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onment, in a common gaol, for a term not exceeding one year, and may also be bound to his good behavior, at the discretion of the court having congnizance of the offence.

SECT. 68. If any person shall swear rashly, vainly, or Profane profanely, either by the holy name of God, or any other swearing. oath ; or shall sinfully and wickedly curse any person or persons ; such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of one dollar.

SECT. 69. If any person shall print, import, publish, Distributing sell, or distribute, any book, pamphlet, ballad, or other obscene books,

&c. printed paper, containing obscene language, prints, or discriptions ; such person, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, a sum not exceeding fifty dollars.

sect. 70. If any person shall purchase, or introduce Purchasing, or into any family, college, academy, or school, any such introducing book, pamphlet, ballad, or printed paper; such person, 19, &c. obbeing thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for scene books, every such offence, a sum not exceeding seven dollars.

sect. 71. If any person shall be found drunken, so that Drunkenness. he be thereby bereaved and disabled in the use of his reason and understanding ; such person, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of two dollars.

SECT. 72. If any person or persons, sball open the Disinterment grave of any deceased person, or the tomb where the of deceased

persons. body or bodies of any deceased person or persons have been deposited, and shall remove the body or bodies, or remains, of any deceased person or persons, from their grave, graves, or place of sepulture, for the purposes of dissection, or any surgical, or anatomical experiments, or for any other purpose, without the knowledge and consent of the near relatives of the deceased, if any there be, and the select-men of the town where said deceased person was interred; or shall, in any way, aid, assist, or procure the same to be done ; or shall aid, or assist in any surgical, or anatomical experiments therewith, or dissections thereof, knowing said body, or bodies to have been so taken or removed from the place or places of their sepulture; every such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the superior court, shall forfeit and pay a fine, not exceeding five hundred dollars, nor less than one hundred dollars, and shall be further punished, by imprisonment, in a common gaol, for a term not more than twelve, nor less than three months, at the discretion of the court having cognizance of the offence. SECT. 72. Be it further enacted, That if any person, PUBLIC POLI

Crimes against number of persons, or corporation in this state, without cr.

Emitting bills special authority from the legislature, shall emit and utter to be used as a

any bill of credit, or make, sign, draw or endorse any currency.

bond, promissory writing or note, bill of exchange, or order, to be used as a general currency or medium of trade, as and in lieu of money ; such person or persons, or members of such corporation assenting to such proceeding, and every of them, being thereof duly convicted, before the superior court, shall pay a fine not exceeding six hundred dollars, and be imprisoned, in a common goal, for a term not exceeding two years, at the discretion

of the court having cognizance of the offence. Passing such SECT. 73. If any person or persons, or corporation, bills, &c.

shall vend, utter or pass any bill of credit, bond, promissory writing or note, bill of exchange, or order, made, signed, drawn or endorsed as aforesaid, either in this or the neighbouring states, to be used as aforesaid, except bills or notes issued by the incorporated banks in the said states; such person, persons or corporation, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, or a justice of the peace, shall forfeit and pay treble the sum or value expressed in such bond, note, bill or other currency, the one half to him or them who shall

prosecute the same to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the town, when the trial shall be had before a justice of the peace, and to the county treasury, when it shall be

before the county court. Unauthorised

SECT. 74. If any person or persons, without special lotteries.

liberty from the general assembly, shall set up any lottery, to raise and collect money, or for the sale of any property; or if any person shall, by wagers, shooting, or any kind of hazard, sell and dispose of any kind of property, or set up notifications to induce people to bring in, and deposit property to be disposed of in such manner, or to risk their money or credit in carrying on such designs ; every such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit the amount of the money proposed to be raised by such lottery, and the value of the property so exposed, or proposed to be exposed, to sale, or drawn for, the one half to him or them who shall prosecute the same to effect, and the oth

er half to the county treasury. Selling lottery

SECT. 75. If any person or persons shall, within this tickets of oth- state, buy, purchase, sell or otherwise dispose of any er states.

lottery tickets, issued from or under the authority of any other state whatever; such person or persons, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay the sum of seven dollars, for every such ticket, so bought, sold or otherwise disposed of, the one half to him or them who shall prosecute the same to effect, and the other

half to the treasury of the town; and no appeal shall be
allowed from any judgment upon any suit or prosecution
for said penalty.
SECT. 76. If any person or persons shall

, within this Keeping an state, sell or open, or keep any office, shop or store, for office for the the purpose of selling or procúring any lottery ticket or sale of such tickets, except such as are or shall be issued, or permitted tickets. to be sold, by authority of the general assembly of this state ; or if any person or persons shall act as a broker, factor or agent in buying, selling, or procuring to be bought or sold, any such ticket or tickets, or any part, portion or interest therein, or in effecting any contract in regard thereto; or shall set up, exhibit or publish, or cause to be set up, exhibited or published, within this state, any written or printed offer or proposal, to buy, sell, or procure any such ticket or tickets, or any part, portion or interest therein ; or any proposal or offer to effect any contract in regard thereto; such person or persons, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall, for each offence, forfeit and pay a fine of fifty dollars.

SECT. 77. If any person shall bet or wager upon any horse-race, or be concerned in making up any purse for Betting upon

horse-race. any such race, and shall be thereof duly convicted, before the county court, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars.

SECT. 78. If any person shall be a stake-holder of any Being stakesum of money, or of any other thing, betted, staked or holder, &c. wagered upon any horse-race; or shall print, or cause to be printed, any paper notifying or advertising any horserace ; or shall be the rider of any horse, or horse kind, in any race, on which any bet or wager shall have been made; such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay the sum of thirty dollars. SECT. 79. Each horse, or horse kind, used and em- Forfeiture of

horse used in

is ployed in any horse-race, on which any bet or wager

horse-race. laid, or any purse or stake made, shall thereby be forfeited to this state; and may, at any time within six months thereafter, be seized, by any constable or grand. Seizure. juror of the town, in which such race shall have been run, or by the attorney for the state in the county in which such town is ; and in case of seizure as aforesaid, the informing officer so seizing, shall make information against Information. such borse, or horse kind, to the next county court in such county; and said court shall proceed to hear and determine such information; and in case such horse, or horse kind, shall be adjudged forfeited, such court shall order a sale thereof, at public vendue, or private sale, and Sale

families per

direct the avails thereof, first deducting the charges of condemnation, to be paid into the treasury of this

state. Playing at sect. 80. If any person or persons shall play at cards, cards for dice, tables or billiards, for money ; every such person, so money.

offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall pay for every such offence, a fine of three dollars and thirty

four cents, Heads of sect. 81. The head of every family in whose house

any game at cards, dice, tables or billiards, is so played mitting cards to be played

or used, with his or her privity or consent, being thereof in their house. duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for each time any

such game is so played or used, a fine of three dollars

and thirty-four cents. Selling play SECT 82. If any person shall sell any playing-cards in ing-cards. this state, or have any for sale in his possession, or offer

to sell any ; every such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall pay for every pack of cards by him so sold, possessed or offered for sale, a fine of seven

dollars. Taverners SECT. 83. If any taverner, inn-keeper, or victualler keeping im shall have or keep in or about his or her house, or any of plements used in gaming.

the dependencies thereof, any cards, dice, tables or billiards, or any other implement used in gaming; or shall suffer any person or persons resorting to his or her house, to use or exercise any of the said games, or any other unlawful game, within his or her house, or any of the dependencies thereof, or places to them belonging ; every such person, so offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall pay for every such offence a fine of seven

dollars. Keeping bil SECT. 84. If any person or persons shall, at any time, liard table. have or keep in his, her or their custody or possession

any billiard-table ; every such person, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay the sum of seven dollars; and the like sum for every time, as often as any such billiard-table shall be found in his, her or their pos

session. Gaming at SECT. 85. If any person shall win or lose

any money, billiard table, or other valuable thing, by play or hazard, at cards, dice, E O table, &c. E O table, tables, billiards, tennis, bowis, shuffle-board,

or other game or games whatsoever, or by betting on such play or hazard, or by sharing in any stake, wager,

or adventure of others, who bet, play or hazard as aforeTaverner, &c. said ; or if any taverner, inn-keeper, or other person, suffering play.

sball consent to, or suffer such playing or hazarding to be practised in his or her house, or its dependencies, or ir any building or place in his or her occupation ; and any money, or other valuable thing, shall thereupon be won

or lost as aforesaid ; every person so offending, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay a fine of double the value of such money or thing. And on trial of any person, for either of the offences in this section before mentioned, the court or jury, as the case may be, on finding such person guilty of Finding of such charge, shall also find the value of the money or

court or jury. thing won or lost; or if it appear that such person hath won or lost as aforesaid, or consented to, or suffered such playing or hazarding as aforesaid, and the value of the money or thing won or lost be uncertain, or be not made to appear ; the court or jury, as the case may be, shall thereupon find him or her guilty, and shall also find the value of such money or thing to be uncertain ; and whenever the value of such money or thing shall be so found to be uncertain, as aforesaid, such person shall be adjudged to forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, nor less than twenty dollars.

sect. 86. Every person who shall own or share, in Owning bitpart or in whole, any billiard-table, or E O table; or liard-table, who shall have any part, share or interest in any bank, E 0 table, &c. commonly called a faro bank ; or in any other bank, capital stock or fund, raised or established for gaming ; or who shall have or keep 'in his or her custody or possession, any such table; and shall be thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay a fine of one hundred dollars.

SECT. 87. If any company of players, or persons Theatrical exwhatsoever, shall exhibit any tragedies, comedies, farces hibitions. or other dramatic pieces or compositions, or any pantomimes, or other theatrical shows whatsoever, in any public theatre, or elsewhere, in this state, with views of gain, and for which they shall demand and receive from the spectators of such shows and exhibitions, or others, any sum or sums of money, as a reward for their service and labour therein, or under colour of a gratuity therefor; each person so exhibiting, being thereof duly convicted, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay a penalty of fifty dollars, one half to him or them who shall sue for, and prosecute the same to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the county.

SECT. 88. If any mountebank, tumbler, rope-dancer, Exhibitions master of puppet-shows, or other

by mounteperson or persons,

shall

banks, tumexhibit or cause to be exhibited, on any public stage or blers, &c. place whatsoever, within this state, any games, tricks, plays, shows, tumbling, rope-dancing, puppet-shows, or feats of uncommon dexterity or agility of body; or offer, vend, or otherwise dispose of, on any such stage or place, to any persons so collected together, any drugs or medi.

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