[1839 Baltimore and Ohio Printed and Manuscript Notice for Opening Land for a Railroad Line and an Individual’s Property to be Assessed in Court in Berkeley, Virginia].
[1839 Baltimore and Ohio Printed and Manuscript Notice for Opening Land for a Railroad Line and an Individual’s Property to be Assessed in Court in Berkeley, Virginia].

[1839 Baltimore and Ohio Printed and Manuscript Notice for Opening Land for a Railroad Line and an Individual’s Property to be Assessed in Court in Berkeley, Virginia].


Near Berkeley, Virginia, in small broadside-like format, a notice issued to one Thomas T. Evans. This notice informs Evans that “five discreet, intelligent, disinterested, and impartial Freeholders” would assess any damages to his land caused by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as it furthered its railroad line. The notice is signed, likely secretarially, by the B&O’s attorney Andrew Stewart. Docketed, Evans acknowledges being served his notice.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered in 1827. This notice shows their expansion efforts as well as their legal efforts to appear impartial when properly remunerating individuals upon whom’s land their railroad line crossed.

 

 


Description: [1839 Baltimore and Ohio Printed and Manuscript Notice for Opening Land for a Railroad Line and an Individual’s Property to be Assessed in Court in Berkeley, Virginia].

[Np.] March 26, 1839. Printed Notice. 6½ x 8 inches. Collector’s neat pencil number code. Fine condition.

[3728773]

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