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PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE POOR LAWS.

Order for the relief of a Pauper. COUNTY OF) To the overseers of the poor of the town

ss. of - in the said county, and to each

of them. Whereas application hath been made to me J P, Esq. one of the justices of the peace within and for the said county of

by A B one of the overseers of the poor of the town aforesaid, setting forth, that P P a poor person, had applied to him, the said overseer, for relief. And whereas I, the said

justice, and the said overseer, have duly inquired into the , state and circumstances of the said P Pand, it appearing to us, that the said P P is in such indigent circumstances as to require relief ; I therefore, the said justice, do hereby order you, the said overseers of the poor of the said town of to allow and pay unto the said P P weekly, and every week, upon the MONDAY in each and every week, the sum of for and towards his support and maintenance, until such times as you shall be otherwise ordered according to law to forbear the said allowance. Given under my hand and seal, at in the said county, the day of

Warrant of two justices for a pauper to be examined concerning

his settlement. COUNTY OF Ice To any constable of the town of in

58. said county. WE, J J and EJ Esquires, two of the justices of the peace in and for the said county, being duly informed that PP hath come to reside in the said town, not having obtained a legal settlement therein, nor produced any certificate owning him to be settled elsewhere, and that the said P P is likely to become chargeable to the said town of do command you to bring the said P P before us, at the house of in the said town, on the day of at o'clock in the noon, to be examined concerning his ability and last place of legal settlement. Given under our hands and seals, at, the day of, &c.

The form of a general order of removal. COUNTY OF L. To any constable of the town of A in D. the said county,

GREETING : UPON the information of the overseers of the poor of the town of A aforesaid, sor, upon due information], given to us, whose names and seals are hereunto affixed, being two of the justices of the peace in and for the said county of that P P and M his wife, S P their son, aged eight years, and D P their daughter, aged four years, have come to reside in the said town of A not having obtained a legal settlement there nor produced any certificate owning them or any of them to be settled elsewhere, and that thesaid PP,M his wife, and S and D their children, are likely to become a charge to the said town of A. We, the said justices, upon due proof made thereof, as well upon the examination of the said P P upon oath as otherwise, and likewise upon due consideration had of the premises, do adjudge the same to be true; and we do likewise adjudge, that the legal settlement of them the said P P, M his wife, and S and D their children, is in the town of B in the county aforesaid.

And the said PP,M his wife, and S and D their children, having been ordered and directed by us, by a certain day now past, to remove to the said town of B, the place of their former settlement, and they having neglected sor, refused to comply with our said order : We do therefore command you to eonvey the said P P, M his wife, and S and D their children, from and out of the said town of A to the said town of and them to deliver to the overseers of the poor there, or to one of them, together with this our order, or a true copy thereof, at the same time shewing to them the original; and the said overseers are required to receive and provide for them as inhabitants of their said town. Given under our hands and seals, the

day of in the year of our Lord, &c.

If the removed is to a different county, the justices are to direct

the route and the warrant may be in this form : If the removal is to the first town in the adjoining county, say,

WE do therefor direct that the said A B be conveyed from the said town of Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess county, to the said town of Kingston, in Ulster county, through the towns of Clinton and Rhinebeck, in the county of Dutchess, by the

post road: and we command you to convey the said AB from and out of the said town of P. to the said town of K. by the route aforesaid, and him to deliver to the overseers of the poor there, &c. [as before.]

If the removal is to a county or town not adjoining, say, WE do therefore direct that the said A B be conveyed from the said town of Phillips in Putnam county, to the said town of Clinton in Dutchess county, through the towns of Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, in the county of Dutchess, by the post road, and we command you to convey the said A B from and out of the said town of P. to the town of F. and deliver him together with this warrant to a constable of the said town of F. who is hereby required and commanded to receive the said A B and to convey him to the town of P. and to deliver him together with this warrant to a constable of the said town of P. who is also hereby required and commanded to receive the said AB, and to convey him to the said town of C. and him to deliver to thé overseers of the poor there, &c. [as before.]

· Notice of appeal from an order of removal.

To the overseers of the poor of the town of in the county of

PLEASE to take notice, that we, the overseers of the poor of the town of — in the county of do intend, at the next general sessions of the peace to be holden in and for the said county of at- on- to commence and prosecute an appeal against an order of J P and S P, Esquires, two of the Justices of the peace of the said county of for and concerning the removal of to our said town of man Witness our hands this day of

A B, Overseers of CD. the poor.

A certificate. To the overseers of the poor of the town of - in the county of

We, theoverseers of the poor of the town of in the county of do hereby certify, own and acknowledge, that PP la

bourer, is an inhabitant, legally settled in our town of aforesaid. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the day of — in the year of our Lord Attested by A. W.

A. B. > Overseers of B. W.

C. Dis the Poor. ,

Acknowledgment of the certificate before a justice, with his ap-.

probation thereof. I, FJ Esquire, one of the justices of the peace in and for the said county of do hereby approve of the above written certificate ; and I do likewise certify that A B and CD, overseers of the poor of the said town of whose names and seals are thereunto subscribed and set, have this day respectively acknowledged before me, the said justice, that they did severally sign and seal the same, in the pres. ence of A W and B W the witnesses attesting such certificate. Given under my hand, this day of

If the certificate is proved before the justice, by one of the at

testing witnesses, the form may be thus : 1, F J, one of the justices of the peace in and for the said county of do hereby approve of the above written certificate; and I do likewise certify, that A W, one of the witnesses attesting the same, hath this day made oath before me, the said justice, that he, the said A W, did see the overseers of the poor of the said town of whose names and seals are thereunto subscribed and set, severally sign and seal the same, and that B W the other subscribing witness was present, and also, that the names of A W and B W, the witnesses attesting the said certificate, are severally of their own hand writing, -Given under my hand, the day of

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Notice to overseers that a poor person belonging to their torups

is unable to be removed, and requesting them to provide for him.

To the overseers of the poor of the town of in the county of

PLEASE to take notice, that P P, late of labourer,
has lately come for removed] out of your said town of
where he is legally settled, as we are credibly informed, into
our town of — and is here taken sick, [or, has become
lame, or, broken his leg, or, as the case may be, describing the
condition he is in, so that he cannot be conveniently removed
back to the said town of — and that he is in indigent cir-
cumstances, and unable to maintain himself, and is now a
charge, [or, is likely to become a charge, as the case may be,
to the said town of - You are therefere hereby re-
quested to take care of, relieve and maintain the said PP
during his illness, also to provide for his funeral, if he shall
die here.-Dated this day of

A B, Overseers of the poor of
CD, the town of

A warrant to seize the goods, and let out, and receive the rents

of the real estates of husbands, or parents, who run away

from their families. County of Low To the overseers of the poor of the town

of in the said county. WHEREAS it appears unto us and two of the justices of the peace of the said county as well upon the complaint and application of the overseers of the poor of the said town of in the county aforesaid, as upon due proof upon oath before us made, that O O late of the said town of

yeoman, hath run away, leaving C O his wife, and A O and D O his infant children, a charge to the said town ; (or, doth absent himself from C O his wife leaving her a charge to such town) and that the said 0 O hath some estate real or personal, whereby the said town may be eased of the said charge in whole or in part. We, therefore, in the name of the people of the state of New-York, do hereby authorize you, the said overseers, to take and seize the goods and shat

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