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Session Laws, 1820
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CHAP. 110.

gravel, stones, timber, or other heavy articles, necessary for
mending and keeping the said roads in repair, or making and
keeping in repair the said bridges and causeways, and also
to agree at reasonable rates for, and purchase, such wood,
timber, and other material, as may be necessary in making such
bridges and causeways.

Warrant, to be
made out by
clerks, &c.

5. And be it enacted, That the warrants shall be made out to
the supervisors as aforesaid by the clerks of the said courts, and
by them delivered to the sheriff of said county within ten days
after the said warrants shall be ordered by the said court, and
shall be delivered by the said sheriffs to the supervisors to whom
the same is directed, within ten days after the said sheriffs re-
ceipt therefor, under the penalty of twelve dollars for each war-
rant ordered and not delivered by the clerk, and the like sum for
each warrant received and not delivered as aforesaid by the said
sheriff, to be recovered before a single magistrate, as in case of
small debts out of court, and applied towards clearing and amend-
ing the public roads, bridges and causeways aforesaid.

Penalty on over-
seers for neglect-
ing to clear and
amend roads.

6. And be it enacted, That if any of the supervisors shall not
well and sufficiently clear and amend the said public roads within
his district, within reasonable time after the same shall be out of
repair, or shall not straighten the said public mads as marked
and bounded by the commissioners, agreeably to the provisions of
the act, to which this is a further additional supplement, or shall
permit or suffer any fallen trees, or other obstruction, within his
power to remove, to remain in or across any of the said public
roads, whereby any wagon, cart, or other carriage, may be ob-
structed for the space of three days together, he having notice
thereof, or shall neglect to full, or cause to be fallen, all dead)
trees on either side of the said public roads, whose limbs hang
over the same or any of them, and may by their falling injure
travellers, or lop or cut off all limbs or branches of trees, hang-
ing or projecting over the said road within fifteen feet above the
surface thereof, or shall sutler any of the bridges or causeways,
which he is bound to repair by this art in his district, to be out of
repair, or in any other manner fail to perform the duties of a
supervisor of the public roads within his district after having ac-
cepted such office, he shall forfeit and pay a sum of twelve dol-
lars for every such offence, to be collected and applied as afore-

Supervisors in

certain cases not to
be answerable.

7. Provided always, And be it enacted, That no supervisor
shall in any instance be answerable for the fine or fines by this
art imposed, where it can be made appear that the neglect of
such supervisor happened after the sum appropriated to the road
or roads of which he is supervisor had been applied and expend-
ed under the direction of the court aforesaid.

Supervisors may
take stones, gra-
vel, &c.

8. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the
supervisors aforesaid, and any persons to be employed by them,
to take and carry any stones, gravel, or earth of a firm qua-
lity, that may be found on any land adjoining the roads for
which the same may be wanted, without leave of the owner, or
making him any compensation therefor, provided that no stone,
quarried or collected by the owner for his own use, or for sale,
shall be so taken or applied, or any inclosure laid open to obtain

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