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Document recovery and amnestry public notice missing documents

The missing or alienated original documents listed below are public records of the State of New Jersey as defined by New Jersey Statutes 47:3-16 and subject to legal demand and recovery under 47:3-27 & 28. Be advised that New Jersey State Archives has reported the theft of these and other documents to the New Jersey State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This list and similar postings are not intended to represent the entirety of missing public documents of the State of New Jersey and its subdivisions. Further, this list and similar postings are not intended to necessarily represent the entirety of documents missing from specific record groups.

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Enrolled Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey
1778

21 February 1778 An Act to divorce Ebenezer Stiles, of the County of Morris, from his Wife.

24 March 1778 An Act for the better regulating the Quartering of Soldiers, and furnishing of Carriages, Horses, and other Necessaries for the Army.

26 March 1778 An Act to raise a Fund by Taxation for discharging the Debts and defraying the necessary Expences of the State of New-Jersey.

28 March 1778 An Act to repeal the second and third Sections of an Act, intitled, An Act for completing the four Battalions of this State in the Continental Service, so far as they relate to the hiring of Substitutes.

28 March 1778 An Act to repeal an Act, intitled, An Act for erecting Salt-Works, and manufacturing Salt within the State of New-Jersey.

31 March 1778 An Act to exempt four Men, to be employed at the Powder Mill belonging to Jonas Phillips and Joseph Lindsly, in the County of Morris.

1 April 1778 An Act to revive and continue the Process and Proceedings of the Courts of Common Pleas and General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Bergen, and to alter the place of holding the same.

3 April 1778 An Act for the speedy and effectual recruiting of the four New-Jersey Regiments in the Service of the United States.

4 April 1778 An Act for constituting a Council of Safety.

14 April 1778 An Act for granting a Bounty upon Wool, Flax and Hemp, raised and sold within the State of New-Jersey.

17 April 1778 An Act to empower and direct the Commissioners of the Loan-Offices in the respective Counties in the State of New-Jersey to pay certain Monies by them received, into the Treasury; and also for applying certain Monies now therein.

18 April 1778 An Act further to provide for the Cloathing of the New-Jersey Regiments in the Service of the United States.

18 April 1778 An Act to defray sundry Incidental Charges.

17 June 1778 An Act for the speedy and effectual Recovery of Debts due to the United States of America.

20 June 1778 An Act to empower certain Commissioners therein named to take Possession of and lease out the Andover Iron Works in the County of Sussex.

20 June 1778 An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Provisions from the State of New-Jersey.

20 June 1778

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

20 June 1778 An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Paper in the State of New-Jersey.

22 June 1778 An Act to suspend, for a limited Time, the Operation of an Act, intitled, An Act for regulating and limiting the Price of Labour, and of sundry Articles of Produce, Manufacture and Trade, and to prevent Forestalling, Regrating and Engrossing.

22 June 1778 An Act for collecting, adjusting and settling the publick Accounts.

24 September 1778 An Act to revive and continue the Process and Proceedings returnable to and depending in the Supreme Court of Judicature of this State, and to ascertain the Times and Places of holding the said Court.

1 October 1778 A Supplemental Act to Act, intitled, An Act for recovering the Arrearages of the Ten Thousand Pounds Tax, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

1 October 1778 An Act for the Ease and Relief of such Persons as are scrupulous of taking an Oath with the Ceremony of touching and kissing the Book of the Gospels, by allowing that of holding up the Hand in Lieu thereof.

2 October 1778 An Act for apprehending and delivering up to Justice all Persons residing or taking Refuge in this State, charged with Crimes committed in any other of the United States, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

2 October 1778 An Act to alter the Place of holding the Inferior Courts of Common Pleas and General Quarter-Sessions of the Peace for the County of Middlesex.

5 October 1778 An Act for the Relief of John Striker, Collector of the Township of Hillsborough, in the County of Somerset, respecting the Loss of a Sum of publick Money by Fire.

7 October 1778 An Act further to suspend the Operation of an Act, intitled, An Act for regulating and limiting the Price of Labour, and of sundry Articles of Produce, Manufacture and Trade, and to prevent Forestalling, Regrating and Engrossing.

8 October 1778 An Act for authorizing Persons elected Sheriffs and Coroners to act in their respective Offices before they are commissioned.

8 October 1778 An Act to defray sundry Incidental Charges.

8 October 1778 A Supplementary Act to the Act, intitled, An Act for regulating Roads and Bridges.

8 October 1778 An Act to prevent the farming our of publick Offices, or transferring by Deputation, the Powers annexed and incident to them, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

8 October 1778 An Act to continue an Act, intitled, An Act for establishing a Court of Admiralty and Customhouses within the State of New-Jersey.

26 November 1778 An Act to revive and continue an Act, intitled, An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Provisions from the State of New-Jersey.

26 November 1778 An Act to confirm certain private Laws passed in New-Jersey previous to the present Constitution.

3 December 1778 An Act further to suspend the Operation of an Act, intitled, An Act for regulating and limiting the Price of Labour, and sundry Articles of Produce, Manufacture and Trade, and to prevent Forestalling, Regrating and Engrossing.

7 December 1778 An Act for amending and maintaining the Causeway over the Great Cedar Swamp, in the Upper Precinct of the County of Cape-May, known by the Name of the Great Cedar Swamp Bridge.

10 December 1778 An Act to continue an Act, intitled, An Act for regulating the Election of the Members of the Legislative Council and Assembly, Sheriffs and Coroners of the State of New- Jersey.

12 December 1778 An Act for appointing a Commissary of Prisoners for this State, and vesting him with certain Powers.

12 December 1778 An Act to defray sundry Incidental Charges.

14 December 1778 An Act to explain and amend an Act, intitled, An Act to prevent the Subjects of this State from going into, or coming out of, the Enemy's Lines, without Permissions or Passports; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

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