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Enrolled Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey
1776-1777

13 September 1776 An Act repealing an Ordinance of the Convention of the State of New Jersey; of the twenty first of August last; and for recovering and appropriating certain Militia Fines; and to prevent executive Distresses.

19 September 1776 An Act for the Security of the Government of New Jersey.

20 September 1776 An Act to render certain Bills of Credit a legal Tender within this State, and to prevent the counterfeiting of the same, and other Bills of Credit.

2 October 1776 An Act to confirm and establish the several Courts of Justice within this State.

4 October 1776 An Act for the Inspection of Gun Powder.

5 October 1776 An Act for establishing a Court of Admiralty and Custom Houses within the State of New Jersey.

27 October 1776

An Act for the raising of four Battalions.

13 February 1777 An Act for more effectually preventing disaffected and evil-minded Persons destroying the Credit and Circulation of the Continental Bills of Credit, and the Bills of Credit emitted by the late Congress of this State.

13 February 1777 An Act to prevent the counterfeiting or forging the Tickets of the United States Lottery.

19 February 1777 An Act to repeal the eighth Section of an Act, entitled, An Act for the raising of four Battalions.

25 February 1777 An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Provisions, and other Articles therein mentioned.

26 February 1777 An Act to prevent Desertion from the Army of the United States of America, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

28 February 1777 An Act to empower the Marshal of the Court of Admiralty to secure and sell the Prize Vessel or Brigantine called Defiance, lately taken by the Militia of this State.

3 March 1777 An Act to empower the Inhabitants of Lower Penns Neck, in the County of Salem, to rebuild and keep in Repair the Bridge and Causeway in the Road leading from Stony-Island through the Township of Mannington, to the Salem Great Road.

14 March 1777 An Act for the Support of Government of the State of New-Jersey, to commence the twenty-seventh Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-six, and to end the second Tuesday of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven; and to discharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof.

14 March 1777 An Act for the Preservation of the publick Records of the State of New Jersey.

15 March 1777 An Act for the better regulating the Militia.

15 March 1777 An Act for establishing Magazines of Arms, Ammunition and Warlike Stores in the several Counties of this State, and to postpone the Sinking of so much of the Quotas of the Sinking Fund Tax for the Years One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-six, and One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, as may be necessary for defraying the Expence thereof.

15 March 1777 An Act for investing the Governor and a Council, consisting of twelve, with certain Powers therein mentioned for a limited Times.

15 March 1777 An Act for the regulating of Constables.

17 March 1777 An Act to exempt ten Men, to be employed at the Union Salt Works in the State of New-Jersey, from Service in the Militia.

17 March 1777 An act to authorize the present Treasurer to sign such of the unsigned Bills of Credit of this State as were directed by Law to be signed by the late Treasurer, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

17 March 1777 An Act for granting an annual salary to the Secretary of this State, in lieu of his Fees on the Commissions of Justices, Coroners and Militia Officers.

12 May 1777 An Act to revive and continue several Courts of Justice in this State.

28 May 1777 An Act for completing the four Battalions of this State in the Continental Service.

4 June 1777 An Act for regulating the Election of Members of the Legislative Council and Assembly, Sheriffs and Coroners of the State of New-Jersey.

4 June 1777 An Act for rendering more effectual two certain Acts therein mentioned.

5 June 1777 An Act to exempt a Number of Men, to be employed at the Iron Works at Batsto and Mountholly, in the County of Burlington, from actual Service in the Militia, under the Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned.

5 June 1777 A Supplemental Act to an Act, entitled, An Act for the better regulating the Militia.

5 June 1777 An Act of free and general Pardon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

5 June 1777 An Act to ascertain the Duty of Commissioners of Appeal.

7 June 1777 A Supplement to an Act, entitled, An Act to punish Traitors and disaffected Persons.

7 June 1777 An Act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges.

20 September 1777 An Act to revive and continue several Courts of Law, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

20 September 1777 An Act for constituting a Council of Safety.

20 September 1777 An Act to ascertain the Punishment for High Treason, and to establish the Word State instead of Colony in Commissions, Writs, and other Process, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

20 September 1777 An Act to restrain the Exportation of Pitch, Tar, Turpentine, and other Naval Stores, from the State of New-Jersey.

22 September 1777 An Act for the more easy and expeditious Recovery of Penalties on forfeited Recognizances and for the Appropriation of the Monies arising from the same; and from Fines and Amercements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

23 September 1777 An Act to empower the Inhabitants to elect Town-Officers in such Townships or Precincts where the same has been neglected at the usual Time of holding their Town Meetings, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

23 September 1777 An Act to explain and amend an Act, intitled, An Act for the better regulating the Militia, and the Supplemental Act thereto.

23 September 1777 An Act for recovering the Arrearages of the Ten Thousand Pounds Tax, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

24 September 1777 An Act to revive and continue and Act, intitled, an Act for regulating Roads and Bridges.

24 September 1777 An Act to raise a Company of Artillery out of the Militia of the State of New-Jersey.

6 October 1777 An Act to oblige certain Persons therein described to take the Oaths of Abjuration and Allegiance.

7 October 1777 An Act to encourage the making of Salt at the Pennsylvania Salt Works in the State of New-Jersey.

7 October 1777 An Act to exempt a Number of Men to be employed at Mount Hope Furnaces and the Forges thereunto belonging, and the Hibernia Furnace, all in the County of Morris, from actual Service in the Militia, under the Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned.

7 October 1777 An Act to incorporate the Battalions of Newark and Acquackanonk, in the County of Essex, into one Battalion.

10 October 1777 An Act to oblige the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey to give Security for the due Execution of his Office, and to prescribe the Mode in which the same Security shall be taken.

10 October 1777 An Act to exempt twelve Men, to be employed at the Sharpsborough Iron Works, in the County of Sussex, from actual Service in the Militia, under the Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned.

10 October 1777 An act for erecting Sale-Works, and manufacturing Salt within the State of New-Jersey.

10 October 1777 An Act for raising several Companies of Artillery, and also two Companies of Horse, in Addition to the three Companies heretofore embodied in this State.

11 October 1777 A Supplement to an Act, intitled, An Act for regulating and Election of the Members of the Legislative Council and Assembly, Sheriffs and Coroners of the State of New- Jersey.

25 November 1777 A supplemental Act to an Act, intitled, An Act for recovering the Arrearages of the Ten Thousand Pounds Tax, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

25 November 1777 An Act to procure Articles of Cloathing for the Use of the New-Jersey Regiments on the Continental Establishment.

27 November 1777 An Act for the Support of Government of the State of New-Jersey, to commence the fourteenth Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, and to end the second Tuesday in October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-eight; and to discharge the publick Debts and contingent Charges thereof.

28 November 1777 An Act to procure a Return of the Election of a Sheriff of the County of Monmouth.

2 December 1777 An Act to exempt two Men to be employed at the Paper Mill belonging to William Shaffer, in the County of Middlesex.

8 December 1777 An Act to continue and amend an Act, intitled, an Act for constituting a Council of Safety.

9 December 1777 An Act to exempt Isaac Collins, and four Workmen to be employed in his Printing Office, from actual Service in the Militia.

11 December 1777 An Act to revive and continue several Courts of Justice in this State, and to confirm the Proceedings of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Hunterdon.

11 December 1777 An act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges.

11 December 1777 An Act for regulating and limiting the Prices of sundry Articles of Produce, Manufacture and Trade, and to prevent forestalling, regrating and engrossing.

11 December 1777 An Act to exempt a Number of Men from actual Service in the Militia, to be employed in the manufacturing of Salt and Iron, within the State of New-Jersey.

11 December 1777 An act to empower the Treasurer to pay out a certain Sum of Money in his Hands, for the Purpose of exchanging ragged and torn Bills, to other Purposes.

12 December 1777 A Supplementary Act to an Act, intitled, An Act to explain and amend an Act, intitled, An Act for the better regulating the Militia, and the Supplemental Act thereto.

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