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Enrolled Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey
1741-1749

4 November 1741 An Act to enable the Chief Justice and other Judges of the Supreme Court, to appoint Commissioners in the several Counties of this Province, to take special Bail, and to administer Oaths and Affirmations in Causes depending in the Supreme Court.

25 November 1742 An Act for the Support of the Government of His Majesty's Province of New-Jersey for one Year, to commence the twenty-third Day of September 1742, and to end the twenty-third Day of September 1743.

2 December 1743 An Act to encourage the direct Importation of Rum from the British Plantations in the West-Indies, and of such Wines as may lawfully be imported from the Places of their Growth, Product and Manufacture, into the Eastern Division of New-Jersey.

1744 An Act for naturalizing Ludwick Hadn, Jacob Utrz, Frederick Tendle Spick, Adam Hoeshield, Michael Tilheaver, Peter Dofgel, Hans Michael Milner, Johannes Hoffman, Matthias Houshilt, Johannes Trimmer, Adam Bellesfelt, Johan William Bellesfelt, Peter Bellesfelt, Joannes Henry Snug, Bastiyan Kes, Johan Chris Smith, Junior, Filliep Snieder, Hendrick Winter, Johan Diel Berg, Adam Diels, Hendrick Diels, Matthias Trimmer and Matthias Sharpentin.

1 June 1745 An Act for applying Two Thousand Pounds of the Interest Money now in the Treasury, arising from the Loans of the Bills of Credit, for His Majesty's Service.

28 June 1746 An Act for making Current Ten Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, to enable the Honourable John Hamilton, Esq; Commander in Chief of this Colony, or the Commander in Chief for the Time being, to defray the Expence of Arming and Cloathing the Forces to be raised in this Colony for his Majesty's Service, in the present Expedition against Canada, and directing the Manner of Sinking the said Bills of Credit.

1 November 1746 An Act to make current Eight Hundred and Fifty Pounds in Bills of Credit, for the further victualing the Forces lately raised in New-Jersey, on an Expedition against Canada.

9 March 1747 An Act to make current One Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for the further victualing and providing for the Forces lately raised in New-Jersey, on an Expedition against Canada.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act the better to prevent the Conceling of Stray Cattle, Horses, and Sheep.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act to continue an Act entitled, An Act for better Settling and Regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jersey; for Repelling Invasions, and Supressing Insurrections and Rebellions.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act to oblige the several Sheriffs of this Colony of New-Jersey, to give Security, take Oaths or Affirmations therein directed, for the Discharge of their Offices, and to prevent their too long Continuance therein.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act to impower sundry of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Burlington and Gloucester, and others, to erect and build a Draw- or Swinging-Bridge, over Cooper's Creek in the said County of Gloucester, and for appointing Commissioners to lay out a more direct Road from Burlington over the said Bridge to Coopers Ferries.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act for Naturalizing Peter Louderbouch, Catherine, Elizabeth and Barbara his three Daughters.

19 January 1747/1748 An Act for erecting the Southern Parts of the County of Salem, in New-Jersey, into a separate County, and ascertaining the Boundaries of the several Precincts therein.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act for the better enabling the Judges and Justices of this Colony, to ascertain and tax Bills of Cost, and for making Provisions by Law, for the Payment of the Services of the several Officers of the Colony, and for preventing the said Officers from taking exorbitant Fees.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act for the Support of the Government of His Majesty's Colony of New-Jersey, for one Year, to commence the tenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Seven, and to end the tenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight; and to discharge the publick Debts and the Arrearages, and contingent Charges thereof.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act to prevent Actions of Fifteen Pounds, and under, being brought into the Supreme Court of this Colony.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act for Punishing the Coiners and Counterfeiters of Foreign Coins, passing current, and the Counterfeiters of Bills of Credit of this Province.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act to suspend the Execution of Part of an Act, entitled, An Act for Preserving of Timber in the Eastern Division of the Colony of New-Jersey, and all Sorts of Trees in the Bounds of the Patent, or Charter of the Township of Bergen, that lies in common.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act to suspend the Execution of an Act, entitled, An Act to encourage the direct Importation of Rum from the British, Plantations in the West-Indies, and of such Wines as may lawfully be imported from the Places of their Growth, Product and Manufacture, into the Eastern Division of New-Jersey.

18 February 1747/1748 An act for Avoiding Actions of Slander, and for Stay of Proceedings until the first Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight, in other Civil Actions against the late Rioters.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act for the Suppressing and Preventing of Riots, Tumults, and other Disorders, within this Colony.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act to revive and continue the Process and Proceedings lately depending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Middlesex.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act for making current Forty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit.

18 February 1747/1748 An Act to subject certain Parcels of Bills of Credit now in the Treasury, to the Payment of the Support of Government, and directing the Manner of Sinking the same.

23 November 1748 An Act for impowering certain Persons, herein after named, to draw and receive the Money Lent the Crown, for aiming and cloathing the Forces lately raised in this Colony, and to apply the same as herein is directed.

16 December 1748 An Act for the more effectual preventing of Lotteries, playing of Cards and Dice, and other Gaming for lucre of Gain, and to restrain the abuse of Horse Racing within the Colony for the future.

16 December 1748 An Act to erect and establish Courts in the several Counties of this Colony, for the Tryal of small Causes.

16 December 1748 An Act for the better enabling of Creditors to recover their just Debts from Persons who abscond themselves.

16 December 1748 An Act for the Support of the Government of His Majesty's Colony of New-Jersey for One Year, to commence the tenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight, and to end the tenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Nine, and to discharge the Publick Debts, and the Arrearages and contingent Charges thereof.

16 December 1748 An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the County of Middlesex to build a Work-House and House of Correction within the said County, and to make Rules and Orders for the Government of the same.

16 December 1748 An Act for Naturalizing Hendrick Goeglets.

28 March 1749 An Act for the better repairing and amending the publick Highways, Roads, Streets, Wharf, and Bridges within the Town of Burlington.

28 March 1749

An Act for naturalizing Peter Schmuck, Philip Marot, and Peter Bruier.

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