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cents; for every boat or flat, one dollar, and for Charges for
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if When no
time aforesaid, the constable of the township, after giving ten days notice, shall sell the said estray or estrays to the highest bidder, at the most public place in the the township where such estray or estrays are posted, and the money arising from the sale thereof, after paying the fees that have accrued and charges for keeping the same, which expenses shall be assessed in manner and form as directed by this
act, shall be paid into the township treasury: Former own. Nevertheless, The former owner may at any time proof, etc., to thereafter, by proving his or her property beon township fore any two justices of the township where
such estray or estrays was taken up, and obtaining a certificate from said justices on the township treasurer for the sum so paid as aforesaid.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That any horses, etc., person finding any estray horse, mare, gelding, settlement, colt, mule or ass, running at large without any
settlement of this state, he or they may take up the same, and shall immediately take such estray or estrays before the nearest justice of the peace, where such estray or estrays was found running, and make oath where and at what distance from such justice said estray or estrays was taken up, after which he shall advertise the same, but if not a freeholder, he shall produce to
how to pro-
Il not a freeholder, to give security, etc.
the justice aforesaid, approved security for the
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if any When any
to the own-
or neglect to deliver to any person claiming such estray, etc. estray or water-craft, upon the claimant's prov
ing his or her right to the same, and offering payment of all fees and charges to the taker up, (provided such claim be made within one year after said estray or water-craft had been taken up) every such person shall forfeit and pay double the appraised value of such estray or water-craft, with costs, to the claimant, to be recovered by an action of debt, in any court where the same may be cognizable.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacter, That if any ing, selling or person shall trade, sell or take away any such
estray or water-craft out of the county, more than two days at any one time, before he is vested with the right of property, agreeably to this act, he or she so offending, shall forfeit and pay double the value thereof, and that if any person shall act contrary to the duties enjoined by this act, for which no penalty is herein before pointed out, the person so offending shall forfeit and pay for every such offense, not more than fifty dollars nor less than two dollars, with costs, to be recovered by an action of debt, by any person suing for the same, in any court of record within this state, the one-half to the informer, the other half to the county, and moreover be liable to the action of the party injured.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all Repealing
Speaker pro tem. of the senate.