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the said county, within thirty days from the date hereof (Sundays excepted) to answer the said A B in the premises accord ing to law. Herein fail not. Given under my hand and seal, this day of A. D., 18

G' H, J. P. (SEAL. ]

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FORM OF A JUDGMENT FOR THE PLAINTIFF.

The parties appeared ; and on investigating the case, it is adjudged that the defendant did make default as set forth in the plaintiff's complaint: judgment is therefore rendered against the said defendant in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of four dollars, and cost of suit cents. Given under my hand and seal, this day of A. D., 18

G H, J. P. [SEAL.]

FORM OF A JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF THE DEFENDANT.

The parties appeared ; and on investigating the case, it is adjudged that the defendant did not make default, as set forth in the plaintiff's complaint for that he renders a sufficient excuse, &c., as the case may be.] This is therefore dismissed at the plaintiff's cost cents. Given under my hand and seal, this day of A. D., 18

G H, J. P. [SE AL.]

Note.--The defendant ought to set forth his excuse by affidavit of himself or other persons. The Justice must judge of the reasonableness of the excuse. Either party may appeal to court.. A defaulting witness is further liable to be sued for damages, even after he pays the forfeiture.

FORM OF A WARRANT IN CASE OF VAGRANCY.

State of North Carolina,

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County.
PO A B, Constable, or any other lawful officer to execute.

Forasmuch as B C, of this county, planter, hath made affirnation on oath before me, C D, one of the Justices of the Peace of and for the said county, that D Е, is a person who · has no apparent means of subsistence, and neglects applying himself to any honest calling, and is now seen lurking about within the limits of this county, endeavoring to maintain himself by gaming or other undue means : These are therefore to command you to bring the said D E before me or some other Justice of the Peace for the said county, to be examined touching the premises, and be otherwise dealt with as the law directs. Given under my hand and seal, this day of A. D., 18

C D. (SEAL.]

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FORM OF A JUDGMENT AGAINST DEFENDANT.

The defendant appeared, and on examination had before me, it appearing fully to satisfaction that the charge of vagrancy against him is true, it is adjudged and ordered, that he be held to security for his good behavior for the space of months.

Given under my hand and seal, this day of A. D. 18

C D, J. P. [SEAL.]

WARRANT TO APPREHEND A SINGLE WOMAN WITH CHILD OF A

BASTARD.

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To A B, one of the constables of the said county, and to all

lawful officers. Whereas, information hath been made to us, two of the Justices of the Peace for the said county, that B B of the said county, single woman, is with child, which child when it shall be born, will be a bastard, and may become chargeable to the

county: These are therefore to command you to apprehend and bring before us, or any two Justices of the Peace for the said county, the aforesaid B B to answer the matters alleged against her as aforesaid, for which this shall be

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sufficient warrant Given under our hands and seals at

in the said county, the

in the year of our Lord 18

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The examination of B B in the said county, single woman, taken on oath before us, C D and E F, two of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said county,

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in the year of our Lord 18 Who saith, that she is now with child, and that the said child is likely to be born a bastard, and to be chargeable to the county aforesaid, and that C H, of in the said county, planter, is the father of the said child.

BB. (the woman's name. Taken before us and signed the day and year above written,

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To A B, one of the constables in the said county, and to all

other lawful officers. Whereas, upon the examination of B B, single woman, tbis day taken on oath before us, it appears that she is now with child, which child when it shall be born will be a bastard, and may become chargeable to the said county; and the said BB hath confessed that C H of the county aforesaid, planter, did beget the said child, and hath charged him with the same. These are therefore to command you to apprehend the said

CH and bring him before us, or any two Justices of the Peace for the said county, to answer the said charge.

Given under our hands and seals this day of in the year of our Lord 18

RECOGNIZANCE OF THE REPUTED FATHER.

State of North Carolina,

County.

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Be it remembereid, that on the

in the

year

of our Lord, 18 CH of planter, L M of planter, and N O of planter, came before us, C D and E F, two of the Justices of the Peace for the said county, and severally acknowledged thiemselves to owe to the State of North Carolina, that is to say the said C H one hundred pounds, and the said L M and N O, fifty pounds each, to be respectively levied of their lands and tenennents, goods and chattels, if the said CH shall make default in the performance of the condition underwritten, viz :

That the said C II shall make his personal appearance before the Justices of our Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held for the said county, at the Court-house in

Monday of next; then and there to stand to, and abide by such proceedings as skall be had, and perform such

orders as shall be made by the Court in relation to a charge of ( bastardy lately preferred against him by one B B, single woman of said county.

Taken and acknowledged before us this day of A. D. 18

CD, J. P.

SEAL. E F, J. P.

(SEAL.]

on the

LAND WARRANTS
UNDER ACT OF Congress, 28th Sept., 1850.

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April 4th, 1850. Numerous applications having been made to this office for information in relation to the manner in which Land Warrants, under the act of 28th of September, 1850, should be located, the following answers thereto have been prepared, to wit:

There are three modes by which these locations may be made : 1st. By the Warrantee in person; 2d. By the Warrantee through the agency of this office; 3d. By an Agent or Attorney.

If the first or second mode is adopted, the application must be made in writing, specifying the tract, land district or section of country, in which the location is desired, and be accompanied by an affidavit according to the following form, No. 1.

Where the third mode is adopted, a Power of Attorney must be produced, executed by the warrantee in the presence of a witness, according to the following form, No. 2, which Power of Attorney must be acknowledged, or proved, as the case may be, before some officer authorised to take the acknowledgement of deeds, according to form No. 3 or 4.

In all cases, the latents will be transmitted to the Land Office where the location is made, unless special directions to the contrary be given.

J. BUTTERFIELD, Commissioner.

[Form No. 1.] State of

County of Before me [a Justice of the Peace or other officer authorized to take a ffidavits,] personally appeared [here insert the name of warrantee, 7 who being duly sworn, denoses and says, that he is

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