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onment, in a common gaol, for a term not exceeding one
year, and may also be i. 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
profanely, either by the holy name of God, or any other
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,
sell, or distribute, any book, pamphlet, ballad, or other
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
into any family, college, academy, or school, any such
book, pamphlet, ballad, or printed paper; such person,
being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for
every such offence, a sum not exceeding seven dollars.
sect. 71. If any person shall be found drunken, so that
he be thereby bereaved and disabled in the use of his rea-
son 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, shall open the
grave of any deceased person, or the tomb where the
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 con-
sent of the near relatives of the deceased, if any there be,
and the select-men of the town where said deceased per-
son 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 dis-
sections 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, "...i
thereof duly convicted, before the superior court, shal
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,
number of persons, or corporation in this state, without

Profane
swearing.

Distributin obscene books,

Purchasing, or introducing into any family, &c. obscene books, &c.

Drunkenness.

Disinterment of deceased persons.

Crimes against PUBLic policy.

Emitting bills to be used as a currency.

Passing such bills, &c.

Unauthorised lotteries.

Selling lottery tickets of other states.

special authority from the legislature, shall emit and utter
any bill of credit, or make, sign, draw or endorse any
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 pro-
ceeding, and every of them, being thereof duly convict-
ed, before the superior court, shall pay a fine not exceed-
ing 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.
sect. 73. If any person or persons, or corporation,
shall vend, utter or pass any bill of credit, bond, promis-
sory 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 prose-
cute 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.
sect. 74. If any person or persons, without special
liberty from the general assembly, shall set up any lottery,
to raise and collect money, or for the sale of any pro-
perty; 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 con-
victed, 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. -
sect. 75. If any person or persons shall, within this
state, buy, purchase, sell or otherwise dispose of any
lottery tickets, issued from or under the authority of any
other state whatever; such person or persons, so offend-
ing, 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
state, sell or open, or keep any office, shop or store, for
the purpose of selling or procuring any lottery ticket or
tickets, except such as are or shall be issued, or permitted
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, be-
fore 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
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
sum of money, or of any other thing, betted, staked or
wagered upon any horse-race; or shall print, or cause to
be printed, any paper notifying or advertising any horse-
race ; or shall be the rider # 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-
ployed in any horse-race, on which any bet or wager is
laid, or any purse or stake made, shall thereby be for-
feited to this state; and may, at any time within six
months thereafter, be seized, by any constable or grand-
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
such horse, 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
•rder a sale thereof, at public vendue, or private sale, and

Keeping an office for the sale of such tickets.

Betting upon horse-race.

Being stakeholder, &c,

Forfeiture of horse used in horse-race.

Seizure.

Information.

Sale

Playing at cards for money.

Heads of
families per-
mitting cards
to be played
in their house.

Selling playing-cards.

Taverners keeping implements used in gaming.

Keeping bil-
Fiard table.

Gaming at billiard table, E O table, &c.

Taverner, &c. suffering play.

direct the avails thereof, first deducting the charges
of condemnation, to be paid into the treasury of this
state.
sect. 80. If any person or persons shall play at cards,
dice, tables or billiards, for money; every such person, so
offending, being thereof duly convicted, shall pay for
every such offence, a fine of three dollars and thirty-
four cents.
sect. 81. The head of every family in whose house
any game at cards, dice, tables or billiards, is so played
or used, with his or her privity or consent, being thereof
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.
sect. 82. If any person shall sell any playing-cards in
this state, or have any for sale in his possession, or offer
to sell any ; every such person, so offending, being there-
of duly convicted, shall pay for every pack of cards by
him so sold, possessed or offered for sale, a fine of seven
dollars.
sect. 83. If any taverner, inn-keeper, or victualler
shall have or keep in or about his or her house, or any of
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 belong-
ing ; every such person, so offending, being thereof duly
convicted, shall pay for every such offence a fine of seven
dollars.
sect. 84. If any person or persons shall, at any time,
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.
sect. 85. If any person shall win or lose any money,
or other valuable thing, by play or hazard, at cards, dice.
E O table, tables, billiards, tennis, bowls, 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 afore-
said; or if any taverner, inn-keeper, or other person,
shall consent to, or suffer such playing or hazarding to be
practised in his or her house, or its dependencies, or in
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
such charge, shall also find the value of the money or
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
part or in whole, any billiard-table, or E O table ; or
who shall have any part, share or interest in any bank,
commonly called a faro bank; or in any other bank, capi-
tal stock or fund, raised or established for gaming ; or
who shall have or keep in his or her custody or posses-
sion, any such table; and shall be thereof duly convict-
ed, before the county court, shall forfeit and pay a fine of
one hundred dollars.
sect. 87. If any company of players, or persons
whatsoever, shall exhibit any tragedies, comedies, farces
or other dramatic pieces or compositions, or any panto-
mimes, 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 there-
for; each person so exhibiting, being thereof duly con-
victed, 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,
master of puppet-shows, or other person or persons, shall
exhibit or cause to be exhibited, on any public stage or
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-

Finding of court or jury.

Owning bil-
liard-table,
E O table, &c.

Theatrical exhibitions.

Exhibitions by mountebanks, tumblers, &c.

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