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a constable, requiring them respectively to make seizure of any such butter or hogs' lard not marked and branded as aforesaid, and to secure the same in order for trial; and said officers are hereby respectively required and empowered to execute the
same; and it shall be the duty of every person, when required, fusing to assist to give the necessary aid for that purpose, on pain of forfeiting officers. five dollars for his refusal. [June 17, 1800.] Add. acts-1800
ch. 59: 1815 ch. 114: 1820 ch. 25. Chap. 29.
An Act making Compensation to the Solicitor-General of this Commonwealth, for
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires, in General This section
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That there shall be allowed and
paid out of the treasury of this Commonwealth, annually, the sum of one thousand repealed1813 ch. 131.
dollars, to the solicitor-general, when appointed, in full compensation for his ser. vices, to be paid in quarterly payments, as the same shall become due.
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in all bills of costs, in criminal prosecutions, before the
Supreme Judicial Court in this Commonwealth, wherein the so* Fees, to be licitor-general shall be concerned, the sum of two dollars and taxed in bills of fifty cents shall be taxed for his fees, without any allowance for
travel; and all fees thus received by the said solicitor-general To be account
shall be accounted for by him annually with the Treasurer of ed for.
this Commonwealth. And in all bills of costs where the said sum of two dollars and fifty cents shall be taxed for the solicitor-general, the same sum shall not be again taxed for the fees
of the attorney-general; any thing in the Act, entitled, “ An 1789 ch. 45. Act making compensation to the Attorney-General of this Com
monwealth for his services,” to the contrary notwithstanding.
[June 17, 1800.] See 1813 ch. 131. Chap 30. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act establishing The Fifth Massa
chusetts Turnpike Corporation." (June 17, 1800.) Further add, acts—1800 1798 ch. 85.
ch. 34. 48 : 1802 ch. 66: 1803 ch. 23: 1910 ch. 39 : 1815 ch. 20. Chap 31.
An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act for regulating and gove
erning the Militia of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for repealing all 1793 ch, 14. Laws heretofore made for that purpose, excepting an Act, entitled, an Act for
establishing Rules and Articles for governing the Troops stationed in Forts and Garrisons within this Commonwealth, and also the Militia when called into ac
tual Service ;" and for repealing the twenty-third section of the Act in addition 1799 ch. 73. to the Act aforesaid, passed on the fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord
one thousand and eight hundred. [June 17, 1800.] Further add, act--1805 ch.
All repealed--1809 ch. 108.
An Act to authorize the Use of the Vibrating Steelyard.
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Use of vibrating steelyard from and after the passing of this Act, the vibrating steelyard, authorized
invented by Benjamin Dearborn, be permitted to be used in
all cases of weighing throughout this Commonwealth: Provided, Proviso.
That before being offered for sale, or the same shall be used, each beam, and the poizes thereof, shall be sealed by some public sealer of weights and measures, appointed according to law.
June 17, 1800.] See 1816 ch. 60. Cap. 33.
An Act altering the Time for holding the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace
and Common Pleas, within and for the County of Worcester. [June 17, 1800.] Chap. 34. An Act in addition to an Act for establishing a Corporation by the name of The 1798 ch. 85.
Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike Corporation. Nov. 15, 1800.) Further add. acts-1800 ch, 48 : 1802 ch. 66: 1803 ch. 23 : 1810 ch. 39 : 1815 ch. 20.
An Act in addition to, and for the Amendment of an Act, entitled, “An Act for establishing a Corporation by the name of The Sixth Massachusetts Turnpike
Chap 35. Corporation.". (Nov. 15, 1800.) Further add, acts—1804 ch. 72: 1815 ch. 113: 1799 ch. 21. 1817 ch. 31: 1820 ch. 26.
An Act to incorposate the Plantation called New Suncook, in the County of York, Chap. 36.
into a Town by the name of Lovell. [Nov. 15, 1800.] An Act to incorporate the Plantation heretofore called Number-Three, or Reeds- Chap. 37.
town, on the west side of Kennebeck River, in the County of Kennebeck, into a
Town by the name of Strong. [Jan. 31, 1801.] An Act to alter the Times and Places for holding the Courts of General Sessions Chap. 38.
of the Peace, and Courts of Common Pleas, in the County of Cumberland.
(Feb. 6, 1801.] Repealed—1805 ch. 18. An Act in addition to an Act, passed the nineteenth day of February, Anno Do- Chap. 39. mini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine entitled, “An Act concern
1798 ch. 55. ing the Proprietors of Lebanon.” (Feb. 10, 1801.] An Act to incorporate certain Persons for building a bridge over Belfast River, in Chap. 40.
the County of Hancock, (Feb. 10, 1801.] An Act to incorporate the Plantation of Littleborough, in the County of Kenne- Chap. 41.
beck, into a Town by the name of Leeds. (Feb. 16, 1901.] See 1801 ch. 30. An Act for setting off Jacob Bassett, and others, from the Town of Sutton, to the Chap. 42.
Town of Northbridge. [Feb. 17, 1801.]
General Sessions of the Peace, and Courts of Common Pleas, within and for the
purpose. (Feb. 17, 1801.] An Act for relieving the County of Suffolk, in the Choice and service of Jurors, Chap. 44. and for further regulating the Administration of Justice therein.
WHEREAS the number of grand-jurors now by law to be Preamble. chosen, by the towns in the county of Suffolk, is unnecessarily inconvenient and burthensome :
Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act the several towns Towns exin the said county be, and they are hereby exempted from ap- appointing cerpointing annual grand-jurors to serve at the Court of General tain grand juSessions of the peace to be held therein, or at the Municipal Court for the town of Boston, and from appointing petit jurors to serve at the said Court of Sessions, as heretofore by law required; and such jurors as may have been before appointed, and shall be then liable to serve as aforesaid, shall be discharged from the said services, from and after the last day of April next.
Sect. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That The grand jury such jurors as are now appointed or may hereafter be appoint- of the Supreme ed by the town of Boston, to serve on the grand jury, at the Court to attend Supreme Judicial Court, within and for the said county of Suf- Court. folk, shall be summoned and shall attend the Municipal Court for the town of Boston, by law to be holden within and for the said town, from and after the said last day of April next, until other grand jurors are appointed and returned to serve at the Supreme Judicial Court, in the county aforesaid, and are hereby vested with all the powers given by the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth to grand jurors, touching all matters within the jurisdiction of the said Municipal Court :
Repealed And that the petit jurors, who are or shall hereafter be appointed in the town of
be less than fifteen in number, shall also be appointed for and returned to the said
Court of Sessions.
Sect. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Supreme 1812 ch. 133: Judicial Court to be by law holden within and for the said county of Suffolk, shall 1821 ch. 109. have cognizance and jurisdiction of all crimes and other matters heretofore cogni
zable by the said Court or Sessions, and triable by a jury, the causes of which
nizable by the said Municipal Court. Municipal Sect. 4. Be it further
enacted by the authority aforesaid, That
all such officers, and run into any counties within this Com-
Municipal Court, shall be subject to the same penalties for non1807 ch. 140, attendance as such jurors are now respectively subject to by law 17.
for not attending at the Court of General Sessions of the Peace.
Sect. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the terms Repealed
now by law established for holding the said Municipal Court on the first Mondays 1808 ch. 21:
of March and September, annually, be and hereby are abolished. (Feb. 17, 1801.] 1813 ch. 178. Chap. 45. An Act for altering the Times for holding certain Courts in the County of Ken
nebeck. (Feb. 17, 1801.]
Agricultural Society. (Feb. 17, 1801.]
County of Kennebeck. (Feb. 17, 1801.] Amended-1810 ch. 60.
An Act in addition to, and for repealing a certain Part of an Act, entitled, “An 1793 cb. 85.
Act for establishing a Corporation by the name of The Fifth Massachusetts
1303 ch. 23: 1810 ch, 39 : 1815 ch. 20. Chap. 49.
An Act to incorporate certain persons as Trustees of a Fund for the Support of a
Congregational Minister in the Town of Shrewsbury. (Feb. 18, 1801.]
Petersham, and the north-westerly part of Hardwick, in the County of Worces-
a Town by the name of Dana. (Feb. 18, 1801.] Add, act--1802 ch.64. Chap 51. An Act for altering the Time of holding the Court of General Sessions of the
Peace and Court of Comipon Pleas, within and for the County of Essex, from
Superseded by 1805 ch. 13.
An Act to establish an Academy in the Town of Newcastle, in the County of Lin
coln, by the name of The Lincoln Academy. (Feb. 23, 1801. C:p. 53.
An Act for incorporating certain persons, for the purpose of building a Bridge
over Taunton Great-River, between the Towns of Dighton and Berkley, in the
An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act for the due Regulation of Weights Chap. 54. and Measures."
1799 ch. 60. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the time allowed to each county treasurer within this Time for proCommonwealth to procure one complete set of beams, and of curing standthe brass, copper, pewter and iron weights and measures, well and measures tried, proved and sealed by the State standards, as required in extended. the Act to which this is in addition, be extended to the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two; and that the time allowed to the treasurer of each town and district within this Commonwealth, to procure a complete set of the beams, weights, and copper or pewter measures, conformable to the State standards, as required in the Act to which this is in addition, be extended to the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That no prosecution be insti
Prosecution tuted against any treasurer, for any neglect in procuring said not to be instiweights and measures, previous to passing this Act.
Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful Certain woodfor the treasurer of any town or district aforesaid, to procure a en measures wooden half-bushel, peck, and half-peck, conformable as to allowed to be breadth and contents to the copper or pewter measures of the areas as standsame denomination, required by the Act to which this is in addition; which wooden measures, when tried, proved and sealed, in manner as provided by the said recited Act, shall be considered and allowed as the standard of such town or district, in lieu of such copper or pewter measures aforesaid, and shall have the same force and effect in law; any thing in the Act to which this is in addition to the contrary notwithstanding. [Feb. 26, 1801.] Further add. ac—1803 ch. 141. An Act to incorporate Samuel Parker and others, into a Society by the name of Chap. 55.
The Boston Dispensary. (Feb. 26, 1801.] An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act establishing The Ninth Massa- Chap. 56.
sachusetts Turnpike Corporation.” (Feb. 28, 1801.) Further add, act-1801 1799 ch. 54.
ch 51. An Act for the Suppression of Lotteries not authorised by Law, and to prevent the Chap. 57. Sale of any Tickets in such Lotteries.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That if any person or persons, after the first day of April Penalty for asnext, shall, within this Commonwealth, aid or assist in the erec- sisting in an tion of any lottery, not authorized by a law of this Common- unlawful lottewealth, or of the Congress of the Ŭnited States, by printing, 1785 ch. 24. writing, or otherwise; or shall aid and assist in any lottery established, or erected in any other of the United States, by advertising any tickets in any such lottery for sale, or by publishing the scheme of any such lottery, such person or persons, shall, for each, and every such offence, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, nor less than five dollars, at the discretion of the court, one moiety thereof to the use of this
Commonwealth, and the other moiety to the use of the person
who shall inform and complain of the same. Penalty for Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person who selling, giving, shall, within this Commonwealth, sell, give or otherwise disbuying or receiving.
pose of any ticket in any lottery, not authorized by any law of this Commonweath, or of the United States, or who shall receive or purchase any such lottery ticket, as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay for each and every offence the sum of five dol
lars, for every ticket so sold, given, disposed of, received or Proviso. purchased, in manner aforesaid : Provided nevertheless, That if
any such receiver or purchaser shall first inform or complain against the person or persons who shall have given, sold, or disposed of any such ticket, so that he or they shall be convicted thereof, such receiver or purchaser shall not, in such case, be liable to the penalty aforesaid, but shall be exempted
therefrom. Money paid for
Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That any purchaser or holder tickets reco
of any lottery ticket or tickets, which shall have been sold, given, or disposed of, contrary to the provisions of this Act, shall and may recover the amount which he shall have paid for any such ticket or tickets, of the person or persons of whom he shall have purchased or received the same, whether the same shall have been drawn a blank or a prize, by an action on the case for money had and received, before any court pro
per to try the same. Recovery of Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeipenalties. tures given or limited by any Act of this Commonwealth, in 1793 ch. 43, 84. whole, or in part, to the use of this Commonwealth, may be
recovered by indictment in any court proper to try the same. Notes, &c. Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That all notes, obligations, given for tick- contracts and securities, given in consideration of any lottery ets to be void. ticket or tickets, sold contrary to the provisions of this Act,
shall be, and the same are hereby declared null and void. Amoskeag lot Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall not be confery excepted. strued to extend to a lottery authorized by an Act of the Le
gislature of the State of New-Hampshire, passed on the twentyseventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, entitled, An Act to authorize Samuel Blodget, Esq. to set up a lottery for the purpose
of locking Amoskeag Falls; nor to prevent the sale or disposal of any ticket or tickets in said lottery, or the advertisement of the sale thereof, until the purposes of the said Act shall be fully
accomplished.' [Feb. 28, 1801.] See 1817 ch. 191. Chap. 58.
An Act to incorporate a number of the inhabitants of the southeast part of Stur
bridge, the southwest part of Charlton, and the west part of Dudley, all in the County of Worcester, into a parish, by the name of The Second Religious So
ciety in the Town of Charlton. (Feb, 28, 1901.] Add. act-1807 ch. 99. Cup. 59.
An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to ascertain the Quality
of Butter, and for the more effectual Inspection of the same,” and to the Act, entitled, “ An Act to ascertain the Quality of Hogs' Lard, and making further Provision for the Inspection of Butter."
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
1799 ch. 84. 1300 cb. 29.