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Enrolled Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey
1787

24 May 1787 An Act to discourage the keeping of Dogs, by imposing a Tax on the Owners or Keepers thereof.

4 June 1787 An Act to repeal such Acts, or Parts of Acts, as may be in Force in this State, that are repugnant to the Treaty of Peace between the United States and his Britannick Majesty.

4 June 1787 An Act to amend and explain an Act, intitled, An Act to direct the Mode of settling the Accounts of the Amount of the Sales of the Prize Sloop Polly and Ann, and her Cargo.

7 June 1787 An Act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges.

1 November 1787 An Act to authorize the People of this State to meet in Convention, deliberate upon, agree to, and ratify the Constitution of the United States, proposed by the late General Convention.

2 November 1787 An Act to suspend the Operation of an Act, intitled, An Act for laying an Excise on sundry Articles retailed or consumed within this State.

6 November 1787 An Act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges.

5 September 1788 An Act to vest in Major-General Baron de Steuben, a certain forfeited Estate, lying in the County of Bergen, and to repeal two certain Acts therein mentioned.

9 September 1788 An Act for defraying sundry incidental Charges.

14 November 1788 An Act for vesting the Residue of the confiscated personal Estate of John I. Zabriskie, of the County of Bergen, in certain Persons, for the Use of the said John I. Zabriskie, on the Conditions therein mentioned.

20 November 1788 An Act to repeal Part of the first Section of the Act, intitled, An Act for the Security of the Government of New-Jersey.

26 November 1788 A Supplement to an Act, intitled, 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.

1 December 1788 An Act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges.

7 November 1789 An Act for the further Relief of Samuel Dowdney.

25 November 1789 An Act for setting Free Negro Cato.

30 November 1789 An Act for Transferring the Residue of the Confiscated Personal Estate, late of Philip Kearney, John Thompson and Peter Brown.

1 December 1789 An Act to raise the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds for the Support of the Government of the State of New Jersey, to Defray the Contingent Expences thereof, and to Provide for the Payment of the several Officers of Government for one Year, to commence the twelfth Day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine, and to end the twelfth Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety.

11 June 1790 An Act Empowering the Trustees of the Presbyterian Congregation at Princeton, the Counties of Somerset and Middlesex, and the Trustees of the first Presbyterian Congregation of Newton, in the County of Sussex, to have a Lottery for the purposes therein mentioned.

12 June 1790 An act for regulating the granting Licences for the holding of Taverns, Inns and Ordinaries within this State.

12 June 1790 An act to promote the Interest of Religion and Morality, and for suppressing of Vice among all ranks of People within this State.

25 November 1790 An Act for fixing a permanent Seat of Government in this State, and for altering the Place of the first Meeting of the Legislature after the annual Election.

25 November 1790 An Act directing the Time and Mode of collecting the Arrearages of Taxes in the several Counties of this State.

5 November 1791 An Act to enable the Inhabitants of Elizabeth-Town to rebuild their Court-House and Goal, and to complete their Academy, which were destroyed by Fire.

30 May 1792 An Act for transferring the Residue of the confiscated real Estate, late of John Smyth.

27 November 1792 A supplement to the Act, intitled An Act to incorporate the Contributors to the Society for establishing useful Manufacturers.

22 May 1793 An Act to authorize the Subscribers to the building a Presbyterian Church in Bridgetown, in the County of Cumberland, and to authorize the Subscribers to the building a Presbyterian Church at Middletown Point, in the County of Monmouth, to erect Lotteries for the Purposes therein mentioned.

28 May 1793 An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Town of Newark to finish and complete their Academy by Lottery.

3 June 1793 An Act to authorize and empower the Church-Wardens and Vestrymen of the Episcopal Church, of Saint James, in the Town of Piscataway, in the County of Middlesex, and the Trustees of the First-Day Baptist Church, in the upper Part of the Township of Piscataway, near Sampton, in said County, to erect a Lottery or Lotteries.

20 June 1794 An additional Supplement to an Act, intitled, An Act for building Bridges over the Rivers Passaick and Hackinsack, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

2 December 1794 An Act concerning Divorce and Alimony.

24 November 1795 An Act directing the Treasurer to pay a certain Sum of Money to the Commissioners therein mentioned.

23 February 1796 An Act to authorize the Stowing of Boats in the public Road at Cape-Island, in the lower Precinct of the County of Cape-May.

17 March 1796 A Supplement to an Act, intitled, An Act to empower certain Persons to purchase the Claims of the Indians to certain Lands in this Colony, passed the twelfth Day of August, in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and fifty-eight.

8 February 1797 An Act to prevent Gaming.

13 February 1797 An Act for suppressing of Lotteries.

24 February 1797 An Act concerning Inns and Taverns.

4 March 1797 An Act Concerning Horse Racing.

7 November 1798 An Act for the Support of the Government of the State of New-Jersey.

27 May 1799 An Act relative to the College of New-Jersey.

17 November 1800 An Act to authorize the Treasurer of this State to pay to William Paterson, Esquire, certain Sums of Money.

18 November 1800 An Act for the Relief of the Administrator of Jeremiah Youngs, deceased.

15 February 1804

An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.

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