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eleven cents ; for each ox, or other neat kine, fourteen
cents ; for each sheep, swine or goat, two cents ; and
from first of April to first of October; for man, horse
and load, eleven cents; for each footman, four cents;
for each led horse, eight cents; for each ox, or other
neat kine, twelve cents; for each sheep, swine or goat,
one cent.
sect. 15. At Derby ferry; for each man, horse and
load, four cents; for each footman, one cent; for each
led horse, two cents; for each ox, or other neat kine,
four cents; for each sheep, swine or goat, four mills.
sect. 16. At Cullick Ely’s ferry : for each man, horse
and load, twelve and a half cents ; for each footman,
four cents; for each led horse, ten cents; for each ox, or
other neat kine, twelve and half cents; for each sheep,
swine or goat, one cent and four mills. And at the three
last mentioned ferries, the fare for every two wheeled car-
riage, with one man and draft horse, shall be double;
and for every four wheeled carriage, one man and draft
horse, treble the fare for man, horse and load, as is here-
in for each of said ferries respectively stated; and for
every additional person, or horse, or other beast, the
same, as herein for each stated.
sect. 17. At Rocky-Hill ferry, between Wethersfield
and Glastenbury; for each man and horse, each ox or
other neat kine, four cents ; for each footman, three
cents; for each sheep or swine, one cent; for each
wheeled carriage, sled or sleigh, and driver, drawn by one
horse, eight cents; for each pleasure carriage, sled, or
sleigh, stage, cart, waggon and driver, drawn by two
horses, oxen or mules, fifteen cents; for each additional
horse, ox or mule, two cents.
sect. 18. At Pratt's ferry, between Wethersfield and
Glastenbury; for each man, horse and load, six cents;
for each footman, three cents; for each led horse, three
cents; for each ox, or other neat kine, six cents; for
each sheep, swine or goat, one cent; for each wheeled
carriage, sled or sleigh, and driver, drawn by one horse,
ten cents; for each four wheeled carriage, or sleigh, and
driver, drawn by two horses, fifteen cents; for each load-
ed cart, waggon or sled, and driver, drawn by two oxen,
twenty-five cents; for each empty cart, waggon or sled,
and driver, drawn by two oxen, twelve and half cents ;
for each additional ox or horse, three cents. -
sect. 19. At Kenny's ferry, in Wethersfield, and
King's ferry, in Suffield; for each man, horse and load,
four cents; for each footman, two cents; for each led
horse, three cents; for each ox, or other neat kine, four
cents; for each sheep, swine or goat, one cent; for each

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two wheeled carriage, one man and draft horse, nine
cents; for each four wheeled carriage, one man and draft
horse, twelve and half cents; for each ox team, one man,
two oxen and load, twenty cents; for each waggon, one
man, two horses and load, fifteen and half cents; and for
every additional person, horse, or other beast, the same
as above stated.
sect. 20. At East-Windsor ferry, at the mouth of Scan-
tick; for each man and horse, each ox, or other neat
kine, eight cents; for each led, or draft horse or mule,
four cents; for each footman, three cents; for each sheep,
swine or goat, one and half cent; for each wheeled car-
riage, sled or sleigh, and driver, drawn by one horse,
twelve and half cents; for each pleasure carriage, sleigh
or sled, stage, cart, waggon and driver, drawn by two
oxen, horses or mules, twenty-five cents; for each addi-
tional ox, horse or mule, four cents.
sect. 21. At East-Windsor ferry, at the Warehouse-
point; for each man, horse and load, six and quarter
cents; for each man, horse and load, from first of Decem-
ber, to first of June, twelve and half cents ; for each
footman, two cents; for each led horse, four cents; for
each led horse, from the first of December, to the first of
June, six and quarter cents; for each ox, or other neat
kine, six and quarter cents; for each sheep, swi: ; or goat,
seven mills; for each two wheeled carriage, one man
and draft horse, twelve and half cents; for each four
wheeled carriage, one man and draft horse, eighteen and
three quarters cents ; for each ox team, one man, two
oxen and load, twenty-nine cents; for each waggon, one
man, two horses and load, twenty-five cents; and for ev-
ery additional person, or horse, or other beast, the same
as above stated.
sect. 22. At Enfield and Suffield ferry, at the mouth
of fresh-water brook; for a man, horse and load, four
cents; for each footman, two cents ; for each led or drift
horse, three cents; for each ox, or other neat kine, four
cents; for each sheep, swine or goat, six mills; for each
two wheeled carriage, one man and horse, nine cents ; for
each four wheeled carriage, one man and horse, twelve
and half cents; for each four wheeled carriage, one man
and two horses, seventeen cents; for each four cattle
team, with one man, cart, waggon or sled, twenty-five
cents; and for every additional person, horse, ox, or oth-
er neat kine, the same as above stated.
Ect. 23. At Derby ferry, at the Narrows; for each
man, horse and load, six cents ; for each footman, three
cents; for each led horse, four cents; for each ox, or
other neat kine, six cents; for each two wheeled, or four

wheeled carriage, with one man and one horse, twelve and half cents; for each four wheeled carriage, with one man and two horses, twenty-five cents; for each swine, sheep or goat, one cent; for each additional person, or horse, or other beast, the same as above stated.

TITLE 35. Fisheries.

An Act for encouraging and regulating Fisher1eS.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That every town, having clams and oysters within their respective limits, or in the waters and flats to them adjoining and belonging, shall have power to make by-laws to regulate the fisheries of such clams and oysters, and to preserve the same ; and to impose such penalties, not exceeding seventeen dollars, for the breach of such by-laws, as they may think proper. SEct. 2. No person or persons, shall take or catch any shad or salmon in Connecticut river, at any other time than between the fifteenth day of March, and the twentyfifth day of June, in each year; and within that period, no person or persons shall set or draw any net, seine, or seines, for the purpose of taking fish in said river, at any other time than between the rising of the sun on Monday morning, and the setting of the sun on Friday evening, of each week; and every person, who shall, at any other time, take any shad or salmon, or set or draw any net or seine, in said river, or be aiding or assisting therein, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 3. If any person or persons shall, at any time, set or draw any net or seine, for the purpose of taking fish in said river, of greater length than to extend two thirds the breadth of said river, between its natural banks, at the place where such net or seine shall be set or drawn; or if such net or seine shall be set or drawn on an island or pier, in said river, if such net or seine shall extend a greater length, than two thirds of the distance from the shore of said island, or from such pier to the bank of said river ; or if any person or persons shall unite or connect two or more nets or seines, and set or draw the same, thus united or connected, in said river, so that such nets or seines, thus united or connected, shall extend to a greater length than aforesaid; such person or persons shall for

SECT. 1.

Towns to make by-laws respecting fishing of oysters and clams.

Connecticut
river.
Time of fish-
ing.

Length of seine.

Forfeitures of seines and boats used con

trary to law.

Mode of prosecution.

Drag, drift, or gill net, prohibited, near the mouth of Connecticut river.

Ousatonic riv

er.
Time o fish-
ing.

feit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 4. All nets, seines and boats, used in fishing, contrary to this act, on said Connecticut river, except so much thereofas relates to the length of seines, or shall be used in any other river, contrary to the statutes of the state, regulating the shad-fishery, where the same may be so used, except as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, to him or them who shall complain and inform, and shall prosecute his or their information to effect. And upon complaint and information, to any justice of the peace, in any county where such nets, seines, or boats may have been so used, or may be found, such justice is hereby empowered to issue his warrant, taking good and sufficient bond for prosecution, directed to some proper officer, or, in case of necessity, to some indifferent freeholder, requiring them to seize such net, seine, or boat, and hold the same ; who shall forthwith give notice to the owner or owners thereof, by reading said complaint and warrant, in his or their hearing, or by leaving at his or their usual place or places of abode, a true and attested copy of the same, to appear before said justice; and if said justice, after having heard said complaint or information, and the testimony adduced by the parties, shall be of opinion, that said net, seine, or boat, has been used contrary to law, such justice shall order said officer, or indifferent freeholder, to hold such net, seine, or boat, unless the same shall be replevied according to law, until final judgment shall be rendered on the same, in the county court, in the county where the offence shall have been committed, to which court said complaint or information shall be removed, by such justice. But if such justice, after hearing such complaint or information, shall be of opinion, that said net, seine, or boat, seized as aforesaid, has not been used contrary to law, then he shall dismiss such prosecution, and the owner or owners of said net, seine or boat, shall recover his or their costs. sect. 5. No person shall use or draw any drag, drift, or gill-net, in the Connecticut river, below a line drawn directly across said river, from Lyme ferry-wharf to Saybrook ferry-wharf, to the mouth of said river; or shall use or draw any drag, drift, or gill-net, upon, or across any located fishing ground in said river; on forfeiture of the boats and nets used in fishing, as aforesaid, and the sum of twenty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 6. No person or persons shall draw or use any seine, or other fish-craft, for the taking of fish, in Ousatonic river, or any part thereof, except between the rising

of the sun on Monday morning, and the rising of the sun
on Saturday morning, in each week, in the months of
April, May, June and July, annually, on the penalty of
forfeiting one hundred dollars, and the seine, or other im-
plements made use of in taking fish, to him who shall sue
therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect.
sect. 7. No person shall set or draw any seine, for the
purpose of catching fish, between the fifteenth day of
March, and the fifteenth day of June, in any year, near
the mouth of Ousatonic river, between the place called
Half-moon-point, and Quimbo's-neck-point, or south of
an east or west line, from said Quimbo's-neck-point to
Milford-beach-point, or within half a mile east and west,
on each side of the mouth of said river: and not more
than one seine shall be used during each tide, at any fish-
ing-place, on any part of said river. And no seine shall
be used in said river of a greater length than thirty rods,
on pain of forfeiting fourteen dollars, one half to him who
shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect, and the
other half to the treasury of the county wherein the of.
fence is committed; and also the seine, ropes, and other
implements, so used for catching fish, to be appropriated
as aforesaid.
sect. 8. When any person or persons have been at the
expence of clearing any fishing-place or places, in Ousa-
tonic river, between the mouth thereof and Leavenworth’s
ferry, and have constantly used the same for taking fish,
in the season thereof; or where any person or persons
shall hereafter clear any fishing-place, within such limits,
and constantly use the same, in the season of fishing; he
or they shall be established in the full enjoyment thereof,

Time of fishing at the mouth of the river.

Length of

seine.

Fishing-places

so long as he or they continue to use the same, for the

purpose of fishing, in the proper season, and shall not be liable to any action for damages below high-water mark.

sect. 9. No person shall use any bush-seine in said river, or in any way obstruct, incumber, or impede the drawing of seines, or the taking of fish, in any of the fishing-places, cleared as aforesaid, either by felling trees, or by sinking logs, or other incumbrances therein, or in any other manner, on penalty of sixty-seven dollars, for every such offence, one half to him who shall sue therefor and prosecute his suit to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the county wherein the conviction is had.

sect. 10. No person or persons shall draw any seine in Windsor-ferry river, for the purpose of taking fish, after the setting of the sun on Friday evening, and before the setting of the sun on Monday evening, in any week, in the months of May and June, annually; nor drive the fish, in any manner, so as to impede or divert them from

No bush-seine to be used, or other obstruction.

Windsor-ferry
river.
Time of fish-
ing.

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