PUBLIC LAW 86-683-SEPT. 2, 1960
Whereas the year 1964 will also mark the three hundredth anniversary of the execution of deeds of lease and release by the said James, Duke of York, to John Lord Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and Sir George Carteret, of Saltrum, of those lands "... bounded on the east part by the main sea, and part by Hudson's river, and hath upon the west Delaware bay or river, and extendeth southward to the main ocean as far as Cape May at the mouth of Delaware bay; and to the northward as far as the northernmost branch of the said bay or river of Delaware, which is forty-one degrees and forty minutes of latitude, and crosseth over thence in a strait line to Hudson's river in forty-one degrees of latitude; which said tract of land is hereafter to be called by the name or names of New Caesarea or New Jersey..." and of the right of government therein; and Whereas the year 1964 will also be tercentenary of the signing and publication by John Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret of "The Concessions and Agreement of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of New Caesarea or New Jersey to and with all and every the Adventurers and all such as shall settle or plant here", a declaration of the organic law of the colony and, truly, "the Magna Carta of New Jersey"; and Whereas these foregoing events mark the beginning of the separate history of New Jersey as a colony; and Whereas it is fitting and desirable that we commemorate the beginnings of the State of New Jersey, together with its subsequent history and its present and future role in the family of the United States, for the benefit of all the people of our Nation; and Whereas such a commemoration, with careful planning, can be of enduring, rather than transitory, worth to our people: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) there is hereby established a commission to be known as the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration Commission (hereafter referred to in this joint resolution as the "Commission") which shall be composed of fifteen members as follows: (1) Four members who shall be Members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) Four members who shall be Members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (3) Seven members to be appointed by the President. (b) The President shall, at the time of appointment, designate one of the members appointed by him to serve as Chairman. The members of the Commission shall receive no salary. SEC. 2. (aj The functions of the Commission shall be to develop and to execute suitable plans for the celebration of a series of anniversaries occurring between 1959 and 1964, both years inclusive, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the State of New Jersey. (h) I n carrying out its functions the Commission is authorized to cooperate with and to assist the New Jersey Tercentenary Commission and any other agency created or designated by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey for the purpose of planning and promoting the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration. If the participation of other nations in the celebration is deemed advisable, the Commission may communicate to that end with the governments of such nations through the Department of State.
New J e r s e y Tercentenary C e l e b r a t i o n Commission. Establishment.
Cooperation with other a g e n c i e s.