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The statute law of New Jersey recognizes three different kinds of roads: A public road, a private road, and a byroad. A by-road is a road used by the inhabitants, and recognized by statute, but not laid out. Such roads are often called “driftways.” They are roads of necessity in newly-settled countries. Van Blarcom v. Frike, 29 N. J. Law, 516. See, also, Stevens v. Allen, 29 N. J. Law, 68. An obscure or neighborhood road in its earlier existence, not used to any great extent by the public, yet so far a public road that the public have of right free access to it at all times. Wood v. Hurd, 34 N. J. Law, 89.


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