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jure a mill-dam as a public nuisance, and in an action brought for the same, it shall appear not to be a public nuisance, he or they shall pay to the party aggrieved double damage and double costs. Provided also, that this act shall not be construed to extend to any right claimed by use and possession for fifteen years, agreeably to the principles of the common law.
sect. 5. No person shall, from any ship, vessel or boat, cast out any ballast, or other heavy material, into any channel, or other place, that will obstruct or incommode the navigation of any river or harbor within the state, upon penalty of forfeiting seventeen dollars to the use of the town where the offence is committed.
sect. 6. No person or persons shall cast, or cause to be cast, into Connecticut river, any ballast, or other heavy materials, from any ship, vessel or other watercraft, nor sink, nor cause to be sunk, in said river, any stone or timber, or other materials, for the purpose of obstructing the water, or turning it from its natural course, or for the purpose of making any island or islands in said river, or increasing the magnitude of such as have been formed : and every person so offending shall be deemed to be guilty of a nuisance, and, on conviction, shall be sentenced to pay the expense of removing the same, and shall further be punished by fine, at the discretion of the court, not exceeding five hundred dollars: Provided, that this act shall not be construed to impair any right or privilege, granted, by actof assembly, to the Union Company; or the right of wharfing, already vested in individuals; or the right of securing the lands of proprietors adjoining the river.
TITLE 72. Orths.
An Act prescribing the forms of certain Oaths, to be used in this State.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Represect. 1 .B sentatives, in General Assembly convened, That the several forms of oaths herein prescribed, be and the same are hereby established, to be taken by, and administered to, the several and respective officers and persons, for whom they are appointed, as follows, to wit:
For Electors. sect. 2. You A. B. do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that you will be true and faithful to the state of Connecticut, and the constitution and goverment
Proviso, as to right by use.
Ballast not to be thrown into any river or harbor.
What obstructions in Connecticut river, shall constitute a nuisance.
Proviso, protecting certain rights.
Forms of oaths established, for
thereof, as a free and independent state, and to the constitution of the United States; and whensoever you shall be called to give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns this state, or the United States, you will give it, as you shall judge will conduce to the best good of the same, without respect of persons, or favor of any man : So help you God.
For Examiners of the qualifications of Electors. sect. 3. You do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that you will faithfully discharge, according to law, the duties of the examiners of the qualifications of electors, to the best of your abilities: So help you God.
For the State Treasurer, the Secretary, the Comptroller, and for Constables.
sect. 4. You do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that you will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of Connecticut, so long as you continue a citizen thereof; and that you will faithfully discharge, according to law, the duties of the office of , to the best of your abilities: So help you God.
For Grand.jurors impanneled in court.
sect. 5. You do swear, by the name of the everliving God, that you will diligently enquire after, and due presentment make, of all breaches of law that shall come to your knowledge, according to your charge ; the secrets of the cause, your own, and your fellows', you will duly observe and keep ; you will present no man from envy, hatred, or malice ; neither will you leave any man unpresented, from love, fear, or affection, or in hope of reward; but you will present cases truly, as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding, and according to law : So help you God.
For Petit-jurors in criminal causes. sect. 6. You swear, by the name of the everliving God, that without respect of persons, or favor of any man, you will well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between the state of Connecticut, and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, according to law, and the evidence before you : So help you God.
For Petit-jurors in civil causes. sect. 7. You swear, that you will well and truly try the issue or issues, now to be given you in charge, between the plaintiff and defendant, or plaintiffs and defendants, according to the evidence given you in court, and the laws of this state, and accordingly a true verdict give; your own counsel, and your fellows' you will duly observe and keep ; you will speak nothing to any one, of the business or matters you have in hand, but among yourselves, nor will you suffer any one to speak to you about the same, but in court; and when you are agreed of any verdict, you will keep it secret, till you deliver it up in court: So help you God.
- For a Jury of Inquest.
sect. 8. You swear, that you will diligently enquire, and true presentment make, how and in what manner, the person, whose body shall be before you, came to his death; and that you will deliver to the next justice of the peace, a true verdict thereof, according to such evidence as shall be given you, and according to your own knowledge: So help you God.
For Witnesses. sect. 9. You swear, that the evidence you shall give to this court, concerning the case now in question, shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: So help you God.
For Clerks of Superior and County Courts, mutatis mutan-
For Clerks of Probate. sect. 11. You, A. B. being appointed clerk of probate, for the district of , do swear, that you will faithfully execute the duties of said office, according to your best skill, and according to law: So help you God.
For Town-Clerks. sect. 12. You, A. B. being chosen to be town-clerk of the town of , do swear, that you will faithfully execute the duties of said office for said town, according to your best skill, and according to law : So help you God.
For Fence-viewers, Leather-sealers, Gaugers, Grand.ju-
Appraisers of land on execution.
Appraisers of estates.
urers, Scavengers, Commissioners of Sewers, &c. &c.
sect. 13. You swear, that you will faithfully and impartially, execute the duties of the office of , within the limits whereunto you are appointed, for the year ensuing, and until another be chosen in your place, and sworn ; and that you will, in every particular, conduct therein, according to law: So help you God.
For Assessors, Members of the Board of Relief, and Mem-
For .1ttor nies.
sect. 15. You swear, that you will do no falsehood, nor consent to any to be done in court; and if you know of any to be done, you will give information thereof to the judges, or one of them, that it may be reformed; you will not wittingly or willingly promote, sue, or cause to be sued, any false or unlawful suit, or give aid or consent to the same; you will delay no man for lucre or malice; but will exercise the office of attorney within the court, wherein you may practice, according to the best of your learning and discretion, and with fidelity, as well to the court, as to your client: So help you God.
For Society-Clerks. sect. 16. You, A. B. being chosen clerk of this society, do swear, that you will faithfully execute the duties . of such clerk, according § your best skill, and accord. ing to law : So help you God.
For Appraisers of Land on execution.
sect. 17. You, A. B. C. D. &c. do swear, that, without partiality, prejudice, or any sinister motive, you will appraise the land that may be presented to you, according to the present, true and just value thereof, to the creditor, or creditors, who are to receive the same, according to your best judgment, and according to law : So help you God.
For Appraisers of deceased persons' Estates. sect. 18. You, A. B. C. D. &c. do swear, that, without partiality, or prejudice, you will justly appraise all such estate, both real and personal, of the deceased J. S., as shall be offered to you, according to the present,
true value thereof in money, and according to your best judgment : So help you God.
For Distributors of Estates. sect. 19. You swear, that you will, according to your best judgment and discretion, faithfully divide and distribute the estate of A. B. deceased, according to his last will and testament, or according to the order of
court now given you : So help you God.
For a Committee to lay out or alter Highways, &c.
sect. 20. You swear, that you will, according to your best skill and judgment, and according to the precept by which you are now summoned, lay out the way therein mentioned, with most convenience to the public, and least prejudice to individuals; and that you will justly estimate, to each individual, the damage which may be done to his property thereby : So help you God.
For a Jury to reassess damages, on an Highway, &c.
sect. 21. You swear, that you will make a just and impartial estimate of the damages, which you are summoned to reassess, according to your best judgment : So help you God.
For a Jury to enquire into Forcible Entry and Detainer.
sect. 22. You swear, that you will well and truly enquire of the forcible entry, or forcible detainer, now complained of, and return a true verdict thereof, according to the evidence given you in court : So help you God.
For County Surveyors. sect. 23. You, A. B. being appointed surveyor of lands in the county of H. , do swear, that you will faithfully attend to, and discharge the duties of your said office, without favor, or respect of persons: So help you God.
For Chainmen, assisting a Surveyor. sect. 24. You swear, that you will faithfully perform the service to which you are called, as assistants to the surveyor ; and that you will keep a true account of all lines and measures by you taken, and the same report to said surveyor, at his request, according to your best skill and judgment: So help you God.
Distributors of estates.
Committee to lay out highways.
Jury on highways.
Jury of forcible entry, &c.