N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 703


New Jersey State Bar Association Office of the Secretary Broad Street Bank Building  Trenton 8, N. J. 

July 11, 1947

To the Delegates of the 1947 Constitutional Convention: Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pursuant to a resolution of the New Jersey State Bar Association adopted at its Annual Meeting on June 14, 1947, a referendum of the membership was taken on two questions pertaining to any proposed Judiciary Article. The ballot read as follows:

"1. Shall the Court of Chancery be retained, with or without change in the powers of the Vice-Chancellors?

Yes ...... No ......


2. Shall a Court be established with the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, the Court of Chancery and the Prerogative Court with law and equity divisions to which judges shall be permanently assigned, with power in the judges of each division to decide all legal and equitable questions arising in any cause pending therein?

Yes ...... No ......"

The results were tabulated on July 10th and I certify them as follows:
Number of ballots sent       1715
Answers to the 1st Question:         
"Yes" 200      
"Yes" with "No" on 2nd Question 113      
"Yes" with "without change" designated 143      
"Yes" with "No" on 2nd Question, "without change" designated 66      
"Yes" with "change" designated 51      
"Yes" with "No" on 2nd Question, with "change" designated 10      
   _ 583   
Answers to the 2nd Question:         
"Yes" 266      
"Yes" with "No" on 2nd Question 283      
   _ 549   

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