Event – Joss & Moulton Dispute – 24 Jul 1830

Joss & Moulton Dispute – 24 Jul 1830

Whereas a dispute has arisen between Nathaniel Joss of Scarborough and Ruben  S Moulton of Scarborough about their respective rights in and obligations to maintain a partition fence in the line between their several lands from the high way running Northwest thirty one rods seven links to a corner thence Southwest five rods seven links to land of Jonathan Joss and whereas we the subscribers/fence viewers of the town of Scarborough upon application to us by said Nathaniel Joss gave due notice by each of said parties to attend if they saw cause at the time and place when and whence assignment should be made therefore by virtue of the statute in such cases provided and after having viewed the premises and duly considered the matter in dispute we have assigned and do hereby assign to each of said parties his share of said fence as follows to wit

The said Nathaniel Joss shall build and keep in repair a legal and sufficient fence from a stake by us this Day set up Northwest thirteen rods to a corner thence Southwest five rods seven links to land of Jonathan Joss and the said Ruben S Moulton shall build and keep in repair of a like fence on the other parte of said line via from the highway, running Northwest eighteen rods seven links to the above mentioned stake

Given under hands at said Scarborough this 24th Day of July 1830

                                                                                    Moses Case }     Fence       
Jonathan Foss } Viewers        

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Joss + R S Moulton
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[Transcription by Pam Ridley Keenan, Scarborough Historical Society, 13 January 2020]

[Ref: “Encapsulated Collection 54B – Joss and M L Moulton – 24 July 1830”]

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