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Section: Construction as continuation of heretofore existing laws

Statute: 51:3-4

Every surveyor engaged in surveying land within this state, shall test and note the actual variation of his compass from the true meridian line at least once in each year. He shall deposit a copy of his notes with the date and time of such test and a certificate embodying the variation with an affidavit verifying its correctness with the clerk of the county, in which he resides or has his office, to be recorded in a book provided for that purpose. For recording each certificate and affidavit, for copies or abstracts thereof, and for drawing the certificate and seal therefor, said clerk shall be allowed the legal fees allowed for similar services. The said fees shall be paid by the person who desires the service performed.

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