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Road Warrant. 126 Avery Herrick, Publisher and Printer, Albany, N. Y.
To Jesse Woodhull Overseer of Highways in District No. 20 of the Town of Blooming Grove which begins at the rocks near Wm. Braffit's house & runs to Craigville depot, thence south past Jesse Woodhull's dwelling to the corner near C. S. Marvin's
You will cause the several persons whose names are hereunto annexed, to labor on the highways in your district the number of days set opposite their names, or commute therefor at the rate of twelve and a half cents per hour for each(a) day; two-thirds to be performed by the 1st day of* July next, and the residue by the 1st day of* Sept. next. You are also required to cause all noxious weeds on the highway in your district to be cut down once before the first day of July, and again by the first day of September; and also to cause the loose stones lying on the beaten track of the road, to be removed at least once in each month, from the 1st day of April to the 1st day of December. Should any name in your district be omitted, or new inhabitants move in, you are to annex their names, and to assess them in proportion to their real and personal estate. And whenever the labor in your ward or district has been worked out, commuted for, or returned to the Supervisor, and the highways are obstructed by snow, or otherwise, and written notice has been given to you by any two or more inhabitants of the town liable to the payment of highway tax, requesting the removal of such obstruction, it is and shall be your duty, as such Overseer of the Highways, and you are required to immediately call upon all persons liable to highway tax in yonr district to assist in removing such obstructions, and such labor, so called for by you, shall be assessed upon those liable to perform the same, in proportion to their original assessments. Also, to deliver to the Supervisor of said town, on or before the 1st day of October next, a list of all resident landholders residing in your district, who have not worked out their highway assessment or commuted for the same, and a list of all the lands of non-residents, and of persons unknown, which are taxed on your list, on which the labor assessed by the Commissioners, or added by you, according to law, has not been performed or commuted for, and the number of days unpaid for by each, charging for the same at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per day, which list shall be accompanied by your affidavit, duly certified, that you have given the notice required by the 32d, 33d and 34th sections of Title 1, chapter 16, part 3, of the Revised Statutes, and that the labor for which such residents and such land is returned, has not been performed or commuted.Ý You are to make return to one of the Commissioners of Highways on the second Tuesday next preceding the annual town meeting in your town, within the year for which you are appointed, verified by your oath containing - 1st. The names of all persons assessed to work on the highways in the district of which you are overseer. 2d. The names of all those who have actually worked on the highways with the number of days they have so worked. 3d. The names of all those who have been fined, and the sums in which they have been fined. 4th. The names of all those who have commuted, and the manner in which the moneys arising from fines and commutations have been expended by you, 5th. A list of all persons whose names yon have returned to the Supervisor as having neglected or refused to work on their high way assessments, with the number of days and amount of tax so returned for each person, and a list of all lands which you have returned to the Supervisor for non-payment of taxes, and the amount of tax on each tract of land so returned-according to the statute in such case made and provided. And you are to pay over to said Commissioner all the moneys remaining in your hands, arising from fines and commutations. The law imposes a penalty of ten dollars on the Overseers for neglect or refusal to make such return, or to pay over said moneys, which fine the Commissioner Save bound to enforce in every case of default.
Given under or hand in W'ville this 24 day of March 1881
J. S. Bull
a Laws 1880, page 450, sec. 85.
* Insert the names of the mouth previous to which work is required to be done.
Ý Laws 1870, p. 1031; Laws 1868, p. 1771; Laws 1869, p. 1419.
NAMES. DAYS ASSESSED DAYS WORKED DAYS COMMUTED AMOUNT OF FINES
Jesse Woodhull 22
Mary A. Woodhull 6
W. M. Thorne 3
Andrew Gregory 8
D. C. Thompson 3
Harry Thompson 1
Martin Gregory 1
|Title||Road Warrant To Jesse Woodhull Overseer of Highways|
|Publisher.Original||Avery Herrick, Publisher and Printer, Albany, N. Y.|
|Description||Warrant issued by the Commisioners of Highways mandating the property owners along a section of the roadway formerly known in colonial times as the "King's Highway" and now, in 2006, called Route 94 to mantain this road between Craigville and Jesse Woodhull's place or be subjected to fines.|
Maintenance & repair
|Subject.local||Other Locales: Blooming Grove, N.Y.|
Marvin, Courtland S.
Thompson, D. C.
Thorne, W. M.
Woodhull, Mary A.
|Corporate Name||Avery Herrick, Publisher and Printer|
|Location||Blooming Grove (Town) - Orange County - New York|
|Format.Original||Document, Official, 8 by 13 in. (20.3 x 33.1 cm)|
|Publisher.Digital||Chester Historical Society|
|Holding Institution||Chester Historical Society|
The Chester Historical Society
47 Main Street, Chester, NY10918
|Rights||Prior written permission is required for any use of the images in this collection from the Chester Historical Society.|
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