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Enrolled Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey
1783-1786

27 May 1783 An Act for the Promotion and Encouragement of Literature.

27 May 1783 An Act to ratify and confirm an Agreement made between Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of the State of New-Jersey, for the Purpose of settling the Jurisdiction of the River Delaware, and Islands within the same.

17 June 1783 An Act to authorize the Delegates representing this State, in the Congress of the United States, to ratify and Alteration in one of the Articles of Confederation.

19 June 1783 An Act to revive and continue an Act, intitled, An Act more effectually to punish the Counterfeiters of foreign Gold or Silver Coin current, within the Colony of New-Jersey, and the Utterers thereof, knowing the same to be counterfeit; also an Act, intitled, An Act to prevent the Exportation of unmerchantable Flour to foreign Markets; and also an Act, intitled, An Act to regulate the packing of Beef and Pork, and to ascertain the Size of Casks.

14 November 1783 An Act to continue and establish the Testament and Last Will of James Hamilton, late of Bush-Hill, in the County of Philadelphia, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Esquire, deceased.

18 December 1783 An Act to ascertain the Salaries of the several Officers of the Government of the State of New-Jersey, and to provide for supporting the Government of said State for one Year, to commence the fourteenth Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-three, and to end the second Tuesday of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight-four.

23 December 1783 An Act to appropriate a certain forfeited Estate lying in the County of Bergen, to the Use of Major General Baron Steuben, during his Life.

13 August 1784 An Act to confirm the Charter granted to the First Day Baptist Church in Hopewell, in the County of Cumberland.

31 August 1784 An Act for incorporating sundry Persons as Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, in the County of Somerset and Middlesex.

1 September 1784 An Act for setting Free Peter Williams, a Negro, late the Property of John Heard.

30 November 1784

An Act to authorize and empower Mary Allen, Widow of John Allen, late of Philadelphia, Esquire, deceased, to sell and dispose of the undivided five sixteenth Parts of the Lands and Tenements, Messuages, Furnaces, and Forges, called the Andover Iron-Works, in this State, being the Estate of her Infant Sons, John and William Allen, for the Uses and Purposes in this Act mentioned.


21 December 1784 An Act for raising the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, to be applied towards sinking the Bills of Credit of this State.

21 December 1784 An Act for incorporating the Town and Port of Burlington.

24 December 1784 An Act to empower the Agent for Forfeited Estates, of the County of Bergen, to sell, by Publick Auction, on the Premises, on the first Day of April next ensuing, which will be in the Year Seventeen Hundred and Eight-five, that Part of the Real Estate formerly belonging to John Zabriski, and which has been forfeited to, and vested in, this State, situate, lying and being, in the County of Bergen, Township of New-Barbadoes, and at the New-Bridge, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

10 November 1785 An Act for incorporating the Trenton School-Company, by the Name of the Proprietors of the Trenton Academy.

23 November 1785 An Act to amend an Act, intitled, An Act to regulate the Fisheries, and to prevent the Obstructions of the Navigation of the River Delaware.

26 November 1785 An Act to provide for the Payment of the several Officers of the Government of New- Jersey for one Year, to commence the twelfth Day of October, Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-five, and to end the twelfth Day of October, Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-six, and to raise the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, for the above Purposes, and for defraying other contingent Expences of Government.

28 November 1785 An Act to repeal Part of an Act, intitled, A supplemental Act to the Act, intitled, An Act for making Compensation to the Troops of this State, in the Service of the United States, for the Depreciation of their Pay.

1 March 1786

An Act for altering the Time of holding the annual Town-Meetings in the Counties of Essex, Middlesex, Somerset and Morris.

2 March 1786 An Act to prevent the importation of Slaves into the State of New-Jersey, and to authorize the Manumission of them under certain Restrictions, and to prevent the Abuse of Slaves.

3 March 1786 An Act to enable Andre Michaux to purchase Lands in the State of New-Jersey under certain Restrictions.

7 March 1786 An Act to oblige the regimental Agents of the Troops of this State to deposit in the Treasury the Certificates remaining in their Hands, and for making Compensation for their Services.

15 March 1786 An Act empowering the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in New-Brunswick, and the Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church at Elizabeth-Town, to erect a Lottery for the Purposes therein mentioned.

16 March 1786 An Act to ratify and confirm an Agreement made between the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, for the Purpose of agreeing upon, and accurately describing which of the Islands, Eyots, and insulated dry Land, mentioned in the Agreement between the two States, bearing Date on the twenty-sixth Day of April, Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-three, belong to each of the said States according to the Purport of that Agreement.

18 March 1786 An Act for granting and securing to John Fitch the sole Right and Advantage of making and employing the Steam Boat, by him lately invented, for a limited Time.

23 March 1786 An Act for defraying sundry incidental Charges.

25 May 1786

An Act to alter Part of a Road called George's Road, in the County of Middlesex, leading from New-Brunswick to Cranberry.

1 June 1786 An Act for making the Bills emitted by the Act, intitled, An Act for raising a Revenue of Thirty-one Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-nine Pounds Five Shillings per Annum, for the Term of twenty five Years, for the Purpose of paying the Interest and Principal of Debts due from the United States, agreeably to a Recommendation of Congress of the eighteenth Day of April, Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-three, and for appropriating the same, a legal Tender in this State.

1 June 1786 A Supplement to an Act, intitled, An Act to direct the Agents of forfeited Estates, in the respective Counties of this State, to proceed to the Sale of said Estates, and to repeal an Act to suspend the Sales of Real Estates which have, or hereafter may become forfeited to, and vested in this State; to empower the said Agents to sell the Lands and publick Barracks belonging to this State; and to repeal the Act, intitled, An Act for further suspending the Sales of forfeited Estates in this State.

1 June 1786 An Act for draining and making Partition of a certain Tract of Bog or Meadow, situate on Pequannock River, in the County of Morris, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

2 June 1786 An Act for defraying sundry incidental Charges.

2 November 1786 An Act to regulate the Mode of Fishery in Hackinsack River, in the County of Bergen.

2 November 1786 A Supplement to the Act, intitled, An Act to regulate the Practice of Physick and Surgery within the State of New Jersey.

6 November 1786 An Act to repeal an Act, intitled, An Act for more effectually preventing Horse-Stealing.

7 November 1786

An Act to empower Nicholas Lezier to build up and maintain the Reef of Rocks in Hackinsack River, near the Mill of the said Nicholas Lezier, to its original and natural Height.

9 November 1786 An Act for dividing into three equal Parts a certain Tract of Land lying at a Place called Horse-Neck, in the County of Essex.

9 November 1786 An Act for making State-Notes or Certificates receivable for certain Fines and Forfeitures therein mentioned.

20 November 1786 An Act to continue an Act, intitled, A supplemental Act to an Act, intitled, An Act for amending and establishing the Charter of College of New-Jersey.

21 November 1786 An Act to direct the Mode of settling the Accounts of the Amount of Sales of the Prize Sloop Polly and Ann, and her Cargo.

21 November 1786 An Act for setting free Negro Prime.

22 November 1786 An Act to revive certain Parts of an Act, intitled, An Act to call in all Contractors and Surplus Certificates, to issue State-Notes to the Holders, and to procure a more accurate Estimate of the State Debt, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

23 November 1786 An Act to repeal Part of an Act, intitled, A supplementary Act to an Act, intitled, An Act for raising a Revenue of Thirty-one Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-nine Pounds Five Shillings per Annum, for the Term of twenty-five Years, for the Purpose of paying the Interest and Principal of Debts due from the United States, agreeably to a Recommendation of Congress of the eighteenth Day of April, Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-three, and for appropriating the same.

24 November 1786

An Act for defraying Incidental Charges.

24 November 1786 An Act for raising a Revenue from certain Stages, Ferries and Taverns.

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