An Act making appropriations to the New Jersey Colonization Society

March 24, 1852, Acts 76th Legislature, ch. CLVI, p.373.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the sum of one thousand dollars shall be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid annually for the period of two years by the treasurer of this state, for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter prescribed.

2. And be it enacted, That whenever satisfactory proof shall be produced to the governor of the state that any number of the free people of color, residents of this state, shall have been hereafter actually transported to the government of Liberia, or other place on the western coast of Africa, or that they shall have been embarked for transportation thither from within the limits of this state by the New Jersey Colonization Society, the governor shall issue his warrant on the treasury of this state for such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to defray the cost of transporting and subsisting such free persons of color for a limited time on the said coast of Africa, payable to the authorized agent of the said New Jersey Colonization Society ; provided, that the sum or sums which may, from time to time, be thus expended, shall in no one year exceed one thousand dollars; and provided further, that no more than fifty dollars of the above sum shall be allowed by the governor for the transportation and subsistence, as aforesaid, of any free person of color.

3. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 24, 1852.