. . . that if any negro, mulatto, or quadroon, male or female, who was not a resident of this state before the passage of this act, shall hereafter come into this state and remain therein for ten days or more . . . [he] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be transported . . . to Liberia, or some island in the West Indies.
Source: Newark Daily Advertiser , March 20, 1863; Carl E. Hatch, Negro Migration and New Jersey 1863 , New Jersey History , Volume LXXXVII, Number Four, Whole Number 339, Winter 1969.