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Order of Commissioners to lay out a Highway. COUNTY, TOWN OF Ar a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the town o in the county of

in said town, on the day of - , all the said Commissioners having met and deliberated on the subject embraced in this order, It is ordered and determined by the said Commissioners, that a highway be laid out in the said towu, of the width of four rods, on the application of A. B., and by thó consent of P. Q., through wbuse improved land the said highway is to pass for a part of the distance ; the residue of said highway, being through lands pot enclosed, improved or cultivated. And the said Commissioners have caused a survey thereof to be made, as follows: The centre line of said highway is to begin at and to run thence, &c. [llere insert the survey.]

In witness, &c., (as in Assessment of Highway Labor.]

Application to alter a Road.
To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of

in the County of We, the undersigned, R. S. and T. W., residents of said town, and liable to be assessed for highway lahor therein, do hereby make application to you, the said Commissioners, to alter the highway leading from the house of G. H. to the house of P. Q., in said town, as follows: [Insert a description of the proposed alteration by courses and distances, or by ubjects and boundaries, so as to render it sufficiently certain and definite.) The proposed alteration passes through lands which are not improved, enclosed, or cultivated, (or, passes through the improved land of R. S. and T. W., who consent thereto.] Dated the

184
RS.
T. W

day of

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Order of the Commissioners to alter a Highway.

County, Town or — At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the town of -, in the county of

in the said town, on the day of ---, all the said ' Commissioners having met and du, liberated on the subject embraced in this order, It is ordered and determined by the said Commissioners, upon the application and by the consent of R S. and T. W., through whose lands the alter

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ation hereafter described is to be made, tl. at the highway leading from the house of G. II., to the house of P. Q., in said town, be altered according to the following survey, which the Commission. ers have caused to tu made thereof, as follows, to wit: The centre line ur' the alteration is to begin at the centre of the present high way, opposite the northerly corner of the barn of the said R. 8., and to run thence (here include the whole survey), and that tho said alteration be of the width of rons.

Io witness, &c., (as in Assessment of Highway Labor.)

Application to lay out a Highway, TUROUGH IMPROVED LAND, WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OWNER To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of in the

County of Tke undersigned, resident of the said town, and liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, hereby makes application to you, the said Commissioners, to lay out a highway in said town, commencing at, &c., [here insert a description by courses and distances, or by objects and boundaries, so as to render the proposed routo sufficiently certain and definite,) which said highway will pass through the improved (or enclosed, or cultivated) lands of P. Q. and R. S., who do not consent to the laying out of the same Dated the

18

A. B.

day of

Notice of Application, and of the Meeting of Freeholders,

WHEN THE INTENDED HIGHWAY IS THROUGH

IMPROVED LAND.

Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has made application to the Commissioners of Highways of the town of — in the county of -; for the laying out of a highway, commencing, &c., (insert description as in the Application, and which highway will pass through a lot of improved meadow land of P. Q., and a lot of improved pasture land of R. S. And that on the day of c'clos!, in the

-noon, at

-, in said town, twelve freeholder duly qualified for that purpose, will meet to examinn the ground, ai.!. 1. certify with respect to the necessity and propriety of such highway. Dated at the town of this day of 18

A. B.

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Affidavit of Affixing the Notice of Application

COUNTY, TO SN OF A, B., of - in said county being duly sworn, saith, That bo caused anticos in writing, of which the within is a copy to be

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posted up at three of the most public places in said town, up the

day of being six days before the time specified therein for the meeting of the freeholders.

A. B. Sworn and subscribed before me, this

19J.J., Commissioner of Deeds

day of

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Certificate of Freeholders. A copy of the notice, and of the affidavit of posting, is to be attached to thia)

County, Town of We, the undersigned, twelve reputable freeholders of the said town, not interested in the lands through which the road described in the annexed notice is to be laid, nor of kin to any owner theraot, having appeared at the time and place specified in said notice, and having been duly sworn, well and truly to examine and certify in regard to the necessity and propriety of the highway applied for; and having proceeded to, and personally examined the route, o! such highway, and heard all reasons that were offered for and against laying out the same, do bereby certify that we are of opinion, that the highway applied for, and described in the annexed notice, is necessary and proper. In witness whereof, we have hereto subscribed our names, thia

in the
year
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A. II. &c., &c.

day of

Notice by Commissioners to the Occupant,

OF LAND THROUGH WHICH THE ROAD IS TO RUN.

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County, Town of
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You will take notice, that on the

day of

o'clock in the

Loon, at the house of in the town of the undersigned Commissioners of Ilighways of the town of and county of will meet to decide on the application of A B, for the laying out, &c., los in Application, twelve qualified freeholders having certified that the road is necessary

and

proper Dated the day of —, 18

Ir witness, &c., (as in Assessment of Highway Labor.)

Certificate by Commissioners,

OP LAYING OUT A ROAD THROUGH IMPROVED LAND.

County, Town of Ar u meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the towu of day of

SS.

in the county of at- in the said town on the

upon the application of A. B., cesident in said town, and liable to be assessed to work on the h.ghways therein, for the laying out of the highway hereafter described, and on the certificate of twelve reputable freeholders of said town, convened and duly sworn after due public notice, as required by the statute, certifying that such highway is necessary and proper. And notice in writing of at least three days having been given in due form of law to P. Q. and R. S., occupants of the lands through which the highway hereafter described is to run, that the undersigned ComInissioners would ineet at this time and place, to decide on the application aforesaid, and the undersigned having heard all reasong offered for and against laying out such highway, It is ordered, determined, and certified, that a public highway shall be, and the same hereby is laid out pursuant to said application, whereof a survey bath been made, and is as follows, to wit: Beginning, &c., (as in the survey,) and the line of the said survey is to be the contre of said highway, which is to be rods in width.

In witness, &c., (as in Assessment of Highway Labor.]

Order of Commissioners,

REFUSING TO LAY OUT OR ALTER A HIGHWAY.

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COUNTY, Town of At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the town of in the county of — , at ,

in the said town, ou the day of

all the said Commissioners having met and deliberated on the subject matter of this order, (or, if but two of the Commissioners met, say, all the said Commissioners having been duly no tified to attend the said meeting for the purpose of deliberating ou the subject matter of this order,] It is hereby ordered and deter. mined, that the application of A. B., dated the

day of

for the laying out for, altering) of the highway therein mentioned, be, and the sanie hereby is denied and refused.

In witness, &c., as in Assessment of Highway Labor.)

Agreement as to Damages. County, Town of oF - ss. lg is herel;y agreed between the Commissioners of Highways of the town of — of the one part, and P. Q., of the other part, that the damages sustained by the said P. Q., by reason of the laying out and opening of a highway through the lands of the said P.Com on the application of A. B. and others, by order of the Commis sioners, dated the

day of

be fixed and liquiduted at the Bum of $ Witness our hands, this —- day of 18%

P. Q.
J. C.
H. D. Commissioners
T. J.

Release of Damages by Owner of Land. I do bereby release to the town of all claim to damages by cason of the laying out and opening of a highway through my lands, by order of the Commissioners of Highways, dated the day of In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 18

P. Q. (L. 81

day of

Warrant by two Justices to Summon a Jury

TO ASSESS DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY OWNERS OF LAND.

SS.

County, Town of To any Constable of the Town of in said County, greeting

On the application of the Commissioners of Highways of the said town of (or, on the application of P. Q.,) to us, the undersigned, two Justices of the Peace, residing in the town of aforesaid, you are hereby directed in the name of the People of the State of -, to summon twelve disinterested freeholders, residing in some town of said county other than the town of aforesaid, and not of kin to P. Q., to appear at —, in the said town of - on the

next, at o'clock, in the -noon, to assess the damages sustained by the said P. R., by the laying out of a highway through his improved land, by order of the Commissioners of Highways of the said town of dated the

last. And have you then there the damos of the jurors, and this warrant. Given under our hands, this

18-
D. H. } Justices of the Peace

day of

day of

day of

Verdict of Jury, ASS RSSING DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE OPENING OF A NEW ROAD

County, Town of SS. Wr, the undersigned, freeholders of said county, neither residents of nor of kin to P.Q., being the jury summoned, drawn, and sworn to assess the damagos sustained by the said P. Q., by conson of the laying out and opening of a road through his enclosed

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