Journal and Votes of the House of Representatives of the Province of Nova Cesarea Or New Jersey in Their First Session of Assembly Began at Perth Amboy, the 10th Day of November, 1703

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J. H. Lyon, 1872 - New Jersey - 270 pages
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Page 114 - At present, everybody is sure, once a fortnight, to have an opportunity of sending any quantity of goods, great or small, at reasonable rates, without being in danger of imposition ; and the settling of this wagon is so far from being a grievance or a monopoly, that by this means, and no other, a trade has been carried on between Philadelphia, Burlington, Amboy, and New York, which was never known before, and in all probability never would have been.
Page 115 - And you are with the advice and consent of our said council, to take especial care to regulate all salaries and fees belonging to places, or paid upon emergencies, that they be within the bounds of moderation, and that no exaction be made on any occasion whatsoever; as also, that tables of all fees be publickly hung up in all places where such fees are to be paid; and you are to transmit copies of all such tables of fees to us, and to our commissioners for trade and plantations as aforesaid.
Page 5 - I am likewise commanded to recommend to your care, the preparing one or more bill or bills whereby the right and property of the general proprietors to the soil of this province may be confirmed to them, according to their respective titles, together with all quit rents...
Page 108 - And they left, for the instruction of future governors, this weighty truth: — "To engage the affections of the people, no artifice is needful, but to let them be unmolested in the enjoyment of what belongs to them of right.
Page 133 - Smith so publickly, that it is unreasonable to suppose there could be any malice in the prosecution of her, and we cannot think (notwithstanding your excellency's assertions) that you can or may believe there was. This woman was a prisoner in the sheriff's custody for breach of the peace, and going about some of the household affairs the sheriff employed her in, with a knife in her hand, her child who was something froward, followed her crying; upon which the mother turned back to it and cut its...
Page 119 - Representatives, as this House of Representatives has lately most notoriously done. But of that more anon. Indeed, the treatment I have met with from this house of Representatives...
Page 111 - ... we find by woful experience, that there are many men who have been admitted to serve upon grand and petty juries, who have convinced the world that they have no regard for the oaths they take, especially among a sort of people, who under a pretence of conscience, refuse to take an oath; and yet many of them under the cloak of a very solemn affirmation, dare to commit the greatest enormities, especially if it be to serve a friend, as they call him...
Page 118 - Assemblies, who shall not have one Thousand Acres of Land of an Estate of Freehold, in his own Right, within the Division for which he shall be chosen...
Page 151 - House of Representatives of the Province of Nova Cesarea, or New Jersey Journal and Votes of the, began at Perth Amboy, November 10, 1703.
Page 107 - It is not the effects of passionate heats, the transports of vindictive tempers; but the serious resentments of a house of representatives, for a notorious violation of the liberties of the people, to whom they could not be just, nor answer the trust reposed in them, should they decline letting the governor know they are extremely dissatisfied at so unkind a treatment, especially when its causes and effects conspire to render it so disagreeable.

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