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such sign up, as is required by the act, entitled “an-aet tó lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and tarers. Given under my band the day and year first above written.

Resolution of Commissioners. At a meeting of the Commissioners of excise for the town of in the county of — on the day of Present, A B, Supervisor of the said town, and

CD, Justices of the peace, resident

EF, ) in the said town. G H of the said town applies to us for a licence to keep an inn or tavern, and to retail liquors under five gallons as an inn-keeper, at his dwelling house in the said town, and we the commissioners aforesaid, having satisfactory evidence that the said G H is of good moral character, and of sufficient abilities to keep an inn or tavern, and that he has accommodations to entertain travellers, and that an inn or tavern is absolutely necessary at the dwelling house aforesaid, of the said G H, for the actual accommodation of travellers as aforesaid : It is therefore ordered that a licence be granted to the said G H, according to his said application.

A B,
C D

E F.

N. B. The resolution signed by the commissioners must be filed in the town Clerk's office within twenty days : the commissioner's oath within ten days. The Recognizance is to be filed with the County Clerk.

Licence to retail Liquors. BE it known, that we, the commissioners of excise for the town of in the county of

have licensed and permitted, and in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided, do hereby license and permit M M of the said town, merchant, to sell by retail, any strong or spirituous liquors under five gallons, (provided the same be not drank in any house, yard or garden of the said M M.) from the date hereof until the first Tuesday in May next. Given under our hands and seals, this

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JUSTICES' COURT.

A Summons.
To any Constable of the said county,

ss.
COUNTY, S GREETING :

IN the name of the people of the state of New York, you are hereby commanded to summon f

shall be found within your bailiwick) to be and appear before me at in the town of in the said county on the

at - of the clock in the noon of the said day, to answer the complaint of. in a plea of to damage, of twenty-five dollars or under. Hereof fail not, and have you then and there this precept. Given under

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my hand the

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in the year

0. P. Justice of the Peace.

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ING:

A Warrant.

To any constable of the said county, GREETCounty,

IN the name of the people of the state of New York, you are hereby commanded to take the body of

(if shall be found within your bailiwick) and bring forthwith before me, to answer unto of a plea of to damage Twenty-five dollars or under : And you are also to give due notice thereof to the said Hereof fail not at your peril. Given under my hand and seal, the day of

R. S. Justice of the Peace.

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CD,

Plea of title in an action of trespass for breaking plaintiff's

close and cutting timber, de.

And the said C D in his own person, comes and ads. says, that the said A B ought not to have or

A B. maintain his action aforesaid thereof against him, because he says, that the close aforesaid, in which the trespass aforesaid is supposed to have been committed, with the appurtenances, is, and at the said time when the said trespass is above supposed to have been committed, was the soil and freehold of him the said C D, wherefore the said C D, in his own right, at the said time when, &c. as the close and soil and freehold of the said C D broke and entered, and the trees aforesaid, in the declaration aforesaid above specified, in the said close then growing, cut down, took and carried away as he lawfully might: And this he is ready to verify: Wherefore he prays judgment, if the said court here will or ought to have further cognizance of the said plea against hiva , the said C D, &c.

CD.

It is required that the above plea should be reduced to writing and signed by the defendant in presence of the justice,and being countersigned by the justice, is to be delivered to the plaintiff

. But before such plea can be received by the justice, the defendant, with one sufficient surety, must enter into a recognizance as follows:

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Form of a recognizance to be entered into on tendering a plea

of title, before a Justice of the Peace. DUTCHESS COUNTY, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the in the year of our Lord C D of &c. and N Pof &c. personally came before me, E H one of the justices of the peace in and for the said County of Dutchess, and acknowledged themselves to owe to A B the sum of fifty dollars, of lawful money of &c. to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements, or of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of either of them, to the use of the said A B if default shall be made in the condition following ;

WHEREAS the above named A B hath commenced an action before me, the said justice against the above bounden C D for the recovery of damages for a certain trespass, by the said A B alledged to have been committed, by the said C D on the

in a certain close of him the said A B situate in &c. by cutting down, taking and carrying away the trees &c. of him the said A B there lately growing; AND WHEREAS the said C D in his own person, now here in court before me the said Justice, by his plea in writing, signed by him the said C D in my presence doth justify the said trespass by alledging that the said close ip

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which the trespass aforesaid is supposed to have been committed, is, and at the said time when the same is supposed to have been committed, was the soil and freehold of him the said CD. NOW THEREFORE, according to the form of the act in such case made and provided, the condition of this recognizance is such, that if the said A B shall commence a suit against the said C D before the next court of common pleas, to be holden at- in and for the said county of -for the recovery of damages for the trespass aforesaid, that then and in such case, if the said C D shall appear and put in special bail in the said court within twenty days after the first day of the said next term of the said Court, then this recognizance to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Taken and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written.

E. H. Justice of the Peace.

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A Venire for a jury before a justice of the Peace.
The people of the state of New

York, To any COUNTY, Constable of the said county, GREETING :

WE command you to summon good and lawful men, being freeholders of the town of in said county, to be and appear before the undersigned, one of the justices of the peace in and for the said county, on the

day of at o'clock in the

noon, at the house of in the said town, to make a jury for the trial of an action of

between plaintiff and defendant and who are in no wise of kin to either party, nor interested in the present suit depending between them ;-And have you then and there a panel of the jurors' names and this precept. Hereof fail not. Given under my hand and seal the

S. T. Justice of the Peace.

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on

A Subpoena. TO In the name of the people of the state of NewYork, you are hereby commanded and required to appear before at- - in the town of

the at o'clock in the noon of the same day, to give evidence in a cause then and there to be tried, between

plaintiff, and defendant, on the part of the Hereof fail not at your peril. Given under my hand, this

O P. Justice of the Peace,

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An Execution.

The People of the State of New York, To any County,

constable of the said county, Greeting : Whereas judgment against

for the sum of law. ful money of the state of New York, of and costs of suit, was had the

before me at the suit of - These are therefore in the name of the people of the state of New-York, to command you to levy distress on the goods and chattels of the said (arms and accoutrements excepted:-Also, all sheep to the number of twenty, one cow, two swine, and all necessary wearing apparel and bedding, belonging to any person who is a householder,) and make sale thereof, according to the law in such case made and provided, to the amount of the said sum, together with nineteen cents for this execution, and the same return to me within thirty days to be rendered to the said for said and costs : And for the want of such goods and chattels whereon to levy, take the body of the said and - convey and deliver unto the keeper of the common gaol of said county, who is hereby commanded to receive and keep the said in his safe custody in the said gaol, until the aforesaid sums and all legal expenses, be paid and satisfied, or until he be delivered thence by due course of law. Hereof fail not under penalty which may ensue. Given under my hand and seal, the

R. S, Justice of the Peace.

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Advertisement of sale by the constable on execution. BY virtue of an execution to me delivered against J K, I have seized and taken [here describe the articles) which said goods and chattels I shall expose to sale at public vendue, on

at o'clock, in the noon of said day, at- in the town of Dated this day of

Security to be given when Plaintiff is a non-resident and de

mands a warrant. R S, being a non-resident of the county of D, and having demanded a warrant from O S, Esq. one of the justices of the peace in and for the said county, against P R in a plea of now therefore, I, G H, do hereby become security

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