpedls an Interview that is to be held the Middle of 
" June next, with the Chiefs of the Six Nations at Albany. 

" I have alfo ordered to be communicated to you, three Letters from the 
" Honourable Mr. Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in 
" Chief, of his Majefly's Territory and Dominion o^ Virginia; which give 
" you the Particulars of the Invafion and Depredations made by a Bodv 
" of French and Indians, on the King's Lands ; and of the cruel Bar- 
" barities and Murders committed by them on his good Subjedls ; and all 
" done in Infradion of the Treaties of Peace, made between his Bj'itiJJ: 
" Majefty and the French King. , 

" I alfo fend with the other Letters mentioned. One from his Excellency 
t' Mr. Shirley, Governor of Bis MzjeAy'sFrov'mcc of the Majachufets Bay^ in 
" Neiv-England. 

" Another from the Honourable Mr. De Lancey, Lieutenant Governor and 
" Commander in Chief of His Majefly's Colony of New-York. 

" By thefe Two Letters, you will find the unjufl Attempts the French are 
" making upon the King's Territories in Neiv-England ; and that they feem 
" to be laying Schemes for a General Deflruftion and Ruin of the EngUj/j 
" Provinces on this Continent : As alfo, the great NecelTity of our joinino- 
" with the other Colonies, in fending Commiffioners to Albany in June next, 
" there to confult the mofl prudent Meafures for holding and confirming the 
" Six Nations in the Eftglij7j Interefl. Yet, if, upon the Whole, there be- 
" comes a flria Union among all His Majefly's Colonies, we may reafonably 
" hope, (with the Help of God) the Defigns of the French, will Ibon be 

" " rendered 



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" rendered vain amd abortive ; which at prefent (o nearly afFedt the Honour 
" and Interefl of the Crown of Great Brifain, as well as the future Peace 
" and Welfare of this and the neighbouring Provinces : I therefore earncftly 
" recommend to your moft deliberate and mature Confideration, thefe 
" extraordinary Proceedings ; and then I fhall not doubt vour doing every 
" Thing in your Power, in Aid and Afliftance with the rell of the Englijh 
" Colonies : I fay, I hope you will chearfully unite with them, to ward oft 
" from yourfelves and your Pofterity, the fatal Confequences that muft attend 
" the prefent unjuftifiablc Violences and Infults of the French (inConjundion 
" with the Indians.) And on this Occalion, it is with Pleafure, Gentlemen, 
" that I mention to you, the Zeal and Alacrity, with which many of our 
" Neighbours have already exerted themfelves, for the King's Honour and 
" Intereft, and in Compaffion to their Fcllow-Subjeds, on this uncommon 
" Exigency. And your anfwering the King's juft Expedations in thefe 
" important Affairs, you may depend, will greatly recommend you to the 
" Royal Grace and Favour. 

" Gentlemen, 
" You will according to your wonted Care, make Inquiry into any temporary 
" Laws that arc expired, and that ought to be revived. 

" Gentlemen of the General AJfembly, 

" As the Provifion made in your laft Seflion, for the Support of the Govern- 
" ment, expires the next Month ; I fliall not doubt, your now doing what 
" may be neceffary for maintaining the Honour and Juflice of the Province. 

" Gentlemen of the Coimcil, and of the General Afemhly, 
" I defire you will confider of any Thing you may think further needful to 
" be done at this Seffion, for His Majefty's Service, and for the Welfare of 
" His good People ; and on your laying it before me, you may be affured, I 
" fhall heartily concur with you therein. 

El^aUth-To^n, ^ BELCHER. 

Jprilis-, 1754- -' 

Ordered, 
His Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading To-morrow Morning. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nineo'Clock. 
Friday April 26, 1754, 
The Houfe met. 

His Excellency's Speech was read a fecond Time, and committed, (with the 
Letters and Papers therein referred to) to a Conimittee of the whole Houfe. 

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfclf into a Committee of the whole 
Houfe, to confider his Excellency's Speech, and the Letters and Papers there- 
in referred to : And after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the 

Chair, 



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Chair, and Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Houfe 
had made fome Progrcfs therein, and defired Leave to fit again ; to which 
the Houfe agreed. 

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

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the Committee, to whom was committed his 
Excellency's Speech, and other Matters therein referred to, reported, that 
the Houfe had come to a Refolution, that a Meffage be fcnt to his Excellency 
thereupon : And on the Queftion, whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? 
it was carried in the Affirmative. 

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

Saturday April 27, 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

Ordered, 

That IS-lr. Lawrence znd^vlr. Hancock do wait on his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, That this Houfe had his Speech under Confideration of a Committee of the 
whole Houfe ; and by the Papers that he was plcafed to order to be laid before 
them, it does not appear what Schemes are concerted by the feveral Governors 
of the Colonies, for preventing the Incroachments of the French, upon His 
Majelly's Dominions; nor does it appear, that the Colonies of Mary la?id or Pe?2n- 
Jikatiia, have yet done any Thing in that Affair ; though they are fituated much 
near er to the FrenchY 01 is: That thisHoufcis of Opinion with your Excellency, 
that there ihould be a ftridl Union amongft all his Majefty's Colonies, on this 
important Affair : But as this Colony, have never been Parties to any Treaties 
with the Fi've Nations, and their Allies, nor Partakers of the Benefits of the 
Indian Trade, and confequently quite unacquainted with the Interefl and 
Trade of thofe Indians ; they therefore hope it will not be taken as a Negled: 
of the Common Caufe at this Time, to leave the Management of the Treaty 
to the Colonies that are accuftomed to carry on thofe Negotiations. They arc 
of Opinion from Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie's Letters to your Excellency, 
that Nothing appears in them more than a Defign to build a Fortification in 
the Forks of Ohio, in order to check the Incroachments of the French, and 
to protedl the Indians in Alliance with Great Britain, in that Part of the 
Country: And from the Time thefe Things have been in Agitation in the 
Qo\on^ oiVirgina, they are in Hopes they are, before this Time, happily 
compleated : However, the Duty and Loyalty of the good People of this 
Colony, fufficiently appears by their Condudl on former Expeditions. This 
Colony, though lying under a great Load of Debt, by affifting his Majefiy iii 
the late Wars againft Spain and France, are, however, willing chearfullv 
to contribute towards the Ahillance of the other Colonics, in what is ncccf- 
fary towards preventing the Incroachments of the French on his Majeftv's 
Dominions; but at prcfent, are not of Ability to doit, having no Money'ia 
the Treafury, nor any Funds upon which it can be raifed : Which this Houfe 
hopes the Colony will foon be relieved in, by his Ab-iefty's giving Leave to 

vour 



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your Excellency, to pafs a Bill, for emitting a Sum of Money on Loan, 
whereby they may be enabled, not only to difcharge the old Debts, but to 
have a conftant Fund toaflift his Majcfly upon Cafes of the like Emergency: 
And that the Houfe return his Excellency Thanks, for his Care in calling 
them together on this emergent Affair ; and fhould have been well pleafed, 
had his Health permitted him, to have met them at Amboy. 

As it is impradticable at this Time to do any Thing in Affiflance of the 
neighbouring Colonies, they beg your Excellency will be pleafed to difmifs 
them till your Health will permit you to meet them at Amboy, where they 
will take the other Matters of your Excellency's Speech into their Con- 
fideration. 

Mr, Lawrence reported, that Mr. Hancock and himfelf, delivered the 
Melfage of the Houfe with them intrufted, to his Excellency ; who was 
pleafed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him on Monday next. 

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

Monday April 29, 1754. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till two, P. M. 

Ordered, 
That James Parker do print 273 Sets of the Votes of this Houfe, being 
firft perufcd and figned by the Speaker, and fend 48 to the Treafurer of the 
Weftern Divifion, to be diftributed as follows. 



To the Governor 8. 

Each of the Council 2. 

The Agent 6. 

The Officers of the Houfe 

and Council each 



\ 



And that the Printer deliver to the Members of the Houfe, or their Order, 
as foUov/s. 

For Perth- Amboy, 10. City oi Burlington, 10. 

Middlefex, 16. County of Burlington, 16. 

Monmouth, 30. Gloucejkr, 16. 

EITex, 25. Salem and Cumberland, 20. 

Scmerfet, 18. Cape-May, 12. 

Ber<ren 16. Hunterdon, znd Morris, 36. 

AMefiage from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council. 
Mr. Speaker, His Excellency has commanded me to deli'uer the fclloiving Mejfage. 

" Gentlemen of the General Apmbly, 

«' T N Anfwer to your Melfage of the 27th Inftant, by Mr. Laivrence and 
" X Mr. Hancock, I muft obferve, That the Method you have taken of 
" anfwering my Speech, by a Melfage, is unufual, if not without Precedent, 
" and is treating hisMajefty's Reprefentive with lefs Refped than was due to 

" the 



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'■ thS Commiffion he has the Honour to bear, or to his own kind and bene- 

'• volent Intentions, for the promoting the Welfare of the good People of 

" this Province, whom you reprefent. Nor can I think you fliould have 

" looked into the Conduit of fuch of his Majefty's Colonies who have leaft 

" exerted themfelves, in order to put a Stop to the Encroachments of the 

" French, for an Example to follow in this critical and dangerous Time. 

" There is no Room to doubt, but that Pen7ifyha72ia and Maryland have ap- 

" pointed Commiflioners to reprefent them at the Treaty to be held zx.Aibc.',iy, 

" in Jime next ; and 'tis probable their Commifhoners may be inllirufted to 

" concert Meafures for their mutual Defence, in Conjundion with the 

" Commiflioners of the other Colonies, who fhall be prefent there. 

" As the Houfe of AfTembly declare it to be their Opinion, That there 
<' Jkould be a JlriEl Union among all his Maj e fly s Colonies on this important Affair ; 
" I cannot think their having hitherto efcaped the Expence of treating, or 
" their not being Partakers in the Trade with the Indians, can be a fufficient 
" Excufe, for their declining to be Parties to an Interview fo ftrongly recom- 
" mended by the Right Honourable the Lords Commiflioners for Trade and 
" Plantations; as the Alliance and Friendlliip of the 6'/.y A''^/;cwj, and their 
" Dependance on the Crown of Great -Britain, muft, by every thinking 
" Man, be looked upon as the greateft Security the Settlers on the Northern 
" Boundary of this Province can have, to prevent the Incurfions of thofe 
" Nations of Indians, who (unprovoked) have taken up the Hatchet againft 
" us, togetherwith the horrid Murders and Confufions confequent thereupon. 

" If Nothing more fhould be intended by the Government of Virginia, 
" than building a Fortification in the Forks of Ohio, as by your Meflage you 
" fuggeft; the very Reafon you afilgn for doing it, is a very cogent and 
" powerful One, vix. To check the Licroachments of thtYxcnch, and to prcteSi 
" the Indians in Alliance icith Great-Britain ; and fuppofing it fhould be by 
" this Time compleated (which is not to be expecled) yet the whole Expence 
" would be ufelefs, unlefs it fliould have a Garrifon fufficient to anfwer the 
" good Purpcfes of its Eredion ; the Charge of v/hich ought to be defrayed 
" by all the Colonies on the Continent, in Proportion to the Advantage they 
" receive from the Friendfhip and Proteftion of the Six Nations. I would 
" not derogate in the leaft, from the Loyalty the good People of this Pro- 
" vince have fliewn, by the Aid they have aftbrded his Majefty in former 
" Expeditions ; and it will doubtlels have its due Weight when the Petition 
" to his Majefty, for Leave to emit a Sum of Money on Loan, fhall be under 
" the Confideration of his Minifters : But am forry fo frequently to hear the 
" Want of that Bill, given as an Excufe againfl raifing fuch Sums of Money 
" as the Government and Honour of the Province necefTarily require, when 
« 'tis well known that the private Circumftances of the landed Men, and 
" other Inhabitants in it, taken in general, equal thofe of any other Govern- 
" ments ; and I am afFraid your entirely declining afTifling in the Common 
" Caufe at this perilous Conjuncture, may be an Obflacle to your obtaining 
" his Majefly's Favour in that Particular. 

" It gives me a fenfible Satisfadion, to find you exprefs your Gratitude on 
" my calling you together at this Time, in Obedience to the Royal Orders^ 
" and am forry you eftecm it impradicable to yield any AfTiftance to the 
" other Colonies. There are very fev>- Colonies under his Majefly's immediate 

'' Government, 



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Government, who have any other Method of fupplying Money for necef- 
fary and emergent Services, but by Tax ; and the Method of railing it 
here, is chiefly your Province. And if his Majefty iliouid be pleafed to 
grant his Royal Leave to his Governor, to give his Affent to the Bill, for 
emitting jT 60,000, agreeable to the Prayer of your Petition, no Money 
cou'd be immediately raifed therefrom, as the Intereft is for a Number of 
Years to be re-emitted. 

" I undcrftood the laft Seffions aiBarlingfon, from mzny of the Membeis 
of your Houfe, that the Middle of May is a Seafon, at which yotJ could as 
well fpare a few Weeks from your private Affairs, as at any Time of the 
Year : And i fhou'd not have called you fooner, but in Obedience to the 
Commands I had received ; and which I have communicated to you : 
That Seafon of the Year is a Time of Plenty j ,,the Weather agreeable to 
moft Conftitutions, and the Days long : The laft happy Seffion, is an evi- 
dent Proof, that more Bufmefs may be done in a few Weeks at that Sea- 
fon, than has commxonly been difpatched in as many Months of a Winter 
Seflion ; whereby your Conftituents are eafed of a great Expence. As to 
your Defire of being difmiffed, till my Plealth will permit my attending 
at Amboy ; I am very willing to gratify youj but I can give you but little 
Expedtation of my attending there for a long Time to come, unlefs it 
fliould pleafe the infinite Difpofer of all Things, to ftrengthen me beyond 
my Expectations. The Difpatch I have always given to the Bufineis before 
me; the Eafe which the Piovince has enjoy 'd under my Adminiftration, 
and the great Weaknefs of my Body, (of which you are Eye-V/itnefles) 

■ gave me Reafon to think, the Houfe wou'd have ihown more Humanity 

■ and Tendernefs to me, than to complain of my calling them here on this 

• Occafion ; as 1 always have paid a pudual Obedience to the general In- 

• ftrudlion, when my Health permitted me fo to do. I doubt vv'hether any 
' impartial or difpalTionate Inhabitant of this Province, wou'd advife their 
' Reprefentatives, to make my not coming to Amboy, (when prevented by 
' the Aft of God,) a Pretence for deferring the neceffary Bufmefs of the 
' Government : And the Recefs which you (hall have till the Firft: Day of 
' June ncxly then to meet at Amboy, without further Notice, will give you 
' an Opportunity ; £\nd I hope you will confult with them, on the Matters 
' recommended in my Speech ; and then, by yoiw Condud at your next 
' Meeting, I fliall be able to judge, v^hether the good People of this Prc- 
' vince, have that Regard to a Governor, who has exerted his publick and 
' private Intereft for the Good of them, and their Pofterit_Y, that fuch a 
' Condudl deferves." 

^'T-ifr".\. T BELCHER. 

jlprtl -ic), 1754. J 

And then hisMajefty's V/rit of Adjournment, under the Great Seal of the 
Province, was read; whereby the General Affembly ftands adjourn'd to the 
Fir ft Day of yuue next, to meet at Perth-Auiboy. 

J^ T Virtue of aft Order of the Houfe oj General Affe^itbly^ I do 
appoi72t '^^vnQ^ Parker of Woodbridge, to print thefe Votes. 

CHARLES READ. 

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NEW-JERSEY. 



Perth-Amboy, Monday, June 2- 1754- 

PURSUANT to an Adjoarnment of the General Affcmbly to the firft 
'^^ D-y of thi- Inllant yune., and from thence by his Majefty's W it of 
AJi.)urnment to this D^y, the Houfe met ; and there not being a 
lufiicient Number of M-.mbers to proceed on Bufinefs, the Houfe 
adjourn'd tiii To-morrow Morning Nine o' Clock. 

Tuejday, June 4, 1754. 

The Houfe met, 

Mr. Low informed the Houfe, that his Excellency defired him to acquaint: 
them, ihac he h.d Noihing further to recommend to the Houfe than he had 
already done by his Speech at Eiizabeth-Town, and defired they would enter 
on Bufinefs. 

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

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider 
further of his Excellency's Speech ; and after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the Committee, 
rcporteif, that they had made ion\t Progrefs in the Mitters to them referred, 
and dcfhcd Leave to lit again j to which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That the Serjeant at Arms inform John Vanm'dd'.efworth, John Stevens, 
Jo'e-h Ellifs, Aaron Learning and Jacob Spicer, Efqrs, Members of this 
iioLile, that the Houfe requires their Attendance immediately. 

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

D Wednefda-j 



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Wcdnejday, June 5. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 
Ordered, 
That all the Statutes, Laws and Books, belonging to the Eaftern-Divifiori 
of this Province, purchafed for the Ufe of the Houfe of Affembly, be brought 
into the Houfe for the Perufal of the Members ; and that at the End of this 
Sefiions they be lodged with John Jobn/ion, Efq; one of the Members of this 
Houfe, for the farther Ufe of this Houie, he giving a Lifl of fuch Books, and 
a Receipt to the Clerk of the Houfe for the fame. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, in order 
to coniider further of his Excellency's Speech, and the Matters therein recom- 
mended ; and after fome Time fpent therein, M. . Speaker refumed the Chair, 
and Mr. Cooke, Chairman of the laid Committee, reported, that fome further 
Progrefs had been made in the Matters to them referred, and dclired Leave 
to fie again 3 to which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till two, F. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, in order 
further to confider the Matters recommended in his Excellency's Speech ; and 
after fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and IS/iT.Cooke 
from faid Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through the 
Matters to them referred, and had come to fome Refolutions ; which he was 
directed to report, when the Houfe would receive the fame. 

Ordered, 
That the Report be made immediately. 

Mr. Cooke reported the Refolutions of the Committee as follows, viz. 

Refolved, 
That a humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his 
Speech and MefTage : To which the Houfe agreed. 

Rejohed, 
That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a flrift Union among his 
Majefty's Colonies is abfolutely neceflary, to prevent the unjufl Encroachments 
of the I'rencb on his Majefty's Dominions; and that the Houfe ought to join 
with the reft of his Majefty's Colonies in the Expence of any well-concerted 
Scheme for that Purpofe, according to the Circumftances of this Province ; 
and when any General Plan Hiall be laid before the Houfe, they ought to 
provide for the fame. And on the Queftion, Whether the Houfe agrees 
thereto or not ? was carried in the Affirmative. 

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. 

Mr. JohnftoH, Mr. Dre, Mr. MickU, 

Ut. H'elherill, Ur.FauvorJf, Mr. £////5. 

Mr- Smith, iiU. Deacon, ■ Ml. Learning. 

Mt. Laif-itKCf, Mr. Cooke, 

Mr. Unlmcs, Mr. NeixsholJ, 

Mr. Lo-M. Mr. Hancock, 

Mr. Ogden, Mr. JV,od, 
Mr. Vanmiddlifworth, Mr. Mott, 

Mx.Ti/her, i>lr.£mltr. 

Refohed 



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Refohed, 
That his Majefty's Government of this Colony be fupported for one Year. 
To which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Motf, Mr. Fijher, and Mr. John/Ion, 
be a Committee to prepare a Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency. 
Ordered, 
That Mr. Learning, Mr. Low, Mr. ^ood, and Mr. Vanmiddlejivorth, be a 
Committee to bring in a Bill for the Support of Government. 

Ordered, 
That Mx.Hancock, Mx.Wetherill, and Mr.O^<^f«, be a Committee to enquire 
what Laws are expired, or are nigh expiring, by their own Limitation. 

A Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Freemen of the Borough 
of Elizabeth, was prefented to the Houfe, praying an Ad to be paffcd for the 
building and fupporting a Poor-houfe, Work-houfe, and Houfe of Corredion, in ■ 
the faid Borough oi Elizabeth ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition of "James Nicholfon, a Prifoner for Debt in the Goal of E[fex 
County, was prefented to the Houfe, fetting forth his long Imprifonment, 
and Incapacity to fatisfy his Creditors, praying the Houfe to take his diftreffed 
Cafe into Confideration, and grant him proper Relief ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading, 

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

Thurjday, June 6. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

A Petition of John Noe, a Prifoner for Debt in the Goal of "Perth- Amboy, 
was prefented to the Houfe, fetting forth his long Confinement, and praying 
Leave to make a Lottery for the Payment of his Debts ; which was read, 
and ordered a fecond Reading, 

A Petition of John Hyde, a Prifoner for Debt in the Goal of Somerfet 
County, was preftnted to the Houfe, praying that fome Method may be 
fallen upon to difcharge him from his Coniincment ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of the County of Siijfex, complaining of undue 
Proceedings of a Number of the Inhabitants of faid Su([ex County, in eleding 
the Place for the building and ereiting a Court-Houfe in faid County, and 
fetting forth the Ill-conveniences of having the Court-Houfe in the Place where 
eledled, praying the Houfe to pafs a fupplementary Ad for appo'nting Commif- 
fioners for fettling and appointing the Place for the building the faid Court- 
Houfe in faid County; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the upper 
Part of the County of Somerfet, was prefented to the Houfe, praying an 
Amendment may be made to an Ad of this Province, entitled. An Ad for the 
better laying out, regulating, and preferring publick Roads and High-ways 
throughout this Province, and praying for Liberty to build and ered Swinging 
Gates, 6fc. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The 



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The Seijep.nt at Arms attending, was called in, and informed the Houfc, 
that he had performed the Order of the Houfc. 

Mr. Stnitb, purfuant to a former Order of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, 
entitled, yjn Ad /.-r tlebinidiiig atid maintaining a Bridge over Raway River, 
near Murlh's MJIs, betiveen the County of Middlefex and the County of EfTex, 
and direUling the Method for raifmg of Money for the fame ; and for each 
Town in the County of Middlefex to build and tnaintain the Bridges that are 
ncceffciry at the Exfeiicc of the Toior.s wherein juch Bridges are wanting, 
which was read, and ordered a fccond Reading. 

A Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of Shrewsbury Townfliip, was 
prcfentcd to the Houie, praying that an Aft may be pdkd, that all large 
Bridges or Caufeways already built, or neccffiry to be built hereafter, in the 
Counry cf Monmouth, m.iy be built and repaired at a publick Charge of the 
whole County ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants living on and near Woodbury Creek, in the 
County of Glouccfier, praying Leave to bring in a B;!], for maintaining the 
Dams and Banks on IVoodbury Creek for damming out the Tide, and for 
clearing out the !„id Cretk and Branches, and tor appointing Commiilloners 
for afleiring the Damages that may accrue to the Perfons that may be damnified 
thereby ; was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Learning from the Commdttce appointed for that Purpofe, brought in 
a Bill for Support of Government; which was read, and ordered a fecond 
Reading. 

The Koufe adjourn'd till two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the County of Suffex, 
refpediing the place for building a Cooi-t-Houfe, was read a fecond Time, 
and referred to further Confideration. 

Orderedy 
That Mr. Laiorence, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Learning, Mr. Mickle, and Mr. Wood, 
be a Committee to join a Committee of the Council, to infped the Treafurer's 
Accnmpts ; and alio to infpedt and burn the cancelled Bills, and make Report 
to the lloufe : And that Mr. Deacon and Mr, Hancock do inform the Council 
thereof, and dtfire them to appoint a Committee for that Purpofe ; and that 
they will pleafe to appoint the Time and Place of Meeting. 

Mr. Hancock reported, that Mr. Deacon and himfelf delivered the MefTage 
of the Houfe with them intruded, to the Speaker in Council. 

Ordered, 
That Samuel Smith, Efq; do forthwith fend to this Houfe, all the Copies of 
the Recoids and Papers relating to the original Conflitution of the Colony, 
bv the next Stage ; and that the Clerk of this Houle do fend him a Copy of 
this Order. 

A Petition oi Johannes Doremus, a Foreigner, praying an Ad for naturalizing 
bin-!, was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The 



The Koufe refuming the Report of the Committees of Accounts, made the 
eighth Day of June lall part, touching the old Arrears and Deficiences of the 
feveral Counties therein mentioned : After mature Deliberation thereon, it is 
ordered, that Mr. Lawrence, Mr. F/JJjer, and Mr. Holmes, be a Committee 
to bring in a Bill, to oblige the Couniits oi Middlefex, Bergen, Epx, Burlington 
and Cape-May, to pay their refpedtive Arrears and Deficiences ; and to enable 
the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of the faid Counties, to profecute the 
Delinquents vvhofe Duty it was to have paid the faid Sums. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o' Clocks 

I 

Friday, June 7. 1754. 

• The Houfe met. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Cape-May, was prefented to the Houfe, 
praying that Gr iif -Mills in that County may be for the future exempted 
from Taxation ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Ordered, 
That the Treafurers of each Divifion of this Province, forthwith lay before 
the Houfe, the Duplicates of the laft Tax for the Support of Government, 
agreable to the laft Support-Bill, in order to enable the Houfe to fettle the 
Quotas of the feveral Counties in Support of Government ; and that the 
Clerk ferve them with a Copy of this Order. 

A Meflage from the Council by Mr. Johnjlon, in the following Words : 

' Ordered, 
* That Mr. Rude, Mr. Kemble, and Mr. AJl^field, or any two of them, be a 
' Committee, to join the Committee of the Houfe of AfTembly, in order to 

* infpedl the Treafurer's Accounts, and to examine and burn the cancelled 

* Money ; and that the Committee meet for that Purpofe at the Treafurer's 

• on Monday next, at four o' Clock in the Afternoon : And that Mr. Johnjlon 

• do acquaint the Houfe of AfTembly therewith. 

' By Order of the Houfe, 

' Andrew Smvth, D. CI. Council. 

The Bill for Support of Government, was read the fecond Time, arid 
committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. 

The Treafurer of the Weftern Divifion laid before the Houfe, the Duplicates 
of the lail Taxation, which he had received from the feveral Counties of the 
Weftern Divifion. 

The Committee appointed to correfpond with the Agent, laid before the 
Houfe, his feveral Letters for fome Time paft ; which were read, and ordered 
to lye on the Table for the Perufal of the Members. 

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

The Houle met. 

A Petition of Hendrick Beuf, Hendrick Beuf, jun. and Cornelius Parant, 
Foreigners, praying an Aft for naturalizing them, was read, and ordered a 
fecond Reading. 

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The Treafurer of the Eaftern DIvIfion laid before the Houfe, all the 
Duplicates of the laft Taxation for that Divifion, except thofe for the County 
of Bergen, for which he faid he had ordered Profecution, as foon as Dilcovery 
of theColleilor of that County could be made ; and alfo two other Duplicaws, 
one for the Townfhip of Newark, in the County of £^'^, and the other for 
the TownOiip of Strafford, in the County of Monmouth. . 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to proceed 
on the Bill for Support of Government ; and after fome Time fpent therein, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Hancock from faid Committee, 
reported, that fome Progrefs had been made in the Matters to them referred, 
and defired Leave to fit again ; to which the Houfe agreed. 

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

Saturday, '^iine 8. 1754. 

The Houfe met, 

The Petitions o{ Johannes Dar emus, Jlendrick Beuf, Hendrick Beuf,pn. and 
Cornelii^s Parauf, praying to be naturalized, were read a fecond Time. 

And it appearing to the Houfe, that they have taken the Oaths, and made 
and fubfcribed the Declaration, aecordins; to Law. 
Ordered, 
That they have Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe. 
And thereupon Mr. Johnfton prefented fuch Bill to the Houfe ; which 
was'received and read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants oi Cape May, praying that Grift-Mills in that 
County may be for the future exempted from Taxation, was read the fecond Time 
4nd referred to the Confideration of the Houfe; and on the Queflion, whether 
the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not ? it was carried in the Negative. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to proceed 
on the Bill for Support of Government : After fome Time fpent therein, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Haricock, Chairman of the Committee, 
reported, that fome further Progrefs had been made in the Matters to them 
referred, and defired Leave to fit again; to which the Houfe agreed. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Ogden have Leave to be abfent till Tuefday next, on urgent Bufinefs. 

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

Monday, 'June 10. 1754. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd to two, P. M. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o' Clock. 

Tuejday, June w, 1754. 

The Houfe met, and adjourn'd to two, P. M, 

The Houfe met. 

The 



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The Petition of the Mayor, Recorder and others. Inhabitants of the Borough 
oi Elizabeth, for ereding and fupportinga Work-houfe in faid Borough, was 
read the fecond Time. 
Ordered, 

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer 
of faid Petition. 

And accordingly Mr. Ogden, in Behalf of faid Petitioners, prefented a Bill 
to the Houfe, entitled. An Adl to enable the Mayor, Recorder^ Aldermen and 
Common-Cctincil-Men of the free Borough and T(5w« o/" Elizabeth, to build a 
Foor-Houje, JVork-hoiife and Houfe of CorreSiion within the Jaid Borough, and 
to mate Rules, Orders and Ordinances for the Government of the fame -, and to 
repair the Goals of jaid Borough f which was received and read, and ordered 
a fecond Reading. 

The Petition of James Nicholfon, a Prifoner for Debt in "Effex Goal, and 
the Petition of Jolm Noe, a Prifoner for Debt in Perth- Amboy Goal, and alfo 
the Petition of John Hyde, a Prifoner for Debt in Somerfet Goal, were all 
read the fecond Time,and referred to further Confideration at the next Seflions 
of General AfTembly ; and ordered that all the Creditors of the feveral Petitioners 
that have any Objedtions againfl an Infolvent Act being pafTed in their Favour, 
bring in their Objections to the General Affembly, the firft Week of the next 
Seflions. 

The Bill, entitled, An AQ.fer the building and maintaining a Bridge over 
R3.wsiy River, near Mat ih' s Adi lis, between the County of Middkfex and the 
County of Effex, and directing the Method for raifing of Money for the fame ; 
and for each Tou^n in the County of Middlefex to build and maintain the 
Bridges that are neceffdry at the Kxpence of the 'Towns wherein fuch Bridges 
are wanting, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Qacftion, whether the 
Bill be committed or not ? it was carried in the Negative. 



Y E A S. 


YEAS. 


Mr. Stevens, 


■ Mr. Mki/r. 


Mr. Snifh, 


Mr. Huncock, 


Mr. O^dei, 


Mr. //;< 


Mr. DtacoH, 


Mi. Emity. 



NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. WithiriU, 


Mr. Cooke, 


Mr. Lcv:re)rce, 


Mr. Klllfs. 


Mr. Holmes, 


Mr. Learning. 


Mr. Tijcer, 


Mr.Sf.:cer, 


Mr. Die, 


Mr. Moa, 


Mr. Vaanjcrfi, 





Tlie Bill for Naturalizing Johannes Doremus, Hendrick Beuf, Hendrick 
Bvuf, jun. and Cornelius Paraxt, was read the fecond Time, and committed 
to Mr. Fifher and Mr. Die. 

Mr. Hancock from the Committee appointed to enquire what Laws are 
ulready expired, or are nigh expiring, by their own Limitation, reported, that 
the A(X for Relief of poor difirejed Prifoner s for Debt, is already expired. 

The Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of the upper Part of Somerfet 
County, praying for an Amendment to the Atl, entitled, An A£l for the better 
laying out, regulating, and prejerving publick Roads and High-ways throughout 
this Province, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants living bordering on IVoodbury Creek, praying 
for an Act for the maintaining and fupporting theDams on faid Woodbury Creek 
for flopping out the Tide, i^c. was read the fecond Time, and referred to 
further Confideration, TJ^e 



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The Petition of the Inhabitants of Shrenvshiiry TownHiip, prsyin^^ that 
Bridges andCaufeways in that Townfliip,may be built and repaired at a publick 
Chaige, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o'CIock. 

Wednefday, June 12. 1754. 
The Houfe met. 

Ordered, Ncmine Contradicente^ 
That Mr. Mott and Mr. Emky do wait on his Excellency, and acquaint 
him, That the Houfe having taken into Confideration his Excellency's MefTage 
of the 8th of June, 1753, relating to the Appointment oi Enoch Anderfon, as 
Sheriff of the County of Hunterdon, and the Refolutions of the Houfe thereon, 
cifeem it our Duty to make the following Anfwer to that MefTage ; but as 
we are informed, the laid Anderfon is removed from bis Office, fhall be the 
lefs particular on that Headj and principally confine our felves to the fubjcct 
Matter couched in the lalt Paragraph of his Excellency's faid MelTage, whereby 
he is pleafed to obferve, that ' after an Aoi is pajVd by the Legijlature, no 
'■ fjngle Branch can expound upon tt ; but that it is always entirely left to the 
' J^^^S'-'^ "f ^^^' Land, and others learned in the Law, and to fuch a Decljion 
he was ' very ready to jubmit the prefent Cafe ; and if it fkould be then deter-- 
' mined to be a Grievance, he would immediately redrefs it ;' which we fuppofe 
his Excellency hath done, upon a Convidtion that it was (o : But why he 
fhould appeal from the Opinion of this Houfe, to the Judges of the Land, 
and others learned in the Law, for a Determination in this Cafe, is difficult to 
reconcile ; feeing our Conftitution forbids any fuch Interpofition in Matters 
determined by our Houfe to be Grievances ; rlor could their Opinion, who are 
of a lefs Authority, be conclufive to us j for to fuppofe oiherwile, would be 
like a River's rifing above its Fountain, and fl:opping the natural Force thereof; 
and admitting the Judges of the Land, and others learned in the Law, had 
been different in Opinion from the Houfe in the prefent Cafe, yet that would 
not have prevailed on us to yield the Point infiftcd on, becaufe we elfeem it 
our undoubted Right, to enquire into and complain of the Breach of any Law 
by which we are governed, and to fee that our Complaint is regarded : This 
his Excellency mull; be fenfible is well eflabliffied by our Conflitution, by 
divers inconteffible Authorities, too many to infert here at large ; wherefore 
we fliall only inftance the famous Cafe of Ship-Money, in the Reign of King 
Charles the Firft, who had the Opinion of the Judges in Support of his 
Conducft, and thofe Gentlemen were undoubtedly as learned in the Law as 
any of the Judges of this Colony, yet their Determination was not Oonclufive 
to the Houfe of Commons : Moreover, is not this Right flrongly enforced by 
Reafon? for could wc fuppofe an AfTembly (the Reprefentative Body of the' 
People) velT:ed with no other Power than that of having one fingle Voice in 
the enadting of Laws, without a Right of feeing the fame impartially executed; 
then would not the Executors of thofe Laws be in Effedl left at Liberty to 
adminifler the fam^e gs they fliould think proper ? and if agreed among them- 
felves to treat the Laws with a total Dilregard, then might they not in fuch 
Cafe fiibditute their Will and Pleafure in the Room thereof ! whereby Law 
would ceafe to be a Rule of Government, and the People fill under the 
abfolute Power of a few arbitrary and defpotick Officers ! and Ihould not an 

Event 



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Event fo deftrudive to the Liberties of the People, be carefully and flrongly 
guarded againft, by the Interpofition of thofe who have a Right of giving or 
witholding Rewards, according as the fame may or may not be merited ! 
Surely thofe Fads are too obvious to be denied, and we hope will never 
hereafter be controverted in this Colony. 

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill for 
Naturalizing 'Johannes Doremus, Mendrick Beuf, Hendrick Beuf, jun. and 
Cornelius Parant, reported the fame without any Amendments ; which was 
read, and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

That the faid Bill be engrofled. 

The Bill, entitled. An A€t to enable the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and 
Common-Council-men of the fret Borough and Town of Elizabe;h, to build a 
Poor-houfe, Work-hoUfe and Houfe of CorreBion within the jaid Borough, and 
to make Rules, Orders and Ordina^ices for the Govermnent of the fame ; and to 
repair the Goals of faid Borough; was read the fccond Time, and committed 
to Mr. FiJJjer, Mr. Low, and Mr. Stevens. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into' a Committee of the whole Houfe, to examine 
and confider all the Original Grants, Conceffions, Records and Papers, collected 
by Order of the General Affembly, relating to the fundamental Conditiitions 
of this Colony, in order for printing the fame: After fome Time fpent therein, 
Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Cooke from the faid Committee, 
reported, that fome Progrefs had been made in the Matters under their Conli- 
deration J and defired Leave to fit again j to which the Houfe agreed. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to two, F. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Bill for naturalizing Johannes Doretnus, Hendrick Beuf, Hendrick 
BeuJ, jun. and Cornelius Parant, was read and compared ; and on the Qjeilion, 
Refohed, 
' That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 
That the Speaker do fign the fame. 

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

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

Thurfdayy June 13. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Fi/Jjer reported, that Mr. Vanvorfi and himfelf delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Johnjion have Leave to be abfent, on argent Bufincfs. 

F The 



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The Houfe adjourn'd to two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to proceed 
on the Bill for Support of Government : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr. Hancock from faid Committee, reported, 
that the Committee had made fome further Progrefs in the Matters to them 
referred, and defired Leave to fit again ; tfc which the Houfe agreed. 

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

Friday, June 14. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

Mr. Cooke, from the Committee appointed to draw a Draught of an Addrefs 
to his Excellency, reported, ihat they had drawn the fame ; and with Leave 
prefented it to the Houfe ; and the fame being read, and feveral Amendments 
thereunto made, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled. 

Mr. FiJJ:>er, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, 
jin A£t to enable the Mayor, "Recorder, Aldermen and Common-Council-Men 
of the free Borough and Town o/' Elizabeth, to build a Poor-houfe, Work-boufe 
and Houfe of CorreBion within the faid Borough, and to make Rules, Orders and 
Ordinances for the Government of the fame ; and to repair the Goals of the faid 
Borough ; reported the fame with Amendments ; which was read j and fome 
other Amendments being made thereto in the Houfe. 
Ordered, 

The faid Bill as amended be engroffed. 

Mr. Mott reported, that Mr. Emley and htmfelf delivered the Meflage of 
the Houfe with them entrufted, to his Excellency. 

The Houfe adjourn'd to two, P. M. 

The Houfe met. 

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared. 

Ordered, 
That faid Addrefs be figned by Mr. Speaker. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Stevens and Mr.Wctherill, do wait on his Excellency, anddefire 
to know when he will be waited on by the Houfe with their Addrefs. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Morris, fetting forth the 
Difficulties they labour under in electing Reprefentatives to ferve in General 
Affembly, by their not having the Poll adjourned from the County from which 
they was fevered to faid County of Morris, praying an Adt to relieve the Diffi- 
culties they labour under, was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Wetherill and himfelf delivered the Meflage 

with them entrufted to his Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, the Houfe 

fhould foon hear from him. 

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A Petition of Anthony Woodward, William Tapfcof, Richard Britain, and 
Benjamin Stille, fetting forth, that they were complained of for a forcible 
Entry, and accordingly had Trial, and were acquitted by a Jury of the County 
of Monmouth ; after which Acquittance they were taken Prifoners ; and not- 
withftanding they produced a Copy of the faid Jury's Verdidl in their Favour, 
Samuel Nevill, Efq; ordered them to pay Three Shillings each to himfelf, and 
Ten Shillings each to yohn Taylor, Efq; which they complain of as a Grievance, 
praying fuitable Redrefs ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Clerk of the Council : 

Mr. Speaker, His Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive 
the AddreCs of the Houfe. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait 
on his Excellency ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and 
reported, that the Houfe had waited on his Excellency, and delivered their 
Addrefs in the following Words, viz. 

To His Excellency JONATHAN BELCHER, Erg; Captain General 
and Governor in Chief in and over His Majefty's Province of Nova-Csfarea, 
or New-Jerfey, and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor 
and Vice-Admiral in the fame, &c. 

The Humble ADDRESS of the Reprefentatives of the faid Province, 
in General Alfembly met. 

May it pleafe Tour Excellency ; 

TT7E His Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal Sabjeds, the Reprefentatives of 
^* the Colony of New-Jerfey, in General AlTcmbly mor, have again 
taken Your Excellency's Speech into our Confideration; and have ordered a 
Bill to be brought in for the Support of his Majefty's Government j have 
appointed a Committee to infpedl the Laws, and conie to a Refolution to alfift 
the neighbouring Colonies againft the Encroachments of the Fi-ench, in any 
well-concerted Scheme for that Purpofc, in Proportion to the Circumftances 
of this Colony, and that wc ought to provide for the lame, when ever it ftiall 
be laid before us. 

This Houfe have always efteem'd a Harmony and good Agreement with 
your Excellency and the Council, to be for the Benefit of the Colony ; and 
from this Difpofition have hitherto pafs'd over moft of the Refledions you 
have been pleafed to caft on our Conduft, in lome of your Speeches and 
Meffages ; but no Harmony can long fubfift, unlefs the fame good Difpofitions 
and Intereft unite thofe concern'd in it ; and are forry to fay, that we can't 
look upon feveral Expreflions in your laft MefTage to us at Elizabeth-Town, 
any Ways tending to cement the fame ; and are concerned, that your Excel- 
lency fliou'd view our Tranfadions in a wrong Light : It is therefore incumbent 
on us, to Ihew your Excellency, that this Houfe is not guilty of that Difrelpedt 
and Ingratitude that you infinuate in your faid Mefllige, wherein you fay, that 
our Method of anfwcring your Speech by a Meflage, is unufual if not without 
Precedent, and treating his Majefty's Reprefcntative with lefs Refpedt than was 
due to the Commiffion he has the Honour to bear, or to his own kind and 

benevolent 



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benevolent Intentions, for the promoting the Welfare of the good People of 
this Province, whom we reprefent : Wc would have been glad, if your Excel- 
lency had given them Reafon to have faid, that you had truly reprefented his 
Majcfty, in redrefling his People's Grievances, as well as by CommifTion; then 
thisHoiifc would have readily acknowledged the Juftice and Care of your 
Adminiftration, and have faved you the Labour of writing and fending your 
own Encomiums to this Houfe by a Meflage. Its well known to your Excel- 
lency, that when the Meflage you complain of was fent to you by this Houfe, 
that the Council was gone from Eliza be th-Toian ; therefore we fent that 
Mefl-ige to prevent unneceffary Charge to the Colony, by the Aflembly's 
waiting to deliver an Addrefs to the Governor in Council : And had you been 
pleafed to have put thofe kind and benevolent Intentions (that you tell us of,) 
into Pradice, you would not have taken the leaft Offence at that Method of 
anfwering your Speech, even if it had been unufual and without Precedent ; 
but on the contrary, have we not Reafon to think, that other Governors, who 
do as much reprefent his Majefly by Commiffion as your Excellency, have 
had their Speeches anfwered by Mefl'uges from their Aflcmblies, and no 
Exceptions taken thereat. 

, We beg Leave further to obferve, that your kind and benevolent Intentions 
no Ways appears, by your charging this Houfe with Want of Humanity and 
Tendernefs to a Governor, who, you are pleafed to fay, has exerted his publick 
and private Interefl for the Good of the Inhabitants of this Province, and their 
Pofl:erity : Its well known, that your Excellency has had as large Sums of 
Money given to you by the AfTemblies, as any Governor of this Colony ever 
had ; and that continued even after your Removal from Burlington, and 
dwelling in an inconvenient Part of the Colony ; and we arc truly ignorant of 
any Inftances of our Inhumanity to your Excellency. 

In what Manner your Excellency has exerted your publick and private 
Interefl for the Good of the Lihabitants of this Province, we are at a Lofs to 
know : If its the Removing their Grievances ; it is with Concern we are 
obliged to fay, that we don't know, that you ever agreed either with this or 
any other Houfe of AfTcmbly, that any of the Grievances they complain'd of 
\ve;e fo, unlefs in the Cafe of Enoch Anderfon. If any Reprefentation fliould 
be neccfTary to be made Home, in Favour of his Majefty's moft dutiful Subjeds 
of Neif-Jerley ; we don't think, that your conflantly finding Fault with nnd 
blaming our Condud, any Ways tends to place them in that favourable Light 
with his Majefty, that their Loyalty deferves. The Duty we owe our 
Conftituents, has obliged us to be thus plain with your Excellency, in order 
to maintain a good Agreement between your Excellency and his Majefty's 
Subjeds under your Government, which this Houfe heartily defires. 

By Order of the Houfe, 

Several of the Members being "> 

of the People called ^oLrs./ C H A. READ, Speaker. 

agree to the Subllance of tliis* 
Addrefs, with their ufual Ex- 
ception to the Stile. 

Mr. Stevens, by Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Ad to 
the A£l, entitled, An Ad for the Relief of the Foor ; which was read, and 
ordered a fecond Reading. A 



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A Meffage from the Council, by Mr.^JJoJield, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have paffed the Bill, entitled. An KQi for naturalizing "Johannes 
Dor emus, Hendrick Beuf^ Hendrick Beuf,jun. and Cornelius Parant , without 
any Amendments. 

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

Saturday, June 15. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to the A6f, entitled. An ASffor 
the Relief of the Poor, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. 
Spicer, Mr. Wet her ill, and Mr. Newbold. 

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Mayor, Recorder^ Aldermen 
and Common-Council-men of the free Borough andT^onvn 0/ Elizabeth, to build a 
Poor-houfe, Work-houfe and Houfe of Correction within the f aid Borough, and to 
make Rules, Orders and Ordinances for the Governing of the fame ; and to repair 
the Goals of the Jaid Borough, was read, and compared ; and on the Queftion, 

Refolved, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame.- 

Ordered, 
That Mr. L010 and Mr. Ogden do carry the faid Bill to the Council, 
for their Concurrence. 

The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to proceed 
on the Bill for Support of Government : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. 
Speaker refumed the Chair,and ^{x.Hancock from the faid Committee, reported, 
that the Committee had gone through the Matters to them referred, and 
h^d come to fundry Refolutions ; which he was dicefted to report, when the 
Houfe will pleafe to receive the fame. 

Ordered, 
That the Report be made immediately. 

According to Order, Vix .Hancock reported the Refolutions of the Committee 
of the whole Houfe, on the Bill for Support of Government, and fettling 
the Quotas, i£c. as follows, viz. 

Refolved, 
That the Government be fupported for one Year, to commence the 21ft of 
May laft, and to end the 2 ifl of May next. To which the Houfe agreed. 

Refolved, 
That in and by the faid Bill, when pafled into a Law, there be paid to his 
Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Elq; at the Rate of ^. looo, per Annum: 
And on the Queftion, Whether the Houfe agrees thereto or not ? it was 
carried in the Affirmative. 

G YEAS, 



YEAS. 


YEAS. 


Mt. Stevens 


Mr. Cookt, 


Mr. Wethtrill, 


Mr. Kcwbold, 


Mr. Smith, 


Mr. A/zV-f/i. 


Mr. Z,5Tv, 


Mr. £////}. 


Mr. Ogien, 


Mr. Hancock, 



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NAYS. 
Mr. LaiL-rence^ 
Mr. f/o/wf/, 
Mr. A/o//, 
Who »1I voted for £. 800. 

Mr. Vanmiddlifvitrth, Mr. Wood, 

Mr. Fijhtr, Mr. Learning. 

Mr. Z>/>, Mr. S^/Vf;-, 

Mr. Vatiijorjt, Mt.Emley. 
Mr. Deacon, 

To Samuel Nevill, Efq; Second Juflice of th« Supreme Court of this 
Colony, at the Rate of ^. 25, /"fr Annum. 

To Richard Salfar, Efq; Third Judge of the Supreme Court, at the 
Rate of £. 25, per Annum. 

To Jo/^/^ War r ell, Efq; Attorney General, at the Rate of jC.30, ^^r Annum. 

To Andrew Johnjlon, and Samuel Smith, Efqrs, Treafurers of this Colony, 
each at the Rate of ^ 40, /»fr Annum. 

To Richard Partndge, Efq; or the Agent for the Time being, appointed , 
by the Houfe of Reprefentatives, at the Rate of £. 80, per Annum. 

To Charles Read, Efq; Clerk of the Council, at the Rate of ^.30, per Annum. 

To John Smyth, Efq; Clerk of the Circuits, at the Rate of ^.20, per Annum. 

To the Door-Keepcr of the Council, at the Rate of ^. 10, per Annum. 

To the Governor, for Houfe-Rent, at the Rate of ^. 60, per Annum. 

To the Chief Juftice, or any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for 
attending Circuit-Courts, and Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner 
prefcribed by the Adt, the Sum of Ten Founds each Time. 

To each of the Council, for the Time they refpedively have attended, 
or fliall attend, at this or any other Sitting of General Aflembly, within the 
Time aforefaid. Six Shillings per Dietn. 

To each of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for their refpedive 
Attendance, the Sum of Eight Shillings per Diem ; alfo Four pence per Sheet, 
reckoning ninety Words to the Sheet, for entring the Minutes fair in the Book, 
and copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer. Alfo to Abraham Clark, 
jun. for Pen, Ink and Paper, for this and the late Sitting at Elizabeth-Town, 
'Thirty Shillings. 

To James Parker, or any other Printer that now is or hereafter fliall be 
appointed, for printing the Minutes of the Houfe, and Laws pafled within the 
Time aforefaid, fuch Sums as Charles Read, Hendrick Fijher, John Johnfton, 
Shobal Smith, William Mickle, and Jo/eph Ellifs, Efqrs, or any two of them, 
fhall agree for. 

To Samuel Nevill, and Samuel Smith, Efqrs, for Printing the Original 
Conceffions of this Colony ; or to Aaron Learning, and Jacob Spicer, Efqrs, 
whoever of them performs the faid Bufinefs, the Sum of Two-pence per Sheet 
for 170 of faid Books, with reafonable Allowance for binding. 

To the Serjeant at Arms attending this Houfe, within the Time aforefaid. 
Three Shillitigs per Diem. 

To 



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To the Serjeant at Arms attending the Council, as aforefaid, Three Shillings 
per Diem. 

To the Door- Keeper attending this Houfe as aforefaid, T^bree Shillings and 
fix pence per Diem. 

To Robert Ogden, Efq; Twenty Shil/ingSy to pay Mary Dennis for the Ufc 
of a Room for the Houfe, during the late Sitting at Elizabeth-Toivn, 

To Andrew Johnjlon^ Efq; the Sum of Fifteen Shillings per Week, to pay 
for the Ufe of a Room, Fire- Wood and Candles, for the Council, during this 
or any other Sitting of General Affembly within the faid Term. 

To each of the Members of this Houfe, the Sum of Six Shillings per Diem, 
for the Time they have refpedively attended, or fhall attend, at this or any 
other Sitting, during the Time aforefaid. 

To all which fevcral Sums the Houfe agreed. 

And the Houfe taking into Confideration the Report of the Committee of 
the whole Houfe on the Bill for the Support of Government, and fettling the 
Quotas, (^c. and a Debate arifing on forae Words in the laft enadling Claufe 
but one, the Queflion was put. Whether the Words [ for what he Leafes'] 
fhall be taken out, and the Words [on the Lands aforefaid] be inferted in the 
Room thereof? it was carried in the Negative. 

YE AS. 
Mr. Stnit^, 
Mr. Laivrtnce, 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Learning., 
Mr. Spicer, 
Mr. Mott. 



And on the Queflion, Whether the faid Bill be engrofTed or not ? it was 
carried in the Affirmative. 

NAYS. 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Motf. 



NAYS. 


NAYS. 


Mr. Stevens, 


Mr. Deacont 


Mr. Wetherill, 


Mr. Cooke, 


Mr. L<r.v, 


Mr. NetoboU, 


Mr. Ogden, 


Mr. Mickle, 


Mr. VanmiddlePiicarth, 


Mr. Ellifs. 


Mr. fijher. 


Mr. Hancock, 


Mr. Die, 


Mr. mod, - 


Mr. Vanwrji, 


Mr. Emley, 



YEAS. 


YEAS, 


Mr. Stevens, 


Mr. Deacon, 


Mr. Wetherill, 


Mr. Cooke, 


Mr. Smith, 


Mr. Neiubela, 


Mr. La'wrence, 


Mr. Mickle, 


Mr. Loiu, 


Mr. Einrs, 


Mr. Ogden, 


Mr. Hancock, 


Mr. V anmiddlef'worth , 


Mr. Wood, 


Mr. Tijher, 


Mr. Learning, 


Mr. Die, 


Mr. Spicer, 


Mx.'Fan'vorJi, 


Mr. Emley. 



Ordered, 
TThat the faid Bill be engroffed. 



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Mr. Low reported, that Mr. Ogden and himfelf delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morping nine o' Clock. 

Mondayl 



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Monday^ June 17. 1754." 

The Houfe met, 

Mr. Spker, from the Committee to whom the Bill, entitled, A Supplementary 
h(X to the Law entitled. An Adl for the Relief of the Poor, was committed, 
reported, that they had gone through the fame, and made feveral Amendments 
thereto ; which he was ready to report, when the Houfe would be pleafed 
to receive the fame. 

Ordered, 
That the Report be made immediately. 

Whereupon the faid Bill was read, with the Amendments in their Places, 
and confidered ; and the Houfe being of Opinion, that the fame required 
more mature Deliberation. 

Ordered, 
That the faid Bill be referred for further Confideration at fome future Seffion, 

Mr. Mott, according to Leave, brought in a Bill, entitled, An Adl for 
(ettVmg the ^otas of the Counties of Morris and SufTex, in the Fund direBed 
to be raifed at diff'erent Periods by Provincial Taxes, &c. which was read, 
and ordered a lecond Reading. 

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

Tuefday, June 18, 1754. 
The Houfe met. 

The Bill, entitled, An Adt for fettling the ^otas of the Counties 0/ Morris 
izWSuflex, &c, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Mott and 
Mr. Emley. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Morris, praying Power 
to remove the Poll into the faid County of Morris, in the Eledlion of Repre- 
fentatives, was read the fecond Time, and ordered to be referred to further 
Confideration. 

The Complaint of Anthony Woodward, William Tapfcott, ' Richard Britain 
and Benjafnin Stillc, againft Samuel Nevill, Efq; was read the fecond Time, 
and ordered, that the Confideration thereof be referred to next Seflions j 
and that the Clerk of this Houfe do ferve Mr. Nevill with a Copy of the 
faid Complaint, and this Order. 

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, the Copy of a Report of the Committee 
of the Lords of Trade and Plantations, to the Right Honourable the Lords 
of the Committee of His Majcfiry's mofl Honourable Privy-Council, for 
Plantation Affairs ; which was read, and is as follows. 



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To the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of His Majeftfs vioji 
Honourable Privy Council, Jor plantation Affairs. 

* My Lords, 

* -rjURSUANT to your LordOiips Orders, dated the iSth o^ December hd, 
' y we have had under our Confideration, the humble Petition of the Houfe 

* of Reprefentativesof the Colony oi NiW-Jer fey, in General Affembly met, and 

* the humble Renionftrance of Richard Partridge, Agent for the faid Colony, 

* to his Majefty, humbly praying, for the Reaions therein contained, that his 

* Majefty will be pleafed to grant his Royal Leave to the Governor, to give 
' his AfTent to a Bill for making current Sixty Thoufand Pounds in Bills of 

* Credit, upon the like Footing of thofe heretofore emitted in that Colony by 

* his Majefty's Confent j and having been attended by Mr. Partridge, with 
' Mr. Field, his Council, and heard what they had to offer in Support of the 

* Allegations of the faid Petition and Remonftrance ; 

* WE beg Leave to acquaint Your Lordfhips ; 

* That the Bills of Credit created andiffued in New-Jerfey, in the Years 
' 1730, and 1733, on the Model of which the Affembly of that Province 

* now pray Leave to emit the further Sum of Sixty Thoufand Pounds, were 

* lent out to the Inhabitants upon Land-Security, of double the Value of the 
' Sum lent, at Five per Cent. Intereft, and were made current, and a legal 

* Tender in all Payments, and for the Difcharge of all Debts and Contradts 

* whatfoever, during the Term of fixtecn Years. 

* That it has been reprefented to us, that the iffuing Bills of Credit upon 

* Loan within this Province, has been found to be the leaft burthenfome 

* Method of levying Taxes for the Support of Government, and has alfo been 

* of great Service, in enabling the Inhabitants to extend and improve their 

* Trade and Settlements ; and that as they have little or no Silver or Gold 

* circulating in the Province, it would have been impoffible to have carried 
' on their Trade and Dealing without fome fuch Medium. 

* That as the Time for the Continuance of the Currency of thefe Bills is 

* now expired, and the Whole of them entirely funk and deftroyed, purfuant 
' to the Diredlions of the Afts, except about Three Thoufand Pounds, which 
' is ftill outftanding, tho' without any Currency as a legal Tender ; the 
' Province will be reduced to the greateff Diflrefs, and difabled from carrying 

* on Trade, or raifing Supplies for the Support of Government, unlefs relieved 

* by a new E million. 

' From the Evidences laid before us, of the Effeft and Operation of the 

* Bills of Credit formerly iffued in this Province, and from the Reprefentations 

* of Pcrfons well acquainted with the Nature of Paper ?vIoney in general : 
' WE are inclined to believe, that a moderate Quantity iffued upon proper 

* Security, and having a proper Fund for its Redemption within a limitted 
' Time, may operate to the Advantage of a Trading Colony, ferve to improve 
' and extend the Settlement of it, and may alfo be the leaft burthenlome 

* Method of levying Money for the Support of Government : But we can by 

* no Means agree in Opinion with the Petitioners, that the making fuch Paper 
' Money a legal Tender in all Payments, is either neccffary or proper ; but on 

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' the Contrary, has been declared by Parliament, in a Refolation of the Houfe 
' of Commons of the 25th of April, 1740, to be a fruftrating of the Ad of 
' the 6th of Qaeen Anne, for afcertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in the 
' Plantations, and to have been a great Difcouragement to the Commerce of 
' this Kingdom, by occafioning a Confufion in Dealings, and a Leffcning of 
' Credit in thofe Parts. It is alfo contrary to the Senfe of Parliament, exprefled 
' in the Aft lately pafs'd, for reftraining Paper Bills of Credit in the foaf 
' Colonies of New-England : And therefore, if his Majefty, out of his paternal 
' Regard and Indulgence to the Eafe and Convenience of his Subjects in New- 
' y^^'f^yy ^^^ '" oi'der to reftore the Peace and Quiet of the Province, and 
'conciliate the Differences which have long fubfifted therein, fhould be 
' gracioufly pleafed to allow of a new Emiilion of Sixty ThoufaTid Pounds^ 
' in Bills of Credit, upon the Terms of the former Emiflions ; We think it 
' ought to be made an exprefs Condition, that fuch Bills of Credit fliould not 

* be declared to be legal Tenders in Payment of any Debts, Dues or DemcnJs 
' whatfoever : We are alfo of Opinion, that it ought to be made a Condition 
' of his Majefty's confenting to this EmifTion, that the Intereft arifing from ihe 

* Loan of the Bills, fliall, during their Continuance, be appropiated to all the 

* eftabliliied and contingent Services of Government, and be iflued by Warrants 
' from the Governor and Council only ; and that, in order to prevent any 
' further Doubts or Objedfions, a Claufe for that Purpofe be either prepared 
' here, to be inferted verbatim in the Afl: for the Emiflion, or that a Draught 

* of the Bill, with a Claufe to that Effeft, be tranfmitted hither, before the 
' Governor be allowed to give his Affent to it. 

' By fuch a Provifion as this, his Majefty's Service, and the Government 
' of that Province, will be fupported and carried on with great Eife and 
' Stability, and the Charges of it provided for in a better Manner than by t'ib 

* prefent Method of pafiing temporary or annual Afts, which fometimes t-k^ 

* Effedl before his Majefty's Pleafure can be known upon them. 

' If your Lordftiips ftiould be of this Opinion, We would propofe, that an 
' Inftrudtion ftiould be given to the Governor of Ncw-Jer/ey, conformable 
' thereto, with Diredlions however, not to take any one Step towards the 
' Execution of it, until all the Bills of the former Emiffions in 1730 and 1733, 

* now outftanding, fliall be finally funk and deftroyed. 

WE are. My Lords, 

Tour Lord/Jjips 
Whitehall, ? Mofi Obedient and 

March 1 8, 1 754.^ XAoJi Humble Servants, 

Dunk Halifax, 
J. Grenville. 

Fran. Fane. 
J. Pitt. 

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

The 



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The engrofled Bill, for the Support of Government, and fettling the Quotas 
of the refpedlive Counties,and levying a Provincial Tax, was read,and compared; 
And on the Qoeftion, Wnether the faid Bill do pafs or not ? it was carried 
in the Affirmative. 

NAYS. 
Mr. Holmes, 
Mr. Mctf. 



YEAS. 


YEAS, 


Mr. Sti-jens, 


Mr. Deacon, 


Mr. U'ethcrill, 


Mr. Cooke, 


Mr. Smith, 


M r. Nc-wbold, 


Mr. Lmvrence, 


Mr. Mickle, 


Mr. Lotv, 


Mr. Einrs, 


Mr. Ogiiai, 


Mr. Hancock, 


Mr. VanmidJle/toorih, 


Mr. /Tosfl', 


Mr. Fiper, 


Mr. Learning, 


Mr. Die, 


Mr. S/rVfr, 


Mr. Vanvttft, 


Mr. £ct/,j>. 



Refohed, 
That the faid Bill do pafs. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. FiJJjer, Mr. JVetherill, Mr. Ew/^;* and Mr. Wood do carry the 
faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. 

Mr. FifJoer reported, that Mr. Wetherill, Mr.Emley, and Mr JVbod, and him- 
felf, delivered the Bill with them entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. 

Ordered, 
That the Committee appointed to infpect the Treafurer's Accounts, have 
Power, in Conjunction with the Committee of the Council, to re-examine all 
former Reports of the Committees of Accounts, relative to all or any Defi- 
ciences which may be fuppofed to be now outftandingj and that Mr. Lo-mj 
and Mr. Mickle acquaint the Council therewih. 

Mr. Loiv reported, that Mr. Mickle and himfelf performed the above Order. 
The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning nine o' Clock. 

TVedneJday, June 19. 1754. 
The Houfe met. 

Mr. Mott, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled 
An Ad for fettling the ^otas of the Counties of Morris and Suffex, in the 
Fund by Law direSled to be raifed at different Periods by Provincial Tax^s^ 
for finking tk^ Sum of Fifteen Thoufand Three Hundred and two Pounds and 
four Pence, now oiitflanding in Bills of Credit made current for his Maje/iy's 
Service in the late War ; and for enabling thejaid County of Suffex to choofe 
a County ColleSlor, if Need require ; as aljo to enable fever al Precin£is therein 
lately erected, to choofe Affeffors, ColleBors and Freeholders for the pre/ent Tear, 
reported, that they had gone through the fame, and made feveral Amendments 
thereto ; which he was ready to report, when the Houfe would be pleafed 
to receive the fame. 
Ordered, 

That the Report be made immediately. 

Whereupon 



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Whereupon the faid Bill was read, with the Amendments In their Places, 
and agreed to by the Houfe. 
Ordered, 
That the faid Bill be engrofled. 

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

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Adt for fettling the ^lotas of the Counties 
of Morris and Suifcx, in the Fund by Law dire£ied to be raifed at different 
Periods by Provincial Taxes, for finking the Sum of Fifteen Thoufand Three 
Hundred and two Pounds and four Pence, now outfanding in Bills of Credit 
made current for his Majefifs Service in the late War ; and for enabling ihi 
(aid County of SufTex to choofe a County Collector, if Need require ; as aljo to 
enable feveral PrecinSls therein lately ereSled, to choofe Affeffors, Colle£lors and 
Freeholders for thefrejent Tear^ was read, and compared j and on the Qoeilion, 
Refolved, 

That the faid Bill do pafs. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame. 
Ordered, 

That Mr. Mott and Mr. Emley do carry the faid Bill to the Council, 
for their Concurrence. 

Mx.Mott reported, that M.t. Emley and himfelf, delivered the Bill with 
them entrufted, to Mr. Leonard, one of the Gentlemen of the Council. 

Ordered, ' 

That the King's Printer of this Colony, do forthwith print Three Hundred 
and Fifty Copies of the Laws which may be paffed this Seffion, and fend 
Three Hundred and Nineteen of them, as foon as pofllble, to the feveral 
Members of this Houfe. 



For the Ufe of Middlefex, 28 


Gloucefer, 26 


Monmouth, 36 


Salem, 2 1 


Efex, 16 


Cape-May, 1 5 


Somerfef, 20 


Hunterdon, 3 r 


Bergen, 17 


Morris, 1 8 


Bur ling ton, 50 


Cumberland, 2 1 




Suffex, 24 


To be diflrlbuted in each County, as follows. 



To the Members, each i CoUedlors of each County, i 

Firfl Judge of the County, i Collectors of each Precind, i 
Clerk of the County, i Affeffors, each i 

Clerk of each Precindl, i Clerk of each Corporation, r 
Mayors, each i 

And the faid Printer {hall fend the Remainder to either of the Treafurers, 
to be given as follows, 

To the Governor, 4 Treafurers, each i 

Each of the Council i Attorney General, i 

Each of the Judges of the Supreme Court, i Clerks of the Houfe, each i 
Clerk of faid Court, for each Office i The Agent, 4 

Ordered, 



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Crderedy 
That James Parhr do print 285 Sets of the Votes of the Houfe this 
Seffion, as foon as conveniently he can, and fend 48 to the Treafurer of the 
Eiftern Divifion, to be diflributed as follows : 

To the G o V E R N o R, 8. 

Each of the Council 2. -'^ 

The Agent, 6. 

The OrBcers of the Houfe 7 ^ 

and Council, each r 

And that the Printer deliver to the Members of the Houfe, or their Order, 
as follows : 



For Terth-Amhyy 


10 


GJouceJler, 


16 


MiddlejeXy 


16 


Salem, 


10 


Monmoutby 


30 


Cape-May, 


12 


Ejex,^ 


25 


Hunterdon, 


24 


Somerfefy 


18 


Morris, 


12 


Bergeri, 


16 


Cumberland, 


10 


City of Burlington^ 


10 


^ujj'ex. 


^2 - >.-, 


County of Burlington^ 16 




v^ 



Ordered, 

That his Majefly's Attorney General of this Colony, do immediately pro- 
fecute thofs Perfbns, whofe Duty it is to piy the following Arrears, reported 
at the lall Settlement of the Treafurer's Accounts in 1753, "oiz. 

Middle fex, £. 18-18-5^ 
Ditto, 25-00-0 

Ditto, 3 S - 1 2 - 7 J 



Bergen, 

Burlington, 



^. 82 - II -ci 
21- 4-9^ 
18- 8-11 



And that the Clerk of this Houfe do ferve the faid Attorney General with 
Copy of this Order. 



Whereas it appears by the Minutes of this Houfe in 1753, that Mr. Cooke, 
one of the Gentlemen appointed to draw Bills of Exchange on the Agent of 
this Colony, for the Money in his Hands, produced a Receipt from Andrew 
"Johnjlon, Efq; Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion, certifying, that he had 
received the Sum of j^. 1340-0-0, Proclamation Money; therefore it is 
Ordered, that the laid Treafurer do inform this Houfe To-morrow, whether 
or not the Juflices and Freeholders of the County of Middlfex, have inlpedted 
and cancelled the faid Money, according to the Diredions of the h&. of 
General AfTembly for that Purpofe ; and that the Clerk do forthwith ferve him 
with a Copy of this Order. 

Th* Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Mornbg nine o'CIock, 

H Thurfday, 



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I 

Jhurfday, June 20. 1754. 

The Houfe met. 

A Meffage from the Council, by Mr, Johnjlon, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have paffed the Bill, entitled, An Adl for Support of his Majefifi 
Govermnent of New-Jerfey, to commence the T^wenty-firfi Day of May, 1754, 
and to end the Twenty-firft Day of May, ij^^ , and to dif charge the public k 
Debts, and the contingent Charges thereof ; and for fettling the ^iotas in the 
refpeSlive Counties, and levying a Provincial Tax, without any Amendments. 

The Treafurer of the Eaftern Divifion, in Obedience to the Order of 
Yefterday, waited on the Houfe with the following Anfwer : ^ 

' In Anfwer to the Order of the Houfe, which was delivered me by your 
' Clerk, I now wait on the Houfe, to inform them, that I have not yet been 
' able to change the Sum mentioned in the Order, into the Bills of Credit o£ 
' this Province, fo that I could have laid the fam^ before the Juftices and Free- 
' holders of the County of Middiefex, to be by them cancelled at their lad 
' annual Meeting ; but ihall endeavour to accomplish the Exchange of it as 
' foon as poffible; and {hall lay it before them, to be cancelled according to 
" the Diredlions of the Adt of General AfTembly for that Purpofe. 

' June 20, 1754. Andrew Johnflon, Treafurer. 

William Cooke, Efq; one of the Gentlemen appointed to draw Bills on the 
Agent of this Colony, being enquired of, informed the Houfe, that he and 
Daniel Smith, Efqj the other Gentleman appointed for that Purpofe, had 
drawn Bills of Exchange on the faid Agent for the Value of ^. 149S - 13 - 5, 
Sterling; which they have fold; and that ^.1340-0-0, Proclamation, 
arifing by the Sale thereof, had been paid into the Treafury of the Eaftern 
Divifion ; as appears by the Treafurer's Receipt of laft Year : And the faid 
William Cooke further informed the Houfe, that the faid Daniel Smith had 
acquainted him, that the Remainder of the Money for which the faid 
£. 1498 -13-5'- Sterling, was fold, is ready to be paid into the Treafury on 
a few Days Warning. 

Ordered, 
That the faid William Cooke and Daniel Smith, do immediately colledt 
and pay the Remainder of the faid Money, to one of the Treafurers ; to the 
End the fame, if paid in Jerfey Money, may be infpedled and cancelled by 
the Juftices and Freeholders of the County of Middlefex, or Burlington ; or 
otherwife, if paid in Gold and Silver, that the fame be exchanged for fuch 
Jerfey Money ; and that fuch Money fo received, be in like Manner infpeded 
and cancelled as aforefaid, according to the Diredtions of the Act of General 
AfTembly for that Purpofe. 

Ordered, 
That Mr. Cooke and Mr. Deacon have Leave to be abfent from the Service 
of the Houfe, on urgent Bulinefs, 

The 



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

The Houfe met, 

A Petition of Nathaniel Conger, a Prifoner for Debt in Perth-Amhoy Goal, 
was prefented to the Houfe, praying for a Law for the Revival of the Act, 
entitled, An Adt for the Relief of poor dijlreffed Prifoners Jor Debt ; which 
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. 

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, in 
order to further examine and confider all the Original Grants, Conceffions, 
Records and Papers, collected by Order of the General Affembly, relating to 
the Fundamental Conflitution of this Colony, in order for printing the fame : 
After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker rcfumed the Chair, and Mr: 
Cooi^e from faid Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone through 
the Matters to them referred, and come to a Refolution, that exact Copies of 
all the Conceffions and Agreements, made by the Proprietors of iYififi'-y^r/o', 
with the People, at the firft Settlement thereof, and all the Laws pafs'd during 
the Proprietary Government ; together with all other Records, Inftruments, 
and Papers, relating to the Fundamental Conflitution of this Colony ; be 
printed with all convenient Difpatch, agreable to an Order of the late Houfe of 
General Affembly, and the Tenor of the Bill for Support of Government, 
pafs'd this prefent Seflion. To which Report the Houfe agreed. 

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

Friday, 'June 21. 1754- 

The Houfe met. 

A MefTage from the Council by Mr. AJhfield, acquainting the Houfe, that 
the Council have pafTed the Bill, entitled. An Adt to enable the Mayor, Recorder^ 
Aldermen and Common-Council-men of the free Borough andTown o/'Elizabeth, 
to build a Poor-houfe, Work-houfe and Houfe of CorreSlion within the jaid 
Borough, and to make Rules, Orders and Ordinances for the Government of the 
fame ; and to repair the Goals of Jaid Borough, without any Amendment. 

Ordered, 
That Mr, Die, Mr. Fanvorji, and Mr. Newbold, have Leave to go Home, 
on urgent Bufinefs. 

Mr, Learning, from the Committee appointed on the Treafurer's Accounts, 
made the following Report : 

The Committees appointed to examine the Treafurer's Accounts, do agree 
that Aaron Learning do make the following Report to the Houfe of 
Affembly : 

The 



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The Honourable Andrew Johnston, Efq-, Treafurer of the Eajlern-Di'vifion 
of New- Jerky, Dr. 

To an Arrear ftlll outftanding in Middle fex^ £. 18-18-5^ 
To Ditto, in 1730, 25-00-0 

£' 43-18-05J 

To fundry Arrears in the Intereft Money, per 

Reports in ,744 and 1747, ^^^^^^^ ^^ 21-04-9^ 

Efex, 72 - 06 - si 

MiddkfeXy 38-12-7^ 

;^- 132-03-104 

To the Deficiences reported at laft Settlement to 
be outftanding in the Intereft of the^. 40,000, 

In Efex, (iince received) ^'75-14-5 
Somcrjet, (part iince received) 73 - 14-0 

. £. 149-08-05 

To the three Deficiences in Bergen, occafioned by the 
Mifcalculation of 20 s. per Annum, for three Years, 
by the faid Report j now paid in, £. 3-00-00 

To Ballance due to the Colony, as per Report in 1753;, jT- ^9^ -09" <^6| 

1753. To a Tax payable from the Eaftern 
Counties, on the 21ft oi November, 1753, 

"^'^- Middlefex, ^.271-18-1! 

Monmouth, 394 - 06 - 04 
•E/^^> 233-ii-4i 

Somerfet, 334-19-3 

— " £. 1234-14-091 

Bergen, the Quota not raifed, but provided 
for by the new Bill for Support of 

Government. 

£. 2^61 - 15-0I 



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Per Contra, Cf. 

Bv the two Deficiencies ftill outftandins; In Middle fex.') - o , 

as per Report in 1753. ^ ;f>. n-j j+ 

Pv the three Deficiencies ftill outftanding in Bergen, ? p 
' Ej:)i and Middlefex, as per Dr. Side, f 4-132-03-104 

1 "" rt of the Deficiency of £. 73 - 14, in the i 

xi'.rereit of the ^.40,000, (that was reported in /■ ^. 17-00-00 
i-53,) flill outftanding in Somerfet^ -^ 

E ' Sundry Vouchers examined, allowed, and endorfed ■> 

bv the Committees, the 20th Day of Jutie^ 1754, ^ ^. 1 110 - 07 - 04 
amounting in the Whole, to J 

\jj Ballance due to the Colony^ j^. 11 58 - 05- - 05 



^. 2461 - 15-00 



By Order of the Committees, 



Lewis M. Ashfield. 
Aaron Leaming. 



The 



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The £iid Committees alfo proceeded to mCpeO: and burn the feveral Bandies 
of cancelled Bills of Credit following ; which the faid Trcafurer *johnJion laid 
before them ; and'agree that Adron Learning do make the following Report 
to the Houfe of Affemblyj 

THAT there ought to have been funk on the ^. zo.ooo, and ^. 40,000, 

EmiffiotTs, in 174$, 1750- '7Sl> '7S*> '753- ^'- ' 

In the County of MiJMefex, 

On the ;£. 20,000, £, 187-05-0 

On the £. 40,000, £. 574 - to, for five Years, 287 2 - 10-6 

-^— C 3'S9-«S-o 

That the Honourable Andreiu 'Johnfion, Efq; Treafurer of 
the Eaftern-Divifion, laid before the Committees five 
Bundles of the cancelled Money of faid County, which 
were examined and burnt by the faid Committees, 
amounting to £. 3159-15-0 

Sa that MiddlefeX has caneilted their full ^uota for the faid Years, and is deficient £^. CO - 60 - a 

In the Courtty of Monmouth, a Deficiency reported in 1748, /. 914 - 09 - 5 
On the ,^. 20 000, 42J-17-6 

On the £. 40,000, £. 847 - 15, for five Ytars, 4238 - i ; - o 

■^^—-/^' 5577 -CI -11 

Examined and burned by the faid Committees, Twenty-orti 
Bundles, laid before them by Andreiu Johnfion, Efq; 
containing £• S * z 5 - =9 - 09^ 

^9 that Monmouth is deficient, iC- f 5 ' " *• ■ 'y 

In the County of Efiex, a Deficiency as reported in 1748, /. 24-08-6 
On the £ 2o,ooo, Emiflion, 340 -05-0 

On the £. 4o;ooo, £. 680 - ro, for five Years, 3402 - 10 - e 

/. 3767 - 3 - 6 

Examined and burned by faid Committees, fix Bandies, laid 

before them by Andreiu Johnfin, Efq; containing /. 365-8 - o - O 

So that "E&x is deficient £,. 1 09 -J -6' 

In the County of Somer/et, 

On the £. jb,ooo, /. 97-10-0 

On the £. 40,000, £. 195, for five Years, 975 -00-0 

/■ 1072-10-0 
Examined and burned by the faid Committees, ten Bundles, 

laid before i^eoi hy Auirevj Johnfion, ¥.ic^i containing /. 1072-ro-o 



So that SoraerfeC hath funk their ^tta, and are deficient £. o - Oro - O 

In the County of Bergen, ^ 

On the j^. 20,000, /• 264-15-0 

On the £. 40,000, £. 409 - 10, for five Years, 2047 -10-0 

— — — — /. 2252 -05-0 
Examined and burned by the faid Committees, five Bundles, 

laid before them by Andrew John/Ion, Efq; containing /. 2252-0^-0 



So that Bergen halh funk its ^ota, and are deficient /. o - ©o - o 

And thefe Committees do further report, that the feeming Impropriety of Monmouth fwking the above 
mentioned I'ence and Farthings, had its Rife from there being three Commiflioners, their cancelling their 
Money fcparately, and the Juftices and Freeholders in their Certificate, calling it the above Sum; tho' in 
Fafl there was fome fmall Matter more. 

By Order of the Committees, 
June 21, 1754-. Lewis M. Ashfield. 

Aaron Leaming. 

Ordered, 



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Ordered, 
That Mr. Wetherill and Mr. Sievem do wait on the Council, zv\'\ (lefi-e 
to know, if they have any Thing before them j if not, liut this Huaie 
propofes to apply to his Excellency for Leave to rife. 

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. Stevens and himfclf delivered the Meflage 
of the Koufe with them entrurted, to the Council, who were pleafed lo fay^ 
they had Nothing before them. 

Ordered, 

That Mr. FiJJkr and Mr. JVood do vvait on his Erccellency, and acquaint 
him, that this Houfe have Nothing before them, and defire hs will bepieafed 
to difmifs them. 

And being returned, Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Wood and himfelf 
performed the above O.der oi the Hoafe ; and that his Excellency Was 
pleafed to Ly, the Hoafe Ihould foon hear from him. 

The Houfe adjourn'd till tv7o, P. M. 

The Houfe met, 

A Meflage from his Excellency by the Deputy Clerk of the Council; 
acqp.ainting the Houfe, that his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and 
requires the Attendance of the Houfe immediately. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair,- and with the Houfe went to wait 
dpon his Excellency, who was pleafed to pafs the following Laws, viz. 

1 . An A6t for the Support tf tJje Government of bis Majeftfs Colony of 
Nev/-Jerfey, to commence the T'lventy-Jirjl Day of M..y, One Thoufand Seven- 
Hundred and Fify Four, and to end the 'Twenty Jir/i Day of May, One Thoufand 
Seven Hundred and Fifty Five ; and to dijcharge the public k Debts, and con- 
tingent Charges thereof ; and for fettling the ^otas in the refpetlive Counties, 
and k'^cying of a Frovinciat Ta>:i 

2. An Aft to enable the Mayor ^ Ftecorder, Aldermen and Common-Council-men 
of the free Borough and Tou-'n o/"Eliz.ibcth, to build a Poor-houje, Work-houfe 
tind Houfe of CorreBion "within the faid Borough, and to make Rules, and 
Ordinances for the Government of the fame , and to repair the Goals of faid 
Borough. 

3. An Acl for Naturali:ting Johannes Doremus, Hendrick Beuf, Hendriclc 
Bcuf,y«w. and Cornelius Parent. 

And then his Excellency was pleafed to make a Speech to the Houfe of 
Aflembly ; of which the following is a Copy. 

Gentlemen of the General Affembly, 

' TN Obedience to his Majefty's Commands, I have this Seffions laid before 

* JL vou, thj NeceiTuv of your enabling me to fend Commiffioners to meet 

* at the prefent Congrcfs at A'bany, and alfo to make a fuitable Prefent to the 

* Ind.ans, to continue them our Allies and Friends. 

'I HAVE- 



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' I HAVE alfo recommended to you, your doing fomething to ftrengtheh the 

* Forces raifed in Virginia, to repel the French out of the King's Dominions 

* on the River Ohio ; but to all this you have turned a deaf Ear : Neither 

* the Expedations of his Majefty, his Honour and Dignity, the Peace, Happi- 

* nefs, Safety, and Lives of his Subjeds, in thefe his Dominions, have moved 

* you ; but rather than to give a helping Hand, you f-em willing to fuffer the 

* French to enter into, and pofTefs themfelves of, a great Tradt of Land (un- 
' doubted ly belonging to the Crown of Great Britain) and tamely to permit 

* a mofl: cruel and barbarous Enemy, to have it in their Power, at their 

* Will and Pleafure, to murder and deftroy Hundreds of Families in this and 

* the neighbouring Colonies ; which moil certainly will be the Cafe, if the 

* French are allowed to continue on the Lands on the Ohio : For my own 

* Part, Gentlemen, I did not think that one Word need to be faid, to urge an 
' AfTembly on iht Englijh Continent of America, to exert themfelves on this 

* Occafion ; when it is (as I am credibly informed) the Voice of almoft all 

* the King's Subjeds (in thefe his Colonies) that fomething effedual ought to 

* be fpeedily done on this Occafion : It is true, Gentlemen, you, by a Refoive 
' of your Ploufe, do fay, that when a well-concerted Scheme be made for 

* that Purpofe, and a general Plan be laid before your Houfe, this Colony 

* ought to provide for the fame, according to the Circumftanees thereof : 

* Can this be judged any Thing but an intended Evafion ? Do 3'ou expedl to 

* be confulted in the Scheme, or Plan of Operation? or, do you think it is 

* proper to have the feveral Steps to betaken (againft a vigilant Enemy) made 
' publick ? You are neither Warriors proper to be advifed with in Times of 

* Adion, or are the fecret Schemes of War to be publifhed ; it is enough 

* for Affemblies and the People to be acquainted with the general Defign, and 

* the Danger of a paflive Submiffion to an Enemy ; (all which you have been 

* acquainted with,) and inftead of making proper Provifion on thefe Occafions, 

* you have treated me, as his Majefty's Reprefentative, in a mofl unjuft as 
« well as infolent Manner ; and at the fame Time aflume to yourfelves a Right 

* fuperior to the other Branches of the Legiflature, and enter into the Province 
' of the Judges of the Courts of Law, and deny them that Right which 

* the Conllitution grants them, 

' By your Meflage of the 12th Inftant, and your Addrefs received the 14th, 

* you infinuate, as if this Colony has been loaded with Grievances during my 
« Adminiftration ; and that all which (except that of the 'i)\itx\^ oi Hiinterdon) 

* have remained unredreffed. I can't call to Remembrance any more than 

* three, which you called Grievances; being the Cales of the Judices of 

* Burlington, the late Sheriff of Ferth-Amhoy, and the late Sheriff of Hun- 
' terdon : In the two firft Inflances, I applied for Advice of his Majefly's 

* Council thereon; and as to the fecond, to the Judges of the Supreme Court, 

* for their Opinion, and aded accordingly ; of which you in the Time 

* thereof was acquainted, and think you, (without afTuming the whole Power 

* of the three Branches of the Legiflature, and alfo of the Judges of the Courts 

* of Law) ought to have acquiefced therewith ; and not fo long after upbraid 
' me, as the King's Reprefentative, of not difcharging the Truft repofed in me, 

* and in a rude and threatning Manner, defire never more to hear any Thing 
.'from me on that Head: The Cafe of the Sheriff of Hunterdon, being 

\ fimilar to that of the Sheriff of Middlejex, the Advice received on the One, 

' aal'wered 



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* anfwered for the O'.ber ; and my Removal of fald SherliF, was on Motives 

* far different from that fuggefted by you. 

* The Complaint of Grievances founds loud in a Country, and is often 

* made Ufe to fupport iome defigning Men in their uf;juft Schemes, when in 

* Truth and in Fadt, there is not the leafl: Foundadon for the Complaint : 

* Do you exped that I muft, contrary to Advice of his M^jeflyN Council, the 

* Opinion of the Judges, and my own Judgment, run blindly into your 

* Sentiments ? The Houle of Commons (.o whom you are plcafed to compare 

* yourfcives) never attempted to ftrctch their Powtr (iS you have done) that 

* I remember, when the Governmrn: was fettl'^d on a good Focndarion : 

* They indeed huve an undoubted Right to complain of the Breach of a Law, 

* and defire the Matter may be enquired into, and rcdrtffed $ but n^ver deter- 

* mine 'the Thing themfclves, and declare what is, or what is not Law ; and 

* I am forry you ihould fearch into the Times of the g-eareil Confufion, for 

* a Precedent to fupport fuch a Proceeding : That Houk of Communs vo;ed 

* the King and Houle of Lords ufelefs ; and thereby iheweJ, that the whole 

* Conflimtion was to bow to the ob'fintte Will of the Leaders of that Houfe j 

* Lord Chief Juflice Holt, in the Cafe of the Aylesbury yicn, told .he Houfe 

* of Commons the fame Thing, which you take fo much amifs to hear from 

* me ; and that augulf Body, on conflJering the Matter, found that he was 

* right, and iha- he had the concurrent Opinion of all the wife Mcrn of the 
'.Nation to fupport him : This was their Sentiments of that Conftitution, 

* and fliould be yours. 

* And upon the Whole, neither your informing me of your being the 

* Givers and Wicholders of Reward?, or any o'her Muter whatlbever, ihall 

* prevail on me, either to betray a Truft repofed in me by his Majsfty, or to 

* fwerve from my Duty to him, or to quit my great Defire of promoting the 

* Gjod and Safety of the People under my Government, and their Poflerity. 

* Your Condud has rendered it abfolutely my Duty, for the Honour of 

* his Majefly, and the future Well-being of this Colony, to dilTolve this prefent 

* Aflembly j thereby putting it in the Power of the good People of this 

* Province, to fliow how they ftand afFeded in the Clioice of their future 

* Reprefentatives, for the Good of the great and common Caufe, recommended 

* to you this Seflions. 

' I DO therefore, by Virtue of the Power and Authority to me given, 

* dilTolve this prefent AfTembly ) and you arc accordingly difTolved. 

Perth-Amboy, "V. BELCHER. 

Juntzi, tyj^. -' 



V5^ t^. '-(^ v^^ '-^J iO^'-^^ t^TV 



DT Virtue of an Ord-r of the Houfe, I do appoint James Parker of 
*^ Wood bridge, to print tbefe Votes. 

CHA. READ, Speaker. 

++■l-f-H•-H•++■H••f+-H-4■+^^--H'■f+-Hf^-+-H■■M■-M•^-f^^•++^^-++++ 

Woodbridge: 
Printed agreeable to the above Appointment, 1754.