The application of the United States or its agent must be in writing, verified by the oath of an agent or attorney, and must state with certainty the uses or purposes for which the land is to be taken or the interest or easement therein to be acquired, and must state the name and residence of the owner if known or, if unknown, must show that reasonable diligence has been used to ascertain the same.

(Code 1907, §2415; Code 1923, §3149; Code 1940, T. 59, §5.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 42-2-2

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1