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the legislature may, at any time hereafter, modify, amend or repeal this act.

11. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect immediately.

Approved March 15, 1859.

CHAPTER CXIII.

AN ACT to authorize and require the inhabitants of the township of Montague, township of Byram, in the county of Sussex, to vote by bal lot at their town meetings.

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of officers to be the State of New Jersey, That the inhabitants of the town- ballot. ship of Montague and township of Byram, in the county of Sussex, authorized by law, to vote at their town meetings, are hereby authorized and required to elect by ballot and not otherwise, at their annual town meetings, the following officers, until otherwise required by law, whose qualifications shall be the same as are now, or hereafter may be fixed by law, that is, in the said townships, a township clerk, a judge of election, an assessor, a collector, two chosen freeholders, two surveyors of the highway, three commissioners of appeal, one or two overseers of the poor, as many overseers of the roads as there are road districts, a town committee consisting of five persons, a superintendent of common schools, as many justices of the

Officers of election.

Proviso.

Town com-
mittee to fill
vacancies,
&c.

peace as the respective townships may be constitutionally entitled to elect, one or more constables, and all such other officers as the inhabitants of the said townships now are or hereafter may be authorized to elect; and shall also upon the same ballot, vote for the amount of money to be raised for the support of the poor, for school purposes, for the repair of roads and all other money necessary for township purposes, and shall upon the same ballot designate the place for holding the next town meeting.

2. And be it enacted, That the officers now authorized by law to receive and canvass the votes for justice of the peace in the said townships, shall be and are hereby authorized and required to receive and canvass at the time and in the same manner, the votes for the several township officers as aforesaid, and shall make a return of the result of the said vote to the clerk of the township, and publish a list thereof in the same manner as is now required by law; provided, however, that when no justice, or justices of the peace are to be elected, it shall be lawful for the officers aforesaid, to open the polls at nine o'clock A. M. and close the same at four o'clock P. M. the same day.

3. And be it enacted, That a plurality of votes shall be sufficient to elect any officer, or to fix the place of holding the town meeting, of the state and county election, and to determine an amount of money to be raised or specified, and in case there shall be a neglect or failure to elect any officer by the town meeting, or to fix the place of holding the next town meeting, or state and county election, or in case of the refusal of any person elected to accept of the appointment, or if a vacancy occurs from any other cause, or in case two or more have an equal number of votes for the same office, the town committee shall at their next meeting thereafter, fill such vacancy, determine upon such place, elect between those having an equal number of votes, and determine the amount or sum to be raised or specified, unless they shall deem a special town meeting for these purposes advisable, and in that case shall have power to call such special town meeting as now provided by law.

1. And be it enacted, That this act shall go into effect im

mediately.

Approved March 15, 1859.

CHAPTER CXIV.

AN ACT for the relief of the Mount Hope Cemetery Association of Lambertville, incorporated February seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fortyeight.

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1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Association the State of New Jersey, That the Mount Hope Cemetery land. Association be and they are hereby authorized and permitted to purchase and hold any quantity of land not exceeding fifteen acres, any provision in the act by which they were incorporated to the contrary notwithstanding.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 15, 1859.

Pension to
A. A. Van-

per annum.

CHAPTER CXV.

AN ACT for the relief of Abraham A. Vansycle, of the county of Sussex.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of sycle of $50 the State of New Jersey, That the treasurer of this state be, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay to Abraham A. Vansycle, of the county of Sussex, who was a soldier in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, or to his order, the sum of fifty dollars per annum, during the term of his natural life, in equal semi-annual payments of twenty-five dollars each, the first payment to be made on the first day of July next.

Approved March 15, 1859.

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CHAPTER CXVI.

AN ACT to incorporate the Kaighn's Point and Philadelphia Ferry
Company.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of corporators. the State of New Jersey, That John M. Kaighn, Stephen

Coulter, Joel Bodine, Genge Browning, Henry Allen, John Cooper, Charles Kaighn, and their associates, and all other persons who shall become subscribers and owners of the

capital stock hereby created, shall be, and they and their successors and assigns are hereby made and declared to be a corporation and body politic, by the name of "The Kaighn's Point and Philadelphia Ferry Company."

capital

2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of said com- Amount of pany shall be one hundred thousand dollars, divided into stock. shares of one hundred dollars each, and shal! be subscribed for and paid in at such time or times, in such manner, and in such instalment or instalments and upon such notice, as the said company may, by their by-laws or otherwise, direct or appoint; and in case of a failure by a stockholder to pay his or her instalment or instalments, at the time and place mentioned and appointed for the payment thereof, such stockholder shall incur a forfeiture of his or her shares, and all previous payments thereon, for the use of said. company.

ferable.

3. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of said com- Stock transpany shall be deemed and considered personal property, and shall be transferable in such way as the by-laws of said company may direct; that every [share] shall be entitled to one vote, by the holder or holders thereof, which may be given in person or by proxy; and that the board of directors, of said company may, at any time hereafter, increase their capital stock to any amount, not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars.

tors.

4. And be it enacted, That the affairs of the said corpora- First direction shall be managed by seven directors; John M. Kaighn, Stephen Coulter, Joel Bodine, Genge Browning, Henry Allen, John Cooper, and Charles Kaighn, are hereby ap pointed the first directors, who shall serve until the Second Monday in January next and until others are elected; and the said directors, or a majority of them, shall assemble, as soon as convenient after the passage of this act, and appoint one of their number to be president of the said corporation, who shall be a resident of this state, and who shall serve for one year; should a vacancy at any time occur in the board of directors, by death or otherwise, the remaining directors, convened at the next succeeding meet

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